«the past should be altered by the present
as much as the present is directed by the past»
T. S. Eliot1
Tradition is past and future. To be a performer in a tradition is to take part in using old materials, attitudes and activities; to choose something to repeat, and from there to illuminate and rotate into new projections. Tradition is a play of the multitude of all voices. The voices of the past exist in the materials, attitudes and activities. With every new voice, ever new varied aspects and angles are put into play. Tradition is not first of all about repeating, but about how it is carried or driven forward.