4/30/10

Sounds, Shapes, Future Civilizations

SSFC are LA based art couple Sara Ludy and Austin Meredith, whose work I'm always psyched to see because it's all over retrograde future coolness. I met Sara when I lived in Chicago where I stumbled upon her at art related activities and other of the funnest events, including Lava Lounge's Italo Disco nights being held back then by legendary djs such as Tobias Berbingler, Brock Manke, Johnny Love and others... and Carpark's Atomly parties, including a memorable kraftwerk night where kraftwerk songs were being remixed live along the screening of 80s future-based theme movies. They are currently making art, including video/film/VJ work, and playing with their band Tremblexy in LA.





http://www.soundsfc.com

I Met the Walrus

Collaboration between director Josh Raskin and illustrators James Braithwaite and Alex Kurina for an animated short film inspired by the original recording of an interview a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic made. Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon's hotel room and convinced him to do the interview. They used the original recording as the soundtrack.

4/28/10

Broadcast and The Focus Group

This video is one of a series of collaborative work between Trish Keenan (Broadcast) and Julian House (The Focus Group) which combine a lot of not-so-obvious elements that I'm currently exploring and trying to incorporate in a current creative/design project, including the collaging of different elements to record and explore, what they call "radio age" and I call future spiritual experience...



http://futurecrayon.blogspot.com/

I'm an aunt!

Since 4:15AM EST 2:15 AM PST I'm a first time aunt!!!

4/27/10

Fashionable Technology

Interview with Sabine Seymour and the designers and artists showcased in her book and exhibit at Eyebeam gallery in NYC "Fashionable Technology."

4/14/10

Showing Friends Around

Friends are visiting from NYC, and having visitors from out of town always gives me the chance to do touristy stuff.

Love it! Today we went to the California Academy of Science.

4/10/10

Mills College

I'm really psyched that this past semester I had the chance to attend many activities at Mills College, meet many people there, and hang out there a lot. Mills is one of those under the radar treasures of the bay area that encourages innovative forms of all types of art: visual arts, music, letters. For those of you that don't know anything about Mills, the college has nurtured the talents of many extraordinaire avant-garde composers of our time. It's an all girls liberal arts private college undergrad level and coed for higher degrees. Out of all the art and music I've seen in the bay area and in all the major cities I've lived in or traveled to, Mills exhibits, recitals, and readings always seem to be a step forward, or at least inspired by the best or underrated and interpreted beautifully. This is a great little video I found of Harry Partch conducting a student performance of his music on his instruments at Mills College in the 50s. Gem.

4/5/10

Found this framed Erica Wilson vintage embroidery on canvas at a thrift store in Oakland's China Town. I assume it was made somewhere between 1968 to 1976. It's super funny in person, and fits the found object crafty natury theme I'm going for in my current living room, which is surrounded by bay views, red woods, and other gorgeous nature, here in the Berkeley hills.

4/2/10

Two of my Favorite Musical Instruments Technology in One!

The Moog synthesizer was invented by pioneer of electronic music Dr. Robert Arthur Moog. Although a native of New York, Robert Moog spent most of his life living, creating instruments and working as a music research professor at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He earned degrees in physics, electrical engineering, and engineering physics.

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The Theremin is a Russian instrument named after its Russian inventor, Professor Léon Theremin. The instrument usually consists of two metal antennas which sense the position of the musician's hands and control oscillators for frequency with one hand, and volume with the other, the electric signals from the instrument are then amplified and sent to a speaker.

The theremin creates an eerie sound, which has led to its use in movie soundtracks and also art music (especially avant-garde and 20th- and 21st-century new music), and in rock mostly by Psychedelic Rock bands. It's one of the first electronic instruments.

Here I updated my video posting to the newest combination of both great inventions created by the Moog company:

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