Arcana V: Musicians on Music, Magic & Mysticism - download pdf or read online

By John Zorn

ISBN-10: 0978833791

ISBN-13: 9780978833794

For hundreds of years musicians have tapped into mysticism, magic and alchemy, embracing ritual, spell, incantation and prayer, and experimenting with esoteric techniques to concord, pitch and vibration. In fresh many years, avant-garde musicians have rediscovered those overlaps, as occultism has reinvented itself--through Buddhist and different Asian impacts, Thelema and Chaos Magic--to accommodate cultural lines from psychedelica via Punk and business tune. This distinctive variation of John Zorn's a lot acclaimed Arcana sequence specializes in the mystical elements of the act of creating tune. Neither historic review nor musicological examine, it illuminates the sympathies among track and the esoteric culture with the aid of modern day best experimental musicians and occultists. between those are William Breeze, Gavin Bryars, Alvin Curran, Fred Frith, Sharon Gannon, Larkin Grimm, William Kiesel, Yusef Lateef, Frank London, Meredith Monk, Mark Nauseef, Pauline Oliveros, Genesis P-Orridge, Terry Riley, David Toop, Greg Wall, Peter Lamborn Wilson and Z'ev.

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Influence on the location of CM (solar system 35. Hung, p. I. ^^- 36. ^® And there are much keys and modes could be analogous to the various configurations of plan­ ets in our solar system which astrologers call planetary pictures. One example of using music with astrology was the work of the 17th century mystic Athanasius Kircher, who developed a method of com­ position using the symbolism of planets related to specific voice-leading. In a major work entitled Musurgia Universalis (Universal Music) Kircher The Mancy of Colors 29-32.

571. Similar to the symbolism of geometry in motion that we call astrology, there was developed a symbolism of colors that appears to be drawn from Nature. « > mcations). The human species greatest gift is the ability to create and manipulate symbols. Symbolism can also be used to generate a feeling, sensation or idea of a metaphysical nature. , and their motion. Earlier, I referred to the merging principle as being equivalent to the concept of modulation, the idea of change from one form or condition into another.

And there are much keys and modes could be analogous to the various configurations of plan­ ets in our solar system which astrologers call planetary pictures. One example of using music with astrology was the work of the 17th century mystic Athanasius Kircher, who developed a method of com­ position using the symbolism of planets related to specific voice-leading. In a major work entitled Musurgia Universalis (Universal Music) Kircher The Mancy of Colors 29-32. 43, 61. II, 43, 61. 39. Personal communication with astrologer Simon France.

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