Travelling Man (The Story of ESHU) - the Movie

Trivia & Reviews

Nick Gielkins
Marek Arnold
David Hopgood
Mark Trueack
Steve Hackett
Guy Manning
Tim Irrgang
Ed Unitsky
Konstantin Dmitriev
Paul Levinson
Nick Gielkins

Before the last show in Heerlen, Arnold was sick, he wanted to go to the hospital, just before the show... he was really looking bad.  So I decided to bring him, he insisted. The band was disappointed when I told them, just 5 minutes before the show.

Truey said; lads we can do this ... Nick please announce that the show will be a bit different and that Arnold is sick...so we have no sax player...

So I did... the crowd was a bit disappointed too. So I left the stage and there the band was on-line ready to go on stage... including Marek... he played....

Nick Geilkens - Tour Promoter (Netherlands)

Marek Arnold

Yes, thats the one gig i can't really remember. Nick Gielkens wanted to bring me to the hospital. I didn't want that - we had have to cancel next shows maybe... He announced to the crowd that there would be no sax player. However, yes, I came on stage last bar of the intro... But sadly cannot remember any detail of the gig, played like in trance...

David Hopgood

I remember the recording session, just trying to play like John Bonham really, hitting hard, but there were subtle sections, groove sections and that drum explosion near the end as well. A lot of fun! Great live song too but we didn't perform it many times due to voice problems for Truey.

Mark Trueack

Yep we had too many issues with traveling long distances, and with only Tim and I driving I suffered with exhaustion and lack of energy.

Mark Truey Trueack (bio)

Steve Hackett

Guy Manning

This was always going to be a tricky one live...so many changes of section and sounds on the keyboards to facilitate.

I was controlling 3 keys for me and also 1 for Marek...so lots of prep in configuring my controlling software ahead of the tour was needed. Although we didn't get to play it every time, when we did it went down very well indeed.

The basic structures and melodies for the keyboard parts had been extremely well laid down and constructed in the demos that Sean had originally done for Unitopia...so all I had to was re-interpret these for myself to suit my stylings and ways of looking at music..

So some changes were of course made and I hoped that Sean would approve!

Damanek.com 'Guy Manning, Marek Arnold, Dan Mash'

 

Tim Irrgang

There's not much to tell about the (recording) session. I did the whole UPF album on one night after work at Matt's (Williams) studio. It was the first time I'd heard a lot of the tunes. It was fairly spontaneous.

Tim Irrgang (bio) - Percussion

Ed Unitsky

Ted Ollikkala has made a complex and long mix for this great song .... a lot of the characters are different..... I am happy to be a part of UPF great project - it always brings a very special message! You can see it here too. Ed Unitsky (UPF logo design & album artwork).

https://www.facebook.com/Ed.Unitsky.fanpage/

 

Konstantin Dmitriev

Konstantin Dmitriev

Great music and really well performed music show in a good company of free culture animated works! The music is absolutely striking. Personally I am already a fan of that band and it is a honor to have one of our animations in their show.
 
Paul Levinson

"A real treat for the sensorium - anime, live action, CGI, scenes that ripple and remind of Dune, Avatar, and Yellow Submarine, woven together and served up with music that resonates with The Beatles and The Who and the Moody Blues and the psychedelic storytelling of the sixties. A great and sage refuge from a cold night, rainy day, or any place in this real world where you'd rather not be for half an hour." - Paul Levinson, author of The Silk Code and The Plot to Save Socrates.

More about Prof. Levinson -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Levinson

Movie Stills

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More Heerlen photos by Jutta Fassbinder - 35 photos
Nieuwe Nor Heerlen (Netherlands, 3 October 2014)

Thanks for the interest in using our work. It's always a pleasure to see remixes. Ton Roosendaal Blender Foundation

Lyrics

Part 1 - Travelling Man

Travelling through time - in the hearts of slaves
Nature flickers - through the day and night
Cruelty and kindness, chaos and creation
Many faces, many names, never sure what’s black and white
Try to make it to the crossroads
But my eyes begin to fail

Protector of the travelling man
The keeper of the crossroads
Ancient myths and caravans
Open doors to secret codes
(x2)

Reaching the threshold, between four sides of life
Not here nor there brings out the inner child
Every cross with every zero helps us to decide
The actions that we undertake, knowledge will provide
Try to make it to the crossroads
But my eyes begin to fail

Protector of the travelling man
The keeper of the crossroads
Ancient myths and caravans
Open doors to secret codes
(x2)

Part 2 - Eshu

Convergence of realities, commonalities
Between theory and phenomena, the silent devotees
Bringing out the fool in man he wants to show the way
Intersecting points of view, can lead to disarray

