PHOENIX WITHOUT CINDERS
Interestingly when something is taken away, you actually get to see it from the 'outside' rather than the 'inside'. So you properly see it, maybe for the first time.
This enables choices to be made, especially in terms of going forward, as going backwards is never an option. Many of the things we had shaping a pre-pandemic world are easily disposed of, we don't need them.
The arts are taking a mighty hit, but whatever arch Tory boy and Johnson chum Andrew Lloyd Webber thinks, our culture will be better off without another of his formulaic musicals.
Throughout history out of immense adversity, great art and culture has risen like a phoenix.
It will absolutely be the same this time too.
Satsangi are currently working on a new album ‘World Falling Down’ to be released at the Coventry – Dresden Arts Festival
WORLD FALLING DOWN
After the Pandemic stopped the live music, we have been writing songs. They feel unique in character reflecting the uncertain times we are living through.
This uncertainty has spread across many aspects of life, including the effects on communities of the pandemic, the emergence of the right in this post-truth age, the UK leaving the European Union, the effects and pressures of the climate change debate. The world is changing, as it always has and always will.
The songs and music for ‘World Falling Down’ represent a reaction to our changing world. Music offers a safe space, another ‘place’ to inhabit. However the new songs also embody a sense of foreboding and loneliness, but intentionally this is not without hope.
Satsangi have a long established collaborative working relationship with video artist Paul Windridge. Our work has been shown at international film festivals, on MTV, on BBC Big Screens throughout the UK, and featured in Rolling Stone Magazine. We are working together on ‘World Falling Down’, with our visual ideas evolving as a response to the ‘feel’ and ‘sense’ within the new music.
We are initially making an album and 40 minute movie.