My very good friend Baruch, is a great admirer of Bees, Bach & Buddha. He taught maths and physics at a college for further education in the UK. He is good at carpentry and masonry work and has built some of the kitchens at Brockwood Park (where I worked) in the past. I asked him to write a post for my blog on Bach and here it is.
Hawkers are not allowed to sell on the trains in the suburban trains in Bombay. There is a lady who regularly sells sarees. She gets caught one day and she pays a penalty of 400 Rupees (4GBP). This does not deter her. She continues doing her job as she has no other option. Eventually she manages to buy a flat in an apartment complex in the suburb of Bombay. Her dream is to send her kids to a English language school. I admire her entrepreneurial skills. If only more women have the courage like her.
What the ears cannot hear the eyes can… Continue reading Visualising music
I was looking for a timeline of composers of western classical music right from Hildegaard Von Bingen but I could not find an interactive one on the web. However,I found the following: Classical.net lists the major composers in its timeline in PDF format Classicfm has a much nicer timeline but it does not show all the composers. Media and text on a particular composer is included in … Continue reading Composers of Western Classical Music – Visualised
Basil’s Twist’s The Rite of Spring. Basil Twist, one of America’s premier puppeteers, is preparing a piece to Stravinsky’s world-shaking ballet score “The Rite of Spring” for the Carolina Performing Arts festival “The Rite of Spring at 100,” in Chapel Hill. At the end of February, I went to a deconsecrated church in Bushwick to see how the rehearsals were going. The church was unheated, with … Continue reading Spring Beckons US – II
Avec le temps Avec le temps, va, tout s’en va On oublie le visage et l’on oublie la voix Le cœur, quand ça bat plus, c’est pas la peine d’aller Chercher plus loin, faut laisser faire et c’est très bien Avec le temps… Avec le temps, va, tout s’en va L’autre qu’on adorait, qu’on cherchait sous la pluie L’autre qu’on devinait au détour d’un regard … Continue reading With time, it all goes, goes away
Alexander Mosolov’s ‘The Iron Foundry’ *** Related Frederic Rzewski’s Winsboro Cotton Mills performed by Emanuele Arcuili Train scene in The Dancer in the Dark Goulash at Brockwood Park School Continue reading Machine Music
Nobuyuki Tsujii was born blind but was gifted with a talent for music. At the age of two, he began to play “Do Re Mi” on a toy piano after his mother had been humming the tune. He began his formal study of piano at the age of four. In 1995, at the age of seven, Tsujii won the first prize at the All Japan … Continue reading Musical genius