I have some photos in this new Japanese Dubstep Guide Book; alongside words by the brilliant Laurent Fintoni! Available on Amazon. (I have no idea what the title characters mean)
“People do meditation to find psychic alignment. That’s why people do psychotherapy and analysis. That’s why people analyze their dreams and make art. That is why many read Tarot cards, cast I Ching, dance, drum, make theater, pry out the poem, and fire up the prayer. That’s why we do all the things we do. It is the work of gathering all the bones together. Then we must sit at the fire and think about which song we will use to sing over the bones, which creation hymn, which re-creation hymn. And the truths we tell will make the song.”
– Clarissa Pinkola Estés from Women Who Run With The Wolves
There’s a great musical director inside my head. She gathers tunes without my conscious knowing, playing certain ones at certain times and providing a continuous, changing soundtrack to my changing interior weather system. Sometimes my amateur emo artist self calls on her to illustrate the way I feel (be it good or bad or something else), often to kick it out of my system. Then we rifle through the archives together pulling out songs. Music as detox, music as therapy, music as creation, or re-creation hymns, songs to sing over the bones with. Today, the maestro and I searched for hymns for the leaving of a situation, character and a longer term, annoyingly cyclical part of myself; internal and external predators as Clarissa Pinkola Estes (quoted above) might say. In short it’s a patch that’s ushering in a much needed personal revolution and, like all good revolutions, it needs a soundtrack. Enter Digital Mystikz, whose name is ever more apt in these days of techno-nature; and Mala in particular. I moved through as many of his tunes as I could find on my laptop; allowing the frequencies to penetrate and pull bits of me out like string, a feeling comparable to a recent acupuncture experience. The more I dug, the more I felt relieved; lighter, tweeting (another form of creation hymns perhaps) the tunes that were pulling out the energies that a few years ago, I would’ve stamped into the floor at DMZ at Mass.
It’s no coincidence that I found an affinity with some of their titles also:
Shake Out The Demons…
Posted in MUSIC, RANDOM
Tagged clarissa pinkola estés, creation hymns, digital mystikz, dmz, emo, mala, meditate on bass weight, music, psychic alignment, psychology, recreation hymns, techno-nature, twitter, women who run with the wolves
As part of REMOVALS, a series of events in which THINGS at the Café at Antenna Studios will be subtracted; on Sunday 11th of March, MONEY will be taken away, with alternative forms of value negotiated.In simple terms, this means that if you would like tea, coffee, or cake, you will need to barter – come prepared with things with which to swap them for!!
Items gained by the cafe at the end of the day will be photographed and / or exhibited at the cafe throughout the following week.
REMOVALS is a design research project by Georgina Cook ( Drumzofthesouth / Café @ Antenna Studios) which aims to test and expand on ideas related to transition, adaption and “elimination, by design,” as proposed by the Australian theorist and farmer Tony Fry.
Cafe Thing @ Antenna Studios
Bowyers Yard, Haynes Lane
Crystal Palace, London
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Tagged antenna studios, bartering, cafe thing, crystal palace, design, elimination, georgina cook, London, removals, research, se19, subtraction, sustainment, tony fry, trade