The lines or paths of the Aborigines were transmitted through the Songlines, the existence of the land and the secrets of the past are all hidden in the Songline. In the book, Chatwin travels to Australia to get in touch with Aborigines and the ancient Songlines, to discover the secrets of their stories. It is fascinating to read that a piece of land can be transmitted through the Songline. It then depends on the next generation to be able to continue to exist.
The poet Clemens Brentano was the first to build the story of the rock on beauty. In all probability he associated the echo rock with the ancient myth of the nymph Echo, who, saddened by the loss of her beloved, froze into a rock from which her voice resonated like an echo. In his novel Godwi oder Das steinerne Bild der Mutter, 1801–02. Brentano writes a ballad about Lore Lay, a woman of the same name as the rock Lorelei, who is considered a witch because of her attraction to men. Brentano’s Lore Lay attracts every man with her beauty and kills him.
Overtone singing originated in Central or North Asia, Tibet, South Africa, with the Xhosa, and Sardinia. Especially Mongolia and the Russian Republic of Toeva are known for their overtone singing, which is called throat singing. Mongolian: chuumi, Javanese: chööömei, but also other Turkic peoples, like the Altai, Chakassen, and Basques, have long practiced this singing technique in which they let several tones flow into each other.
The first meeting with Janneke is immediately characteristic of our next encounters. She comes to the State Gallery that we visit with all the fellows, her hair still full from the wind of the bike ride, and while talking, she greets everyone. Outspoken and curious, she’s not afraid to say anything or ask questions, something that I notice repeatedly during our meetings. We talk regularly about her thoughts, about our view of the world and the process she is in. She is keen to involve people in her work – like her father, Ed, who plays a strong role as a sounding board
Studio Visit On Landscape, Cycles and Voice with Janneke van der Putten — Feb 18, 2020