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Watch the Death of the Dancing Star on the SAFFRONKEIRA with Paolo Fresu “Capernaum” Video

Today I’m happy to share a gorgeous collaboration between electronic sound researcher Saffronkeira and Sardinian jazz legend Paolo Fresu. The project is called In Origine: The Field Of Repentance and it’s out on Denovali Records now – order it here. What we’ve got for you right now is the video they’ve created for the track “Capernaum,” a visually stunning opus woven so seamlessly with the gorgeous avant-garde electronic sonics that I feel like I’m witnessing the sound forms themselves. Their inspiration comes from the urgent Nietzsche passage quoted below, and I feel like it captures exactly where we’re at in history. Watching the most despicable men who aren’t able to despise themselves. Many of us empty of our own chaos because we’ve filled ourselves with the manufactured, sterile chaos of consumerism. Others of us reawakening to our inner dancing stars. This video shows us what may be in store if we don’t turn on, tune in, and drop out of the false man-made structures and ideologies that have us hurtling to our ultimate demise…

It is time for man to set a goal for himself. It is time for man to plant the seed of his highest hope. His soil is still rich enough for it. But that soil will one day be poor and exhausted, and no lofty tree will any longer be able to grow on it. Alas. There will come a time when man will no longer launch the arrow of his longing beyond man – and the string of his bow will have unlearned to whir! I say to you: one must still have chaos in oneself to give birth to a dancing star. I say to you: you still have chaos in yourself. Alas. There will come a time when man can no longer give birth to any star. Alas. There will come the time of the most despicable man, who can no longer despise himself.

– Nietzsche “Thus Spoke Zarathustra”

Concept and Directing: Tore Manca | Choreography: Daniela Tamponi Matilda Deidda | Production: mater-ia | Performers: Alessandro Doro Gabriele Bini Matilda Deidda Daniela Tamponi Bruno Petretto

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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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