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Auratheft writes: ” I just want to show â€“ in sound â€“ that identity is a problematic and ideological discourse. And itâ€™s dangerous to think thereâ€™s something like a Judeo-Christian Foundation of Europe. There are many roots and routes, tracks and trails, narratives and stories, texts and contexts. Letâ€™s make our own atlas, folks. This is what we share. Or expressed in sound and music: listen & learn.”
all this talk of identity makes me think on the following Charles Simic poem, from The World Doesn’t End:
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There’s a gorgeous, gentle album which fits into these discussions — apparently I wasn’t the only one who brought it to Auratheft’s attention after hearing Doabi Gypsies. ‘Imagined’ by ney player Kudsi Erguner, the full title is: Flamenco & Musique Soufi Ottoman: L’Orient de l’Occident: Hommage Ã Ibn Arabi, Sufi de Andalucia.
(my scanner put in those waves, it must be as heat-fatigued as i am)