The music concerts as it's known today is nothing like it was a hundred or two hundred years ago but … we will try to recreate the atmosphere of the real Art Salon of the past. The idea is to learn or to re-member how to experiencing the music and art directly, intimately and, perhaps, to create our own NY rituals and traditions.
Please don’t worry if you feel you have to be “educated enough“... Our purpose is not to educate but rather to create a setting in which to exploit music in a different way…to be open and curious should be enough!
It's not so much that you will come away with more information about the music, poetry and cinema - which you will - but that you will “experience” the music and art not just intellectually but hopefully in a way that is at the essence of our being. We truly believe that the art has ability to reveals us our own essential mirror.
In order to do that we would ask ourselves few “tedious" questions:
How the mind receives and forms impressions of music? Whether heard for the first time or recognized from the past… What is it that we recognize? What is it, psychologically, that we associate it with? What is it that we care for? Why do we care? Etc...
During our Salons we will try to understand the mind of the Composer and Artist in order to see ourselves in Totality.
Of course, ideally we would love for our audience members to participate.
What is your concept of the romantic, and how do you express it? Perhaps a dress, a scarf, a tie, that special perfume... There are so many sides to romanticism – passionate, tempestuous, gothic, dramatic, exotic and dark...
Or, if romanticism is not your favorite period, come with something that feels completely
anti-romantic! Let’s have some fun with it!
Let’s redeem ourselves in this wonderful House of Redeem. Of course, as always, this is not a requirement, but merely an invitation to look into ourselves and discover something new, so please don’t feel you have to participate, but we would love to see everyone’s interpretation of the period or rebellion against it!
Let This Darkness Be a Bell Tower
Written by Rainer Maria Rilke
Quiet friend who has come so far,
feel how your breathing makes more space around you.
Let this darkness be a bell tower
and you the bell. As you ring,
what batters you becomes your strength.
Move back and forth into the change.
What is it like, such intensity of pain?
If the drink is bitter, turn yourself to wine.
In this uncontainable night,
be the mystery at the crossroads of your senses,
the meaning discovered there.
And if the world has ceased to hear you,
say to the silent earth: I flow.
To the rushing water, speak: I am.
Sonnets to Orpheus II, 29