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  • Koen 10:10 am on May 22, 2013 Permalink
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    Returning in the afternoon, I stretched … 

    Returning in the afternoon, I stretched myself, dead tired, on a hard couch, awaiting the long-desired hour of sleep.
    It did not come; but I fell into a kind of somnolent state, in which I suddenly felt as though I were sinking in swiftly flowing water. The rushing sound formed itself in my brain into a musical sound, the chord of E flat major, which continually re-echoed in broken forms; these broken chords seemed to be melodic passages of increasing motion, yet the pure triad of E flat major never changed, but seemed by its continuance to impart infinite significance to the element in which I was sinking.
    I awoke in sudden terror from my doze, feeling as though the waves were rushing high above my head. I at once recognised that the orchestral overture to the Rheingold, which must long have lain latent within me, though it had been unable to find definite form, had at last been revealed to me.
    I then quickly realised my own nature: the stream of life was not to flow to me from without, but from within.

    – Richard Wagner: 22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883

  • Koen 3:39 am on January 3, 2013 Permalink
    Tags: 1966 quartet, , , queen, wagner   

    After iTunes decided to sell music & vid … 

    After iTunes decided to sell music & video to Indonesian market, I almost completely stopped using my iTunes US account and now prefer my Indonesian account. The first music I bought was Beethoven’s 5th and 6th symphonies, played in piano by Glenn Gould. He also plays Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll.

    But just a couple days ago iTunes offered me to see 1966 Quartet. It is a quartet of four asian girls, playing Michael Jackson’s music in classical & new age style. I downloaded some music, and got impressed by how they played Ben. The next day, I explored more, to find that 1966 Quartet also plays Queen and the Beatles with the same way. I spent my morning now with their performance of Queen reinterpreted as semi-classical music. Extraordinary 🙂

  • Koen 1:51 pm on November 27, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: wagner, why   

    But why Wagner? I guess, like the other … 

    But why Wagner?
    I guess, like the other kinds of human being, I need human touch & support. But, by being the sceptic & cynical me, and by being extremely rational (yet trying to be empathic, in term of understanding the human mind observed from multi sides), sometimes I just have to let myself out of emotion support from the others. In those times, I have Wagner.

  • Koen 6:23 am on November 19, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , corruption, reptil, , wagner   

    Young Siegfried! That large reptile you … 

    Young Siegfried! That large reptile you are facing is only Fafner the greedy giant. With the golden ring he gains the power, with the tarnhelm he sets his thousand faces, covering his rotten heart. Siegfried, the fearless, you are not weak. Your pen is sharper than any sword. The giant’s heart is beating fearfully facing your sharp mind.
    Siegfried … your time now!

  • Koen 2:51 pm on June 21, 2009 Permalink
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    Many dreams and journeys have passed, wi … 

    Many dreams and journeys have passed, without Wagner’s music. He’s replaced by Vasks, Gershwin, or silence. Sometime some things are attached to us like mind and soul. Then one day we decide not even to think about it with no apparent reason. Oh, I’ve just got a pouch of Toraja coffee, similar to Kopi Kampung.

  • Koen 11:53 am on April 29, 2009 Permalink
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    Wotan: Kau yang tahu perintahku, dan kau … 

    Wotan: Kau yang tahu perintahku, dan kau juga yang melanggarnya.
    Brunnhilde: Aku merenungi apa yang kau inginkan sebelum keharusan menyusun tatanan itu.
    Wotan: Itu kesalahanmu juga — menganggapku lemah. Aku menimbang bahwa tata dunia lebih penting daripada secuil kemanusiaan.
    Brunnhilde: Tapi kamu juga yang menghembuskan rasa sayang di jiwaku.
    Wotan: Jalani saja hukumanmu.

    • yudhi 8:39 am on May 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      wagner yang saya tau adalah wagner yg dulu sempat diidolakan sebegitu tingginya oleh nietzche, dan lalu disindir abis2an ketika dia (wagner) akhirnya merit, hihihi.

  • Koen 11:04 am on April 3, 2009 Permalink
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    Siegfried Act 1: Anak muda putarkan pen … 

    Siegfried Act 1:
    Anak muda putarkan penghantam baja
    Menggada baja bakal pedang adikuasa
    Dan orang tua yang meramu sesayur
    Dengan nafsu mencengkeram semesta

  • Koen 9:27 am on March 12, 2009 Permalink
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    Wotan: “Aku tak bisa melakukannya sendi … 

    Wotan: “Aku tak bisa melakukannya sendiri karena terikat sumpah. Maka kubimbing manusia bebas untuk cara menjalani hidupnya. Lalu biarlah ia yang akan menegakkan harmoni semesta.”
    Fricka: “Ia bukan manusia bebas, selama ia menjalani hidupnya mengikuti inspirasi langsung darimu. Musnahkan ia.”

  • Koen 11:12 am on February 26, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: quote, wagner   

    “I hate this fast growing tendency to c … 

    “I hate this fast growing tendency to chain men to machines in big factories and deprive them of all joy in their efforts – the plan will lead to cheap men and cheap products.” — Richard Wagner

  • Koen 10:58 am on February 24, 2009 Permalink
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    After days with Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, these days I’m accompanied by Act 1 of Wagner’s Die Walküre. A philosophy embedded in music, as I used to say. I mean, even the music. Umwertung aller Werte. Umwertung aller Werte :). The greatness and the absurdity, blended. The greatness of life. So silly. So great.

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