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Alexander, Ilke Lea: Repeat Until 

 

 

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    Repeat Until… (2014)

    Text by Eliha Kai Orah

    Repeat Until… is a work inspired by the theme “Ritual”, and the routines, patterns and obsessions we make part of our daily lives. The music and text were conceptualised collaboratively, however, much of the music was already composed before the first words were written. This created a process whereby part of the text was moulded around the music, rather than the other way around, which often resulted in fragmentation and repetition, two ideas I associate strongly with the theme of “Ritual”. A ritual seen from the perspective of an outsider, with no knowledge of the ritual being performed, can seem to be merely a series of disjointed actions, words devoid of meaning and routines with no direction. To the insider however it is anything but that. Through the music and text, Eliha Kai and I tried to convey these feelings and ideas.

    To be human is to find fault
    In the rituals of the sane.
    For being ourselves, insane .

    We know there's no other way.
    So a tap here
    And a tap there
    To cheer up the throat.
    The same tap here
    And a tap there
    We know there's no other way.

    For in sacrifice we learn
    We want more than we need
    And discover a world to please
    With our quivering knees.

    The collar, my thought, my mind, my power.
    My factory to manufacture experience within the hour.
    To make some smile and cheer.
    To devour the sour.
    Those rituals we see
    That may never be ours.

    There was another world waiting for the eyes, and it was in literature.
    Another world waiting for the ears and it was in song.

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Total number of musicians: 
2
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Percussion
1
Marimba
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Soprano(s)
1