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Elan Vital

by Ariel Kalma

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Saxdrone 06:01
Flutiverses 05:53


Elan Vital
Vital Force Uplfting Life

Henri Bergson, French philosophe, described Élan Vital as ‘self-organisation of things in an increasingly complex manner’. This was played ‘Live’ during concerts or recording studios, by Ariel alone, at once, no overdubs or layers – 1981 - 2019

Elan Vital Original 1981, 3 :42, A modified yamaha ps 30 composed during ecstatic sessions with Margot Anand.
Arranged Kalma Chaos, 6 :27, no overdubs (many plugins), played live during concerts in Europe 2019
Elan Vital 2019, 8 :29, Another variation-rehearsal for future concerts… alas, Covid was around the corner…
Halil De Garde 2017, 7 :21, recorder and Ableton Live, an ode to Hildegarde von Bingen (12th century)
Simple Pleasure 1, 6 :08, complexity made simple composed in California, 2016, recorded ‘live’ 2020
Saxdrone, 6 :25, improvised saxophone develops towards a circular breath on a layered drone, 2018, home.
Flutiverses, 5 :53, spacey long-winded recorder flute improvise on a layered Korg keyboard, 2020


released September 23, 2021


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Ariel Kalma Byron Bay, Australia

Over 4 decades, Ariel Kalma published several vinyl LP's, cassettes, and CD's. His compositions have been used for modern dance-theatre, films, musical poetry, guided meditations, transformational groups. Ariel Kalma has also played on many albums in France - even throughout Europe, the US and recently Australia, where he lives. ... more

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