Demeter (other string with pre-recorded sound)
by Ros Bandt (2011)
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.
Instrumentation: Tarhu, field recordings.
Duration: 4 min.
Dedication note: For Agapi Amanatidis
Words from Hesiod, Homeric Hymn II - To Demeter.
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