Detritus 396

▶ is it ethical to kick a robot?


▶ hearing a ripple in space time



▶ useful MW thread: best sounding software vocoder?



▶ Graham Dunning – Whale Attack


▶ help Jan Svankmajer make a new film


▶ I want to go here: sleepy Japanese town built inside an active volcano


▶ interesting read/listen of 3 composers work


▶ warning, title may contain clickbait: the loudest sound in the world would kill you on the spot


▶ interesting new plug: Frosting



*love this!

“All Blues” is a jazz composition by Miles Davis first appearing on the influential 1959 album Kind of Blue. It is a twelve-bar blues in 6/4; the chord sequence is that of a basic blues and made up entirely of 7th chords, with a ♭VI in the turnaround instead of just the usual V chord. In the song’s original key of G this chord is an E♭7. “All Blues” is a modal blues, meaning that the scale is a modal scale. In this case the 7th of the G major scale is flattened, so it is a mixolydian mode.[2]

A particularly distinctive feature of the piece is the bass line that repeats through the whole piece, except when a V or ♭VI chord is reached (the 9th and 10th bars of a chorus). Further, there is a harmonically similar vamp that is played by the horns (the two saxophones in the case of Kind of Blue) at the beginning and then (usually) continued by the piano under any solos that take place. Each chorus is usually separated by a four-bar vamp which acts as an introduction to the next solo/chorus.

While originally an instrumental piece and usually performed as such, lyrics were later written for it by Oscar Brown Jr.

Into the bokeh


Final mix is nearing its end… Bokeh courtesy of Sony a6300 + Zeiss Distagon wide open

Ambiancé Trailer

Ambiancé – the short Trailer
Year: 2016
Duration: 7 hours 20 minutes in one take/no cuts.
Film: Anders Weberg
Performers: Niclas Hallberg and Stina Pehrsdotter
Main Character: Time
Music: Martin Juhls aka Marsen Jules
One beach
2 performance artists

7 hours and 20 minutes in One take, no cuts
On October 31 2015 the first short 7 hour and 20 minute trailer was filmed at Hovs Hallar in the south of Sweden. This is the same location Ingmar Bergman used for the iconic scene where Antonius Block challenges the grim reaper to a game of chess in the Seventh Seal from 1957.

The trailer was filmed in one single take for 7 hours and 20 minutes with no cuts and the Swedish performers Stina Pehrsdotter and Niclas Hallberg interpreted the chess game from the film as a Bergman-esque comment on the absurdity and randomness of existence in the scenes; life/quest/power /death/escape/rest/love.
The soundtrack is composed by Marsen Jules/Martin Juhls
Ambiancé is a 720 hour/30 day long film that is set to premiere on December 31 2020. This will be the artist Anders Weberg’s good bye to the moving medium as a way of expression for the last 25 years and no more films will be made after that. C’est fini.

The final film will be screened once syncronised on all the continents and then deleted. Ambiancé is 720 hours long (30 days) and will be shown in its full length on a single occasion syncronised in all the continents of the world and then destroyed.
Ambiancé will be the longest film made that doesn’t exist.
Up until 2020 three teasers/trailers will be publiced.
The first 72 minute teaser was released in 2014, the first short trailer in 2016 and then the longer 72 hour trailer will be released in 2018.
More info about the project at
Please feel free to support this project by getting one of the limited prints available each month up until the release in 2020. 39$ incl. postage worldwide. Limited to 100, signed and numbered. Official shop:

Distagon #3


Got myself a Zeiss Distagon for my Sony a6300 – its a 12mm crop sensor lens (=18mm FF) – this combo is my primary field recording & travel camera, as the a6300 has an actual silent shooting mode… and it weighs almost nothing compared with my 5D3 and lenses… I also picked up a new SYRP Genie mini motion control, which is similarly small enough to carry when travelling… Still much prefer shooting full frame with DSLR, but for times when I simply cannot lug two full sets of gear, this combo is going to be a joy!