Tuesday, December 20, 2016
The perfect trinity: the three Magi to divine music
Boulez-Bowie-Cohen @Academia.edu & SlideShare.net (74)
Happy the one who can leave in due time
Three living stars
have just died in the field of music. Three supernovas that were a galaxy of
their own. Leonard Cohen, David Bowie and Pierre Boulez, the whole western
world in a nutshell, Canada, Great Britain and France, and the last one
directed and recorded Wagner as well as Frank Zappa. A whole world is leaving
and we are left alone in the orphanage our world has become.
And yet they leave in,
our hands, in our ears and in our eyes a whole world of illumination,
hallucination, inspiration and exquisite frustration. We have to build
tomorrow’s world with what they have just granted us as their heritage, as our
inheritance. Let’s take care of it for ever and ever.