"Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence. Sound is that cup, but empty. Noise is that cup, but broken.”

Robert Fripp

"Le rôle de l'artiste créateur est de créer des lois, non pas de suivre celles qui sont déjà faites"
Ferruccio Busoni

"Go, go, go! ... Go! go! ..."
John Lee Hooker


Silence encore

" ... j'ai toujours pensé aux peintures blanches comme n'étant pas passives, mais... en fait, hypersensibles. ... 
Si bien qu'on pouvait les regarder et pratiquement voir, d'après leurs ombres portées, combien de personnes étaient dans la pièce, ou à quelle heure de le journée il était..."
Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg “Erased de Kooning Drawing”
via woody wood cutter


The bridge

"The bridge" (1928) , one of the first  experimental movies by Joris Ivens, before he was invited for a tour in Russia, on the invitation of Poudovkine.

thanks to Stéphanie Q.



an animation by Gerco de Ruijter around centre pivot irrigation.
this trailer was made using 1000 circles cropped in Google Earth

more analogic link



"It is better to make a piece of music than to perform one, better to perform one than to listen to one, better to listen to one than to misuse it as a means of distraction, entertainment, or acquisition of "culture."
John Cage 



Singing ringing tree

A collection of tubes makes the strangest sounds when the wind blows
designed by the architect Tonkin Liu


Beuys & Christiansen

Beuys & Christiansen
"Schottische Symphonie" / "Requiem Of Art"
performed at Edinburgh College Of Art, August 21, 1970

via Maxime G.


The phin is a type of lute originating in Isan with a pear-shaped body
 played by mostly Ethnic Laotians in Thailand and Laos,
 having frets on the neck over which two or three metal strings run,
 plucked by pick of the right hand while playing.
 Here, Mr. Somprasong play a double headed phin.

and in the streets of Bangkok


Silence of silence

   "The silence depressed me. It wasn't the silence of silence. It was my own silence."  
   Sylvia Plath
   The bell jar - 1963



La pioggia

A song by Antonio Russolo, Luigi's brother,
with excerpts of Fernand Leger's Ballet Mécanique


Recorded speech

"…By using recorded speech as a source of electronic or tape music, speech-melody and
meaning are presented as they naturally occur. It's quite different from setting words to
music where one as to fit a number of syllabus to number of notes, and decide what their
melody relation will be. In speech, question of how many notes to a syllabi, or what their
melody will be, do not arise: the speech just come out. instead of setting words to music, I
simply choose the exact segment of recorded speech I was intuitively drawn to as musical
material. My original interest in electronic music was the possibility of working with recorded

Steve Reich, "Writtings in music, 1965-2000 , Oxford University Press, 2002

à noter la sortie en France de la pure fiction de Jérôme Orsini, pleine d'ironie et de pertinence
intitulée "Au détour et autour, Steve Reich" - les éditions chemin de ronde,  2011

Il s'agit d'un livre sur un ensemble de pièces composées par Steve Reich dans la seconde moitié des années 1960, notamment: Come Out, It's Gonna Rain, Piano Phase, Clapping Music.
"Il faut l'écouter. Ceci est un essai. Ou mieux: une pure fiction"


Jason Singh & the birds

 "Conference of the birds", a Jason Singh's live performance
at The Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester - 19/08/2011

more : Beatbox and morchang

& more : thesinghthing


Destroy All Monsters

Mike Kelley who was part of that band in the 70s just passed away...

Destroy all monsters : "I love you, but you're dead"


Birds again

Beside of Fred Frith, Keith Rowe, Bill Orcutt, Derek Bailey,
Paul Metzger, Jean François Pauvros
and many others,
my favorite guitar players...

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot at Barbican Center - London - 2010