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2011 2 Sep

Uncommon Deities (Punktfestival)

von: Michael Engelbrecht Filed under: Blog | TB | 2 Comments

THE GOD OF CROSSROADS

In the one spot where all roads meet he is bound. He sees that there are more points to the compass than the heavens can hold. Curved behind His back, the universe encloses him. All roads dissolve into the dusk. He has deep Mongolian eyes that stay open as long as sight remains. He sees the light broken into Small fragments bevor his very eyes, shattered into a thousand colours that can never reassemble. All our desires converge in him, our longing to find the way, the one way. He can hear our questions, but He cannot answer. He stammers and falls silent. Under a coffee-brown sky He has lost his sense of time and direction, in the dwindling windless light. Above him there is a clashing of clouds, the rain soaks him,  and his feet are cold. He paces, without direction, wanting to be replaced. He is dreaming of a long holiday, a heavenly break, He would prefer to leave all responsability to a senior official in a grey suit. He dreams of cycling off on an upright placid bicycle of unknown make, cycling into green roadless woods and disappearing.

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Michael Engelbrecht:

    Die beiden Schriftsteller Paal-Helge Haugen und Nils Chr. Moe-Repstad verfassten eine Reihe von Texten, in denen es um abwesende Götter ging, und ihren Blues. Im ersten Set der Klanginstallation mischte sich die warme dunkle Stimme von Haugen mit asketischen Klanggespinsten von Arve Henriksen, Evan Parker, und ausgewählten Passagen einer Komposition von David Sylvian. Es war angenehm, der Märchenerzählerstimme des Norwegers zu folgen, ihr Klang transportierte mich an den Rand des Schlafes. Später dann, im zweiten Teil, strömten einige Stories über die unglücklichen Götter aus den Lautsprechern, mit dem dunklen Samt von Sylvians Sprechstimme. Sidsel Endresen trat ans Mikrofon, John Tilbury saß am Klavier.

  2. Michael Engelbrecht:

    An einem der folgenden Tage trat Gitarrist Stian Westerhuis im Museum auf…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkECypl8lCo


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