Earth, Water, Air and Fire.
These four ‘elements’ were thought to permeate all creation, in ancient cultures from Greece and Egypt through to India and Japan. Objects and people behaved in accordance with the ‘elements’ of their nature.
But four were not enough: only a fifth element, Ether or Void, could convey things “beyond our everyday world”.
In Hindu thought, only the sense of hearing could perceive all five elements. Most importantly, matters of the spirit could not be seen, touched, tasted or smelled – they could only be heard, through the fifth elusive element, Ether.
Here is music which highlights and delineates our very elements – Earth, Water, Air and Fire – and through its ethereal charge amplifies the spirit.