Thelemic Musick MP3s
please see http://www.hoor-europe.org/infamus /"> http://www.hoor-europe.org/infamus/ for some Thelema-inspired songs by a European Duo (Manfred Holub and Timo F. Knopf). Includes a beautiful rendition of AL I, 14!!
Style: different styles; electronic, ambient chill and rap.
Do you suppose they've used qabalah or some such 'cagean' device
to determine their harmonic intervals and rhythms?
in what way Thelema might be used to shape not only the literary themes of music,
but also the very score itself?
This is something I've thought about,
but have not put much effort into finding an answer,
So many things to know.
An interesting follow-up to the concept of magically influencing music with gematria is Jaz Coleman's use of it in the Killing Joke album "Outside the Gate". Jaz briefly talks through his approach and intent in the spoken-word album "The Courtauld Talks". He also discusses some other magickal issues on the CD...Nema included.
Another lead is David Cherubim's site:
The site contains a mix of introductory essays covering a host of appetisers including:
"The Hands of Musick" - Occult instructions for combining Magick and Music by use of the hands.
"The Major Scale of Musick" - A magickal and theoretical explanation of the Mother of all Scales.
"Diabolus in Musica" - A historical and magickal interpretation of the Tritone of Music. Intriguing.
"The Spiritual Guitar Guide" - Magickal, alchemical, occult and historical information on the Guitar.
Hope that helps!
I haven't checked your suggestions yet,
but it looks promising.
Based on the titles of the essay
it looks like there's a bit of magick built in to music to begin with.
I don't want to hijack the thread,
but I'm very interested in
the magickal nature of the 'jam session'
and collective 'improvisation'
in addition to wrote composition.
I'll hold these thoughts until after I've read through the essay mentioned above.
A mantra to open the mind.
listen at http://johannheyss.multiply.com/music/item/35
Z'EV did some intresting stuff and wrote an intresting book based on cabalah back in the early 90s sadly its out of print, but an electronic version is avalible from his site.
His whole magical system is based around cabalah and beat, using beat as an entrance to program time and perception.
Hi all & 93,
There is a new track online by ACHSE des BÖSEN (Axxis of Evil)
"Ketzer-Reim" (Heretic Rhyme)
A chilled beat with dark/occult raps... pretty obscure, but hey it's mine 😉
Some trax feature thelemic voicesamples... and Star Wars samples, lol.
thanks for the link! ive often wondered if these themes could even be directly incorporated ( in an overt manner) into a musical work. im more of an "encode it" type of musician, but the idea is still interesting to me.
Personally using strict methods to create inspired music I find difficult - much easier to create a trance-like atmosphere and then drop the vocals into it (like the tracks Equinox of the Gods and Law of the Strong .... more info on GOTHICK at www.t3kton.com (plus the album is available from Atlantis Bookshop, London).
Interestingly I think Crowley touched on this hmself when he crated the Rites of Elusis with Laylah on violin and hisnown poetry used to invoke the planetary spirits.