That said, I’m kinda enjoying my papers. My history of art paper is looking at a stunning example of a Greek vase which also has some great links to culture and mythology and I’m rather enjoying studying that aspect, even if I’m not so sure on the paper style for this subject. I have chosen to look at one of my favourite films for literary and cultural theory although, as I’m analysing it psychoanalytically, I will probably ruin my childhood in the process. For my academic writing class I’m working on a paper about the reasons for conversion to neo-pagan faiths. Fascinating topic but driving me mad researching the thing 😉
|Image from http://www.muziekgebouw.nl|
We managed to catch a concert of several students from the Boston Conservatoire before the main concert. This was a delightful way to precede the main event which was the final of the Nationaal Cello Concours. Not only was it an evening of high quality music, as one might expect, but it was a chance to really compare style of three talented individuals. It was also a good chance to practice Dutch as the prizes were presented and winners announced in the language despite the rest being conducted in English, oddly. I’ll never get used to how English is casually used in this country, even among native speakers. Anyway, I digress, happily, the person Maria and I both voted to win did so.
The biennale is now over, and Maria will be having withdrawal symptoms, I’m sure, as she’s been living there! We have got one more show related to it to look forward to, however, and that is the Apocalyptica concert which was supposed to open the event but was postponed until November. Looking forward to attacking Maria with some metal 😉
Right, I better get on with this work. It’s staring at me reproachfully as I type so I don’t think I can put it off much longer!