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“There is nothing stable in the world; uproar's your only music.”- John Keats“What can a man do with music who is not be...
11/29/2021
ADAPTATION: Mutant Strains - Automata Africanus

“There is nothing stable in the world; uproar's your only music.”
- John Keats

“What can a man do with music who is not benevolent-”
- Confucius, The Analects

“When we pay attention to nature's music, we find that everything on the Earth contributes to its harmony.”
- Hazrat Inayat Khan

visualized music by Richard Fairfax[This is my new development on a subject that I have been studying and writing about for several years, which has become c...

11/27/2021
BIG SALAMI (Round Trip)

“… lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and … stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to “walk about” into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?”
- Wassily Kandinsky

“Music. A meaningless acceleration in the rhythm of celestial experience.”- C.S. Lewis “I am part of a light, and it is ...
11/18/2021
Divergence In ADAPTATION - for chamber orchestra & visualization

“Music. A meaningless acceleration in the rhythm of celestial experience.”
- C.S. Lewis
“I am part of a light, and it is the music. The Light fills my six senses: I see it, hear, feel, smell, touch and think. Thinking of it means my sixth sense. Particles of Light are written note. O bolt of lightning can be an entire sonata. A thousand balls of lightening is a concert.. For this concert I have created a Ball Lightning, which can be heard on the icy peaks of the Himalayas.”
- Nikola Tesla
“I could compare my music to white light which contains all colors. Only a prism can divide the colors and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.”
- Arvo Pärt

http://fairfaxmusic.org/the-adaptation-series.html

by Richard Fairfax

Musicians, get ready to share your creative joys with exciting new sounds of the season. Download sheet music from THE H...
11/16/2021
Richard Fairfax's HOLIDAY IMPRESSIONS

Musicians, get ready to share your creative joys with exciting new sounds of the season. Download sheet music from THE HOLIDAY IMPRESSIONS COLLECTION and start performing your favorite Christmas carols and traditional tunes in fantastic new ways!
Checkout the new HOLIDAY IMPRESSIONS Volume 2 and our special on sale 2020 Edition items:

http://fairfaxmusic.org/store/c2/The_HOLIDAY_IMPRESSIONS_Collection.html

Celebrate the Joy of Christmas, reflect on the Principles of Kwanzaa and keep Hope for the New Year with these exciting new arrangements of old favorites!

11/09/2021
Richard Fairfax's "Holiday Impressions" - YouTube

Musicians, get ready to share your creative joys with exciting new sounds of the season. Download sheet music from THE HOLIDAY IMPRESSIONS COLLECTION and start performing your favorite Christmas carols and traditional tunes in fantastic new ways! Click here: http://www.fairfaxmusic.org/the-holiday-impressions-collection.html

Take a look and listen below to some of Richard's video presentations and feel free to like and/or comment. Thanks!

http://www.fairfaxmusic.org/store/c2/The_HOLIDAY_IMPRESSIONS_Collection.html

11/05/2021
ADAPTATION: Subdominant Revolution Is Not Televised

“When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.”
- Henry David Thoreau

“Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music. ”
- Jimi Hendrix

“Information is not knowledge.
Knowledge is not wisdom.
Wisdom is not truth.
Truth is not beauty.
Beauty is not love.
Love is not music.
Music is THE BEST.”
- Frank Zappa

“Life is for the living.Death is for the dead.Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.” - Langston Hughes, The C...
11/01/2021
IN MEMORIAM

“Life is for the living.
Death is for the dead.
Let life be like music.
And death a note unsaid.”
- Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems

by Richard Fairfax

“If one should desire to know whether a kingdom is well governed, if its morals are good or bad, the quality of its musi...
11/01/2021
CRT 2.0 - The Automata Africanus Orchestra

“If one should desire to know whether a kingdom is well governed, if its morals are good or bad, the quality of its music will furnish the answer.”
- Confucius
“Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the Universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is good and just and beautiful.”
- Plato

by Richard FairfaxThis episode in the MLK series is intended to serve as a guide for examining cultural diversity, to which our openness may be hindered by r...

“Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart..” - Pablo Casals“When you make music or write or...
10/25/2021
ROMANCE EVERMORE (2021) - Richard Fairfax with The Automata Africanus Strings

“Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart..”
- Pablo Casals
“When you make music or write or create, it's really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless s*x with whatever idea it is you're writing about at the time. ”
- Lady Gaga
“Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays.”
- Oscar Wilde

I hope that you'll enjoy listening to this brand new rendition of an old tune of mine.
- Richard Fairfax

“I am part of a light, and it is the music. The Light fills my six senses: I see it, hear, feel, smell, touch and think....
10/14/2021
RE-CREATION IV

