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The Lake Forest Moving Picture Orchestra, Don Meyer & Fernand Ben Qvyjt '20 | Selections from Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet

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Selections from Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet

by The Lake Forest Moving Picture Orchestra, Don Meyer & Fernand Ben Qvyjt '20

An evocative setting of Kahlil Gibran's 1923 masterpiece with a blending of live and electronic instruments.
Genre: Electronic: Ambient
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1. On Love
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2. On Marriage
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3. On Children
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4. On Giving
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5. On Work
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6. On Joy and Sorrow
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7. On Buying and Selling
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8. On Laws
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9. On Reason and Passion
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10. On Pain
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11. On Self-Knowledge
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12. On Friendship
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13. On Time
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14. On Good and Evil
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15. On Death
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
One of the richest aspects of my composing life have been the opportunities for intersections with other arts and artists. Early in my career, I collaborated with a small dance troupe, writing original pieces for their original choreography. Later, I found myself working with visual artists, film-makers, theater directors, and other kinds of artists. But I have always had a special affinity for artists who work with words. There is something about the way poetry and fiction sound when spoken aloud that changes our perception of the words. When I compose musical settings for spoken word poetry, I try to balance the words with my music, supporting the text but also commenting on it, questioning it, refracting it through my own lens. In this way, I can engage in an artistic dialog with artists both living and from the past.

I can’t remember when I first encountered Gibran’s The Prophet. I have always found the quality of the language intriguing, at once antiquated and modern, specific and universal. There’s a kind of musicality to the phrasing. When I learned that the book had come into the public domain in 2019, I knew this would be a perfect vehicle for one of my text/music projects. I also knew we had a particularly talented group of student musicians this year and was excited about the opportunity to feature them on my album. For this project I chose 15 of the 26 prose-poems in the book, and made some careful edits within some of these to make it fit into a standard album length.

I hope this setting of the prose poetry of Kahlil Gibran finds resonance in these troubled times.

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