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“We shall not cease from exploring. And the end of all our exploring 
will be to arrive where we started, and to know the place for the first time.” T.S. Elliott

“The trajectory of the Centaur's arrows lead us back from the future, or the past,
 and we land in the present.” [1]
The tune is a lament dedicated to all the victims of futile wars and struggles. 
In the myth, Chiron is 'accidentially' hit by his student Hercules by an arrow with poison from the deadly Hydra. “A symbol of his wounded animal nature, which
 can be seen to parallel how we earthlings have wounded our sacred earth with the Herculean endeavour to satisfy our collective greed and acquisitiveness. The result is that our survival as a species is no longer assured.” [2]

Melanie Reinhardt – Chiron and the healing Journey, 3rd edition 2009, [1] p. 100, [2] p. 56


from from the nocturnal Chironian, track released November 21, 2016
JKA. Painting by Rithva Landler.



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JKA Quintet Copenhagen, Denmark

A dark, romantic, poetic and picturesque portrait of the mythological archetype Chiron, the centaur chief. Band founded in 2015 by danish bassplayer/composer Jens Kristian Andersen. Inspired by the american jazztradition and european classical music. The band:
Erik Kimestad - trp. Soma Allpass - cello. Anders Banke - bass cl. Thomas Præstegaard - drums. JKA - doublebass.
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