Music for Watching the Marfa Ghost Lights

by J D Emmanuel



The set was recorded live at TONALISM, an all night ambient music happening under the desert skies of Marfa, Texas at El Cosmico.

Tonalism is s dusk-to-dawn event inspired by La Monte Young’s “Dream House” as well as the work of musicians and composers such as Terry Riley, Yoko Ono and John Cage. Tonalism combines harmonious textures in a surround sound system with visual elements to create an atmosphere where the audience is encouraged to bring pillows, cushions and sleeping bags to lay down, listen and watch for an extended period of time. DJs, live musicians and video artists play and perform throughout the night; starting at sunset and ending at sunrise. Complimentary tea and water are provided to all who attend.

Open wide to a new world. Expansive radiance awaits in this environment of elevation. We have entered a glowing landscape of transformative tones. The horizon line fades and every edge softens. Natural laws dissolve as we float on pure sound particles. Vibration has become the new vision and your being beams brightly, blurring into harmonic hum with the universe. “You” and “I” are no longer. This is all together. Transformation complete.


released March 10, 2012 was a key sponsor and organizer if this event. All proceeds from the sales of this album or tracks will be donated to

Thanks you,, for inviting me to participate.



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J D Emmanuel Shenandoah, Texas

I am J D Emmanuel. My music is designed to enhance deep meditative, or altered states, to allow the listener to personally connect to the Creator of All that exists in the Universe, ie, our Source of Being. My music style is to first create a foundation using cyclic, poly rhythmic music, then build several layers of improvised leads and rhythms that allows you to transcend time and space. ... more

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