FOSSILIZING THE END OF TIME
A record contains both the visual symbolism of the mandala and the acoustic symbolism of sound that is arranged cyclically in a rotation independent of the external space and time in which it is situated. The physical structure of the record contains the utopic diagram of the logarithmic spiral journey of the soul towards a timeless center embedded in the archetypal passage of the needle from the outer rim to the inner “endless silence” of the central groove. Thus, the end of each spiral journey is framed by SILENCE.
Paul Laffoley’s logarithmic diagram of Utopic Space
The logarithmic mandala of the vinyl record
Just as sound depends on empty space to resonate, the silence at the inner core of the record plays an essential part in the experience of its rotation. When emptiness is, sound can be. When silence is, music can be. Just as the record preserves time, it also preserves the end of time. The end of time preserves the Hyparctic Song. When time ends, NOW can be.
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