“Orpheo’s Mind”

Insula Orchestra – “Orpheo’s Mind”

Insula orchestra joins visual creative agency SUPERBIEN to make an abstract, dreamlike video work entitled Orpheo’s Mind on an excerpt from Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, the aria “Che puro Heaven.” This air, one of the most beautiful pages of Orfeo ed Euridice, interpreted by famous against-tenor Franco Fagioli Insula and orchestra under the direction of Laurence Equilbey.

The work of Insula orchestra and SUPERBIEN gives this work a double dimension: audio and visual. The viewer is transported by the hypnotic poetry celebrating the beauty and expressing space, the passage of time and the tumult of emotions experienced by Orpheus as it passes through the underworld.

The cloud hanging in the center of this audiovisual poem embodies spiritual enlightenment and ascension of the spirit. The video projected on the cloud and the light scattered within it are worked there as materials. Light lives only through the cloud of the prism whose structure consists of two complementary materials: transparent plexiglass angular contrasting with the more opaque wispy tulle. Add to this an ambient video projection strengthening the immersion of the viewer in the spirit of Orpheus. The combination of pure aesthetics of sculpture and beauty of the aria from Gluck says the modernity of all while supporting the poetry of the musical work.

W.H. Auden “Funeral Blues”

Funeral Blues

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message ‘He is Dead’.
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now; put out every one,
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun,
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood;
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

— W.H. Auden


Gabriel Fauré – “Requiem” In Paradisum VII

The Violin, and my dark night of the soul

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The Violin, and my dark night of the soul

TED Talk: Ji-Hae Park

Post Thursday 15th January 2015


Ji-Hae Park: The Violin, and my dark night of the soul

Published on May 24, 2013
In her quest to become a world-famous violinist, Ji-Hae Park fell into a severe depression. Only music was able to lift her out again — showing her that her goal needn’t be to play lofty concert halls, but instead to bring the wonder of the instrument to as many people as possible.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIE ANDREWS WITH LOVE the secret keeper/jkm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIE ANDREWS WITH LOVE

the secret keeper/jennifer kiley OCTOBER 1ST

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This Show Made Me Fall In Love with Julie Andrews

I Have Loved Her Ever Since

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Julie & Carol at Carnegie Hall

Make yourself comfortable in whatever way it does it for you
Let yourself evolve into the show & celebration of Julie Andrews Birthday

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Darling Lili 1970


Julie Andrews & Carol Burnett At Carnegie Hall – You’re So London


Julie Andrews & Carol Burnett At Carnegie Hall – History of Musical Comedies


Julie Andrews & Carol Burnett At Carnegie Hall – The Pratt Family Singers


Julie Andrews & Carol Burnett At Carnegie Hall – From Big D

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ONCE AGAIN HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIE ANDREWS
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUING TO ENTERTAIN US
AND YOUR SPREADING THE LOVE

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Audrey Hepburn [Nominated for My Fair Lady] and Julie Andrews [Oscar for Mary Poppins]

AND TO CAROL BURNETT FOR ALWAYS BEING THE PERFECT PARTNER THROUGHOUT THE YEARS <3 jkm

 

The Known and the Unknown – #11

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Excerpts from the Essay “Fail Safe”
Written by Debbie Millman
Post Sunday 28th September 2014

The Essay titled “Fail Safe”
Taken From Anthology
Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays
on the Intersection of Life and Design

Debbie Millman is an Artist
Strategist & Interviewer

“Fail Safe” The Essay-Explores Existential Skills-Living With Uncertainty-Embracing The Unfamiliar-Allowing For Not Knowing-Cultivating What John Keats Famously Termed “Negative Capability”

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The Known and the Unknown – #11

If you
imagine less,
less will be
what you
undoubtedly
deserve.

DO WHAT YOU LOVE

and

don’t stop
until you get
what you love.

Work
as hard
as you can

imagine
immensities

don’t
compromise

and

don’t
waste time.

Start
now.

Not
20 years
from now

not
two weeks
from now.

NOW

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“The Known and the Unknown” – Part #11 – Jennifer Kiley

Remember

“Do What You LOVE