‘A genuine (rather than fictive) but obscure Central Victorian alt. rock band of the 1990s called Goya’s Child are alluded to in The City of Quartz. Click below to hear some of their songs
The following talk/presentation, delivered at the Aradale Creativity Retreat in 2014, speculates on certain traditional ‘supernatural’ or ‘paranormal’ anomalies/phenomena that might warrant New Science perspectives. The idea of the talk was to encourage creative people to engage with the findings of the New Physics and move beyond Classical Science perspectives on a range of sometimes inexplicable phenomena.
Are you interested in some of the New Science thinking behind The City of Quartz and the Transmedia project Songs of the Interstitium? Have a read of the following article, entitled ‘Trickster Gods and the Quantum Muse’ . The article began as a talk delivered to the Philosophy in the Library group, at Bendigo Library back in 2012.
The third novel in the Songs of the Interstitium series will be entitled Library of the Beautiful Hybrids. In this book Rowan Sweeney is an experimental poet performing at venues across Europe, North Africa, the US and the Middle East. He becomes fascinated (in 2012) by the cosmological significance of three mythic beings: Thoth, Sesheta/Seshat and Saraswati – ancient Egyptian and Indian deities of creativity respectively. He writes Awake in the Chamber of Darkness – The Egyptian Sequence of poems during his travels whilst debating New Science perspectives on mystic experiences with his lover and fellow performer. See also individual poems from the sequence: Our Biosemiotic Clay is African; Hypatia and the Ruined Serapeum and The Australian Ibis published at Poetry Life and Times (UK/Spain) in 2015-16] Two other poems: ‘The Great Library’ and ‘Thoth Meditates on Imperial Hubris’ appeared in Painted Words 2015.
Note: A talk entitled: ‘Hermes, Thoth and Seshat: (Un)heralded Gods of the Postmodern Transition’, was delivered by Ian Irvine (Hobson) on Monday August 3rd, 2015 for Philosophy in the Library (at the Bendigo Library). Listen to edited versions of Part One and Part Two of the talk posted at Soundcloud.
Interstitium is a central Victorian alternative rock band straddling at least two parallel realities. The band features in the novel ‘The City of Quartz’ – the first book in the Songs of the Interstitium transmedia project launched recently. Twelves songs by the band – which were translated using ‘quantum translation software’ – played at a concert held at Dinas Yarkuk in 1997 are featured at the Reverbnation site (see link below). Various characters from the novel also feature at the Reverbnation site. Go to: Interstitium. See also a QTS live translation of the full concert at Soundcloud: Dinas Yarkuk (Interstitium live. See also embedded content below.
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