— Cultural Sources of Newness

Tag "idleness"

Before my day began in earnest this morning, I ran across a BBC radio 4 program called “Embracing idleness.”  Very tempting, I thought: it might offer some inspiration for my work, or—even better, given that I am tired—some legitimation for not working. However, although the program did encourage taking some “idle” time, it only gave positive examples of artists doing so, not social scientists. Somewhat disappointed, I dug into the Spanish data on artistic interventions that I urgently needed to analyse before going out to a concert this evening: The ensemble für neue musik zürich  was scheduled to perform at the Ackerstadtpalast in Berlin. It promised to be a stimulating experience with a conductor I like. The space was intimate. A beautiful collection of instruments awaited us.

Instruments for work and play (photo ABA)

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