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  1. Juan Ramón Veredas 29 August 2013 at 11:13 am | | Reply

    Dear James.
    My sincere congratulations for all your work in general, for all your writings, and thanks for sharing this valuable material through your blog.
    I feel really connected to your thinking, both about Cage and Feldman (curiously, study them, too).
    Palais de Mari was my first work.
    Now I am preparing my interpretation of Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes, but every day that passes I realize the importance of Feldman in my life.
    Thank you.

  2. Theo 3 February 2019 at 2:00 am | | Reply


    I used this audio for one of my nature video here:

    Enjoy it 🙂
    I gave credit at the end and also in the text on YouTube.



  3. Ethan Powell 10 October 2019 at 9:46 pm | | Reply

    I studied Feldman for a brief period in college, and after hearing this piece, it became an ear worm I could not get rid of. Palais de Mari was stuck in my head for months and deeply resonated with my emotions and thoughts at the time. I’ve never been able to explain why, but you have put it so eloquently and concisely. It always felt to me as if the opening motive is a thought or idea that cannot be fully realized or explained. You begin to pick it apart – emphasize different words or notes, change times – but nothing comes up. Thoughts get muddled until the motive returns again quite plainly. Thank you for sharing your work on this! It brings me a ineffable feeling of relief.

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