Poetry, Music, Duende: Federico Garcia Lorca

(I've taken the liberty of adding photos and videos ~ArsArteEtLabore) Excerpt from: Desolation Row - Colm Tóibín In his late teens, Federico García Lorca’s main interest was music and song. He was steeped not only in the Andalusian folk tradition but also in the European art song. He loved the work of Schubert and Beethoven.Lorca’s … Continue reading Poetry, Music, Duende: Federico Garcia Lorca

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The Secret Alchemy of Poetry – Percy Bysshe Shelley

  "Their language is vitally metaphorical; that is, it marks the before unapprehended relations of things and perpetuates their apprehension, until the words which represent them, become, through time, signs for portions or classes of thoughts instead of pictures of integral thoughts; and then if no new poets should arise to create afresh the associations … Continue reading The Secret Alchemy of Poetry – Percy Bysshe Shelley

The lost children of Hamelin | Maria J. Pérez Cuervo

“In the year of 1284, on the day of Saints John and Paul, the 26th of June, 130 child­ren born in Hamelin were seduced by a piper, dressed in all kinds of colours, and lost at the calvary near the koppen.” The town of Hamelin hasn’t forgotten this loss. The street where, supposedly, the children … Continue reading The lost children of Hamelin | Maria J. Pérez Cuervo

The Theory and Play of Duende – Federico García Lorca

In his brilliant lecture entitled "The Theory and Play of Duende" Federico García Lorca attempts to shed some light on the haunting and inexplicable sadness that lives in the heart of certain works of art. "All that has dark sound has duende", he says, "that mysterious power that everyone feels but no philosopher can explain. … Continue reading The Theory and Play of Duende – Federico García Lorca

Harmonices Mundi (Harmony of the World) by Johannes Kepler, 1619

"Nature, which is never not lavish of herself, after a lying-in of two thousand years, has finally brought you forth in these last generations, the first true images of the universe. By means of your concords of various voices, and through your ears, she has whispered to the human mind, the favorite daughter of God … Continue reading Harmonices Mundi (Harmony of the World) by Johannes Kepler, 1619

The Woods – Polly Paulusma (video illustrations by Rima Staines)

The Woods - Polly Paulusma (2007) video illustration by Rima Staines

Grizzly Bear – Sleeping Ute..plus!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ7-suV9Kc8

Quite possibly the best thing I've ever heard 🙂