I'm very pleased to announce the second installment of Savoir Faire.
Savoir Faire is a magical event which features 4 brilliant female fronted bands.
We Lisps will perform along with Mattison, El Jezel, and Vermillion Lies (who will be on tour from california)
And DJ Ladybyrd from WhoNeedsRadio.com will spin throughout the evening
Friday August 10th
we'll start at 8pm @ Fontanas 105 Eldridge btwn Grand and Broome
Composer Zeljko McMullen just posted his new double album Red and Blue.
It's a formidable amount of music, and wonderfully crafted. The recordings are binaural and best listened to on headphones. However I got a chance to listen to Blue in a 10.2 ( i think) speaker arrangement. I haven't listened to every track but here are some things it makes my think about.
2. Mental Transport
3. How does the emotional intensity of sound operate in relation to volume.
4. Bass Fatigue/Addiction
5. I think I'm very well suited for the recorded version rather than the installed, because I have a hard time with loud music in general (aka low threshold of pain), but I also don't completely like headphones, because a major aspect of these pieces is bodily.
6. The intense bass is what at times gave me the most pleasure and at times drew me out of the music.
7. The spaces between the pieces can become very enjoyable.
8. memory = resonance
9. commitment to a certain sound world.
10. vertical musical form?
[mp3] - Zeljko McMullen - diffusion (from Red),
[mp3] - Zeljko McMullen - blue (from Blue)
Also check out Zeljko's other projects Sadjeljko and Shinkoyo
Al Gore's op-ed in the New York Times, is chilling. He is definitely trying to invoke a sci-fi-esque global call to arms which perhaps will resonate with our nation of "Armageddon" fans. I don't know if people will catch on until the sky actually catches on fire and you need a scuba tank to get to your wall street job.
"In the last 150 years, in an accelerating frenzy, we have been removing increasing quantities of carbon from the ground — mainly in the form of coal and oil — and burning it in ways that dump 70 million tons of CO2 every 24 hours into the Earth’s atmosphere.
The concentrations of CO2 — having never risen above 300 parts per million for at least a million years — have been driven from 280 parts per million at the beginning of the coal boom to 383 parts per million this year.
As a direct result, many scientists are now warning that we are moving closer to several “tipping points” that could — within 10 years — make it impossible for us to avoid irretrievable damage to the planet’s habitability for human civilization."full article here...