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)
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.