THE LIST

what I am seeing, reading, hearing, tasting, and experiencing of note

Dom Casmurro, Machado de Assis

For in the addict’s dream
sprout stainless steel flowers,
endless iron blades,
eye-droppers of oil,
water-dippers of zinc,
saws of marine cut.

It’s like the inside of a star,
the light in these toolshops —
there in their own splendour
are the essential nails,
the invincible latchkeys,
the bubbles in spirit levels
and the tangles of wire.

They have a whale’s heart,
these tool shops of the port —
they’ve swallowed all the seas,
all the bones of ships,
waves and ancient tides
come together there
and leave behind in that stomach
barrels which rumble about,
ropes like gold arteries,
anchors as heavy as planets,
long and intricate chains
like intestines of the whale itself
and harpoons it swallowed, swimming
east from the Gulf of Penas.

The Citizen, Pablo Neruda

I went into the tool shops
in all innocence
to buy a simple hammer
or some vague scissors.
I should never have done it.
Since then and restlessly
I devote my time to steel,
to the most shadowy tools:
hoes bring me to my knees,
horseshoes enslave me.

I am troubled all week,
chasing aluminum clouds,
elaborate screws,
bars of silent nickel,
unnecessary door-knockers,
and now the tool shops
are aware of my addiction —
they see me come into the cave
with my wild madman’s eyes
and see that I pine for
curious smoky things
which no one would want to buy
and which I only goggle at.

anchors as heavy as planets,
long and intricate chains
like intestines of the whale itself
and harpoons it swallowed, swimming
east from the Gulf of Penas.

Once I entered, I never left
and never stopped going back;
and I’ve never got away from
the aura of tool shops.
It’s like my home ground,
it teaches me useless things,
it drowns me like nostalgia.

What can I do? There are single men
in hotels, in bachelor rooms;
there are patriots with drums
and inexhaustible fliers
who rise and fall in the air.

I am not in your world.
I’m a dedicated citizen,
I belong to the tool shops.

—Translated by Alastair Reid

Bagatelles op.9

Anton Webern

Uncle Meat

Mothers of Invention

Good Vibrations

Beach Boys

Nord

Paolo Conti

Pina 2011

Pina Bausch, Wim Wenders

About Silence
John Cage

4'33"
John Cage, David Tudor

Music of Changes (1951)

John Cage

Deep Listening A Composers's Sound Practice, Pauline Oliveras

https://www.amazon.de/Deep-Listening-Composers-Sound-Practice/dp/0595343651/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&crid=1MG80KDIC7CK8&dchild=1&keywords=deep+listening+oliveros&qid=1593346740&sprefix=deep+list%2Caps%2C175&sr=8-1

Experimental Music Since 1970, Jennie Gottschalk

https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/1628922478/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Pina Bausch, Royd Climenhaga

https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/0815385595/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

A Book of Surrealist Games, Mel Gooding

https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/1570620849/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

A Geometer of Sound Crystals: A Book on Philip Herschkowitz, Dimitri M. Smirnov

https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/1978167040/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Anton von Webern: The Path to the New Music, Willi Reich

https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B009SV1IUI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Anton Webern (20th Century Composers), Malcolm Hayes

https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/0714831573/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The Musical Idea: And the Logic, Technique, and Art of Its Presentation, Arnold Schoenberg

https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/0253218357/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists, Kay Larson​

https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/1594203407/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

For the Birds: John Cage in Conversation with Daniel Charles, John Cage

https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/0714526916/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century, Nate Chinen

https://www.amazon.de/Playing-Changes-Jazz-New-Century/dp/1101870346/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=playing+changes&qid=1592139584&sr=8-1