COTFG and Drew Silverman Present: 五輪塔 (Gorintō)

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Presented by COTFG at Ground Floor Theatre, Austin TX

Apr 25 - 27
COTFG and Drew Silverman Present: 五輪塔 (Gorintō)

A New Music Sensory Experience

Gorintō (五輪塔) is an intimate evening-length multi-sensory piece for 5 sound artists, exploring universality and set in the inverted round. The audience will gather in a circle centered in the space and are encouraged to lie down on a collection of pillows and rugs (as well as bring their own favorite comfort items) to experience a series of projections on a surface hung from the ceiling. The musicians will be positioned surrounding the audience, as will a truly surround sound speaker set

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Further Reading:

A Gorintō is a Japanese 5-tier pagoda that is commonly found in cemeteries. The five-tiers symbolize a breakdown of perceived and unperceived universal forces; earth, fire, air, water, and the void.


Literally Gorintō is a distilled breakdown of all that is, with elemental specificity; figuratively for me it has become a symbol for universality. In the spirit of people who have an intense desire to see the deep links between seemingly disparate things, Joseph Campbell, Edward O. Wilson, the great thinkers of Zen Buddhism, amongst so many others share a suspicion that everything is the same at its core. The Gorintō imagines all of the universe contained within only 5 categories of things, the 10 commandments outline our behaviors. We like lists and we like platitudes. Gorintō the piece imagines that since we’re all made of the same core things, they exist in all that we are and all that we do, no matter how separate they seem or feel. Consequently so can “sound”, “noise” and “music” co-exist side by side and intertwined.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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979 Springdale Rd, Suite 120, Austin, TX 78702

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