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Nocturne Paintings Early 2017

Here’s a selection of Nocturne paintings that I painted in early 2017. The one above is one of my favorites. It amazed me that halfway through that painting  the big dipper started rising behind the church. 291 more words

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Nocturne Paintings From the Summer of 2016

The last few years I’ve started painting many nocturne paintings from life. Which of course means staying up late! Sometimes till 1 or 2 in the morning. 221 more words

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Short Story 1: Kazuo Ishiguro, Crooner

It seemed like a good idea to start my short story reading project with the most recent winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, Kazuo Ishiguro. 571 more words

Short Story Reading Project

Nocturnes Interview // Introducing

We have been following this mystical, ambient Irish band, Nocturnes, since Dublin’s Hard Working Class Heroes Festival last year, only we discovered (sadly too late) that they were playing a different venue altogether!

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Fazil Say´s Chopin Nocturnes - Charming

Fazil Say

Fazil Say, a classical pianist from Turkey usually doesn’t leave people cold. Its often a love it or hate it affair.

The first time I heard Fazil was in a duo with a similarly polarising artist, Patricia Kopachinskaya, playing the Beethoven sonatas. 237 more words

Album Review

Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall

“Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall” by Kazuo Ishiguro
(First publication: 2009 / This edition: Faber and Faber 2010)
Taken during a Sunday outing with my mother at Blue Whale Maharaj…
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Sad And Beautiful

Fifty Year Friday: Arthur Rubinstein "Chopin: The Nocturnes, Pink Floyd "Pipers at the Gates of Dawn"

It’s not very difficult to make the case for Chopin being the greatest composer for the piano of the last 190 years.  I chose 190 years, since Beethoven was around until 1827, and its irrelevant, and even irreverent, to compare Beethoven and Chopin. 2,348 more words