Eshu... who are you?
Eshu... What do you do? (x2)
He fools us time and time again, walk away my friend
Another wrong direction, another throw of dice
Wearing black or wearing red depends on where you stand
A ghostly apparition takes you by the hand
Eshu... who are you?
Eshu... What do you do? (x4)

Part 3 – The Guardian

On the edge of every path our minds can be confused
Our journey only just begun the guide is not excused
Offerings and choices from the Guardian of the door
The point at which we make the choice dictates the inner core

How many decisions give birth to reality?
From the mundane to the magical, there’s no guarantee
Are we all on the same path? Are we heading to the light?
Are we going through the right door?
Will we all reunite?
When will we all reunite?

No the truth is what we seek, it’s everything we are
How can we find the right direction that we need to go?
There is no way we can turn left if we can’t reach the cross
On the road to everywhere
Will we all reunite?
When will we all reunite?
Will we all reunite?
When will we all reunite?

Part 4 – Pulled From All Sides (Instrumental)

Part 5 – Travelling Man (Reprise)

Protector of the travelling man
The keeper of the crossroads
Ancient myths and caravans
Open doors to secret codes
(x2)

Part 6 – Questions

What if it never happened? (x4) with UPF choir
How, how long, how long? (x5) with UPF choir

Part 7 – I Hold On To Your Love

And so I look back on my time
And wonder if there’s anything I could have changed
I hope you know how hard I tried
To always take the path of light
And even though sometimes I lost
The part of me that should be ever faithful
I tried to look upon the cross
And hold on to what’s right
I listen to your voice
Your outstretched arms they guide me

I hold on to your love
I hold on to your love
I have no other choice
Your gentle spirit revives me
I hold on to your love
I hold on to your love

And all the choices still remain
And many questions that are left unanswered
But I can see through all the pain
The right way every time

I listen to your voice
Your outstretched arms they guide me
I hold on to your love
I hold on to your love
I have no other choice
Your gentle spirit revives me
I hold on to your love
I hold on to
I yearn for you
I hold on to
I hold on to your love

http://lyrics.wikia.com/wiki/United_Progressive_Fraternity:The_Traveling_Man_(The_Story_Of_Eshu)

The Blender Open Source Movies

Elephants Dream
Sintel
Tears of Steel
Elephants Dream

Elephants Dream (code-named Orange) tells the story of Emo and Proog, two people with different visions of the surreal world in which they live. Viewers are taken on a journey through that world, full of strange mechanical birds, stunning technological vistas and machinery that seems to have a life of its own. It is the first Open Movie by the Blender Foundation. Ton Roosendaal - Producer, Bassam Kurdali - Director.

Elephants Dream is the story of two strange characters exploring a capricious and seemingly infinite machine. The elder, Proog, acts as a tour-guide and protector, happily showing off the sights and dangers of the machine to his initially curious but increasingly skeptical protege Emo. As their journey unfolds we discover signs that the machine is not all Proog thinks it is, and his guiding takes on a more desperate aspect.

 

Open Movie – free to share and show

Tears of Steel is licensed as Creative Commons Attribution 3.0, which allows you to share and show the film freely, for as long you keep the credit scroll included.

References

 

Sintel

Sintel (code-named Durian) is a short computer animated film by the Blender Institute, the third Open Source Film released by  the Blender Foundation. It was produced by Ton Roosendaal, chairman of the Foundation, and directed by Colin Levy, an artist at Pixar Animation Studios.

In the film we meet a lonely girl who is saved on a barren snowfield  by a shaman. In the hut of the shaman she tells her life story; how she found a wounded baby dragon in a dilapidated city, and how a deep bond grows between them. When the little dragon is kidnapped violently by an adult dragon, she takes a long quest. After her visit to the shaman she then undergoes a dramatic confrontation with the adult dragon.

 

Open Movie – free to share and show

Tears of Steel is licensed as Creative Commons Attribution 3.0, which allows you to share and show the film freely, for as long you keep the credit scroll included.

References

 

 

Tears of Steel

Tears of Steel (code-named Mango) is a live-action/CGI short film by producer Ton Roosendaal and director/writer Ian Hubert. This is the fourth Open Movie by Blender Foundation.

The short science fiction film is about a group of warriors and scientists who gather at the “Oude Kerk” in a future Amsterdam to stage a crucial event from the past in a desperate attempt to rescue the world from destructive robots.

 

Open Movie – free to share and show

Tears of Steel is licensed as Creative Commons Attribution 3.0, which allows you to share and show the film freely, for as long you keep the credit scroll included.

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