Friday, December 15, 2017

Apparition from the Shadow World

"No utilitarian philosophy explains a snow crystal, no doctrine of use or disuse. Water has merely leapt out of vapor and thin nothingness in the night sky to array itself in form. There is no logical reason for the existence of a snowflake any more than there is for evolution. It is an apparition from that mysterious shadow world beyond nature, that final world that contains--if anything contains--the explanation of men and catfish and green leaves."  
~Loren Eiseley, The Immense Journey

Friday, December 1, 2017

What Did the Music of Ancient Greece Sound Like?

Hymns to the Delphic Oracle, the Castalian Spring, Orestes and the Furies, and more--readers of NIGHT OF THE FURIES, check this out: 
First choral performance with aulos of ancient scores of Athenaeus Paean (127 BC) and Euripides Orestes chorus (408 BC), with explanation by Armand D'Angour.