Some notes concerning Oreigenis'story will be added. But the papers have been damaged and our Rosenberg Museum team is now working carefully to restaure them. Indeed , during the moving of the Rosenberg Museum from the village of Violin, Slovakia to Rotterdam, some archives papers were used to wrap harings. Jon Rose needed harings for one of his latest multimedia composition performance in Holland. These ancient papers have deep marks of oil, onions and harings' skins (and smells) which must be washed away without damaging their contents.
Oreigenis performing one simandron in Moni Iviron after the fall of Byzantium.
Below the famous "silent" simandron with infrasound range that Oreigenis used in Mithymna (Molyvos) and Petra, Lesvos, in order to mentally disturb and hypnotize the Sultan's guards around 1463. Oreigenis was often clothed like a priest when he did his spy activities. He discovered strange acoustic properties within new musical instruments and used them as a secret weapon.
More about the Rosenbergs !! James Ensor and Johannes Rosenberg : had they met ??
Big question : "Is there any relationship of James Ensor with the Rosenbergs - and the concern of Johannes Rosenberg with old keyboard original instruments linked with violine ( and tenor violin) tuned in other ways than the equal temperament - ? " In a mirror, Ensor reads Ros E/n !
James Ensor played the black keys of the harmonium and improvised his own pieces à la Sun Ra .....
James Ensor in his Oostende 's appartment, Vlaanderen straat 27 in the years 40's. In the 40's / WW II Johannes Rosenberg had escaped Germany wearing an authentic Oostende's Carnival mask and went to Japan (where he flew in the Nippon "zero" airforce). All these Oostende masks were created, drawed and painted by James Ensor. His art had a strong far eastern almost japanese influence. Here , Ensor is performing his own graphic score, a device pioneered by Johannes Rosenberg before WWII. It is also notorious that Magritte and Marcel Mariën made false " German Occupation" belgian franc bank notes in Oostende during the World war II to ensure some small income for to feed themselves and not starving !!
They, Magritte and Mariën ate smoked dutch harrings wrapped in failed - false bank notes and strange musical scores found in the Oostende Casino orchestra pit and backstage. Magritte thought about to create a work titled "Ceci n'est pas un violon". But very much impressed by Johannes Rosenberg 's Violine artworks, Magritte changed the subject and planned years in advance the famous "Ceci n'est pas une Pipe" . You need smoke for Dutch harrings, don't you ? Playing the unequal temperament tuned violin in A 415 with a modern cheap WWII ersatz violin and an harmonium keyboard in Oostende with a eighty maverick painter is a real "blow" job for the mind ............ nom d'une pipe !