▶ Tan Dun on composing for film
▶ this is a great long read, save it for when you have time to read it: Dadbot
▶ Beautiful work by Tadao Ando, this giant statue of Buddha was built 15 years ago and “until now, the Buddha statue has stood alone in the field, giving an unrestful impression. The client wanted to give visitors a more serene appreciation of the Buddha” – the plants are lavender, so the scent must be amazing on a summers day…
▶ Jamie Lidells new music production podcast, Hanging Out With Audiophiles – interview here
▶ First trailer for new Wes Anderson stop motion film: Isle of Dogs’ and what a great list of voice talent: voice actors: Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Jeff Goldblum, F. Murray Abraham, Tilda Swinton, Bob Balaban, Harvey Keitel, Edward Norton, Bryan Cranston, Liev Schreiber, Scarlett Johansson, Yoko Ono, and Greta Gerwig and score by Alexandre Desplat via Indiewire
Have you ever tasted Elderflower cordial? I hadn’t until very recently but really love the subtle flavour, especially with mint, limes & vodka… Since Spring is just starting in NZ I’ve been busy getting my garden ready, prepping soil and getting seedlings started… So I ordered a couple of elderberry plants and got them in the ground today!
Apparently the first season they do produce flowers & berries, but its not until the second season they really get going… fingers crossed! Also planted a goosebury bush, a tamarillo plant, a lemon bush and got mesclun & fractal brocolli in too… Next is radish, strawberries & tomatoes
▶ Purl & Hivetribe – In Transit from Foreign Winds
▶ Nathan Fake – ‘REMAIN (Live Version)’ from Providence Reworks_ Part II
▶ Moses Sumney – Doomed
▶ Flume – Weekend feat. Moses Sumney
▶ Ibeyi – Me Voy feat. Mala Rodriguez
& (why the) autotune? although Malas lipsync annoyed me more
▶ Björk has a new song out… this isn’t it
▶ audio reactive nature!?!
▶ perseverance vs obsession? 6 years and 720,000 photos
▶ interesting sound art by Massimo Bartolini
▶ new Burial!!
▶ wow I would love to play an instrument in the live rooms at La Fabrique!! Gorgeous recording studios
▶ Anne Lamott did a TED talk – its short, funny & as expected, worth a watch
I went to embed the video & discovered the very weird option in the photo above.. I never knew this was a ‘thing’ – watching/listening at 2 x real speed… I tried it, hoping for the helium effect but it just uses some time compression technique so the pitch stays the same… Really have to wonder about people who would use this feature? Too much coffee/meth? It is pretty rare I have time to listen to a podcast, but playing it at double speed is a very odd solution
(there should be a special prize if you can make it to the end of that vid!)