Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sharon Gal, Steve Noble and Alex Ward



Holy macaroni! Check out Sharon Gal, Steve Noble and Alex Ward at Cafe OTO in March 2014, recently uploaded on YouTube!

What a powerful performance!

We already had a post on Sharon Gal covering Robert Wyatt´s "Sea Song", but I think it will be just fine to listen to that version once more after the Cafe OTO video.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Signed album cover art






Several of you probably remember the blog post on the signed Alfreda Benge album artworks for Robert Wyatt´s "Rock Bottom" and "Ruth is stranger than Richard", that were for sale over at Hypergallery?

Now the nice folks at the gallery sent me some photos from Alfreda Benge´s and Robert Wyatt´s signing session!

Photos ©hypergallery

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Off The Page - Oslo 2015



Marcus O´Dair will present his work with the Robert Wyatt Biography "Different every time" (2014) at the one day festival, Off The Page 2015, in Oslo 25 January 2015.

Also coming (more to be announced later probably): Arto Lindsay, Savage Pencil aka Edwin Pouncey and Sarah Angliss.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

PIKSEL 2014





It has been some years since I have posted from Bergen´s PIKSEL festival now.
The 2014 festival is probably over when you read this, but this is what it´s about:

"Piksel is an annual event for artists and developers working with free and open source software, hardware and art. Part workshop, part festival, it is organized in Bergen, Norway, and involves participants from more than a dozen countries exchanging ideas, coding, presenting art and software projects, doing workshops, performances and discussions on the aesthetics and politics of free and open source software".

Most of this go way over my head, and I usually go to see the exhibitions, and talk a bit with these strange people.

Are you one of the people who might be interested in using air as a transmitting medium for binary codes (sending smoke signals and decoding them!), using Thorium (radioactive) for generating random numbers (for cryptographic keys) and and making "glasses" for ultrasonic vision (I tested them as you may see!)? Well this is the festival for you, and you find more info here.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Robert Wyatt Pitchfork Interview

Robert Wyatt "talks about politics, pride, and living a full life outside of the mainstream" in an interview with Ryan Dombal in Pitchfork (14 Nov. 2014).

On his biography:
- “I thought, ‘Well, it's none of my business,’” he says of his own life story. “If I were going to write a book, it wouldn't be about me. I have many interests, but I am not one of them.”

On pop songs:
- There are a lot of composers who were fantastic, but I challenge them to write a record that you could play five times a day for two months on the radio, songs that people will want to dance to on a Saturday night. That's an enormous skill!

On life these days:
-I'm not out there in the world anymore, but I'm watching.

Bridge



How about this student work!?

Students at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design have been working for a couple of weeks on this bridge, and it seemed almost ready this Friday afternoon.

More wood pictures here if you like.

And what will happen tonight? There are several drinking places near by this bridge, so a couple of guards would be nice.


Added the morning after:

Reading in the Bergen newspapers with my morning coffee now that several drunk people had to be stopped from climbing the bridge. Of course!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Trance Map for hcmf



You may join Evan Parker in backing Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf) to award an new commission to be performed at the 2015 festival.

Parker has given the festival limited edition CD-Rs (only 100 copies made, all signed and numbered) of previously unreleased material by Trance Map (Evan Parker, Matt Wright and Toma Gouband).

If you want one of the records, donate a minimum of 20 pounds on IndieGogo.