Peggy Madden

Music From:Windows to the Sky
All music from Windows to the Sky ©1996 Sistrum Records
Music in Real Audio 3.0
Hear from Blossoms of Eternal Moments, in RealAudio format, 0:37 / 92K.
Hear from Moonbeam Chase, in RealAudio format, 0:48/ 118K.
Hear from Vision Quest , in Real Audio format, 0:30 / 74K.
Hear from Cosmic Chaos, in RealAudio format, 0:51 / 126K.
Hear from Hearts and Rainbows, in Real Audio format, 0:38 / 93K.
Hear fromWindows to the Sky, in Real Audio format, 1:04 / 156K.
Music in MPEG-2
Hear from Cosmic Chaos, in MPEG-2 format, 460K.
Hear fromBlossoms of Eternal Moments, in MPEG-2 format, 552K.
Music in True Speech
Hear from Cosmic Chaos, in TrueSpeech format, 122K.
Hear from Blossoms of Eternal Moments, in TrueSpeech format, 147K.


   From: Windows to the Sky

   Do I choose to write music, or does the music choose me as a vehicle for its own self-expression? When I begin creating a new piece of music, there is no particular formula I follow. A bass line, a melody, the timbre of a particular sound, a dream -- any of these may be a worthy basis for a new composition. I add a part here and a part there. Hardly realizing it is happening, a relationship is formed between myself and the composition. There develops passion, commitment and the desire to resolve inherent problems.

   Some pieces present more than their fair share of challenges. Blossoms of Eternal Moments is the musical re-creation of a childhood journey of friendship and loss. Yet the actual experience was benign when compared to the musical one. I spent weeks tuning instruments before reading an article that explained why I was having such a difficult time. It didn't solve the problem, but it alleviated the doubts I was experiencing that my ears were closer to rust than gold.

   On the other hand, Windows to the Sky was waiting to be born. The melody flowed effortlessly and merged with what I consider a window to another reality, a stepping back from daily routine.

   The Hook, the most experimental piece on the CD, was written for my sister and her family. Every sound you hear in this piece was derived from their spoken words.

   As a teenager I had the desire to do exactly what I do now with music. But alas, the computer was just barely being developed, and sequencing and MIDI were still fantasies in the techno-musical mind. So I danced off to the beat of my own erratic drummer, eventually coming full circle to return to this musical path.


The music in Windows to the Sky:
  • Cosmic Chaos
  • Vision Quest
  • Blossoms of Eternal Moments
  • Hearts and Rainbows
  • Windows to the Sky
  • Over the Threshold
  • Moonbeam Chase
  • Flight of the Condor
  • Dances of Divas
  • The Hook

To reach the composer:
Email: Peggy
By physical mail: PO Box 4078, White River Junction, Vermont 05001
Phone: 802-674-9946

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