Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Funnel is Moving

This blog, some time dormant, will now continue at funnel.elliotcole.com. Thanks!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

19. Imhotep

Architects and doctors in 2000 BC(E)
could actually hear Imhotep inside the minds of architects and doctors

[Thanks to Marsha Russell for making me care.
Historical psychology courtesy of Julian Jaynes.]


Thursday, July 31, 2008


Things to do in a labyrinth #4

Enjoy the sensation of discovering someone else in the labyrinth.

18. It's a Point of Pride

It's a point of pride what the Nubians are not.
They are not Egyptians. No. They do not just want your money,
they want to be your friend.
Save money till the end --
(then you fight.)


Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Things to do in a labyrinth #3

Walk with your eyes up. There's a good chance you'll get distracted and accidentally cross a line. Did you? Watch how doubt colors every subsequent moment.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


by Doug Balliett


Things to do in a labyrinth:
2. Enjoy the sensation of emerging from spaghetti and easing into a long arc.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Things to Do in a Labyrinth

I have been spending a lot of time at the labyrinth at St. Thomas. It is a copy of the labyrinth at Chartres in France. I recommend finding one near you.

Things to Do in a Labyrinth #1:

Start at an arbitrary point, and follow the path. Are you walking in or out? Enjoy the sensation of discovering the answer to that question.


The Bonnie Brae Tierkreis was a big success. Thanks again so much to our friends who performed, and to everyone who came. Videos will come up soon.

Here is my Libra, performed by the wonderful Mollie Marcuson.

Monday, July 21, 2008


Krebs - Cancer

Our habits are more generative than our efforts. I'm trying to harness mine.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Brother Metal

This Capuchin monk fell in love with heavy metal. "I do it to convert people to life, to understand life, to grab hold of life, to savour it and enjoy it."

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Brad and I are knee deep in Tierkreis, Stockhausen's cycle of melodies for music box.  Rehearsals of our realizations commence Sunday, and the concert is next Friday, the 25th, 8pm, at 1416 Bonnie Brae.

Tierkreis is gorgeous.  The generosity and fertility of these 'centered 12-tone melodies' is inspiring.  I am most smitten, at present, with Taurus.  Listen to this, and come to the concert!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Brad and I are writing furiously our own arrangements of Stockhausen's Tierkreis, a cycle of simple and beautiful melodies based on the Zodiac. A concert will follow -- soon. Stay tuned.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

17 Fifty Topless Sunbathing Russians

Sunbathing Russians
is the theme of this song.

How come it's so, so sad?

The B/Bb cross relation (really B/A#) was gutsy but unsuccessful. I'll step to the Bb next time, maybe try to get an F in the middle voice. So much to learn!