The dithyramb (Ancient Greek: διθύραμβος, dithyrambos) was an ancient Greek hymn sung and danced in honour of Dionysus, the god of wine and fertility; the term was also used as an epithet of the god: Plato, in The Laws, while discussing various kinds of music mentions “the birth of Dionysos, called, I think, the dithyramb.” Plato also remarks in the Republic that dithyrambs are the clearest example of poetry in which the poet is the only speaker.
Polyphony is a type of musical texture consisting of two or more simultaneous lines of independent melody, as opposed to a musical texture with just one voice, monophony, or a texture with one dominant melodic voice accompanied by chords, homophony.
A Sound Bath Score *Frequency* (for dancers) – ascending frequency, a meditative score for dancers to engage with at home or outside with headphones, a method to develop somaticization and improvisational techniques. Written poetry score accompanies sound, to be read before movement.
‘It all begins in the Earth
Grow from here
It all begins with the base
As frequency rises, slowly ascend your focus
Until you’re at your highest
Transcendent, in a state of ecstasy’