13 Songs, 55 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Born on the border of Russian Armenia and Turkey in the late 19th century, George Gurdjieff was a spiritual explorer, mystic, and philosopher. Throughout the course of his life, he traveled through Tibet, Afghanistan, and Central Asia in search of truth and meaning. On his journeys, Gurdjieff absorbed ancient melodies from the places he visited, improvising them on the guitar years later in France. These beautiful, meandering, contemplative pieces were then transcribed for the piano by one of his closest followers, Thomas de Hartmann. This wonderful album, however, brings these pieces back “home”: Gunter Herbig’s own arrangements for electric guitar are plaintive, meditative, and faithful to Gurdjieff’s original intentions.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Born on the border of Russian Armenia and Turkey in the late 19th century, George Gurdjieff was a spiritual explorer, mystic, and philosopher. Throughout the course of his life, he traveled through Tibet, Afghanistan, and Central Asia in search of truth and meaning. On his journeys, Gurdjieff absorbed ancient melodies from the places he visited, improvising them on the guitar years later in France. These beautiful, meandering, contemplative pieces were then transcribed for the piano by one of his closest followers, Thomas de Hartmann. This wonderful album, however, brings these pieces back “home”: Gunter Herbig’s own arrangements for electric guitar are plaintive, meditative, and faithful to Gurdjieff’s original intentions.

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