October 27

Pipilotti Rist, Ever Is Over All Looking At

Pipilotti Rist, Ever Is Over All Looking At

The line between art and popular culture was a very looking permeable one since the advent of colour printing, photography, and film in the second-half of the 19th century. Toulouse Lautrec and Andy Warhol were both gracefully able to dance on this tightrope. Pipilotti Risto dances happily in the same zone.

Rist would have loved the tribute when Beyonce released her video for Hold Up in 2016. Beyonce, dressed in layers of yellow tulle, takes to the sidewalk. Beyonce, barefoot and holding a baseball bat in her hand, begins to smash the windows of cars that are park next to her. This is clearly a homage to Rist’s Ever Is Over All video installation, which was made in 1997 for the 47th Venice Biennale.

Twenty years later, Rist, wearing a turquoise dress and carrying an oversize flower in one hand, is seen sauntering along a footpath, smashing front windows of cars. It works wonderfully.

Simple Rhythmic Soundtrack Looking

Rist’s original video is memorable for its simple rhythmic soundtrack and Rist’s swagger. Rist adds her own layers to popular culture references, like the ruby slippers that she wears to refer to Dorothy’s trip down the Yellow Brick Road. Rist portrays a young girl with a flower spike, who anarchically wrecks cars. Her actions are support by a Policewoman and have the perfect mix of sassy confidence that Beyonce was seeking.

Rist would have found the feedback extremely satisfying. She expressed her gratitude. MTV clips have the highest respect, as they possess a power of ingenuity and a spirit that surpasses other video art.

Rist gained international attention after she was select for Aperto’93. This exhibition was curated looking by Helena Kontova, Giancarlo Polii and Achille Bonito Oliveri. Her Basel studies in audiovisual design led her to create stage sets and animated cartoons for music videos. This was in parallel with her work as a drummer in the all-girl band Les Reines Prochaines (The Next Queens). These references to popular culture began to seamlessly cross-fertilise effortlessly with her early video works.

Obvious Reference

Her name is another obvious reference in pop culture. It was borrow partly from Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking tomboy creation and Rist’s nickname as a child Lotti, hence Pipilotti. Rist’s creative approach seems to be influence by Longstocking’s parents. Her work perfectly captures the spirit and celebration of the feminine, as the daughter of an angel, and a pirate.

Ever Is Over all is a vibrantly feminist call for arms. Rist, the protagonist, is portray as an anarchic girl/woman who grasps a flowering penphallus and delivers well-timed insults to authority. She’s graceful and elegant and she’s joyfully happy. We are drawn along by her carefree attitude and gladly join her on her adventures. It’s surprisingly liberating, and yes, it is amazing joyous!

Technically, it sits in the liminal zone between video art and music videos. It borrows some of the elements of the music video but it edged into the world of an art gallery by its installation on two screens. The film of Rist smashing car windows in an urban streetscape is juxtapose with images of exotic flowers and countryside imagery.

It creates a welcoming, welcoming environment that encourages looking complicity. It’s luscious, intense, and alluring. This is her work. We are present with an aesthetically high-tech, highly seductive world. It is a combination of the beauty of the music video with the sensuality and charm of the installation that makes it even more captivating.

October 27

The Other Faces Of Lou Reed Transform

The Other Faces Of Lou Reed Transform

Lou Reed has passed away at the age of 71. He is a tall figure who was credited faces with creating 1967’s The Velvet Underground and Nico, one of the most influential rock albums in history.

He was also instrumental in preparing the ground for punk and glam. Reed was the grumpy center of a zeitgeist throughout his entire life.

Oddly enough, Lou Reed’s first memory is of him riding a Honda scooter and saying “Hey. Do not settle for walking. I first saw Lou Reed on television as a teenager. He was there on American suburban television, and then he vanished. It almost seemed like nothing had happened.

As I viewed the video again on YouTube this morning it struck me how normal Reed looked. He was so healthy and well-respected when he was riding his red scooter, while Walk on the Wild Side, which accompanied jump cuts of New York at night, played underneath.

One of the comments below the video was a simple, confused wail from daveny1979, which was posted a few month ago. THIS HAPPENED.

It was Great Artist Faces

Many Reed’s obituaries seem to feel the need to make him the Great Artist that we knew he was. His band was his most influential, his work most daring, and his feelings were his most felt. It seems to me, however, that Reed’s life, and the facts of his biography alone, should make it difficult for any superlatives to be attributed. His portraits are merely laudatory, but he was an interesting artist.

Coney Island Baby Faces

A recently reissued copy Up-Tight: The Velvet Underground Story contains a passage that captures something about Reed.

The book is mainly a collection of long quotes from people who were in New York at the time all these events were taking place.

Tony Conrad is now widely regarded as an important artist but was only a member in good standing of a pseudo-rock-and-roll group. Conrad notices something about Reed that is crucial for explaining many of the events that followed.

Conrad relates how John Cale, a founding member of The Velvet Underground, lived with him at 56 Ludlow Street in Manhattan.

