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

Ruth Catlow ruthcatlow at gmail.com
Sat Jun 27 16:31:17 CEST 2020


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.

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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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in
advance

*Furtherfield *disrupts and democratises art and technology through
exhibitions,
labs & debate, for deep exploration, open tools & free thinking.
furtherfield.org <http://www.furtherfield.org/>

*DECAL* Decentralised Arts Lab is an arts, blockchain & web 3.0 technologies
research hub

for fairer, more dynamic & connected cultural ecologies & economies now.

decal.is <http://www.decal.is>

Furtherfield is a Not-for-Profit Company Limited by Guarantee

Registered in England and Wales under the Company No.7005205.

Registered business address: Carbon Accountancy, 80-83 Long Lane, London,
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