The Aristipposian Poet

The Life You Give

A birthdate references an individual beginning;
a “Happy Birthday” is well-wishing.

The Life You Give points beyond a date, celebrating individuals which live and have lived such lives that their fruits do not cease to touch and guide us.

We open rooms in their honor.

January

2. Kerry Minnear 1948 / 3. J.R.R. Tolkien 1892 / 4. Grace Bumbry 1937 / 4. Nikolai Karlovich Medtner 1880 / 4. Isaac Newton 1642 / 4. Louis Braille 1809 / 5. Alfred Brendel 1931 / 6. Rowan Atkinson 1955 / 6. Alexander Scriabin 1871 / 8. Giacinto Scelsi 1905 / 8. David Bowie 1947 / 9. Waltraud Meier 1956 / 10. Rod Stewart 1945 / 10. Sherrill Milnes 1935 / 11. Eva Hesse 1936 / 12. Morton Feldman 1926 / 12. Blixa Bargeld 1859 14. Yukio Mishima 1925 / 20. David Tudor 1926 / 20. David Lynch 1946 / 25 Witold Lutoslavski 1913 / 27. W.A. Mozart 1756 / 31. Franz Schubert 1797 / 31. Philip Glass 1937

February

December

3. Anton von Webern 1883 / 4. Rainer Maria Rilke 1875 / 7. Tom Waits 1949 / 8. Raymond Shulman 1949 / 10. Cesar Franck 1822 / 10. Olivier Messiaen 1908 / 11. Hector Berlioz 1803 / 11. Elliott Carter 1908 / 17. Ludwig van Beethoven 1770 / 21. Frank Zappa 1940 / 21. Paco de Lucia 1947 / 22. Teresa Carreño 1853 / 22. Giacomo Puccini 1858 / 22. Edgar Varèse 1883 / 25. Louise Bourgeois 1911 / 25. Alexander Scriabin 1871 / 26. Earl Brown 1926 / 26. Leopoldo Fernández 1904 / 29. Pau Casals 1876