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The Lydians were an ancient people who lived in what is now Turkey
during the Iron Age.
The Lydians developed a way to determine the quality of gold
with what is called a Lydian Stone
–flat pieces of basanite.

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A piece of gold would be dragged across the stone
so that it leaves a scratch mark.
The color of the mark was the objective determinate.
If it looked red, or coppery, the gold was not pure
and
was an alloy.
If the mark was bright yellow, the gold was pure.
The Lydians would make charts for color comparison.

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The purity of the gold became visible to those
who knew what to look for
and
who had the capacity to discern
what was pure gold.

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Note images above:
middle – an ancient Lydian Stone showing the mark of pure gold
top + bottom – showing the marks of gold and gold alloys on a touchstone

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RESURRECTION/EXODUS                                                          Catherine L. Johnson  1996

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TOUCHSTONE

The Lydian Stone has become known by another name:
touchstone.
You touch the gold to the stone,
and
then the value becomes apparent by its mark.

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A

touchstone

is used by contemporaneous jewelers to determine
if a gold metal is pure gold or an “illusion of purity”
which is an alloy masterfully blended
with just enough “truth” of gold
mixed with copper and other alloys
to make it appear to look like pure gold.

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The lesser qualities of gold
are mixed with copper and other alloys
to make it look like gold, without being pure gold –
that is the difference between 14 karat and 24 karat.  

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The word,

touchstone,

has evolved over the centuries,

but still

“suggests a simple test of the authenticity

or

value of something intangible.”

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The word/construct of

touchstone

is a

beautiful metaphor

to discern/align/sense intuitively/analyze
what is

truly authentic,

rare,

a sincere gold standard

in other areas of life other than gold metal:
the mark of genius in diverse fields of creative exploration;
the mark of personal character;
the mark of inspiring leadership;
the mark of an anam cara in one’s life;
the mark of a revolutionary paradigm shift;
the mark of courage
and
so forth.

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The fabricated/commercial platforms
of social media
is an alloy
and
a substitute of true intimacy.
Social media platforms
provide a stage/a theatre
to perform
“an illusion of truth” without a touchstone
to test the authenticity of its”truth-telling”

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The SONICS of TRUE GENIUS is SENSED.

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It is critical that those

anointed

with

GENIUS

step UP

and

educate/demonstrate

WHAT the sound of pure crystal IS

and

WHAT the look of pure gold IS 

and

WHAT the touch of pure love IS 

and

WHAT the taste of authenticity IS.

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INTEGRITY
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Ha!

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Above:
example of Walter Benjamin’s essay
on the

POWER

of the

ORIGINAL

and  
its craven various,
deconstructed,
decontextualized 
copies.
“ART IN THE AGE OF MECHANICAL REPRODUCTION”

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GRACE #8

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40″ H x 26″ W
2017

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The last GRACE painting of the 40″H x 26″W scale.

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Please click on each image to enlarge.

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Please click on the links below for the GRACE series:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/737-grace-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-2017-catherine-l-johnson-pablo-neruda-of-everything-i-have-seen-what-am-i-to-do-love-loved-one/

 

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/07/21/741-moving-grace-movinggrace-gracemoving-j-s-bach-the-six-cello-suites-pau-casals-recorded-193639/

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NOTE:
The color of the GRACE series cannot be translated digitally.

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Like all of my art,
the experience is only known with an actual experience.

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The color is custom and arrived after intensive experimentation
to resonate with the sonics/vibration
of the color
with the hue in my imagination.

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The color is a blush, an orchid blue
 which oscillates,
slowly and suddenly,
from the full color
to white
depending on the ambient light
and
the position of the viewer.

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Dynamic attending likened to
intentional open hearted
listening
to an improvisational solo cello performance
– the spaces are the silent intervals.
Meditative.
Serene.
Hushed.
Quiet.
 Whispering.
Intimate.
Loving.
Eternal.
Visceral.

Sweet rapture.

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The text is inscribed in graphite,
and washed over with paint
quieting its voice to a sweet whisper.
The second part of the text:
I AM YOUR GRACE
is inscribed
and
is visible when one attends carefully
echoing the lower circle
– a hovering cycling circle.
Whispers whispering

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THE GRACE SERIES IS A COUNTERACTION

TO THE CONSTANT BOMBASTIC BARRAGE

DEAFENING OUR NATION’S /WORLD’S

SENSES SINCE NOVEMBER 2016.

