Paul Horn and Friends: Inside the Golden Dome

Paul Horn Inside the Golden Dome May 15 2011

Inside the Golden Dome

Music and Consciousness Weekend at MUM (Maharishi University of Management)

Paul Horn was a guest performer at the David Lynch Foundation’s benefit concert at Radio City Music Hall two years ago. As the crowd waited for the appearance of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Paul Horn and his golden flute masterfully brought the buzzing crowd to a state of deep silence in only a few seconds. This type of artistry is what has earned Paul the distinction of being called, “The Father of New Age Music,” for his groundbreaking performances in sacred spaces of the world… The Taj Mahal… The Great Pyramid… And now the Golden Dome.

Joining Paul in this rare performance will be his wife, Ann Mortifee, a most beloved singer/poet/author, Ed Sarath, a world-class flugelhorn player, and special guest Gene Watts of the Canadian Brass. Gene is a legend in his own right as one of the foremost classical trombonists in the world.

Sunday, May 15, 2011. VIP reserved seating available.

“Paul Horn Reminisces”

Another special event during Paul Horn’s visit to MUM: “Paul Horn Reminisces” on Tuesday, May 10 at 8 pm in Dalby Hall, MUM Argiro Student Center. Paul will reminisce about his early days with Maharishi, tell stories what it was like being in Rishikesh with the Beatles and Donovan, and talk about his role helping launch the North American TM Movement as one of Maharishi’s first dozen teachers in the West.
A special evening, not to be missed.

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Inspiration

Ann and Paul on Black 1

Ann Mortifee Says New Book Sparked by Husband’s Gift and Inspiration

by Grania Litwin, Times Colonist, November 4, 2010

Singer-songwriter Ann Mortifee and flutist Paul Horn met almost 40 years ago when she was a 24-year-old at the dawn of her career, and he was an established luminary of new-age jazz.

She had written the score for The Ecstasy of Rita Joe and they were introduced at a recording studio, while working on an album for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s adaptation of the show.

After the session, Mortifee mentioned she hadn’t had time to write an overture and Horn immediately suggested they improvise something. Slightly stunned, she anxiously asked: “How do we do that?”

“I’ll just start and you follow me into the music,” explained the man with the golden flute, who had recorded inside the Taj Mahal. “It’s like a conversation. Whatever you do — don’t think.”

Fixing her with his gaze, he started to play. He then closed his eyes and drifted into the music. She flowed into the moment with her voice, and the overture came into being.

The South African-born Mortifee says she fell in love with him that day — he was married at the time, but they reconnected and married five years ago — and she began using his masterful musical guidance to connect with her inner voice whether teaching, composing or performing.

It also helped kindle her recent book, In Love With the Mystery, …..
Read the full article HERE