Recital of Music by G. I. Gurdjieff

Harmony of East & West
with pianist Michael Dale

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
A wine reception follows

An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201

G. I. Gurdjieff’s contact with sacred and spiritual music began in childhood attending recitals of his father Ashokh Adash, a noted Armenian bard, a singer of ancient epics such as the Legend of Gilgamesh. As a boy, Mr. Gurdjieff studied for the choir of the Russian cathedral in Kars. In the last quarter of the 19th century, seeking the wisdom of self-knowledge, being and understanding, he traveled to Egypt, the Middle East, Central Asia, Tibet and India, witnessing and absorbing a diverse range of spiritual and folk music, dance and rituals. In the 1920s Gurdjieff created a body of music that is the esoteric expression of the sacred.

Gurdjieff was not a composer in the Western sense. However, Thomas de Hartmann, one of his earliest students and a former student of Rimsky-Korsakov, was a gifted and well-known composer. With Gurdjieff directing, over the course of three years, he and de Hartmann composed more than 200 pieces for piano. Thomas de Hartmann said of Gurdjieff’s music, “It helps to concentrate oneself, to bring oneself to an inner state when we can assume the greatest possible emanations.”

Michael Dale, composer-improviser and multi-instrumentalist performs regularly with many jazz and classical groups including New Keys and Death of Cool. Recently, he has been featured on the recordings Sacred Music of the Eternal Present: Hymns and Prayers of G.I. Gurdjieff, and Perserverance, by the free-jazz group Sound Immersion, also scoring the award-winning short film Milo’s Wheels. He maintains a studio of private students in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a student of William Patrick Patterson, a leading exponent and teacher of Gurdjieff’s Fourth Way.

Tickets: $12 in advance / $15 at door / $9 students

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Mr. Gurdjieff Saying of Substance

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After dinner [on Christmas Eve], around midnight, Mr. Gurdjieff gives advice. “I wish give real Christmas present. Imagine Christ. Somewhere in space is.” Gurdjieff forms an oval with both his hands. “Make contact. Not to center, but to outside, periphery. Draw from there, draw in, I. Settle in you, Am. Do every day. Wish to become Christ. Be.”


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Fourth Way Seminar

Seminar with William Patrick Patterson
The Immediate, &… The Beyond


Friday, March 11 – Monday, March 14, 2016

Redemptorist Renewal Center
Tucson, Arizona

Through guided meditation, Conscious Body-Breath Impressions™, dialogue and private interviews, William Patrick Patterson explores the theme. Open to all levels of simplicity. No previous experience necessary.

Because space is limited and past seminars have filled quickly, please make your reservation early. The total cost of tuition, lodging (double occupancy) and meals is $595. Space is reserved with a $300 deposit to be received by March 1st, afterwards the cost is $695.

To reserve a place, visit The Gurdjieff Legacy Foundation.

The Gurdjieff Journal

Current Issue – #68 Volume 17 Issue 4

tgj_currentContents of the current Journal

Ouspensky’s Fourth Way—A New or Aborted Octave?
Atis, The Bloodless Sacrifice
The Old Rumor Finally Dashed
Film Review: Dying to Know—Timothy Leary & Richard Alpert
Remembering With Boris Spassky
Book Review: Eminent Envy: James Moore & Lord John Pentland
Sayings of Substance

For more information visit: The Gurdjieff Legacy Foundation