KHEOPS: a fitting name
Kheops (better known to English speakers as the Great Pyramid of Giza) is a pyramid that, like the musical ensemble that bears its name, rests on a four-sided foundation that assures the stability of the overall structure. Its outer surfaces, open to the sun, represent facets of the different personalities found in the ensemble’s members. Each one is sharply delineated as an individual but at the same time they fit seamlessly together to form a perfect whole. A pyramid can only be constructed with extensive and patient work that requires commitment and self-sacrifice; each person humbly adds his or her stone to make it take shape.
The finished pyramid represents an ideal of perfection to strive for. It is pursued practice after practice, concert after concert by the musicians of Kheops. They aim for this perfection not only for their own fulfilment, but also in order to share it with their audience. All are participants in the quest for the Infinite in one of its most beautiful manifestations: music.