Current Projects

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.



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". The thesis is a commentary on the painting Angelus Novus by Paul Klee, which Benjamin owned.

Oh Redness of Blood: A setting of 'O rubor sanguinis' by 12th C mystic 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
Zarathustra's RoundelayPaul Lodge
00:00 / 03:55
The IslandPaul Lodge
00:00 / 05:09
Of Shadow and EcchoPaul Lodge
00:00 / 04:09
BrahmaPaul Lodge
00:00 / 04:11
I Dreamed I Saw St AugustinePaul Lodge
00:00 / 02:47
New AngelPaul Lodge
00:00 / 03:50
Oh Redness of BloodPaul Lodge
00:00 / 04:02
Small CountryPaul Lodge
00:00 / 04:32