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Compositions for Guitar
Fluid conversations among four guitars contrast with the introspective, pure-tuned harmonies of the solo guitar.

Compositions for Guitar - W. A. Mathieu


First String Quartet
This composition is formal in the sense that ideas continually reappear in recognizable shapes and combinations; informal in the way it unfolds like a conversation among four deeply listening friends.

First String Quartet - W. A. Mathieu


Magic Clavier Book I
Each of these twelve compositions, one in each of the twelve keys, investigates how much harmony the ear can hear without actually leaving the home key — an expansive view of “extended modality.” There are also improvisations that chart a similar course.

Magic Clavier Book I - W. A. Mathieu


5:4
Five Poems for Four Hands, for piano duo, is an extended suite of five movements each honoring an influential teacher in the composer’s life. There is also a solo piano composition honoring Robert Schumann, along with a few four-hand improvisations.

5:4 - W. A. Mathieu


Full Bloom
These spontaneous pieces could be called “little worlds.” In a musical little world, an idea collectively embellishes itself, permutes itself, and recombines with itself variously — an ephemeral thing made complete out of small, clear stuff.

Full Bloom - W. A. Mathieu


Cafe Hafiz
Integrating ancient and modern sensibilities, Café Hafiz presents twenty-one songs for your serious entertainment.

Cafe Hafiz, William Allaudin Mathieu, Devi Mathieu


Antiphons Across Time
The ecstatic original music of twelfth-century composer Hildegard von Bingen, reimagined for contemporary hearts and ears.

Antiphons Across Time, W. A. Allaudin, Devi Allaudin



Available now from
Shambhala Publications


Bridge of Waves:
What Music Is and How Listening to It Changes the World

Bridge of Waves William Allaudin Mathieu
Who coaches Minerva's owl to hoot in tune? Why, it's none other than W. A. Mathieu. Music is the heart of a culture, and the philosophy of music is where we see the deepest values exposed. The deepest philosopher of music working today is W. A. Mathieu. This work describes music not as an isolated, abstracted system, but as a way of looking at the whole of reality and of being conscious of reality.

Jaron Lanier,
author of You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto



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