Aspects of Time & Being

by Michael Bettine

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Aspects of Time & Being

“All the time right now is all there ever is, each being-time
is without exception entire time…Entire being, entire world,
exists in the time of each and every now.”
~ Dogen Zenji from ‘Uju’ (Being-Time)

There is no moment but the present moment. Life is a continuous series of present moments. This music is a continuous series of vibrations that only exist when we engage with them in the present moment.

This recording is the culmination of ideas I have developed and expanded over the past few years. The music I create is an ever evolving form. What I play in this moment will be different in the next moment. Immerse yourself and let go of time. ~ MB

Michael Bettine - Gongs, Singing & Rin Bowls, Bells, Cymbals, Shakers, Kalimba, Metal Percussion, Overtone Singing, Chanting.

Recorded, mixed, and mastered at The Vibration Factory, Milwaukee.
All music written, arranged, performed by, and © 2018 Michael Bettine.
Artwork & design by Iku Tsuchiya/Mystical Eye
All rights of the artist reserved.

Thanks to: Paiste for the Cymbals/Gongs/Sounds, Mike Balter Mallets & Orpheus Percussion for their continued support. And thanks to all of you who support my music. Please remember to support live music where you live.

Play on a quality sound system or headphones.
Play often. Play Loudly. Immerse yourself in the vibrations.
Make compassion a part of your day.

An Intuitive Arts Hand Made recording.
Issue #3 of the Borderlands Cycle.


released November 11, 2018


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Michael Bettine

Percussionist/Composer/Writer/Educator - Besides being a performing percussionist, Michael spent 25 years (1983-2008) as a contributing writer to MODERN DRUMMER magazine. He has also written for AVANT, DownBeat, Rhythm, and other music magazines; published various books on music & percussion, recorded 13 albums of solo percussion music, and currently obsesses over metal percussion of all types. ... more

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