– Title of the talk: William Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell – Speaker: Mikolaj “Nick” Kubera – Date and time: Friday 3 March at 7:30 pm – Venue: Arthall, 8, triq Agius de Soldanis, Victoria, Gozo
– Description of the Event: In 1790 the English mystic, artist, poet & printmaker William Blake wrote his 27 pages long magnum opus, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, that offered one of the most radical and unique interpretations of Jesus, Milton and selected biblical stories, while revealing his highly personal vision of reality, where If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. In 1998 experimental Norwegian music collective Ulver released a double CD album, Themes from William Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, singing and melodeclamating the book in its entirety against the backdrop of trip hop, art rock, electronica, avant-garde, industrial, folk, ambient and progressive metal music. This mixed media talk intends to introduce you to Blake’s book through the gates of Ulver’s music. The entrance is free.
– About the Speaker: Mikolaj “Nick” Kubera runs an e-company offering IT mentoring and personal coaching services. He composes experimental and alchemical music developing different aesthetics under the name therainwillcome. He also writes poetry and short stories, translates lyrics from English to Polish, and doodles on occasion. Around 2010, he was involved in the art games movement; between the years 1999 and 2007 organized events around Japanese pop-culture and martial arts. Taoism and Zen are among his favourite philosophies.
– Contact details Arthall:
Marta Obiols Fornell at [email protected] or 77051564. Opening hours: From Wednesday to Saturday from 10-13 and 17-19; Sunday from 10-12. Visit: arthallgozo.com or https://www.facebook.com/ArtHallGozo Address: 8, triq Agius de Soldanis, Victoria, Gozo. https://goo.gl/maps/UYnexMPz9SRRxD1R9