By Jean-Michel Maulpoix
Je saute à pieds joints dans les flaques. N'y voyez pas malice, c'est mon bonheur! J'aurai trois ans en juillet : je marche sur le ciel. Je cours derrière les papillons et bavarde avec les fourmis. Pardonnez-moi si j'arrache les pétales des fleurs et fais tomber les livres de l. a. bibliothèque. Je vide et je remplis. Je construis et détruis. Je fais, puis je défais. J'ai compris qu'en cette vie l'on doit répéter sans cesse les mêmes gestes. Il n'y a pas de dieux au ciel, juste un vieux Père Noël fatigué de ses jouets. Que se passe-t-il dans l. a. tête d'un petit garçon? Pour répondre à cette query, Jean-Michel Maulpoix donne l. a. parole à Louis. Et nous voilà transportés, comme par enchantement, dans le monde inconnu d'un enfant de trois ans, à l. a. fois proche et lointain... brilliant, émouvant, souvent drôle, ce magazine d'une enfant sage est le livre d'un écrivain qui sonde les mystères de l'enfance et celui d'un père qui témoigne de sa tendresse infinie pour son fils.
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He telephoned Richard Buhlig in Los Angeles. Now in his mid-forties, praised for his performances of Bach and Beethoven, Buhlig had been one of the first notable pianists to introduce Schoenberg’s music to concert audiences. Cage asked Buhlig if he would be willing to play Schoenberg piano pieces for his lecture audience. Buhlig declined, but they became friendly. ” Cage had no piano of his own but used the grand piano at the printing shop of his Majorca friend Ward Ritchie—an old ranch house once owned by the cowboy movie star William S.
According to the dancer/teacher Bonnie Bird, the concept came to Cage around March 1939 by accident. She was choreographing Jean Cocteau’s The Marriage at the Eiffel Tower, a saucy romp to which Cage contributed such musical bits as a “quadrille that is a barn dance,” for two pianos and toy instruments. Bird wanted her dancers to come down a brass pole. Its cost proved prohibitive, but she obtained a small piece of such a pole and brought it to the studio where she was about to teach, accompanied on the piano by Cage.
Still, Xenia seems to have found Cornish sedately dull, and felt out of place. She kept in touch with the marine biologist Ed Ricketts, her former lover. “Nobody up here likes to drink the way we do,” she wrote to him. ” She did see Ricketts again.