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December 21, 2014

Stravinsky: The Firebird / Gergiev · Vienna Philarmonic · Salzburg Festival 2000

"Great presentation of the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by the russian Maestro Valery Gergiev, in one of the most powerful and greatest presentation of The Firebird (L'Oiseau de feu) of Igor Stravinsky at Salzburg Festival 2000."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 04:20 AM

December 20, 2014

Art Saintout - Les Ballets Russes de Nijinsky (2012)

A few dance steps from Nijinsky in 15 ballets. Digital reconstructions by Christian Comte.
- Le Roi Candaule 1906
- Le Dieu Bleu 1912
- L'Oiseau d'Or 1910
- Le Pavillon d'Armide 1909
- Shéhérazade 1910
- Les Orientales 1910
- Carnaval 1910
- Le Spectre de la Rose 1911
- Petrouchka 1911
- Le Dieu Bleu 1912
- L'Après-midi d'un Faune 1912
- Jeux 1913
- Le Sacre du printemps 1913
- Le Faune 1916
- Till Eulenspiegel 1916

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 11:48 AM

Michel Foucault, neoliberal

"Foucault was highly attracted to economic liberalism: he saw in it the possibility of a form of governmentality that was much less normative and authoritarian than the socialist and communist left, which he saw as totally obsolete. He especially saw in neoliberalism a ‘much less bureaucratic’ and ‘much less disciplinarian’ form of politics than that offered by the postwar welfare state. He seemed to imagine a neoliberalism that wouldn’t project its anthropological models on the individual, that would offer individuals greater autonomy vis-à-vis the state."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 11:47 AM

Dead Can Dance - Persephone

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 11:44 AM

December 19, 2014

Maria Callas - Dallas Interview 1968

"Callas discusses voice technique,operatic tradition, interpretation and analysis of the Sleepwalking Scene from Verdi's 'Macbeth'."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 10:14 AM

Das ist ein Katzensprung

"Hitler almost destroyed RAF by striking their airbases. Churchill conducted a bomb-raid on Berlin civillians. Hitler retaliated by bombing London. This saved RAF, as if their airbases had been bombed instead of London Germany would have won the war. Is this true/false?"

In my opinion, the German error in the Battle of Britain was attacking an enemy that they had no way of knocking out of the war and who had greater aircraft production. Since neither the Kriegsmarine nor the Luftwaffe could make an invasion of the British Isles possible and there was no capability to starve the British, the Germans never had the capacity to defeat the UK. None of this should detract from the heroism of “the few,” but despite how desperate it seemed at the time the British were winning the Battle of Britain from the outset.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at 10:12 AM

Virginia Wing - Marnie

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 10:10 AM

December 18, 2014

Alistair Cooke's 'America', Episode 1

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 08:29 AM

Wrong Doing, Truth Telling

"[Foucault] wanted to make us suspicious of the kinds of narratives that make the past look like a long dark night of error, leading up to the dawning of truth in our own time. He wanted to persuade us that the institutions and intuitions that strike us as obvious and inevitable may really be accidents that might never have happened. And he wanted to remind us that if our predecessors look cruel and credulous to us, we are likely to look just as bad in the eyes of our successors. Even our confidence in our own rationality, as contrasted with the madness of others, is liable, he suggested, to crumble into dust: 'one day, perhaps, we will no longer know what madness was'."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 08:28 AM

Hauschka - Eltern

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 08:27 AM

December 17, 2014

Stanley Kubricks Boxes (2008)

Stanley Kubricks Boxes from JAVARING on Vimeo.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 07:29 AM

Claridryl - Acts Immediately, Lasts Indefinitely

"Adult Swim's Unedited Footage of a Bear trumps Too Many Cooks for intensity, virtuosity and genuine terror."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 07:28 AM

Omen - Guilhem Desq

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 07:27 AM

December 15, 2014

Music For 16 Futurist Noise Intoners

'Performa is delighted to present 'Music For 16 Futurist Noise Intoners,' an evening-length concert of original scores and newly commissioned compositions for the intonarumori, or 'noise-intoners' As part of its celebration of the 100th anniversary of Italian Futurism, the Performa 09 biennial, in collaboration with the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) and SFMOMA, has invited Luciano Chessa to direct a reconstruction project to produce accurate replicas the legendary instruments (8 noise families of 1-3 instruments each, in various registers) that Russolo built in Milan in the summer of 1913. As the first instruments capable of creating and manipulating noises through entirely mechanical processes, the intonarumori can be considered to be the original analog synthesizer, and the ancestors to the latest electronic synthesizers used today."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 11:44 AM

Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl

"During my stay, I met so many amazing people, one of whom was my guide Yevgen, also known as a 'Stalker'. We spent the week together exploring Chernobyl and the nearby abandoned city of Pripyat. There was something serene, yet highly disturbing about this place. Time has stood still and there are memories of past happenings floating around us."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 11:43 AM

iamamiwhoami - the last dancer

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 11:42 AM

December 14, 2014

John Berger - Ways of Seeing , Episode 1 (1972)

"A BAFTA award-winning BBC series with John Berger, which rapidly became regarded as one of the most influential art programmes ever made. In the first programme, Berger examines the impact of photography on our appreciation of art from the past."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 07:44 PM

December 13, 2014

Ben Howling & Yolanda Ramke - Cargo (2013)

"Stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, a man sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect his precious daughter."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 12:23 PM

Somewhat of a film-making Yoda

"There’s one drama on James Franco’s resume that made the actor tear up watching it. Not because of his soulful performance in 'The Color of Time,' but the pride he has in the filmmakers behind it — Franco’s former students from the graduate film program at NYU."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 12:22 PM

SBTRKT - Heatwave

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 12:21 PM