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Cantat Ergo Sumus

 

Cantat Ergo Sumus (It is singing [as in it is raining], therefore, we are) combines my interests in philosophy and music. I recently received a grant from TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities) at Oxford University to develop this project with Oxford band Flights of Helios.

The songs (see below for demos)

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


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

 

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.

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

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"

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

 

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

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

FoolishnessPaul Lodge
00:00 / 02:48
The IslandPaul Lodge
00:00 / 05:09
Of Shadow and EcchoPaul Lodge
00:00 / 04:09
BrahmaPaul Lodge
00:00 / 04:11
Oh Redness of BloodPaul Lodge
00:00 / 04:02
Small CountryPaul Lodge
00:00 / 04:32
Zarathustra's RoundelayPaul Lodge
00:00 / 03:55
I Dreamed I Saw St AugustinePaul Lodge
00:00 / 02:47
New AngelPaul Lodge
00:00 / 03:50