Between The Acts
We explore the notion of ritual as a founding principle of music as we understand it. Virtually every point in the lives of communities is marked by song. Music punctuates social existence. Notation was born from a need to render the performance absolute before performing it for the gods, and musical ritual resonates still, only under a varying guise. We have selected a plethora of tracks, loosely threading them together by way of expanding upon their heterogeneous yet constant ritualistic aims.
We covered a lot of ground this week, and here are some of the links we refer to:
http://www.sublimefrequencies.com/item.asp?Item_id=95&cd=The-Divine-River:-Ceremonial-Pageantry-In-The-Sahel14:00 - 15:30