There are two more things I want to hint at:
says about a friend of his who is a painter: 'And that's something that Eric [Evans] really taught me. He taught me how to see color and balance and cue and negative and positive spaces and time, you know, from a whole other way.'
And Paul Lovens
says in theoral no. 3: 'Maler: Licht, Form, Farbe. Und Musik? Ist fast identisch mit der Malerei. Dynamik, Rhythmus, sind die Hauptsachen, ja, schon. Melodie ist fast zweitrangig. (Painter : light, form, colour. And music? Is almost identical with painting. Dynamics, rhythm, are the main things, yes. Melody is less important.)'
ii) When I was listening to Hamid
talking about Fred Anderson
, to me, he was also talking about Hans Falb
The interview with William Parker
at Hotel Fürstenhof was a very beautiful experience. William was sitting with us, eating and having English Breakfast Tea and not saying a word for a long time and when he did, he asked questions about Nickelsdorf and the Ponderosa. But then, when he started talking about the D Train and his youth in the housing projects in New York, we all got the flow and the conversation took it's path. I was very very impressed by his knowledge about so many things and behind his stories you could feel reverberating all the other stories, worlds of knowledge. I hope that one day we will be able to continue our conversations.
Another thing I want to mention is the Appendix
. It is a transcript of a panel discussion about theoral
that was organized in Warsaw by Magda and Daniel in Pardon, To Tu and which was followed by a concert with Raphael Rogiński
[guitar] and Paul Lovens
[drums]. The young and very committed journalist Krzysztof Wójcik
was our master of ceremonies, he directed the hour of our talk. Guests where Paul Lovens
and Hans Falb
. The idea of publishing a part of this discussion was born because both of the guests told us very interesting things - not necessarily referring to theoral - and it is also because of the way they did it that I want to share them.
I also want to thank the Austrian Cultural Forum in Warsaw that helped to make this evening possible. It made us very happy that the larger part of their staff attended the talk and the concert. The Austrian Cultural Forum bought all available numbers of theoral plus the next five to come for their library.
And in the end I would like to thank the person that sprayed HAMID
on the wall of the building I am living in.
*extract of the third conversation. William Parker on Billy Bang