underground symphonies

Beethoven Symphony No 5 Movement 2
Beethoven Symphony No 5 Movement 2

If the audio does not work: 00:23-00:51 (take the sequence very strictly and a sharp ear is warranted) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4XLvtM8GGw

The first half is the dostoyevskian attempt to prepare the foundation and provide a column for the arch of the bridge over which humanity has yet to wander, it is a silent introspection. In the second part of the beethovian master-piece, the nietzschean-dionysian baccanal demands to live a life of his own, and establishes the second foundation of the arch. The shout of the free spirit is erupting violently, reverberating in all dimensions of our social fabrics and the reformed residue is channeling into a new harmony.  


“May it not be that he loves chaos and destruction (there can be no disputing that he does sometimes love it) because he is instinctively afraid of attaining his object and completing the edifice he is constructing? Who knows, perhaps he only loves that edifice from a distance, and is by no means in love with it at close quarters; perhaps he only loves building it and does not want to live in it…”

The builders of the arch of humanity


“At that time it may finally happen that, under the sudden illumination of a still stressful, still changeable health, the free, ever freer spirit begins to unveil the riddle of that great liberation which had until then waited dark, questionable, almost untouchable in his memory. If he has for long hardly dared to ask himself: ‘why so apart? so alone? renouncing everything I once reverenced? renouncing reverence itself? why this hardness, this suspiciousness, this hatred for your own virtues?’ - now he dares to ask it aloud and hears in reply something like an answer. 'You shall become master over yourself…”

Sarah Shagal (a playlist for The Fearless Vampire Killers)

25 songs

The Parting Glass ~ Emily Kinney & Lauren Cohan

Those Were The Days ~ Mary Hopkin

Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon ~ Urge Overkill

Sara ~ Fleetwood Mac

She Sells Sanctuary ~ The Cult

Wuthering Heights ~ Kate Bush

Should I Stay ~ Gabrielle

Over The Hills and Far Away ~ Led Zeppelin

Break on Through (To The Other Side) ~ The Doors

Because The Night ~ Patti Smith

Dead Man’s Party ~ Oingo Boingo

Love Hurts (1973 live version) ~ Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris

Femme Fatale ~ The Velvet Underground

Bittersweet Symphony ~ The Verve

Sweet Jane ~ Cowboy Junkies

Annabel Lee ~ Stevie Nicks

Love Song For a Vampire ~ Annie Lennox

Love ~ Brian Jonestown Massacre

Children of The Revolution ~ T.Rex

Love is The Drug ~ Roxy Music

Life on Mars? ~ David Bowie

As Tears Go By (1987 version) ~ Marianne Faithfull

Romeo and Juliet ~ Dire Straits

Who Are You Now ~ Justin Hayward

Both Sides Now (2000 orchestral version) ~ Joni Mitchell