Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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TWO LOVE BIRDS . . . OF A FEATHER
This story has to be dedicated to time and life. It
is the result of meeting many people in the avenues of big Paris, gay as is well-known, and gay it is,
The songs were written to the music Kévin Thorez had
previously composed. All the songs are from 2011-2012.
The dramatic story of Ilya and Vanya was written in
2013, integrating the lyrics of the songs as part of the story. It is a full
homage to a young man who does not like his name to be quoted or uttered.
Anonymous he will stay, just the way he likes it, and he likes many things.
The two characters carry endearing shortenings of
Russian names. The names are masculine and the two shortenings are built on a
feminine ending. I was attracted by this ambiguity for our birds of a feather.
Just as I was attracted by the morbid merging love
of Dracula and Mina. Love is, in a way, losing yourself in the other while the
other loses himself or herself in you. Losing and loosening themselves into
That’s the miracle of love and it has little to do
with orientation, though we always have to consider the end from the very
beginning and just as much as love is suffering, the end of love is exquisitely
The story in a shortened version to hold within 80
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voices of Kévin Thorez, Nad.X.Ka and Jacques Coulardeau.
Olliergues, Auvergne, France, March 8, 2014
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A lost soul in a loosened brain
TIM BURTON – MICHAEL KEATON – BEETLEJUICE – 1988
That’s the real beginning of this
Tim Burton of great fame. This film is absolutely crazy as for the tomfoolery,
the ghosts, the people and the situations. It is off limits in all possible
ways but it is great because this time there are two things that hold the whole
First of all there is the music.
The calypso is a phenomenal good idea. That music in itself is the music of the
dead, of happy newly deceased who finally get their last word in this world:
they can stay in their home and they become the real soul of this home that is
inhabited by some living people and haunted by them with the full agreement and
collaboration from the living inhabitants. Death is finally the pleasant
delirium that it is supposed to be and not that ordeal so many people are
afraid of. When you die you must make friends with some living people. The
point is to find how you can make yourself useful to them so that they will
welcome you in their home that used to be yours.
The calypso is the gluing element
of this fable. Just for it I would watch the film twenty five times if not
The second element is that death
is a world in itself, a world that is beyond limits and off limits at the same
time, in other words infinite and limitless. Death is a real paradise if you
accept to be a ghost and to welcome the living in your ordeal. The world of the
dead is a vicious world you do not want to linger in. They are so dead that
they have to wait for their turn to even get the slightest attention, to wait
millions of turns before they just have one chance to maybe see Juno or whoever
can help them change their diapers or dance the polka with flies in a spider
web waiting for the spider to come and swallow you alive, well that’s a way of
speaking since you are dead.
In this crazy world of the dead
there is one character you must absolutely meet though you will lose your head,
your brain, your sanity and even probably your dead virginity if you meet him.
He is the concoction only the dead can relish. He is a breakfast drink for
living dead, the extracted juice of some bugs generally known as beetles. And
these beetles are not singing even if Beetlejuice is as gross and aggressive as
most other beetles, I mean the type that sings. Remember his only and sole goal
is to be resuscitated and in this crazy world of the dead you can only be
rejuvenated, reborn if you marry a living being and in this case do not dream
you can escape the straight marriage of those old days. I guess the Supreme
Court had not yet ruled on the subject. Maybe the land of the dead is beyond
This way of laughing of the dead,
of death is probably the best thing you can do while you are still alive and it
is so easy to trespass onto the other side without even knowing about it and
certainly not looking behind. Anyone who is a little bit anxious about the end
of their life on this earth should enjoy this film that is more than
entertainment, it is undertaking. Next time be careful and just run over the
dumb dog who is trying to send you into the hellish sands of the dune inferno
vastly travelled, run through and browsed by sand worms that have more teeth
than a whole herd of dragons.
But remember that getting on board
one of these sand worms is the best way to get rid of the bad demonic
Beetlejuice and to conquer your haunting place in this here world of the
living. You could even consider you have become the new Messiah, Moadib.
