Ceremonies Within Vinyl
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Ceremonies Within: Soundscape for a Countervailing Theory by Toyin Ojih Odutola.

Peter Adjaye has composed the immersive soundscape, Ceremonies Within, in response to the first-ever UK exhibition by Nigerian-American artist Toyin Ojih Odutola at The Barbican. A Countervailing Theory is Ojih Odutola’s exploration into an imagined myth that reveals the story of ancient civilisation in central Nigeria which is dominated by female rulers.

Adjaye’s 12-channel sound installation, Ceremonies Within, combines the authentic sounds of ancient African instrumentation with modern contemporary synths and strings. Taking the listener on a journey through multiple percussive sounds, acoustic drums, wooden flutes and choral passages. The sound installation allows the multitude of sounds to ‘bleed’ into each other as an organic movement within the space.

Materials: 12in vinyl in a 230gsm inner and 350gsm outer sleeve.


A1. First Movement
I Breath of Life
II Stages of Growth of Consciousness
III Essence of Material Forms

A2. Second Movement
IV Point of Infinity
V Seeds of Understanding
VI Change of Reality

A3. Third Movement
VII Resistance & Authority
VIII Eyes that See
IX Endless Eternity

B1. Gallery Version