Damanhurian music arose spontaneously and has transformed year by year, following the changes and the growth in Damanhur and by developing different tendencies and characteristics both from a stylistic point of view and from that of their use.
There is music linked to inspiration from looking within and meditation, other music that is more dynamic and rhythmic, choral singing for the solstices, instrumental music, music for theatrical performances, songs and more still.
The musicians – who come from the most varied of experiences – often do compositions as a group and this allows them to obtain original synergies, in accordance with the Damanhurian idea of an artist: not so much the virtuoso soloist expressing themselves but rather the interpretation of collective inspiration, which can translate the emotions of a community into music.
Many of the songs have the words in Sacred Language, which in this case is the translation into sound of the same ideograms used in the figurative arts.The most significant music – often recorded ‘live’ from inside the Temples of Humankind
on the occasions of the Concerts which take place there periodically – are made into collections on CDs.
Over time, research has been conducted to discover which kinds of music and instruments are most adapted to particular expressive occasions, unifying many directions, intuitions and experiences. Through the study of the rituals and their meaning and through continual experimentation in this field, modifications have been made to Sacred Music. It has gradually been refined, giving power to expressive techniques and to the function of music in a ritual environment.