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chalk, light piano from Música Callada by Federico Mompou

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Faction, Magical Realism, and This

I had just finished reading a review copy of George Plimpton’s oral biography of Truman Capote at the time I wrote my first true crime book, so I had flexible notions of just how objective and “true” true crime had … Continue reading

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In Praise of Bookstores

Jonny Diamond is at the heart of an enthralling and hopeful new project. He explains it best in his own words: I lived in a bookstore in Paris for six months. It was a romantic and terrible experience: a Turkish … Continue reading

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Best of 2014 – Black Dwarf

Sampling old musical passages to create new music is a rich and widely discussed practice. But sampling old music to make new photography? My work with the °CLAIR Gallery introduced me to the photographer Petr Lovigin and his remarkable ‘Black … Continue reading

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Investigate Ethical Investment

I went to Barclays bank today and asked them what their ethical policy was. The lady looked blank. Then a light dawned and she asked did I mean stocks and shares? Her brighter colleague came to her rescue saying that … Continue reading

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Paris your plughole is up! Sink le mini tour!

après moi le déluge et le déluge tombe dans le sink à Paris Saturday 8th Nov, 5pm :: Tumbleweed Music sink play Shakespeare & Co., 37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 5e later on Saturday 8th Nov, 7.30pm :: Sink the Jazzbar … Continue reading

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Sound Mirror

When you think of a Brimstone missile in flight do you imagine yourself watching from its point of departure, in the sky, or on the ground with the missile coming towards you? Before radar

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R.I.P. Mike Dineen

Mike Dineen passed away last Thursday. In productions I was involved in, Mike played the judge in Earth in Paris and Amsterdam, and 3 in the Châteaudun performance of Part 2 of Three Parts — the first public performance of a … Continue reading

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MING-MAO-QING

Reading over China-related notes (poking at As Big As The Sky), some interesting connections suggested themselves among the papers paving my study floor. 1. In Ming dynasty China, a bill proclaiming legally stipulated punishments: 80 blows for striking another so … Continue reading

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Buddhist nomad in action!

Keen readers of the Running Eye Blog might have noticed the occasional contribution from Quinn Comendant, the wandering coder from Chico who has taken part in exceptional projects in … well, in just about everywhere. Beijing, Paris, Berlin, Greece, Turkey, … Continue reading

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