Opening The Box 15'53"
at Bambu, Welford Road, Leicester, 21 November 2007.
Chris Conway: theremin, synths, flutes, whistles, kalimba,
Opening the box...
After Prometheus' theft of the secret of fire, Zeus ordered Hephaestus to create the woman Pandora as part of the punishment for mankind. Pandora was given many seductive gifts from Aphrodite, Hermes, Charites, and Horae (according to Works and Days). For fear of additional reprisals, Prometheus warned his brother Epimetheus not to accept any gifts from Zeus, but Epimetheus did not listen, and married Pandora. Pandora had been given a large jar and instructed by Zeus to keep it closed, but she had also been given the gift of curiosity, and ultimately opened it. When she opened it, all of the evils of mankind escaped from the jar, although Pandora was quick enough to close it again and keep one value inside - Hope.
So, that's the legend behind "Pandora's Box" - an apt name for the debut by a project that knew no bounds - Escape Route: a daring impromptu improv project by four Leicester musicians/explorers Alan & Steve from Alto Stratus, Endgame, etc. with Chris & Simon from Continuum and many other projects - four very different minds - one vision: to open the box and let the ideas fly free!
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