Thursday, April 22, 2010

for ferrell “pharaoh” sanders (22)

for ferrell “pharaoh” sanders
(1940 --

yr pharaonic tonicity, of the sedge &
the bee, yr cunning & canny permutations of the
trilateral monosyllabic, often transcribe a
mystic resonance into soundscapes of old kemet
or japan, mantra-like, in simple, repetitive
melodies with an unhurried sense of perfect peace
or alternately into waves of harsh, overblown
cacophony – shrieking note clusters, rhythmic chaos –
growing into intense columnar vortices of
affect only to be sublimated again by
incessant repetitive phrasing, chanting, rolling
yr eyes up into yr head playing & praying &
giving in to the first manifestation of god,
the exquisite sound of her name, wholly holy – free!

© Joseph McNair; 2010

1 comment:

  1. Pharaoh Sanders was my guide through solitary if not lonely nights taking me to upper Egypt, Lower Egypt, persuading me that the Creator has a master plan, even taking me astral traveling (I recognize the background music) thank you!