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Legendary musician Paul Horn visits Maharishi University of Management for concert, symposium

Maharishi University of Management, USA - The Review    Translate This Article
5 May 2011

Paul Horn, legendary both as a Grammy Award-winning jazz flutist and in his role as one of the first teachers of the Transcendental Meditation® technique, will be visiting Maharishi University of Management for a series of special events, culminating in a rare performance on campus Sunday, May 15.

''Paul's profound artistry has made him a groundbreaking pioneer in world music,'' expressed through his performances in special spaces around the world: the Taj Mahal, the Great Pyramid, and now the Golden Dome in Fairfield, said David Lynch Foundation event producer Michael Sternfeld.

The concert is the grand finale of a weekend Music and Consciousness Symposium organized by MUM's Creative Musical Arts Program.

Mr. Horn will be joined by his wife, renowned Canadian singer/poet Ann Mortifee; Ed Sarath, world-class flugelhorn player; and virtuoso trombonist Eugene Watts, founder of the popular and quirky Canadian Brass, the world's leading brass ensemble with over 80 CDs and DVDs.

Each of these performers will also speak at the symposium, which will explore the connection between music, consciousness, and creativity.

Mr. Horn's career has spanned five decades, 50 albums, five Grammy nominations, and two Grammy awards. He has played flute both as a solo artist and with the likes of Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Buddy Rich, Chick Corea, Donovan, Quincy Jones, and Ravi Shankar.

At the peak of his jazz career in L.A., Mr. Horn began practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique and journeyed to India to study with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at the same time as the Beatles and Donovan.

After this experience, he was inspired to play his flute inside the famous Taj Mahal. This improvisational performance unexpectedly ushered in a new era of contemplative and meditative music. ''Inside the Taj Mahal'' became the seminal recording that heralded this new genre of music, and led to his being known as the ''Father of New Age Music.''

This weekend symposium inaugurates the International Association of Meditating Musicians (IAMM), a network of professional musicians and music educators who practice the Transcendental Meditation program, for the purpose of sharing experiences and information regarding Consciousness-BasedSM approaches to performing, creating, and teaching music.

For information about the association or to join (no fees, no obligations), email

The concert is presented by the David Lynch Foundation and the MUM Music Program. All profits will benefit the new Creative Musical Arts Program at MUM.

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