Art and spirit definitely came together when I did a dance and music piece with musician Jimi Durso that we decided to title “Five of Cups”, which corresponds to the title of a song on Jimi’s band Coincidence Machine’s album “Decimation of the Monarch”. The music he created for this performance was reminiscent of that song.
Although we didn’t plan too much here, there was a basic framework we had in mind, such as costume, setting, shadow play through movement and the music Jimi played.
I once asked Jimi why the titles of his songs were the names of tarot cards and he said he knew nothing of tarot, but liked the sound of the names of the cards. The numbers, such as “Five of Cups”, did, however, correspond to the tempo he was playing. Interesting that he wrote these songs years before we met, and that I have been reading tarot cards and oracle cards since I was a teenager. Coincidence?
We enjoy our collaborations.