Blues Alif Lam Mim

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Mon, 06/28/2021 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
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Tonight on ADN we will listen to the Catherine Christer Hennix composition "Blues Alif Lam Mim in the Mode of Rag Infinity Rag Cosmosis" performed by the Chora(s)san Time-Court Mirage, her expanded just intonation ensemble, featuring a brass section of Amir ElSaffar, Paul Schwingenschlögl, Hilary Jeffery, Elena Kakaliagou, and Robin Hayward; live electronics by Stefan Tiedje and Marcus Pal; and voice by Amirtha Kidambi, Imam Ahmet Muhsin Tüzer, and Hennix herself. This composition recorded in 2014 was recently released on a double LP by Blank Forms Editions. 

       About the peice she says: “Rag Infinity/Rag Cosmosis presents fragments of 'raga-like’ frequency constellations following distinct cycles and permuting their order, creating a simultaneity of ‘multi-universes.’ When two such ‘universes’ come in proximity of each other and begin unfolding simultaneously along distinct cycles, there is a kaleidoscopic exfoliation of frequencies as one universe is becoming two, but not separated—the effect of cosmosis is entrained, binding two or more frequency universes into proximity where their modal properties interact and blend, creating in the process entirely new microtonal constellations in an omnidirectional simultaneous cosmic order with phenomenologically ‘transfinite’ Poincaré cycles (cyclic returns to initial conditions).”

    Blues Alif Lam Mim is about 80 minutes long, so the other 20 minutes we will feature a few other recent releases of new music that feature interesting vocal work.  

    

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Episode Playlist

  • Time
    8:00
    Artist
    Chora(s)san Time-Court Mirage
    Song
    Blues Alif Lam Mim in the Mode of Rag Infinity/Rag Cosmosis (feat. Catherine Christer Hennix)
    Album
    Blues Alif Lam Mim (feat. Catherine Christer Hennix)
    Label
    Blank Forms Editions
  • Time
    9:18
    Artist
    Cucina Povera
    Song
    Sinisen Ruusun Tapaus
    Album
    Lumme
    Label
    Primordial Void
  • Time
    9:38
    Artist
    Trondheim Voices
    Song
    Illumination I
    Album
    Folklore
    Label
    Hubro
  • Time
    9:45
    Artist
    Acavernus & Yantra
    Song
    Lamento & Cólera
    Album
    Label
    Buh Records
  • Time
    9:56
    Artist
    Roxane Métayer
    Song
    Phaleine Somnolente
    Album
    Éclipse des ocelles
    Label
    Primordial Void

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