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ART HAS THE CAPACITY TO CAUSE THE SUBLIME.

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DONALD TRUMP’S DESPICABLE WORDS 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2017/08/14/donald-trumps-despicable-words/?utm_term=.b20d4324e166#comments
“…Here we are in the year of our lord 2017
and
the president of the United States lacks the moral courage
to condemn Nazis and white supremacists.
And they are not even making it difficult.
They are saluting like Nazis
and
waving Nazi flags
and
chanting like Nazis
and
spewing hatred like Nazis.
Maya Angelou was not wrong.
When someone tells you who they are, believe them.
Especially if what that person is telling you is “I am a Nazi.”
Barely, after two days,
he has managed to mumble that their ideology
has (should have) no place in our society.
Silence sells hats, I guess…
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…At some point you have to judge more than just the act of fighting.
You have to judge what the fighting is for.
Some principles are worth fighting for, and others are not.
Certain truths used to be self-evident,
to quote a man whose words were often better than he was.
But to Trump, they aren’t.
Trump’s words are no better than he is.
They are terrible words.
They are the worst words.”

 

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Donald Trump, from His Tower, RAGES at “the Other Side” in Charlottesville
http://www.newyorker.com/news/amy-davidson-sorkin/donald-trump-from-his-tower-rages-at-the-other-side-in-charlottesville

 

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The genius/guiding sonics,
the exquisite brilliant sonic stars,
ARTISTS,
whose sonics called out the pearl of the GRACE series
from the deep night sea of my imagination:

Anthony Cox’s DARK METALS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5BiW9cKA_o&list=PLlncbYlXsunLkCfZkt-XiTpA3TWUewHVk

+

Charles Lloyd’s Modern Quartet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJL4qx9xUCg&t=4s

 

 

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ART HAS THE CAPACITY TO CAUSE THE SUBLIME.

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SWEET CHRISTMAS!

LOOK OUT WORLD!

YES, ABSOLUTELY

MOVING FORWARD!!!!!

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LUKE CAGE

and

how to survive while helping others survive

https://www.popmythology.com/luke-cage-how-to-survive-helping-others-to-survive/

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XXVII Festival Jazz en Lima

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PROGRAMACIÓN

Lunes 17 – Nicotina es primavera
Martes 18 – Ken Ychicawa Cuarteto
Miércoles 19 – Banda Círculor Polar (Perú) & Assaf Kehati Trio
Jueves 20 – Giuliana Soscia & Pino Jodice Duet (Italia) & Zav (Perú)
Viernes 21 – Lima Interescolar Big Band (Perú)

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Sábado / 22 de Abril 2017/ Performance

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ANTHONY COX TRIO

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“LOS BLAQUEROS”

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Zhenya Strigalev

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ANTHONY COX TRIO 

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“LOS BLAQUEROS”

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Members:

Andrés Prado Loayza – Peruvian

Anthony Woodridge Cox – North American

Brandon Philip Wozniak – North American

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TRANSLATION:

After five days of meetings with important musicians,
on Saturday the 22nd

is the renowned British saxophonist and Russian composer

Zhenya Strigalev,
described as one of the most captivating young musicians in England
to receive the full scholarship granted by the Royal Academy of Music From London.

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Finally,
with the support of the

Embassy of the United States of America,

The

ANTHONY COX TRIO

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“LOS BLAQUEROS”

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Terna Festival,

composed by

Anthony Cox,
Brandon Wozniak
+
Andres Prado,

is closing

to offer a show of

great quality

backed

by

their

REMARKABLE

and

VARIED

TRAJECTORIES!!!!!

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LOS BLAQUEROS 

NEW BREED LEADER –  ANTHONY COX (CENTER)
FLANKED BY
ANDRES PRADA (L)
 BRANDON WOZNIAK (R)

 

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 VESNA is the goddess of SPRING in Slavic mythology!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vesna

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My EASTER bouquet BONNET from my sweet sister!

