The latest instalment of NEW MUSIC CITIES uncovers Tokyo’s underground music scene, narrated by global music ambassador Gilles Peterson, ‘Tokyo’s a puzzle and the rules are always changing, throw yourself in at the deep end and make sense of it’. The documentary features Japanese electronica soundscape artist Emuf*cka, subterranean female producer & vocalist Sapphire Slows plus instrumental rock trio Nisennenmondai.
A video remix journey through the history of sampling taking in some of the most noted breaks and riffs of the decades. A chronological journey from the Beatles’ use of the Mellotron in the 60s to the sample dense hiphop and dance music of the 80s and 90s. Each break is represented by a vibrating vinyl soundwave exploding into various tracks that sampled it, each re-use another chapter in the modern narrative. THANKS to WhoSampled.com
NEW DESIGNATIONS ENGHIEN-LES-BAINS, PADUCAH AND SAPPORO DESIGNATED UNESCO CREATIVE CITIES The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, designated Enghien-les-Bains (France), Paducah (United States of America) and Sapporo (Japan) as new members of UNESCOs Creative Cities Network. Enghien-les-Bains (France) and Sapporo (Japan) have been designated UNESCO Cities of Media Arts, and Paducah (United States of America) is the most recent City of Crafts and Folk Arts. Read the press release here. By joining the Creative Cities Network, new members commit to work jointly and share resources wiâ¦
Blow Your Mind with This “Infinite Zoom” Timelapse Shot on a Smartphone
41 photographs of New York taken between 3:00am and 7:00am shot with the Nokia Lumia 1020 and its amazing 41mp sensor (http://nokia.com/lumia1020). The 41 images were masterfully stiched together to create a hypnotic film that takes us on a journey through the night to sunrise.
SYMPHONIE CINÉTIQUE -THE POETRY OF MOTION FILM Joachim Sauter & Ólafur Arnalds at MADE
"The closing weekend of this interdisciplinary show at MADE is heralded by the release of a video presenting Joachim Sauter’s (ART+COM) and Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds’ artistic dialogue. The exhibition is open until, and including Sunday, July 28.
Symphonie Cinétique—The Poetry of Motion introduces the journey that Sauter and Arnalds ventured on together at MADE, which culminated in the creation and performance of a Gesamtkunstwerk fusing light, motion and sound. The exchange between these two craftsmen, each coming from a distinctly different discipline, results in a magic alliance between Joachim Sauter’s kinetic pieces and the heart-touching music composed by Ólafur Arnalds. Sauter’s delicate pieces, created and designed together with his ART+COM colleagues, are known for setting international standards of excellence in spatial media communication. The first comprehensive collection of the studio’s work has been published by Gestalten: ART+COM Media Spaces and Installations.
Independent curator Shihoko Iida talks about her experiences in Japan, Australia and Korea, as well as her thoughts on the current state of curating in Japan today.
"Currently working as an independent curator, with projects including this year’s Aichi Triennale and the Sapporo International Art Festival in 2014, Shihoko Iida was recently featured in Artinfo’s world list of cutting-edge curators. TABlog recently conducted an email interview with Iida, covering her career so far and her thoughts on the current state of contemporary art in Japan."