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Works Futile Spells Gabriel Dharmoo

Futile Spells

  • Gabriel Dharmoo
  • Year of composition: 2016, 19
  • Duration: 14:01
  • Instrumentation: chorus
  • Commission: Soundstreams

In recent works, I imagine strange millennium-old vocal styles/techniques from fictional cultures. This piece focuses on magical, supernatural or ritualistic spells that might have belonged to ancient populations. But if these civilizations could not save themselves from extinction, can one place trust in their belief systems? Should one dismiss these spells as merely futile, or does cynicism prevent one from recognizing the magical?




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