This is an animated score for solo piano. In a live performance, the music you hear here, is performed by the piano player and is in sync with the video and its hands. The score is projected onto a wall or building and the performer reads from the score while the audience views it.
Ideally, the performance space (audience, score, performer) echoes the constant triangulation happening within the animated score. As the piece progresses a film appears in the center and begins telling a story.
The piece takes its name and form from the the eccentric and inspired research of Swedish-biologist-turned-Mayan-calendar-guru Carl Johan Calleman. Calleman argues that the Mayan calendar can be seen as a series of 9 creation cycles, which represent 9 levels of consciousness or Underworlds. These Underworlds, he argues, are like cosmic or evolutionary wave movements that influence and signal tremendous socio-economic transformations based on shifting human consciousness.