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Esaias Järnegard
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Ecstatic Techniques

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Active research
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Academy of Music and Drama

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Dissertation by Esaias Järnegard.
The notion of ecstatic techniques is used as an intermediary – liminal – condition and inspiration for a project within the domain of notated chamber music. Techniques of ecstasy is essentially a term which one finds in description of archaic expressions, such as the techniques of the Shaman (c. f religio-historian Mircea Eliade), but not only; during the 20th century and onwards the exploration of ritual practice within the framework of the western tradition has seen an immense growth. On a philosophical level, on an artistic level and on a political level.