The music universe of Haruki Murakami’s “Kafka on the Shore”

I have said it multiple times and I will say it once more. Every book has its own soundtrack. This can be comprised by music mentioned in the book, or music inspired by the book. Music characteristic of the time the story is set in, or music that thematically represents what is taking place in […]

Last May a busker saved my smile

It is one of the things that always fascinate me, how a few notes of music can travel us back in time and forward in space. This is a very well known superpower of music, of course, albeit a superpower we often forget or take for granted. Until, suddenly, as we go about the normal […]

“There are eyes at the tips of my fingers”

On the 28th of April, I had the honour to be invited by the artist Marina Hadjiefthymiou to hold the opening of her first exhibition in Cyprus, titled “There are eyes at the tips of my fingers”.

“Always something missing”: caught between thought and expression

Maria shares her experience of setting out to write about something but being unable to choose the language in which she could better express it. She raises questions about the relationship between words, thoughts, and language(s), and wonders if, in the end, it is in the part that is “always missing” (the part that resides between the thoughts and their formation into words) that the “magic” of writing resides.