Music video for Word by Kool A.D. aka artist / rapper Victor Vasquez, directed and animated by LA animator Teddy O’Connor. Character designs, backrounds and storyboards by Kool A.D.
NSFW – via stash
Sweet electronic warblings from the Greenlander DWNS†▲†Ξ (Downstate), The Drip Taper EP, Urban Waves Records, 2013.
Graphic design and basic electronics combined to turn a simple sheet of paper into a functioning speaker for educational use, by Toulouse-based product designer Coralie Gourguechon.
The speaker cone is detached from the sheet, and spreads out to form a mechanical amplification of the sound system, and the position of the cone is also an indicator of operation. When flat, the speaker is turned off, as the folding close the circuit, creating a switch system mecanically.
Short musical phrases, records of rubbing leaves against a turntable, by composer and music sound designer Diego Stocco
via transparent cities
Find more on artist’s musical projects based on trees and other natural ingredients
Live MPC session based on funk songs by Greek DJ and producer Billa Qause of BQ beats and Beatquick, recorded in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Play (+ scroll) to hear some Alice Russel and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings tracks sampled, chopped and performed in a unique way.
Film / edit by VBer
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.