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small moments of xmas season so far....
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browsing the Eva Hesse archives (again)




























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East riding music club - toru takemitsu film music part one by East_Riding_Music_Club on Mixcloud

covering the years between 1955-1964, this first dip into the frankly staggering oeuvre of Toru Takemitsu’s scores for film, tv, theatre, radio & tape shows him joyfully celebrating his fascination with jazz, tape music, Japanese traditional music and numerous other influences. 
Takemitsu composed for almost 100 feature films. Aside from a few early lost scores, the monumental ‘Complete Takemitsu’ box set series gathers all the remaining music he composed for the screen - 92 in total. Given Takemitsu’s daily trips to the cinema (he stated that during is adolescence & adult life he went to the cinema at least once a day every day of the year, with only a few exceptions) and the huge number of pieces for concert hall one does struggle to understand how he found the time & energy to create it all, let alone how the quality remains consistently impressive throughout, no matter what…
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a few things listened to so far this week....

















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Kiju Yoshida - 'Arashi Ga Oka / Wuthering heights' (1988)


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further news from some of the folks I met when I was guest lecturer at Newcastle Uni Fine Art Dept:
Ditte Goard, Charlotte Valletta, Sarah Grundy and Jayne Dent have continued to work together in their Anima Collective & now have a facebook page & website:
https://www.facebook.com/theanimacollective?fref=ts
http://theanimacollective.weebly.com


there's something in their enthusiasm and the spirit in which the group was formed that hints at this group being worth keeping an eye / ear on
Jayne Dent has also edited and curated a forthcoming book of visual scores entitled 'Underscore' - due for publication in November 2015 and featuring scores by Eleanor Wright, Tracey Tofield, Katy Bentham, Cathy Garner, Sarah Grundy, Dennis Isou, Noize Choir, Josh Wilson, Martin Eccles, Tim Shaw, Jayne Dent, Petra Szeman, Anima Collective, Deana Smith and myself
plans also include a book launch / performance event on November 18th in Newcastle
if you're interested in getting a copy …
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Pheobe riley Law - from 'dial' (2015)





spent a good afternoon with pheobe who was working on an essay - based around Malevich's 'black square on a white ground' - how its deterioration has created a new work, perhaps more pleasing....and looking at other works that link in some way....of course, this reminded me of how pheobe had been working with limited materials in her dial photographs





(1915) Robert Fludd (1617) Tantric painting (date unknown)
page 37 from Tristram Shandy (1759)