Dr Jacques COULARDEAU
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
The world is probably changing too fast for some traditionalist people
A very important film and there
is very little to say about it. Turkey,
five daughters (and sisters) are being raised by their grandmother because
their parents are dead. The grandmother is helped in that task by the girls’
uncles. We are in a small city or big village. The girls are wild and the
grandmother is probably not up to her task. So the uncles take over when some
rumor starts spreading. The girls are locked up in the house, taken away from
school, which shows education does not seem to be compulsory for girls, and the
uncles decide to get rid of them by marrying them. They marry two. The third
one commits suicide and the last two will have to elope and that is going to be
There is little mention of Islam
behind because we are not dealing with Islam here but with a traditional
agricultural society where the family is sacred and the girls are the best
possession a family has to improve their lot in society by marrying them with
an important dowry to a man who is from an important family and who has an
important position himself. Marrying the girls is nothing but improving the status
of the family. This has been a characteristic of all agricultural societies in
the West and it caused the development of a conflict if not unrest when they
started turning industrial, and Turkey
is part of that West and they are going through that very phase in social
When I have said that, there is
nothing else to add. They had the same situation in Southern
just twenty years ago. Portugal
is not much better off on
that question and twenty years ago girls had to be married fast and from the
day after their marriage they were supposed to dress in black.
What I regret is that the
audience is reacting to a film like that as if that was typical of Islam and
any Muslim society. And that is a lie. It is typical of all societies that
shift from agriculture to industry and in which the family is the core of
social hierarchies and prestige. The point for a country like Turkey is that the change that took about four
generations if not more in Western Europe and definitely more in the agricultural
plains of the USA
has to be done and finished within one generation. The shift is directly from
total submission for women to eloping, fleeing and escaping.
It is thus an interesting film
but nothing really to change the face of history. When Ataturk decided to
westernize Turkey in the
1920s he set Turkey
on that road and industrialization has only started to really penetrate this
country some thirty years ago. The change that is happening at record speed
right now explains the desire of the Turks to keep some balance and that’s
probably why they turn toward some traditional conservative mildly Muslim party
who can more or less guarantee that the change will be done without a blood
bath nor a complete destruction of traditions and cultural references,
including of course the religious reference.
Dr Jacques COULARDEAU
Monday, September 28, 2015
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HUMANITY OF TOMORROW
October 5, 2005
December 27-31, 2005
Lanka's King Kasyapa’s fall in 495 CE,
Sigiriya goes back to being religious
probably with pilgrimages. Many visitors are proved and documented. Inside the
Mirror Wall covered with a special lustrous plaster, all along the gallery
under the frescoes, between the 9th and the 13th
centuries, essentially between the 9th and 11th
centuries, visitors inscribed small poems in traditional form composed of two
or four lines in full agreement with contemporary poetics. Note this confirms a
high educational level among the visitors. These small poems known as the
Sigiri Graffiti are most of the time signed and we thus can know the names and
social positions of their authors. There are about 1,200 poems of which about
900 have been published: 685 by Dr S. Paranavitana in 1956 and 150 in 1990 and 1994 by
Benille Priyanka who is working on the remaining 300 or so. In the following
selection I used the year of publication, 56, 90 and 94, and the number in
these publications to identify them.
This is a translation in English and in French of a
selection of Sigiri Graffiti.
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Premiers pas balbutiants, first tottering steps
TIM BURTON – PEE WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE – 1985
That sure is a comedy, what do I
say, a farce indeed in Molière’s style, and as they say in French “Bonjour les
dégâts!” meaning something like “Good Morning Vietnam!” I must say there is no
logic, no real development of any theme at all, except absurdity and tomfoolery,
maybe some masquerade and charade in shambles. And it is funny just because it
But really what’s left at the end
of it, will you ask or shouldn’t I say shall you ask? Life us absurd. We knew
that. Crooks end up in prison. Let me doubt that one. Love is number one human interest.
Ah Ah maybe in Hollywood
but is it for real in
life? Let me be dubitative, or is it doubtful I should say? Some physical episode
maybe but Pee-Wee loves his dog and his bike more than anything and anyone
else. Love is mental not physical like they pretend in Hollywood
The film then is some good
exercise of a rookie director who is learning his job and tries to make teenagers
and children laugh. A dinosaur in your cup of tea is always funny and a few
snakes in your hands will make any infant laugh like hell. Or be frightened to
Some will say we have all the
magic of Tim Burton in this old film. I don’t think so. Tim Burton’s art is not
in this twisted absurd story but in the spirituality he will often reach beyond
the surface of things. And here the spirituality is rather light and the
surface is rarely pushed aside to get something more empathetic and sweetly
The only moment I see something
deeper is when he makes fun of Hollywood.
