Monday, November 22, 2010

Meredith Monk's Book of Days

Robert Llizo posts a "strange and captivating" piece of music and video, which he explains "draw[s] parallels between human fears in the 14th century and the 20th (Bubonic Plague and AIDS, Apocalyptic expectations and fear of nuclear war, etc.)," along with two very interesting "quotes from St. Basil and Marsilio Ficino" — On Creation and the Music of the Spheres.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't the 14th Century the one in which the Danse Macabre style of art came into being, due in no small part to the Black Death?

I kinda think the Zombie film trend is the modernist revision of the Danse Macacbre where the dead rise to take the living with them. The difference is that, due to materialism, it is always a virus or something that must cause it, making it the triumph of disease and the failure of upward evolution (kinda Darwinism's ultimate comeupance, and modern man's fear).

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