Sunday, December 14, 2014

Luciano Berio: Thema (Omaggio a Joyce)

(8:11) This is what you do with open-reel tape and the human voice.  At least, in 1958.

The first couple minutes are a recitation by Cathy Berberian of the unaltered text, from James Joyce's Ulysses.  The rest of it is pretty amazing.  "Listen, each and for other plash and silent roar..."


If you like this, there's a longer piece entitled Visage that explores the same approach.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Evolution Control Committee: Don't Miss the Great Snatch

(4:19) Cut-up preacher and a dance beat.  For further study.

the bit

And more MP3s on their site.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Vicki Bennett (People Like Us): We Edit Life

(10:15)  Like a late-night radio collage, with video.  A beautiful piece.


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Fissunix: Starlight Traffic

This Thursday (11/27) is Jimi Hendrix's 72nd birthday.  Here's a mashup by Fissunix of "Cross Town Traffic" and The Supermen Lover's "Starlight".  (The play button is over the big square ad in the middle.)


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Darren Heroux: The Frozen Menace

A film from the great wave of ice cream hysteria that swept over the country in the 1950's.


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Phillip Bimstein: Garland Hirschi's Cows, part 1

(2:42)  A little bit about his cows (uh-huh).


Sunday, November 2, 2014

CutUpSound: Scrams

...short for "scrambled soundtrack".  Won't be on a CD.  They're all one-minute long or so, made from kid's afternoon cartoon shows.

Scram 1
Scram 2
Scram 3
Scram 4
Scram 5
Scram 6
Scram 7
Scram 8
Scram 9