Stephen, Banks
(United Kingdom)

Title of contribution:

The Power Of Integral Music

Where & when:

Toscana II.

Thursday, May 28th, 11:30 – 13:30


Presentation: The Power Of Integral Music

Ken Wilber has said about Steve’s ground-breaking Integral Oratorio: “Steve Banks’s ‘Blue Pearl Oratorio’ is a wonderful, exciting musical composition created as a manifestation of his Integral understanding. It’s a superb, exhilarating, magical piece of music that takes one through any number of different experiential realities, a manifestation of Steve’s own wider and deeper awareness. Sit back and enjoy a rich trip through these effervescent realities in your own case, highly recommended.” Music is a powerful, psychoactive medium for expressing the Integral vision. Steve will explain some features of his Integral music: the difference between music that transforms and music that translates; the use of ‘key’ changes; holarchy; the spectrum of consciousness; silence; the physical and temporal performance ‘space’ (LR). Steve will be inviting support for the World Premiere of this oratorio, on 27.2.21. You can listen to a demo recording online, at

About Stephen Banks:

Steve is a musician, Integral composer and workshop leader. He has performed with many ensembles from the London Symphony Orchestra to the Carnival Band. He has played for rituals based on Dagara traditions, and has co-led Rites of Passage for men. His major new composition, an ‘Integral Oratorio’, is the first of its kind. He has been an Integral and meditation practitioner for 25 years. He has created the experiential course ‘Demystifying Mysticism’ based on Wilber’s work.

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