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by Martin Geeson
Mon 21. Nov 2016, 07:21
Forum: Readers Found
Topic: solo [ENGLISH] The Guermantes Way by Marcel Proust - vik
Replies: 55
Views: 11239

Re: solo [ENGLISH] The Guermantes Way by Marcel Proust

I'd be happy to DPL. :)

Best
Martin
by Martin Geeson
Fri 2. Jan 2015, 15:15
Forum: Small Talk
Topic: Have a good 2015 !
Replies: 7
Views: 6020

Re: Have a good 2015 !

Very best wishes for 2015! After a dismal and unproductive 2014, I am determined to return to the microphone and give the world my reading of that landmark biography, The Quest for Corvo . It doesn't help that, very near my home, a heavy plant hire company has greatly expanded its business; so that ...
by Martin Geeson
Wed 12. Nov 2014, 12:37
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik
Replies: 35
Views: 23332

Re: Solo [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik

Hi

There it is, then - all complete and ready for cataloguing: another poetic work of magisterial length recorded for the first time.

Congratulations on every aspect of your work on this project.

Very best
Martin
by Martin Geeson
Sun 9. Nov 2014, 16:01
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik
Replies: 35
Views: 23332

Re: Solo [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik

Sections 15, 16, 18 - all PL OK

Section 17 -
@14:26 - (line 1238) -"and its humility is the robe of intellect" - read as humanity

All the best
Martin
by Martin Geeson
Sat 8. Nov 2014, 13:43
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik
Replies: 35
Views: 23332

Re: Solo [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik

Section 13 - also PL OK except for one instance of Goddes @05:46 (line 85), amendable ad libitum.

Section 14 - PL all OK.
by Martin Geeson
Sat 8. Nov 2014, 11:22
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik
Replies: 35
Views: 23332

Re: Solo [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik

Section 11 - @02:32 (line 776) - "boldly excised the intrins(ɇ) knot from the rope" - read as trisyllable ex -trins-ë RB takes up Shakespeare's coinage from King Lear, where Kent verbally demolishes Oswald: "Such smiling rogues as these, Like rats, oft bite the holy cords a-twain Which are too intri...
by Martin Geeson
Tue 4. Nov 2014, 13:41
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik
Replies: 35
Views: 23332

Re: Solo [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik

Section 8 - @00:55 (line 11) - " subsisteth on foundations buried out of sight" - read as subsideth Section 9 - @01:32 (line 238) - "'Twas of that silent meeting [ his high vision came ]" - [ omitted ] @02:11 (line 249) - "the oriflamme of her divinity " - read as dignity Section 10 - @07:50 (line 6...
by Martin Geeson
Mon 3. Nov 2014, 20:08
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik
Replies: 35
Views: 23332

Re: Solo [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik

Section 5 - Excuse this nano-quibble, but Bridges' insistently tweaked spelling makes him deduct an m from Keats' Autumn ode: @03:33 (line 355) - "su mm er hath o'erbri m ( m )'d their cla mm y cells". Your pronunciation here may confuse the listener. If he had had Shakespeare's eye for a good line,...
by Martin Geeson
Thu 18. Sep 2014, 12:11
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE ENG [Solo] Within a Budding Grove by Proust - hok
Replies: 137
Views: 53971

Re: Eng[Solo] Within a Budding Grove by Proust - hok

Bravissimo :!: Both sections word-perfect. Another volume completed - and what a marvellously evocative description of end-of-season Balbec. Those closing sentences contain so much of the genius of the French language , even when refracted through the English, that I had to re-listen to them a secon...
by Martin Geeson
Wed 10. Sep 2014, 10:16
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE ENG [Solo] Within a Budding Grove by Proust - hok
Replies: 137
Views: 53971

Re: Eng[Solo] Within a Budding Grove by Proust - hok

Hi Andrew The two new sections are PL all OK, and a delight to listen to. Andrée's feelings about Albertine are certainly complex, as we see much later. When young I used to find La Prisonnière and Albertine Disparue the least enthralling of the volumes, but I've now grown to appreciate them much mo...
by Martin Geeson
Mon 30. Jun 2014, 17:15
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE ENG [Solo] Within a Budding Grove by Proust - hok
Replies: 137
Views: 53971

