Jules came from the Antilles, and worked as a concierge at the Hotel Lillebonne, the culture centre in the old town of Nancy.
Me, I came from home, and I was working on a recording made during the night. A series of music pieces telling the story of a crazy firefighter. The last piece ended like a clock that stopped, and we were trying to reach the most extreme point in time, tick after tick, tick, and then tack ... tick, to put our last sound there.
It is 5:30 A.M., the sun rises up, and our dear Jules passes his head through the door of the studio. He enters for a moment, listening to what we do, interested.
"Do you know what has just happened? "... uh ...
"The radio just announced that Big Ben stopped during the night. "
Our firefighter had stopped the time with a fire.
Synchronicity, chance, or power of intention?
I'm not Steven Hawkins, but time has always interested me, since music implies a certain knowledge of time.
And to paraphrase Clint Eastwood: "There are two kinds of people on earth,
music is an art of nomads - those who understand their symbols in Time with mantras, sound symbols.
unlike the sedentary arts, who understand them in Space - yantras, visual symbols, architecture, painting... In short, you dig.
(in the arts of Time, there is also theater, but one does not always have the gun)
So here is today:
A short excursion outside time, in E-ternity
From quality to quantity - when do one defines time? And who is "one" if not the consciousness that says "one"?
When does time appear? And how is it measured?
There is, of course, a lot to say, but the oldest accessible cosmic calendar is Indian
it's the Adventure of Man - Man-vantara (man-adventure)
In our current kalpa, we have 14 periods, 2 x 7 manvantaras divided into 4 cycles called Yuga,
4 Yugas 4 + 3 + 2 + 1 = 10 - just as for the Greeks the Tetraktys 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 = 10
These proportions also have qualitative aspect. They describe the gradual descent from the extreme quality to the extreme of quantity.
Naturally, a descent tends to accelerate.
The astronomical periods are calculated on the basis of 1 degree every 72 years, dividing the circle most naturally, ie on a basis 3, 6, or 9
So we have 72 x 60 = 4320
So our basic number to calculate is 4320, with the proportional series: 1728, 1296, 864, 432.
The astronomical period of the precession of the equinoxes makes 25920 years
The Ancients, Chinese, Persians, Greeks and Romans spoke of "Great Year" with a duration of 12960 years
Our current Kalpa is 64800 years old, (5 "Great Years")
Satya Yuga 25960, Treta Yuga 19440, Dwapara Yuga 12960, Kali Yuga 6480
For the Greeks and Romans there were 4 ages, Silver Gold, Brass, Iron.
We are at the end of a period of 6480 years, at the age of Iron or Kali Yuga.
A symbol allows to manifest an intention, and for the music, to be in tune and harmonize unisono with the Universe; maybe you now understand why I tune my music to a pitch of = 432 vibrations per second, ie Herz?
Finally, it is my only constraint in the calendar