Musical Meditations

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Musical Meditations is a musical performance for solo guitar.

Entrance by donation

Musical Meditations is a very good example of the honey crumpet phenomenon with butter, all you have to do to activate this phenomenon is do something you love for 10 minutes. Then something good will happen.

A wizard friend of Christopher’s hypnotised him about three years ago to play the guitar for ten minutes each day and he has done just that ever since. From that experience came a series of 10 minute pieces which has now transformed into Musical Meditations.

“Some musicians who play regularly benefit from a period of quiet before they perform. Practicing mindfulness helps the musician to become centred, to be present, to become free of fears and to re-connect directly with the music. The practise can be alone or a shared moment of quiet.” – Arvo Part – Estonian composer.

“When I play, I can feel it kick it. They’re a holding pattern, for a gentle travel of the mind. Music is liquid and you can float along in your thoughts. It’s more about where people go to, where they travel in their mind, than what they’re listening to. I dare you to listen, let go, and see where you arrive.” – Christopher Brocklebank, creator and performer of Musical Mediations.

Join us for this year’s 2019 Desfest, celebrating the vibrant community, arts and culture of Central Australia.

Desert Festival takes place on the land of the Central Arrernte people. We wish to pay our respects to the traditional owners of this Country and to their ancestors. As the Festival welcomes contemporary artists and art from around the world, we also celebrate the continuing culture of the Arrernte nation.

Proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government and the Department of Tourism and Culture.

Many thanks to our supporters; the Northern Territory Government, Arts NT, Alice Springs Town Council, 8CCC Community Radio, Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, The Japan Foundation Sydney, Central Australian Art Society Inc., The Centralian Advocate, Totem Theatre, Casuarina Senior College Theatrette, Monte’s Lounge, Epilogue Lounge, Flynn Memorial Uniting Church Lawns, The Anglican Church, The Gap View Hotel, The Alice Springs Cinema, Tourism NT, Yeperenye Shopping Centre, the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, CAAMA, Red Centre Technology Partners, AS Print and TJ Signs.

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