Poetry International, in collaboration with 3:AM Magazine, is pleased to showcase a group of amazing young European poets. Steven Fowler, the Editor of the Maintenant Interview Series, began this project in January 2010 as a result of experiencing the differing, and inspirational, attitudes of European poetic cultures and how they contrasted to the UK. He said “I really thought it was a shame that poets from outside of the English language in Europe were never recognised until they had reached middle age and a certain ‘prominence’ in their own countries.
When Henri Cartier-Bresson initially read "The zen in the art of archery" written by the german philosopher Herrigel, he thought it was a book about photography !
He lately said that "Photography is just like archery...it is all about concentrating, targeting and shooting". To see the true nature of things, one has "to align the eye with the heart". No need for a brain to press the trigger at the decisive moment.
Both Jules and Jim live the bohemian lifestyle in Paris during the turn of the century. They appreciate poetry, art, cafes, and women. They get together to talk about philosophy alongside personal problems. You see, Jules wants a woman to love. But every woman he encounters in Paris does not meet his high standards. Either they are flighty (like the steam engine girl) or not intelligent enough (like the many whores he visits).
'Summertime' is a hymn to summer. Originally conceived as an opening aria in 1935 for George Gershwin's opera "Porgy and Bess", itself based upon DuBose Heyward's Novel Porgy, 'Summertime' is a childrens' lullaby. But passing through the hands of many Jazz artists it became a civil rights prayer, celebration of summer and an ode to seduction.
'Summertime' was an almost forgotten melody and could have fallen into certain obscurity if it was not for Billie Holiday.
Johann Sebastian Bach would have turned 327 today. He remains a huge influence on music theory, music history and how the world understands the art and technique of organized sound.
On the other hand, he died a very long time ago, and his works are often just an excuse for showing off onstage or at the podium. So who cares about Bach’s birthday?
Both Robert Glasper's Black Radio and Esperanza Spalding's Radio Music Society feature talented young artists who are primarily associated with jazz. Both albums draw upon hip hop, r&b, neo soul, and other styles that often outstrip jazz in terms of airtime on that device mentioned in both titles. Unsurprisingly, both Radio outings are also making a lot of headlines.
While not the first experiments along these lines (Miles Davis had his fingers in several pots his entire career, Glasper had begun to explore similar territory on…