The music of Mark Torgeson has found its way cross-country and internationally. His first two albums, Between Mountains and Stars and Sundance In Moonlight, gained critical acclaim and were listed on Top Twenty playlists of Adult Contemporary, New Age and Acoustic Instrumental radio stations. “Mark Torgeson´s solo piano album has become a heavy play item on our radio series. Torgeson has made a great impact with our listeners.” —AcoustiCD
The cornerstone of this music is the elevation of consciousness. It is designed to increase one’s awareness and vibrational frequency by bringing in the multidimensional assistance of star elders, angels, devas and fairies, the crystal kingdom, and ascended masters. Mark opens a portal to these realms and the vibratory patternings stream through the carrier frequencies of the music.
Improvisation and originality have always played a major part in Mark’s music. From the earliest years of playing piano Mark found that special place of going into pure creation and making music. Not playing the notes on a page, but having the direct connection with the sound and expression as it revealed itself. “For as long as I can remember I’ve desired to create complete songs in the moment. In performing I tune into the feelings and needs of the audience and spontaneously create a form which mirrors their soul’s desire which can be fulfilled through sound healing.”
Healing and Transformation: Mark’s interest has always been to promote self-actualization and an increased sense of well being within the body/mind system. He has utilized his formal classical training to produce a body of music designed to both calm and energetically incite the human spirit toward more expanded states of awareness. He says, “I’ve never desired to create simply beautiful music, but a form which will intrinsically be of use to others. The most important use of music today, as I see it, is as a tool for healing and transformation. We are at the brink of a major evolution of consciousness, and we need all the tools we have to help ourselves keep pace with the changes. ”
How does music help with this transition? Torgeson feels that music comes from deep within the soul, from where he calls the Core of Creation. “All innovation in the arts and sciences come from this state,” he says, “which forms the matrix of all that is created and manifested in our universe. It is the intent of the creator which focuses the creative impulse to fashion it in a way which can serve society. I have chosen to use music to aid in shifting and transforming physiological vibratory patternings from slow to faster moving frequencies. This “repatterning” makes it easier to accommodate the intensified vibrations of the earth – to more quickly evolve, in a manner of speaking.”
“Music is powerful,” Torgeson says, “and can be used as a tool for healing and transformation. We are at a time when we need all the tools to accommodate the swift changes that are occurring.”
Electronic Music: The exploration of timbres and new sonorities has always held a great fascination for Mark. “The high frequencies of synthesizers cannot be duplicated by traditional acoustic instruments. There are frequencies here which have not been heard by the human ear which are transformative, which open one to another dimension of experiencing and feeling. I totally embrace this medium as one of healing and transformation.”Mark’s first album, Between Mountains and Stars, is the result of closely observing the type of music which works best when people were in states of deep repose. In Mountains Mark merged his love for orchestration with the new sonic palette offered by electronic instruments, creating a synergistic form which sets the stage for the listener to experience states of deep relaxation and activate innate healing abilities.
Classical Traning: The modern day musician has the benefit of living in a time when all the historic modes of performing and creating are at one’s fingertips. Classical training provided a springboard to launch into other modes of playing and creating, an important discipline which has grounded technique and manners of expressing and understanding music. Classical music – listening, analyzing and playing – has always been important to Mark. He was deeply influenced by all the major movements in music: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionism and Modern Music.
Ethnic music is also a great passion. Mark loves and is deeply inspired by the classical music of India, Japan, Indonesia and Tibet, as well as the more popular forms of Andean and African music. Growing up in America, he was influenced by progressive jazz and fusion.
Experience and Education: He earned his degree from Mary Washington College, where he studied piano with Dr. Bernard Lemoine. He continued studies in piano, composition and electronic music at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Mark has taught workshops in Sound Healing, performed in concerts featuring piano and synthesizer, and co-facilitated transformational workshops with his wife, Carol Fitzpatrick. His intent and focus is always to usher in the frequencies of the new earth grid to fully support humanity’s transition into the next stage of alignment with the heart. He has co-founded Center for Planetary Awakening as part of this mission.
About this Music
Hi, I’m Mark Torgeson, composer of the music on The Music Alchemist.
