A meditation on contemporary music.
“Everything which is in the heavens, on the earth and beneath the earth
is penetrated by the quality of connection,
is penetrated by the quality of being related.”
Hildgard von Bingen suddenly appeared while making this episode of Kairos. For starters with her timeless music which rose from the depths of the memory and subsequently imposed physically while clearing boxes with old cd’s. Subsequently with her timeless wisdom. Unfathomable, but collected in the quote above. Just like those words, her music encloses the space wherein what lies where there aren’t any words or sounds for. We can’t get any closer than this.
Also the little poem by Anita Frenks: with a few words she describes the space wherein the unnamed wonder unfolds.
A lot of timeless and beautiful music in Kairos today. So, Hildegard von Bingen, original and edited, the eternal music of The Dowland Project, the etherical piano music by Matteo Myderwyk a.o. Hear how Jorg Verhoeven takes over the baton of an anonymous predecessor of almost eight centuries before and how Michael Price himself connects the centuries with each other. Listen to Harrold Roeland who with a few brushes of his pencil paints a landscape. And how al these works and many more are penetrated by the quality of connection.
Playlist 20190207 2300 Kairos 103
00:15 Matteo Myderwyk. Axioma IX. Album ‘Ataraxia’. Excelsior Recordings.
02:39 Hildegard von Bingen (arr: Richard Souther). Sed Diabolus. Album ‘Vision, the music of Hildegard von Bingen’. Angel CDC 7243 5 55423 2 8.
04:40 Richard Souther: The Anointing. Album ‘Vision, the music of Hildegard von Bingen’. Angel CDC 7243 5 55423 2 8.
08:47 Manu Delago. Alpine Brook (fragment). Album ‘Parasol Peak’. TPLP1450CDP.
11:39 Hildegard von Bingen. O Euchari. Oxford Camerata; Jeremy Summerly. Album ‘Hildegard von Bingen / Heavenly revelations / Hymns, Sequences, Antiphons, Responds. Naxos 8.550998.
20:13 Milos Valent / John Surman / Stephen Stubbs. Saudade. Album ‘The Dowland Project, Romaria’. John Potter. ECM NEW SERIES 1970 476 5780.
26:12 Michael Price. Fan Bay. Album ‘Tender Symmetry’. Erased Tapes Records ERATP112CD.
31:30 Anonymous (from Carmina Burana manuscript c. 1230). Veris Dulcis. Album ‘The Dowland Project, Romaria’. John Potter. ECM NEW SERIES 1970 476 5780.
36:31 Jorg Verhoeven. Original green part 5. Album ‘Meditation Bass clarinet’. Self-released.
42:00 Rocókon / Harrold Roeland. Stargazing Savanna (fragment). Album ‘Generative Landscapes 1’. Self-released (see: https://harroldroeland.bandcamp.com/album/generative-landscapes-1-3).
49:45 Trad. O Maria Stella Maris. Trio Mediaeval. Trio Mediaeval (Anna Maria Friman, Torunn østrem Ossum, Linn Andrea Fuglseth). Album ‘Stella Maris’. ECM 1929
56:23 Matteo Myderwyk. Axioma II. Album ‘Ataraxia’. Excelsior Recordings.
Poem: Anita FrenksProduced by: