Behind the incessant parade of bright images, a gaping blackness.– (magnificentruin) [a study of light] (via mythologyofblue)
Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable, and...– Herman Melville
For me, music is always the language which permits one to converse with the...– Robert Schumann (via classicalliterature)
The tiny little place I occupy is so small in relation to the rest of space...– Turgenev, “Fathers and Sons” (via banlieue)
My research gives me waking dreams that others do not even have sleeping.– Peter Handke (via mythologyofblue)
percepts are no longer perceptions; they are independent of a state of those who...– Deleuze this.
It'll buff out: Things in LotR that irk me... →
nosrslystopit: Sam and Frodo walk hundreds and hundreds of miles, with minimal food, and never lose a pound. Sam is as fat at the beginning as he is at the end. In the original Tolkien, the four halflings return to Hobbiton a bit taller than when they left, having nothing to do with your grounded idea of growth and exercise. simply the acting of being adventurous is, to a hobbit, an act of...
got a flute and an alto flute crossing voices in...
bitches love flute and alto flute crossing voices in the same tessitura.
From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity– Edvard Munch (via fckyeaharthistory)
A critic conversing with Nino Rota at the age of...
blogthoven: Critic: “Do you like playing?” Rota: “Whenever I can … Is it hard to write for a newspaper?” Critic: “It’s not easy to do a good article” Rota: “Have you come from Brussels specially to hear my oratorio?” Critic: “I certainly have, my little friend.” Rota: “That’s really funny. I won’t be conducting it tonight. Yesterday the double bass snubbed me” thank you, for this.
[[MORE]]so i was thinkin about the way i look at other people’s perceptions for a really long time i’ve not paid attention to them. like opinions, they are highly trivial, poorly developed, and unimportant. since elementary school i’ve known that worrying about them would be futile (and honestly i know a couple people who have changed since elementary school) after all, if...
let me just save this here for later →
it’ll come in handy someday also THIS
Hermann Nitsch, on his interpretation of Parsifal →
he did a 2 day aktion of Parsifal… i was too busy being 12 and in America. why am i never at cool things. anyway, i really like his views on the play.
I make films about what is torturing me, and a woman serves here as a medium.– Andrzej Zulawski
To please the majority is the requirement of the Planet Cinema. As far as...– Andrzej Zulawski
someone buy me this please. →
Twilight and Ghost Stories →
thank you Griffin! “…Ten minutes in, Schlarb cross-fades a recording of his son’s in-womb heartbeat with white noise and together they become one indistinguishable sound. Elsewhere, Black Mountain’s Stephen McBean muses inaudibly about music boxes as Schlarb’s own children scream and play in the background, bassoons droning and bass clarinets chattering all the...
orangegiant asked: What the hell ever happened to 'Once Upon A Time In Chester County'?
A psychoanalytically-oriented dramaturgy allows the Dionysian to burst forth...– Hermann Nitsch The mysticism of being leads to a permanent festival of life.
I also believe that, with regard to both the tragic aspect of suffering and...– Hermann Nitsch
grgdrza: orangegiant: Part of GRGDRZA’s performance tonight. If you missed it. SHIT. way to be out of the loop, me.
the extreme sublimation of the excessive is the upsurge of the intensely felt...– Hermann Nitsch, from the description of Aktion in Das Orgien Mysterien Theater love is the mystic of being spread across the whole of life.
"I believe in natural resonance, as I believe in...
just heard of this guy Hermann Nitsch →
he’s a… a… i don’t think they have a word for what he is. he does “action painting”, composes music, and he makes it all a part of this performance art/experimental theater. aannnndd when Nagano conducted MESSIAEN’s Saint Francois at Bavaria last year, he was the stage director. I CAN’T FLIP ENOUGH TABLES AT HOW MUCH I WANT TO BE AT THIS...
Beethoven tells you what it’s like to be Beethoven and Mozart tells you what...– Douglas Adams (via blogthoven)
hm, no kiddin. I could've sworn that was in Italy,... →
i mean it’s cut that way yeah but the grass and the sky looked like it was the distinct “we’re out of america” point. now that i think about it, those little ‘houses’ were pretty distinctly Texan. I know what my problem is, Texan building is like Texican building and Texican aesthetic has often thanks to your international pulp-film history been shot in...
writing music that is better than you are is the...
i really don’t deserve to be doing what i’m doing, i really shouldn’t be doing what i’m doing right now. to do this story right i would need to be older and better, but i’m just barreling through. but this is one irresponsibility i owe to myself. listening to Harawi to figure out my life. still with the notes. i must be engraving soon.
just reading the description... →
haven’t actually listened to the show (yet anyway)
things because reasons
a post for the musings occupations longings inspirations absorptions extensions inflections reflections and selections of the mind, lately. [[MORE]]Messiaen - the Tristan Cycle, double points for Harawi. and St. Francois d’Assisse Wagner - everything (always) but lately particularly Parsifal and Tristan und Isolde Bartok - Sonata in E Minor for piano and violin Beethoven - late quartets...
Although technical discussions are interesting to composers, I suspect that the...– George Crumb
93 year old lens attached to a DSLR →