We are all very well-connected, ultimately. Via the small world/six degrees phenomenon, you and Mick Jagger and Itzhak Perlman and me and every musician and producer we've ever heard of and millions we haven't...all of us are within a reasonably short series of hops from each other.

And so our proposal is a music network based in and building upon this phenomenon, realized as an online codex (codex = "book" in Latin) with links that can be followed...

...these links leading to more links, together forming pathways leading to Appalachia and Donegal and Berlin and Brazil...to people unknown except to a few and to people known to millions but unknown to many more.

The MusiCodex is a way of providing pipelines to all, with each member acting as a relay-torchbearer for music, receiving people from the "One Degree Backward" column and sending them on via the "One Degree Forward" column. From this simple process unfolds a vast labyrinth wherein we are led step-by-step by those whom we choose to follow...

As the yellow brick road began in Munchkin Land, our labyrinth begins in Brazil, in Bahia, in a record shop devoted to music usually danced to barefoot, on beaten clay, under palm and banana leaves...

Some Recently Codexed...