[NetBehaviour] 60 years ago today - music transmission across 4 generations of Catlows

Annie Abrahams bram.org at gmail.com
Fri Jul 3 13:00:26 CEST 2020


[image: socks.jpg]
My mother made these socks more than 30 years ago.
She taught me how to mend them.

I hope you are all fine
Best
Annie

On Fri, Jul 3, 2020 at 11:27 AM Ruth Catlow via NetBehaviour <
netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:

> Graziano,
> These are beautiful. So delicate.
> Thanks so much for sharing them. I'm fascinated by where the specific
> imagery would have come from- I'm guessing that they must have been
> circulated in books or patterns and given out at places like the convent.
>
> Helen, Gretta and Patrick, do you have any images from your family of
> knitting, weaving, embroidery?
>
> My mum is also a very expert needlepointer. I'll see if I can make her
> send over some images of the book of hours images that she made.
>
> warmly
> Ruth
>
> On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 9:07 AM Graziano Milano via NetBehaviour <
> netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:
>
>> Hi Ruth,
>>
>> My sister has all the bed sheets, table cloths, doilies, etc.. that my
>> mum embroidered. Here are four of my baby aprons that she embroidered after
>> I was born in May 1967. And some drawings printed on tissue paper that my
>> mum embroidered to decorate the fabric of her bed sheets.
>>
>> My mum was born in 1928 and during those times in Italy her generation
>> were only able to go to primary state schools from the age of 6 to 11. The
>> secondary schools were private and expensive. So my grandparents, as they
>> were both busy working at making and selling cakes, ice-creams, granitas,
>> etc, sent my mum to the local catholic convent where the nuns were running
>> embroidery workshops to a group of young girls. I remember my mum telling
>> me how she really enjoyed those creative workshops. Then when I was a child
>> both my older sister and my mum constantly entertained me by drawing
>> together and telling me the histories of our local village.
>>
>> [image: MyBabyAprons_GrazMum.jpg]
>> [image: BedSheetDrawing_GrazMum.jpg]
>>
>> On Tue, 30 Jun 2020 at 14:44, Michael Szpakowski <m at michaelszpakowski.org>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> What a marvellous marvellous photo Ruth! Thanks for sharing it with us
>>> all...
>>>
>>>
>>> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone <https://yho.com/footer0>
>>>
>>> On Saturday, June 27, 2020, 3:31 pm, Ruth Catlow via NetBehaviour <
>>> netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> All the Wowzers!
>>>
>>> I especially love the accompanying documents. Michael I remember being
>>> bowled over by The Enemy of the People when I first saw it all those years
>>> ago.
>>> Helen, Gretta, Graziano do you have photos of your family's needlework
>>> and knitting?
>>>
>>> Here is the photo I mentioned.
>>>
>>> [image: image.png]
>>>
>>> Hurrah!
>>> :)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 9:35 AM Mark Hancock <mark at memecortex.net>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> I'm loving these, please keep sharing. The thing I inherited was less a
>>> skill, and more an attitude. My Dad was a brickie from Birmingham who had a
>>> love of jazz and classical music. So I grew up in a household full of
>>> literature and music. That idea that no matter your 'station in life' or
>>> your education, arts are there for everyone, from high to low culture (if
>>> those distinctions even exist still), still drives and informs the way I
>>> approach art today.
>>>
>>> And I'm definitely jealous of your father, Edward. I'd love to have
>>> written for the British Transport films! Or GPO.
>>>
>>> M
>>>
>>> On Thu, 25 Jun 2020 at 22:51, Edward Picot via NetBehaviour <
>>> netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> I love this thread!
>>>
>>> My father was Paul Le Saux, who used to write scripts for British
>>> Transport Films. They made travelogues, part-documentary and part-artsy,
>>> about various aspects of the railway network, and the places in Britain to
>>> which the trains could take you.
>>>
>>> I always used to assume that I got my creativity from him, and he
>>> certainly encouraged me to write when I was young. He died when I was six
>>> years old. But actually I think I also inherited quite a lot from my
