The "archaic revival" movement rediscovers forgotten archetypes from our collective past. As MICKEY HART explained in his book "Drumming at the Edge of Magic," when we look back to the deepest origins of music, we rediscover the flute, the rattle, and the drum.
On the North American continent, the native tribes built their music on these elements — music for ritual, dance and ceremony. At the end of the 20th century, the traditional genre was transformed when new instruments were added and the cedar flute was popularized by Native musicians like CARLOS NAKAI. Along with non-native and ambient musicians, they opened up the tradition and expanded the sound to the scale of the western landscape.
With music by COYOTE OLDMAN, JONN SERRIE, JOHNNY WHITEHORSE, ANN LICATER, MARK HOLLAND, and SCOTT AUGUST, we track the gene-splicing of Native American music with ambient electronics and the American landcape, on a program called FLUTE RATTLE DRUM...SPACE.