Endlessly Repeating Endlessly
Endlessly Repeating Endlessly (ERE) is a study of “repetition in change” and “change in repetition” realized through the mediums of popular and experimental music. Informed by 1960s American minimalism, 1970s German Kosmische Musik, and a variety of trance-music performance traditions (from Brekete ritual performance to the Balinese Barong dance), ERE explores the paradoxes of expansion/contraction and propulsion/stasis at the heart of musical repetition. Through a commitment to gradual development centered in ostinatos, textural and timbral exploration, and multi-linear organization, ERE seeks to engender moments of deep listening among both its performers and audience members. Ultimately, ERE is an attempt to develop a musical corollary to Zeno’s Arrow Paradox, summarized in Aristotle’s Physics: “If everything when it occupies an equal space is at rest, and if that which is in locomotion is always occupying such a space at any moment, the flying arrow is therefore motionless” (VI:9, 239b5).
. . . assemblage of musicians and artists interested in exploring repetition in its many forms. Endlessly Repeating Endlessly is a loose assemblage of musicians and artists interested in exploring repetition in its many forms. Endlessly Repeating Endlessly is a loose assemblage of musicians and artists interested . . .