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

Robert Fripp


29/02/2012

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
 

24/02/2012

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.

23/02/2012

Crops

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




more analogic link

19/02/2012

Silence


"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 


Ears


16/02/2012

Singing ringing tree

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

14/02/2012

Beuys & Christiansen

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


via Maxime G.

Phin

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


13/02/2012

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



10/02/2012

08/02/2012

La pioggia

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


05/02/2012

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
speech…"

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"

04/02/2012

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




03/02/2012

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"

02/02/2012

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