Posts for January 2010

Moog: A Documentary Film

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Clara Rockmore - Theremin

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Max Mathews & Miller Puckette

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What the Future Sounded Like

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The Shape Of Things That Hum

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Series looking at cult electronic instruments that have shaped modern music.

The Shape Of Things That Hum: Minimoog

The Shape Of Things That Hum: Roland TB-303

The Shape Of Things That Hum: Fairlight

The Shape Of Things That Hum: AKAI Sampler

The Shape Of Things That Hum: Simmons Drums

The Shape Of Things That Hum: Vocoder

The Shape Of Things That Hum: Roland TR-808

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The Alchemists of Sound

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2003 documentary on the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.







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Landscape with Alvin Lucier (From Music with Roots in the Aether, 1975)

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Music with Roots in the Aether, an artwork by Robert Ashley, is comprised of seven two-hour programs featuring noted American experimental composers, created during the 1970's.

Each program is two hours long and consists of one part Landscape / Interview (one hour) and one part live performance (one hour).

-- DESCRIPTION FROM UBU WEB

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Interview with Caroline Woolard of OurGoods

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I first learned of OurGoods from an advertisement in “Art Work: A National Conversation about Art, Labor, and Politics.” Intrigued by their claim to provide an online infrastructure for artists to obtain goods and services without cash, I wrote to Caroline Woolard, a co-founder of the OurGoods project, to find out more. For those in the New York area, OurGoods will host "Trade School" in a storefront at 139 Norfolk Street in the Lower East Side from January 25th through March 1st.

What is OurGoods?

Caroline: OurGoods is an online barter network for artists, designers, and cultural producers to barter skills, spaces, and objects. Members of OurGoods organize creative projects with "haves" and "needs" and OurGoods matches barter partners, tracks accountability, and helps the business of independent, creative work. The site can be used to find collaborators, see emerging interests, or execute projects without cash. For example, I can help you write a grant if you make my costumes. OurGoods is a new model for valuing creative work. It fosters interdependence and strong working relationships. You will get your independent work done with mutual respect instead of cash.

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Thank you!

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On behalf of everyone at Rhizome, we would like to thank those who contributed to our annual Community Campaign. We are happy to report that we reached our Campaign goal. Your donations have brought vital support for our programs in 2010.

We have listed supporters of the Campaign online here:

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We are working now on collecting/organizing those that gave $25--that list should be up soon! To everyone who contributed--and also those who wrote in letters of support--thank you again for keeping Rhizome going strong!

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Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany

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Documentary which looks at how a radical generation of musicians created a new German musical identity out of the cultural ruins of war.

Between 1968 and 1977 bands like Neu!, Can, Faust and Kraftwerk would look beyond western rock and roll to create some of the most original and uncompromising music ever heard. They shared one common goal - a forward-looking desire to transcend Germany's gruesome past - but that didn't stop the music press in war-obsessed Britain from calling them Krautrock.






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