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Karlton E Hester: Quantum Elders Ballet

Read "Quantum Elders Ballet" reviewed by Mackenzie Horne


Scholar and multi-instrumentalist Karlton Hester returns to follow up 2015's Trans-Cultural Music (Hesteria Records & Publishing) with Quantum Elders Ball, an artistic commentary on the interconnected relationship between the dimensions, the self and art. Not only does the album serve as a fresh approach to concepts established in Trans-Cultural Musicism but for those who have followed Hester's career, it is an elaboration on his original concept of “musicism," the idea that innovative forms of art can be created and executed ...

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Karlton E Hester: Trans-Cultural Musicism

Read "Trans-Cultural Musicism" reviewed by Mackenzie Horne


Multi-instrumentalist Karlton Hester creates an exploratory spacescape with his 2015 release Trans-Cultural Musicism. Alternating between dark and light, angst and release, ancient and modern, earthbound and extra-terrestrial, Hester transports listeners to a Stanley Kubrick-esque world molded by Hesterian Musicism, a talented ensemble of high-caliber musicians from around the globe. Trans-Cultural Musiciam is a creation that designed to take on new meaning as listeners mature in their relationships with the physical and spiritual worlds around them. By Hester's own ...

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Karlton Hester: Musicism for Your Imagination: Alive at Barnes Hall

Read "Musicism for Your Imagination: Alive at Barnes Hall" reviewed by Robert Spencer


Karlton Hester is an assistant professor of music at Cornell University, where this disc was recorded. He is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist with a particularly affinity for the flute, although he is equally at home on the tenor sax (as well as the soprano, which he plays less often, and the synthesizer, which he plies like a mad acid-rock keyboardist - see the synthesizer workout “Equipoise"). “Musicism" is a term he coined for the interaction of dance, poetry, music, and presumably ...


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