My name has the perfect number of characters.
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In its fifth year, the dialogue series “Brainwave” will bring together members of all walks of life and neuroscientists at the Rubin Museum of Art. Taking place at the convergence of art and science, this year’s topic is memory, in all of its imperfectly human glory.
This year a rousing set of talks, performances, screenings and discussions have been curated by some of the world’s brightest minds. Running from February until the end of March, topics will cover a range of subjects such as why we forget the shopping list with Laurie Anderson and Dean Buonomano to how we can live a fuller, freer life with lama Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche and Marsha Lucas.
For a full schedule of Brainwave Events and Screenings, visit: rmanyc.org/brainwave
Lots of great events! Laurie Anderson and Daniel Kahneman!
Dan Tepfer will be playing the Goldberg Variations / Variations at Rubin Museum of Art on Wednesday December 21st!
Rubin Museum of Art | 150 W 17th St, NYC | www.rmanyc.org
Filmed by Kelvin Surgener
I’m going to this!
Faegheh Atashin (born 1950, Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian singer and actress who was one of Iran’s most popular and enduring entertainers despite being banned from performing for some 20 years following the Iranian Revolution (1978–79).
Called “Googoosh” from birth, she began singing and acting at a young age, performing with her father, an entertainer, when she was a toddler and making her first film at age seven. She later appeared in such movies as Partgahe makhouf (1963; Cliff of Fear), Sheitune bala (1965; The Naughty One), and Panjereh (1970; “The Window”). In the 1970s Googoosh was at the height of her film and music career and was widely emulated by Iranian women; in addition to listening to her music, they copied her clothing (miniskirts) and her short haircut (known as the “Googooshy”). In 1979, however, Iran was declared an Islamic republic, and a number of cultural restrictions were introduced; women were no longer allowed to sing in public, and pop music was banned. Although most Iranian performers chose to leave the country, Googoosh, who was visiting the United States at the time of the revolution, returned home. She was jailed briefly and thereafter led a reclusive life.
Do Panjereh by her is one of the best songs ever
I’m personally a big fan of Talagh. Tumblr needs more Googoosh.
I wonder what she is doing right now. Some Iranian artists manage to circumnavigate the censors and produce incredible work. Abbas Kiarostami is a notable example. Limits during creation can improve the end-result, and Kiarostami’s films show a delicate balance between restriction and freedom. On the other hand, it is extremely sad to see that other artists, like Googoosh, quit their artistic practice.
Overture to Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro,” accompanied by a bar-graph score. Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson, renowned Icelandic tenor Kristján Jóhannsson and a group of Icelandic opera singers, now performing a rendition of this masterpiece at Abrons Art Center until midnight tonight, November 19. Free and open to the public to come in and out.
I love music as art.