… and a visit to the wonderful church, part of the nunnery, directly below our ballroom.
Lunch at 13.00 with two excellent pieces by The Guitar Circle Of Europe
. Director Nunez presented an outline of tomorrow’s work: preparing the performance area, and dress rehearsal at the same time as Saturday’s performance.
21.11 Tea at 16.00. Personal meetings beginning at 16.30.
T’ai Chi at 18.30. Luciano’s work has moved to a new level.
Dinner at 19.00. Most mealtimes on this course are characterised by performances. Superb playing by both The Others
and The GCE.
Comments and observations were particularly interesting this mealtime, with reports of subtle experiencing.
Comment: Noticing is an hyparchic act.
presented at this morning's meeting did not use the word whizz
. The instruction was: Move beyond the speed of light!
Tony G once observed that in physics research, faster-than-light speeds were theoretically possible but related to acts of will. Noticing always has a creative element, which is outside time as conventionally understood. In JGB’s terminology, creative acts belong to hyparxis, the third dimension of time.
Several comments around the table referred to observations of subtleties, that could be not simply or easily explained to those who have not had those experiences. Yet the experiences are readily and simply available, even to players of modest capacity such as us: like sensing the presence of the whizzing
before the whizzing
began; also sensing the Whizzing
as if standing behind the Circle.
Someone who was not in the whizzing
this morning will read the above paragraph and likely think: these characters have been away from home for far too long. This is also true.
A meeting of The Orchestra is called for 21.45.
22.46 The Orchestra meeting: in two concentric circles. A few words presented on The Guitarist Inside.When ready please begin.When ready, please begin again.
The second extemporisation eventually met the call: Let it go!
in response to the endless rhythm-vamping that pinned all hope of music to earth. No room was allowed for ambiguity, the tempo pudding tempo. The words pinned to the board for The OCG III
in Sassoferrato sprung to mind:
Loud, endless strumming = death.
Moving to a Whizz
Seven times in the Outside Circle from King Vicious, Dr. Mike. Seven times in the Inner Circle. from Queen Vicious.
Seven times moving from the Outer Circle to the Inner Circle.
Then to standing in one full Circle with Queen Vicious in pole position, who led a whizzing
Rehearsals of the two performance teams are now underway.