Dock Boggs

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Maybe you know this game where you get blindfolded and you throw a dart on a world map and the spot you hit will be your next camping destination?
Well I sort of did the same with a collection of country, blues, jazz and gospel books.
The spot I hit, was the photograph of Dick Boggs, and once you start seeing things they pop up everywhere!
Truly iconic picture of an iconic musician.

Dock Boggs “Sugar Baby” 1927

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JLG!

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.

go on, try it, FILM FOR THE EARS

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!


‘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.


JLG Designer of Meditations

USE HEADPHONES FOR THE BEST DETAILED LISTENING EXPERIENCE!
A lot of the music is soft, in terms of loudness. This is an essential part of the music.

2Track of treated voice [FG] and organ [BG]
‘le Petit Soldat’ [Jean-Luc Godard] & Bach Choral

[use headphone for detailed listening]
electricsouvenir-recording

Silence Sequence:
‘i’m trying to hold onto my own thoughts.
What about words? Where do our words come from?
Maybe men talk incessantly, as if searching for gold..
in their quest for the truth.But instead of digging in riverbeds,
they dig deep in their thoughts. They cast aside all the worthless words.
And they end up with just one. One single golden word…silence.’
[Jean-Luc Godard ‘le Petit Soldat’]

Most people specialise in one thing, and sometimes become a genius specialist. Designing cars, writing books, making money, making films, making war, philosophise, designing chairs, making peace, composing, the list is as long as there are people specialising in one thing.

Some people specialise in 2 or 3 things, sometimes completely different things, sometimes combinations.

JLG concentrates on different design tools that will fit his meditations at hand. This is the JLG that came into my life while being a teenager. And all along he’s been giving me tools to improve myself.

What has this to do with FILM? Is JLG a filmmaker? I say, he is a designer of MEDITATIONS. But JLG has something to offer for all of us. He is a homo universalis!

sound meditation on ‘Alphaville’ [ Jean Luc Godard ]
electric guitar & Max/PPOOLL
electricsouvenir-recording

This meditation-maker will take you on an endless tour, showing you editing, graphic design, the art of color, sound-art, collage, politics, history, the art of motion design, films for the ear, trailers, ….
His meditations are confronting, puzzling, provoking improvisations, sometimes in the form of a movie or a documentary or a mix of both, but mostly they are essays using son+image.

Through the years I’m making my conversations with JLG, there’s always a moment in time where I feel inspired to give him some credit. Like a title! So when I was composing some music for electric guitar and the EHX FREEZE, I knew that one of them would be a ‘salut’ and indeed ‘ à Godard ‘ turned out to be the one.

simple testrecording with an old iPhone
electric guitar & EHX Freeze
electricsouvenir-recording

‘ à Godard ‘ = Part of a collection of Solo Pieces for Electric Guitar and EHX Freeze

Black Book 2015-2019

inside the Black Book 2015-2019

system diagrams, modulair thinking, composition, notation

SIMPLE SELF GENERATING SYSTEM
STILL LIFE / JEAN LUC GODARD
SKETCH WITH LINE6 DL4 / EHX FREEZE / EHX CATHEDRAL
MUSIC ECO SYSTEM PLAYING & RECORDING
LLOOPP/PPOOLL ENVIRONMENT
E.G.O. ELCTRIC GUITAR ORGAN
SKETCH FOR ELECTRIC GUITAR / EHX FREEZE