Detritus 386


▶ love creepy animal sounds




▶ incredible heartbreaking photos taken in Fukushima 4 years after the tsunami & nuclear incident, by Polish photographer Arkadiusz Podniesiński, who has also documented the after effects of Chernobyl


▶ love these photos of real estate where the owner refused to sell


▶ Free, Open Spaces: 14 of Brian Eno’s Favourite Records


▶ check out his time slice photos here


▶ Analysing the Beatles magical mystery chord


▶ The natural history of the Funky Drummer break


▶ learning a new language? nailed it


▶ The other day I needed to go buy some boring tech (a fast CF card for a6300) and soon as I parked outside the store I heard a sound that is as painful as it is endearing: some kids busking outside the front entrance, with i think three of them playing violin. They were playing along to an mp3 player but hearing their variable intonation was so great, that when I came back to the car I just had to give them all the change out of my wallet. Love that sound… but these kids…. i so LOVE this!!

Thanks to @Vordio “That’s the Portsmouth Sinfonia. Started as a joke but they even had a hit single in 70s” – more info here
The Portsmouth Sinfonia was an orchestra founded by a group of students at the Portsmouth School of Art in England, in 1970. The Sinfonia was generally open to anyone and ended up drawing players that were either persons without musical training or, if they were musicians, ones that chose to play an instrument that was entirely new to them.[1] Among the founding members was one of their teachers, English composer Gavin Bryars. The orchestra started as a one-off, tongue-in-cheek performance art ensemble but became a cultural phenomenon over the following ten years, with concerts, record albums, a film and a hit single. They last performed publicly in 1979


One thought on “Detritus 386

  1. Brendan

    Wetting myself laughing at that Portsmouth Sinfonia recording! I just saw the 70mm of 2001 in the cinema during the week so it’s especially effective!

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