Thursday, 2 July 2009
Vladislav Delay,Adobe cs3 Interactive,My Secret Heart,Virgile,Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette,Takcom,Sebastien Wierinck,Social Collider,Home
Leaf records announces the forthcoming album of Sasu Ripatti (a.k.a. Vladislav Delay) called Tummaa ("Dark"), out on 24 August 2009.
Finnish composer Sasu Ripatti returns in late summer with Tummaa, his first album as Vladislav Delay since 2007’s Whistleblower. The new album marks a significant shift in emphasis in this acclaimed musician’s work, reflecting a renewed interest in jazz and acoustic performance: Tummaa is far more organic and live-sounding than anything he’s done before.
Ripatti is considered a genuine musical maverick; the devotion inspired by the depth, innovation and emotional volume of his music is passionate in the extreme. While he has largely shunned the limelight since emerging as a producer in Helsinki in the late 90s, his prolific output (as Delay, Luomo and Uusitalo, as well as collaborations with partner Antye Greie (AGF)) speaks for itself.
His accomplishments include collaborations with a vast array of musicians and singers such as Craig Armstrong, Black Dice, Massive Attack, Towa Tei, Jake Shears, Robert Owens and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Since returning to live in Finland in 2008 after seven years in Berlin, Sasu Ripatti has begun to emerge more fully as the identity behind this decade of fascinating, although somewhat clandestine endeavours, coinciding with a return to Ripatti’s first love of performing as a percussionist.
With a wide range of experience with record labels throughout his career (from major labels with the Luomo project and the cream of the underground via Mille Plateaux, Chain Reaction, Force Tracks, and BPitch Control among many), Ripatti has for the last five years released works on his own Huume label. So it’s with great pride that long-time admirers The Leaf Label welcome Ripatti for his landmark latest release as Vladislav Delay. It marks the beginning of a new chapter in the Sasu Ripatti story.
“I wanted to take a new direction with Vladislav Delay, with more acoustic sound sources,” he explains. “I avoided as much electronics as possible, wanting to bring myself closer to my background as a drummer and percussionist.”Leaf
You have a pre listen to the track Melankolia @ Vladislav Delay Myspace
In conjunction with the launch of Adobe's CS3, this interactive mural installation was designed by Brand New School for Goodby, Silverstein & Partners of San Francisco. Using some fairly sophisticated programming and tracking hardware, peoples' movements are recorded and translated into an animated mixed-media mural that reflects the creative license afforded by the new Adobe CS3 software package. From left to right, the mural evolves from simplicity to complexity as more elements are introduced. Brand New School
Watch | Adobe cs3 Interactive
My Secret Heart is a music and film installation & performance commissioned by Streetwise Opera with music composed by Mira Calix and sound design by David Sheppard. Working with video artists Flat-e, we created a film to accompany the 48 minute performance, as well as versions for an installation and short film.
Streetwise Opera are a charity who use music as a tool to help people who have experienced homelessness move forward in their lives. They run a weekly music programme, resident in 10 homeless centres around the country - and also stage an annual production which gives their performers the chance to star in quality shows where there are high-expectations, no compromise and no patronising. The voices you hear in the music, and people you see in the film, are from Streetwise workshops around the UK. 100+ Streetwise performers also sang at the My Secret Heart premiere at the Royal Festival Hall in December 2008. My Secret Heart is about their story.
Watch | My Secret Heart
Virgile is very shy guy who's trying to date a charming girl by turning himself into funny and manly characters.
This is the very first movie from Flying V = Clément Soulmagnon & Gary Levesque, two classmates from the 2008 Supinfocom prom.
Just one year after achieving successfully school with student movies "Gary" & "Yankee Gal", they are proud to present their new short film made in Paris at Wizz Design.
Watch | Virgile
Super cool motion graphics by Takcom , Audio driven particles.
Little bit key framed. All done in one day include rendering 6hours.
Watch | ME vs ME vs TAKCOM™ in one day.
New Music video from Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette
Watch | Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette - Boys & Girls
If every space is unique, why not every piece of furniture? In introducing OnSiteOO, designer Sebastien Wierinck takes a systematic approach to this philosophy. Using industrial tubing normally found only at building sites, he crafts robust seating elements featuring complex forms. These are standard objects that assume their definitive form only on site, as the name suggests, and are thus 'programmed' for use on the street or in the exhibition space. They are comfortable spatial compositions, motionless choreography, if you will: functional objects that make their presence known and leave the observer wondering whether the maker is an artist or a furniture designer. Sebastien Wierinck
The Social Collider reveals cross-connections between conversations on Twitter.
With the Internet's promise of instant and absolute connectedness, two things appear to be curiously underrepresented: both temporal and lateral perspective of our data-trails. Yet, the amount of data we are constantly producing provides a whole world of contexts, many of which can reveal astonishing relationships if only looked at through time.
This experiment explores these possibilities by starting with messages on the microblogging-platform Twitter. One can search for usernames or topics, which are tracked through time and visualized much like the way a particle collider draws pictures of subatomic matter. Posts that didn't resonate with anyone just connect to the next item in the stream. The ones that did, however, spin off and horizontally link to users or topics who relate to them, either directly or in terms of their content.
The Social Collider acts as a metaphorical instrument which can be used to make visible how memes get created and how they propagate. Ideally, it might catch the Zeitgeist at work.
You can read more about the project here.
We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth's climate. The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in the effort, and HOME has been conceived to take a message of mobilization out to every human being. For this purpose, HOME needs to be free. A patron, the PPR Group, made this possible. EuropaCorp, the distributor, also pledged not to make any profit because Home is a non-profit film. HOME has been made for you : share it! And act for the planet.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand, GoodPlanet Fundation President
Watch | Home