Werner Herzog praising the that I composed for with E. Elias Merhige and David Wexler was not on my 2020 bingo card. I think I am going to go and scream into the sky now. My dearly departed friend Mike would have loved this news.

just saw someone doing some fairly athletic in the park by where I live. big vibe! ☺️

quite a large early in the AM ... been awake for HOURS and it’s 2PM and I’m wiped-out. The 1994 part of my brain has been reactivated 😮

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@neauoire oh my word what a journey. glad you have all made it safely to BC. many greetz

this Chinese woman’s youtube channel is aamazing! wormhole par excellence. youtube.com/c/cnliziqi

Science and Art used to be much more intertwined, as Bach’s music’s spiraling mathematical density does show. Kepler was even attempting to notate the music of the spheres in line with his astronomical observations!

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That Bach wrote a quodlibet (drinking song) at the end of the Goldberg Variations rather than rounding out his symmetrical canon construction....to this day provides me with ample chills and wonderment.

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I tend to view Bach’s humility & industry with a certain reverence and awe (perhaps unhealthy to do so!) ... and I’m agnostic in my own life, but can’t shake the significance of all those SDGs at the end of every score.

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Bach’s keyboard music is the closest thing to companionship I have ever found in my own life (in the realms of the immaterial). A gift that keeps on giving. A never-ending stream of nurturing aesthetic sustenance.

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JS Bach is compared in doing for the arts what Isaac Newton did for the sciences; the achievements their works produced altered the course of history.

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A small reminder.

In ecology, biomass is a simple measure of how much there is of any type of living thing.

Earth contains 450 billion metric tons of plant biomass. By comparison, there's just a paltry 60 million tonnes of humans on Earth.

Humans think they own this world. But they don't.

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As I stood looking out over its overwhelming, unfathomable scale, these impressions of Neptune gave me a sensation that I was headed towards a calamitous collision with the world-without-us, alone, enveloped by the darkness of the vacuum.

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I awoke pondering: are the social organization and economic ideologies on Earth in place to ensure our *actual* survival or to protect human-centered dominance hierarchies? Is endless-growth Capitalism lifting us all out of poverty(?) only to level *everything* in its demise?

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Our entire solar system is violently inhospitable to us, except for this solitary Pale Blue Dot, our cosmic home suspended in the balance of a goldilocks zone with the Sun. What fortune to have self-awareness on this precious ocean world!

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The dream felt like a dose of Eugene Thacker’s cosmic pessimism and a confrontation with the world-without-us, something humans have a hard time reconciling with: there exists, in all its hideous and sublime manifestation, a radically unhuman, impersonal, and indifferent reality.

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