Thursday, July 26, 2007

Bach's Partita in B Minor

In the 'Digital and Moving Image' Workshop we were asked to choose music to illustrate the words ' A shy incongruous charm'. I have decided to use the Sarabande from Bach's Partita No 1 in B Minor.

Now we are collecting images for a moving image to illustrate the atmosphere imparted by the music.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

When kids like reading

This was the scene at the local bookstore in Dunedin this morning. At 11:00 am they all cheered as the boxes of Harry Potter books were opened.

This is probably the first time since Thackeray wrote 'Vanity Fair' that the next installment has been so eagerly awaited.

"Ah! Vanitas Vanitatum! Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied?" —Vanity Fair
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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Bruckner or Bach

I spent 3 weeks in Sydney over the semester break. There was snow falling as I left. Sydney has winter too but a different sort of winter and I had a wonderful break.

Now I am in the Digital and Moving Image workshop. We are creating moving images to music. Music without lyrics as they don't want us making music videos. I am choosing between Bruckner and Bach.