Short musical phrases, records of rubbing leaves against a turntable, by composer and music sound designer Diego Stocco
There’s No Sound in My Head
(20 minutes) USA
Composer Mark Applebaum’s cryptic, painfully fastidious, wildly elaborate, and unreasonably behemoth pictographic score “The Metaphysics of Notation” consists of seventy linear feet of highly detailed, hand-drawn glyphs, two hanging mobiles, and absolutely no written or verbal instructions. Installed for one year at the Cantor Arts Center Museum on the Stanford University campus it received forty-five weekly performances from interpreters from around the world. There’s No Sound in My Head investigates the project and Applebaum’s development as a composer. Through interviews with composers and musicologists, performance footage, and conversations with Applebaum as he draws in his studio, the film poses questions about the borders between music and visual art.
Critics have described the movie as “a ‘Pina’ for the queer and sexually liberated crowd” while Peaches herself likes to describe it as “The Jukebox Musical that got a Sex Change”!
An autobiographical electro-rock-opera with an air of Tron but loads of dicks and pussies. A species of “anti-jukebox musical”, in which the Canadian artist unleashes her vision of the world based on contagious beats and hermaphrodite dancers. Food for thought # and more…
When Maria was leaving Christina to sing at Covent Garden in London, where people had slept outside for five nights to get tickets, as she was leaving the Christina in the Mediterranean to fly back to London, he said to her: why do you bother to sing? I’ve got plenty of money.. (Robert Sutherland’s interview here)
The Human Speaker collar by Nic Wallenberg is able to turn one’s mouth into a speaker.
It bypasses the vocal chords and transmits vibrations directly into the upper throat so wearers can play music by only moving their lips and mouth.
Each collar can produce up to two music notes at a time, so the more people using the collars together the more complex the compositions can become.
Via juxtapoz. Link to video.
I know, I know, I know it is old, but it is so good that I cant resist! Orbital’s “the box” with Tilda Swinton as traveler. Plus an already “retro” vision of London ( except the garbage at thames, they are probably still there) .
German media company Sky Deutschland is proposing to transmit adverts via train windows so that the sound appears to “come from inside the user’s head” when passengers lean against them.
The idea would use bone conduction technology, a technique that transmits sound to the inner ear by passing vibrations through the skull.
The Toa Mata Band by Italian music producer Giuseppe Acito is a fully working music band made up of several tiny robotic LEGO figures, programmed to play various electronic instruments.
Each “member” of the band is constructed from LEGO Bionicle pieces rigged with rubber bands and pulleys. Their arms are controlled by an Arduino Uno connected to an iPad running Nord Beat, a MIDI sequencer app. The tiny bots essentially perform a MIDI sequence by hitting the instrument they’re facing when prompted.
Nature Sounds for Me is a sound mixer that uses nature sound environments such as sea waves, wind, birds, or even cat purr. You can save your compositions creating an online link, or you can download them as .ogg files.
Click on image above to hear wewastetime’s spooky mix with sounds of crying whales.