The last week simply was. Nothing earth-shattering happened, at least in my world. The only exciting thing was / is the weather, with temperatures rising up & crashing down very fast. Only a few days ago we had more than 10°C plus ; right now I see snow outside, and this snow is absolutely not ready to melt away, because we have freezing temperatures through the day and look forward to 10°C minus in the nights. This fast up-and-down is no good for the circulatory system. In the vehicle I need to switch on air conditioning and additional heating, I can tell you, for the first fifteen minutes it’s like facing an evil minded refrigerator. But it is only still next week, then I’ll have some days off. And when the engine will be started again, it’ll be April, a warm and sunny promise.
As you already know, dearest reader, I like short pieces, perhaps for piano, and a little melancholic. So composers like SATIE, MOMPOU occasionally show up here. And there are also the interesting (at least in my humble opinion) études written by György LIGETI (Ger., Eng., obit.).
In the German Wikipedia entry I find a very nice word cited (from this newspaper text) :
“Verstehen Sie, was Sloterdijk sagt? Schaum! Nichts! Ich halte nichts von diesen Schwätzern und Pseudowissenschaftlern. Die ganze französische Philosophie von Derrida und Lyotard bis Lacan mischt die Psychoanalyse und Mystizismus. Julia Kristeva, Paul Virilio, Gilles Deleuze: alles leeres Geschwätz.”
“Do you understand what Sloterdijk says ? Foam ! Nothing ! I disapprove these blatherers and pseudoscientists. The whole French philosophy from Derrida and Lyotard to Lacan mixes psychoanalysis and mysthizism. Julia Kristeva, Paul Virilio, Gilles Deleuze : All hot air.”
I think he’s totally correct with this assessment.
I link to étude number 7 from his second book, also titled Galamb Borong. If this leads you towards the far East, because it may sound like Asian words, and the piece itself may remember you of gamelan music (Ger., Eng.), this is perhaps the author’s intention. But galamb is Hungarian for pigeon, and borongós means as much as dim or dull, so we face a Dull Pidgeon. Sadly the uploader does not mention who performs, it may not be Taka KIGAWA.
I hope you give birdy a chance, maybe you can enjoy the Dull Pidgeon. May the next week be peaceful for all of us.