Mudra Magic

Witnessing a performance by Clara Venice ( on the theremin made me think of how like some of the gestures required to master this difficult instrument are like mudras — the postures of the hands in meditative practice.

See the cover of the Canadian edition Sean Michaels Us Conductors (a novel about Clara Rockmore and Lev Termen) for a depiction of a beautiful silhouette of a player which captures brilliantly the importance of gesture as a means of means of making sound mean in a radiating field of waves.

And so for day 1152