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

Robert Fripp


21/02/2017

Radio Nova' jingles

Some more new "Radio Nova archives" from the early 80s,
when this radio was cheeky, experimental and free.




and many others on "Radio Nova archives

16/02/2017

Herakles 2


"Herakles 2" is a music for 5 brass instruments, drum and sampler
composed by Heiner Goebbels in 1992
Commissioned by the Ensemble Intercontemporain, it was first released in Paris,
then on the 1993 ECM record interpreted by Ensemble Moderne.

The title was taken from prose text in Heiner Muller's play "Zement" which describes Hercules' second task, his struggle with the Hydra.
The structure of the music is inspired by the architecture of the text.

"For a long time, he believed he was still walking through the woods, in the stupefying hot winds that seemed to blow from all directions, making the trees twist like serpents in the immutable dusk, following a barely visible spoor of blood on the steadily shifting ground, alone in his battle with the beast..."

Here live in concert in Hannover, Germany
29th of March 2012
with the music brass Ensemble Schwerpunkt


other Heiner Goebbels' works on "Beyond the coda" : <<<>>>

07/02/2017

46 bis


En 1988, Pascal Baes réalise un court métrage 16mm en noir et blanc intitulé "46 bis".
Interprété par les danseuses Laurence Rondoni et Sara Denizot, ce film expérimental est tourné en pixilation, technique d'animation où des acteurs réels ou des objets sont filmés image par image.
Pascal Baes réalisera par la suite de nombreux films expérimentaux dont le non moins célèbre "Topic", tourné à Prague en 1989. 

In 1988, Pascal Baes directed a short film 16mm in black and white entitled "46 bis".
Interpreted by dancers Laurence Rondoni and Sara Denizot, this experimental film was shot in pixilation, an animation technique where real actors or objects are shot frame by frame.
Pascal Baes subsequently made numerous experimental films, including the notorious "Topic", shot in Prague in 1989.
 

"46 bis", magique film (devenu culte) des années 80, sur le célèbre tango "Ana El Owerka" du chanteur juif algérien Lili Boniche, a été tourné dans une cour de la rue de Belleville à Paris, au N° 46bis, un jour de pluie. 

"46 bis", a movie of the 80s which became cult, on the famous tango "Ana El Owerka" of the Algerian Jewish singer Lili Boniche, was shot in a courtyard of the street of Belleville in Paris, a rainy day.

https://www.discogs.com/Lili-Boniche-Ana-El-Owerka-Ma-Bineh/release/9232910

Pixilation: terme créé par le réalisateur canadien Norman MacLaren en 1959 pour son film "Neighbours" à partir du slang americain "pixilited" = démarche grotesque, saoul, saccadé, avec des discontinuités. 

03/02/2017

New ladies bands


Blind Girls Brass Band - unknown date and location

 Women mandolin band - unknown date & location

 Janietz Elite Damen Blas Orchester - Germany - circa 1914


The spanish orchestra - Iowa - 1926

 Gierk' Ladies band - Richmond, Michigan - circa 1912 - 1916 

 a ladies orchestra in Wien - circa 1910

 the Orchestra of the Iowa Industrial School for Girls - Mitchellville - Iowa - circa 1900

Thanks to the excellent blog temposenzatempo which collect a lot of these old pictures & stories, and focus on details.