Cycle | Kosmoscópio

Composition

a space odyssey (2021-20__)
no.70+71+72+73+74+75+76+77+78

Kosmoscópio is a cycle in which each of the nine "Musica Universalis" components is depicted in a musical composition.

Sometimes referred to as the “Harmony of the Spheres”, this ancient Greek philosophical abstraction contemplates the various proportions in the movements of celestial bodies. It was Pythagoras who proposed that the sun, moon and planets all emit their own unique drone based on their orbital revolution, incorporating the metaphysical principle that mathematical relationships express resonances of energy which manifest in numbers, angles, shapes and sounds – all connected within a pattern of proportion.

Referred to by their Greek names, and in superseded geocentric order of appearance, Kosmoscópio includes the following celestial objects:
Earth, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and all fixed stars.

photo: Le Sphere du Monde (1542) by French astronomer Oronce Finé

When performed in its entirety, the order of the movements adhere to the Pythagorean model:
1. Gaía
2. Seléne
3. Hermés
4. Aphrodíte
5. Hélios
6. Áres
7. Días
8. Krónos
9. Astéria


Gaía
for orchestra
(work in progress)
Composition
Hermés
for ensemble
(work in progress)
Composition
Aphrodíte
for shō & strings
(work in progress)
Composition
Hélios
for organ
(work in progress)
Composition
Áres
for woodwinds & brass
(work in progress)
Composition
Días
for orchestra
(work in progress)
Composition
Krónos
for orchestra
(work in progress)
Composition
Astéria
for chorus & ensemble
(work in progress)
Composition