Friday, July 30, 2010

Popless Friday: From the lives of the marionettes / 1976 B side

From the lives of the marionettes, Ingmar Bergman, 1980 *


'The wonderful widow of eighteen springs', John Cage, 1942 *

night by silentsailing night. . .
Isobel. . .
wildwoods' eyes and primarose hair,
all the woods so wild, in mauves of
moss and daphnedews,
how all so still she lay neath of the
whitethorn, child of tree,
like some losthappy leaf,
like blowing flower stilled,
as fain would she anon,
for soon again 'twil be,
win me, woo me, wed me,
ah weary me!
Now evencalm lay sleeping; night
Sister Isobel
Saintette Isobel
madame Isa
Veuve La belle

Text from 'Finnegan's Wake' by James Joyce, text edit by John Cage, vocals by Robert Wyatt
in 'Voices and Instruments' (Obscure No. 5, 1976) B side *

(Photography by Henning Lohner, 1991, John Cage Trust, in)

"John Cage Featured on KPFA's Ode To Gravity Series (December 12, 1987)"
music and interview stream.

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