slawomir mrozek ” young werther musical group ” (readings of agenda19892010)

illustration by marian malina, cellografia, 1959

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The director of the Philharmonic orchestra received us in a very kind way. ‘What can I do for you?’, he said.
‘We are asking 50,000 money’
‘It is possible, but you must telling me the reason. Can I ask you a reason?’
‘As down payment.’ I told.
‘Of course it is a good practice. But a down payment for what?’
‘About our performance at the Philharmonic orchestra.’
‘Yes. It’s a good point. However we see each other for the first time. Isn’t it? What type of deal have we signed?’
‘We haven’t yet signed a deal, but we can sign a deal right now.’
‘Undoubtedly. Can you tell me your musical proposal? Are you a group?’
‘Not yet but we will be a group.’
‘Can you tell me something about your repertoire?’
‘I will tell you the repertoire when we learn how to perform the music.’
‘You mean learning to play a musical instrument?’
‘Yes. A certain musical instrument.’
‘So you are telling me you do not know a musical instrument?’
This Director of the Philharmonic was very a silly hence he made me nervous.
‘At the time, you are not a musical group. Isn’t it?’
‘What do you mean? We are young. We are the future.’
‘Allright, the future is yours. I understand but I propose you to learn a musical instrument then come back to the Philharmonic for a job.’
He didn’t give us a down payment. The Director was a fascist hence we came out from the office. Along the aisle we see a poster showing that this week will be perform music composed by an unknown dude named Mozart.

 

‘Who is Mozart?’ asked one of the group.
‘I’m sure he is an old musician. I bet!’, I replyed to him.
From that time our group ended the days of art and we begun make bombs. Our first target was the Philharmonic because the fight for Justice takes precedence.

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(slawomir mrozek, das leben für anfänger, text curated by rinaldo rasa)

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Thursday January 12 2017


 

” karl marx and the fema ” , rinaldo rasa agenda19892010 readings of newspaper

In the drama Götz von Berlichingen, Goethe describes a sitting of “Fema” . Fema is a secret sect active in Germany during Seventeenth century. Among the insurgents against the dictatorships or rebels against the authority (e.g. Beati Paoli in Italy) the Fema was well known. The cultural heritage of Fema had reached the Nineteenth century when Karl Marx interpreted the sect as a revolutionary metaphor.

‘In revenge for mischief done by the dominant class during the Medieval age in Germany there was the secret court named “the court of Fema”. If you can see a red cross on a wall of a house everybody knows that the homeowner was condamned by the Fema. Today the whole houses in Europe are signed with the misterious red cross. The History is the Judge and the Proletariat is the executor .’

Karl Marx, 1856

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reading march 4 1989

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Monday January 9 2017


 

virginia woolf ” form, endurance and permanence” , rinaldo rasa agenda19892010 readings

What is that happens between the hour of midnight and dawn, the little shock, the queer uneasy moment, as of eyes half open to the light, after which sleep is never so sound again? It is experience, perhaps — repeated shocks, each unfelt at the time, suddenly loosening the fabric? Breaking something away? Only this image suggests collapse and disintegration, whereas the process I have in mind is just the opposite. It is not destructive whatever may be, one might say that it was rather of a creative character.

Something definitely happens. The garden, the butterflies, the morning sounds, trees, apples, human voices have emerged, stated themselves. As with a rod of light, order has been imposed upon tumult; form upon chaos. Perhaps it would be simpler to say that one wakes, after Heaven knows what internal process, with a sense of mastery. Familiar people approach all sharply outlined in morning light.

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virginia woolf, “reading” (1919)

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reading thursday december 7 1995

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Sunday January 8 2017


 

” reflexions about pain and spectacle ” , rinaldo rasa agenda19892010 readings of newspaper

The psychiatrist, ‘ The show of the suffering and degradation of a junkie is not an educational value. On the contrary the fact perhaps is dangerous. Based on my own experience in the field of health facility I think the choose of the spectacularity. It makes an high share for the programme.
‘The audience is attracted by the negative hero hence the people look at and tries to imitate the crazy behavior.’
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Alan Parker, ‘ I choose a number of 90, including students, professors and parents, to see the film. At the end a lot of parents ask me to broadcast the film on the tv on primetime. It was a success. The share was 21.8 and eight millions of viewers.’
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Rivera, ‘Heinous crimes, rapes, homicides, decapitations offered in slow-motion. The network in the United States has discovered that sex, perversion and blood have an high rate of audience. This fact starts a competition for breaking the barriers of tradition on favor of the scandal at all costs. I organized a talk show, a debate between some black people and the neo-nazis. You know it came to blows. It is a new kind of tv.’
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Downey,’The television works better when the spectactor feel themself as a voyeur.’

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 february 1989 revised on

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Thursday January 5 2017