She appears suddenly, soon swept away by the camera, behind the violoncellists. Even at a live concert, he has difficulties in seeing her more than fleetingly. Yet he knows her face, a medieval beauty, inspired, aloof, as if out of a distant past. He basked in the symphonic beauty, Tchaikovsky, Alban Berg, Mahler... She's … Continue reading The violin
The Prompt For some days I have been deep in Neal Stephenson's Seveneves, perhaps one of the most daunting reads of the past decade. I intend to review the novel on my Goodreads page, but for now, suffice to say that sounds have a role in that astounding saga of the end, and rebirth, of … Continue reading Sound #DailyPrompt #WritersWednesday
From the crazy crowd She asked: "Do you think the City is less sexy in winter?" This made me smile. All the way to Frannz Club in Prenzlauer Berg, I reflected on what my lover said. Later, immersed in Erik Truffaz' amazing trumpet, I had the answer. If anything the City is more captivating, as … Continue reading Rearrange #DailyPost #Berlin
After ten days in Brexland, now a country of much baffled confusion, but, for us, a land of many friends and memories, we took the road back home. Since September, the trees have changed colour, and a cool East wind blows through the wooded vales, across the lakes and through the busy streets. Berliners know how to … Continue reading Ostwind #Oktober #Berlin
We came a long way...
Sanctus is one of the beautiful tracks that make up Jan Garbarek’s Officium recorded in 1994 with ECM. It’s one of the most haunting modern Jazz records, and Sanctus is a very special piece. The mix of Gregorian chants and Sax is just amazing. I play this track in the evening when I am at … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: April 21 – S is for Sanctus
Musing and listening as I #amwriting... "... but for me the music is just another way of shutting the door. It surrounds me, keeps the mundane world out... When you're writing, you're creating your own worlds." Stephen King: On Writing