Zuni Raindance

Composed with Roland MC-303, slide projector installation and Tupper Box.

Performed at the KLANGPROJEKTIONEN 4.6, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna at the Orchesterstudio, 28th April 2007, 19:00h.

Inspired by the Zuni Mythological raindance and spiritual tribal rituals. Slide projectors symbolises water (blue) and earth (red).

A rain dance is a ceremonial dance that is performed in order to invoke rain and to ensure the protection of the harvest. Rain dances can be found in many cultures, from Ancient Egypt to certain Native American tribes. They could still be found in the 20th century Balkans, in a ritual known as Paparuda (Romanian) or Perperuna (Slavic).

Vienna 2007

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