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  • On An Overgrown Path: The occult art of fugue
    Cage But the main reason that I heartily recommend Glossa s catchily titled Atalanta Fugiens Music Alchemy and Rosicrucianism in the early 17th century is to support a brave project that provides reassuring evidence of life beyond condescending classics Photo 4 in my post about alchemist and serial child abuser Gilles de Rais shows a reconstruction of the villain s chamber in Tiffauges Castle One of the books in the photo is Michael Maier s Atalanta Fugiens Also on Facebook and Twitter Atalanta Fugiens was bought in Prelude Records Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as fair use for the purpose of study review or critical analysis only and will be removed at the request of copyright owner s Report broken links missing images etc to overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk Posted by Pliable at Monday December 10 2012 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels edward elgar ensemble plus ultra eric satie glossa john cage Michael Maier michael noone Rosicrucianism 4 comments Philip Amos said Ah I wondered about those books in Gilles de Rais chamber I was hoping they were his books or at least contemporaneous but as Atalanta Fugiens was published 177 years after the monster got his just desserts that s a bit disappointing and puzzling I d have thought those who reconstructed the room could do a bit better than that Anachronisms do so jar 6 44 pm Pliable said Philip I have even worse news One of the other volumes on the shelf in Tiffauges Castle was Fifty Shades of Grey Only joking 7 03 pm Pliable said Michael Noone emails Many thanks Mr Shingleton Your readership maybe interested to know something of the genesis of this recording The initial idea came from the bibliophile and publisher Jacobo Fitz James Stuart y Martínez de Irujo who at the time was launching a new publishing house Atalanta Editions http www edicionesatalanta com where you won t find any condescending classics The concept was simple enough a luxury edition of Atalanta fugiens accompanied by a CD recording of the fugas And that is precisely how this CD saw its first incarnation back in 2007 Last year Glossa released the stand alone CD whose cover you have reproduced in your characteristically perspicacious review As you can imagine it was something of a challenge to perform this curious music especially within the limitations of the CD format We spent a good deal of time and effort penetrating what we could of this rather impenetrable music and we re still thinking about ways in which it could be brought before a wider audience I d love to be able to infiltrate one of the tracks into the interminable seasonal drivel that is an obligatory part of commerce at this time of year 7 04 pm Pliable said Nice back link from Boston College where Michael Noone teaches http www bc edu schools cas music 7 49 pm Post a

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Has new technology made it cool to 'photoshop’ reality?
    comment and offered as a goodwill gesture an alternative CD from their catalogue an offer I did not take up When I had heard nothing more after ten days I contacted them again asking for clarification and pointing out I would be writing about the disc In response I was told the following on Nov 14 since when I have heard nothing further The album was produced by one of our long standing musicians Chalf Hassan who is native Moroccan and a musician since childhood He approached us with the idea of releasing an album of Moroccan Gypsy music He met and recorded the bands and the texts were provided by him As an ARC artist for many years in extremely good standing with the company we accepted his expertise on the matter We have written to him asking him to clarify his texts and position If a correction is required in future reprints we will take care of this So far I have received no information from ARC Music that causes me too change my view that the CD is not a recording of Moroccan Gypsies and that there are errors in the sleeve notes However if it turns out I am wrong I will of course update this post But if indeed the Moroccan Gypsies have gone missing what is the reason Were errors innocently allowed to slip through the production process because of a lack of checks and balances Or was there another reason for the errors Is Google replacing scholarship Has new technology made it cool to photoshop reality Watch this space And if this lengthy path about obscure Moroccan brotherhoods seems rather arcane remember there have been much higher profile and more dramatic examples of photoshopping reality Among them are the Argo commercial disc that the BBC presented as their own proprietary recording and most famously the Joyce Hatto counterfeits Also on Facebook and Twitter Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as fair use for the purpose of study review or critical analysis only and will be removed at the request of copyright owner s Report broken links missing images and errors to overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk Posted by Pliable at Sunday December 09 2012 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels Arc Music BBC Dom gnawa gypsies Issawa joyce hatto Morocco 2 comments P M Doolan said So neither the music nor the musicians are Gypsy Excellent article point well made The lack of checks and balances is possibly leading us into an era of great confusion and misinformation 3 16 pm Philip Amos said I don t normally do this Bob but I do believe you have an extra not in the penultimate sentence of paragraph four In my many years as an academic I edited many mss and I came to think that not errors are the most disastrous of all But that is indeed a trifle for this is one

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  • On An Overgrown Path: From Britten’s Children to Elgar’s Earnings
    his Music A publisher that turns that into Wagner s Women is thinking more about money than Drysdale did when he was an investment banker 10 12 am Pliable said Perhaps the title of Eva Rieger s book is a victim of our sound bite culture 10 24 am Philip Amos said Possibly so Bob and your suggestion sent my mind to a tangential question Is it possible to have a sound bite culture in German I rather think not 11 18 am Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 2013 the year of the repeat repeat repeat Whether the speech please or displease There cannot be and there will not be lost memory On the edge of transcendence Do you know any really normal people The answer my friends was blowin in the wind When will they ever learn A cornucopia of composer anniversary tat The sound of one monk jumping CD I didn t really want to do goes prime time Life can seem very unfair This is the dawning of the age of air miles Without Ravi I would have ended up a boring old fa Their intelligence is being insulted The