“I am part of a light, and it is the music. The Light fills my six senses: I see it, hear, feel, smell, touch and think. Thinking of it means my sixth sense. Particles of Light are written note. O bolt of lightning can be an entire sonata. A thousand balls of lightening is a concert.. For this concert I have created a Ball Lightning, which can be heard on the icy peaks of the Himalayas.”
- Nikola Tesla

by Richard Fairfax

“Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.”― H.G. Wells
10/13/2021
ADAPTATION: Db Variant

“Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.”
― H.G. Wells

by Richard Fairfax

“If one should desire to know whether a kingdom is well governed, if its morals are good or bad, the quality of its musi...
10/12/2021
CRT 2.0 - The Automata Africanus Orchestra

“If one should desire to know whether a kingdom is well governed, if its morals are good or bad, the quality of its music will furnish the answer.”
- Confucius
“No matter how corrupt, greedy, and heartless our government, our corporations, our media, and our religious & charitable institutions may become, the music will still be wonderful.”
- Kurt Vonnegut Jr., A Man Without a Country
“Musical innovation is full of danger to the State, for when modes of music change, the fundamental laws of the State always change with them.”
- Plato, The Republic

by Richard FairfaxThis episode in the MLK series is intended to serve as a guide for examining cultural diversity, to which our openness may be hindered by r...

“He had a theory that musicians are incredibly complex, and know far less than other artists what they want and what the...
10/09/2021
Beyond - Richard Fairfax 7-11-2017

“He had a theory that musicians are incredibly complex, and know far less than other artists what they want and what they are; that they puzzle themselves as well as their friends; that their psychology is a modern development, and has not yet been understood.”
- E.M. Forster
“Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you that music has boundaries. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.”
- Charlie Parker
“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away.”
- Henry David Thoreau

Richard Fairfax
http://fairfaxmusic.org/assorted-tunes-for-improvisation.html

10/05/2021
IN THE BEGINNING (Theme & Variations #2) for Saxophone Quartet

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”
- Lao Tzu

“Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the Universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is good and just and beautiful.”
- Plato

“Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances. ”
- Maya Angelou

I hope that you will listen and enjoy this new episode of this series
- Richard Fairfax

09/29/2021
IN THE BEGINNING (Theme & Variations)

“Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.”
- Kahlil Gibran

“Music is, to me, proof of the existence of God. It is so extraordinarily full of magic, and in tough times of my life I can listen to music and it makes such a difference.”
- Kurt Vonnegut

“When we pay attention to nature's music, we find that everything on the Earth contributes to its harmony.”
- Hazrat Inayat Khan

Have a good day! :) I hope that you will listen and enjoy this new episode in the series'
- Richard Fairfax

09/22/2021
THE OGDOAD (IN THE BEGINNING)

My original composition "In The Beginning" depicts the creation of the world as described in Judeo-Christian biblical tradition. This new development of it includes elements of ancient Egyptian mythology which attributed the creation to a set of eight primordial deities called the Ogdoad. I find that it also relates to the Gnostic systems of the early Christian era which held a theory of seven heavens and a supercelestial region called the Ogdoad.
I invite you to listen and enjoy this performance by The Automata Africanus Saxophone Quartet, and hope for human beings to play it in the future.
- Richard Fairfax

09/17/2021
Primordial Waters (In The Beginning)

A cosmic ocean or celestial river is a mythological motif found in the mythology of many cultures and civilizations, representing the world or cosmos as enveloped by primordial waters.

In ancient creation texts, the primordial waters are often represented as originally having filled the entire universe, being the first source of the gods cosmos with the act of creation corresponding to the establishment of an inhabitable space separate from the enveloping waters.

09/15/2021
Mirror Imaging (ROUND TRIP)

[I am excited to present this new development of an old composition with mirror image melody and upgraded harmonization that is designed to easily convey you through space and time forward, backward, upside down, and upside down and backward together. I hope that you will enjoy the musical travels and find the related subject matter below interesting. - Richard Fairfax ]

Intelligence analysis is plagued by many cognitive traps which may be rooted either in the analyst's organizational culture or his or her own personality.
Mirror-imaging is the analysts' assumption that the people being studied think like the analysts themselves. An important variation is to confuse actual subjects with one's information or images about them, as the sort of apple one eats and the ideas and issues it may raise. It poses a dilemma for the scientific method in general, since science uses information and theory to represent complex natural systems as if theoretical constructs might be in control of indefinable natural processes. An inability to distinguish subjects from what one is thinking about them is also studied under the subject of functional fixedness, first studied in Gestalt psychology and in relation to the subject–object problem.
Experienced analysts may recognize that they have fallen prey to mirror-imaging if they discover that they are unwilling to examine variants of what they consider most reasonable in light of their personal frame of reference. Less-perceptive analysts affected by this trap may regard legitimate objections as a personal attack, rather than looking beyond ego to the merits of the question. Peer review (especially by people from a different background) can be a wise safeguard. Organizational culture can also create traps which render individual analysts unwilling to challenge acknowledged experts in the group. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_traps_for_intelligence_analysis#Mirror_imaging