That is both deserved and justified. Hollywood has to put some flesh on this
absurd skeleton of a story and that flesh is a couple of kiss, a lascivious girl
friend and some hot steam we can imagine in the background, though we know
better and the pee-wee actor and his girl friend actress are only making out
for the screen and in real life they may hate each other, the man may prefer
men and the woman may prefer women. Make believe and nothing else. But the real
Pee Wee is just the same. Make believe and nothing else.
Well, I guess the first steps of
Tim Burton were not yet very brilliant as for the mental side of things. I
guess he could not go lower and he was bound to improve. See you in the next
Dr Jacques COULARDEAU
Sunday, September 27, 2015
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A Universal Lesson in Constitutional Right
Jacques Coulardeau & Ivan Eve
essay studies the Case of California's Proposition 8 from its adoption by the
voters in November 2008 to the most recent US Supreme Court ruling on June 26,
2013. This essay is essentially centered on the legal and constitutional side
of the case and the arguments dealing with Amendment 14 to the US Supreme
Court, Article III of teh US Constitution, and the concepts of due process of
law, equal protection of the laws, strict scrutiny, standing, all concepts that
should be universal in all legal and judiciary systems in the world. The case
then provides the world with a full demonstration of these judicial human
rights that in fact should define the concept of Habeas Corpus.
case deals with same-sex marriage in California.
The US Supreme Court refused to rule on the constitutionality of Proposition 8.
They vacated and remanded the Federal Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit's ruling
on the case because the people speaking for the State of California did not have the necessary
standing. That ruling indirectly affirms the ruling of the Federal District Court that had declared
Proposition 8 unconstitutional. Though it does not create a legal void in California, this ruling
encourages the ProtectMarriage organization to start a new round of legal
proceedings in the California Supreme Court.
This long essay would not have been possible if the
first and shorter version had not been encouraged by one of its first readers
“I think your argumentation and logic is good. You
shouldn’t be entering the rest of the discussion, maybe you can quote all the
experts or send back to what was said in a footnote, but it is not your point.
You are following the logic of the legal and constitutional system: Amendment
14, the Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court. What will happen, we can’t be
sure, but you can project yourself in the future, and you are already doing it,
by saying that the Supreme Court, despite taking a lot of time (which can also
be to get the “temperature,” the mood of the country within the next few
months), is very unlikely to commit itself with such an important issue. And
your logic shows just that . . .
So, in short, your approach is the most valuable as
the case starts in California (and its norms)
and shifts to the federal level (multiple norms): they all thrive under the US Constitution
and Amendment 14.”
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Don't be afraid: it's just a film.
BBC – MICHAEL
PALIN – REMEMBER ME – 2014
A miniseries in three episodes. A
strange story concerning an old man, a really old man who is probably one
hundred and ten or fifteen years old. It is a thriller in a way, of some sort,
but yet it is a lot more an exotic love affair turned sour.
An old man tries to escape his
own house bY bringing the social services into his business with a fake
accident, so that he could escape the ghost that is living in the house with
him, a possessive ghost in a way, in fact a ghost who wants to go away but
cannot without him and apparently he does not want to liberate her because it
means die for himself.
That ghost is jealous and to
force him to do what he has to do to finish that job she will start hitting and
hurting and killing all the people he may come close to in a way or another.
And the exit door is nothing but a very old traditional song, slightly modified
by the grandfather in law of his very evanescent wife. Guess what happened to
her, right after their marriage?
The truth will come out and it
will be clear that he is manipulated by the ghost, and that ghost is nowhere
but in his head and it is enough for him to do what that ghost wants him to do.
She is that powerful. At the same time he cannot be the killer all the time,
and yet he has to be.
The police is of course impotent
and helpless. A girl, in fact a young nurse, practically a rooky nurse will get
involved and she is the one who will bring out the truth and the police
officer, detective rather, will be the one who will witness the damage and
certify the truth, and yet it will be kept silent and cool at the bottom of a
cold case box.