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  • On An Overgrown Path: On the path of history's most notorious child abuser
    on Enzo Cormann s dramatic poem recounting the last hours of Gilles de Rais life Edith Canat de Chizy studied at the Paris Conservatoire with Maurice Ohana and Ivo Malec her music is widely performed and an Aeon CD of her orchestral music includes probably her best known work Yell in a performance by the BBC Symphony Orchestra Her Tombeau de Gilles de Rais for orchestra children s and mixed choir baritone soloist and reciter was first performed in 1993 at the Charterhouse the experimental arts centre in Villeneuves les Avignon and has been recorded by Disques Pierre Verany Enzo Cormann s libretto avoids any element of melodrama by taking an allegorical view of Gilles de Rais last hours between sentence and execution and it is an ambiguous and non judgemental portrait that does not pronounce on his motivation or guilt The excellent sounding recording from the acoustically outstanding L Arsenal in Metz is available in both CD and MP3 formats with the price heavily skewed in favour of the download version amusingly amazon co uk categorises the MP3 version as Classic Rock Edith Canat de Chizy s Tombeau de Gilles de Rais may be topical for all the wrong reasons but is still very well worth investigating Also on Facebook and Twitter All photos are c On An Overgrown Path 2012 No review samples were used in this post and my research trip to the Vendée was self funded Report broken links missing images and errors to overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk Posted by Pliable at Monday December 03 2012 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels alchemy Edith Canat de Chizy Enzo Cormann Gilles de Rais Joan of Arc maurice ohana Tiffauges 3 comments patrickmurraymusic said I presume you meant it was first performed in 1993 Chillingly effective pictures 1 31 pm Pliable said Thanks Patrick typo now corrected 1 36 pm Philip Amos said Your reference to the crime that dare not speak its name reminded me of another disturbing aspect of this subject A TV network affiliate in Seattle used to broadcast signficantly at 6 p m on Sunday a very simple old fashioned programme that put me in mind of the BBC half a century ago A small studio an audience of anyone who wished to attend and one or more guests with expertise on the chosen topic In short no hysterics no showmanship One programme focused on child abuse and the guests were a man who had been abused as a child and written a book on the subject the other a female academic psychologist who had likewise written a tome on her research What shocked me was that the moderator asked both what percentage of child abusers they would estimate are women The man answered first and said 45 The academic said she thought 50 It is hard to grasp at first but there followed a litany of vices from mothers who sleep with and

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Is this the solution to classical music's ageing audience?
    Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 2013 the year of the repeat repeat repeat Whether the speech please or displease There cannot be and there will not be lost memory On the edge of transcendence Do you know any really normal people The answer my friends was blowin in the wind When will they ever learn A cornucopia of composer anniversary tat The sound of one monk jumping CD I didn t really want to do goes prime time Life can seem very unfair This is the dawning of the age of air miles Without Ravi I would have ended up a boring old fa Their intelligence is being insulted The occult art of fugue Has new technology made it cool to photoshop rea Latest composer anniversary briefing Delius in search of Zarathustra A great mind that found expression in great music From Britten s Children to Elgar s Earnings On the path of history s most notorious child abus Is this the solution to classical music s ageing a November 25 October 23 September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May 7 April 32 March 27 February 24 January 30 2011 299 December 22 November 21 October 42 September 12 August 24 July 38 June 29 May