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VINTAGE BUNNY RABBIT CHOCOLATE MOLD

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YOUR SONIC RI/SINGS CHOCOLATES:

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CHARLES LLOYD

&

THE MARVELS

with

Bill Frisell + Greg Liesz

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 SACREDSOULSUBLIMESONICS

PREMIERCHOCOLATESFORSOULHOPERI/SINGS!!!

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Charles Lloyd: sax
Bill Frisell: electric guitar
Greg Leisz: steel guitar
Reuben Rogers: bass
Eric Harland: drums

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 FIRST SET

Masters Of War
Of Course, Of Course
Shenandoah
La Llorona
In My Room
Island Blues
Abide With Me

 

 

SECOND SET

Lady Gabor
Bright Sun
Upon You
Requiem
Dorotea’s Studio
You Are So Beautiful
Sombrero Sam Prayer

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My bunny, JASPAR OBI, English Springer Spaniel! TEN years old on 30 April 2017!

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IMPROVISATIONS

DAWNINGS 

#2/ #3/ #4/ #5/ #6/ #7/ #8/ #9 

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PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE + FOR DETAIL

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK:
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/dawnings-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9

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TO VIEW DAWNING #1, PLEASE CLICK:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/03/21/722-dawning-ecclessonatagminor-2017-catherine-l-johnson-william-xucla-double-bass-recital-2008-eccles-sonata-in-g-minor-tanzania/

 

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DAWNING #2                                                                                Catherine L. Johnson  2017

 

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DAWNING  #3                                                                               Catherine L. Johnson  2017

 

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DAWNING #4                                                                                 Catherine L. Johnson  2017

 

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DAWNING  #5                                                                                Catherine L. Johnson  2017

 

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DAWNING #6                                                                                    Catherine L. Johnson  2017

 

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DAWNING  #7                                                                             Catherine L. Johnson  2017

 

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DAWNING  #8                                                                                  Catherine L. Johnson  2017

 

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DAWNING  #9                                                                             Catherine L. Johnson  2017

 

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THIS IS HEAVEN SONICS: REMARKABLE.  SUBLIME.  BREATHING AWE.
The DAWNINGS were fueled/catalyzed by THIS recording!

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PLEASE CLICK ON LINK BELOW FOR  A COMPREHENSIVE ARTICLE ON:

“Scott LaFaro, The Short Life of a Master Bassist”

http://nepr.net/post/scott-lafaro-short-life-master-bassist#stream/0

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“…In a December 29, 1960 letter addressed to his lover Gloria Gabriel,
the dancer to whom he dedicated “Gloria’s Step,”
Scott LaFaro wrote:

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“One important thing is that I realize day by day
the true artist and musician is becoming
more and more meaningless in terms of public comprehension.
This brings about the situation of whether
I should spend these hours and months
developing what I seem to be able to foresee,
or should I dump it
and
get another job as an entertainer again.
My day consists of such a singular preoccupation
—the physicology of music.
I’m in the position of having nothing
you can put your finger on for sale.”

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BEAUTIFUL + TRUE NORTH INTEGRITY

 

 

 

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Once an artist barrels their art
down the mercantile waterfall,
the integrity
of their unrepeatable/unique/sacred vision is shattered.
Water FALLS.

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WATERFALLS,
for artists,
are a metaphor of risk,
a willingness to trust the FLOW,
knowing the magnitude of the force is SACRED,
and
the FORTITUDE + COURAGE
to dive/soar/break
into a NEW river,
an unknown vision/frontier,
and
uncharted visions
is
REQUISITE!

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Hurricane lamps.

COURAGE TO CREATE. 

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Artists versus entertainers.

CLJ

 

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DAWNING: Eccles/SonataGMinor  #1                                           Catherine L. Johnson  2017

 

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PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE + FOR DETAIL

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK:
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PLEASE CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO VIEW

IMPROVISATIONS

DAWNINGS 

#2/ #3/ #4/ #5/ #6/ #7/ #8/ #9 
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/724-improvisation-dawnings-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-catherine-l-johnson-2017-bill-evans-trio-bill-evans-scott-lafaro-paul-motian/

 

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WILLIAM XUCLA
Double Bass Recital 2008
Eccles: Sonata in G Minor

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A Sukuma mask, Tanzania 

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The Sukuma believe in spirit possession 
and
have a holistic lens of viewing the world as interconnected with all living things,
natural and supernatural.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukuma_people

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