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Nora @ Al-Jazeera

 Daughter Nora, on the ground in Palestine this week, has a piece in the current Al-Jazeera online.

Rudhyar Concert Booklet Online

The program booklet for next week’s Rudhyar Retrospective concerts in S.F. is now online, and it’s stunning!

Rudhyar Retrospective Concerts Booklet


Dane Rudhyar

The San Jose Mercury News has a great article on the upcoming Dane Rudhyar Retrospective concerts next week.

It includes a YouTube Video of Sarah Cahill performing  Rudhyar’s “Yearning” from Pentagram IV at an earlier Other Minds Seance:

It is the music that Other Minds is revisiting, compositions from his early and his late-in-life work. The retrospective begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Monday in San Francisco’s Swedenborgian Church, 2107 Lyon St., with a panel discussion moderated by Other Minds artistic director Charles Amirkhanian and featuring the composer’s widow, Leyla Rudhyar Hill, and his biographer, Deniz Ertan of the University of Nottingham. In the concert that follows at 8 p.m., the Ives String Quartet will play Rudhyar’s “Crisis & Overcoming,” a string quartet written in 1979. Violinist David Abel and pianist Julie Steinberg will collaborate on “Poem for Violin and Piano” (1920), and Berkeley-based pianist and radio show host Sarah Cahill will play three solo works: “Transmutation,” a tone sequence in seven movements (1976); “Stars” from “Pentagram No. 3″ (1925) and “Granites” (1929).

Cahill, asked for her thoughts on Rudhyar’s musical language, spoke of the “atmospheric, layered sound world” he invented and said she was amazed that both the early and the late works seem to dip into the same pool of inspiration. She quoted his annotations from his “Transmutation” score: “The inspiration for the music stems from a sequence of psycho-spiritual states of consciousness, not from anything resembling physical movement. Music here is a nonverbal speech aiming at communicating or inciting inner experiences.”

Read the entire article here.

A New Bookstore For Berkeley!

Later this week a new bookstore will be opening in Berkeley.This is good news after so many stores are closed and gone.Here’s the press release:

William Stout Books will open for business at 1605 Solano Avenue (at the corner of Tacoma) in Berkeley on September 15th.

William Stout Architectural Books, a venerable San Francisco institution for 35 years, is opening a new branch in Berkeley. Expanding their scope, William Stout Books on Solano Avenue will specialize in new, used, and out-of-print architecture, photography, fine arts, landscape design books, and the decorative arts.

Matthew Swiezynski, longtime staff member at the San Francisco shop, will become the manager of the new location.William Stout is a recognized authority on rare architectural books and related ephemeral material. In addition to his two book shops in San Francisco, for past 15 years he has published architectural, design and landscape design books through his publishing company William Stout Publishers, located in Richmond, CA. William Stout Publishers, has co-published with The Environmental Design Archives at UC-Berkeley and other major universities.

Recognizing the vibrant book community in the East Bay, William Stout Books will add yet another dimension to the Berkeley book scene.

See also »Berkeleyside article 

London 1966

London 1966
I’ve been scanning some of my London photos from the sixties and seventies and putting them up on Flickr.

Seems there’s a lot of interest in pictures from earlier times, and there are Flickr groups for Sixties London and Seventies London.

Nostalgia? or curiosity?

After WWII, just about everyone had a camera, film and processing were widely available, and so beginning with the 50′s and certainly the 60′s daily life was easily recorded.

When we look back at these images we can see how much has changed. Clearly something the 19thC couldn’t do so easily.

It’s mostly curiousity, then. The people in this photo, for example, are now 44 years older, and may not even be still alive.

News From Other Minds

Two important items to take note:

Number 1: Rudhyar in Retrospect, September 27 & 29, 2010


Monday, September 27, 2010
7pm Panel Discussion, 8pm Concert
Swedenborgian Church
2107 Lyon Street, San Francisco
reception at 6:30pm
$25 / $20 students & seniors

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
7:30pm Concert
Valley Presbyterian Church
945 Portola Road, Portola Valley
$20 / $15 students & seniors

PERFORMERS: David Abel & Julie Steinberg, Sarah Cahill, Ives String Quartet (more…)


Richard Friedman lives in Oakland, CA, is a freelance tech writer/editor, web designer, photographer, is a Director of Other Minds, wrote his first computer program in 1962 for the IBM 650. It played dice. He is also a ham radio (AG6RF) operator, and he also takes a lot of photographs, composes music, and does a weekly radio program on KALW called Music From Other Minds.
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