If There Is Much In The Window There Should Be More In The Room

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Quite the Babylonian

Circa 1900. 

"Thisbe." Who was quite the Babylonian!

Thisbe and Pyramus are two characters of Roman mythology, whose love story of ill-fated lovers is also a sentimental romance.

The tale is told by Ovid in his Metamorphoses.

Thisbe was the fairest maiden, and Pyramus the handsomest youth
in all Babylonia, where Semiramis reigned. Their parents
occupied adjoining houses; and neighborhood brought the young
people together, and acquaintance ripened into love.

They would gladly have married, but their parents forbade. One thing,
however, they could not forbid that love should glow with equal
ardor in the bosoms of both. They conversed by signs and
glances, and the fire burned more intensely for being covered up.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Sleep Concerts

Madrid, SPAIN: People take part in a sleeping concert in Madrid, 09 March 2007, the first of its kind in Spain. The concert sees Japanese pianist Mine Kawakami playing pieces with the intention of creating a relaxing atmosphere so that the spectators fall asleep.

Also in 2008 she performed "Los Conciertos del Sueño" in Spain, an experimental proposal born in Japan, which approached and emphasized concepts of musical therapy.

A similar event took place in Tel Aviv, Israel.  As part of a promo by a mattress manufacturing company, some 144 beds complete with pillows and blankets were laid out in the venue while the audience was treated to a classical music concert.