Here’s a slightly different take on the Monome / grid sequencer idea. Automata is a fun — and actually quite nice sounding — little Flash app by Batuhan Bozkurt in the same vein as Sound Matrix. The cool thing about this one is the directional settings allowing for some pretty complex interactions between notes (click a note multiple times to set direction). Have a good weekend.
Edit: Congrats to Yu Lien and Jennifer B, you won! See you tonight.
Got a couple sets of tickets and some prints to give away for tomorrow night’s Tycho / Com Truise / Heathered Pearls show at Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn. To enter, comment on this post and leave a valid email in the email field. Only enter if you can make it to the show, the print can only be picked up in person at the show. The print will also be available for sale online in the near future.
Winner gets two tickets and a signed print from the show.
Pre-sale tickets are sold out but they held back 50 tickets for the door so even if you don’t win, there’s still a chance to get in if you show up early. Show starts at Midnight, Heathered Pearls is up first, Com Truise at 1am and Tycho at 2am. See you tomorrow night.
Unbelievably unbelievable Flickr set going on over here. Can’t get enough, that Sony stuff in particular is amazing. Want prints…
UPDATE: And the winners are….
Juan Miguel Marin
If you’re on the list and didn’t receive an email from us be sure to check your trash / junk folder. Enjoy!
Jakub and I were at the opening party for the F5 Fest tonight and we were able to convince the organizers to give us some passes to give away. We’ve got four full two-day passes for the lucky winners ($480 each, make it count!). All you have to do to enter is comment on this post and be able to make it to Manhattan for the event (today and tomorrow). We’ll pick the winners later this morning. Be sure to include a valid email address in the “email” field (not in the comment itself) so we can contact you if you win. And please, only enter if you can make it to the event.
Good Luck! See you at F5
Sometimes I need a break from digging thru eMusic and blogs and just need to post some classics. You can’t deny that flute/whistle goodness in Watermelon Man. I wish someone could write a chorus like Howard Jones these days, insanely good. This Soccio track gets hypnotizing especially when the girl starts singing. Crosby, Stills & Nash round off the 4 tracks today, keys for days, love it, see some of you at F5 in NYC tonight.
I’m blown away by these self-portraits of Alex Stoddard. According to Alex, he is “seventeen years old, and spends far too much time running barefoot in the forest.” Love it. He also seems to spend a fair amount of time naked or dillydallying around open flames. Can’t help but feel I misspent my late teenage years…
I’d like to introduce everyone to the new ISO50 intern, Jon Wong. Like Alex before him, Jon is a student at The Academy of Art, San Francisco. When I first met Jon I was pretty much floored by the quality of his work. Nothing he showed me gave any indication that he was still a student so I can’t imagine where he’s going to take things as he progresses and refines his style.
Above are a few examples of his work from various school projects. All of these came in book form and were masterfully executed. It took some real scrutiny to reveal that these weren’t real, published books. He even pulled off a very convincing aged paper vignette effect on the pages of his Explorers of Tomorrow hardcover. More projects should be going up soon, Jon just started photographing his work and got his Behance page up (I think he’s putting together a Cargo page right now too).
So please give a warm welcome to Jon, he will be sharing with us his inspirations and experiences as a student over the coming months.
More at Jon Wong on Behance
Here it is, Mogi Grumbles’ album which is a tribute soundtrack to the original Tron movie, below is some info about Mogi and the project which is a 60 minute recut of the movie with the album synced to it. The score/album is all done by Mogi Grumbles, please go and download.
“End of Line is an original re-score of the movie Tron (1981), created by Ann Arbor native French / Disco House antihero Mogi Grumbles. End of Line is a 100% independent composition that lives wholly outside the original film score by Wendy Carlos and Annemarie Franklin.
The result of a live collaboration between Alex Taam and video editor Christian Silbereis, a re-cut of the film featuring the Mogi Grumbles re-score has been released as a companion piece for your viewing pleasure.”
DOWNLOAD IT HERE FOR A NAME YOUR OWN PRICE / FREE
[100% of the donation goes directly to the musicians paypal]
Cover art by Alex Koplin