OF ELDERS - A Soul Journey for Women
powerful and profound journey into the Cave, an intimate
underworld, a hidden landscape of the soul. A journey of
music formed by voices alone, but without words, voices
that give form and song to the ancient Elders, our primeval
mothers, who guide and urge us down through the chambers
of the Cave, through Blood and Bone and Ash and Night and
Moon. A sacred meditation, a raw act of magic. A place where
the traveller may experience the journey inward and the
journey of return.
This album was recorded live and improvised, over four days
and nights. In an unusual departure from the songs and chants
for which she has become well known, Carolyn has created
a work using voice as the only instrument. A music landscape
of many voices interwoven in complex layers giving expression
to the ancient women Elders who dwell within our mythic
underworld, the territory of the soul, the Cave.
The map of this Cave describes six levels; BLOOD (the journey
inward), BONE (the descent), ASH (a distant place), THE
CAVE-BEYOND-THE-CAVE (the rising), MOON (the journey of
returning) with a seventh piece entitled What is the Cave?
The duration of the journey is one hour.
The Cave album evolved from the cycle of work called THE
ORACLE OF NIGHTS which is available as a book - see
Cave of Elders is available on CD for £13