Music for Tai Chi

by Tom Green

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    Four 10 minute tracks specially commissioned by Tai Chi expert Angus Clark for use during Tai Chi practice, featuring the sounds of the rare array mbira, as well as tabla, piano, and various drones, along with subtle electronic processing. Gently ambient at the start, each builds slowly in rhythm and depth, leading you through your practice and creating a calm but vibrant presence, encouraging flow and mindfulness.
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This music was created in collaboration with Tai Chi expert Angus Clark, for inclusion on the related DVD release Tai Chi with Angus Clark (Living Movement/Fusion Media Sales CFDV991) and is specifically designed for ambient playback during Tai Chi practice, yoga, meditation, or simply listening and relaxation. Improvisations on an 'array mbira' (similar, but more complex than the African instrument) were performed in tandem with Tai Chi classes, and the resulting rhythmic patterns formed the base of these recordings, with additional piano and tabla, all resting on a complex, tanbura-like 'bourdon', or drone. In this respect the music draws influences as much from traditional music in Africa and India, as it does existing Tai Chi forms, while also incorporating processing techniques derived from electronic ambient music.

Music for Tai Chi is the second in a series of ambient albums produced by Tom Green with a particular purpose in mind. The first was Music for MRI Scanners, commissioned by the Royal Infirmary, Bristol for playback in the ancillary areas of a new scanner installation, and released on CD and iTunes by Another Fine Label in 2007. Now available on Bandcamp, all digital formats, DVD/CD, or CD with instant download.

Angus' "Living Movement" page on facebook -
www.facebook.com/groups/livingmovement/

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released 02 January 2012

Composed, performed, and produced by Tom Green at Apollo, London Southside, 2011

Tabla - Ansuman Biswas

Cover photo - John Rixon
Design - Bruce Bickerton
Mastering - Dominique Brethes at Flow Mastering

All sync licensing enquiries - apollomusic@btinternet.com

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another fine day UK

Another Fine Day, aka film/tv composer Tom Green, is a contributor to 5 albums by The Orb and performer at the Big Chill Festivals 1994>2010. As AFD he created the ambient classic "Life Before Land" in 1994, voted No 3 in the The Independent's "Greatest Ambient albums" chart, and also "Salvage" in 2000, Billboard noting that it "sounds like a Parisian cafe in outer space". More info at sites below ... more

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