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.

17 May 2016

S atie one-fiftie x840

Happy Birthday Erik Satie 
             150 today 
                              timeless everyday...

Here, in your honour, we're listening to a 24 hour online performance of TAR conversations and other sounds recorded amid the 840 repetitions of Vexations.

Published on Apr 14, 2016
Erik Satie : Vexations for piano ( 1893 ) 
Nicolas Horvath live at the Entrepot Gallery in Monte-Carlo the 15th and 16th April of 2011. Lasting 24 hours without any pause or break. This is the longest non stop piano piece ever to be filmed on the internet.


 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something...