LightNight 2019 – LJMU John Foster Chapel: Ancestral Voices: The Navagraha Ritual
Venue: LJMU John Foster Building
Times: 20:00 - 22:00
ANCESTRAL VOICES: THE NAVAGRAHA RITUAL
20:00 – 20:45 & 21:15 – 22:00
LJMU John Foster Chapel
A multi-sensory meditative journey into the ‘nine celestial bodies’, using pioneering harmonic scales and technology inspired by ancient civilisations augmented by cutting edge science.
Respected electronic music producer Liam Blackburn presents his latest album Navagraha, which 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).
Places are very limited, booking is essential via www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/ancestral-voices-19338710967