Category Archives: Listening to Orpheus

The descent of Orpheus

Listening to Orpheus (16) Inspired by Monteverdi’s opera, L’Orféo and a personal interpretation of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice this performance on film is an exploration of the ephemeral nature of life and universal human fears, such as … Continue reading

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Primordial Void

Listening to Orpheus (15) Adyashanti on the challenge to discover the primordial void. As Orpheus followed Eurydice into the underworld, we follow our longing to dissolve into nothingness. Adyashanti Talk ” Rooted in the Primordial” (1:47 hr)

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God, what darkness…

Listening to Orpheus (14) Fidelio is Beethoven’s only opera. He struggled with it and called it “the martyr’s crown”. It is the reverse story of Orpheus. Florestan is imprisoned and his wife Leonore follows him to save him. In his … Continue reading

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Because he looked back

Listening to Orpheus (13) Philip Pullman on the myth of Orpheus. “The power resides in the events, not in the telling”

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Difficult is closer to the truth

Listening to Orpheus (12) What is a man required to give up to become eligible to dare the descent into the underworld and reemerge with something really new, radically different and groundbreaking ? This is a full length movie exploring the … Continue reading

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How do you live your dream ?

Listening to Orpheus (8) This series is really about discovering the creative flow in all of us. How do you approach it, how do you work with it and how do you align the appearance of the outside world with … Continue reading

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Orpheus entering the Hades

 Listening to Orpheus (11) The second movement of Beethoven’s 4th piano concerto is said to have been  been inspired by Orpheus entering the Hades. L v Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 G Major – II. Andante con moto, D Barenboim

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The trees gather around Orpheus

   THE TREES GATHER AROUND ORPHEUS There was a hill whose summit was an open level plain with fresh green turf, a place which had no shade. But when that poet, born of gods, sat down and struck his lyre … Continue reading

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A god can do it

A god can do it. But will you tell me how a man can enter through the lyre’s strings? Our mind is split. And at the shadowed crossing of heart-roads, there is no temple for Apollo. Song, as you have … Continue reading

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The linden tree

Listening to Orpheus (10) Today I took a photograph of the 600 years old linden tree standing  in the old courtyard of the Eroica House.  Ludwig van  Beethoven lodged there  over the summer until late autumn of 1803 and  wrote … Continue reading

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