Karlton Hester - flute & electric flute, India Cooke - violin Jin Hi Kim - komungo, David Smith - bass, Drew Detweiler - video
Quantum Elder Afrofuturism Healing Ritual - Karlton Hester, composer May 6, 2022 Hesterian Musicism Digital Arts & Digital Media – DARC Lab University of California, Santa Cruz Program 1. QE Depth Of Awareness 2. Quantum Spirit Dance 3. QE Siwenprovisation 4. Celestial African Sphere 5. Omni - Universal Raindrops 6. Quantum Episodic Nuclei 7. QE Afrofuturist Contemplation 8. Afrofuturism Cubebase Dance 2 9. QE Afrofuturism Finale Background Story: FREEDOM, LOVE, and the CULTIVATION of OMNIPOTENT CONSCIOUSNESS Quantum Elders love episodes present unique multi-dimensional journeys through humanity’s earliest cultivation of consciousness before the formation of humankind. An Afrofuturistic perspective immerses you in archetypical love stories that emerge from a less-distant past when the QE first infused living organisms with nuclear consciousness during their initial explorations into assorted realms the earliest forms of existence on Earth far beyond our visible world. The QE holistic, vibratory, spiritual, and optimistic worldview is told through an interdisciplinary art form. The dynamic qualities of the tales suggest more universal implications and meanings. 1. ALWAYS ACQUIRING: These Quantum Elder episodes are short stories of love, the unfolding of time, and vibrational alchemy. Like with all species, Quantum Elder Goddesses preceded male counterparts and omniversal content preceded universal form in the evolutionary path expressive purpose involved in the unfolding of the harmony, dissonance, and resonance that perpetuates the omnipotent motion of existence. 2. BENEVOLENT BENEFACTORS: Nobility demands humility, courage, independence, integrity, vision, purpose, understanding, affection, and empathy. The delusion of molecular ownership is a reality that often obscures the true value and absolute actuality that emerges through virtue. 3. CYCLICAL CHANGES: The carcinogenic nature of avaricious behavior stems from an insecurity that may lead to moral bankruptcy that thwarts growth and progress. The inevitability of change can be a foreboding actuality that reminds systems that neatly ordered formations and functions will always eventually be overturned. 4. DISASTROUS DECISIONS: The perpetual alignment of elements of body, mind, and spirit enhances clarity and direction. Poor decisions, made during periods of desperation can leave those in love with self-destructive situations that shape destiny where karma alone must restore balance and ethical order. Durable decisions, on the other hand, are those that cannot be overturned if nothing significant has changed. 5. ENDURING ENLIGHTENMENT: Love, empathy, and spirit energy are high-octane fuels that enable us to navigate between physical, extrasensory, and myriad ethereal vibrational actualities. The QEs understand that the changes motivated by our actions and consequences are simply results of our karma. 6. FRAGMENTARY FANTASIES: There is a connection between our unified and fragmented selves. The QE Love Legends of the Triplet One = Mara 1 (body), Mayra 2 (mind), and Mayra 3 (spirit) begins after the initial Mayra characters suffer from a sense of self-separation, sudden mistaken identity, internal conflict, self-doubt, and even self-jealousy. 7. GROUP GRATIFICATION: There is a magnetic field that enables QE to utilize and balance all brands of radiation if we discover its presence. Searching can be its own reward when the world is changing for three teens. 8. HEURISTIC HUMILITY: What is the distance between an infant’s perspective, genius, and insanity? Is the infinite microcosm and macrocosm joined by the higher frequencies of gravitational force? HESTERIAN MUSICISM PERFORMERS SOUND Karlton E. Hester: Composer, Synthesizer, Alto Flute, Soprano & Tenor Saxophones Yunxiang Gao : Pipa Bill Johnson: Trumpet Eki'Shola: Vocalist, Synthesizer Jing Zhou: Guzheng David Smith: Bass KINETIC ART Mandjou Kone: West African/choreographer (onscreen and live) Siwen Zhao: Chinese Dancer/choreographer (onscreen) VIDEO ART Steph Layton: Primary Video Artist (Videographer episodes1-8) Patricia Saucedo: Peruvian Assistant Visual Artist (Videographer episode #9)www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHuyN9OsoCg&t=2512s
Hesterian Musicism is the creative process through which Karlton Hester's compositional and performance style merge to give rise to aesthetic environments where other musicians, kinetic and visual artists, and poets can meet to produce new art forms through imaginative effort. Its philosophical basis involves an intrinsic freedom of expression, focused and disciplined spontaneity, and a structural basis that explores the creative components of diverse sources from the whole earth.
Contemporary TransAfrican Experiments create ways in which to search for universal musical concepts that can be examined for their inherent capabilities as commonage. Such examinations might inspire solutions to our differences in world society. Learning a variety of ways to achieve abstract balance, aesthetic satisfaction, harmony, contrast, and effective modes of artistic expression, may produce means to communicate more clearly with others in our global community.
Collaboration, therefore, is an important aspect of Hesterian Musicism on all levels of engagement. Inspiration, source materials, thematic resources, timbral imprints, and spiritual influence can be derived from multidisciplinary aspects from any region of the world, and can involve any combination of artistic traditions. It is the individual skill and imagination, through which artistic components are explored and developed, which demonstrate that past traditions are stepping stones to future creations (not ends in themselves). We hope such synergetic experimentation reveals that art and artists with diverse perspectives on the process of creative evolution, aesthetic values, style, etc., can find common modes of expression. Modes of compatibility and cooperation can enhance ecumenical elements of aural, visual, and oral language (and modes of interdisciplinary artistic collaboration), elevating art above the stylistic or technical limitations of aesthetic manifestations that are too often the focal points of socio-cultural discussion.