A while back I wrote about a concert when I saw The Hilliard Ensemble perform with Jan Garbarek. Here’s a video manipulation of a 36-layered performance of The Hilliard Ensemble singing Johannes Ockeghem’s Deo Gratias. I saw this first on Root Blog, but you can find it also on the website of creator Rudi Knoops.
I’m really fascinated by both architecture and sculpture, and these structures, commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and 70s, certainly fit into both categories. These structures were constructed for a variety of reasons – to commemorate WWII battle sites (Tjentište, Kozara, & Kadinjača), places where concentration camps were located (Jasenovac & Niš), or places that the government wanted to supplant its agenda. Into later decades these structures were not maintained, which has led some of them to a state of abandon (and which I also have a fascination with). If you’d like to read more: visit here.
Summer may be officially over, but it’s still on my mind. When I think about summer, I inadvertently think of fireflies. This Japanese photographer, using slow shutter speeds, has captured the amazing beauty of the fireflies as they dance across Summer’s evening horizon. These photos were taken in various locations around Maniwa and Okayama Prefecture in Japan between 2008-2011.
For the last couple of years the blog Dispokino has held a monthly feature on Television Station Identification segments. These short segments are ways that stations or programs would identify themselves or prepare those watching for the next program. Dispokino has curated a great collection of these and I have selected a few of my favorites here:
Here’s one from Heinz Edelmann (who you’ll recognize from The Beatles’s Yellow Submarine) for German television station ZDF for use in the 70′s.
The Star Trek Enterprise’s ambient engine noise (24 Hour Idle) for your relaxation pleasure:
Peter Saville has been one of the most influential graphic designers – responsible for many iconic album covers, especially for Factory Records – over the last three decades. The design group Visualized have just released a video in which Saville explains the inspiration behind Joy Division‘s Unknown Pleasures album cover which used a page from the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Astronomy which showed “a comparative path demonstration of the frequency of a signal from a pulsating star.”
French artist and film maker Arnaud Maguet – along with French group Hifiklub – have filmed a documentary about prolific lo-fi rock legend R. Stevie Moore. The film is called I Am A Genius (And There’s Nothing I Can Do About It) and is subtitled “A Movie About Some Situations With R. Stevie Moore” and was filmed in Nashville, Tennessee. More details see here and watch the film below.
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