these are the timesdirty beloved


The following performers are recorded on CDs distributed by the Canadian Music Centre Distribution Service

Järvlepp has been delving deeper and deeper into the world of pop-influenced contemporary "classical" composition. He has completely turned his back on the avant-garde modernism that he was rigorously trained in to concentrate on postmodern style. He has also taken an interest in Hispanic, flamenco, Arab and Nordic folk styles. The result has been a variety of accessible pieces of music that appeal to a surprisingly wide cross section of the public.


Championed by Igor Stravinsky and central to the development of East/West music, he forged a style all his own; a dark and mysterious blend of Eastern and Western music and instrumentation, influenced by the likes of Debussy, Messiaen, serialism, and Japanese traditional music. Winner of numerous major awards and commissions, Takemitsu was also well known in Japan as a film composer, and has scored nearly a hundred films, including works by Akira Kurosawa, Hiroshi Teshigahara and Shohei Imamura. Takemitsu is today the inspiration for a new generation of composers such as Tan Dun, artists searching for a fresh language that utilizes both Western ritual and Eastern tradition.
Of all the "Joycean" composers who created works based on Finnegans Wake, I think Takemitsu is the one whose music comes closest to the very essence of the Wake itself. For Takemitsu, who ironically admitted to knowing more about the idea of Finnegans Wake than the actual text........


"... Spaces between the notes matter to virtuoso Liu Fang. ... 'Behind every note, there is soul.' During her interview with The Gazette, Liu proved the point most eloquently when she removed her pipa from her case and began to play..."

the Library of Vanished Sounds, Historic Events


light, transubstantiated
the lead of scholarly drudgery turned to gold
Blue Stone, or enamel, or Sapphire

Playfair, seated, with a cello

glow in the dark


"i'd like to spare you the wrecking ball, old friend, but that's not how they do things in this town.

i'm just glad to say i knew you."

from kittyempire


ivan brunetti is funny

art crimes

Eliza Griffiths oh yeah


This is an enjoyable jazz number. I don't know if it has anything to do with what the composer had in mind when he came up with this song's title, but I understand that, back in the '20s, saying that something was the "bees' knees" had a similar connotation to what later generations meant when they said something was "cool."


illusionary figures

...and then the English teacher took photos of little black kids playing in the dust that is theirs and she cried when she read about Marilinga

nothing unexpected except this: the Olgas (Katajuta) were magic and on the way back we all sang 'pack up your troubles' and 'you are my sunshine' and best (and loudest of all) 'beautiful beautiful brown eyes' while the road followed us into town and the desert creaked towards night

Beth Spencer Doing The Rock

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the favorite


two beds

3rd Bed


chop suey

Zurburan was mentioned with great emphasis by John Berger
Zurbarán was born in Fuente de Cantos, near Badajoz. In 1617, after training in Seville, he returned to Llerena in his native province. By 1629 he was back in Seville, where he became the city's official painter.

In 1634 he was in Madrid painting mythologies for the Buen Retiro, Philip IV's new palace, perhaps through the intervention of his friend Velázquez. His last years were not so successful and he died in Madrid in poverty.

Morandi at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in B.-A., Argentina
so of course I think about the ones who built the page, who work/worked in the Museo, as their whole world began to go to shit. the love of art becoming more than simple luxury, all but the most vital parts becoming superfluous, stripped to the bones of human character and intent, most of us were given these illusions throughout our childhoods, that truth would win, that it could never be all in vain, that ignorance and evil would fall behind....

Morandi was the one artist Wayne Thibaud pointed to that stuck with me.

