Elektro Moskva, directed by Elena Tikhonova & Dominik Spritzendorfer, shows the history of electronic music in Russia from the works of Léon Theremin to the ANS synthesizer used by such luminaries as Eduard Artemiev (famous for his soundtracks to the films of Andrei Tarkovsky) and beyond. I’m very much looking forward to seeing this when time permits.
Mica Levi, the singer-songwriter behind Micachu and the Shapes, is scoring Pablo Larraín’s forthcoming biopic Jackie. Today, he’s shared a piece of the score entitled “Children”. Consequence of Sound named Levi our Composer of the Year back in 2014, when she debuted with her original score for the sci-fi film Under the Skin. Needless to say,…
Many thanks to Ralf Herrmann for posting this video presented by Aleksandra Samulenkova on the peculiarities of Latvian letterforms and typography.
Today is America’s Independence Day, and Ellis arrives just in time: a calm yet firm reminder that the great nation still has a long way to go in order to achieve its goals. The short film (directed by France’s JR) and score (with narration by Robert DeNiro) remind viewers and listeners of the nation’s highest aspirations and deepest […]
More amazing news from Carl Abrahamsson:
Andrew McKenzie is a highly renowned British artist frequently associated with sound art and experimental music. With great perseverance and integrity, McKenzie has, since the late 1970s, produced a large body of work, predominantly in performances, records and writings under the name The Hafler Trio. Recently, he has developed a concept called complementary education, also known as “complemation”, which is presented in workshops where the participants work together in making a piece of music based on the previous workshops’ finished piece. In a way, this could be seen as a potentially endless work of art that doesn’t only touch upon the dynamics of sound and music in themselves, but to an equal degree the very process of creation and self development. This perspective of regarding creation as a learning process has become one of McKenzie’s trademarks.
A film by Carl Abrahamsson, Sweden, 2015. 58 mins. trapartfilm.com
Dobri Dobrev is perhaps one of the most beautiful human beings on the planet. A Bulgarian Orthodox Christian, deaf from a bombing attack during World War II, he has become a living saint, showing the sort of humility that has gained him admirers even from the atheist world.
Grandpa Dobri, as he is known to those whom he sees in his trips to the city daily, is the subject of the documentary, The Silent Angel. Consider watching it when it comes to your area.
The good will is just and true. Everything in it is good. We must not lie, nor steal, nor commit adultery. We must love each other as God loves us.