No.249 July/August 2008
6 ON YER BIKE 6 REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL 7 SONGS FOR ACTION 8 ARTISTS’ PROJECT EARTH
MUSIC FOR TRANSFORMATION
10 WHAT IS MUSIC? ANNIE LENNOX Music is a wonderful gift to humanity.
12 CONVERSATIONS AND CROSSROADS MARK KIDEL Musical traditions need both openness and protection to evolve.
15 LETTING GO HOWARD MILNER Singing connects us to our feelings.
16 A LIVING FORCE GAVIN HENDERSON Dartington Summer School nurtures the alchemy of music.
18 BEAUTY SPEAKS IAN SKELLY Music, like Nature, is made up of harmonic patterns.
22 INSPIRATION AND CONTEMPLATION SARA MOHR-PIETSCH Music inspired by the sounds and forces of Nature.
24 COLOURFUL LEARNING MICHAEL MAXWELL STEER A new approach to teaching music.
27 FREESTYLING BRIAN ENO Acapella: the joy of making a beautiful sound.
28 SONGS OF CONSCIENCE
Homage to Claude Debussy by Raoul Dufy © ADAGP, PARIS AND DACS, LONDON 2008/BRIDGEMAN ART LIBRARY
30 SUBLIME EXPRESSION PHILIP MARSDEN Nature is being re-examined by modern writers.
32 BACK TO OUR ROOTS LORNA HOWARTH Nurturing the soil for future generations.
Photographs on pages 2 and 3: Bob Marley COURTESY: GOOGLE; Yehudi Menuhin PHOTO
GRAPH: AP PHOTO/ECKEHARD SCHULZ; Bob Geldof PHOTOGRAPH: AP PHOTO/LEFTERIS PITARAKIS; Satyagraha PHOTOGRAPH: CLIVE BARDA/ArenaPAL; Joan Baez and Bob Dylan PHOTOGRAPH: AP
34 BURNING ICE DAVID BUCKLAND An introduction to the Cape Farewell Project.
37 FROZEN LIGHT ANGUS McDONALD The sublime wonder of sea ice.
38 MELTING GODS NICK HUNT Climate change even affects our religious beliefs.
40 COLD CONTINENT MARTIN REDFERN The changing nature of Antarctica.
at the heart of earth, art and spirit
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MUSIC FOR TRANSFORMATION Guest Editor: Annie Lennox
Miniture steel drums in a craft market, Tobago
PHOTOGRAPH: ANNA WATSON/AXIOM
2 WELCOME SATISH KUMAR
42 VOICE FROM THE SOUTH VANDANA SHIVA
44 SLOW TRAVEL MERLIN SHELDRAKE
46 LETTER FROM AMERICA DANIEL BELLOW
47 RECIPES DAPHNE LAMBERT
48 GARDENING BRIGITTE NORLAND
50 LETTERS TO THE EDITORS
ILLUSTRATORS SANDY BROWN is a ceramicist and Art Advisor to Resurgence. BRIAN HANSCOMB is a painter and engraver living in Cornwall. MATT KENYON illustrates for The Guardian.
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