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Salvador Dali's lost opera
    and is a UNESCO masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity A recording of the music by the Ensemble Gilles Binchois is available as is Jordi Savall s homage which breaks from performance tradition by introducing female voices The Dalí Theatre Museum sprang from the ruins of the Municipal Theatre in Figueres which was accidentally destroyed by fire in 1939 shortly before the end of the Spanish Civil War The creation of the Theatre Museum was Dalí s last major project and its first exhibition opened in 1973 Dalí lived adjacent to the museum for the last five years of his life and he is buried in its crypt The hot wax photos accompanying this article were taken by me during a recent visit to Figueres Thanks go to Jordi Savall whose The Forgotten Kingdom project sent us to Catalonia and put us on the path of Salvador Dalí s lost opera If any reader can make available the CDs for Être Dieu opéra poème audiovisuel et cathare en six parties I will see if Future Radio are up for an overnight broadcast of the opera so we can judge Salvador Dalí s lost opera for ourselves Contact me at overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk Igor Wakhévitch moved to Auroville in India The chapter on the experimental community in Living Lightly Travels in a Post Consumer Society by Walter and Dorothy Schwarz ISBN 1897766440 is recommended Also on Facebook and Twitter Photos are c On An Overgrown Path 2010 All costs associated with our visit to Figeres and the Dalí Theatre Museum were paid by us Report broken links missing images and errors to overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk Posted by Pliable at Monday October 25 2010 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels catalonia igor makhevitch jordi savall olivier messiaen Pablo Casals pierre schaeffer salvador dali soft machine sri aurobindo 3 comments Jeffrey said A typically intriguing and enlightening Path Bob As always many thanks For American readers or anyone traveling in the US South there s an outstanding show of late Dali running through January at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta The works presented are on loan from the museum in Figueres and from the Dali Museum in St Petersburg FL This show has been well reviewed and I can attest from personal experience that it is well worth a visit 7 41 pm Pliable said Comment from David Cavlovic via Facebook I still love the old DECCA LP featuring a recording of Dali painting http lpcoverlover com 2008 09 21 daliwood 8 18 pm Dan Twyman said There are also works with musical notes in the images and direct references to music or instruments Here is an example 7 24 pm Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Classical music should drop its silly conventions
    interest in the Jonathan Harvey interview they are repeating it twice more at 3 00pm on Sunday Sept 12 and 1 00am overnight Sept 12 13 Very pleasing for a programme that is 100 contemporary music 10 11 pm Paul Brownsey said Jonathan Harvey wants to see an atmosphere where people can come and go and even talk perhaps and certainly leave in the middle of a movement if they feel like it Nobody should be deprived of classical music least of all by silly conventions When I go to a classical concert I want to listen to the music and not be disturbed by others chatter or by the noise and distraction of people moving in and out That people shouldn t talk in concerts and should stay put while the music is being played are not silly conventions Shame on Harvey for pandering to the lack of consideration for others which is so prevalent today I never go to non classical concerts just because people talk as though in their living room at home sing along eat and drink move about get up and dance And theatres are going that way too Harvey needs to watch his English too It is a gross misuse of deprives to say that someone is deprived of classical music if they won t go to concerts because they have to shut up while the music is playing 9 38 pm Pliable said Paul there are always two sides to any debate and I am happy to publish your view But I would say that the quotes need to be placed in context by hearing the whole interview Jonathan Harvey is talking specifically about reaching younger audiences He is not proposing a wholesale change to the way concerts are presented Surely his ideas follow on from Boulez s Roundhouse concerts in London and rug concerts in New York As above I am travelling so comment moderation may be delayed And I am just about to miss my flight But I am interested to learn what other readers think of Jonathan Harvey s ideas and Paul Brownsey s response 9 11 am Scott said I m with Brownsey I take your point about context but if the context makes that much difference perhaps you could have published a somewhat more representative quote As it stands his commments about silly conventions just sound well silly 5 51 pm peter woolf1 said Extremely valuable survey of all the isms he has studied in depth from serialism to spectralism a wide ranging review of all the influences to which he has opened his exploratory mind and heart should be published but best heard in Harvey s own quiet persuasive voice A remarkable interview 8 46 am Grant said I m glad to have run across this post and blog for that matter I had seen a Guardian article that contains parts of the interview but hadn t see this yet That article inspired me to share some

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  • On An Overgrown Path: The magic mountain
    homage to Catalonia here It includes Pablo Casal s Sant Martí del Canigó and his motet Tota Pulchra Cathar music from Jordi Savall s Forgotten Kingdom arrangements for guitar and voice of traditional Catalan melodies by Ferran Savall and more folk music in the form of one of John Jacob Niles settings of Thomas Merton s poetry The Catalan connection of the Niles Merton songs is that Thomas Merton was born in Prades in a house a short distance from the Villa Collette in which Pau Casals later lived for ten years Merton mentions both the Abbey of St Martin and the Abbey of Saint Miche de Cuxa where the photo of Casals on the sleeve above was taken in his autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain More on the Villa Collette and Thomas Merton s Prades connection here soon Header quote is from Joys and Sorrows reflections by Pablo Casals edited by Albert E Khan Macdonld ISBN 356030482 out of print but well worth buying at very low price from specialists Also on Facebook and Twitter Photos are c On An Overgrown Path 2010 Any other copyrighted material on these pages is included as fair use for the purpose of study review or critical analysis only and will be removed at the request of copyright owner s The CD set Pablo Casals the Original Jacket Collection and the book Joys and Sorrows reflections by Pablo Casals were purchased at retail Report broken links missing images and errors to overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk Posted by Pliable at Monday October 04 2010 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels albigensian crusade catalonia cathars france jordi savall Pablo Casals prades 3 comments billoo said can t wait pli Love Montserrat s Ell fill del rei 6 51 am Pliable said Billoo it all becomes very converged at this point Ell fill del rei is of course sung by Montserrat Figueras aka Mrs Savall Montserrat is also the monastery in Catalonia which inspired Mr Mrs Savall s 1978 EMI LP Llibre Vermeil de Montserrat which is on my short list to provide music for the next programme Pablo Casals Tota Pulchra has been recorded by the choir of the Abbey at Montserrat now deleted and Casals also wrote a Salve Montserratina Finally moving on from Montserrat to Figueras when we were in Catalonia we visited the Spanish town of Figueras I will be posting about the Dali museum there soon 7 32 am Ian said A great read Was pleased to find the Casals Original Jacket Collection discounted to 13 and change at Amazon France http www amazon fr Pablo Casals Original Jacket Collection dp B003KHJJNE 11 05 am Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12

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