Morgan Guberman

夢枯記039 Morgan Guberman | Hamadryas Baboon

contrabass solocdrusted blade music/bmi1998

Yumegareki 039
Relaxing my ears, I open myself to receive the sounds surrounding us. That is to bring up the remaining pieces of our animalistic senses, perceive the sounds, and bring them into consciousness. When I consciously perceived the sounds, they were gone. But then, the silence created between the sounds was filled by the words that appeared out of nowhere.Without realizing it, an enormous amount of time gushes out from here, right at the moment. It makes me feel nostalgic, bringing me back to the distant past. That was when humans began to acquire words by vocalizing the sounds. I wonder what kind of music the humans played.
Music expressed through our vocal energy and breathing might not have any objectives or intentions unlike that of the contemporary world. Voices repeated by animals, sounds in the nature, and the natural voices of human beings must have been combined to formulate the music. I don’t know when the human mind began shaping the form, but it might have started with the presence of music in a form of abundant animal-like carnal voices that were constantly changing or in the group rituals or in an expression of emotion or mind. In old days, a variety of music may have resonated without any constraints of words, philosophy, aesthetics, nor forms. Then, words extracted from the voices might have expressed certain meaning, controlled the fertile music, and confined the innate richness of the sounds.
This album and especially the latter part of voices are entertaining and interesting because it sounds like the voices are passing through the time to become music, just the same way as the evolution of human beings from monkeys. Without going through the filter of our thoughts, it tries to escape from the preconfigured music that objectifies the monkeys via words. I can hear the trace of that attempt. I also feel an animalistic destiny of human beings.
It is a kind of grief that humans cannot reach a certain level even with the highly sophisticated words, were it not for music. This album projects directly to our hearts a sense of sublimity that is possessed by human beings as animals through inner voices of Hamadryas Baboons.

In this present time, it seems important to recombine music and words that are detached from the voices and restore the natural sounds. It is said that the ancient Egyptians worshiped Hamadryas Baboons.
In a different context, the words, Hamadryas Baboon, may imply a mystic power. Just leaning toward these words and continuing a minute variation of each sound, tone and interval, the spirit of Hamadryas Baboon may emerge in a mirror of music. I am dreaming of the potential of such music, wondering whether modern humans need to feel fundamental and natural music and its depth.

今回はまさしくこのジャケットに共感して選んだ。Hamadryas Baboonはマントヒヒのことだ。古代エジプト人はマントヒヒを崇めたというが、わかる気がする。いまここにいることに相も変わらず不思議な感覚をいだく。これも果てしなく起こってきた地球規模の環境変動と幾多の偶然の結果だ。進化とも退歩とも特にはいえない大いなる変化があるだけで、善悪も何もかもすべてを含んだこの世界にどこか畏敬の念を抱き続けるのはなぜだろうか。環境のバランスが崩れ生物の多様性が失われれば、意外なところから天敵が出現する。人間だけの話ではない。畏れや予兆は本能的に絶滅を恐れたり死を受け入れることと無縁ではないだろう。言葉によって他を傷つけたり傷つきやすい自分自身の内部の、けがれのない動物的崇高性を古代人はマントヒヒに感じ取ったのだろうか。言葉の統制を経由しないような動物的理性や直観をもってマントヒヒを人間自身の鏡とし、世界に…もっと読む...