". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Composition Prize

Vaquero's one of the judges this year for a juried prize that goes to an original music score by a Cuban composer.

UPS delivered the box of scores. By the size there must be a million of them.

It is sitting in the middle of the space where I put my mat for my floor workout.

This cannot be allowed.

Where will I put it, until Vaquero gets back from NO again (he's there for the Tennessee Williams Festival -- doing a panel about now on the Gulf and New Orleans) and can take it to the office?

Argh! I can't work out until I move this carton. Today is mat work. Yesterday was cardio-vascular. Argh!


Renegade Eye said...

The music score job is really great.

Is it CDs or paper scores?

Foxessa said...

Well, being on the jury for a music composition prize isn't a 'job.' You certainly do not get paid for it.

These are paper scores. It's the composition, not the performance, that is judged. CDs wouldn't work for that. You can read a score far faster than hearing one.

Love, C.