Navagraha means ‘nine celestial bodies’ in Sanskrit, each ‘Graha’ is a specific vibration and relates to the nine planets of our solar system. In 1978 Hans Cousto, a Swiss mathematician and musicologist discovered the natural law of the cosmic octave as the link between different kinds of periodically occurring natural phenomena, such as the orbit of the planets, the weather, colours, rhythms and tones. For the Navagraha project Ancestral Voices (Liam Blackburn) has taken Hans Cousto’s ‘frequency’ of each planet and created a unique tuning system for each track. The result is a mixture of Ptolemaic, Pythagorean and alternative harmonic scales that create a profound effect on the consciousness of the listener.
*Please note the format of this event requires the audience to lie down so please bring anything that will make you comfortable (cushion, blanket etc). Website