Secret Sound

By Matt Marble

Psychic pianists, prophetic instrument makers, and orchestral meditators--Secret Sound features marginalized American composers, whose work is drawn from intuitive experience and esoteric tradition. Each episode explores an individual artist, focusing on their musical works, creative process, biography, and esoteric influences. Along the way we'll encounter the philosophies of New Thought, Theosophy, spiritualism, Kabbalah, Enochian magic, and more.

  1. 1.
    #41 - The Ghost Dance - Wovoka
    41:59
  2. 2.
    #40 - The Prophet of Swing - Vincent Lopez
    43:33
  3. 3.
    #39 - The Everlasting Gospel Revelation - Sister Gertrude Morgan
    35:43
  4. 4.
    #38 - The Black Hawk Chant - Mothers Leafy Anderson and Catherine Seals
    48:17
  5. 5.
    #37 - Singing for the Orishas - Merceditas Valdes
    39:13
  6. 6.
    #36 - The Mahatma of Manhattan - Louis M. Eilshemius
    35:25
  7. 7.
    #35 - The Quantum Heart - Harley Gaber
    1:32:13
  8. 8.
    #34 - Service Through Sound - Evelyn Benham-Bull
    39:12
  1. 9.
    #33 - The Godmother of Music Therapy - Eva Augusta Vescelius
    32:16
  2. 10.
    #32 - The Queen of Number-Vibration - Sarah Joanna Balliett
    28:59
  3. 11.
    #31 - The Oracle of the East Village - Harry Smith
    42:10
  4. 12.
    #30 - The Prince of Darkness - Prince Massard Kurzhene
    21:46
  5. 13.
    #29 - The Magic Rustling - David Lynch
    1:08:32
  6. 14.
    #28 - A Sound Within - Louise Landes Levi
    43:16
  7. 15.
    #27 - Dance of the Seven Rays - Torkom Saraydarian
    40:38
  8. 16.
    #26 - The High Priestess of Delphi - Eva Palmer-Sikelianos
    38:04
  9. 17.
    #25 - The Dawnbreakers - Russell & Gina Garcia
    46:32
  10. 18.
    #24 - The Song of the Violet Flame - Lotus Ray King
    41:55
  11. 19.
    #23 - Music of the Gods (Hip Hop & the Five Percent Nation)
    38:36
  12. 20.
    #22 - The South Side Shaman - Kelan Phil Cohran
    1:04:15
  13. 21.
    #21 - A Wandering Monk - Julius Eastman
    54:03
  14. 22.
    Secret Sound - 20 - The Obeah Man (Tony McKay/Exuma)
    48:58
  15. 23.
    Secret Sound - 19 - The Religion of Dreams (Rahsaan Roland Kirk)
    47:39
  16. 24.
    Secret Sound - 18 - A Strange Mastery (Thomas Wiggins/Blind Tom)
    37:30
  17. 25.
    Secret Sound - 17 - The Galaxy of Turiya (Alice Coltrane)
    45:22
  18. 26.
    Secret Sound - 16 - The Emancipation Car (Joshua McCarter Simpson)
    25:23
  19. 27.
    Secret Sound - 15 - The Nature Singer (Charles Kellogg)
    30:28
  20. 28.
    Secret Sound -14 - The Signing of Sound (Jerry Hunt)
    41:21
  21. 29.
    Secret Sound - 13 - Part 2 - The Magic of Tone (Dane Rudhyar)
    21:43
  22. 30.
    Secret Sound - 13 - Part 1 - The Magic of Tone (Dane Rudhyar)
    22:53
  23. 31.
    Secret Sound - 12 - Marcotone Meditations (Edward Maryon)
    21:55
  24. 32.
    Secret Sound - 11 - The Cradle of Harmony (William Sidney Mount)
    21:53
  25. 33.
    Secret Sound - 10 - Surrounded By Infinite Space (Alan Hovhaness)
    38:04
  26. 34.
    Secret Sound - 9 - Born With Second Sight (Mary Lou Williams)
    29:24
  27. 35.
    Secret Sound - 8 - An Unconventional Faith (Henry Cowell)
    26:39
  28. 36.
    Secret Sound - 7 - A Veil of Sound (Ruth Crawford-Seeger)
    19:47
  29. 37.
    Secret Sound - 6 - The Celestial Orchestra of New Jersey (Arthur Kirk Ferris)
    22:38
  30. 38.
    Secret Sound - 5 - The Answering Intelligence (Arthur Farwell)
    38:14
  31. 39.
    Secret Sound - 4 - The Wildwood Troubadour (Anthony Philip Heinrich)
    22:49
  32. 40.
    Secret Sound - 3 - Music From Summerland (William Grant Still)
    21:49
  33. 41.
    Secret Sound - 2 - Her Dreaming Fingers (Katherine Ruth Heyman)
    20:49
  34. 42.
    Secret Sound - 1 - The Illusioned Ear (Francis Grierson)
    19:06

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