Jean-Claude Eloy
Shanti

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With the launch of this website, the MCA has created a platform for archiving and publishing images and stories from our 50-year history. Though many pages currently lack descriptions or illustrations, we’re committed to a program of ongoing research that will fill in the blanks over time. If you have information about past MCA Stage events, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

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This 2 1/4 hour epic work by Jean-Claude Eloy was widely acclaimed at its premiere at the Royan Festival in 1974. The "Music for Meditation" combines the sounds of revolutionary movements (crowd noises, Mao's poems, Eldridge Cleaver's speeches) with readings from the sainted Indian mystic Shri Aurobind, mixing them in a matrix of pure electronic sounds and using them as musical elements as well. Pan P.A. provided the high quality sound reinforcement equipment necessary for this concert.