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the essence of music faciliation

Posted by thoughtnotstatic on 28 March 2008

For anyone interested in Music Faciliation, I highly recommend listening to Salle Des Departs, a 10 minute podcast from the good folks at Radiolab:

Imagine that you’re a composer. Imagine getting this commission: “Please write us a song that will allow family members to face the death of a loved one…” Well, composer David Lang had to do just that when a hospital in Garches, France, asked him to write music for their morgue, or “Salle Des Departs.” 


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go to great depths; your idea awaits you there

Posted by thoughtnotstatic on 3 March 2008

“Ideas are like fish.

If you want to catch a little fish, you can stay in shallow water. But if you want to catch a the big fish, you’ve got to go deeper.

Down deep, the fish are more powerful and more pure. They’re huge and abstract. and they’re very beautiful.

I look for a certain kind of fish that is important to me, one that can translate to cinema. But there are all kinds of fish swimming down there. There are fish for business, fish for sports. There are fish for everything.

Everything, anything that is a thing, comes from the deepest level. Modern physics calls that level the Unified Field. The more your consciousness—your awareness—is expanded, the deeper you  go toward this source, and the bigger the fish you can catch.”
David Lynch, from his introduction to Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creatity

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when unintended consequences are a good thing

Posted by thoughtnotstatic on 21 February 2008

“Evolution Wins as Creationists (Accidentally) Switch Sides in Florida”

The terms “evolution” and “scientific theory” had never appeared in Florida curriculum guidelines. Now, thanks to the insistence of religious conservatives, these terms are written into policy and must be taught. Meanwhile, teaching “creationism” remains illegal.

Sometimes, amidst all the unintended consequences that bring us down, it is nice to have stories like this.

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