Categories
Uncategorized

Gothic elegies – Penny Dreadful’s OST and lost females of power

The piece  ‘Joan Clayton’ (below) from the soundtrack to the TV Series Penny Dreadful contains an elegiac movement in the middle of Abel Korzeniowski’s composition (which commences around 1:52) commemorating the death of the character of the old witch Joan Clayton, whose powerful turn in the show was always told in flashback.  The movement also […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Birth of Octopuses

I recently watched for the second time, the 2007 debut film by French writer-director Céline Sciamma, Les Naissance des Pieuvres (Birth of Octopuses) translated for its English language release as ‘Water Lillies’. I first saw this film about 8 years ago and was left with a feeling that it was one of those films whose […]

Categories
Uncategorized

past the zoo of the definites – 2

 space life in ambient electronic music Spaces of being If spaces are a key expression within ambient music then it feels like from early on, a sonically expressive animacy (or sonic-presence-as-being) has been another.  Partly because as per Young/Zazeela there is the question of ‘forms of existence’ being involved with sound, I think different kinds […]

Categories
Uncategorized

past the zoo of the definites

space life in ambient electronic music  (Part 1) Expressions of spaces I came across this great piece of music which is also a remix while recently checking in on the LA artist Deru (Bejamin Wynn) some of whose earlier co-credits have included amazing work and sound design on the Avatar /Korra US Anime series, as […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Senyawa at Cafe Oto

I was extremely fortunate to be able to catch Indonesian duo Senyawa recently at Café Oto. It’s rare to hear things this good. The story of originating elements in their sound appears to have been a kind of break-out towards avant garde and experimental music while maintaining a strong feeling for the tranditional, folk forms […]