By John Zorn
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 contemporary many years, avant-garde musicians have rediscovered those overlaps, as occultism has reinvented itself--through Buddhist and different Asian affects, Thelema and Chaos Magic--to accommodate cultural lines from psychedelica via Punk and commercial track. This particular variation of John Zorn's a lot acclaimed Arcana sequence specializes in the mystical points of the act of creating track. Neither historic review nor musicological examine, it illuminates the sympathies among track and the esoteric culture with assistance from cutting-edge most interesting 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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Is it not the ternary? Take note: Unity is unmixed, the binary is compounded, and the ternary is reduced to the simplicity of Unity. " -Trithemius^^ 66 together with the sounds that they made. ) • Study of number in motion (music) • Study of geometry in motion (astronomy) These are the exoteric fields of study. But in ancient times there was always an exoteric counterpart to any exoteric subject: 67 REGARDING THE SONIC SYMBOLISM OF WHEN AND WHERE COLEMAN • Study of geometric symbolism (geomancy) ity of those moments in which it was created, for many reasons.
Conjunctions in 51 Uranus years or 26 Neptune years. Venus-Mars: Mars does not appear to have a significant effect on solar tidal forcing. These planets have a 3:1 resonance, two con junctions in 3 Venus years or 1 Mars year. conjunction in 3 Neptune years or 2 Pluto years. the position of CM, a resonance of 51:26 (close to 2:1) with thirteen Neptune-Pluto: These planets have a resonance of 3:2, with one As explained earlier, none of these proportions in Nature are ever exact, the real relationships are within a certain orb of the precise ratio.
4/27/1905. u / o i / i M t itrrci Figure 13. 12/1/1906. 72 73 COLEMAN REGARDING THE SONIC SYMBOLISM OF WHEN AND WHERE 1». 07/06/1912 19)04:3« klZPlZ (VTC) Figure 14. 9/15/1907. Figure 16. 7/6/1912. As can be expected of Nature, this five-pedal flower pattern is not static, but rotates through the zodiac throughout time, giving a kaleido scopic expression of colors against the movements of the other planets. This movement progresses in 72° segments that slowly rotate throughout the zodiac. The relationship of Jupiter against this Earth-Venus cycle adds another layer to the rhythm.
Arcana V: Musicians on Music, Magic & Mysticism by John Zorn