The Very Eye of Night

20 03 2009


Film by Maya Deren

Music by Teiji Ito

Choreography by Antony Tudor

Moreover, we think that from the swift and orderly revolution of the heavens originates musical harmony; that eight tones are produced by the motions of the eight spheres, and a ninth, a kind of harmony, is produced from all of them. And so we call the nine sounds of the heavens, from their musical harmony, the nine Muses. Our soul was endowed from the beginning with the Reason of this music, for the celestial harmony is rightly called innate in anything whose origin is celestial. Which it later imitates on various instruments and in songs.

-Marsilio Ficino, Commentary on Plato’s Symposium on Love