Thanks to the introduction from a friend, Jon Bartkowicz, I currently can't get enough of Phaidon's Muse Music playlists on Spotify. Similar to what I explored through writing Agents of Production: Lens // Music for Datum (the student-run journal of a[A]rchitecture at Iowa State University), Phaidon has started to publish playlists proving what artists / songs / genres are driving professionals at the moment. Not that I plan to extract patterns to form dramatic connections across the site via every Muse list they've published (well I might do that), but listening to the process of drivers of others while working through your own creative process is bizarre.
In Agents of Production: Lens // Music, I attempt to break down the rituals we assign ourselves within our own creative methods. Obviously, though oftentimes difficult for the reader to instantly become familiar with, the best way to analyze such a process is first through analyzing your own. Pattern seeking and building upon strengths in similarities and differences in turn lends to better understanding across a team. Music, as it has across several varying histories, has the ability to draw us together. So how can we further refine this acknowledgment to help us understand our own process so that we might better understand other's? Would that be 'forcing' it?
Regardless, the playlists are wild / exciting / new and I highly suggest you put some time aside to listen.
I'm looking forward to seeing how continuing to invest interest in process drivers such as music or performance play into my comprehensive studio project under the direction of Professor Jungwoo Ji. An experimental music complex in Boston is on deck, and I've been waiting for this project for quite sometime. Check out the link to Phaidon's Spotify page: here. I've also linked Agents of Production: Lens // Music if you've yet to check out DATUM No. 5: Binocular Vision.
It's funky, it's got hints of disco, it's alternative, it's the MisterWives. This is song is just fun. It has been the theme of several weeks of transition from Rome back to Des Moines, and I STILL love it!
More updates to come soon. Until then, try to stay still and listen to the MisterWives get down.....I bet you can't.
Listen to album HERE
Lately, "This is The Thing" and "Sort of Revolution" have been my productivity tracks over these last few weeks. Once I thought it couldn't get better, I discovered Fink Meets The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and my mind has been blown since. This hybrid is one of the better collaborations of 2013 thus far and is definitely worth checking out. I promise you won't be disappointed.
Oxford born and 4 members strong. Quite a few great tracks between their two albums, 'Sand & Snow' and 'The City That Sleeps'. A cross between Coldplay, Men Without Hats, and The Killers.
Give them a listen!
A compilation of footage (both personally shot and appropriated) to supplement my current, ARCH 302, studio apartment project located at the intersection of Broome and Crosby in New York city. The project clients are those that identify with the demoscene.
This compilation aims to highlight the relation of human interaction and technology. The overlying narrative maps how interaction changes once one advances beyond the initial overwhelmed perception one might have of NYC.
"Chaos Theory" - Conspiracy
"Extreme Ways" - Moby
"Session" - Lincoln Park
"Moth's Wings" - Passion Pit
The real experts on the best in the previous year in jazz..
THE LIST (click here)
Among those receiving recognition are Gary Clark Jr. and ECM records. Clark Jr. landed a spot among the top blues artists for 2012, and ECM received recognition for a spot in the top record label category. I'm glad to see both receive valid recognition as Gary Clark Jr. reintroduces blues to new generations, and ECM proves that simple graphics can still be compelling in a world where sensory overload seems familiar.
Well done, Jazz Times readers, well done.
We looked to Visual Complexity to inspire some graphic representation involving landscape for our recent studio project. Little did we know a taxi circulation study and mapping would resonate as the main form of inspiration.
Check out Sense of Patterns when you find yourself with the opportunity.
Also, I have a new favorite song for this week.
Wind and Walls from the Tallest Man on Earth
- jazz enthusiast