Kılıç Ali Paşa Camii

Kılıç Ali Paşa Camii, originally uploaded by hindoglu.

Was there. Seen it, touched it, lived to write about it.

updated: 4.12.2009

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HUGO in the sky tomorrow in BERN

My good buddy and partner in celestial crimes, Rudolf von Steiger, and his buddies Daniel Schümperli and Lukas Frey are giving a concert tomorrow at the Natural History Museum in Bern at 19:30. For reservations call +41 31 350 71 11.

It will be a geeky concert. What the trio does is to take atmospheric data collected for scientific purposes and improvise music to the cosmic bits. It is sort of hard to describe, but it will be worthwhile to go and listen for the experience of turning the factual into the sensual.

NB: Rudi is a director at the International Space Science Instiute at the University of Bern. Daniel is s molecular biologist, and I heard rumours that he is molecular himself even while playing the clarinet, while Lukas is a geographer having an affair with a contrabass.

Trade, Silk, Wool and Himalaya

I am extending to you an invitation that my friend Marianne de Pury has sent for an upcoming exposition and sale event of silk and wool accessories made by craftswomen in the Himalayas. The events will take place both in Geneva and Bern, on October 31, November 1 and November 7-8 respectively. For more details click on the link above.

I will skip the lecture on the relevance of trade in humanitarian aid and economic development.

PS: Marianne de Pury is a composer and theater director. Her son Julian Thompson, a painter living in Neuchâtel, has an upcoming exhibition “Mises en Scènes” from the 21st of October to the 22 of November at the Théâtre du passage gallerie and chez max et meuron restaurant in Neuchâtel.