Re: Eng[Solo] Within a Budding Grove by Proust - hok

Hi Andrew Section 34 is PL OK throughout. Some dazzling writing in there. Listening on the train, surrounded by the languorous drawling accents of the young ladies of Godalming College, I was aghast at the difference between Proust's hypersensitive appreciation of these Balbec girls and my petulant ...
by Martin Geeson
Sun 15. Jun 2014, 19:05
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE ENG [Solo] Within a Budding Grove by Proust - hok
Replies: 137
Views: 53971

Re: Eng[Solo] Within a Budding Grove by Proust - hok

Hi

Excellently done; PL OK on latest section.

Hoping to enter the dark wood shortly (just around the corner).

Best wishes
Martin
by Martin Geeson
Mon 14. Apr 2014, 16:56
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE ENG [Solo] Within a Budding Grove by Proust - hok
Replies: 137
Views: 53971

Re: Eng[Solo] Within a Budding Grove by Proust - hok

Hi

Latest section PL all OK; enjoyed it in a sunny spot in the park, the terrier dozing at my feet.

Best
Martin
by Martin Geeson
Tue 18. Feb 2014, 14:47
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE ENG [Solo] Within a Budding Grove by Proust - hok
Replies: 137
Views: 53971

Re: Eng[Solo] Within a Budding Grove by Proust - hok

Had the pleasure of listening to the remaining two sections this morning (30, 31) and again there are no significant problems and all was PL OK.

Best
Martin
by Martin Geeson
Mon 17. Feb 2014, 20:48
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE ENG [Solo] Within a Budding Grove by Proust - hok
Replies: 137
Views: 53971

Re: Eng[Solo] Within a Budding Grove by Proust - hok

Hello again I've PL'd the first of the 3 (Section 29) and it's fine throughout for accuracy. The level was sufficient, too. There are very few noticeable sound-particles, and none was distracting, in my opinion. I just kept letting those great waves of sentences break over my ears. Hope to complete ...
by Martin Geeson
Mon 30. Dec 2013, 21:41
Forum: Readers Found
Topic: Solo [EN] The Quest for Corvo, by A J A Symons - vik
Replies: 15
Views: 8347

Re: Solo [EN] The Quest for Corvo, by A J A Symons - vik

Hi I shall be attempting to return to recording in the next few days after an unplanned hiatus. Please note that I have slightly adjusted the project page to feature Algy as DPL and to use the CC BY Attribution - This recording may be distributed and adapted freely for any purpose, as long as Legamu...
by Martin Geeson
Sun 6. Oct 2013, 13:53
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik
Replies: 35
Views: 23332

Re: Solo [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik

Hi Section 4 - One minuscule difference to note: @ 05:40 (phenomena) of individuat selfhood... - read as individua l In the context, Binyon is emphasising individuation as the outcome of a process of striving, rather than the neutral status of being an individual. (His spelling-system similarly prod...
by Martin Geeson
Mon 23. Sep 2013, 15:01
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE ENG [Solo] Within a Budding Grove by Proust - hok
Replies: 137
Views: 53971

Re: Eng[Solo] Within a Budding Grove by Proust - hok

Hi PL is all OK. There were a number of plosives here and there, but not too obtrusive - are you still using the same equipment? Best wishes Martin Edited to add: I've updated the status on the Magic Window, but there's no filename entered against Section 28. Could you please add that, in case I mak...
by Martin Geeson
Wed 14. Aug 2013, 17:24
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik
Replies: 35
Views: 23332

Re: Solo [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik

Section 2 spot-checked and confirmed now PL all OK.

Cheers
Martin
by Martin Geeson
Sun 11. Aug 2013, 13:38
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik
Replies: 35
Views: 23332

Re: Solo [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik

Hi - here are PL notes on Section 2 - @ 10:41 - ther wil be speedily also an end of Life! - read as speedily be also Line 500 @ 10:54 - bravely forsook their crowded nestes in the snow - read as (monosyllabic) nests Line 503 [Bridges uses an archaic diminutive to achieve a disyllable - nest ë s [NES...