for herman poole blountaka sun ra
when movements from tone to tone are codified
& consciously used within a symbolic frame of
reference, the language of music develops.
u, who cherished irony & paradox
as a way to break out of conventional
music making ventured even into stark
atonality in yr endless quest to
disrupt the basic unity of europe’s
collective psychism; its imperial
drive for conquest, expansion, austere
christian salvation. u were there eshu-ing,
trickerating & dancing at the crossroads;
carrying messages, re-coding movements
from tone to sacromagical tone –zoning!
© Joseph McNair; 2010