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There’s Amazing Drumming, Incredible Drumming, and then the Top Secret Drum Corps

WHOA! “The Top Secret Drum Corps is a 25-person drum corps and colorguard group from Basel, Switzerland who display incredible precision and choreography despite being comprised of performers who have separate day jobs. Formed in 1990 the group rose quickly to fame after being the fist non-military, non-British acts to perform at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which they have now performed at four times.”

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Creating the Twin Peaks theme

“Angelo Badalamenti describes how he came up with the theme for Twin Peaks, while David Lynch was sitting beside him.” This is great!

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Music Instruments from Destroyed Drug War Weapons

“As part of his latest project Imagine, Mexico City based artist Pedro Reyes acquired some 6,700 weapons that were scheduled to be buried (as is customary in mass weapon disposals) and instead collaborated with six musicians to create 50 working instruments as part of a statement regarding increased gun violence in Mexico. The numerous firearms were cut down, welded and formed into a variety of string, wind, and percussion instruments over a period of two weeks last month. Via his blog Reyes says:

It’s difficult to explain but the transformation was more than physical. It’s important to consider that many lives were taken with these weapons; as if a sort of exorcism was taking place the music expelled the demons they held, as well as being a requiem for lives lost. […] This is also a call to action, since we cannot stop the violence only at the place where the weapons are being used, but also where they are made. There is a disparity between visible and invisible violence. The nearly 80,000 deaths by gun-shot that have occurred in Mexico in the last 6 years, or the school shootings in the US are the visible side of violence. The invisible side is that one of gun trade-shows, neglecting assault rifle bans, and shareholder profit from public companies. This is a large industry of death and suffering for which no cultural rejection is expressed.Guns continue to be depicted as something sexy both in Hollywood and in videogames; there may be actors who won’t smoke on the screen, but there has not been one who would reject the role of a trigger-happy hero.”

Artist Fabricates 50 Functional Instruments from Destroyed Drug War Weapons recycling music instruments guns

Artist Fabricates 50 Functional Instruments from Destroyed Drug War Weapons recycling music instruments guns

Artist Fabricates 50 Functional Instruments from Destroyed Drug War Weapons recycling music instruments guns

Artist Fabricates 50 Functional Instruments from Destroyed Drug War Weapons recycling music instruments guns

Artist Fabricates 50 Functional Instruments from Destroyed Drug War Weapons recycling music instruments guns

Artist Fabricates 50 Functional Instruments from Destroyed Drug War Weapons recycling music instruments guns

Artist Fabricates 50 Functional Instruments from Destroyed Drug War Weapons recycling music instruments guns

Artist Fabricates 50 Functional Instruments from Destroyed Drug War Weapons recycling music instruments guns

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Winter is coming

I smell snow! ❤

 

 

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21 Swings

21 Swings is an exercise in musical cooperation brought to the city of Montreal by Mouna Andraos and Melissa Mongiat. This interactive installation can be found in Montreal’s public space: Quatier des Spectacles. It consists of 21 lit up swings in sections of 3, which when in motion, chimes begin to play in rhythm. The more people swinging, the fuller the sound.

“The installation offers a fresh look at the idea of cooperation – the notion that we can achieve more together than alone”

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David Bowie is.

“London boy, London boy, your flashy clothes are your pride and joy…”

Oh how I want to see this exhibition! “23 March – 28 July 2013. The V&A has been given unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive to curate the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie. David Bowie is will feature more than 300 objects that include handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs and Bowie’s own instruments.”

Album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane, 1973. Photograph by Brian Duffy.

Striped bodysuit for Aladdin Sane tour 1973. Design by Kansai Yamamoto. Photograph by Masayoshi Sukita.

Original photography for the Earthling album cover, 1997. Union Jack coat designed by Alexander McQueen in collaboration with David Bowie. Photograph by Frank W Ockenfels 3.

Promotional shoot for The Kon-rads 1963. Photograph by Roy Ainsworth.

Photo collage of manipulated film stills from The Man Who Fell to Earth.

David Bowie and William Burroughs 1974. Photograph by Terry O’Neill.

Self portrait in pose also adopted for the album cover of ‘Heroes’ 1978.

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Chelsea Wolfe

“Northern California native Chelsea Wolfe’s sound is best described with broad strokes: elemental, intense, radiant, ancient yet modern, intimate yet expansive, dark and sparkling. Hues of black metal and deep blues inform her ever-evolving electric folk—a warm force that wraps itself around the listener, encouraging uplift, seeking triumph. Her voice similarly haunts and soothes, with words that illuminate life’s darker corners in order to reveal the unlikely truth and beauty hidden within.”

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Mother

Here is a new music video from talented Finnish singer and songwriter Antero Lindgren!

Listen also these

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The Sock Covers

The Sock Covers, recreates very cleverly famous album covers with socks.

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Night Shift

Here’s some great new music from Finland! Gracias (real name Deogracias Masomi) was born May 6th 1987 in The Democratic Republic Of Congo, Kinshasa. At the age of four, he moved as a refugee to Helsinki, Finland with his family. Now he is one of the most talented young rap artist in Finland. Oh and the video is really cool too!

 

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