[Music/Film] Elektro Moskva

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.

[Literature] Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment Presented in a Beautifully Animated Short Film

From OpenCulture.com’s website:

In this darkly poetic animation, the Polish filmmaker Piotr Dumala offers a highly personal interpretation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s classic novel, Crime and Punishment. “My film is like a dream,” Dumala said in 2007. “It is as if someone has read Crime and Punishment and then had a dream about it.”

Mica Levi details score to forthcoming biopic Jackie, shares “Children” — listen — Consequence of Sound

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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,…

via Mica Levi details score to forthcoming biopic Jackie, shares “Children” — listen — Consequence of Sound

[Music] Woodkid & Nils Frahm ~ Ellis — a closer listen

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 […]

via Woodkid & Nils Frahm ~ Ellis — a closer listen

[Music/Film] Giving A Baby A Chainsaw – An Art Apart: The Hafler Trio

Giving a baby a chainsaw – An art apart: The Hafler Trio from Carl Abrahamsson on Vimeo.

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