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6 Mar 2016
Dream Blog - S.P. Somtow • Somtow Sucharitkul
I dreamt that we went to a remote part of Thailand to give a concert. That was a large audience in the kind of semi-outdoor, militaristic kind of hall. Really it was a concrete pavilion with a hard floor, some cream colored square columns, and a c...
6 Mar 2016
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I was saddened to learn earlier today that Thanat Khoman has died. He was 102 years old. Our kids’ quartet had just played a concert in his home to celebrate his birthday and only a week or so I gave Woody, his son, the video so that he would be a...
6 Mar 2016
Dream Blog - S.P. Somtow • Somtow Sucharitkul
I dreamed that I entered a white tiled bathroom. A pile of wet faeces was oozing from the toilet bowl and it gradually resolved into creatures. The first to crawl out of the slime was a giant lobster-scorpion. It was alive. It began to slither out...
1 Mar 2016
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I dreamed that my name is Ton and I am a very influential person like a teacher or a government official. A father comes to me and asks for help in manipulating his son's grades or influencing a school to accept him. I agree to make the phone call...
26 Feb 2016
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I had a dark and grisly dream last night. I dreamt I was a boy vampire who is a double agent for the forces of light and dark. I've been sent to stay in a suburban house, a white wooden house which is a typical American dwelling, with a lawn and a...
23 Feb 2016
Dream Blog - S.P. Somtow • Somtow Sucharitkul
Woman in red becomes woman in orange last night, but Ariadne continues to appear... I dreamt that I was having a première in a major opera house. The after party was in the lobby because people was so exhilarated that they just wanted to celebrat...
22 Feb 2016
Dream Blog - S.P. Somtow • Somtow Sucharitkul
Last night I dreamed about music and creativity: In my dream, I have resurrected an ancient choral piece and I am conducting a rehearsal of it a library, a renaissance building, it's cathedral like but not a church. The piece is in A major, but a...
21 Feb 2016
Dream Blog - S.P. Somtow • Somtow Sucharitkul
In the interest of honesty, I'm posting the following dream. It has stayed with me for hours, and therefore must mean something. I'm sitting in a room with a gray cat. Others are there with their pets. Everyone is boasting about how well they are...
17 Feb 2016
Dream Blog - S.P. Somtow • Somtow Sucharitkul
It is 5 AM. I wake up from a dream where I am a young boy who has emerged from a high-rise after midnight. The street is flooding. Men in yellow hardhats are chatting, laughing. Water is coming coming coming from the left hand side. It is beautifu...
16 Feb 2016
Dream Blog - S.P. Somtow • Somtow Sucharitkul
Bits and pieces of a big dream about a jailbreak come to me. Also another dream set with carnival floats and bearded men in lumberjack shirts simulating fellatio with beer bottles. Weird, weird. Just fragments now. I was not meant to remember thes...
12 Feb 2016
Dream Blog - S.P. Somtow • Somtow Sucharitkul
Last night's dream is about hair. Like Samson, my hair seems suddenly shorn. I find myself lying on the ground supine, and my hair, once long, is in three sections beside me, each divided by a little line of stones. The first section is my real ha...
9 Feb 2016
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So, 38 years ago, the same month that my first published science fiction story appeared in the semiprozine Unearth, I watched Star Wars on the opening day with several dozen members of the Washington Science Fiction Association. People cheered...
9 Feb 2016
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from the opening concert of the 6th Season of Thailand's much-loved youth orchestra the Siam Sinfonietta. It’s been called the most influential work in the history of music. I would like to give you some of the reasons. The Siam Sinfonietta, our...
15 Oct 2015
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I feel impelled to comment on Trisdee na Patalung ’s little subtitling fracas. This tempest in a teapot erupted this morning and is causing people all over the spectrum to make comments. I think the controversy itself is a silly one; but it illum...
10 Oct 2015
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I feel impelled to comment on Trisdee na Patalung ’s little subtitling fracas. This tempest in a teapot erupted this morning and is causing people all over the spectrum to make comments. I think the controversy itself is a silly one; but it illum...
1 Oct 2015
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19 Jan 2015
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THAIS and the HOLOCAUSTWhy Opera Siam is producing “Brundibar” A few years ago, I casually mentioned the Second World War to one of my young students and I suddenly realized that he didn’t know anything about it.  He didn’t know that Thailand e...
19 Aug 2014
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Somtow conducts Mahlers THE SONG OF THE EARTH : In Loving Memory of HRH Princess Galyani VadhanaDepartment of Cultural Promotion and Opera Siam presentThailand Cultural CenterWednesday September 10at 8 pmFor tickets see belowSomtow once promised HR
17 Jun 2014
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Sucharitkul: Requiem for the Mother of Songs
Sucharitkul: Symphony no 5
na Patalung: Eternity
Sucharitkul: Ayodhya
Sucharitkul: Mae Naak
Sucharitkul: Madana
Sucharitkul: Madana
Sucharitkul: Madana
Sucharitkul: Symphony no 4 "Pridi Symphony"
Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin
Strauss: Four Last Songs, AV 150
Sucharitkul: Requiem: In Memoriam 9/11
Mahler: Symphony no 4 in G major
Sucharitkul: Avatar: Divertissement from "Madana"
Sucharitkul: War Dance from "Madana"
Sucharitkul: Nightmare from "Mae Naak"
Sucharitkul: Fire Music from "Ayodhya"
Sucharitkul: Kaki
Mahler: Symphony no 9 in D major
Sucharitkul: The Silent Prince
Sucharitkul: Gongula 3
Mahler: Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
Mahler: Symphony no 7 in E minor
Haydn: Symphony no 102 in B flat major, H 1 no 102
Haydn: Symphony no 104 in D major, H 1 no 104 "London"
Mahler: Symphony no 6 in A minor "Tragic"
Sucharitkul: Requiem for the Mother of Songs
Sucharitkul: Reya - The Musical