William Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell at Arthall, Gozo News.
Arthall in Gozo has announced the next in its series of talks – William Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, by Mikolaj “Nick” Kubera, which will be held next month.
In 1790 the English mystic, artist, poet and 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 those present to Blake’s book through the gates of Ulver’s music
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 organised events around Japanese pop-culture and martial arts. Taoism and Zen are among his favourite philosophies.
The talk is on Friday, the 3rd of March starting at 7:30 pm. Entrance is free of charge.
The venue is Arthall: 8, triq Agius de Soldanis, Victoria, Gozo.