seriousness

A clergyman has to recite every Sunday the prescribed prayer, or he has to baptize several children every Sunday. Now suppose he is enthusiastic, etc.—the fire goes out; he will thrill and move people, but at one time more, at another less. Onlyis capable of coming back regularly every Sunday with the same originality to…

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Man is a synthesis

Everything turns upon dread coming into view. Man is a synthesis of the soulish and the bodily. But a synthesis is unthinkable if the two are not united in a third factor. This third factor is the spirit. In the state of innocence man is not merely an animal, for if at any time of…

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dread is the dizziness of freedom

dread is the dizziness of freedom which occurs when the spirit would posit the synthesis, and freedom then gazes down into its own possibility, grasping at finiteness to sustain itself. In this dizziness freedom succumbs. Further than this psychology cannot go and will not. That very moment everything is changed, and when freedom rises again…

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Celebrating Federico Mompou’s 125nd Anniversary @ Magassesions 15/04

Magasessions April 15, 18h Entrance: 5€ Celebrating Federico Mompou’s 125nd Anniversary Avenida da República 10 – 2E, Lisboa Program: Steven Gillon Secreto, Impresiones Intimas (1912, Federico Mompou) Pájaro Triste, Impresiones Intimas (1914, Federico Mompou) Misteriós, Cants Màgics (1918, Federico Mompou) Vale de Lobo, Pequenas Inquietudes (2018, Steven Gillon) Marco Franco Daila, uma canção para Mompou…

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Solitude

É preciso ainda ouvir o texto de Lucas de forma a ver que o cavaleiro da fé não encontra absolutamente nenhuma expressão do geral (concebido como moral) capaz de o salvar. Quando, por exemplo, é a igreja que exige este sacrifício de um dos seus membros, encontramo-nos apenas em presença de um herói trágico. A…

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muri

Fazer alguma coisa “muri” ou sem ri é forçar um resultado, usando meios antinaturais e, portanto, ineficientes, extenuantes, em última análise. Elevar a voz durante uma discussão, aproveitar-se da riqueza, da influência ou da força física para passar por cima dos legítimos interesses dos outros, cortar madeira contra o sentido das fibras, batucar as teclas…

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Next Gigs:

Happy to bring news about next concerts. Next week (22nd March) I’ll be joining a quartet with Adriana Sá, John Klima and Diana Combo for a concert at Teatro Maria Matos. We’ve been working together on a graphic score written by Adriana. The music it creates is an invitation for immersion and contemplation. Adriana and…

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a tarde de um fauno

(…) Tarefa, pois do órgão fugas, ó malignas Sírinx, quais reflexos lagos envolvermos! Meu rumor do brioso, falei primaveras! Das divindades das idolatrias pintadas, À sua sombra retiro ainda das cinturas: Assim, uvas sorvidas relvas desta luz, No banir do pesar meu cobrir ancestral, Nada, eu elevo ao céu dos cachos destas vagas E, sopros…

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Pip

If you tried to listen to all the sounds of the universe at once it would be deafening. All the various meanings would cancel each other out. You would hear the chaos of white noise instead of the single, hidden truth of a rational universe. This is exactly parallel to what would happen if you…

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