Probably only few of you have had the opportunity to listen to the sound of the Aquarius Bell. It is an instrument, whose history reaches past the Ming dynasty further to the depths of time. I found it in high mountains at an altitude of 2300 metres. According to elderly lamas its sound pervades through the whole body and has healing and spiritual effects.
The Aquarius Bell project or the Common Interest is an example of the connection between our modern contemporary technical culture and the culture which has been speaking to us throughout centuries and millennia; in it we may find ever increasing mutual enrichment. Means of expression of this project correspond with this enrichment - this thousand-year-old instrument is well enhanced by state of the art audiovisual technology. The audience will be both intellectually and emotionally moved by the resulting contrast. This contrast reminds us of the everyday beauty of our world and our place in it.
At the concerts and on the CD/DVD, you can hear three compositions with these titles - Praga Magna Mater, Pictus Orbis and the final composition Harmonia Mundi, that is a celebration of the Universe and whose images from the Hubble Telescope form a Picture -scene on the projecting screen. Well, what is once found; can no longer be unknown.