Today 3-12-2020 Jean-Luc Godard will be ninety-years young!
There is only one JLG, and we all have our own Godard. To me JLG is like Moving Poetry. The sharpening of the mind, the dancing thoughts. Beautiful moments, the act of creation, this designing of meditations.
The power of things to move us ‘MONO NO AWARE”, this process of ‘the moving’, that what ‘moves’ us, is what triggers me, haunts me, fascination, sensations? The moving image, the movings clouds, the edit/ montage, the substance, the contrast. It is easily found in such things like desire, passion, this raw emotion that sets the wheels in motion, but it is also found in the delicate, almost unnoticeable things that move us, like the wind in trees. I’m a researcher of movement, the ‘mono no aware’ the power of things to move us. And here i find support in the work of others, Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Jullien, William Burroughs, Toru Takemitsu, Jurg Frey. There’s great beauty in this study of the ‘mono no aware’ but also great danger, because you so easily get in a state of excitement , and you are no longer studying, and perhaps loose track and get lost for some time or……. AVALON!
Danny is a composer of very playful compositions. Here is an example where Matt Hannafin, curator and director of ‘The Extradition Series’ is unboxing one of Danny Clay’s ‘Box Compositions Series’ : https://youtu.be/xZcrAnc-erk
Plastic Song is a short film featuring the artworks of Steve McPherson who, for the last 25 years, has been picking up pieces of plastic from the beaches of his home town in Margate, Kent and turning them into extraordinary and complex artworks. Directed by Julian Hanford
This is a nice and interesting short film [20 min.] with a positive vibe, could be great for school material too!
on January 3 -2018, i received an email from composer Antoine Beuger [https://www.wandelweiser.de], in which he introduced me to an inspiring lecture of John Holloway. The title of the lecture: ‘NOW IS THE TIME TO LEARN HOPE’
not so long ago i saw an interview with Yanis Varoufakis, a Greek economist, academic, philosopher and politician: https://youtu.be/wwfM3IKaZgw i felt inspired by his hopeful attitude towards a new economic thinking. Varoufakis is one of the founding members of DiEM25, you can find mor info here: https://diem25.org/
i felt the urge to pay attention in this post to these people who are trying to get across the idea of change, hope and fairness for the majority.
i like to dedicate this song to them. A meditation.
I use LLOOPP/PPOOLL [by Klaus Filip a.o.] together with GLEETCHLAB [by Giorgio Sancristoforo] and SOUNDHACK [by Tom Erbe]
If you found your way here, i assume you are in need of some info on how to get this stuff working. That’s the reason i’m posting the tutorial.
Just some background info:
Even though I’m not using LLOOPP/PPOOLL a lot at the moment [ my orientation is analogue these days ] i must say that using this software will bring you a lot, it’s a box full of surprises, new sounds, new ideas. If it was only for this purpose [to open yourself up for new musical insights] that would be enough reason to give it a try, give it time and enjoy. It will be very rewarding.
today I’m posting 2 compositions: ‘met zachte beweging’ [‘gentle- movement’] dedicated to composer Jürg Frey, from whom i learned so much through his music, writings and lecturing in the last 5, 6 years, and ‘ I have come home’ which i dedicate to photographer, filmmaker Robert Frank, who showed me the acceptance of beauty no matter how beauty wishes to show herself, or to put it in another way, the process of learning to accept.
USE HEADPHONES FOR THE BEST DETAILED LISTENING EXPERIENCE! Listening to your iPhone or other small devices without headphones will decrease your listening experience. A lot of the music is soft, in terms of loudness. This is an essential part of the music.
In this fragment of a recent rehearsal you can get an impression of a circular movement working. Sijme Storm ensemble: André Hogeslag: Electric guitar, Freeze [E.G.O.] and E-bow Luuk de Weert: Bowed Vibraphone Ferry van der Werff: Electric guitar, Freeze [E.G.O.] and E-bow
This composition is part of ‘EDITIE 2018/2019’ / 11 Studies for the EHX Freeze
André Hogeslag: electric guitar, freeze [E.G.O.} and E-bow
This composition is part of a ‘Collection of Sketches for Solo Guitar and EHX Freeze’