And here’s the video clip for Aiolos, made by for us by Angeliki Aristomenopoulou of Anemon Films … Aiolos (God of Winds) is an improvisation by the Xylouris Ensemble around an original composition by George Xylouris (Psarogiorgis). Instrumentation: Cretan lute, lyras, lafta, cello, mandolin, tombak, double bass.
Beautiful, beautiful tune. Other worldly.
ERRMAGEERRRD VIKKI! Hmm, yes, it seems you are right. I can’t seem to find a way to like an individual post without going into the dashboard :/ (though there is a way to reblog it, why?) I was thinking of semi-jumping ship and going to wordpress for world building stuff anyway… Something to tinker around this weekend.
It’s one of those inevitable things, I guess, that when you start researching about other parts of the world for story writing/thesis research, international news concerning those parts of the world catch your eye. I think world creation for story purposes has always been (for me) a process through which I learn about the world: history, history writing, nationalism, politics, ethnicity, gender, culture etc. I’m always aware that these places I’m learning about are real, and that there is a lot of complexity and controversy… so it makes me wonder if posting links to news would be appropriate. On the one hand, I think it’s good to raise awareness about a place in it’s entirety; art, language, material culture, history, politics, and current affairs. On the other, I don’t want to come across as trite by posting links about real heartbreak and sensitivity. Is this blog to be about ‘my art’, or is it going to be about ‘my story world and the places that have inspired me to create it’? (Everyday my conviction is getting stronger that I’m not an ‘artist’ in the illustrator/designer sense, but I’m an artist in the ‘conceptual/story-teller’ sense. Perhaps it’s time for this tumblr to take on the latter identity more strongly, rather than just being a vague ‘hey, I make art’ webspace. Because frankly, I’m not making personal art that’s not related to my story world at the moment.)
So I have made life happen, and am now in a new city, same country. I’m on the brink of starting my doctorate, and am in the process of figuring out long term accommodation. Posts have been sparse because of that, and will probably still be while I get myself organised. Enrolment tomorrow, and probably house moving the day after. In that storage limbo zone, which is at both liberating and a bit mind-haze inducing. Looking forward to getting grounded soon.