Divine Particle's Vision
The Divine Particle's Vision is a ritual that explores the evolution and interconnectedness of phenomena in the universes. It uses sound, sight and ideas to suggest the balanced diversity of cosmic abstraction and intends to encourage creativity and freedom of artistic expression. Each track represents the dynamic range, diversity, simplicity and complexity of the universe. Divine Particle's Vision is aimed at recognizing children's natural inclination towards abstraction, unity, simplicity, truth and love. This CD intends to explore music's relation to the universe, Nature's interconnectedness and abstract balance, and the unity between microcosmic and macrocosmic elements of the universe. Karlton E. Hester, Ph.D. (composer/flutist/saxophonist), began his career as a composer and recording artist in Los Angeles where he worked as a studio musician and music educator. He received his Ph.D. in composition from the City University of New York Graduate Center and is currently Director of 'Jazz' Studies at the University of California in Santa Cruz. As performer on both flute and saxophone, he is music director of the Fillmore Jazz Preservation Big Band and Hesterian Musicism. Hester specializes in premeditated, spontaneous and electro-acoustic composition. His compositions span a wide range; from numerous solo cycles for various woodwinds to chamber configurations, music videos and electro-acoustic symphonic works written in an eclectic array of styles. He has been the recipient of composer fellowships, grants and commissions from the National Endowment of the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, New England Council of the Arts, Arts International, ASCAP, the William Grant Still Foundation, a Postdoctoral fellowship from the Mellon Foundation, amongst others.