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After two or three years, we had to perform 'cause the place that was allowing us to rehearse needed to know we were actually doing something there!
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But back to your question, it was a wonderful experience with the Art Ensemble, and I keep in contact and sort of follow what's going on, but it was also very important to make this step, you may say this leap of faith.
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But it seemed more important to me to share the vitality of Aikido and the vitality of Zen training with people, even though it would be a smaller number of people, it seemed to give them something that could last and improve their lives.
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I hadn't been practicing or playing or anything. But that had been a vital part of my life.
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I was very impressed with Anton Webern, this composer. I was very impressed with his view and concept of time and space in music.
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I'm making a CD of that concert because I want to share this with people and realized I had to make the investment myself.
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I've been fortunate in that I've been forced to move from zone to zone.
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I've been informed by both sides, jazz, western music, Asian music, African music, all sides, because I've been interested in the sound of the universe, and that sound is without limit.
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In fact, since no one's been interested in my work, I took the responsibility recently to invest in my own work, so I'm producing a concert that was done at the Vision Festival in May.
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It took me a long time to reach the decision to retire, actually, from the Art Ensemble.
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It was after that the AACM was founded, and it was based upon that experience that we were able to generate what became known as the Art Ensemble.
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Lotta people don't realize when you grow up with people, you have an affinity, a relationship you don't get with anyone else. After you're twenty years old, anyone you meet after that, it's different from the people you knew before.
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Of course, I miss Chicago for its quietude and gentleness. People still say hello to you when you pass them on the street.
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Only here, because of the illusion of intellectualism, our society separates the validity of human expression.
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People call to keep me abreast of what's going on.
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People doing the kind of sound research that I'm interested in still have a difficult time.
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So all of the music had reference, or is inspired by something of the dharma that I've come in contact with.
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So okay, I accepted, and I realized while working for that concert that I'd been missing something very important and vital to me, and that something was music.
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So what we were doing with that face painting was representing everyone throughout the universe, and that was expressed in the music as well.
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So, immediately after that, I got a commission to write a piece for chamber orchestra, and in working on the material I discovered it was possible to incorporate the Buddhist teachings into the music, so that's what I started to do.
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Some years ago, I guess in 1990 or '91, when I was fortunate enough to work with the Art Ensemble, we would tour every year, and they still do.
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That one year I just put aside the income from one European tour and invested it in this location here on Smith Street, so that's how it got started.
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That was the nice thing about working with them, was to focus on your own style rather than becoming an imitator and trying to emulate them.
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The most recent has been the Infinite Compassion, that might have been the most recent orchestral piece I've done.
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The Vision Festival was packed every night, always has been for the four years it's been happening.
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There are several members in the dojo, people who've been practicing for some time, and people who haven't been practicing for some time!
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We were doing performance art as far back as 1965, just not calling it that.
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Well, actually, I don't consider myself a jazz legend or anything.
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Well, by the end of the millennium, five, six months from now, we hope to somehow manage to move into a new location where we have the whole building, so we can devote space to all our activities.
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Well, dojo is a traditional Japanese word for training hall.
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Well, remember that we were all members of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.
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When Christopher and Charles passed away, I was completely depressed, I felt rejected and real down, and so Roscoe invited me because he had this spirit of compassion, and we had gone to school together, were friends and everything.
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You know, Equal Interest played at the Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival Awards and not one musician from that category was even thought of. Even thought of! The idea, that here's this vital energy, and that element doesn't even know it exists!
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You know, face painting in non-Western cultures is a sign of collectivism, is a sign of one representing the community, it's not unique at all.
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