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January: a modern month?

Re-reading some of my work, I came across this quote from David Brett: ‘A modern culture (and I propose this as a general rule) is always Janus-faced, looking both backward and forward, never fully settled in the present’ (1996, 26) The current month of January is, of course, named after Janus, the two-faced Roman god associated … Continue reading

Lustrum and time

Time. This was a key element in Lustrum, perhaps the key element. Making a piece a day and starting from nothing* meant that time was tight. Gary and Eleanor (especially Eleanor) kept time ferociously, clock-watching and giving us a count-down as the day went on: ‘two hours left’, ‘one hour’, ‘forty minutes- do we have … Continue reading