The Wire


Below The Radar 13

Track 8

Jessika Kenney


Previously unreleased

(Jessika Kenney)

Artist statement:

"Ingsun" - Live performance by Hamin Honari, vocal and tombak, Brian Robertson vocal and frame drum, Eyvind Kang, vocal, frame drum, and kamancheh, and Jessika Kenney, vocal, text, and frame drum. Recorded by Mel Dettmer on April 7th, 2013 at Cornish College of the Arts, and mixed/mastered in Soli Studios in Seattle. Composition and translation by Jessika Kenney.
Seven-pointed stars drawn on the skins surface.
Oh we depart from this world. The many and the point.....are We. Two-ity, and the One.....are We. In movement, and in stillness...are We. Az aseman....from the heavensIya ingsun.....are We.
The composite text is made of fragments from "Suluk Seh Samsu Tabarit" from the Javanese court scribe Ronggosasmita (1815), as described in Nancy Florida's catalog of the Central Javanese court libraries, and from a Persian ghazal from the Divan-e Shams by Mowlana Jalaluddin Rumi.