Welcome to Part 1 of Episode 13, "The Magic of Tone." This episode focuses on French-American composer, painter, poet, prolific author, and renowned astrologer, Dane Rudhyar (1895-1985). Coming to America from Paris in 1916, Rudhyar’s intuitively dissonant Theosophically inspired music and philosophy would influence numerous composers, including Ruth Crawford Seeger, Katherine Ruth Heyman, and Henry Cowell. Painting throughout his life, Rudhyar was a member of the Transcendentalist Painting Group in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Meanwhile he would emerge as one of the most influential astrologers in American history and a foundational figure in the New Age movement.