Any Arvo Part fans here?

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    Jan 07, 2012 5:53 AM GMT


    Philosophical profundity that’s at once both comforting and harrowing. His true gift is his command of silence.
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    Jan 07, 2012 6:01 AM GMT
    His genius


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    Jan 07, 2012 6:15 AM GMT
    No one?



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    Jan 07, 2012 6:39 AM GMT
    A few of the comments about this piece. I can't say it any better.

    I remember very well the first time I heard this. About eight years ago I was going through a pretty crap period in my life and I had to go into work for a day or two over the Christmas holidays to repair something. I was the only person in the whole factory, it was so still and quiet and a bit cold, so different from the normal day to day hustle and bustle. I was sitting at my desk and this came on the radio and tears just started to roll down my face. It's so hauntingly beautiful.

    Just as I was thinking, wondering, dreaming, the words 'the silence of being' crept into my mind. I looked it up, and it's a title of a collection of his pieces. Seems we both hit something there...

    Whenever I listen to this piece it reminds me of the fragility and ultimate beauty of human life amongst the physical universe. Our entire lives, and the complex connections that it brings are merely whispers across the deep waters of the foundations of the world

    The silence at the end to me sounds like a quiet passing away of a life. I often just listen to the silence once the piece is finished, as, to me, it's as important as the notes that disrupt it

    This wonderful piece of music has touched me in a way I never thought was possible. To find a partner who loved and appreciated it in a similar manner who be to find the perfect soul mate Too late for me I fear but maybe just the start for others.

    This sound of true art pacifies every single cell of my body, every single piece of my soul, every single time I listen to it. It just creates this unique, heavenly feeling: finally, I´m home

    Its amazing how such a simple piece can change your view on the world in a complete different way

    its sounds unbelievable but during a period of grief and recovery i listened to this and Alina over and over day and night for months... after awhile i could take walks through the woods or down a street in town and hear it playing on and on clearly inside me... even during conversations... it is imprinted in my soul... even if that is just made of clay

    The most beautiful thing I think I have ever heard. It's impossible not to cry
    This piece of music makes me cry, it is so gentle, simple, emotive, beautiful and calming. My weary soul is gently wafted until I feel ready for sleep, this is simply wonderful