Shostakovich vs. Stalin

Shostakovich vs. Stalin

September 27th, 2012 | Documentaries, Music, Politics, Russia

TV Documentary on how composer Dmitri Shostakovich used his Fourth to Ninth Symphony as a silent protest against the crimes of Stalin. Shostakovich achieved fame in the Soviet Union under the patronage of Leon Trotsky’s chief of staff Mikhail Tukhachevsky, but later had a complex… Read More

Le Ballet

Le Ballet

September 21st, 2012 | Animation, Dance, Music, Videos

“Le Ballet” is a graduation film by Louis Thomas inspired by the Opera Garnier, and especially Roland Petit, Jean Cocteau, Jerome Robbins and Marius Petipa. All the famous people names are in the end credits. “Le Ballet” The Making of “Le Ballet”

Andrew Lloyd Webber game out for Wii

Andrew Lloyd Webber game out for Wii

September 16th, 2012 | Games, Music

Yes, you read that correctly: a video game dedicated to the works of famous musical director Andrew Lloyd Webber is on its way. Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals: Sing & Dance will be released exclusively for Wii on September 14th, and will feature tunes from throughout… Read More

VISUAMUSIO – A geometric music maker for the iPad.

VISUAMUSIO – A geometric music maker for the iPad.

September 16th, 2012 | Apps, Computer Art, Mobile, Music

VISUAMUSIO is an iPad application for the creation of visual music animations. Animate with shape and sound to create films that are both musical and visual. Since the early 20th century experimental filmmakers and animators have been intrigued by the relationships between sight and sound,… Read More

Events honoring John Cage at 100

Events honoring John Cage at 100

September 3rd, 2012 | Events, Music

What would have been John Cage‘s 100th birthday on Wednesday is being celebrated around the globe throughout the year. There’s a selective listing of events around the world at the Los Angeles Times. “Of all the worldwide celebrants for the 100th anniversary of John Cage’s… Read More

2 Street Art Music Videos from Germany

2 Street Art Music Videos from Germany

August 31st, 2012 | Animation, Germany, Music, Street Art, Videos

Just in time for what looks like the last summer weekend this year, we got two groovy clips from 2009 which seems like ages ago and that’s a good reason to have another look at this fine Peter Fox video below. The song has has… Read More

Magritte Documentary with music by Roger Waters

Magritte Documentary with music by Roger Waters

August 31st, 2012 | Belgium, Documentaries, Music, Surrealism, Videos

We got a late-seventies documentary about the Belgian surrealist painter Rene Magritte with music composed and performed by Pink Floyd’s one and only Roger Waters. This was found by a reader of boingboing.net who wrote: “If you are hankering for your fix of ‘early to… Read More

Michael Andrews – Bubbles In Space

Michael Andrews – Bubbles In Space

August 10th, 2012 | Animation, Kids, Music, Videos

Over 100 high school students drew 3000+ frames for this new video for the new single “Bubbles In Space” by Michael Andrews. His full album “Spilling a Rainbow” comes out on Everloving records Aug. 2012. Watch the Making of: Full Credits: Director/Producer Josh Hassin Art… Read More

Einstürzende Neubauten – Halber Mensch

Einstürzende Neubauten – Halber Mensch

July 31st, 2012 | Germany, Music, Performances, Videos

Tons of great performance footage and surreally unsettling quasi-music videos from 1985 spread throughout of Blixa and company in their prime. “Halber Mensch” (aka “1/2 Mensch”) is a 1986 film by Japanese director Sogo Ishii with German band Einstürzende Neubauten. It was originally released on… Read More

Julien Mier – Watercolour Sky

Julien Mier – Watercolour Sky

July 28th, 2012 | Canada, Music, Sculptures, Videos

Global Yodel contributor Stuart Langfield is responsible for this AMAZING official music video for Julien Mier‘s “Watercolour Sky,” from his upcoming EP, When Will You Wake Up. I will be out on King Deluxe, August 6th. Its a trippy, cinematic journey through the countryside where… Read More

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