David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.

06 August 2009

Reg♭ ♭ ard ♭ : Everybody talks about the

Tonight at the Corner Hotel...

EVERYBODY TALKS ABOUT THE WEATHER is a one-off showcase featuring four titans of the Melbourne exploratory music/avant-rock scene in a blistering, bone-shaking display from the far corners of the sonic spectrum. Oren Ambarchi (guitar/electronics), Robin Fox (laser/electronics), Marco Fusinato (guitar/electronics) & Anthony Pateras (electronics) all perform rare solo sets in a memorable night for anyone sick of talking about the weather and wanting to talk devastating sound devoid of any bullshit trend or flash in the pan cyberhype…

The violinist Isaiah looks at a Stradivarius
stolen from a concert at the Mariinsky Theater
A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
someone looks at something . . .