MIRA BILLOTTE: "A secret diagram of the Universe"

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KOSMOS: MUSIC OF THE SPHERES

AN INSTALLATION BY MIRA BILLOTTE
AUGUST 21st – SEPTEMBER 4TH
THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE AT THE PATTERSON
3134 EASTERN AVENUE, BALTIMORE, MD
WWW.CREATIVEALLIANCE.ORG • 410.276.1651

Artist and musician Mira Billotte (White Magic), focuses on the harmony of the divine ratio between ourselves and the Kosmos. The installation transforms into an environment of spiritual exaltation, a place of ritual, a temple of commune with the Kosmos, bringing forth an ancient instinct, theurgy; the ritual practice of uniting with the divine.

As within us there is a microcosm, so created in this space, a microcosm of the divine macrocosm; sand, sand paintings, Mandalas, fabrics, elements, incense, projections, altar objects, plants, other organic materials and esoteric symbols create a secret diagram of the Universe.

Closing Ceremony
Friday September 4 • 8PM • 10$, 8$ For Members
WHITE MAGIC w/ Zomes (Asa Osbourne from Lungfish) and Daniel Higgs

Led by the haunting vocals of songwriter Mira Billotte, with Sleepy Doug Shaw on guitar, NYC based (and Baltimore connected) White Magic was formed in 2003 and has toured with the likes of Animal Collective, Sonic Youth and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, and has released two EPs and one full length album on the Drag City label, among other limited releases. The band covered “As I Went Out One Morning” for Todd Haynes’ recent Dylan film, as well as appearing on Hal Wilner’s “Rogue’s Gallery” compilation last year. Tonight Billotte offers new spectral sounds, complete with visuals and full regalia, celebrating the close of her mystical exhibition in the Main Gallery. Zomes (with Asa Osbourne from Lungfish) and Daniel Higgs open. Doors @ 8pm. Show @ 9pm. $10. All ages. $8 mbrs, stus.

myspace.com/whitemagicmusic

New trance flow from WHITE RAINBOW (38 minutes!)

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Download: “Bumper Up Raw” – White Rainbow (mp3)

Adam Forkner aka White Rainbow sez:

“this is something i recorded on monday august 24th live in the marriage studio just letting it roll. no edits. raw as fuck. i had just downloaded all of these hip hop drum sample packs on http://4thehood.blogspot.com/search/label/Samplez got the manny fresh, polow da don and three 6 kitz, hence all the killer hand clap samples”

White Rainbow’s next release is New Clouds, a 2LP/1CD/MP3 via Kranky out October 19, 2009.

White Rainbow blog:
http://urbanhonking.com/whiterainbow

White Rainbow myspace:
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'44 PRESIDENTS' by MZA & Maria Sputnik

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Forty Four Presidents by MZA & Maria Sputnik.  Available in hardcover from Garrett County Press.

A brief illustrated history of the U.S. presidency told by the presidents themselves in the style favored by modern social networking web sites, Forty Four Presidents imagines 220 years of presidential succession pancaked into a single moment — documented simultaneously by each commander-in-chief in status updates designed for easy consumption by their Facebook friends. Each status update is accompanied by a jaunty, high-contrast profile picture intended to reflect something of the essential personality (and hotness) of the president.

Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – RAYMOND WILLIAMS


AUGUST 31 — RAYMOND WILLIAMS
British Marxist literary theorist, cultural critic, novelist.

August 31st, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS:
Trinidad and Tobago: INDEPENDENCE DAY. SCHMOOOZE THE DAY AWAY DAY.

ALSO ON AUGUST 31st IN HISTORY…
12 — Murderous Roman emperor Caligula dies.
1643 — Antinomian Anne Hutchinson killed by natives, Long Island, New York.
1867 — French decadent writer Charles Baudelaire dies, in mother’s arms, Paris.
1909— Spanish anarchist educator Francisco Ferrer captured, hiding in cave.
1919 — American Communist Party formed, Chicago, Illinois.
1997 — Britain’s Princess of Wales, Diana, killed in car crash, Paris, France.
2005 — Stampede on Al-Aaimmah bridge in Baghdad, Iraq kills 1,199 people.

Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – MARY SHELLEY


AUGUST 30 — MARY SHELLEY
British anarchist, and daughter, wife, & mother of anarchists.

Above:  Illustration from an 1831 edition of Shelley’s Frankenstein.

AUGUST 30, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Great Britain: SUMMER HOLIDAY.
Gallup, New Mexico: INTERTRIBAL POWWOW CEREMONY.

ALSO ON AUGUST 30 IN HISTORY…
30 BC — Cleopatra commits suicide, bitten by an (on her?) asp.
1797 — Novelist Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley born, London, England.
1907 — First meeting of Society for the Study of Socialism held by Chinese anar-
chists, Tokyo, Japan. Ninety attend speeches by Liu Shih-p’ei & Shusui Kotoku.
1918 — Vladimir Ilyich Lenin shot, wounded at factory rally, Moscow, USSR.
1963 — “Hot line” telephone link established between Kremlin and White House.