THE WITCHES SEED

THE WITCHES SEED

The witches seed is a title catching me immediately.

I was struck, as I often am, by the word witches, before I even found out that The witches seed is a rock opera inspired by a true story.

I was struck, as always, by the word rock, before I even found out that the music is by Stewart Copeland.

No need to specify who Stewart Copeland is  right?

After all, there are not very many legendary drummers.

And don’t miss this his I need coffee … Bali coffee rocks

 

sugar aside, I’m happy!!!

The witches seed where could it be represented if not in nature?

Tones theater Nature is great project of Tones on the Stones, which through a path of environmental redevelopment has begun to transform the former industrial site of Cava Roncino into a permanent Theater immersed in nature.

Magical isn’t it?

Yet that’s not all: some of the songs were written by Chrissie Hynde, another name that certainly needs no introduction, yet we can call Chrissie one of us about coffee.

Indeed, in this tweet she writes: as if I realized that over the years I would become a bit of a coffee snob. Easy to do with this new coffee culture we have embraced. But when I read Patti Smith’s tribute to Sam Shepherd, I noticed that she was referring to a cup of Nescafé when Sam called in the middle of the night.It was on my mind for a few months and I realized I was going to be a coffee snob. Surely if it’s good enough for Patti Smith, it’s good enough for me.
Now I make myself a cup of powdered coffee and get on with my day.

What to say?

If instant coffee is good enough for the great …

Speaking of great, the main performer of The witches seed will be Irene Grandi.

Besides year and month of birth, we share
Before to disagree
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Unheard certainly have been all women tried and convicted of witchcraft, and The witches seed is inspired by a true story based on the writing of Jonathan Moore.

So let’s recap the ingredients:

– mix of Ossola Valley and immersive set projections by Edvige Faini

– mix of real-life characters and fantasy enrichments

– mix between rock and opera by the Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Eimear Noone

– mix between the pop rock imprint of Irene Grandi and the caliber of two sopranos: Maddalena Calderoni and Veronica Granatiero

– mix of Manfred Schweigklofer’s direction and Nemo Academy’s digital arts

what do you say, could that be enough?

But no: there are other really special weaves, and they are the Intreccincantiere promoted by Manifattura di Domodossola in collaboration with Lineapelle to enhance Made in Italy design and creative art, which will give a totally unique touch to the costumes.

So: July 22 and 23, The witches seed, save the date

KEEP CALM WE HAVE HEART

KEEP CALM WE HAVE HEART

Keep calm we have heart is the title of a solo exhibition at the municipality of San Severo by the artist Gianni Pitta

San Severo is a place that has impressed me reading Giovanni Rinaldi‘s books, in which certainly the heart is not lacking.

In this case, however, it is about the heart understood in an artistic sense, I quote verbatim: Keep calm we have heart, wants to re-propose the central theme of the heart as a symbol, but also as a language, as a thought whose purpose is mainly to be of hope, of love and not only an amplifier of torment, a consequence of this human malaise.

We undoubtedly need a lot of heart and hope, particularly in this period.

And I found myself thinking about the times when I happened to draw a heart: my hearts were always imperfect, asymmetrical, sometimes just unbalanced.

Yet perhaps they were truer, like this: crooked and squashed.

And if we also try to write heart in a different way, we get for example heArt which is a social platform dedicated to art, born in 2021 with the intention of giving visibility and sharing to artists. .

Did you already know it?

Remaining in the artistic field, HOW MANY times could we quote heart?

What is the first heart that comes to your mind?

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TODAY TO EARN YOUR PLACE IN THIS CROWDED WORLD?

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TODAY TO EARN YOUR PLACE IN THIS CROWDED WORLD?

What have you done today to earn your place in this crowded world?

The character played by John Cusack asks this question to everyone in Utopia.

In naming Utopia my first association of thought is Thomas More.

Among other things, remaining in the field of cinematographic fiction, Thomas More is mentioned in Leonardo’s Cinderella played by Drew Barrymore, for example.

But I discovered that Utopia is also a movie about Australian Aborigines, and seeing the painful trailer let think that situation has stopped at the time as told by Baz Luhrmann.

Utopia however is in any expression of thought.

It is art, as described in this comment, it’s a song by Björk, it is not for The Offspring, it’s even a video game.

Utopia is a controversial Channel 4 series  then revised for an Amazon production by an exceptional showrunner: Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl and screenwriter by David Fincher, who appears in three different cameos, and disseminates various Easter eggs.

Utopia thus becomes a graphic novel. Viral …

A weird group of fans in search of this mysterious “comic” to be interpreted by riddles, find themselves catapulted into a reality that prefigures dystopia rather than Utopia.

