02nd Jan 2016
Agostino Arrivabene, "Martyrium. S.Dorotea," Oil on linen, cm 70x50

Artists & Writers Who Ignite Us

What is it about a particular painting, poem, photograph, piece of music, dance performance that sets us so on fire? There's clearly an alchemy at work here which cannot be contrived or predicted, a mixing of what the artist brings forth from the imagination, together with what we ourselves carry to the experience: our own unique psychology, personal history, those all-but-forgotten stories from our past. The following, then, is a very personal pick list of those who have resonated both with my readers and myself, artists and writers who shared with us, through their work and interviews here, precious glimpses into their psyches and souls: sometimes tender and exquisite, other times painful, even disquieting, but always courageous, insightful, honest.

27th Apr 2013

The Artistry of Morishige Yasumune

"I think that the best condition for improvisation is to play without thinking, just feeling and doing. Similar to meditation.” -- Morishige Yasumune

27th Apr 2013

Alvari Lume, Free Improviser, Composer

A shout that is quiet.. Soundless..Is not silent. It grows inwards and is therefore stronger ~ Jaakko Savolainen