Current Projects

 Cantat Ergo Sumus 

 is a series of philosophical poems set to music. The project has been   developed with Oxford band Flights of Helios with the support of TORCH      (The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities)


 Listen to the first two releases

 on Bandcamp.

 Watch video of live performance on 

 And see below for demos of other  
  songs from the project.


 The Songs:

 Zarathustra's Roundelay: A poem by 19th C philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche    which appears in his book Thus Spoke Zarathustra 

 Of Shadow and Eccho:from Poems and Fancies by the 17th C philosopher

 Margaret Cavendish

 Brahma:  A poem by 19th C 'Transcendentalist'  philosopher, Ralph
 Waldo Emerson.

 Love Draws Me: A setting of a few words from Ch 122 of The Mirror of 

 Simple Souls by 12/13th Century philosopher Marguerite Porete

 Foolishness: A song based on Sec 79 of The Book of the Lover and the       Beloved by 13th C philosopher Ramon Llull.

 The Island:
 An amalgam of two poems (Of an Island and The Ruine of the   Island) from Poems and Fancies by the 17th C philosopher Margaret   Cavendish.

 New Angel: Based on the ninth of the theses from 20th C philosopher Walter   Benjamin's "On the Concept of History" AKA "Theses on the Philosophy of   History"

 Small Country: A song based on a passage toward the end of the Tao Te     Ching, credited to the philosopher Laozi.

 I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine: A cover of a song by Bob Dylan from his 1967  album John Welsey Harding.


 Oh Redness of Blood: A setting of 'O rubor sanguinis' by 12th C           philosopher Hildegard von Bingen.

 Love (III) is a poem by 17th C 'metaphysical poet' George Herbert. Its   primary significance for Cantat Ergo Summus lies in the role that it     played in the evolution of the thinking of 20th C philosopher Simone Weil 

FoolishnessPaul Lodge
00:00 / 02:48
The IslandPaul Lodge
00:00 / 05:09
Of Shadow and EcchoPaul Lodge
00:00 / 04:09
BrahmaPaul Lodge
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Zarathustra's RoundelayPaul Lodge
00:00 / 03:55
I Dreamed I Saw St AugustinePaul Lodge
00:00 / 02:47
Love (III)Paul Lodge
00:00 / 07:01
New AngelPaul Lodge
00:00 / 03:50