What is good about this series is
first of all the good actors, second the well cut mystery mixing some Indian
folklore to plain superstition, and third the cool pace of a hectic fable that
is supposed to suspend us and our disbelief over a slow fire burning our feet
with fear. And they do burn with rage, our feet.
Entertaining and just a little
Dr Jacques COULARDEAU
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Forgiveness is gold but granting it is unfathomable
UNBROKEN – 2014
This film can be entered in two
different ways. Through the obvious door at first bu also through the chimney
then, and the chimney is always more interesting because it is the way Father
The first one is the main
character and his true story. There is little to say about that true story. Louis
Zamperini is what we call a hero. He managed to go through and survive some
absolutely unique and insane situations in which he was made to suffer for the
pleasure the torturer was getting out of it, that pleasure which compensates
for all the frustrations you can imagine. All torturers are simple people in
everyday life but they are deeply frustrated or alienated because they could
not do what they wanted to do and some others than themselves have been able to
do it. They have to take some vengeance and get even with those who dared do
better than they did. A sadist is always a failure who is turning his failure
into success by getting even with those who were not failures, with those who
had the guts to succeed while he, himself, did not have the brain to even
imagine how to succeed.
But this approach of the film is
not very interesting. No one admire Jesus because he accepted to suffer for us.
We admire him because he managed to forgive his torturers.
The second approach is the
distance this film creates with WW2. That was an event that was a long time ago
and Louis himself is demonstrating that living in the spirit of the war, in the
desire to come even with those whom we fought, in some vengeful way or even in
some due payment for the suffering they imposed onto us, is absurd and insane.
The film shows that strength is
inside and that strength dictates we forgive them afterwards and we try to
stand up to them or in fact very often down to them, even if that costs us our
own life because dying would be a victory since we would have forced them to
sell their soul and their sanity to the devil and to absolute oblivion, human
annihilation. It is this strength that enables someone who is unjustly convicted
of a crime he did not commit, or of a crime that was never committed, to be
strong enough to survive as long as possible and to submit to the final ordeal
in dignity. Look at your executioner in the eyes and dare him to be proud of
what he is doing in front of God, a committee of one thousand people from all
over the world, or simply his mother and father, sister and brother, and let
him have the power to tell his own brother he would do the same to him in a similar
situation. Why not his father or his mother?
That’s where the film is strong. The
final image of the room of the sergeant who ran away leaving behind a picture
he should have cherished of himself as an infant with his father. He was not in
such a hurry that he forgot it. He just let it behind because he couldn’t let
his father know he would have done the same thing to him if the situation had
required it. He knew he was an unworthy son of his own father, that he had
betrayed his faith and his hope in him. And that’s the worst part of a defeat.
Apart from that level of empathy,
the film is beautifully acted and poignantly set up and directed. You cannot
resist some scenes because they are stronger than what you way imagine as the maximum
you can decently bear. Louis Zamp’ carried his beam just as well as Jesus
carried his cross. We all have a cross to carry and it is by carrying it we can
hope to reach some remarkable level. There is no future to those who want to
have it easy all along the way. I can only tell the younger people I know and
who seem not to realize that their dream is after a long path of hard efforts
and stiff suffering that they are confused: their future is in their hands and
that will require them to soil them and to harden them and even to scar them a
little. Louis Zamp’ shows us that simple truth with the power of an unfailing
faith in what strength can bring.
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DÉCAPITATION et DÉCOLLATION ÉPÉE, SABRE
ALI AL-NIMR REVEALS THE BARBARITY OF SAUDI ARABIA
AND THE HYPOCRISY OF THE US STATE DEPARTMENT
Mark Toner, a State Department
spokesman, was asked about Ali al-Nimr
, and about the crucial role Saudi Arabia
meant to play in the advancement of human rights. A transcript of the
relevant exchange (http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2015/09/247169.htm#SAUDIARABIA
accessed September 26, 2015) is posted below. I don’t know Toner, but I feel
pity – and shame as well as revulsion – for any U.S. government official who
believes that he is forced by the nature of his job to cover up for Saudi
Saudi Arabia was named to head the Human Rights Council, and today I think they
announced they are about to behead a 21-year-old Shia activist named Muhammed
al-Nimr. Are you aware of that?
MR. TONER: I’m not aware of the trial that
you—or the verdict—death sentence.
apparently, he was arrested when [he] was 17 years old and kept in juvenile
detention, then moved on. And now, he’s been scheduled to be executed.
