December 23, 2011
December 15, 2011
On the 14th of January 2011 Josep Pons (orchestra conductor) and Javier Perianes (pianist) had their debut performance with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Centre.
Music by Ginastera Dances from Estancia
Piazzolla Aconcagua: Concerto for Bandoneon
De Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain
De Falla The Three-Cornered Hat – Suite No 2
Josep Pons conductor.
Pablo Mainetti bandoneon.
Javier Perianes piano.
Pons’ performance inspired the painting shown in the video.
(The music in the background does not belong to this particular concert) the artist is Mexican pianist Silvia Navarrete playing Manuel de Falla).
Video removed by you-tube.
December 1, 2011
Göbekli Tepe is an archaeological site atop a mountain ridge in the Southeastern Anatolia Region of modern-day Turkey, approximately 12 km (7 mi) northeast of the city of ?anl?urfa. The tell has a height of 15 m (49 ft) and is about 300 m (980 ft) in diameter.It is approximately 760 m (2,490 ft) above sea level.The tell includes two phases of ritual use dating back to the 10th–8th millennium BCE. During the first phase, pre-pottery Neolithic A (PPNA), circles of massive T-shaped stone pillars were erected, the world’s oldest known megaliths. More than 200 pillars in about 20 circles are currently known through geophysical surveys. Each pillar has a height of up to 6 m (20 ft) and a weight of up to 20 tons. They are fitted into sockets that were hewn out of the bedrock. In the second phase, Pre-Pottery Neolithic B (PPNB), the erected pillars are smaller and stood in rectangular rooms, also with floors of polished lime. The site was abandoned after the PPNB-period. Younger structures date to classical times.