Ken Kaufman | Rhythms of the World

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Rhythms of the World

by Ken Kaufman

Come. Relax with Swann. Allow Ken's rhythmic ripples to carress you as you release the tensions of today. Excellent for massage, meditation, yoga, pilates, or as soft background music at dinner or afternoon tea. Enjoy.
Genre: New Age: Relaxation
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1. Tranquility of Autumn, Instrumental version, 12.8 min.
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2. Reflections of Winter, Instrumental version, 10.51 min.
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3. Showers of Spring, Instrumental version, 11.22 min.
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4. Serenity of Summer, Instrumental version, 18.45 min.
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Ken Kaufman is Western New York's most prolific composer, having penned hundreds of jingles, several musicals and two feature films. From his studies at Eastman, to his years in "The Road", and as organist for the Sabres of Buffalo, New York, Ken brings his eclectic talents to his jingle company, Adsongs, and now, to Relax with Swann.

Sounds from around the world are depicted in "Rhythms of the World":

Native American rhythms resonate throughout "Autumn of Tranquility" with his use of electric piano, harp, temple blocks, recorder, and strings.

Ken's artistry comes alive in "Reflections of Winter", an original piece with an American flare, created with the use of piano, bass strings, and oboe.

Strings, inspired by the sacred sites of Machu Picchu and Kyoto bring out the Asian flavor of "Showers of Spring".

And "Serenity of Summer" is sprinkled with electric piano, xylophone, bass, shakers, guitar, strings and flute to help put you in a tropical mood.

Dave Howell describes "Rhythms of the World" in Rambles as: "...decidedly for relaxation. It is so new age, it makes George Winston sound like Jerry Lee Lewis. It would be excellent for yoga, massage, or guided meditations...Piano/keyboard triplets maintain a soothing background while the other instruments provide the 'international' flavor..."

These soothing melodies also complement the narrative performed by Kathleen Swann in "Seasons of Serenity". We hope you'll try this interesting presentation of progressive muscle relaxation.

Come. Relax with Swann once and you'll be back for more. Enjoy!


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Dave Howell of Rambles

so new age it makes George Winston sound like JerryLeeLewis
This CD is decidedly for relaxation. It would be excellent for yoga, massage, or guided meditations. Piano/keyborad triplets maintain a soothing background while the other instruments provide the international flavor.

Michael Woodhead of Wind and Wire

lengthy compositions offer quiet, flowing, ambient melodies, helps you unwind
For a relaxing hour some evening, Rhythms (of the World) fits the bill. Four lengthy compositions offer quiet, flowing, ambient melodies to help you unwind, relieve stress and insomnia, ease pain and in certain circumstances, increase productivity, particularly on a creative level. The overall presentation creates a soothing and relaxing atmosphere.

J-Sin/Smother.Net

serene, soothing; touching you within as if without care in the world.
Ken Kaufman’s instrumentation is serene and soothing; touching you within as if without a thought or care in the world. I love the Oriental flavoring of Showers of Spring with its use of Kyoto and Machu pitchu. This is a definite recommend even for people outside of the new age world.

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RELAX WITH SWANN: Rhythms Of The World

Ach ... ist das entspannend ... schhhh, nur nicht zu laut sein ... Jeder Laut würde der Stille, die beim Hören dieser CD entsteht, furchtbare Wunden reißen. Seasons Of Serenity entführt uns unter der sanft gesprochenen Anleitung von Kathleen Swann in die völlige Entspannung. Schwebende Melodien, die mit den unterschiedlichsten Instrumenten wie Piano, Violinen oder auch exotischeren wie Machu pichu eine wunderbar ruhige Atmosphäre schaffen, sind für jede Jahreszeit in einem etwas anderen Stil angelegt. Der Komponist und Musiker Ken Kaufmann konfrontiert uns mit typisch amerikanischen, aber auch orientalischen oder indianischen Eindrücken.
Währenddessen wird dem Zuhörer die Möglichkeit gegeben, die Worte Swanns zu verinnerlichen und zu visualisieren. Dies ermöglicht ihm seinen eigenen Weg zur Entspannung zu gehen, indem er auf sich selbst hört und sich selbst folgt. Durch Bilder lernt man Probleme und Alltag loszulassen und stellt schließlich fest, dass man wieder gelernt hat, die eine oder andere Schönheit im Leben überhaupt wahrzunehmen.
Für alle, die sich ihre eigenen Bilder erschaffen wollen oder leider kein Englisch verstehen, gibt es auch eine Instrumentalversion namens Rhythms Of The World. Sie enthält die gleichen Stücke, aber ohne die gesprochene Anleitung. Die Einteilung erlaubt es in jedem Falle auch, immer nur ein einzelnes Bild zu hören, was für Pausen oder einfach für zwischendurch hervorragend geeignet ist.
Wer jetzt Interesse hat, es auszuprobieren, kann schreiben an Relax With Swann, PO Box 642, Lockport, NY 14095-0642, USA, oder im Internet unter www.relaxwithswann.com nach Infos suchen, aber nicht hetzen, ganz entspannt sein und die CD dann auf sich zukommen lassen.