About the Ebook
"Mysterium Magnum: Singing Mask DreamSong Meditations" by Norman Lowrey with Avatar Orchestra Metaverse was originally a mixed-media video that represents a culmination of the work Norman Lowrey has been doing with his Singing Masks for the past 30 years. It was intended not so much as documentation as the realization of a Singing Mask Ceremony now in the form of an ebook. Images and video clips are presented here from the original video and may be viewed and heard as mandalas for meditation purposes.
Norman Lowrey is a mask maker/composer, Chair of the Music Department at Drew University with Ph.D. from the Eastman School of Music. He is the originator of Singing Masks, which incorporate flutes, reeds, ratchets and other sounding devices. He has presented Singing Mask ceremony/performances at such locations as Plan B and SITE Santa Fe in Santa Fe New Mexico, Roulette and Lincoln Center in New York, and at the site of pictograph caves outside Billings, Montana. His most recent work has been making virtual versions of his masks for use by the Avatar Orchestra Metaverse online in Second Life.