Sunflowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunflowers are reaching for the sky – my rapsberry enclosure is about 6 foot high, so the tallest sunflower must be over 7 foot now, and still growing!

 

 

Detritus 444

Christine Sun Kim, A Selby Film from the selby

 

▶ GORILLA MODE- What Amazon means for the rest of us

 

▶ interesting app: XronoMorph is a “free OS X and Windows app for creating multilayered rhythmic and melodic loops (hockets). Each rhythmic layer is visualized as a polygon inscribed in a circle, and each polygon can be constructed according to two different mathematical principles: perfect balance and well-formedness. These principles generalize polyrhythms, additive, and Euclidean rhythms. Furthermore, rhythms can be smoothly morphed between, and irrational rhythms with no regular pulse can also be easily constructed”

 

▶ Bleep 100 tracks of 2017 – some new favourites!

 


▶ love his comments about ‘style’ – very relevant to film sound design…

 

▶ Denis Villeneuve’s Top 8 Films Of 2017

 


▶ via the mention by Villeneuve above, I am late to the party but these short films by Neill Blomkamps Oats Studios are quite amazing! Volume 1 – Rakka is embedded above, watch full screen with decent speakers (Seal Vocal at 17.03?) and check out the others on Youtube

 

▶ this is so beautiful, it almost feels like a hoax/fake history: gorgeous work by artist Thomas Wilfred (b.1889) whos primary medium was light – love the descriptions of his performances as “Cadenzas of Color,” “Symphonies of Silence,” and “Unexplored Sensation.” Check it out here

 

▶ great life advice for 2018

 

▶ Nice interview with Nils Frahm about his new studio at Funkhaus

 

▶ Spotify, about to launch public IPO and sued for 16billion! Relatedly there was a great discussion on Twitter recently, initiated by someone asking musicians what their returns from Spotify were… but I can’t find it now, anyone remember?

 

▶ a vinyl selection by David Bowie c2003

 

▶ Business Skills for Artists is a professional development curriculum designed to teach business skills to artists in all disciplines — the Work of Art Guide and Workbook are available for free HERE

 

▶ interesting concept: The main reason for this project is to provide the artist with complete anonymity

 

▶ infamous DOP Christopher Doyle in his own words

 

▶ New principles of good design?

 

▶ quite a beautiful modular synth desk reminds me of Radiophonic Workshop

 

▶ “…it’s like London buses. It had got to the point where I was going to give up, that was it when it happened. I find that happens a lot in life, with various things, it’s when you take it to the point that you think you can’t take it anymore, that’s when it finally happens.” – guess the artist

 

▶ the social dramas of Kokako (native NZ bird) on Tiritiri Matangi (bird sanctuary)

 


▶ inexplicable Japanese commercials

 

Green is the colour

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fig, Mint & Shiso
Canon 5D3 + EF100L macro lens

 

 

Sideways

Sideways session last night, mostly focused on impacts & percussion…

 

 

Late night shenanigans

 

 

 

 

Gorgeous sound from a pair of MKH8020s inside the tank – suspended in their Rycotes, upside down on arms, held in place by Manfrotto Super Clamps (with high tech string failsafe!)

 

 

 

 

macro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canon 1V + EF100L macro lens + TriX400