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Demeter (other string with pre-recorded sound)

by Ros Bandt (2011)

Tarhu connections


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Tarhu connections / Ros Bandt.

Library shelf no. CD 2796 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

The Homeric Hymn to Demeter describes the awesome nature of the goddess Demeter and how her daughter rises from the underworld each year bringing spring and growth. The text and tarhu were recorded by Stavros Sallinakos in the 16th century Venetian wheatstore, the Palaio Frourio, Corfu, a Unesco World Heritage site, during the WFAE Crossing Listening Paths Conference there. Soundscapes are from the site of the mysteries at Elefsina, west of Athens - water, wheat, cicadas, bells. For Agapi Amanatidis who over the past decade has provided us with a place to live near the Iera Odos, the Sacred Way of the pilgrimage route.

Work Details

Year: 2011

Instrumentation: Tarhu, field recordings.

Duration: 4 min.

Dedication note: For Agapi Amanatidis

Words from Hesiod, Homeric Hymn II - To Demeter.

Performances of this work

2011: Corfu and Elefsina, Greece. Featuring Ros Bandt, Arthur Scott McDevitt.

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