Posts Tagged ‘music’

Science Machine

18 June 2008

“The video is a condensed time lapse of screenshots over a several month period. Total physical drawing time is close to 40 hours and I’d add an equal amount of time for concept time and readying the print. A screenshot was taken every 5 seconds, which actually results in a full 18 minute video, but I shrunk it into a video under 7 minutes for entertainment’s sake.” Chad Pugh

Antony and the Johnsons – Mysteries of Love and The Lake

18 June 2008

Click images to play animated videos from the World of Adam.

mysteries of love


the lake

Werner Herzog – Letzte Worte (1968)

18 June 2008

Short film by Herzog, about a hermit who is brought back to civilisation and refuses to speak (an early version of Kapsar Hauser, perhaps?), filmed in Spinalonga, Crete. Look here for short description, more details and a reference. Victoria Hislop has recently published a book about the island of Spinalonga which used to be a leper colony.

Theremin

17 June 2008

A theremin is unique among musical instruments in that it is performed without being touched by the operator. It was invented by Russian inventor Léon Theremin. To play, the player moves his hands around the antennas, controlling frequency (pitch) and amplitude (volume). The theremin is associated with “alien”, surreal, and eerie-sounding portamento, glissando, tremolo, and vibrato sounds, which led to its use in soundtracks such as Spellbound, The Lost Weekend, and The Day the Earth Stood Still.

Clara Rockmore (shown in the video above) is generally considered to be the most accomplished performer ever of the theremin electronic musical instrument.

Armen Ra (pictured on the left) is chief among the contemporary thereminsts on this planet. An Armenian born in Iran with a musical family, everything Armen plays from Romantic masterpieces to Persian and Armenian classics is filled with nuance and passion. Armen designs every detail in his performance including his costumes and jewelry.

Bassline Baseline

17 June 2008

Bassline Baseline is a video essay that investigates the invention, failure and subsequent resurrection of the mythic Roland TB-303 Bass Line music machine in the last two decades of the 20th century.

Glenn Gould

16 June 2008

A large collection of videos with Glenn Gould performing.

A Deeper Groove

16 June 2008

This podcast is playing DJ mixes of deep and soulfull house music.

Deep mix Moscow Radio

16 June 2008

is here.

Pjorto – The man with the musical suit

16 June 2008

…is here