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.

11 September 2013

The Regions

Yesterday, Ballarat : 
Today, Bendigo :
Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music
Composers :
Pierluigi BILLONE, Italy / Elliot CARTER, U.S.A. / David CHISHOLM, Australia / Daniel/D’ADAMO, Argentina / Franco DONATONI, Italy / Hugues DUFOURT, France / Samuel DUNSCOMBE, Australia / Morton FELDMAN, U.S.A. / Fernando GARNERO, Argentina / Alexander GARSDEN, Australia / Vinko GLOBOKAR, France / Raffaele GRIMALDI, Italy / Hans Werner HENZE, Germany / Heinz HOLLIGER, Switzerland / Helmut LACHENMANN, Germany / Klaus LANG, Austria / Jeanette LITTLE, Australia / Alvin LUCIER, U.S.A. / Sergio LUQUE, Mexico / Ben MARKS, Australia / Lara MORCIANO, Italy / Luigi NONO, Italy / Emmanuel NUNES, Portugal / Mauricio PAULY, Costa Rica / Rohan PHILLIPS, Australia / Alex POZNIAK, Australia / Damien RICKETSON, Australia / Fausto ROMITELLI, Italy / James RUSHFORD, Australia / Giacinto SCELSI, Italy / Salvatore SCIARRINO, Italy / Matthew SHLOMOWITZ, Australia / Tristram WILLIAMS, Australia / Iannis XENAKIS, Greece / Joji YUASA, Japan


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