Where the Heart Beats

Author: Kay Larson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101572485

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

View: 4551


A “heroic” and “fascinating” biography of John Cage showing how his work, and that of countless American artists, was transformed by Zen Buddhism (The New York Times) Where the Heart Beats is the story of the tremendous changes sweeping through American culture following the Second World War, a time when the arts in America broke away from centuries of tradition and reinvented themselves. Painters converted their canvases into arenas for action and gesture, dancers embraced pure movement over narrative, performance artists staged “happenings” in which anything could happen, poets wrote words determined by chance. In this tumultuous period, a composer of experimental music began a spiritual quest to know himself better. His earnest inquiry touched thousands of lives and created controversies that are ongoing. He devised unique concerts—consisting of notes chosen by chance, randomly tuned radios, and silence—in the service of his absolute conviction that art and life are one inseparable truth, a seamless web of creation divided only by illusory thoughts. What empowered John Cage to compose his incredible music—and what allowed him to inspire tremendous transformations in the lives of his fellow artists—was Cage’s improbable conversion to Zen Buddhism. This is the story of how Zen saved Cage from himself. Where the Heart Beats is the first book to address the phenomenal importance of Zen Buddhism to John Cage’s life and to the artistic avant-garde of the 1950s and 1960s. Zen’s power to transform Cage’s troubled mind—by showing him his own enlightened nature—liberated Cage from an acute personal crisis that threatened everything he most deeply cared abouthis life, his music, and his relationship with his life partner, Merce Cunningham. Caught in a society that rejected his art, his politics, and his sexual orientation, Cage was transformed by Zen from an overlooked and marginal musician into the absolute epicenter of the avant-garde. Using Cage’s life as a starting point, Where the Heart Beats looks beyond to the individuals Cage influenced and the art he inspired. His creative genius touched Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, Alan Kaprow, Morton Feldman, and Leo Castelli, who all went on to revolutionize their respective disciplines. As Cage’s story progresses, as his collaborators’ trajectories unfurl, Where the Heart Beats shows the blossoming of Zen in the very heart of American culture.

Beats of the Heart

Author: Jeremy Marre,Hannah Charlton

Publisher: London : Pluto Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 254

View: 2880


The Therapeutic Gazette

Author: William Brodie,Carl Jungk,Francis Edward Stewart,John J. Mulheron,Albert Brown Lyons,Robert Meade Smith,Horatio C. Wood,Hobart Amory Hare,Edward Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Therapeutics

Page: N.A

View: 6832


Learning how the Heart Beats

Author: Claire McCarthy (MD.)

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 247

View: 7710


The author shares twenty-three stories which recount her experiences on the journey into the medical profession, discussing specific cases and examining medical and ethical issues

The Lancet

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medicine

Page: N.A

View: 3500


The Heart Beats in Secret

Author: Katie Munnik

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008288062

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4534


Scotland, 1940 In a house on the east coast, Jane faces motherhood alone. With her husband away at war, there is no one to protect her from small town suspicions and she must learn to keep her secrets to herself.

Song for a Lost Kingdom, Book III

Author: Steve Moretti

Publisher: DWA Media

ISBN: 1777274605

Category: Fiction

Page: 404

View: 8714


Two women connected by the same musical soul. Two composers transposed across time into each other’s world by the mysterious forces of a priceless 18th Century cello. In the final instalment of the Song for a Lost Kingdom trilogy, Adeena Stuart and Katharine Carnegie search for the music that neither can complete on their own. Finding themselves living three centuries apart and each assuming the identity of the other, Adeena and Katharine must overcome their own unique challenges, all the while hiding the truth of who they really are from those around them. Adeena is pregnant in Scotland following the slaughter at the Battle of Culloden in April 1746. Her husband James Drummond and his brother John Drummond, are being hunted as Jacobite traitors by the revengeful butchers of King George’s Hanoverian army. Sentenced to cruel deaths, they escape to Ireland only to find even greater danger in the ruthless cunning of Henry ‘Hangman’ Hawley who will stop at nothing to extinguish any further rebellion against English dominance over Ireland and Scotland. Adeena’s one comfort is the Duncan Cello and her music that inspires all who hear her perform. The cello is her companion through battles, fires, storms and floods. It is perhaps the only thing she can truly rely on. Katharine meanwhile awakes in the year 2019, confused by even the simplest technologies and overwhelmed by the strange customs of the modern world. Pregnant from an unknown father, and uncertain about whether true love lies in the past or present, she finds respite in her music and the only thing familiar about this strange place – the Duncan Cello, now a prize artifact of the National Gallery of Canada. Adeena and Katharine find a way to compose a score that reflects their turmoil in both their lives – ‘The Heart Beats in Time.’ Together they will see the story through to the final bars. Song for a Lost Kingdom, Book III is a novel of music, history, and love that finds a way to conquer the barriers of time. Curl up with a copy and lose yourself in this fast-paced adventure that will keep you hooked until the final page. ----- Comments from advance readers: “The story is so smoothly flowing, everything seems to rise and fall so seamlessly from one character to another. The characters are so full and alive, I couldn't help but become enveloped..." - Nevine R. “I just wanted to drop you a line, to tell you that SFLK III is awesome!!! I absolutely love how you brought both of the women to their different times, and how they are transitioning.” - Tina L “I absolutely LOVE SFLK Book III - The Heart Beats In Time.” Gail H. “This is so far the best book you've written yet. It's suspenseful and inventive.” Linda F. “Oh my god Steve, if this were a movie, I’d have been watching it with my hands over my eyes, peeking through my fingers, afraid to see what’s coming but needing to know anyway. The tension level is incredible!” - Dianne C.

The Conquest of Death

Author: Abbot Kinney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sex instruction

Page: 259

View: 8923


Sex -- Marriage -- Husband choice -- Wife choice -- The child -- Hints to the husband -- A word to the wife -- Religion.