The "Jedi of Cool" returns to interstellar
space to explore strange worlds, alien voices and extraterrestrial
grooves in this follow-up CD to "Songs from Other Planets."
The music blends elements of rock, jazz, funk and sci fi to take
you on a voyage through other galaxies. See Music Player to the
Memoir Combines Literature and Music
From the rotational
beat of a pulsar in space to the rhythm of the heart, music infuses
everything around us. Is it possible that music is the essence of
the universe itself? Song of Fire
seeks to discover this fundamental truth. The interconnected stories
are a rhapsody on the elements that constitute how we experience
the world: the moments of humor, sorrow, passion and revelation
that give significance to our origins and endings.
to categorize the book as one genre," explains O'Bergh. "It's
part memoir, part travelogue, part storytelling, part history."
The real incidents that comprise Song of Fire range from the poignant
to the humorous: love and loss; the history of chocolate; hurricanes
and earthquakes; a close brush with a mass murderer; eye-opening
journeys to other cultures; the presence of God.
Links to twelve instrumental songs
appear in various chapters and provide another dimension through
which to experience the stories. The songs are included with the
purchase of the ebook and can be listened to online or downloaded.
Song of Fire
is published in a variety of digital formats, including for the
Kindle, iPad and Sony Reader, and is available from Amazon, Apple,
and other online retailers such as Smashwords.
For readers who lack a dedicated ebook reader, the book is also
available as a PDF document from Smashwords.
and relaxing." Bill Binkelman,
Wind & Wire
"A powerful vision which carries us on a fantastic
all frontiers." Sergiu
Rusu, Radio Arad
jazz, rock, world fusion, funk, and ambient music, Jon O'Bergh creates
a lushly beautiful musical style. Each of his seven CDs explores a different
side of this multi-talented pianist and keyboardist: the interstellar
rhythm of other worlds on Intergalactic Odyssey;
the soothing sounds of the world's spiritual traditions on Sacred
Spaces; the cyberjazz cool of the cosmic lounge on Songs
from Other Planets; a journey through the world's diverse musical
cultures on Carta; the haunting piano pieces
inspired by Mayan ruins on Meditations from a Lost
World; experimental electronica and haunting melodies on Specters
of Twilight; and the moods of the millennium on Millennial
CD nationwide, NAV chart, May and June 2000 - Carta
#3 CD nationwide, NAV chart, July 2002 - Meditations from a Lost World
PAGE INTERVIEW --11/04
Dragon Page program hosts Michael
Mennenga and Evo Terra interviewed Jon in November. Listen
to the interview, and check out The Dragon Page website
for more info about this sci-fi talk show.
INTERVIEW -- 8/27/04
"Wind and Wire" program host Bill Binkelman
interviewed Jon on radio station KFAI in Minneapolis. Listen
to the interview.
Space photo credit: NASA, ESA, CXC, M. Bradac
(University of California, Santa Barbara), and S. Allen (Stanford University)