Khalid Hussain (khalid_hussain) wrote,
Khalid Hussain

Četvrtak 15 Džumade-l-uhra 1437

Planet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Jupiter

Prophet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Moses

Lunar phase: Full Moon - Fulfillment (Phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

The Sun is in 3 Aries (in my 7th house): Two lovers strolling on a secluded walk. (Symbol for 4 Aries from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

Overnight, the Moon will enter my 2nd house.

I am at the conference. My trip here went smoothly, and I was able to check in to my room early (rather than have to wait until getting back from the conference at night). I had a good (but messy) Mexican sandwich for lunch at a popular local restaurant. The conference--not surprisingly, given that the topic is the late electroacoustic music of Italian composer Luigi Nono--has the feel of a European conference about it, which I prefer to the business-meeting atmosphere of a number of American academic conferences. The open rehearsal this evening was interesting, but I'm not sure the perormers were quite ready for the specfic critical feedback they got from the European musicians who had worked with the composers (or with people associated with him).

I was concerned about stepping into such a concentrated experience, given the fact that I have been living a fairly reclusive existence at home for the past couple of months. It is tiring, but I am doing pretty well so far. I did find a quiet time after dinner to sit and read some Žižek and to text my brother, whose cat passed away today.

And so, to bed.



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