Dronescape 7: Jñāna – Rigpa
The work Jñāna – Rigpa is exploring the boundaries of autonomous drone composition, both in the sense of its duration (it has the longest single-track duration streaming platforms allow today), as in the sense of its minimalism of musical and technical means used. While creating an atmosphere of almost trance and meditation, it also serves as a means, a tool, for deep and inner reflection. Reflection on one’s own hearing is intended explicitly here: a music that serves to listen to one’s own hearing.
The title of the work refers to Indian Hindu Jñāna, and the Tibetan Buddhist Rigpa, traditions, studying enlightenment, or self-realization. This is not identical to the European concept of Enlightenment however, because here is the personal discovery and individual recognition of the final ground on which everything we know and perceive is based: consciousness in selfless self-awareness it might be called. This consciousness, filled to the brim with emptiness is what is reflected in the music of Jñāna – Rigpa.
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