Comics to tell the truth not really, it is a series of drawings by the artist Joao Ruas: some of the inspirations behind his work are the dawn of mankind, folklore, magical realism, the concept of wabi-sabi (侘寂) and human conflict.

Gillian Flynn, in an interview with the New York Times said: “I think it’s a Rorschach  test … It’s a show designed to let you find what you want from it, and have different points of view, which is exactly where we are right now.

Speaking of points of view, John Cusack, in his first role in a series, plays Kevin Christie … but rather than my Agatha, it is inspired by well-known characters of a completely different genre.

Those who follow him have the opportunity to know how much John has a certain aversion to some of Mr. Christie’s alter egos, which is why it was a cathartic interpretation.

In his interview published by The Guardian in addition to defining himself a kind of Cassandra, he gave me an amazing ending!

Cusack rubs his tired eyes. He drinks from his big tin tankard of coffee. (!) Who knows, he says? “Maybe being outspoken hurts your career… I’m just aware it helps me sleep better at night, knowing that I wasn’t passive during this time.”

After all, isn’t such an awareness already a kind of Utopia for many of us?

How do you see Utopia?

An exceptional admirer saw Utopia like this:

Stephen King writes:
I’m loving UTOPIA, on Amazon Prime. Might not be everyone’s cup of tea, given the times we’re living in, but it has the slow build to full steam that I associate with page-turning novels. Horrifying, violent, and occasionally laugh-out-loud funny.

And what song goes with the trailer?

It’s the end of the world as we know it.
R.E.M

But this world, how should it be earned every day in your opinion?

I would rather ask: what have you done today to improve this world?

Even if to tell the truth I would be without answers …

NAE: NEW ARTISTIC ECOLOGY

NAE: NEW ARTISTIC ECOLOGY

Now a few hours separate us from Christmas and the Advent calendar today gives us a triple surprise by the NAE blog: NewArtisticEcology

The author of the blog: Sabine Stuart De Chevalier has in fact created three different proposals, but before revealing them I would like to underline the intrinsic Art in her project born as a group that she cared as a garden and resulted in the dream of a world of outsiders who celebrate creativity away from glitter.

A lot of esteem.

Among other things, Sabine’s first contribution sees coffee as a key element and I am forced to warn: to abstain if you love bitter coffee … I’m joking!

The title is Delivery to Murder:

Where are you going?
– Street.
– You just got here!
– Eh.
The pallor of the first light of dawn filtered, in polka dots, from the holes of the lowered shutter decorating the crumpled and piled up white cotton sheets
go on here

The second story is signed by Alessandro Gianesini entitled Christmas celebration:

It was already dark for a while, but organ sound came from the small church on the street corner, along with the voices of the choir, which was rehearsing Christmas songs.
Maurizio had finally decided his present for Rita: he eliminated almost all of the options, because none seemed to be the right one to impress her. The following day, after the celebration, he could find the perfect moment for his declaration… and he surely had no intention of showing up empty-handed…
go on here

While reading I found myself back in time thinking of when we could not wait to exchange greetings after the Christmas celebration, and of how this exchange lasted a long time since the group of friends was large and huge. Good times!

Also for the third surprise I have a warning, but this time serious: listen with headphones!

That’s right: after drawings, poems and stories, today we have a song!

Sabine’s voice is so beautiful that it creates a suggestive atmosphere. I would have closed my eyes when the emotions came as light and magical as snowflakes, but I didn’t want to miss the images. Beautiful video.

Silentàrt: click here.

NAE: NEW ARTISTIC ECOLOGY

PAOLA PIOLETTI

For the Advent calendar today is Paola Pioletti‘s day! 

In the very first exchange with Paola, she told me about a coat by Vivienne Westwood worn to shoot a video, then the topics covered involved everything, but not in the sense of the common way of saying, I really mean EVERYTHING!

Paola is an artist at three hundred and sixty degrees, because her art resides is her true essence.

To tell the truth, I cannot enclose my idea of her in a definition: Paola is in continuous evolution, like a chameleonic, volcanic, and extremely communicative Soul, whose main aspect, however, is to always remain herself.

I absolutely recommend that you follow her Instagram profile  because her stories are one more enchanting than the other!

These days her book La casa di cera: the journey of a girl who was not there has been released which unfortunately I have not yet had the opportunity to read, but I will leave you the link for Silvia’s review on the blog Come cerchi sull’acqua.

 

And regarding the calendar, obviously Paola has created a unique surprise, you can find it here

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