LaMonte Young

We had worked for a while with LaMonte Young doing extremely strict, regimented tasks that were quite intense.

Conrad recalled that he used to love to go home after a long day of work in avant-garde aesthetics. He would play Hank Williams, and blast songs from his huge 45 collection. Conrad says that Cale and he found “something very liberating” about rock music.

Their next-door neighbour knew some men who owned a Coney Island record label and said that they were looking for long-haired guys to start a rock band. They met Pickwick Records, the label’s owners, at one of their neighbour’s parties.

They agreed to go during what Conrad calls an interview. This strange cinderblock warehouse pack with records from floor to ceiling. These sleazeballs, weirdos in polyester suits, had a small hole in the wall room with some Ampex tape recorders.

Conrad continues, They had gone back to the office with one of their writers. And gone insane one night recording a few of their songs. They had decided to release them but need a cover band because they were being listen to by executives and creepos.

Conrad and his bandmates heard The Ostrich and decided to play some gigs to promote it. He recalls that the next weekend Conrad and his bandmates. Listened to The Ostrich and agreed to play some gigs to promote the record.

They discovered that the car had a fourth member. The guy who actually wrote and recorded the song was Lou Reed. He was 22.

October 27

Government’s Live Music Office Should Be Welcomed

Government’s Live Music Office Should Be Welcomed

Tony Burke, federal arts minister, announced this week that the government would establish a National Live Music Office. Burke stated that the taskforce will. Partner with local governments, communities, businesses and musicians to remove barriers that prevent more acts from performing at venues across the country.

Ianto Ware is an experienced musician and coordinator who will be in charge of the office. It will be managed by the Australian Performing Rights Association (APRA). The office will be funded at A$560,000 per year. Each state will have a current music performance ambassador to represent their interests. A broad consultation approach is expected when you consider these facts.

This agenda addresses a variety of Australian planning regulations. These include strict security requirements, noise restrictions and prohibitive fees to license liquor. These restrictions, along with other regulations, threaten the viability of live performances venues. Another topic worth considering is the development and revitalization of a regional touring program.

Venue-Based Live Musics

According to APRA statistics, venue-based live music is worth $1.2 billion. This industry serves 42 million patrons, and provides significant employment opportunities. This is a strong economic argument for keeping live venues.

You can read any article about the current music business to learn more about the financial drivers that drive music production and distribution. The Live Music Office will thus be focusing on profit and musical supply.

As many bloggers want to point out, the current live music landscape changes at an alarming rate. The regulation and restrictions described above may have influenced some of the musical changes. Whatever the reason, loud gigs at pubs are no longer the main musical staple.

These smaller, more intimate performances spaces that air in grassroots settings are becoming increasingly popular. Positive artistic changes are often a reaction to dominant trends, and they often come from the most marginal corners of society. The office hopes to develop a plan that encourages that creative pulse.

The office’s proposed work has a community focus. This may lead to important financial and social goals. He commented on his role as NSW Live Musics Ambassador and Hoodoo Gurus lead vocalist, Dave Faulkner

Make And Enjoy Music

Music is as old as humankind itself. People gather together to make and enjoy music. Music is what unites us all. Faulkner is right. Research is showing that music’s purpose is based on the connection it provides people. Think about the mutually beneficial effects of music on infants and adults. These behaviors offer adaptive value to both parties in the relationship and foster crucial feelings of attachment and emotional connection.

A toddler’s spontaneous song and dance is an extension to infant-directed musical mutuality. These musical behaviors are developed in adulthood in ritualized settings. These include group singing or playing musical instruments. Contemporary music is a socio-cultural experience that “unites”. Its cultural position makes it one of the most universal musical forms.

All of us have seen people synchronize with the harmonies and rhythms of our favourite artists. They sing, cry, and laugh together in the same musical space. This is a completely different experience than the iPod.

Live music allows performers and audiences to engage in a dialogue. Although it is an effective social practice, I would not limit the support for live venues for contemporary musics. Every musical genre has live performance value.

Music Therapy Can Improve Well-Being

Music therapy can be practice in many musical styles. There is no denying that music therapy can improve well-being, from the consultation room to the community hall. Music engagement can lead to a lift in moods and a greater concentration.

Live musics can have more meaning than just providing good gigging venues. They offer opportunities for artists to communicate with their audiences. Research has shown that musics can have a greater impact on your health and well-being if you create it yourself. Seniors who hadn’t been involved in musics before join singing groups and saw great results. They had made fewer visits for their GPs after two years of participating than their peers who were involve in other activities. The participants also felt more positive and were more active than before their musics-making experience.

Music-making puts a lot of demands on the human central nervous system. The effects of brain plasticity on musicians are greater than those involved in other skilled activities, particularly those who begin musics participation later in life.

Let’s promote live musics spaces. Let’s not forget to offer support and opportunities to all musical tastes, backgrounds, and generations to help them learn how to make music. It makes economic, social and cultural sense to invest in music education.