Tuesday 16 June 2009

Sonic Youth,Charlesque,5 Days Off Media,Snow Angel,All Tomorrow’s Parties,Samm Hodges,U-Ram Choe,Whatever Works,LJ Kruzer

Sonic Youth have unveiled the video for “Sacred Trickster,” opening track off their new album "The Eternal".

Watch | Sonic Youth - Sacred Trickster

In a black & white Paris, little creatures with paintbrush decide to brighten up the city...

Reulf is student project from University of Paris VIII directed by Quentin Carnicelli, Charles Klipfel & Jean-François Jégo as part of our graduate program in Arts and Technologies de l'Image.
Music composed by Robert le magnifique & Olivier Mellano.

Watch | Reulf

Frozen, 5 Days Off MEDIA
2 - 26 July 2008
Melkweg Mediaroom, Paradiso

In the Mediaroom at the Melkweg multi-channel sound pieces can be experienced over an advanced speaker setup, accompanied by sound in a "frozen" form: Images and sculptural objects made using sound as input. These artworks use audio analysis and custom software processes to extract meaningful data from the sound signal, creating a mapping between audio and other media. Frozen will feature digital prints as well as four "sound sculptures" created using digital fabrication technology such as rapid prototyping, CNC and laser cutting, which allow for the direct translation of a digital model into physical form.

Frozen arose in collaboration with the Norwegian artist and curator Marius Watz, whose Generator.x project investigates the implications of generative systems and computational models of creation. The recent exhibition Generator.x 2.0: Beyond the Screen brought together artists and architects to explore the potential of this new mode of creation.

Besides Watz's own contribution, 'audio sculptures' will be on display by Andreas Nicolas Fischer (DE) & Benjamin Maus (DE), Leander Herzog (CH), and Daniel Widrig & Shajay Booshan (UK). These sculptures are based on audioworks by Freiband (Nl, Frans de Waard), and Alexander Rishaug (No). Frozen

A girl from a strange family falls prey to her doppelgänger in this surreal animation that resulted from a collaborative script by John Malkovich for Sony.

To set the scene: a girl looks from a window onto a snowy vista, where she ventures to make a row of snow angels. That is until her doppelgänger buries her in the snow and returns to the house, which is populated by circus folk; a midget, a fire-eater, a contortionist and ‘her’ mother who wears a bandage over one eye. The girl is then sent upstairs call the other girls for breakfast, who turn out to be identical to her, and all dressed in gymnast outfits. Meanwhile outside a groundsman and his dog discover the original girl and begin to dig out the snow. The girls lead the doppelgänger down to breakfast, where her mother takes off her clothes to reveal the same gymnast outfit beneath. Then at the urging of the fire-eater, the midget attempts (and fails) to throw a strawberry into the mother’s mouth much to the glee of the onlookers. The doppelgänger runs to the window, through which we can see it is now Spring and the groundsman stands to reveal a white lilly on the spot where the original girl lay.Short of the Week

Watch | Snow Angel - Online Script Project


FEATURING: Belle And Sebastian / Grizzly Bear / Sonic Youth / Battles / Portishead / Daniel Johnston / Grinderman / David Cross / Animal Collective / The Boredoms / Les Savy Fav / Mogwai / Octopus Project / Slint / The Dirty Three / The Yeah Yeah Yeahs / The Gossip / GZA / Seasick Steve / Iggy And The Stooges / A Hawk And A Hacksaw / Fuck Buttons / Micah P Hinson / Two Gallants / Akron/Family / Jah Shaka / Saul Williams / Shellac / Patti Smith / John Cooper Clark / Lightning Bolt / Roscoe Mitchell / The Mars Volta

Coming Soon from Warp Films

In an out-of-season holiday camp on the coast of England, alternative music festival All Tomorrow’s Parties serves up a heady combination of alternative music, crazy golf and chalet-living; all curated by a single band or artist. This post-punk DIY bricolage uses material generated by the fans and musicians themselves, on a multitude of formats and over the history of ATP, to capture the uncompromising spirit of a parallel music universe. All Tomorrow’s Parties was created by All Tomorrow’s People and Jonathan Caouette. Ourtrueintent

Watch | All Tomorrow's Parties

Fantastic reel from Samm Hodges , awesome combination of graphics and sound.

Watch | Samm Hodges/Mothlight Design Reel '09

U-Ram Choe work engages a fanciful dialog of aesthetics and machinery, and explores themes of biological transformation, flight, and movement. In his recent work, large-scale metal and plastic automata materialize with such a delicacy and weightlessness that it seems to take on the shape and silhouette of an organic life form. Motors, heat and light sensitive materials add to the intricacy of Choe's kinetic sculptures.

With Choe's incorporation of scientific nomenclature into artwork titling systems, walking into the gallery space can be reminiscent of touring a prehistoric exhibit at a natural science or history museum-there are certain elements of recognition: mechanical diagrams, text descriptions of habitats, visible evidence of fins evolving into wings, and even propellers. The warm biologic livelihoods of machine-creatures become the subject in Choe's work. These dynamic forms bear emotion and have anthropological roots, despite their streamlined metallic sheen. Narratives authored by the artist complement his 3-dimensional designs and drawings. Wikipedia

Whatever Works is an upcoming 2009 comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen. The film is a black comedy featuring Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood, Patricia Clarkson, Kristen Johnston, Ed Begley, Jr., Michael McKean, and Henry Cavill. David stars as Boris Yelnikoff, an eccentric, misanthropic physicist from Greenwich Village who becomes entangled with a young girl from the south (played by Wood) and her parents. The movie was filmed in New York City, marking Allen's return to his native city after a four-film sojourn in Europe. "It's very classic Woody Allen but it's still different than anything he's done," revealed Wood in a December 2008 interview. Wikipedia

Watch | Whatever Works

LJ Kruzer and Uncharted Audio present the Tam Variations, eight engaging experimental versions of Tam, a piece which features on Kruzer's forthcoming album Manhood & Electronics. Each variation is the end result of methodical sequences of sound processing exploring all the possibilities of computer manipulation of digitised sound data - stretching, squashing, restretching and resquashing giving the concertina'd timbres of Tamz; filtering, distorting and reverberating backwards and forwards to create the rough textures of Tamx and Tamxr; modulating brown noise with the source audio to give Tamb; and simple stretching and reverberating resulting in the billowy melancholy of the collection's opener Tam814.

The Tam Variations are available for free as 128kbps mp3s, and name your price for higher quality formats only here. Manhood & Electronics is set for release as a CD and download on Uncharted Audio on June 29th 2009.

Watch | Tam - LJ Kruzer Video

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