In this blog we will share with you our vision of beauty, balance, harmony.

As Mark Leach writes in his book Raw Colour with Pastels: “Sound is all around us, and it is musicians who refine that sound into something of beauty. As a painter, I have always felt that my purpose is to craft colour in a similar way, to see through the confusion and seek harmony and beauty.”

And we add: Words, fragments of sentences, spoken noise is all around us, and Ken arranges words in such a way as to capture beauty in the accidental, the ambient soundtrack of life.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Karl Richter (1926 - 1981) was considered to be one of the greatest interpreters of this beautiful organ piece by Johann Sebastian Bach. Enjoy! 

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor


Check out those priestly hues: cardinal
red spotted with Irish stew, or flaked with parmesan
cheese, all depending on whether we’re in Dublin or Naples,
or dandruff on Jesuit black, or mullah white rising      
up in a desert wind, and a lovely Buddhist saffron    
plastered down and wet in a monsoon deluge. He could be on his way 
to hear the sins of his flock, or cast out demons     
in an Appalacian barn, or nod chanting over 
disembodied foreskins in Brooklyn. 
He might be barefoot(a literalist of the soulful arts),
wear boatshoes or Birkenstocks, Gucci
loafers possibly, or in Palastine plastic sandals,
or maybe the sort of embroidered slippers
stuck on the end of a saint’s bones. He might live
in Kyoto where he, in season, contemplates cherry trees,
or in Calcutta where he’s breathing in the fumes   
of a burning corpse, or blessing a suicide   
bomber in Beirut, or lunching on a plate of pasta
in the Vatican, and about to bring to the confession booth
a whiff of garlic and Frascati Classico, or he’s that man 
on his knees in Cleveland begging for forgiveness.


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