Septimana – Eduard Heyning
Septimana is a suite of seven musical sketches contemplating the seven planetary weekdays, expressing the characteristics of numbers and divine eponyms using seven keys, rhythms, scales, melodies, sound collages and some improvisations. It is part of my post-graduate research on ‘Star Music’ in the ‘Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred’ programme at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.
Septimana is Late Latin for ‘week’. In the world of antiquity, there was a general sense that the stars were connected to the gods and to music. As the week has a circular pattern, the music should be played ‘in repeat’, forever … More info at my website: heyning.nu .