“I am extremely touched by humanity, I am not so fond of humans.”
Sean Penn

Wish: Live Music Photography

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I love live music photography. I did some in the past and long to do more again. I have great respect for performers – and pride myself on being a very attentive and subtle presence in the performance arena. I also believe that the time I have spent working within the performance space of improvisers has sensitized me even more to the performance arena. I want to play. Read More »

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Alternate Expression

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My relationship with the second (recent) Orchard Labs project was and remains a mystery. One of the ideas that came up when I talked about this with Shahar was a change in my ‘formal role’. I thought of trying out a documentary role – it seemed to give me a sense of retreat. I was feeling anxious about creating at the time (though we were on a break). Actually I think I was scared of repeating myself. The documentary/journalistic role seemed to give me a wider view of the project and allowed me to step back.

Of course this agreement, though a comforting entry point, didn’t hold out for long. When you gotta go you gotta go – and of course there were moments where I completely digressed from my ‘documentary role’ back into a creative position – deep within the work. Though I had some insights and experiences around the ideas of these roles and my relationship to the work, but this is not the current topic.

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This time I encountered a new creative experience. I found myself wanting to express myself bu without any attraction to the camera. The camera did not seem to be a relevant form of expression for me in these moments. I did find myself drawn to paper. I started playing around with drawing during the Tune project in Barcelona. I really had an urge to do this. It was then that I first became familiar with textures and qualities of drawing. During the Orchard Labs I found comfort in drawing numerous times.

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Homemade RAID (Part2) – Hardware

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My hardware configuration requirements were largely decided by the core of the system – the hard drives. I had hoped to utilize a decommissioned computer (or parts of it) – but that didn’t really work out. Read on to find out what decision shaped the hardware configurations and choices. Read More »

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Purpose

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From bitter searching of the heart,
Quickened with passion and with pain
We rise to play a greater part.
This is the faith from which we start:
Men shall know commonwealth again
From bitter searching of the heart.
We loved the easy and the smart,
But now, with keener hand and brain,
We rise to play a greater part.

The lesser loyalties depart,
And neither race nor creed remain
From bitter searching of the heart.

Not steering by the venal chart
That tricked the mass for private gain,
We rise to play a greater part.
Reshaping narrow law and art
Whose symbols are the millions slain,
From bitter searching of the heart
We rise to play a greater part.

F. R. Scott (1899-1985), “Villanelle for Our Time.” Performed by Leonard Cohen

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Time in a Bottle

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It seems that this segment from the Muppet Show must have shimmered for me. Driving home just now I recalled it again. Many years after having seen it during my childhood I recalled it and looked for the source – which led me to Jim Croce. So here is the Muppet Show (which I was surprised to find online!) version followed by the original.

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