Lucian Busse, who documented the vibrant Chinese punk rock scene as cinematographer (Beijing Bubbles) and director (The Joyside of Europe), is also involved in the visualization of alternative music in his hometown of Berlin. Check out these three videos he created for local bands Die Türen and Lucyhoneychurch.
Die Türen - Leben oder Streben
This Super 8 clip offers another behind the scenes glimpse into the home of Anemaet and Soppela. The home is both workplace and private space for the couple, a situation that nurtures creativity and closeness but may also be too much of a good thing…
And here are some “Home Recordings” from 1983 - the lyrics Continue Reading
Or what about the post-Wall 90s pilgrimage of techno musicians like Jeff Mills from Detroit, Richie Hawtin from the Candian-US border region and many others. Not to forget the turn of the millennium Canadian invasion spearheaded by Peaches and (the now Chilly) Gonzales, with Taylor Savvy and Feist soon joining the ranks. In the second Continue Reading
RADICAL ACT producer Erin Donovan catches up with iconic singer-songwriter Gretchen Phillips via Skype, 15 years after Radical Act’s completion . They discuss her music’s mission, ‘out’ gay musicians, Mercury phases, online vs. really being there and more.
Randomly browsing the google image search I came across a site called ‘The Lake Clinic Cambodia‘, “a project dedicated to bringing basic healthcare, as well as disease surveillance and proper medical referrals to a severely isolated and underserved region of Cambodia — the Tonle Sap.” And - listed with photo and cv there was Ralf Continue Reading
Watch the inspiration of Amos Poe’s Warhol homage EMPIRE II at Club Transmediale:
“Groupshow presents an 8-hour performance with Andy Warhol’s film ‘Empire’, a marathon event which dissolves into a hybrid of audiovisual installation and concert. Here, improvisation as a process-based art form meets a cinematic study of time unfolding. The single-shot recording of New York’s Continue Reading
Check out what Dietmar Post and Lucía Palacios - the duo responsible for the acclaimed music doc MONKS - THE TRANSATLANTIC FEEDBACK - have just released:
KLANGBAD: AVANT-GARDE IN THE MEADOWS(GER/SP/USA - 85 min - 2009)
The Klangbad festival is Germany’s premiere live event for adventurous ears. Acts who have performed their include Kammerflimmer Kollektief and a Continue Reading
Songs have traveled across oceans and continents and been heard and recreated far from their origins. Such are the impressions on Kari Iveland’s new CD. She traveled to Madagascar and found new versions of the songs Europeans exported more than a hundred years ago.
The album features performances by Iveland, four Malagasy choirs, two Malagasy instrumentalists Continue Reading