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Life is a Waltz - Vol.12 (An Ode to Starlings, Natural Law & Science)

Life is a Waltz - Vol.12 (An Ode to Starlings, Natural Law & Science)

Playing tracks by

Radical Face, Slow Skies, Chinawoman, Tindersticks, Oskar Schuster and more.

The better understand the talks in this mixcloud, you need first to observe, for a few minutes, a flock of flying starlings. If you are not lucky enough to spot a real flock, here is a recording : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eakKfY5aHmY

In a world where everything wants to be something, I choose to be nothing. What you will hear reflects my 'policical views', if one could call it like that. I support Science, Technology & Arts; all the rest, one day, will be deprecated by Natural Law or our legacy shall perish.

Cover picture : A Flock of Starlings (by artist Nicola Bealing, http://www.nicolabealing.co.uk/about/)

Comments

bohm.csab@

Thank you

bohm.csab@

I love these life is a walz series. I want to ask whose speech is in the first section? I have a guess that he's osho but its just a guess. Thank you for making such art! :)

Aleh
Aleh

hi [email protected], thank you for your kind words. The speaker, as mentioned in the tracklist, is Jiddu Krishnamurti and the excerpt is from his speech 'The Radical Revolution. To me, that is one of the best speeches given ever.
I love Osho as well, so I was considering to include him in one of my future volumes.
Stay well and regards, Aleh

Codex of Plant Responses

very nice structure and musical selection..it was a long time I didn't hear from Low, Tindersticks or the Black Heart Procession :-)!

Aleh
Aleh

Thank you so much for your feedback, Codex! Deeply appreciated...

Ophelia Hamlet

As far as the first part you are referring to politics και policies and I mean the core of the human social urge to form organized πολεις and create within them. So science, technology and arts since they are "produced' or created by members of the πολεις for members of the πολεις they are political actions.
(listening to it on repeat :) )

Aleh
Aleh

ω! that! :) Nice way of looking at it.

Ophelia Hamlet

photo, music, talks inspirational <3

Ophelia Hamlet

Science, technology and arts are political actions and reveal political beings, and we all are political beings. Our legacy will outlive us till the disappearance of earth, it is you and I, all of the atoms that will perish.
We just have to understand how petty we all are and try to change our doings starting from our nearest and expanding to those on the outer circles. I like to think of us as a line of souls walking one behind the other, some in couples or more, being born, standing up, bending, gone, an endless line forming a circle. The circle of life.

Aleh
Aleh

Answering to your comment, beloved Ophelia, one has first to define what a political action is (this is the scientific way). And to come into a definition, myself I can only refer to those practices followed by politicians; that is, instead of triggering thoughts and inventing solutions to problems of society (or human relations, according to J. Krishnamurti), they make laws that control human behaviors, which are inflicted by the problems themselves. And these laws, sometimes, prescribe more complex human relations and thus more problems.

Political actions may be inflicted, implied, or even practiced through science, technology and arts, but this is merely due to human ignorance, not because of their nature. Science helps us give answers to the unknown, to understand how nature works, and open new grounds and views to the world. Technology is an extension to our hands or mind; it helps us daily in solving problems of survival and well-being. And arts, is the most refined form of human expression. These three aspects are seamlessly intertwined in a way that one cannot exist without the other. Someone could see it as the holy trinity of nature (one entity with three manifestations).

Now, coming to the disappearance of earth, this will happen one day, science has warned us already. New stars in the sky are born every day and others die. This is not Armageddon, is a natural process. All we can hope is, when this happens, someone somewhere can tell our story from a star far away from our Sun. This will never come true if human greed will continue to govern, bringing with it more sorrow, pain, grief, anger.

And I agree with you, we are a line of souls walking one behind the other, some in couples or more, being born, standing up, bending, gone, an endless line forming a circle. The circle of life. :)

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and devoting your hours to this. <3