Francisco Bores y su familia
""I insist on which my intention tried to give a more alive sensation of the space... My constant search in which it talks about the space lead to me, in 1950 to a new mutation: it is what the critic denominated " the white way ". I continued aspiring more greater luminosity, disembodyment at the same time and plus the figures. An attempt, in certain way, to come near to which they sought the abstract ones by purely figurative means and, mainly, to obtain another thing that all those schools or movements, to obtain a special transparency. It asked to me inner where they would take such experiences to me.
I create to know it now: for two years I have been returning to my first attempt to make a plastic synthesis of the true thing. My painting, that long ago was dark, is today clear. The composition, that was very tight, I want it now frees and loose. Anyway, the effort is same... the cycle is closed. " Citations of the artist

Personaxe excéntrica, Maruja Mallo chega a Madrid en 1922 para ingresar na Academia de Belas Artes. Coñece e se fai inseparable de Dalí; tamén se relaciona coa Generación del 27 Vive inmersa, pois, no mundo intelectual madrileño, aberto entón ás influencias das vangardas europeas. Viaxa a París en 1932 coa intención de contactar co surrealismo: coñece a Magritte, Max Ernst e De Chirico, e participa en tertulias con André Breton e Paul Élouard. and here

Camarasa 'el pino de formentor'

Umberto Boccioni 'The Laugh'

Victor Brauner The Surrealist, painted in 1947
Acolo, sometimes misread as "Agolo" because of the unusual serif Brauner appended to the "c" in the lower left corner of the painting, was completed in November 1949; it is the second in a series of three similar works completed in November and December of that year. Acolo is a Romanian term and is translated as 'there'. The first and third versions are entitled La-bas (Over There or Yonder). Each of the three female images is in left profile with a prominent eye, and each is characterized by a gravid uterus with a distinctive fetus. A dog is attached to the figure's head, a fish to its back. A scepter-like object in the figure's right hand is variously a serpent, a double trident, or, as in Acolo, an acanthus.
other works by Victor Brauner, here, here and here, here, here, also here, which is from here, and here is a trove of Victor Brauner most especially 'Mimétisme antropomorphe de la conscience collective'
His work was in the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wolfson, which is being offered for sale through Richard Gray Gallery, previously blinked on this site.
After breaking away from Surrealism in 1948, the artist developed an increasingly personal style. He devoted himself to passionate introspection and borrowed both from primitive art and occult science to express universal archetypes: “ My painting is autobiographical, it tells the story of my life. And my life is exemplary because it is universal."

Using her dialogue with an audience as a source of energy, Abramovic created ritualistic performance pieces that were cathartic and liberating. In Rhythm O, she invited her audience to do whatever they wanted to her using any of the 72 items she provided: pen, scissors, chains, axe, loaded pistol, and others. This essay in submission was played out to chilling conclusions—the performance ceased when audience members grew too aggressive. Truly ephemeral, Abramovic’s earliest performances were documented only by crude black-and-white photographs and descriptive texts, which she published as an edition years later—choosing the most iconic images to represent the essence of her actions.

shrieking wall, whispering door

Hotel Palenque perfectly embodies the artist’s notion of a “ruin in reverse.” During a trip to Mexico in 1969, he photographed an old, eccentrically constructed hotel, which was undergoing a cycle of simultaneous decay and renovation. Smithson used these images in a lecture presented to architecture students at the University of Utah in 1972, in which he humorously analyzed the centerless, “de-architecturalized” site. Extant today as a slide installation with a tape recording of the artist’s voice, Hotel Palenque provides a direct view into Smithson’s theoretical approach to the effects of entropy on the cultural landscape.

Ghetti, a carpenter by trade, explains why over the past 20 or so years he's devoted his spare time to carving miniature shapes and objects into pencil lead.
{He} works at most for two hours at a time. Time is really irrelevant; some of his pieces await finishing touches years after they were started. He says he doesn't own a watch.

"I tell people that it takes two years, but it's not a constant thing," he says. "It's sort of an escape........

guggenheim artists

Do the Meditation!!! w/Allen Ginsberg!!!!!
I got Grace Kelly Bing Crosby William Holden on the tube in "The Country Girl" Allen G. on the headphones, 16 Mozilla tabs of wondrous diverse profusion, a cup of fine cofee......
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