The Gold Within: Sounds for the Future in Auroville, India
If architecture is frozen music, then music is architecture in movement.. I see a city of sound that keeps transforming itself.. A city in which we live and which we keep building, every day anew.
From this perspective, I try to envisage which kind of buildings, cities, skyscrapers and cathedrals Aurovilians are creating through their expressions in music. I think for instance of the latest performance of the Auroville Choir around the New Year. Adult members of the Choir, along with the Children's Choir, and musicians of the Auroville Orchestra which worked together for the very first time, had been very creative during the many months of rehearsal and particularly during the various performances they gave of their 'New Year's Music 2000'. The result was a rich and complex ensemble of structures emerging, creating an ever changing city through which it was a breathtaking pleasure to walk.
For many Aurovilian musicians, the practice of their instrument has become a way of finding themselves after a full day of work. It has become a sort of active meditation, a way to get in touch with their inner levels, their emotions and creativity. That's probably one of the reasons why there are so many musicians in Auroville, and such a wide spectrum of musical expression.
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