Swells and Soundings

Swells and Soundings

The Resonance Collective has been commissioned to create a new music/dance work to accompany the opening reception of Lucy Kalian’s Swells & Soundings. Kalian provides the following artist’s statement: Superficially, “Swells and Soundings” celebrates the coastline. Below the surface is deeper exploration of constant shifting: Yearning for things unknown and intangible Reveling in the sheer exuberance of experience Monitoring, in every state, the current position Our piece Sirens explores similar themes, exploring the depths and a sense of endless and ecstatic yearning in the sea. Please join us for this free event where we will premiere our new work Sirens featuring choreography by André Megerdichian and a live vocal/electronic score performed by Fahad Siadat. Details: Monmouth University, Pollack Gallery – Sept. 3oth, 6:30pm-8:30pm For more information visit www.monouth.edu/arts or call 732.263.5715...
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Pythagorean Transposition

Pythagorean Transposition

Pythagorean Transposition   I remember my first encounter with tuning systems and micro-tonality, and the mind blowing realization equal-temperament was not the end-all of how to organize the notes of an octave. It’s been a continual area of interest for me, especially Just Intonation and naturally occurring harmonics. For years I have also been fascinated by the traditions of esoteric mysticism and how they relate to music, but only recently have given myself the time to study them in any significant way. Henry Corbin talks about the importance in these traditions of symbols (as opposed to metaphors and allegory) as a key point of access to higher planes of consciousness and deeper understanding of the divine world and I’ve always seen music as one such symbol. I’m certainly not alone in this. It doesn’t take more than a casual internet search of music+mysticism to find a thriving (often painfully new age) world of people interested in the subject. The idea isn’t new, but the...
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