Monday, 5 January 2009

Multiple Recordings of Movement,Resonance,Felix's Machines , Religulous,Heaven's Door,The Books, Giovanni Sollima,Andrew Bird

Fresh from two weeks of holidays , Audiopleasures is back on action.

Stills from "Multiple Recordings of Movement", a short film completed in September 2005 which follows the themes of Time, Motion, Change and Perception in relation to space. Through motion the human body interacts with its surrounding environment thus determining its temporal/spacial relation to it and the laws that govern visual perception.
Still images were used as background mattes, onto which the moving parts were then superimposed, referencing (cinema) projection. The stills depict locations from all around the world, and combined with the abstract, almost dance-like movie clips, add to the distorted sense of scale and location, thus breaking the barriers between real and fabricated. The filming of the moving subjects was inspired by the Chronophotographic Movement of Eadweard Muybridge and Etienne Marey, the late 19th Century Photographers responsible for the developments towards the invention of Cinema. Lampse

The stills are courtesy of various filmmakers and photographers, some of which remain anonymous.
Musicby Machinefabriek (Rutger Zuijdervelt)
©2005 Monika Herodotou

Watch | Multiple Recordings of Movement

Resonance Ghent is a brand new two day festival dedicated to cutting edge electronic music in the Belgian city of Ghent, with its rich history when it comes to electroacoustics and techno.

Ever dreamed of playing with the ReacTable yourself? Dying to make weird noises without people staring at you in a Freesound mass recording? Then join us on Saturday February 16 at Bijloke campus for our daytime program. You will also be able to see the Ghent based collective Krikri live, mixing contemporary poetry and electronics, and to participate in the Embodied Music Experience installation by Ipem, the local university’s musicology department.

Alva Noto , Kim Hiorthoy , Vladislav Delay , Plaid feat. Video by Bob , Deaf Center , Kammerflimmer Kollektief.

Felix's Machines are a series of extraordinary mechanical instruments put together by the artist and musician Felix Thorn in his South London bedroom. The project, which began in 2006, is continuously evolving and will do so throughout and after its time at Gasworks. During the exhibition, musicians and producers will respond to Felix's Machines in a series of events exploring its musical potential.

When connected to a computer, Felix's Machines translate Thorn's compositions into mechanical actions performed by customised drums and piano parts and animated by solenoids, springs and motors. In this way, an electronic means of production is transposed into an acoustic output. Each element of the machine has its own light emitting diode (LED). In the darkened space of the gallery, this creates an arrangement of coloured projections illuminating the sound source and synchronised with the music.

Felix's Machines developed from the artist's desire to have his compositions played without a performer. As such Thorn looks to focus the listeners' experience onto the visual representation of the music's structure: combining sound, visual motion and flicker into an experience that stimulates and intensifies perception. Artslant

Watch | Felix's Machines

The documentary Religulous follows political humorist and author Bill Maher ("Real Time With Bill Maher," "Politically Incorrect") as he travels around the globe interviewing people about God and religion. Known for his astute analytical skills, irreverent wit and commitment to never pulling a punch, Maher brings his characteristic honesty to an unusual spiritual journey. Directed by Larry Charles the critically acclaimed, wildly successful BORAT.

Watch | Religulous

Heaven's Door- Michael Arias' new movie is now complete with Plaid soundtrack. It's due for release on 07/02/2009

Two terminally ill patients: a 28-year-old man (Tomoya Nagase) and a 14-year-old girl (Mayuko Fukuda) decide to escape from the hospital, steal a fancy convertible from the parking lot, and go on a wild final adventure. Slated for release on February 7, 2009 in Japan.

Watch | Heaven's Door

The Books peforming "The Classy Penguin" @ the 2007 Wall of Sound Festival in Ft. Worth, Texas at LaGrave Field (Sept. 22nd) video by:A Silence Production

Watch | The Books - The Classy Penguin

This is a music video for the italian cellist Giovanni Sollima, on two of his compositions; "Terra Aria" and "Concerto Rotondo". Enjoy!
Directed by Lasse Gjertsen
Copyrights: Casa Musicale Sonzogno, Milan, 2007

Watch | Giovanni Sollima - Sogno ad Occhi Aperti ( Part 1 )

As found on, directed and animated by lisa barcy

Watch | Andrew Bird - Lull -( Daytrotter Version )

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