Tag Archives: Germania

Deutsche Fotothek

Da, baaaai. Asa cum stiti, eu cu Wikipedia nu fac casa buna. In schimb, cu Wikimedia Commons ne tragem de sireturi big time! Acolo, in WC (auzi, ce prescurtare!), turmele imblanzite nu-si dau cu parerea despre ce-si-cum in lumea asta larga. Si bine o fac. Acolo avem chestii faine. Absolut magnifice.

Una dintre bibliotecile digitale pline de rafturi grele de minunatii si de Commons este si Deutsche Fotothek. Nemtii o stiu pe-a lor. Ce puteti descoperi aici:

ferestre, enorm de multe ferestre

orase de’astea in care te poti impunge, enorm de multe de’astea

ochi gigantici puteti gasi

ferestre? Am spus deja

bani, enorm de multi bani

chestii abstracte, teribil de multe chestii abstracte rau nu asa

matematici, j’de mii de matematici

chestii ciudate, j’de miliarde de chestii ciudate (nu’s tot una cu chestiile abstracte)

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Dala Horse Label

“The aim of this label is to mix Music with Typography”.

Kutomo

Big as a 7″ vinyl, in the middle of the two front sleeves there is a hole from which one can catch a glimpse of the photograph taken by Lauren Winton which is inside. The inner page has on one side the photo and on the other the contacts with the number of the copy. The CDr is held by a black foam hub and each copy comes inside a transparent envelope.

Richard Moult

The covers are two boards of wood tied together with a natural cotton ribbon. Inside, there are two photographs, three pages with the lyrics in English of the album and a glassine envelope for the CDr. Each packaging has a leaf from a wood near Rome and a piece of paper with a list of the materials I used.

Si deoarece Moult este printre artistii care imi plac foarte mult, va propun o piesa  de pe albumul sau Suite for Titouan aparut la acest label (mai multe puteti asculta, evident, pe pagina sa MySpace).

Suite for Titouan I

Dala Horse MySpace

Discogs

Johannes Kelpius

Post dedicat celor de la Enciclopedia Romaniei.

Chiar daca Statele Unite ale Americii nu se pot lauda cu prea multe lucruri in ceea ce priveste istoria antica sau medievala (si nu ma refer aici la biblioteci sau muzee), au totusi o istorie a miscarilor utopice care lasa in urma majoritatea tarilor de pe batranul continent.

Mentionam aici, foarte criptic, ca printre numele de referinta in ceea ce priveste istoria acestor miscari se afla si un transilvanean. Este vorba despre Johannes Kelpius. Nascut la Sighisoara intr-o familie luterana, tatal sau a fost pastor, el si-a desavarsit studiile la Universität Altdorf in  1689 cu o teza de doctorat in Theologia naturalis – subiect foarte la moda in acea perioada. Fratele sau, Martin, este autorul dictionarului biografic Natales Saxonum Transylvaniae.

Leader al societatii Weib in der Wüste, pastorul transilvanean a fost trimis in Philadelphia cu un scop foarte precis: de a reinvia, departe de decazuta societate europeana, adevaratul ideal crestin si de a pregati acolo, in Lumea noua, a doua venire a lui Isus. Stabiliti pe malurile raului Wissahickon Creek, in Pennsylvania, micul grup si-a castigat destul de repede notoreitate, participand la prima ordinare lutherana in colonii – cea a lui Justus Falckner.

Pentru cei care doresc mai multe informatii despre Kelpius, iata cateva link-uri de interes:

The Hymn Writers of Early Pennsylvania: Johannes Kelpius

The German Pietists of Provincial Pennsylvania: Magister Johannes Kelpius

Johannes Kelpius and his Women in the Wilderness. A Chapter in the History of Colonial Pennsylvania Religious Thought.

Johannes Kelpius (1673–1708): Mystic on the Wissahickon.

ECMania: The Dowland Project

Ascultand discurile publicate de proiectul Dowland, which is

an attempt to re-discover the essence of renaissance song from the point of view of a modern performer

mi-am adus aminte de ce scria Herder cu ceva milenii in urma intr-una din carticelele sale numita, in orig., Fragmente über die neuere deutsche Literatur:

Oh accursed word “classical”! It has transformed Cicero for us into a classical school rhetorician, Virgil and Homer into classical poets, Caesar into a pedagogue, Livy into a phrasemonger. It has divided expression from thought, and thought from the event that has generated it…this word has become a wall between us and all true education which would have seen the ancients as living exemplars…this word has buried many a genius beneath a heap of words…crushed him under a millstone of a dead language…When a German poet is described as a second Horace…as a new Lucretius, a historian as a second Livy, that is nothing to be proud of; but it would be a great, rare, enviable glory for us if one could say about such writers: “this is how Horace, Cicero, Lucretius, Livy, would have written if they were writing about this topic, at this particular stage of culture, at this particular time, with this particular purpose, for this particular people, with its particular outlook and its own language”.

Firminus Caron – Kyrie Jesus:

Albumul poate fi DL de aici: Part. I & Part. II.