a Ritual of Colors
It was around 1990 - the time of this performance - that my interest in "creative
spirituality" reached a climax. The strict, cyclic alternation of electronic colors and
vocals with percussion is intended to create a ritualistic, trance-like atmosphere. The
text is a series of "sound-names"; these are developed by musical variation.
Ultimately I came to feel the modern world has grown beyond receptivity to myth and
ritual. Another notion, "empathetic quests," found expression in The Transcendental
Railroad. Then came the giddy freedom of the Hybrid Genre, the romantic labyrinth of
Ofterdingen's universe, the startling appearance of Athanasius Schnee...
And so listeneng now to Koinonia is as strange an experience for me as it is for you.