TOKYO NOISE (documentary, 2002)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga6ZwfsS1cA Tokyo, the metropolis of sound, movement and culture. We experience the city through interviews with the world known photographer Nobuyoshi Araki, the game designer Shono, the musician Mayuko Hino and others. The participants give their view on Robotics, shintoism, “love hotels” and a photoclub specialized in images on mount Fuji.

“Universal”, poema de Olga Lucía Betancourt

Ser Universal es puentesobre el abismo del Tiempo.Voy de país en país,hechizada por sus músicasy sus idiomas complejos.Cada melodía ofreceel filtro de la distancia- evocación para el alma-,y la música que amoestá en clave de Nostalgia.Soy la gitana andariegaentre la música “Klezmer”.Y en el alto Azerbajánsoy “Aziza Mustafá”,que es la voz de sus mujeres.Soy eslava, … Continuar lendo “Universal”, poema de Olga Lucía Betancourt

György Ligeti: the M.C. Escher of music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5yF44IlmzU&pp=qAMBugMGCgJwdBAB Who is the master of musical illusions? The Music equivalent of M.C. Escher? Escher himself would probably say J.S. Bach but in this video I make the case for Hungarian composer György Ligeti, whose work is full of Musical Illusions. In this video I look at the following musical illusions: 03:36 The Infinite Loop … Continuar lendo György Ligeti: the M.C. Escher of music

Nick Cave on the so-called “Cancel Culture”

What is mercy for you? VALERIO, TURIN, ITALY What do you think of cancel culture? FRANCES, LOS ANGELES, USA Dear Valerio and Frances, Mercy is a value that should be at the heart of any functioning and tolerant society. Mercy ultimately acknowledges that we are all imperfect and in doing so allows us the oxygen … Continuar lendo Nick Cave on the so-called “Cancel Culture”

Prisencolinensinainciusol – Adriano Celetano

Em 1972, o cantor italiano Adriano Celentano lançou uma canção intitulada Prisencolinensinainciusol (pronuncia-se “prízen-coli-nên-sináin-tchúzol”), que evidentemente não significa nada (apenas uma longa palavra que parece um nome de remédio). O videclipe é divertidíssimo e ilustrativo da ideia da canção. Celentano faz o papel de um professor, no meio de uma chamada de presença. Ele chama … Continuar lendo Prisencolinensinainciusol – Adriano Celetano

A relação de Nick Cave com o Brasil

Nick Cave não era o artista mundialmente aclamado de hoje quando veio tocar no Brasil com sua banda, The Bad Seeds, em 1989. Atraíra alguma atenção na virada dos anos 70 para os 80 como líder da banda pós-punk (e underground) The Birthday Party, e com os Bad Seeds havia lançados discos de respeito no … Continuar lendo A relação de Nick Cave com o Brasil

Words of wisdom: music and the business

"Money break groups up like The 5 Heartbeats..." (Wyclef Jean) "It's our responsibility as musicians to keep it fresh, to keep it interesting, and for the most part, musicians don't. They're very willing to conform to whatever is cool and whatever makes money. It sounds mean, but what really I meant was it's our responsibility  … Continuar lendo Words of wisdom: music and the business

“Clair de Lune” (Debussy) on piano for an 80 y.o. elephant – Paul Barton

Elephants have such a musical ear. Paul Barton sets a piano in the wilderness and plays a wide variety of classical compositions for elephants to listen to. The big fella gets all emotional during the audition, flapping his ears with joy... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1qQOGCyRbY

O batedor de palmas tristonho (um microconto) – Rodrigo Menezes

NA ESQUINA da praça do coreto, uma fanfarra de ciganos executava virtuosamente a sua música, ganha-pão, para transeuntes desinteressados e apressados, salvo um. Aparentemente estrangeiro (não diria “turista”, mas viajante, errante), estava comodamente recostado na mureta do outro lado da rua, fumando um cigarro, enquanto escutava e olhava a banda. Fanfarra numerosa, difícil de sustentar, … Continuar lendo O batedor de palmas tristonho (um microconto) – Rodrigo Menezes

Nick Cave Says Creativity Is His Response to ‘Crisis’ (Emily Tan)

He also said the postponed 'Ghosteen' tour will be "fucking mind-blowing" SPIN, March 31, 2020 Now that Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ tour has been postponed, and he, like everyone else, has more time on his hands. And fans asked him about this in his latest post in Red Hand Files. “My response to a crisis … Continuar lendo Nick Cave Says Creativity Is His Response to ‘Crisis’ (Emily Tan)