I first saw Mindwalk in a class. I can’t tell you which class it was or what we used it to learn about. I think it was an exercise in understanding different perspectives. It’s an interesting movie, though I’ve heard people say that “Dinner With Andre” is better. I think it’s comparable to “Waking Life”, just older and a bit more preachy. If you can get past that, it’s a good film.
Two major elements of the film were especially lovely to me. First, there’s the setting at a beautiful castle in France. Then there is the song, written by Philip Glass. It’s a wonderful song – entrancing.
So I have been searching and searching for this song. I finally found out it was released on a promo disc in 1995 titled “Music from Dunvagen”, which is pretty much unavailable. I couldn’t find any old copies for sale on Ebay or any fan’s ripped version online. It’s not available for purchase. I searched and searched and eventually found a link. I had to switch my search engine from Google to Dogpile. And even though the file is on Philip Glass’s official site, it’s not linked to (at least as far as I can tell) on the site. I even wrote to the webmaster and asked about the link, since it’s mentioned on the site, but not linked to. He said it’s not available. But I found the link on this page: http://www.trumpetmaster.com/vb/f145/mindwalk-28112.html. The song itself is located here: http://www.philipglass.com/sounds/music-from-dunvagen/16.mp3. Needless to say, I downloaded it and if, for some reason, the link doesn’t work, please contact me and I can either send you the file or post it here on my site for all to download.
The links above no longer work, so I’ve archived the piece on Dropbox for everyone. Happy listening!