ΤΗΕ QUEST FOR THE RESONANCE OF THE UNIVERSE
Subtitle: Cypriot Creators
Author: Michalis P. Georgiou
Editions: EN TIPIS PUBLICATIONS
Edition: Nikosia, 2005
In Colour, Depicted with rare fotos of ancient musical instruments
A PROLOGUE TO THE TERPANDROS EXHIBITION EVAGORAS AND KATHLEEN LANITIS FOUNDATION
In the world of ancient Greece, a world that embodied a deep understanding of elements such as the wind, the sand and the sea, and of nature in general, where everything was constantly moving and regenerating [Eraclitos, “Tα πάντα ρεί”, (everything flows)], the activity of the stars provided sound foundations on which logic could develop a reasoned perception of the Universe,^
Numbers and geometric reasoning facilitated the calculation of time and distance and were the key factors to understanding the mystery of the universe. The discovery of the existence of mathematical resonances that delighted our sense of hearing and touched our souls, corroborated the strength of their impact and link to the fundamentals of the Greek language.
The interrelated sciences of astrology, music, mathematics and reasoning were the building blocks upon which the model teachings on wisdom and modesty were founded, They ascertained the indisputable reality of the existence of cosmic harmony, refuting the chaos of superficial and conflicting opinions.
It is in this spirit of ancestral reasoning that the tutor Michalis Georgiou set about to recreate these musical instruments, using the utmost technical accuracy and sensitivity while at the same time rendering his own individuality to this exceptional and unique endeavour.
It is precisely this accurately orchestrated balance that attracted the Lanitis Foundation and awakened the desire to present these unique musical instruments to the public through this exhibition thus highlighting and promoting the magnitude and significance of the research involved in this endeavor whose main objective was to preserve the timelessness of Greek reasoning.
We hope that the exhibition of these exquisite recreations by Michalis Georgiou at the Evagora and Kathleen Laniti Foundation, will enable the public to capture, reminisce and re-enact this ancient Greek musical tradition
Through this initiative, the Evagora and Kathleen Laniti Foundation, hopes to generate among the public a keen interest and enthusiasm in these ancient Greek musical instruments that are in effect the envoys of Greek civilization and as such are living proof that even today the Greek spirit is the mirror of mankind on both the ecumenical and eternal dimensions.
Kathrine Louis Nikita
Music and Mathematics