A series of philosophical poems set to music. Cantat Ergo Sumus [It Sings
Therefore We Are] is both an allusion to Descartes and an homage to the mysterious emergence which sings us all.
Cantat Ergo Sumus has been developed both as a solo project and with Oxford band Flights of Helios with a Theatre Seed Fund grant from The Oxford Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)
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
Brahma: A poem by 19th C 'Transcendentalist' philosopher, Ralph
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 Sumus lies in the role that it
played in the evolution of the thinking of 20th C philosopher Simone Weil