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We like to think we're free agents in the world, responsible for our own decisions and our own destinies. How free are we really? Whose control are we involuntarily and implicitly under, and to whom do we explicitly cede control of our lives to?

Trigger warning: this piece is principally made from the field recording of the Jonestown Suicide incident on 18 November 1978 when 904 people took their lives in an event self-described as an act of revolutionary suicide, and described by others as a mass murder. It includes a discussion of the acts they were preparing to perform during the act in progress.

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Drawing on influences as diverse as classical Indian, Arabic, and Iranian music, Terry Riley, Karlheinz Stockhausen Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mike Oldfield, Tangerine Dream, Philip Glass, Pink Floyd, The Residents, Miles Davis, Vangelis, & European folk music, the attempt is to take fusion to its limits & create a musical soundworld which defies category. The Winterval Conspiracy is simon gray. ... more

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