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.
[Music/Art] Dada and Cabaret Voltaire
Dada was the radical movement of art which would launch all kinds of future artistic madness, such as surrealism. The Cabaret Voltaire, based in Zürich, Switzerland, was the place where this action was crystallized.
Mica Levi details score to forthcoming biopic Jackie, shares “Children” — listen — Consequence of Sound
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,…
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[Typography] The Case of Latvia: Diacritics as a Means of Self-Identification
Many thanks to Ralf Herrmann for posting this video presented by Aleksandra Samulenkova on the peculiarities of Latvian letterforms and typography.
[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 […]
[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
[Film] The Silent Angel (Teaser)
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.
[Article] Nina Simone Documentarian Reveals Singer’s Shockingly Violent Temper
Nina Simone was always worth celebrating as a wonderful musician. She was also, unfortunately, a bit of a monster to her daughter. What Happened, Miss Simone?, will show a balanced view of her public and private persona.
[Article] We’re an Anonymous Band: How Do You Make a Film About the Residents?
A legitimate question, really, posed over at Rolling Stone Magazine. Still, the idea of seeing a well-done documentary on The Residents is intriguing.
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