Amesha Spenta

by Steve Layton

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Asha 11:07
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Manah 11:53
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Haurvatat 09:57
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Ameretat 12:30

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Amesha Spenta (literally meaning "Bounteous Immortal") are a group of divine entities in the ancient Zoroastrian religion. In Zoroastrian tradition, these are the first six "sparks" or emanations of the noncreated Creator, through whom all subsequent creation was accomplished.

Asha, "Truth/Righteousness"
Manah, "Purpose"
Kshatra Vairya, "Desirable Dominion"
Haurvatat, "Wholeness"
Spenta Armaiti, "Holy Devotion"
Ameretat, "Immortality"

These tracks are all long drone-based works, all on the same single pitch, with each created from the material of the one before. That strong unity reflects these six mythic beings own common origin and bond, while the progressive variation of the original template gives each its own personality.

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released March 26, 2015

All tracks conceived, realized, and recorded by Steve Layton, March 22-25 2015, Seattle.

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Steve Layton Seattle, Washington

Composer, performer, recordist, connector, facilitator. Editor of Sequenza21.com, a long-running website reporting on contemporary classical music.
Collaborator at ImprovFriday/Sound-In, a weekly web gathering of musicians from around the globe. NiwoSound is an umbrella for innovative art music / art sound.
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