And the whole world seems to be saying “that is all” more and more ponderously, until even the heart in the body which lies in the sun on the beach says too, That is all. Fear no more, says the heart. Fear no more, says the heart, committing its burden to some sea, which sighs collectively for all sorrows, and renews, begins, collects, lets fall…
made aware of this via twitter: @siamese_dreem
I would watch this.
The bats live in the trees next to an old hospital in Accra. Local lore has it that long ago, a nearby village Chief had befriended and kept them from the time that he was just a boy. Many, many years later when he became elderly and ill, he was sent to the old hospital and after a short time, passed away. His bats have held vigil here in these trees ever since, waiting for their Chief to return.
I’m skipping chapters in my book so that I have something to read after I’ve turned the last page.
(better than the original)
Kyrie by Henryk Gorecki
In 1937, Górecki fell while playing in a neighbor’s yard and dislocated his hip. The resulting suppurative inflammation was misdiagnosed by a local doctor, and delay in proper treatment led to tubercular complications in the bone. The illness went largely untreated for two years, by which time permanent damage had been sustained. He spent the following twenty months in a hospital in Germany, where he underwent four operations. Górecki continued to suffer ill health throughout his life and, as a result, said he had “talked with death often”.
I’ve spent the morning eating tamales, drinking coffee, and discovering that despite my regular googlng for info regarding new recordings of Gorecki’s late work, some stuff has slipped out without my knowledge. First, this grueling dirge which had its premier this year by the Polish Radio Choir at St. John’s Cathedral in Warsaw. The piece’s middle section opens into syrupy choral questions not unlike the first movement of his third symphony. I also learned that some 20 of his songs written for church have been released and that his 4th Symphony had its premier this April, just a week after I left London, at Royal Festival Hall.
No Lands is releasing their first album! http://newamrecords.com/negative-space
(I did the artwork)
Recording of radio emissions from Saturn.