December 21, 2014
Stravinsky: The Firebird / Gergiev · Vienna Philarmonic · Salzburg Festival 2000
"Great presentation of the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by the russian Maestro Valery Gergiev, in one of the most powerful and greatest presentation of The Firebird (L'Oiseau de feu) of Igor Stravinsky at Salzburg Festival 2000."
December 20, 2014
Art Saintout - Les Ballets Russes de Nijinsky (2012)
A few dance steps from Nijinsky in 15 ballets. Digital reconstructions by Christian Comte.
- Le Roi Candaule 1906
- Le Dieu Bleu 1912
- L'Oiseau d'Or 1910
- Le Pavillon d'Armide 1909
- Shéhérazade 1910
- Les Orientales 1910
- Carnaval 1910
- Le Spectre de la Rose 1911
- Petrouchka 1911
- Le Dieu Bleu 1912
- L'Après-midi d'un Faune 1912
- Jeux 1913
- Le Sacre du printemps 1913
- Le Faune 1916
- Till Eulenspiegel 1916
Michel Foucault, neoliberal
"Foucault was highly attracted to economic liberalism: he saw in it the possibility of a form of governmentality that was much less normative and authoritarian than the socialist and communist left, which he saw as totally obsolete. He especially saw in neoliberalism a ‘much less bureaucratic’ and ‘much less disciplinarian’ form of politics than that offered by the postwar welfare state. He seemed to imagine a neoliberalism that wouldn’t project its anthropological models on the individual, that would offer individuals greater autonomy vis-à-vis the state."
Dead Can Dance - Persephone
December 19, 2014
Maria Callas - Dallas Interview 1968
"Callas discusses voice technique,operatic tradition, interpretation and analysis of the Sleepwalking Scene from Verdi's 'Macbeth'."
Das ist ein Katzensprung
"Hitler almost destroyed RAF by striking their airbases. Churchill conducted a bomb-raid on Berlin civillians. Hitler retaliated by bombing London. This saved RAF, as if their airbases had been bombed instead of London Germany would have won the war. Is this true/false?"
Virginia Wing - Marnie
December 18, 2014
Alistair Cooke's 'America', Episode 1
Wrong Doing, Truth Telling
"[Foucault] wanted to make us suspicious of the kinds of narratives that make the past look like a long dark night of error, leading up to the dawning of truth in our own time. He wanted to persuade us that the institutions and intuitions that strike us as obvious and inevitable may really be accidents that might never have happened. And he wanted to remind us that if our predecessors look cruel and credulous to us, we are likely to look just as bad in the eyes of our successors. Even our confidence in our own rationality, as contrasted with the madness of others, is liable, he suggested, to crumble into dust: 'one day, perhaps, we will no longer know what madness was'."
Hauschka - Eltern
December 17, 2014
Stanley Kubricks Boxes (2008)
Claridryl - Acts Immediately, Lasts Indefinitely
"Adult Swim's Unedited Footage of a Bear trumps Too Many Cooks for intensity, virtuosity and genuine terror."
Omen - Guilhem Desq
December 15, 2014
Music For 16 Futurist Noise Intoners
'Performa is delighted to present 'Music For 16 Futurist Noise Intoners,' an evening-length concert of original scores and newly commissioned compositions for the intonarumori, or 'noise-intoners' As part of its celebration of the 100th anniversary of Italian Futurism, the Performa 09 biennial, in collaboration with the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) and SFMOMA, has invited Luciano Chessa to direct a reconstruction project to produce accurate replicas the legendary instruments (8 noise families of 1-3 instruments each, in various registers) that Russolo built in Milan in the summer of 1913. As the first instruments capable of creating and manipulating noises through entirely mechanical processes, the intonarumori can be considered to be the original analog synthesizer, and the ancestors to the latest electronic synthesizers used today."
Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl
"During my stay, I met so many amazing people, one of whom was my guide Yevgen, also known as a 'Stalker'. We spent the week together exploring Chernobyl and the nearby abandoned city of Pripyat. There was something serene, yet highly disturbing about this place. Time has stood still and there are memories of past happenings floating around us."
iamamiwhoami - the last dancer
December 14, 2014
John Berger - Ways of Seeing , Episode 1 (1972)
"A BAFTA award-winning BBC series with John Berger, which rapidly became regarded as one of the most influential art programmes ever made. In the first programme, Berger examines the impact of photography on our appreciation of art from the past."
December 13, 2014
Ben Howling & Yolanda Ramke - Cargo (2013)
"Stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, a man sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect his precious daughter."
Somewhat of a film-making Yoda
"There’s one drama on James Franco’s resume that made the actor tear up watching it. Not because of his soulful performance in 'The Color of Time,' but the pride he has in the filmmakers behind it — Franco’s former students from the graduate film program at NYU."