Posts Tagged → music
OK Computer but everything is my voice
Conceptual art meets music meets internet culture meets madness…
The Sonic Side of TikTok
“A Brief Sonic Ecological Survey of TikTok Meme Culture“, by Max Alper. A super interesting article on sound based memes on TikTok:
Turning random internet drama into songs
Everywhere at the End of Time
Why Are TikTok Teens Listening to an Album About Dementia?
“Everywhere at the End of Time,” a conceptual album about memory loss, has found a second life on TikTok, where it’s spurred a challenge of sorts.
Winamp Skin Museum
John Was Trying To Contact Aliens
John Shepherd spent 30 years trying to contact extraterrestrials by broadcasting music millions of miles into space.
John Was Trying to Contact Aliens | Official Trailer | Netflix
Holly Herndon’s Eternal Video
“Holly Herndon’s video for her dizzying new song “Eternal” follows the lonely journey of a machine as it analyzes and connects to a human face. It’s blurry and disorienting: a collage of eyes, ears, and mouths materializing in front of the camera, soundtracked by one of the most direct melodies Herndon has ever composed. Synth-orchestra blasts beam in from Y2K pop radio. A dance rhythm keeps stalling out while it’s buffering. “Right in front of my eyes,” a choir sings, slowly, in unison”.
Minus (2002) by Christoph Büchel: a punk-concert was held inside a room at the Kunstverein Hannover. Immediately after the show, the entire room was frozen.
Music For Sleeping Children
Music for Sleeping Children is an experimental collaboration between internationally recognized visual artist Charlie White and Mercury-nominated musician and producer Boom Bip (also known as Bryan Hollon). The project stems from White’s investigations of the representation of American adolescence, and was born from a relationship forged between White and Hollon in 2009 when they collaborated on “We Like to Shop,” a simple clap-along song from White’s experimental cartoon, OMG BFF LOL that Hollon converted into a throbbing club track for the work’s US premier at the Aldrich Museum. From there, White and Hollon set out to realize a far more ambitious project conceived by White as the marriage of in-depth teen interviews, discussions, and studio projects with pop, electronica, hip hop and experimental composition. Working in tandem, White and Hollon fashioned the concept of each track around the original studio recordings of teen girls ranging in age from 12 to 16. From eager enthusiasms, to exuberant chants, to adolescent melancholia, Music for Sleeping Children underscores the complex tensions resonant in the teen voices while transforming each girl into a popular music form of her own. Magical, uncomfortable, and original, Music for Sleeping Children is an artwork, an archive, and an album.
Paul’s Boutique would be impossible today
“Matt Yglesias argues that because of the way copyright is viewed by the public and interpreted by lawmakers and the courts, making an album like The Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique would be nearly impossible today.”
Pussy Riot strikes back
“Feisty anti-Kremlin activists — the ones that terrorized the Red Square with purple smoke bombs and an illegal performance of their hardcore tune Putin Pissed Himself – strike again! Pussy Riot crashed Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour with their new anthem Virgin, Exorcise Putin! and its catchy chorus of “Holy shit, shit, shit/Holy shit, shit, shit.” Watch the video as they trash around and get dragged out by security and Russian nuns.”
“In summer 2011 The Flaming Lips released collaborative vinyl EPs with Lightning Bolt, Neon Indian and Prefuse 73. The ‘starter blob’ of vinyl for each disc was assembled by hand using random amounts of different vinyl colors, ensuring that every record would be unique. Here are a couple of Flickr photosets of the finished products (and a bit of the process) as they came off the presses.”
Laurie Spiegel Playing the Bell Labs Digital Synthesizer, better known as the Alles Machine or Alice, an experimental additive synthesizer designed by Harold G. Alles and Douglas Bayer at Bell Labs in 1977-78.
What doesn’t kill you…
In 1888, German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche coined a phrase that would inspire lazy musicians for more than 100 years…
(via Driveby Blogging)
Hey Mister, music video by the Magic Machines, is entirely made of animated gifs…
The Cup Game
Si chiama “The Cup Game” ed è un gioco arcinoto negli States, perlopiù tra bambini e adolescenti, che lo usano come passatempo durante i campeggi estivi. Cosa serve? Un bicchiere di plastica e un po’ di senso del ritmo. Nel giugno 2009 però, una band tutta al femminile, le Lulu and the Lampshades, ha deciso di utilizzare quel beat per scrivere una canzone, che hanno poi postato su Youtube.
Il pezzo si chiama “Cups” (You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone) ed è di quelli che restano in testa dopo solo un ascolto. Tuttavia, non è diventato molto famoso fino al giugno 2011, quando Anna Burden, diciassettenne dell’Indiana, non ha deciso di realizzarne una cover, sfornando una versione che batte l’originale per ritmica e grazia vocale.
Ma il “cup beat” è diventato una vera mania e Youtube pullula di ragazzi che si cimentano con il gioco, e con la canzone. Eccone alcuni. Non viene voglia di provare? A me si.
e infine… ecco il mio :-)
Tim Buckley’s magic
(via Dangerous Minds)
“In Moon Score (1975-1979), Hitoshi Nomura photographed the moon on film marked with five lines (like staff paper). The project was supposedly inspired by Nomura spotting the moon moving behind telephone wires. In an early exhibition of the piece, visitors began to hum the “score”, and later exhibitions featured a CD with a string quartet or chorus performing the score. Later Nomura made a similar series called ‘birds’ photographing just birds.” You can listen to the music here.
(via TRIANGULATION BLOG)