Léonide Chrol (1902-1982), Russian priest, collagiste, painter, and pianist living in the Montauban commune in the Pyrénées. Made odd, trancelike compositions on out-of-tune pianos...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Just started reading Helen Macdonald's H is for Hawk. I saw an interview with Macdonald where she professed her love for field guides (bird books, mushroom books, tree books) and I was hooked. The book is about grieving -- MacDonald trains a goshawk partially to cope with the loss of her father. But it's also about falconry of course and loads of other things. Much of it is about T.H. White, fellow birder and writer of Arthurian romances. Will have to track down a copy of The Once and Future King.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
This is a great record. Private electronics and zither over Folkways style field recordings. It is said that Ernest Hood blacked out his car windows so that he could record conversations on the street secretly. Sounds like a languid Canadian documentary about youth culture...