Detail View: Stan Brakhage Collection: Talk on church architecture and readings about Caswallon

Identifier: 
narv_brak_CAHspeech_caswallon1980_84
Title: 
Talk on church architecture and readings about Caswallon
Description: 
The first half of this recording is a lecture on aspects of church architecture, space, and spirituality. The second half comprises a number of readings about Caswallon and the invasion of the British Isles by the Romans, with electronic music and sound effects.
Description Type: 
Abstract
Description: 
00:00 Speaker begins to read on topic of space and spiritual experience 05:45 Gives examples of Martin Luther's attitudes 07:00 Contemporary architecture for churches 14:45 End of talk. Music plays 15:30 Electronic sounds and voices reading poetry 20:30 Voice (Brakhage) talks about war in the media 24:00 A voice reads about Caswallon, with electronic and gun fire sounds 27:00 Reader: Druid custom of embalming heads 31:45 Caswallon's cousin's instructions to keep his head for 87 years 33:00 More readings of Celtic/Roman battles with electronic sounds 46:45 Reading: Caesar's conditions for the Roman retreat 51:15 Reading: After the British Islands were conquered and occupied 54:00 Electronic sounds to end 01:02:45 End
Description Type: 
SegmentSequence
Subject: 
Church architecture -- United States -- 20th century
Subject Type: 
lcsh
Subject: 
Space (Architecture)
Subject Type: 
lcsh
Subject: 
Sound effects
Subject Type: 
lcsh
Subject: 
Caswallon
Subject: 
Cassivellaunus
Subject: 
British Isles -- History
Subject Type: 
lcsh
Source: 
narv_brak_CAHspeech_caswallon1980_84
Creator: 
Brakhage, Stan
Creator Type: 
naf
Date: 
1980
Format Medium: 
audio/mp3
Language: 
English