Right. I mean, we’ve talked about
our concerns about some of the capital punishment cases in Saudi Arabia
in our Human Rights
Report, but I don’t have any more to add to it.
how about a reaction to them heading the council?
MR. TONER: Again, I don’t have any comment,
don’t have any reaction to it. I mean, frankly, it’s—we would welcome it. We’re
close allies. If we—
you think that they’re an appropriate choice given—I mean, how many pages
is—does Saudi Arabia
get in the Human Rights Report annually?
MR. TONER: I can’t give that off the top of
my head, Matt.
can’t either, but let’s just say that there’s a lot to write about Saudi Arabia
and human rights in that report. I’m just wondering if you [think] that it’s
appropriate for them to have a leadership position.
We have a strong dialogue,
obviously a partnership with Saudi
that spans, obviously, many issues.
We talk about human-rights concerns with them. As to this leadership role, we
hope that it’s an occasion for them to look at human rights around the world
but also within their own border
Friday, September 25, 2015
Selma is all about Ferguson
DAVID OLEYOWO –
SELMA – 2014
The film is historical since it
deals with a very special episode of recent modern US history: the passing of the act
on the right to vote for black people, which in fact was an act banning any
kind of procedure that would prevent black people from registering as citizen
to vote and run in elections. That act was finally passed in 1965 under
The film explores how that act
came into being. Under the pressure of a strong peaceful movement organized and
led by Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma,
. The movement came from
the local black people who had been organized by some young black people from Selma
Luther King was only asked to come into the picture because the local people
needed someone to go and speak to the President himself. And Martin Luther King
had just receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
Johnson refused at first to deal
with the voting problem of the blacks. He had more urgent business to run: his
famous law on welfare and poverty and his war in Vietnam. King did not take no for
an answer and he went to Selma
to organize things with the locals. The reaction from the whites was superbly
racist and violent. The governor, the famous Wallace, was entirely against
changing traditions and he even asked the President to send troops or other
forces to keep peace in the streets.
Johnson actually refused and
Martin Luther King managed to get the attention of the national media. Then it
was only a question of patience and endurance. They went to court to claim
their right to peacefully demonstrate on a constitutional question like the
right to vote written in black and white in the 13th and 14th
amendment plus quite a few laws. The surprise came from the white judge who had
to be a federal judge since it was a federal constitutional matter. The judge
decided that the Blacks had the right to demonstrate to request the
implementation of their federal constitutional right.
Then the battle was won. A
massive demonstration was organized and the state of Alabama did not provoke any violence. Then
within weeks the act about the matter was passed by Congress and signed by
Johnson into law. This final demonstration enables the producers of the film to
get history back on the screen with some of the TV coverage of the time in
black and white.
This film is important
historically, is well made and well acted. But this film is all the more
important because it really starts with a bomb that kills four girls in their
home. Thank you Ku Klux Klan! And the killing of a young demonstrator by a cop
with his firearm. Thank you racist police and sheriff! This film was shot in
2014 and at the same moment in Ferguson, and then many other places a whole
series of young male blacks were killed by police forces with their firearms or
their physical brutality or lack of assistance to dying prisoners.
In other words in a way the film
tells us history repeats itself if we do not keep up with the various issues
encountered in life and make sure the solutions found now will hold later. This
violence against young male blacks is typical of that necessity as much as
typical of the vicious racism that is developing or that is cultivated in
various local police forces in the USA, no matter what race these
policemen or policewomen may be. They seem to believe that young male blacks
are the inner enemy of the welfare of the nation, at least of their little
patch of the nation.
As such, this mixture of history
and present politics is a good point for a film on the subject.
A last thing has to be said.
Martin Luther King Jr. was shown as a person who doubted a lot before coming to
his decisions and actions. At times his decisions and actions were taken in
some ritual way that lets us think he wanted us to believe he got in touch with
God and got his advice. That attitude is surprising and yet is part of his
prudence, a cautiousness that wants to be reassuring by being staged properly,
that is to say with some religious dimension.
Dr Jacques COULARDEAU
To die for one's God is beautiful in a way, if as a martyr.
