Saturday, January 22, 2011

Nietzsche again...

I love Saturdays because I check out the CD's donated to the local Salvos shop. Today I managed to purchase for $1.00 the 1995 experimental techno music CD by Christopher Coe/Digital Primate with guest artists Jaz Coleman, Geoffrey Hales, Arthur Arkin and Stelarc. It reminded me that back then Chris used to have his 'office' in a coffee shop in Flinders Lane, Melbourne. On one occasion Stelarc introduced me to the experimental musician/composer Zbigniew Karkowski who was visiting Melbourne in 1997. He asked me to do a review of his absolutely amazing performance at the Continental in Prahran with Stelarc and Geoffrey Hales. Karkowski performed in a flimsy cage structure similar to the one shown in photograph at the bottom of the website in which Zbigniew's own writing : The Method is Science, the Aim is Religion, is placed. Strangely enough, Karkowski used a quote from Nietzsche's The Antichrist to begin the piece ~ seems I'm being drawn back to Nietzsche from different directions. I've just looked up Zbigniew's name on Wiki and realised that all these years I've spelt it incorrectly. I'm sure he'll forgive me.


  1. Retomemos la cruzada de Nietzsche que luchó por un cristianismo sin judaísmo, promoviendo los valores absolutos de la trascendencia humana y la sociedad perfecta que Cristo predicó, a fin de alcanzar la supra humanidad

  2. Gracias por su comentario, lamento que yo no pudiera leer el español, pero lamentablemente no puedo.
    (Thank you for your comment, I wish I could read Spanish, but unfortunately I cannot.)

  3. I used the website Babel fish to translate (not very well) Lauren

    We retake the crossed one of Nietzsche that fought by a Christianity without Judaism, promoting the absolute values of the human importance and the perfect society that Christ preached, in order to reach supra humanity

  4. Anonymous, Lauren didn't make the comment I did, and thank you for providing the babel fish translation of the text for me.I personally don't believe there is such a thing as a perfect society, and the society that Christ spoke of 2,000 years ago is certainly a different one(s) than we live in today. I can already hear you saying 'but we can apply Christ's principles today', and yes, that's possible, but I prefer a non-religious way forward.