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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 ways 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 commercial tune. This detailed variation of John Zorn's a lot acclaimed Arcana sequence specializes in the mystical facets of the act of creating track. Neither ancient evaluate nor musicological examine, it illuminates the sympathies among tune and the esoteric culture with the aid of cutting-edge 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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Earth and Venus are again in opposition, and the trace of the trajectory of EVCM again leads in between the two planets, but closer to the Sun: 07/00/JS04 (ÜTCi Figure 10. 7/8/1904. 6 months later, Earth and Venus are in conjunc­ tion, and the trace of the trajectory of EVCM can be seen to lead directly in between these two planets: 02/lS/190fi (VTC) Figure 12. 2/15/1906. 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.

Different rhythms that move in cycles with specific 60 time relationships), that are partly responsible for giving the sensation of quality and color. "*® 37. Semi, pp. 9-11, 38. , pp. W. ''^ 40. The Harmony of the Spheres: A Sourcebook of the Pythagorean Tradition in Music Qoscelyn Godwin), pp. 273-275. 41. The Great Book of Magical Art, Hindu Magic and Indian Occultism (L. W. de Laurence, 1939), p. 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.

Whereas Uranus and Mercury were in a 90° relationship when plotted on the 360° dial (169° - 79° = 90°), they are now seen as being conjunct when plotted on the 90° dial, so their quadrature relationship is very easy to see at a glance: ru WJ J Figure 5. Gamut of tones as 360®. and dividing the tones into four 90° segments C = 0° C» = 30° It O0 E'- O o 0\ il 1 D E = 120° F F» = 150° G = 210° = 180° = 240° A = 270° = 300° Figure 3. 360° Dial. , the 90° dial). For example, all the tones at 0°, 90°, 180° of CM, the jovian planets Qup, Sat, Ura, Nep), and the Earth were as follows: and 270° would be equivalent in function, the same with the other tones.

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