On November 11, 2012, ÆroDynamic’s first CD, The Garden with Countless Windows, was presented during a concert in Amsterdam. The CD is available now for 15 euros + postage & packing. Please contact us to order a CD.

The Garden with Countless Windows

In the dreamy setting of the poem Rodia=SO2H4 by Nikos Egonopulos, the ‘garden with countless windows’ provides a space in which the contrasting elements of an impossible, surreal landscape can be interconnected. If we look through these countless windows, we will see an ever-changing landscape full of ever-changing stories.

Change, an inevitable presence in our lives and in those of our ancestors, is a universal theme in music and poetry throughout the centuries. Change is also the common theme of the story told on this CD, sometimes disguised as the contemplation of a lover (Sus une fontayne – Ciconia), the description of a terrible disaster (FACTA – Auvinen) or the annual return of spring (Balloons – Gaskill).

Change can be welcome, if it adds to our lives, whether that is honour (Resvellies vous – Dufay), completeness (Quam pulchra es – Power/Dunstable) or the utmost experience of change in the form of the creation of a new life (In the alchemy of the world’s dream – Arnhold). Change however is also feared if it takes the shape of weakness, death, or confronting the unknown (Sotto l’imperio – Da Bologna). Our vulnerability exposed, we move toward supernatural powers and look for protection (Stella maris, Sub tuam protectionem – Dunstable).