Oh this is the animal that was never made.

Oh this is the animal that was never made. It was unknown, and yet each trait —its walk, its poise, its neck, even its radiant silent gaze—was loved. It was not. But because they loved it, it became a pure animal. They left space enough. And in that space, clear and set apart, it lightly

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Hundreds of ways

“Today, like every day, we are ruined and lonely. Don’t retreat, fleeing your emptiness through the doorway of thinking. Try making some music instead.” – Rumi Sacred Works I: The Emerald Tablet by Cult of Orpheus

New podcast episode: The Wind Carries It in Its Belly, S1E4

The wait is over! We have a new podcast episode live, in which composer Corbell talks about the first four lines of The Emerald Tablet, and then shares the musical settings that Cult of Orpheus recorded this year. Transcendence sounds great! To follow our rss feed or hear earlier episodes, go to http://www.cultoforpheus.org/podcast/ http://www.cultoforpheus.org/podcast/?name=2018-11-21_cult_of_orpheus_s1e4.mp3

Press Release: Viva’s Holiday Record Release and Concert by Cult of Orpheus

For Immediate Release October 24, 2018 Portland, Oregon VIVA’S HOLIDAY RECORDING TO PROMOTE PORTLAND’S FAVORITE LOCAL OPERA The second album from Cult of Orpheus to be released with a concert performance at the Winningstad Theatre on December 15 Cult of Orpheus, Portland’s all-original opera and art-song company, will release a commercial recording of Viva’s Holiday:

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Sacred Works I: The Emerald Tablet Available on Bandcamp

The first album from Cult of Orpheus, described as “fervently beautiful” by Willamette Week, is now available for download, and limited edition compact disc! Sacred Works I: The Emerald Tablet includes the twelve-movement setting of The Emerald Tablet for vocal quartet and string quartet, three settings of early Buddhist verse for baritone and piano, four

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Emerald Tablet Kickstarter

We are two days into a kickstarter to create a professional recording of our original musical setting of The Emerald Tablet. Help us reach our goal and make this record happen! We have to meet the goal this month, and it’s all-or-nothing. There are many perks available including the recording itself, an Emerald Tablet poster,

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New Live Recording: Venus Novena for String Quartet

“Venus Novena” is a single-movement short work for string quartet, written to accompany aesthetic pole dance. A live performance at Star Theater Portland was recorded on December 16, 2016. The dance was performed by Nikki Diesel. The music is played by Nick Shaddow (viola), Betsy Goy (cello), Chris Fotinakis (violin) and Sharon Cannon (violin). Now

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