For 40 years I’ve been deeply involved in music and consciousness, specifically music’s profound ability to affect dramatic shifts in consciousness. I’ve created a body of work addressing one of the most important themes facing humanity.
It’s called Raise Your Vibration.
This is significant today because the world is in tremendous chaos. There has also never been such a time of promise and opportunity to create something new that is aligned with peace, balance and harmony. So we have chaos on the one hand, and tremendous order on the other. The world is a reflection of our mass predilection to swing between the polarities.
Inherent in the newness of what is happening now is the choice to NOT be polarized, to move out of the dualistic state of being. The difficulty is constantly making that choice when the daily pressures of life claim our attentions, and we forget to keep that equilibrium. And this is the beauty of music. You don’t have to think about it. Just play, be in the flow, and the mind will entrain to the vibration. It will with ease take you to the place of transcendence, because that is what it is meant to do.
There is mother of two autistic children who has uses this music. These children happen to be crystal children, a new generation of high-vibrational beings who have incarnated to be the pioneers in the New Earth energy. There is a problem, though; the social and energetic environment has not evolved quick enough for these children to feel safe and nurtured. And so they retreat into themselves. The mother has put the music on, and they stop their stimming behaviors (STIMMING: self-stimulatory behaviors such as repetitive, rocking, pacing, aligning or spinning objects, or hand flapping), and start coming out, and being more present. They recognize the vibration in the music, resonate with it, and know they are home.
This music comes from many realms, many dimensions. This should not be a startling fact, because all art, architecture, music, dance and science finds its inspiration from other dimensions. Artists are adept at stepping through those portals and bringing these ideas, ethereal forms and vibrations into this dimension. This is what has happened with this music and my creation process. I have accessed realms of our star families, the nature spirits and devas, the angelic realms, the ascended master realms and our indigenous elder lineages. They all have tremendous teachings to impart, vibrationally. And we are all moving together, and coming together as the dimensional veils dissolve.
I was working with a woman using my music and suddenly she jumped up and said, “There is a story in there! This music tells a story!” It made me very happy because not many are consciously aware of the vibrational panoramas that are painted with these sounds.
There are codes within the matrix of this sound as well, designed to activate inherent knowings, dormant DNA and the Light Body. The way I see it is: there’s the sound, the music, and there is the vibrational frequency that rides on the music; sound is the carrier for these subtle but powerful frequencies. It’s a bit like coding for a computer program: you don’t see it, but it’s guiding the show. And this all goes beyond mind. You don’t have to think about this to receive the blessing and benefit. You just have to be open and flow with it!
There is a supervisor who uses this music to place herself in a state of clarity and focus. She claims her ability to get things done and be productive multiplies manifold.
A veterinarian who is adept at horsemanship and dressage uses it to calm her mind so that her horse becomes calm as well.
Participants at live events have seen the room fill with fairies and angels when the music started. This seems like a wild and fantastic statement, but you know, the world is like that – much grander and more magical than we can conceive!
My aim in the creation of this music has always started out personal: to keep my vibration high. When one is creative, the vibration is always high. But there is also a service component: much of this music was created spontaneously in live events, where participants were releasing emotional baggage and karma from ancestral lineages, downloading codes, infusing high frequencies and assimilating new operating systems for the new earth energy. If you can follow your passion, do what brings you great joy, and be of service to others at the same time, what could be more fulfilling?
You will find in this music a plethora of vibrational tonics for many of the ailments of the human energy system. But the end result is ultimately the same: to raise your vibration and keep it high to better equip yourself with the evolving earth energies and universal energies.
The bottom line is here is a tool which is sublime and powerful. You don’t have to think, just feel. Drop out of your mind into your heart. As you listen to the samples you will know if there is gift here for you. If you are looking for that something extra to raise your vibrational frequency, to activate some deep inner knowing or simply to help you keep your focus and grounding in this swiftly changing global environment, this may be the key.
Footnote: Raise Your Vibration is the first set of a series in The Music Alchemist which addresses evolving one’s human energy system. Check back as new elements and new series are added, and sign up for our newsletter. Happy Travels!