Whistler's Serpent 🐍
First discovered in the Netherlands, the Whistler's Serpent is one of the rarest deadly beauties in the Reptilia family. What makes this particular species of snake so incredible is its ability stay underwater twice as long as a normal snake at 2 hours. This is because of their 27 drain holes that they have along the ridge of their backs. Acting like a whale's blowhole, these drainers do as the name suggests and drain the water out of a snake's lungs, allowing them to stay underwater for longer periods of time. In fact, it only takes for one of the drainers to be above the surface, exposed to oxygen, for the snake to properly drain itself of water.These drain holes are often nicknamed, tone holes, after the Recorder or Flute. The nickname has stuck over the years due to when the snake drains the water it makes a whistling sort of sound during the process. Probably one of the most notable parts of the snake's anatomy, and sets it apart from others, is it's window sprayer. Unlike other snakes, the Whistler's Serpent has two different ways to inject venom into their potential prey and opposing predators. Located right after the head joint, it appears as an enlarged hole like the drainers, except caved in at an angle. It is a flap of skin pushed into the back of the animal. When the snake feels threatened or finds use for it, the flap of skin will push upwards, evening itself out with the rest of the skin to release the toxic venom that burns upon impact.Many convinced that the snake looks like a Flute or Recorder, claim they have seen, right before the snake strikes for its meal, that it curls its tongue into a music note.
Nach dem Spiel ist vor dem Spiel. Und so Proben wir heute für unser Konzert am Mittwoch 21.11.2018 | 19.30 | Mi Barrio - Münzwardgasse 2, 1060 Wien | 🚪 Open at 19.00 @evalfegers @alinaloewenich @tokarstefan #goldensquare @mibarriovienna #recorder#ensemble#vienna#concert
The Dialogue Marathon
The IV Marathon Flauta & Fole first stage held on 2nd, 3rd and 4th November, was a peculiar meeting. Perhaps because it is a marathon without competitors, or maybe because it offered students of different levels the same respect dedicated to teachers. Or even because it overcame the differences through music and education.
In times of intolerance and radicalism, the Marathon is an example of coexistence. Yes, all have their singularities which were respected so the conviviality could reach the common good. In this way, parents, children and teachers spent three days and two nights immersed in an environment focused on art and learning.
These were intense and exhausting days, as well as exciting and pleasant. The Paul VI Seminary provided us a beautiful scenery with trees, flowers, outdoor space and dedicated staff. Oh, and a nice little puppy! A fan of recorder and bellows, Scooby made many friends.
The mutual respect made the kindness be multiplied and it was demonstrated by smiles and loving gestures. The harmony was established by the reign of music and by the teaching democracy: all the students had the opportunity to be in contact with all the teachers. Different group formations had the chance to present themselves in a Music Gathering and in a concert that instantly filled our eyes with tears.
Shinichi Suzuki, creator of the Suzuki method, started from a simple principle: if a child has the ability to learn a language as complex as Japanese, so this child can also learn music with the same efficiency, if the same method – inspired in the mother tongue and bringing the musical teaching for their daily life – is applied. Affection becomes an essential element along with discipline, dedication and dialogue.
Coordinated by Luciana Schmidt (recorder) and Miguel Santos (accordion) the first stage of the Marathon was sponsored by the Incentive to Culture Federal Law. It was free and it had the participation of some special teachers: Gabriel Levy (Accordion ) Renata Pereira ( Recorder), Helenice Scapol Villar Rosa ( Recorder) and Milena Villar Rosa ( Recorder). It also gathered people from São Paulo, Santa Catarina and Paraná. (...)