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ataraxia | fixed electronic playback


The Greek word, ataraxia, is defined as “calmness untroubled by mental or emotional disquiet”. The word was used by the Greek philosophers, Pyrrho and Epicurus, to describe a tranquil state of happiness achieved when worries of the unknown, be they the future, death, afterlife, etc, are dispelled. This piece is a meditation on this state of serenity. Electronic sounds are paired with thunderstorm samples to create a calm, timeless state in which one can reflect on life and death to help achieve ataraxia.

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