Wednesday 18 March 2009

laura sina,Yeah Yeah Yeahs,World Minimal Music Festival,Motel Mozaique ,Interesting Sounds,Bpitch Control, Battant, Shitkatapult,

about the photographer

laura sina, shit, almost 26. born and raised on the big island of hawaii, currently residing in northern oregon. prefers bare feet, still plays with dolls, can't cook worth crap & likes to photograph inanimate objects with gusto. yes, i said gusto.
she also loves you very much.

Official video for new YYY single "Zero" off their album 2009 It's Blitz!

Watch | Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero

From 1 to 5 April 2009, the theme of the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ in Amsterdam will be Minimal Music from the sixties. Besides performances of works by well-known composers of the genre, such as Steve Reich and Philip Glass, there will be an investigation into the origins of Minimal Music and its musical similarities to and influence on today’s music.

An important place in the festival is given to the Ugandan Buganda Music Ensemble. This group will be a guest for a whole week, and they will be building some original akadindas (giant xylophones for four players), giving workshops and performing traditional music. Akadinda music, with its repetitive and interwoven patterns, shows clear similarities to the work of Minimal Music composers.

When: Thursday April 9 till Sunday April 12 2009. Thursday and Sunday consist of free program, tickets can/have to be sold for Friday and Saturday

Where: Various music, theatre and art venues in the city centre of Rotterdam, near the Central Train Station; Rotterdamse Schouwburg, WATT, Lantaren/Venster, CBK, Rotown, NAi and TENT. All venues can be reached within a couple of minutes by foot. By the way: Rotterdam has it's own airport! Otherwise Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam) is just 45 minutes away by train

What: Music, Art & Performance. Plus guided tours through Rotterdam (free) and a sleeping project (sleeping in art or on special locations in Rotterdam for which a special sleeping ticket is required)

Friday Röyksopp, Fever Ray (ft. Karin Dreijer Andersson of The Knife), The Whitest Boy Alive, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Mujava, Noa Babayof, Handsome Furs, Grampall Jookabox, The New Wine, The Invisible, Johann Johannsson
Saturday A Camp (ft. Nina Persson of The Cardigans), Loney Dear, 2manydjs, A Certain Ratio, Mocky, BLK JKS, Nina Kinert, Riton, A-Trak, Health, Madensuyu, Tiny Masters of Today >>> Many artists will follow on both days!!

The Smile off Your Face – Ontroerend Goed, Uw Koninkrijk Kome – Dries Verhoeven, Mieke Maaike's Obscene Kapsalon - Villanella & het Geluidshuis, Hard Boiled - Abattoir Ferme

Schil, Ilse van der Laan, Hidde van Schie

Motel Mozaique 2009

Back in 2007 I floated the idea of Interesting Sounds, people kindly expressed interest, but I never got round to doing anything about it. Then at the end of last year the good people of the Arnolfini in Bristol said they'd like to do an Interesting thing, and we realised that it would be a good place to do Interesting Sounds. So that's what we're going to do.

THE BASIC POINT is for people to show and talk about Interesting Sound-producing things they've made. Not just to perform with their 'thing' but to talk about what they've made, why they did it, what's interesting about it. It could be acoustic, electronic, anything. The principles of Interesting will apply - short talks, no frills, lots of clapping. As we're keeping people to 10 minutes then we're not going to insist on live demos (that will involve too much setting/tuning up). You can demo your thing live if you like, but you'll only get 10 minutes or so on stage and not much more for setting up, so if you want to make a video or audio or whatever that'll be great. Does that make sense?

More info interestingsounds (at) russelldavies (dot) com


Berlin's own Bpitch is celebrating 10 years , their tour will make a stop in Holland , Effenaar , Eindhoven 30.05.2009 showcasing Ellen Allien , Sascha Funke , Thomas Muller live and Visuals by Pfadfinderei.

Parisian Label Kill the Dj has released the new Battant album , " No Head "
Video for the track Radio rod is also now available

Watch | Battant - Radio rod

Kill the Dj are offering a free Chloé dj mix , get it Here

Shitkatapult are also on the celebrating mode , 100 strikes and are giving away a fresh CLP mix , you can get it here.

Strike 100 is a phenomenal record , very electronic/ambient with loads of unreleased tracks from their crew and friends , my favorite track from the released was very unexpected , a beautiful Indie/Shoegase collaboration between Julia Hummer’s and Pluramon " If Time was on my Side ".

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