Rhyton

Fri May 31 2013
Tenri Cultural Institute

New York, NY

In ancient Greek, Minoa and Persia, rhyta were ceremonial vessels in the form of animals, containers for wine and other beverages, associated with formal ceremonies, and ribald satyrs in equal measure. This concert presents works in the shape of animals, becoming a vessel of significance and representation and establishing a bridge between music and the natural world.

There is a $15 suggested donation; no advanced ticket purchase necessary.

(Image courtesy of The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies” (http://www.cais-soas.com) © 1998~ CAIS)

Programme:

“It is thus possible to create a tradition that is held together by strict rules, and that is also successful, to some extent. But is it desirable to support such a tradition to the exclusion of everything else?...These are questions I intend to ask...And to these questions my answer will be a firm and resounding NO. ”
--Paul K. Feyerabend, Against Method