Comments on: Red is an old-fashioned colour ResCen: Centre for Research into Creation in the Performing Arts Thu, 21 Jan 2010 00:03:14 +0000 hourly 1 By: Kathryn Edwards Kathryn Edwards Thu, 26 Nov 2009 20:43:12 +0000 Aah, thank you! Have read this several times today, enjoying it as a rich soundtrack somehow more vivid than a visual image.

Meanwhile, London’s British Library is advertising a lunchtime event entitled ‘Sounds like winter’:

‘December means different things to different people. Chanukah, Eid ul-Adha, the Nativity, Winter Solstice, Yuletide, rutting stags, pantomime and busy shops are just some of the memories evoked by the mere mention of that time of year which means so much to so many. Drawing from the extensive sound collections of the British Library Sound Archive, enjoy lively discussion – and hear – what this seasonal time of year brings, through radio, music, wildlife sounds, spoken word recordings and more.’

How to understand or interpret a place or culture? Your Wei Yingwu poem is an up-to-the-minute account of a stroll on Hampstead Heath, and yet I have no idea what slice of the diversity of life is in yesterday’s glass jar . . .