Listen to “The Mourning of Lives”

Performed by :
Samira Bouria, soprano
Marie-Noëlle Bette and Elise Artoisenet, piano
Recorded live at the Abbey of Lacambre, Brussels, on 26 January 2007
Live concert recording

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The Mourning of Lives

Thus bear we
Thus breed we
Thus spread we
So right
So wrong

Thus breed we
Deck the halls
Thus own we
Sow the fields
Of folly
So right
So wrong

Sore of pride
Thus spread we
Breed on
Spread on
Sow the oceans
Of glory

Spread the flesh
Breed the blood
Of thy enemy
So right
So wrong

Thus spread we
Thus bear we
Beyond eternity
Thus shed we
The free drops
Of slavery

So bear we
So dare we
No threat
No fear

Thus burn we
The daily bread
Of joy

Thus take we
The quenching smile
Of a child
For this starving
Stomach of (y)earnings
No thirst

No hunger
For granted

Thus breed we
Thus bear we
As bloating blisters
Spluttering tears
Of agony
The oppulent bliss
Of blind envy

Thus bear we
Thus breed we
Thus spread we
So right
So wrong
In the seas
Of sorrow
And the mountains
Of torn

P.K. Takahashi


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NEW FACES Hybrid 1

Introduction :

Most of these drawings were made using ballpoint pens on paper. Most of these drawings have a "holographic" effect when you move them, yourself or the light source around.

NEW FACES Hybrid 2

NEW FACES Hybrid 2

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Music and Improvisation

To illustrate my passion for music, I have also included just one composition of mine for soprano voice and piano four-hands, based on a poem I wrote called "The Mourning of Lives" (see under "Technique and Composition").

My music website

Visual effects : hidden letters and shapes come out unexpectedly !

The Greeting Card : Space in Sound

The Furoshiki Design Project :

Design for Japanese furoshiki textile : NEW FACES Classy Blue

The Furoshiki Project : NEW FACES Furoshiki Classy Blue

We have been developing new motifs for making Japanese wrapping textiles called furoshikis. A furoshiki is a square piece of cloth, usually made of chirimen silk or cotton. Furoshikis come in different standard sizes, but we chose 75cm x 75cm.

NEW FACES Furoshiki - 紅葉 (Momiji)

NEW FACES Furoshiki - 紅葉 (Momiji)

The NEW FACES motif, consisting of organically shaped squares, has been adapted to the Japanese furoshiki. What you are seeing here are the first of a series of original furoshiki designs made with the unique ballpoint pen design technique featured on this website.

New furoshiki prototypes will be exhibited soon in Brussels.

Design for Japanese furoshiki textile : NEW FACES Black

The Furoshiki Project : NEW FACES Furoshiki Black

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