As a boy in the 1930s, Soliman Gamil accompanied researchers into the pyramids to learn about Pharaonic music. After his musical education in Cairo and Paris, he recorded traditional rituals throughout Egypt with a tape recorder. Gamil developed his 20th century compositions together with village musicians playing instruments already in use millennia before.
Tabla drums are a major element in Indian classical music. Since the Sixties, they have also appeared outside of that context. 65 minutes with Alejandro Jodorowsky, Catherine Ribeiro + 2 Bis, Geir Jenssen, Robert Ashley and others.
Relics tell stories, take listeners on acoustic journeys, or document situations. They can be poems, studio productions, field recordings, or something completely different. 53-minute mix representing Paul Paulun’s series Fundstück on DLF-Kultur with pieces by Anne Waldman, Helga Goetze, Mark E. Smith, Timothy Leary and 26 other artists.