Liturgy

is creating music, drama and philosophy
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THREE
$3
per month

Access to an exclusive new Kel Valhaal track or unreleased Liturgy material each month, and the HAELEGEN Discord server (if you really can't pay, DM me and you can access the server for free)

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SEVEN
$7
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Exclusive access to video of  Liturgy + chamber orchestra performing the live-score version of Origin of the Alimonies in October 2018 at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, after one month,  and to the patron-only RSS feeds at my philosophical website arkwork.org, and 10% off merch in addition to benefits from the above tier.  

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ELEVEN
$11
per month

Complementary copy of the Transcendental Black Metal pamphlet with personalized note, 20% off merch in addition to benefits from the above tiers.

Includes Discord rewards

About Liturgy

This page is here to provide access to the philosophical and dramatic dimensions of my work directly to supporters of Liturgy, and to connect personally to kindred spirits.  Support goes to the development of OIOION, my opera cycle, and in particular to the production of its first installment, Origin of the Alimonies, to be performed live this fall.

In return, I’ll be sharing a wide variety of content including original music and unreleased material, patron-only texts and videos, and I’m offering real-time in-person discussion to a limited number of Patrons at higher tiers; a seminar devoted to ideas and one-on-one sessions where we can discuss literally anything you want about music, philosophy and life.  

OIOION is a four-part multimedia opera cycle which combines classical, metal and trap music to presents a new mythic account of world history along with a new philosophical basis for emancipatory politics.   The story follows OIOION and SHEYMN, a pair of divine beings whose thwarted love tears a wound from which civilization is generated, producing the Four Alimonies of the intelligible universe and the task of collective emancipation.

The opera extends beyond the stage into a more general effort to create and sustain collective power and courage, using an experimental theory-and-practice called Perichoresis, which is a precise and ongoing synthesis of art, religion, and politics.  I draw on themes and structures from psychoanalysis, marxism, DIY culture, the avant garde, and occultism with the aim of generating a heightened sense of what is genuinely possible, an amplification of vulnerable sincerity, and an affirmation of intellectual difficulty.

I want to spread and collectively develop a vision of  “apocalyptic humanism”, the desire for a new post-capitalist mode of production at the limit of imagination: the concrete victory of love over death in the form of the birth of God, staged as human nature’s self-transformation into music.
Goals
6% complete
I'll be able to adequately produce a live-score performance of Origin of the Alimonies
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