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Paula Alasad Asbell

Stay-at-home-mom. in Gloucester

Being of Sound Mind

PRESENTED ON SEP 04, 2012
IN WILLIAMSBURG @ VOL 2

In Paula Alasad Asbell's presentation, "sound mind" is not a reference to a psychological state, but refers instead to the source of the inspiration for her art: her favorite music and musicians. (in English)

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"Ballad Of The Lonely Fish"

BY DANIELLE DE PICCIOTTO + ALEXANDER HACKE
IN BERLIN

Danielle de Picciotto and Alexander Hacke are an American-German artist couple living in Berlin and New York. Painter, illustrator, filmaker and musician Danielle presented some of her drawings and images of the couple's latest tours and performances at our cosy PKN Haiti in Berlin. This presentation was a first debut of Alexander Hacke and Danielle de Picciotto's latest song called "Ballad Of The Lonely Fish". With Alexander being the lead guitarist of the legendary industrial rock & Avant-garde band Einstürzende Neubauten, we were extremely honored to have such a "piece of music history" as guests in our humble home. www.hacke.org www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Einst%C3%BCrzende_Neubauten www.danielledepicciotto.com
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Experiments in Form and Sound

BY KEITA AKIYAMA
@ HEINEKEN STAR LOUNGE ON MAY 15, 2013

When it comes to his creative process, Keita Akiyama has two main themes he follows: form and sound. In this presentation, he walks us through recent drawings and electronic musical instruments, showing off some of his acoustic plants. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

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Collaboration, Invention, Music

BY TIM PHILLIPS
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 21, 2014

Tim Phillips is a sound artist, musician and inventor whose work aims at making people curious about sounds and rhythms while using participation and collaboration to encourage interdisciplinary and unexpected outcomes.  

"Presentation of the Day" on May 3, 2014.

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Tiny Tim - Tiptoeing Through a Lifetime

BY LOWELL TARLING
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 28, 2014

Lowell Tarling shares a shortened biography of Tiny Tim, the American ukulele-playing singer. Lowell shares screen prints, drawings and old photographs capturing the many faces and voices of the musician. You can further learn about the adventures of Tiny Tim through Lowell's biography. 

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Reverse Migrant Musician, Seeks Songs of the Motherland

BY LARRY T HILL
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 17, 2014

Larry T Hill is an Australian musician who talks of his journey over land and sea to reach his motherland. He shows us all his experiences and adventures in this lively presentation.

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Eyes and Mind of Yemen

BY GHAMDAN GHILAN
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 14, 2014

غمدان طبيب أسنان، وجد أثناء دراسته حب الرسم، يتحدث غمدان عن كيف أكتشف نفسه، وكيف نمى قدراته في الرسم

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Harmony through Sound Design

BY IMAN FATTAH
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 23, 2014

Iman Fattah has been in the Indonesia's rock and experimental music world since approximately 15 years ago, as a guitarist in his own band; Zeke and the Popo and RAKSASA. Growing up, he never though music will be one of his greatest passion. In PechaKucha, Iman take us as he strips down music into one single element: sound. As an aspiring sound designer, he learned how to synchronize sound with visuals through film scoring project. 'Music' is not necessarily comes in 'band' form, instead, simple toe-tapping in dance rhythm is also music. The challenge in 'designing' sound is how far can we shape them, not only by hearing but also listening. Listen means paying more attention, so eventually we can create our own harmony.

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Noise

BY MARTIN LUTZ
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 07, 2014

Martin Lutz makes things with sounds and sound out of things. makes this to music. sometimes. declares the ambience to music. makes music to a part of the ambience. this is the music. and this music is the sound.

Martin Lutz studied musicology at LMU Munich and SoundStudies at UdK Berlin. He works as a composer, musician and sound artist for dance, performances, theatre, installations and film. The focus of his work is the examination with sound and its relevance for and texture in the space. Field recordings and experimental sound production are the basis for compositions, that take sounds and soundscapes out of their natural context to give them a new content-related and spatial sense.

Martin Lutz has been invited to work out and realise the sound concept and a music score for the new dance production "Bhinna Vinyasa – Multiple Assemblages" commissioned by the Kochi-Muziris Biennale from the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, for the 2014 edition.

Two years ago he worked with Attakkalari on the performance "AadhaaraChakra - A Dancelogue“, which performed in India and Europe. The idea was to research contemporary Indian urban sound environments, to make field recordings of them and to create with this audio-material (in collaboration with the Austrian sound artist Sam Auinger) sound compositions that could be termed as somewhere between music and soundscapes. For this project they also worked together with Indian musicians to mix parts of the soundscapes with elements of Indian classical and folk music.

The requirements for the new performance will be similar. Basis for the artistic process will be the examination of site-specific Indian urban developments, social and cultural transformations of individuals and societies. The task will be to find a sonic language that characterises typical urban Indian milieus and their inner dynamics. He will work with Indian percussion musicians from Bangalore and also with video and light artists from Europe to find a performative path between (sound)installation, performance and music for contemporary Indian dance.

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Music makes the world go round

BY INGERLISE STØRKSEN
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 20, 2015

A journalist and former artist Ingerlise takes us through her story of leaving journalism to return to her passion: music.

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