Paul Horn’s Musical Legacy



Newspaper Vancouver Sun called Paul Horn: Rest in the “Peace” of your musical legacy. Here Douglas Todd shares his interview with Paul from 1989. It is a fascinating read. It goes like this:

It was 1968. New age music emerged from the womb.

Paul Horn pushes the teeth of Danny the Nubian goat away from the kitchen table and a bowl of steaming pasta. A Rhodesian Ridgeback, basset hound and white cat walk through the kitchen heading for the arched doorway. A few chickens cluck outside.

Horn’s house perches like an elaborate medieval farmhouse on 1 1/2 acres of black rock, yellow grass and green garden looking out to the San Juan Islands. Under pink clouds, birds bob and squawk on the waves. Horn’s next-door neighbor of 15 years, until recently, was former B.C. cabinet minister Hugh Curtis.

The library of the cedar-panelled house, designed by Horn’s wife, Tryntje, is lined with books by Oriental philosophers and yoga teachers that Horn has met or admires, including Krishnamurti, Satyananda, Muktananda and Maharishi.

Read it here.