We were led through a stair case into a blackened room, we were then subjected to a wall of noise, smoke and flashing lights. 20 minutes later we were released through a big door slightly deafened. WARNING Very Loud Music Very Low Lighting Strobing Effects
Mordant Music - Misinformation. Currently being blasted out of a WWII pill box in the basement of Zellig, Custard Factory.
Yesterday I attended a Flash developer day, it was quite interesting but not interesting enough to forego the promise of high film art and free whisky and dry ginger. To be fair if I’d stayed I’d of had free beer courtesy of the flashing people and the possibility of winning a tee-shirt and other goodies or two but the thought of a talk on development for set top boxes didn’t...
A busy week so far for Big Rich. A free pie and mash dinner from the Mash House in Brindley Place courtesy of the Evening Mail, very nice it was too. This was followed up by a pint or two in the sunshine. After this I made my way to Vivid for a playing of the History of Sound Art by J Milo Taylor, I enjoyed this collage of interviews, music and sounds from the last hundred years. Unfortunately...
Welcoming by Bigrichardc on Mixcloud
I wasn’t going to go to Sonar this year but am thinking that I won’t be able to resist. Line up includes Actress, Agoria, Alva Noto and Ryuchi Sakamoto, Global Communication, Trentmoller, Annie, Aphex Twin, Chris Cunningham, Die Antword, Egyptrixx, Floating Points, Paul Kalkbrenner, Shackleton, Steve Reich, Surgeon, The Gaslamp Killer, Underworld, Apparat, James Holden and Yelle.
How Very Apt
Apt// This Is England by Bullsheadmoseley on Mixcloud Two pound pints of lager, the a meeting of an old school mate and house music that seemed to get louder and quicker and louder. My brother seems to get drunk very quickly, he’s obviously been drinking before we meet. People sodding off outside for a cigarette every five minutes is a bloody annoying. My brother becomes very...
So it’s pancake day, I’m really not a fan of those plain tasting things. Yuk. Bill Drummond is launching a book by Claude Casseus written in Haitian Creole translated into New York Urban English. He says that westerners (artists at least) shouldn’t ever go and infect the culture of the Haitian peoples, he says that we shouldn’t even look at books about Haitian Kanaval...
The main feature was Wurld, a stop motion/time-lapse take on the growth of civilisation from mud huts through to industrial overkill, kind of depressing in a way. The film took over a year to make using bits a bobs from around the house and organic things (mushrooms, plants, snails, lichen). It is quite charming and the soundtrack is superb.
After a musical interlude, we were treated to some music videos and an insight into the working methods of Mirai Mizue who creates surreal hand drawn animations.
Another of the films shown on Sunday night was Incident By A Bank by Ruben Östlund which is a amusing film about a bungled bank robbery shot in one view and then edited afterwards to show movement. Here is the director talking about the film.
Last night I dragged my figured that instead of sitting around feeling sorry for myself in all sorts of horrible ear and face pain that I would head off and watch some films (and ladies) at the 7 inch film night in the Hare and Hounds. I can’t say that I’ve ever been a fan of the blues, I think its because the people who seem to be into it are snooty muso types who think that...
IT'S MONDAY LET'S ALL BOUNCE UP AND DOWN
Bouncymonday by Bigrichardc on Mixcloud