Our short film ‘Soft Pong Inari’, with a soundtrack by Zemi guest speaker Palle Dahlstedt, has been selected for screening at the 7th ‘Festival of (In)appropriation, a festival of experimental found footage films’ which will take place at the Los Angeles Filmforum in February 2015.
Love the mix of environmental recordings, simple synth effects, minimal indie-jangle arrangements, and literary-existential lyrics. Genius!
We had a really wonderful visit from percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani and artist Julie Schenkelberg. At the end of the seminar Tatsuya generously allowed us to try out his instruments. This was a really inspiring way to end the term and start the Winter/Spring break. Don’t forget Tatsuya will be performing at UrbanGuild on Friday, January 18th.
Recorded via stereo 400 millihenri coils. The song you hear part way through is Julian Cope’s ‘Laughing Boy’ from the album ‘FRIED’. It started playing on YouTube after restarting the computer, which evidently never goes (electromagnetically) completely silent during a restart. It is recorded here not acoustically, but through electromagnetic emissions due to movement of the computer speaker coils.
We’ll be wrapping up the last class of the year with a visit from master percussionist and improvisor Tatsuya Nakatani. Tatsuya is a Kansai native who has been living in the USA and touring the world for just about as long as I’ve been living in Japan (and touring the world.) This should be an exciting event and Tatsuya said we can invite anyone who may be interested. The more the merrier. So invite any of your friends who may enjoy having their ears and minds opened.
- Tatsuya Nakatani, Guest Talk and Performance
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