Category Archives: Music

A little water music

Bergen Norway is a stunningly beautiful small city with lots to offer any visitor. One morning last year the town was treated to a unique musical event that was created by the Native American composer Raven Chacon. Four ships in … Continue reading

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Inside the glacier

Regular visitors to Travel BetweenThe Pages are well aware of my long time obsession with Iceland. So I was excited to share this video of a live performance by the Icelandic band Kaleo, which was recorded in January within the … Continue reading

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Observe Everything

I was deeply moved by the wonderful animated video below of “The Mushroom Hunters” by Neil Gaiman, read by Amanda Palmer with music by Jherek Bischoof. Science, as you know, my little one, is the study of the nature and behaviour of … Continue reading

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If music be the food of love…

 

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No Direction Home

Amsterdam-based Austrian graphic designer Philipp Doringer’s obsession with Bob Dylan has resulted in the “Atlas Of No Direction Home”, a cartographic gazetteer of all the locations relevant to Bob Dylan’s career. The book contains all the locations relevant to Bob … Continue reading

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Bowie’s Books

Last weekend I noticed numerous stories online that celebrated the late, great David Bowie’s birthday. They reminded me of a list that made the rounds a number of years back of Bowie’s 75 favorite books. You may find some surprises … Continue reading

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beneath the stains of time

There is often a very real chain linking American literature and music. Sometimes it can be heavyhanded and intrusive, at other times it is truly organic and compelling. I was recently reading Louise Erdrich’s new novel The Sentence which, among other things, … Continue reading

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Music by Miles

I recently ran across this wonderful video below featuring images by the late Saul Leiter accompanied by the sublime music of Miles Davis. It reminded me of an exhibition of Leiter’s photographs and painting that I happened to see the … Continue reading

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Moving Light

Many years ago when I was writing a travel guide for Washington D.C., I discovered that one of its least visited sites was also one of its most beautiful. Overlooking the nation’s capital, the Washington National Cathedral is one of … Continue reading

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Venice, Violin, and Vivaldi

On Saturday tourists were treated to the spectacle of an enormous violin floating down the canals of Venice carrying a live string quartet. The cruising instrument, “Noah’s Violin,” was created by artist Livio De Marchi, as a way of “bringing a message … Continue reading

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