Monthly Archives: July 2013

I’ve been hacked.

A bug came into my life, literally!

A bug came into my life, literally!

I’ve been hacked. Please disregard any strange email from me. I don’t know exactly what this means in today’s world – but in his or her last email to me (sorryg@….) this person explains this hacking as a form of love and hatred for me, a kind of S&M of the drowning kind, of the typical relapsing kind, and asks for forgiveness.

Of course, I’ll forgive.

A lot of harm done.
More harm? Possible.

Who knows… My message to this person? Not sure. Do some soul searching and…by all means, rethink your life. Yes, get a life and leave mine alone.

Much
LOVE
As always
G

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Letter from Leonard Easter (about “Scratching the Surface”)

detail mentioned

detail mentioned

IMG_9142The first thing I did upon receiving the books is to re-read your manifesto and to skim through the book images. I have to admit that the image that I did not see ( it may not be there) is the bicycle wheel – if I remember it was set up as a piece of potential energy waiting for someone to spin it (like a chakra I guess) or maybe a fortune wheel. The other impulse I had was to have a cup of good coffee.

This is the work of a great man, who may wonder how much greater he can become – a type of inner-inversion. LIke the picture of you from your blog – instead of standing tall, shedding everything and standing on your head. Or the open boxes within open boxes, or the “origami” works that reach out from page dimensions to be sculptural – tempting one to carefully unfold without harming the creases.

Just early morning musings fueled by a tender stomach.

Have a great trip. I know I will have more impressions when I really get to become acquainted with the images.

Love,
Leonard
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Leonard Easter

Leonard Easter

BOOK launching across the continent begins early 2014

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“I am Trayvon Martin”, marching along 1st Avenue, last Sunday – the day after the ridiculous ‘not guilty’….

Marching along

Marching along

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QUE IRONICO. HOW IRONIC !

BRASIL:

GREVE GERAL NUM PAIS GOVERNADO POR UM PARTIDO DOS TRABALHADORES: QUE IRONICO!!!

A GENERAL STRIKE (or industrial action) in A COUNTRY RULED BY THE WORKER’S PARTY (not to be mistaken by the Labour Party of the UK) HOW IRONIC!!!!!

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Metalanguage – decades after Joyce, Haroldo de Campos and Hélio Oiticica, Peter Iden in his own words, about Beckett, Beck and GT (written in 1985)

This is what opened my eyes to metalinguistic theater - I had done it without being aware of it.

This is what opened my eyes to metalinguistic theater – I had done it without being aware of it.

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Borut KRZISNIK – amazing composer of my Nietzsche Contra Wagner and Anchorpectoris (The United States of The Mind) has a new record out: LIGHTENING ! A MUST !

Cover of Borut's CD

Cover of Borut’s CD

Borut Krzisnik (1961, Zagreb) is a Slovenian composer of contemporary music, based in Ljubljana. Born into a family of diplomats, he moved frequently during his childhood, both within former Yugoslavia and abroad, before finally settling in Ljubljana. Living among different nationalities and experiencing different mentalities helped form his understanding of diversity, something which certainly contributed to his broad approach to music. He played piano as a child, eventually switching to guitar and building up his unique way of composing. He graduated in Psychology from the University of Ljubljana, but soon afterwards devoted himself to music.

He released seven albums: LIGHTNING (Claudio Contemporary, 2013), VALSE BRUTAL (KUD France Prešeren, 2009), SACRE DU TEMPS (Station Zuid, 2007), A LIFE IN SUITCASES (First Name Soundtracks, 2006), STORIES FROM MAGATREA (KUD France Prešeren, 1997, US’s release: Falcata-Galia Recordings, 1999), LA DOLCE VITA (FV, Ljubljana/Discordia, Willich, 1995) and CURRENTS OF TIME (Recommended Records, London, 1991; re-release: Tone Casualties, Hollywood, 1998).

He wrote the score for Peter Greenaway’s film trilogy, Tulse Luper Suitcases and its integral version A Life in Suitcases. They were screened at almost all important film festivals (Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Rotterdam, Tribeca, Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, Philadelphia, Hong Kong, Edinburgh and many others). He has also joined Greenaway in some other projects: Gold – 92 bars in the broken car, theatre play in Schauspiel Frankfurt, The Reitdiep Journeys, documentary, Grand Terp, the complex exhibition in Groningen, Holland, and in exhibition Map to Paradise, Ljubljana.

One of the best examples of happy marriage between visuals and music are two theatre performances conceived and directed by American/Brasilian director Gerald Thomas: Nietzsche Contra Wagner (2000) and Anchorpectoris – United States of the Mind (2004). Gerald Thomas used his music as one of the cores of his plays. It is perfect example of Thomas’ “absolute theatre” – it includes various (theatre) languages, from “conventional” theatre, ballet, opera to physical theatre.

Among his works for dance, the most outstanding collaboration is with internationally acclaimed Romanian born choreographer Edward Clug. They join forces in Sacre du Temps (Tilburg, 2007), Skitzen (Graz, 2010), Divine Comedy (BITEF, 2011), Songs for the mating season – Hommage a Stravinsky (SNG Maribor, 2012. These inspiring performances draw their energy both from classical ballet and contemporary dance.

Recently, apart from his albums, he devoted himself to contemporary dance projects. He colaborated with Thomas Noon, Ana Lujan Sanchez, Josh Beamish, Virpi Pahkinen and Gyula Berger.

Very important were his numerous collaborations with Slovenian director Emil Hrvatin and British director Julie-Anne Robinson (Blackpool…). Although different, what they have in common is their characteristic synthesis of revealing concept and bold interpretation. They are continuously present on European stages with culminations in Picollo Teatro in Milan, Bush Theatre and Royal National Theatre in London.

Borut Krzisnik was also the initiator and a member of DATA DIRECT, a group that united Slovenian, Italian and Yugoslav musicians who stem from various musical areas: symphonic orchestra, ethereal folk music of the Balkans, improvised jazz, “avant-garde rock”, noise etc. They were using a great variety of instruments, sensibilities and methodologies which led to strong, almost visual experiences.

Other collaborators have included Vinko Möderndorfer, Zlatko Bourek, Bojan Jablanovec, Matjaž Pograjc, Pepi Sekulić, Natasa Prosenc, Tibor Levay, VSSD etc. He is also known for his work with the groups Laibach and Borghesia.

Krzisnik won Vesna prize for best music at Slovenian Film festival in 2008 (film Landscape No2) and first prize at the Napoli Danza Festival; Il Coreografo Elettronico (art video Labyrinth).

http://www2.arnes.si/~ksbkrzi/

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Nietzsche Contra Wagner (2000)
http://geraldthomas.net/PP-Nietzsche-Contra-Wagner.html

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