powderhouse

Jun 01 2010
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La Linea

1 note

May 27 2010
Jens Bjørneboe

Jens Bjørneboe

May 23 2010
Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges

May 18 2010

Theodor Kittelsen

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Apr 25 2010

John Cage’s Marcel Duchamp, James Joyce, Erik Satie: An Alphabet

Originally devised as a radio play, An Alphabet was commissioned in 1982 by Cologne’s West German Radio. The piece postulates an imaginary encounter between the narrator, ostensibly John Cage, and sixteen creative personalities, who represent “an alphabet by means of which we spell our lives.” The most important of these personalities are the three “ghosts” of the title: Marcel Duchamp, James Joyce, and Erik Satie. The other thirteen include Jonathan Albert, Erzähler, Buckminster Fuller, Oppian, Robert Rauschenberg, Henry David Thoreau, Thorstein Veblen, Andy Warhol, Brigham Young and his wife, Mao Zedong, Duchamp’s female alter-ego Rrose Selavy, and an electronic voice named “Vocoder.” Spread out over thirty-three scenes, much of the “libretto” uses Cages’ beloved mesostics, and the “encounters” were partially determined by chance operations. Selections from Finnegans Wake are used for parts of Joyce’s dialogue.
Although the original play had no composed music, Cage did leave a few notes on a possible score. Although he never fleshed it out, after his death the composer Mikel Rouse used the notes for his own score, which premiered in 199X when the piece was staged in X. Recently, Marcel Duchamp, James Joyce, Erik Satie: An Alphabet was performed at the University of Illinois’ Krannert Center. 

Apr 23 2010

Puma feat. Lasse Marhaug, Ekko Festival, Bergen 2007.

Apr 18 2010

Serena Maneesh - Degenerate

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Synthersiser Patel.

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