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if i only had a brain…

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] In The Wizard of Oz the scarecrow is in search of a brain. It becomes apparent, however, that he already has a brain though he does not seem to know it. Literally and … Continue reading

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advice to the drunk at heart

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] download (right-click and Save as…) The attached song is by the idiotplayers. The lyric is a version of a poem by Jallaluddin Rumi. It is a renegade poem, at a tangent to the … Continue reading

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the future is searching for you

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] download (right-click and Save as…) The attached audio is a recording of a piece by the idiotplayers. It is part of a collection of music that we look to shortly publish. The spoken … Continue reading

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The Art of Seekers – Live Recording 2

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] download (right-click and Save as…) The audio segment in this post was recorded live on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at Centennial Hall (Burlington Central Public Library). The segment contains the Gurdjieff / De … Continue reading

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The Art of Seekers – Live Recording 1

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] download (right-click and Save as…) The audio segment in this post was recorded live on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at Centennial Hall (Burlington Central Public Library). The segment contains the Gurdjieff / De … Continue reading

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A Reading from Beelzebub’s Tales, The Mysteries (from Chapter 30)

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] download (right-click and Save as…) In this selection, also from Chapter 30 of Gurdjieff’s Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson, Beelzebub recounts, of course in compounding detail, the methods of an ancient club of … Continue reading

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A Reading from Beelzebub’s Tales, The Word “Art” (from Chapter 30)

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] download (right-click and Save as…) In this excerpt from Chapter 30, Beelzebub traces several strands of what he calls contemporary European culture back to roots in the ancient Babylonian civilization and in particular … Continue reading

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“duduki” and “the song of the fisherwomen”

Here we present two selections from the rich musical repertoire that came out the creative work between George Gurdjieff and Thomas de Hartmann. These pieces were performed and recorded by members of the idiotplayers troupe. We have experimented on many … Continue reading

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taksim number 2

This post is an audio recording of an original piece of music that we call “taksim number 2”. The recording was made in a city apartment and so the sounds of street play a part here too. They brush/bristle up … Continue reading

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taksim number 1

The taksim is an improvisational musical utterance. The word comes from the rich lexicon of Turkish music. Though we are not experts in the world of the ajna and makam that comprise this music, yet we are deeply moved and … Continue reading

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