>>> maternal grandfather, who was a merchant seaman, an engineer, and later a
>>> foreman at the docks in Belvedere on the Thames. In his spare time he was
>>> also a bellringer, and I've got some notebooks of his, in which he wrote
>>> out peal-sequences for different numbers of bells.
>>>
>>> Edward
>>>
>>> On 24/06/2020 23:50, Michael Szpakowski wrote:
>>>
>>> I can't claim any great cultural heritage apart , on my UK side,  from
>>> an intimate knowledge of the Methodist Hymn book, and the fact my mother
>>> late into her life desperately regretted that she'd never been able to
>>> learn the accordion, which she had *so* wanted to do instead of the piano.
>>> She also only ever wrote one poem, at school, and it was clearly
>>> important to her, this creative act, because she remembered & recited it to
>>> the end of her life:
>>>
>>> *See the little Daisy bright*
>>> *Standing there, all through the night*
>>> *Pink tipped petals, golden centre*
>>> *Let us go to the castle and enter.*
>>>
>>> Whatever frustrated creative drive she had, she later channeled into an
>>> almost supernatural ability to make house plants of all varieties grow and
>>> thrive.
>>> My Dad was entirely uninterested in culture except for the Saturday pm
>>> ITV wrestling and Cossack dancing displays. He did however love nature with
>>> a passion and I inherited that.
>>> As for documents -a couple of weeks ago my cousin Jarosław sent me a
>>> piece of testimony from my father which must have been given in 43 or 44 &
>>> has been in the Hoover collection  in the States ever since.
>>> When he related this he was three years younger than my daughter is now.
>>> One of my very first pieces of 'net art' (sounds quaint now) made in
>>> Director, but now just a piece of video, dealt with the same subjects.
>>>
>>> The testimony:
>>> https://bit.ly/37ZZcns
>>>
>>>
>>> The piece:
>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYPBBYPyzxA
>>>
>>> cheers
>>> Michael
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 10:18:04 AM GMT+1, Ruth Catlow via
>>> NetBehaviour <netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org>
>>> <netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks Renee and Mark,
>>> I too would like to hear of other's creative/skill inheritances. Nice
>>> idea Mark... go for it.
>>> <3
>>>
>>> On Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 10:13 AM Mark Hancock <mark at memecortex.net>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> I second Renée's thoughts. I love that idea that playing is bringing the
>>> past back in such an active and evocative way.
>>>
>>> I'd be interested in the creative skills and tools of the trade that
>>> other people on the list have inherited, if I may be so bold as to
>>> high-jack your email thread, Ruth?
>>>
>>> Mark
>>>
>>> On Tue, 23 Jun 2020 at 09:59, Renee Turner <geuzen at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>>>
>>> That’s beautifully moving Ruth <3  This post made my day.
>>>
>>> warmly,
>>>
>>> Renée
>>>
>>> -._.-._.-._.- R*
>>>
>>>
>>> ****************************
>>> a virtual embrace
>>> wishing health & well-being to all
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Jun 23, 2020, at 10:44 AM, Ruth Catlow via NetBehaviour <
>>> netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> I have been playing my violin again since lock down and I came across
>>> this sheet music for the second 2nd Bach Partita that I played when I was
>>> much younger.
>>>
>>> You can see from the inscription that it was a birthday present
>>> from Rolf, my paternal grandfather, to his father exactly 60 years ago
>>> today.
>>>
>>> My dad John, who was a professional cellist, has a photo from this time
>>> of the three generations of men playing chamber music: Dad on cello, Rolf
>>> on the piano, and my great grandfather, Arthur, playing the violin.
>>>
>>> <image.png>
>>>
>>> There is something very moving to me about this cultural inheritance,
>>> and I wanted to share it with you all :)
>>>
>>> warmly
>>> Ruth
>>>
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> *DECAL* Decentralised Arts Lab is an arts, blockchain & web 3.0
> technologies research hub
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> for fairer, more dynamic & connected cultural ecologies & economies now.
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