DEREK JARMAN - TWO PHENOMENAL COLLECTIONS
Derek Jarman is
leading us into a field that has to do with sadism, violence, torture, and many
other perverse activities or attitudes or behaviors. The victims can be
innocent, submissive or even a saint, the result is the same: the torturers,
the sadists are enjoying their "game," and that means both the game
they are playing and the game whose flesh, blood and sanity they are working
on. Does this perversion enable us to better understand the constant resurgence
of such acts both in peace and in war, both as a means to win a war or a plain
means to dominate people and kill those who do not want to be dominated, but
provided the perpetrator of that violence gets as much pleasure out of it as
possible, at least proportional to the frustration they got from the victim who
refused to humor them, obey them, accept their orders.
Derek Jarman - here
only illustrated with pictures about San Sebastiane - is a brilliant film maker
that deals with homosexuality all the time before it was called gay. He died of
AIDS because he was of his time and considered promiscuity as a life style and
multi-orientation as a must in this life style.
Yet his films are not really dealing with this simple fact that concerns his
own life. The films are most of the time using gay sexuality as a metaphor of
segregation, apartheid, rejection, victimization, etc. That leads him to a
vision of humanity as being an impulsive compulsive segregationist species.
This is not so much pessimistic as realistic up to 1993 when he died with the
enormous heritage of the two world wars and then all the colonial wars and
particularly the Indochina war, the Algerian war and the Vietnam war, not to
speak of Pol Pot, South Africa and the fall of the USSR.
Has it changed since then with the Yugoslavian wars, the Middle East, the
Caucasus, Al-Qaeda, and so many other conflicts and hundreds of thousands of
dead people and casualties and millions of displaced, internally or not, people.
If you take these films at this level then you find out that they are the most
enlightening stories and visions of what the human species could be if they
could develop their empathy instead of their hatred. But is it realistic to
hope such a thing?
, History of
, Extreme Violence
Thursday, September 24, 2015
L'Apocalypse n'a pas de fin car elle est un recommencement perpétuel
Apocalypse Sans fin de Jean de
Patmos ou de Jésus Christ
Trois approches de l'Apocalypse de Saint Jean qui clôt le
D'une part une adaptation en réécriture orale poétique par Jacques Coulardeau
en ebook Kindle et mise en voix par Jacques Coulardeau sur une musique de
Kévin Thorez en MP3 sur toutes les plateformes de vente de musique virtuelle.
D'autre part une nouvelle traduction de l'Apocalypse de Jésus Christ de Jean de
Patmos à partir du texte grec ancien par un groupe de six personnes de
l'Atelier de Grec Biblique du Diocèse de Poitiers.
L'apocalypse, loin d'être un livre de peur et de frayeur est une oeuvre
visionnaire d'une humanité se libérant et libérée de ses fantasmes et de ses
Et dire qu'on décapite et crucifie encore des hommes dans ce monde qui n'a pas
encore trouvé la porte vers cette Jérudsalem Messianique dont nous rêvons tous.
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L’APOCALYPSE SELON SAINT JEAN
Adaptation Jacques Coulardeau
Interprétation Jacques Coulardeau
Je dédie ce texte à tant de gens que je ne saurais tous les nommer.
Cependant certains ne peuvent pas être oubliés.
Tout d’abord ceux qui m’entourent ou m’ont entouré jour après jour,
Lucretia La Notte en premier lieu et Annunzio dans la foulée.
Au Puy en Velay Père Emmanuel Gobillard à qui je dois une survie à qui
il rendit l’espoir sur un lit d’hôpital.
A Saint Gervais sous Meymont Michel Thénot qui me fit traverser le
désert d’église romane en église romane, de Wuyvre en Sheila-na-gig, avec mes
amis de toujours, Jakin et Boaz, retrouvés à Beurrières sur un portail du 12ème
Le poète Armand Olivennes qui fut un ami tout du long de plus de deux
décennies et demie.
Et plus que tout ce soleil que je sens luire dans ma galaxie intérieure
nourrie du feu de mes étudiants, car vivre c’est servir et quand on ne sert
plus personne ni rien il ne reste plus que la sortie, en fait on est déjà
sorti. Et ces étudiants sont des milliers sans que je les aie jamais comptés.
