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Friday, October 12, 2012

Labyrinth Sunset AUDIO


Labyrinth walk at sunset

Sunset 6:37 PM
Grace Cathedral. San Francisco

One Friday each month, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco invites the public to come and walk their indoor labyrinth. Entering just before sunset, the Cathedral is glowing inside with the soft colored light coming in through the windows and from the flickering candles scattered about.

It really felt like a sanctuary, stepping over the threshold into that cavernous, reverberant space, the layers of sounds and years of incense immediately absorbing you into their texture. Karma Moffett was already playing- Tibetan bells- stirring or striking—deep and resonant. I thought, “Oh how perfect. The bells will already be ringing for sunset. I’ll just turn on my recorder when it’s time for the sunset and capture those beautiful bells”.

HA! After playing the bells for more than half and hour, at exactly the moment of sunset (and at the same time as I started recording), Mr. Moffett changed to those long Tibetan horns.

I hope you enjoy listening.