Posts Tagged ‘#metoo’

— by an audience reflecting on how to judge themselves —

“Today and moving forward, I plan to focus much more on my behaviors and actions with all women. This includes women both young and old, to be sure no woman ever feels uncomfortable ever again, especially women that I work with in my profession in classical music. I am truly sorry.”

Gatti cited in the Washington Post of August 2. 2018 in an article that starts thus:

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, considered by some to be the leading orchestra in the world, announced Thursday that it is terminating its relationship with its chief conductor, Daniele Gatti.

“On 26 July, The Washington Post published an article in which Gatti was accused of inappropriate behavior,” the orchestra said in a statement. “These accusations and Gatti’s reactions with this respect have caused a lot of commotion among both musicians and staff, as well as stakeholders both at home and abroad.

“Besides this,” it continued, “since the publication of the article in The Washington Post, a number of female colleagues of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra reported experiences with Gatti, which are inappropriate considering his position as chief conductor. This has irreparably damaged the relationship of trust between the orchestra and its chief conductor.”

Music may express desire & pleasure ‘on stage’, expressing it ‘off stage’ is regarded as a crime.

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nuttig bij sollicitatie…
check…. sinds vandaag (pas) is Eurlings van de Member lijst van het IOC gewist… de web-site van het IOC geeft geen verklaring en er is onder de sectie ‘news’ ook geen mededeling over het vertrek van Eurlings… de web-site geeft – zo te zien – enkel “good news”…

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CAMIEL EURLINGS @his-own-service
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1973 born in southern Dutch province Limburg
1983 good catholic boy
1998 political Christian Democrat career parliament/minister
2010 supports ultra right wing cabinet with PVV/Wilders
2010 Knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre
2012 CEO KLM (after post as minister of transport)
2013 gets IOC (International Olympic Committee) position of King Willem Alexander
2015 beats up his girlfriend & manages to settle the case
2016 fails to repent publicly his domestic violence
2017 makes public remorse statement trying to keep his IOC position
2018 after a wave of public criticism resigns from the IOC and related organisations
[iHitNews news-tableau number 19]
ref 2010 CDA collaboration with PVV: https://youtu.be/cLc3-bhEs6o

For those not in the know of Dutch politics… Eurlings made a well known appearance as a top Christian Democrat (CDA) politician at the congress of his party where a decission had to be made wehther or not the CDA would form a minority coalition government based on collaboration with the PVV party of Geert Wilders (as a non-government external support). There had been fierce opposition among CDA party-members against this unusual construction and Eurlings made a speech in which he spoke out a full support for this coalition which had been prepared by party leader Maxime Verhagen, building his argument on an earlier example of a right-wing populist coalition of the CDA party with the Party of Pim Fortuyn (LPF) (Fortuyn had been murdered just before the elections and his new populist Dutch nationalist party won a great victory). Camille Eurlings copied the emblematic gimmick of Pim Fortuyn during is election campaign in 2002, where he used to salute like a military men and shout “at your service.” The copy-cat salute by Eurlings was an example of gesture demagogy, typical for his public relation campaign style… of course reality was is and will remain that he is only concerned with being @ his own service.

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