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Teaching the World to Play

Dream Machine

Brian Balmages
Grade: 5

This haunting, powerful and aggressive work draws inspiration from a type of strobe light device that can potentially put an observer into a state of “threshold consciousness” (the idea of being half-asleep). The music portrays many sensations including the eerie feeling of being in a transitional sleep state, the fully intense experience of being surrounded by swirling shapes and colors, and then ventures into the world of lucid dreamers who often report experiences of flying in their dreams. The result is a piece that is mystical, unsettling, driving, powerful and heroic. A fantastic journey into the world of threshold consciousness! (7:45)

Audio Only:
Item No.
Full Set: OR5015 120.00
Score Only: OR5015S 14.00