Second Solstice (Solace)

This time, he thought, it could be St. Lucy herself out there and not our vision of her. Winter’s sunrise could be her last breath strung out along the ocean rim— …who scant seven hours herself unveils… —and not a group of solemn winter friends, and not the sun’s addiction to the summer. You doContinue reading “Second Solstice (Solace)”

Silent Night

  Silence Caged In his book Silence, John Cage tells the story of a curious inspiration for one of his compositions. It seems he went to Harvard to sit in an anechoic chamber, which is a room designed to destroy sound—‘anechoic’ means not having or producing echoes—in the hope of finding genuine silence. Instead heContinue reading “Silent Night”