Spirit Crossing

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This composition imagines encounters with 8th Century Tang Dynasty "Earth Spirits" and "Tomb Guardians," called "Zhen Mu Shou" in Chinese (literally "tomb guardians"), as one makes the passage into the afterlife. Small statues of these spirits were placed in tombs to protect the tombs, but also to protect the living from interference by the spirits of the dead. Images of these spirits can be seen in the accompanying video to this piece posted at youtu.be/3nZuoHTie9w.

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from Earth Poems I (album in progress), track released May 5, 2019

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Ben & Janice Luce Newport, Vermont

We are a husband/wife duo that plays our own eclectic mix of original music containing elements of ambient and new age music, folk, rock, and jazz. We both play keyboard instruments, and Ben also plays guitar and banjo. Check out our website at www.benjaniceluce.com. ... more

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