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“Wisdom that will bless I, who live in the spiral joy born at the utter end of a black prayer.” • — Keiji Haino
“The subject of human creativity is not an ethnic-centric, but a composite subject.” • — Anthony Braxton
“… It is not my mode of thought that has caused my misfortunes, but the mode of thought of others.” • — The Marquis de Sade

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Xavier Corberó: Portrait of an Artist in Winter

Xavier Corberó: Portrait of an Artist in Winter from Coco Marie Schneider on Vimeo.

Coco Marie Schneider

The first and last glimpse into the universe of iconic Spanish sculptor, Xavier Corberó. A kaleidoscopic life and career that traversed a turbulent moment of Spanish history.
Just before passing away in April 2017, Catalan sculptor Xavier Corberó opened up his home for the first and last film to be made about him. A glimpse into the universe of a genius which included friendships with Dalí, Picasso and Antonio Gades, which traversed a turbulent moment of Spanish history and in which he created his final oeuvre, his home in Esplugues, a work of art in itself.

NOT me.

… So, you like to call Africans Nigger (preto)?
As long you do it on my back, fine.
Is it because you are stupid and a coward?
Do you know WHY is it?

There are many africans who ache for affection from stupids like you, NOT me.

Zadie Smith Interview: On Shame, Rage and Writing

Zadie Smith Interview: On Shame, Rage and Writing from Louisiana Channel on Vimeo.

Louisiana Channel

“Writing is all shame.” Zadie Smith – often referred to as “the superstar of British literature” – here talks about how shame can be used to “propel you on to something,” and why one must try to understand where people’s rage is coming from.

On the subject of ‘shame’, Smith feels that there is a positive element to it, as being shameless is very dangerous: “In America, our president at the moment is a shameless person.” She finds that shame can even be productive and that writing is an entirely shameful practice: “Who are you to write 400 pages about anything? Why should anybody have to read them? Every moment of it is shameful.” In continuation of this, revisiting your early work isn’t an easy thing for her: “It always feels quite distant, partly because when you’re writing it’s such an obsessive thing, and then when you’re done it’s like pushing something out of your body you don’t want to be involved with anymore.” Moreover, as “writing is wonderfully solitary” and many writers are quite introvert, it is the act of performing that prevents them from excelling in other things that they may be good at: “I think writing gives the most possibility of improvement. I was never going to be Stevie Wonder, no matter how hard I tried, but with writing you can get better.”


If there is someone I feel deeply connected with, regarding core values, it will be her.

She is my kind of woman, really.

Lars von Trier Interview: Through the Black Forest

Lars von Trier Interview: Through the Black Forest from Louisiana Channel on Vimeo.

Louisiana Channel

A rare new interview with Europe’s groundbreaking film creator, Danish film director Lars von Trier, who is the recipient of the prestigious Sonning Prize 2018. Here he looks back at his work, talks about his forthcoming movie, and reveals his idea for a new series of small films. Finally he makes a comment on his controversial statement about Hitler in 2011.

Okkyung Lee

Okkyung Lee by Petra Cvelbar


Okkyung Lee is a cellist, composer, and improviser who moves freely between of artistic disciples and contingencies. Since moving to New York in 2000 she has worked in disparate contexts as a solo artist and collaborator with creators in a wide range of disciplines. A native of South Korea, Lee has taken a broad array of inspirations—including noise, improvisation, jazz, western classical, and the traditional and popular music of her homeland—and used them to forge a highly distinctive approach. Her curiosity and a determined sense of exploration guide the work she has made in disparate contexts. Lee has appeared on more than 30 albums, including a diverse variety of recordings as a leader, but she is perhaps known best for her improvisational work, where she draws upon visceral extended techniques, in both solo and collaborative contexts. Not content with static performance approaches, Lee routinely explores the spaces she performs in, responding to atmosphere, audience, or objects surrounding her, to produce an immersive experience.

“Dahl-Tah-Ghi” was recorded at the Emanuel Vigelang Mausoleum in Oslo in June 2013 for a limited audience of 30 people. The artist Emanuel Vigeland (1875-1948) erected the building in 1926, intended as a future museum for his sculptures and paintings. He... more
released March 1, 2018

Okkyung Lee — cello

The Dietrichs

Remastered reissue of Don Dietrich's classic free improvised noise out-of-print LP and 7".
released January 1, 2018

Tracks 1-6 recorded July 2002. Originally released as "Dietrich" LP in 2002.

Tracks 7-8 recorded November 1994. Originally released as "Chinese Root Letter / Tabulae Sex" 7" in 1994.

Remastered 2016.

CD released by Pica Disk 2017
released January 1, 2018

Recorded September 2016. Don & Camille Dietrich.

Don Dietrich : Tenor Saxophone
Camille Dietrich : Cello

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

African Scream Contest Vol​.​2 - Benin 1963​-​1980 || Analog Africa

Analog Africa

A great compilation can open the gate to another world. Who knew that some of the most exciting Afro-funk records of all time were actually made in the small West African country of Benin? Once Analog Africa released the first African Scream Contest in 2008, the proof was there for all to hear, gut-busting yelps, lethally welldrilled horn sections and irresistibly insistent rhythms added up to a record that took you into its own space with the same electrifying sureness as any favourite blues or soul or funk or punk sampler you might care to mention.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Sandy Ewen • Weasel Walter • Damon Smith

René Vautier || Afrique 50

Afrique 50

“This is a documentary by french cinematographer René Vautier who was sent by the French Government to travel to West Africa and make a documentary that will show the positive side of colonization. But instead, he decided to show the reality of life under the colonial power. The movie was banned in France for 40 years”

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