Friday, November 28, 2008

Weeks Media Recomended

A more organised life (ha ha) has allowed me to post this week's recomended media on Friday as it should be. The world this week has me wishing the penguins were in charge. Although even they seem to have their troubles. The media for this week is an interesting mix of audio from the nature of the Great Southern Continent to the experiments of Swedish sound artists in the 1960s and 70s and a computer game that verges on art...or maybe its art that verges on computer game.

WYPR | Tapestry of the Times | Current Show
It's the inaugural episode of Tapestry of the Times, and we kick things off this week with a sampling of some of the label's original legends: Lead Belly and Woody Guthrie. We'll also hear blues from Warner Williams and Robert Jr. Lockwood, gospel music old and new, and international folk songs from Colombia, Cuba, and Iran. Real music, real people, and the stories behind the sounds... on Tapestry of the Time.

A group of artists at Fylkingen started working with text-sound compositions during the sixties. At that time the medium had difficulty being accepted either by the poets or by the musicians; amongst composers the demand for 'pure' music was still very strong, and poets still clung to metaphor and semantic elements as the basic components of poetry. But the picture has changed during the last 15 years. The tyranny of the established media is no longer so powerful, and a belief in intermedia art is growing amongst artists from previously opposing camps.

Fylkingen Text-Sound Compositions
Text-Sound Compositions 1 and 2 (Sweden / Fylkingen, 1968)

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) PALAOA - Livestream
You can listen to the underwater sound of the Antarctic Ocean with a delay of a few seconds here.

Immersions: Water Music and other Improvisations
Video artist Emile Tobenfeld (a.k.a. Dr. T) performs video improvisations using multiple DVD players,, utilizing his videography, photography and animation. Joining Dr. T for this performance is an ensemble of musicians featuring Dean (Deknow) Stiglitz (The Lothars) Electro Flute; Ramona Herboldsheimer--(The Lothars) Hammered Dulcimer; Rick Scott (Birdsongs of the Mesozoic) Synth; and Eric Crawley Harpeggi and and Synth. The free-flowing music and visual improvisations explore the theme of "The Secret Knowledge of Water."

Bob Dylan/Johnny Cash :: 1969 Sessions
Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash’s 1968 sessions. This is a true peice of Americana — two iconic masters of their craft conversing with one another via song. Recorded throughout 1969 on three separate occasions, these recordings mark an important historical collaboration between two American poets/musicians. Even a casual fan of either artist should at least give these a cursory listen. Great stuff.
CBS studios, Nashville, TN February 17-18, 1969. Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN May 1, 1969. Nashville Skyline: The quadraphonic mixes

The Graveyard. A Tale of Tales. (Freee Dowload)
The Graveyard is a very short computer game designed by Auriea Harvey and Michaël Samyn. You play an old lady who visits a graveyard. You walk around, sit on a bench and listen to a song. It's more like an explorable painting than an actual game. An experiment with realtime poetry, with storytelling without words.

Best for the weekend and the coming week.

No comments: