The Orgone Music Series is dedicated to the late Dr. Wilhelm Reich. Orgone Music began in the summer of 1974 during the Sonora Music Festival in Haines Falls, NY. After giving a piano concert, I went to a secluded meadow and marveled at the dome-like quality of the night sky. I realized that there were fine white lines intertwining across the dome. The geometry reminded me of a huge spider web. Within the filaments of the web, I saw lights moving up, down, and across, which would sometimes burst into a bluish color. I noticed that the whole web vibrated and seemed to be tuned. I felt my body come into resonance with the vibrating web and it transformed into a concert of Orgone Energy streaming through the night sky.
My first Orgone compositions consisted of different shaped holes cut in pieces of paper. I would take groups of people on night walks to a special meadow and teach them to see Orgone Energy in the night sky. I had a special spot where we would lay down in the meadow and hold the papers with special “Orgone holes” and watch the night sky. The Orgone Energy would dance through the holes and create a Orgone concert. Inspired by my experiences with meadow groups, I created a special style of visual music based on Orgone Energy observations that I called Orgone Music. Orgone compositions can be appreciated as visual art, viewed as Orgone Energy mandalas, and/or interpreted as musical scores.
Looking at the Orgone Energy dancing in the night sky, I knew translating it into normal bar lines and notes could not capture the experience. So, I just watched and allowed the music to create its own notation. The bar lines and notes that sometimes appear in Orgone compositions are merged with the Orgone Energy Web and are themselves sound. I guess the bar lines and notes have been ingrained into my unconsciousness through years of musical training; however my training gave way to the flow of Orgone Energy.
Orgone Orchestra is playing in the background as you view the scores. Orgone Orchestra was performed May 2013 at Nevessa Studios in Woodstock NY with John Beaulieu, Mikey Dee, Steve Johnson, Juditta Musette, Silvia Nakkach, Rachel Maloney, Chris Turner, and Peter Wetzler.