09/11/2021
Fantasy On ADAPTATION

“Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.”
- Ludwig van Beethoven
“Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.”
- Plato, The Republic
“My music is the spiritual expression of what I am — my faith, my knowledge, my being...When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hangups...I want to speak to their souls.”
- John Coltrane

I invite you to explore these concepts in this new work in my ADAPTATION Series. - Richard Fairfax
http://fairfaxmusic.org/blog/notes-on-adaptation-by-richard-fairfax

09/08/2021
ROUND TRIP In Duality

“Art is how we decorate space;
Music is how we decorate time.”
- Jean Michel Basquiat

“… lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and … stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to “walk about” into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?”
- Wassily Kandinsky

Therefore, I invite you to view, hear and enjoy this new excursion in my ROUND TRIP series. - Richard Fairfax

09/06/2021
PARQUE MARTIN LUTHER KING, HAVANA

As I created this new episode in my MLK Series, it brought back memories of an enlightening trip to Cuba a few years ago. I invite you to watch, listen, enjoy and comment. - Richard Fairfax

09/03/2021
MLK_ The Arc Of The Moral Universe (Choral Version)

"We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice."
–Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution.” Speech given at the National Cathedral, March 31, 1968

09/03/2021
MLK_ The Arc Of The Moral Universe (Mix 3)

"We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice."
–Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution.” Speech given at the National Cathedral, March 31, 1968

09/03/2021
MLK_ The Arc Of The Moral Universe (Mix 2)

"We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice."
–Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution.” Speech given at the National Cathedral, March 31, 1968

09/03/2021
MLK_ The Arc Of The Moral Universe (Mix 1)

"We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice."
–Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution.” Speech given at the National Cathedral, March 31, 1968

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“There is nothing stable in the world; uproar's your only music.” - John Keats “What can a man do with music who is not benevolent-” - Confucius, The Analects “When we pay attention to nature's music, we find that everything on the Earth contributes to its harmony.” - Hazrat Inayat Khan
Fairfax Music: "In The Tradition & Beyond" is excited to introduce the new HOLIDAY IMPRESSIONS, Volume 2 http://fairfaxmusic.org/store/p108/Richard_Fairfax%27s_HOLIDAY_IMPRESSIONS_Volume_2.html and invite you to view, hear, like and share the videos in this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-gJjHudFYw&list=PLsuZGhbE6PhHRjLfSYp6tVo9g5EHzgfI_
“… lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and … stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to “walk about” into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?” - Wassily Kandinsky
“I love music. For me, music is morning coffee. It's mood medicine. It's pure magic. A good song is like a good meal-I just want to inhale it and then share a bite with someone else.” - Hoda Kotb http://fairfaxmusic.org/store/p109/Round_Trip_-_lead_w._piano_%26_bass_accompaniment.html
“Music. A meaningless acceleration in the rhythm of celestial experience.” - C.S. Lewis “I am part of a light, and it is the music. The Light fills my six senses: I see it, hear, feel, smell, touch and think. Thinking of it means my sixth sense. Particles of Light are written note. O bolt of lightning can be an entire sonata. A thousand balls of lightening is a concert.. For this concert I have created a Ball Lightning, which can be heard on the icy peaks of the Himalayas.” - Nikola Tesla “I could compare my music to white light which contains all colors. Only a prism can divide the colors and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.” - Arvo Pärt http://fairfaxmusic.org/the-adaptation-series.html
Hoping that you will enjoy this new ROUND TRIP episode, and inviting musicians to download sheet music and play it! https://www.fairfaxmusic.org/the-round-trip-series
Musicians, get ready to share your creative joys with exciting new sounds of the season. Download sheet music from THE HOLIDAY IMPRESSIONS COLLECTION and start performing your favorite Christmas carols and traditional tunes in fantastic new ways! Checkout the new HOLIDAY IMPRESSIONS Volume 2 and our special on sale 2020 Edition items: http://fairfaxmusic.org/store/c2/The_HOLIDAY_IMPRESSIONS_Collection.html
Musicians, get ready to share your creative joys with exciting new sounds of the season. Download sheet music from THE HOLIDAY IMPRESSIONS COLLECTION and start performing your favorite Christmas carols and traditional tunes in fantastic new ways! Click here: http://www.fairfaxmusic.org/the-holiday-impressions-collection.html Take a look and listen below to some of Richard's video presentations and feel free to like and/or comment. Thanks!
“Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.” - Plato, The Republic
“When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.” - Henry David Thoreau “Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music. ” - Jimi Hendrix “Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is THE BEST.” - Frank Zappa
“Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.” - Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems