Karlton Hester | Quantum Elders Ballet

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Quantum Elders Ballet

by Karlton Hester

The music for this ballet represents dynamic guiding forces representing Chromatic Qualities within the Omniverse through poetic movement and sound.
Genre: Jazz: Free Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Somnambulism Self-Hypnosis
9:31 album only
2. Netherworld Contemplation
5:40 album only
3. Quantum Boogaloo
9:46 album only
4. Foggoff - For Nfh
4:53 album only
5. Ritual Transmographier
7:59 album only
6. Quantum Elders Cha Cha - For Kwh
7:32 album only
7. Jeli Quantum Elders
5:25 album only
8. Eccentric Storm
6:24 album only


Album Notes
Original thought perpetuates, binds and governs existence. Quantum Elders Ballet involves a dozen dynamic guiding forces representing Chromatic Qualities within the Omniverse through poetic movement and sound. These trans-dimensional elders form a fundamental harmonic structural and governing rhythmic “council” for a significant portion of existence. They make cyclical quantum leaps into our terrestrial actuality and others through the transmogrifying portal that noble ancient Egyptian souls and Sun Ra also used when they journeyed into the Netherworld. They hold a seasonal “Ritual Ballet” to celebrate interconnectivity and ordered alignment with the Omniverse, where all systems rotate within myriad four-dimensional space orientations. Musical titans and other artists contemplate and explore related vibrational relationships between universal forces and the penetrating omnidirectional extensions of the overtone/undertone series that reflects cosmic order and principles.

Karlton Hester is a composer, flutist, saxophonist and interdisciplinary artist.) He received his Ph.D. in composition from the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is Professor of Music at the University of California, Santa Cruz and formerly the Herbert Gussman Director of Jazz Studies at Cornell University (1990-2000). Dr. Hester has received fellowships, grants and commissions from the NEA, New York Foundation for the Arts, New England Council of the Arts, Arts International, ASCAP, William Grant Still Foundation, Mellon Foundation, amongst others.

Yunxiang Gao is a composer, pianist, and pipa player from China. She graduated from Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Composition. In 2011, she entered the University of California at Irvine to continue her graduate study in Integrated Composition, Improvisation and Technology. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts with an emphasis in World Music Composition at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Motoko Honda is a concert pianist, composer, and sound artist who has created a distinctive sound through her holistic approach to music, and her exceptional sensitivity in relating to other art forms and technologies. Referred to as “keyboard alchemist” (Chris Barton, L.A. Times) and the “embodiment of a muse” (Greg Burk, Metaljazz), Motoko’s performances transport audiences on sonic adventures that transcend the boundaries and conventions of contemporary music.

David Smith (bass) is a performer, composer and educator. Mr. Smith has earned both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music. He has developed a unique fifths tuning with five strings for his primary instruments, the Double Bass and Electric Bass.



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