Olliergues, le 8 mai 2013
Date de sortie d'origine : 5 juin 2013
Label: Editions La
Dondaine - Mtkx
Copyright: (p) Association La Dondaine - Mtkx
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Jacques Coulardeau at Academia.edu (38)
FOR A MOTLEY POLYCHROMATIC
An Abstract is a Post Scriptum. But can there be a post scriptum when
all has been said that had to be said, even if there is much more to say
altogether. In this world we are attached to the past that is like a
procreative cocoon, a stifling and choking womb in which we may reproduce for
ever and ever the same lopsided habits and customs that have no roots in free
thinking but only in enslaving tradition. Luckily Homo Sapiens decided on his
own to migrate out of Africa all over the
world and create a myriad of civilizations and cultures. Some in this world of
ours would like to go on with what it has been for centuries and millennia.
This is impossible. We have to reject the cocoon and we have to break the womb
that is like a fortified egg shell entombing us in the past. Let all windows be
opened, all doors be unlocked and pushed apart. Freedom is out there with
people who are different and want to be and remain different. If by any chance
secularism tried to reject some differences like religions and make us color
blind, then this could become a real dictatorship. This secularism of the full
separation of the state and the churches by the rejection of all religions and
churches out of the state territory of all public services and public spaces is
the real terrorism of the 21st century and it is alas the ideology of some
supposedly advanced countries.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Jacques Coulardeau at Amazon (7)
HANDEL'S AGRIPPINA MODERN INTERPRETATIONS AND THE
ROLE OF COUNTERTENORS [Format
Agrippina was composed for the Carnival of Venice in 1709. It counts three male
voices in the countertenor pitch and range in those days most often held by
castratos. Centering on Jean-Claude Malgoire's 2004 production first to come
out on DVD, comparing it with two other productions on DVD that came out in the
following years, but also with the recent production of Handel's Faramondo, we
study the four different dramatic values of countertenors in Handel's operas.
This leads us to an in-depth study of the re-emergence of countertenors after
at least two centuries of quasi-silence. Is it a transient fad, a freaky sham
or a long-running phenomenon? We will meet with two opposed opinions: Russell
Oberlin's in 2004 and Laura E. DeMarco's in 2002. I will more or less follow
Russell Oberlin who considers they allow the production of Handel's operas and
oratorios that had disappeared for two hundred and fifty years. Why can we
witness now this epiphanic resurrection? We are far from having all the answers
to that simple question.
(Only English original resources and reviews)
1- HANDEL –
MALGOIRE – AGRIPPINA
PHILIPPE JAROUSSKY – STABAT MATER, MOTETS TO THE VIRGIN MARY
PHILIPPE JARROUSKY – VIVALDI – VIRTUOSO CANTATAS
CHRISTIAN BACH – PHILIPPE JAROUSSKY
5- VIVALDI – ERCOLE SUL TERMODONTE – PHILIPPE JAROUSSKY
6- LE CONCERT D’ASTRÉE – EMMANUELLE HAÏM – UNE FËTE
7- PHILIPPE JAROUSSKY - MAX EMMANUEL CENCIC – DUETTI
8- L’ARPEGGIATA – PHILIPPE JAROUSSKY – LOS PAJAROS
9- HANDEL – FARAMONDO – MAX EMMANUEL CENCIC
(FARAMONDO) – PHILIPPE JAROUSSKY (ADOLFO) – XAVIER SABATA (GERNANDO) – TERRY
WEY (CHILDERICO) – LUGANO RADIO SVIZZERA 2008
FRIEDRICH HANDEL – ARNOLD
OSTMAN – AGRIPPINA
WILLEM DE VRIEND – EVA BUCHMANN – HANDEL – AGRIPPINA
12- PHILIPPE JAROUSSKY – THE VOICE – LA VOIX DES RÊVES
13- LEONARDO VINCI – ARTASERSE – PHILIPPE JAROUSSKY – MAX
EMMANUEL CENCIC – DANIEL BEHLE (tenor) – FRANCO FAGIOLI – VALER BARNS-SABADUS –
YURIY MYNENKO – CONCERTO KÖLN – DIEGO FASOLIS – 2012
OBERLIN, AMERICA’S LEGENDARY
COUNTERTENOR – RADIO CANADA
– 1961 – 1962 – 2004
Editeur : Editions La Dondaine; 11
avril 2013; 146 pages
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