Baraka – Dervishes, Wailing Wall, Saint Peter’s Basilica, Kaaba…

Baraka is a 1992 non-narrative film directed by Ron Fricke. The title Baraka means “blessing” in a multitude of languages.
In this five minute piece you get to see the Whirling Dervishes of the Mewlewī Sufi Order, the Western or Wailing Wall, the Kaaba or Noble Cube in Mecca, Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Papal Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican, the Mausoleum of Shah-e-Cheragh in Shiraz and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
With the music of the Harmonic Choir/David Hykes’s ‘Rainbow Voice’ mixed with Michael Stearns’ ‘Mantra Organics’.

Fantasy Container Gardens

I enjoy composing fantasy container gardens consisting of small antique items and other unique objects.  phone: 407 401 4960; email: marcusvanallen@gmail.com

antique metal chair, antique glass doorknob, river rock, antique tea cup, hand blown glass saturn and apple, crystal prism, tibetan brass bell.

antique metal chair, antique glass doorknob, river rock, antique tea cup, hand blown glass saturn and apple, crystal prism, tibetan brass bell.

antique metal chair, antique glass doorknob, river rock, antique tea cup, hand blown glass saturn and apple, crystal prism, tibetan brass bell.

antique metal chair, antique glass doorknob, river rock, antique tea cup, hand blown glass saturn and apple, crystal prism, tibetan brass bell.

antique metal chair, antique glass doorknob, river rock, antique tea cup, hand blown glass saturn and apple, crystal prism, tibetan brass bell.

antique metal chair, antique glass doorknob, river rock, antique tea cup, hand blown glass saturn and apple, crystal prism, tibetan brass bell.

Shangri-La garden

antique metal chair, antique glass doorknobs, antique plate, green glass japanese fishing net float , hand blown glass saturn.

Summer, 2013: I absolutely love the beautiful music of SLIGO CREEK – Al Petteway & Amy White

All of the music on this site carries wonderful memories of the corresponding times of my life, going back to around 1974.  SLIGO CREEK  resonates with the beauty, transcendence, harmony, light, revelations, miracles and joy I’ve experienced in this existence, and the gratitude I have for those incredible gifts! Often, throughout my life, I’ve been asked: “You’re always smiling and happy, why is that?” My response was always: “I have an apartment, a bed to sleep in, clothes, food, hobbies, and great friends. I live in NYC; to me, the most incredible city in the world! I’m very happy and grateful for this; what more do I need?”

Shangri-La garden

antique metal chair, antique glass doorknobs, antique plate, green glass japanese fishing net float , hand blown glass saturn.

Brian Eno & David Byrne – Qu’ran (from: My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts):