"The music is the only live, living thing."
- Lou Reed
- Lou Reed
AURAE by Sabrina Ratté is a video made from an animated photograph that’s been digital manipulated and then processed through a video synthesizer. The site’s architecture falls apart, evoking the ephemeral nature of perception, time, and memory. Original score by Roger Tellier-Craig.
According to her Rhizome Artist Profile, Sabrina draws inspiration from science fiction, architecture, 3D animation, early computer art, and Italian producer Doris Norton.
"I like to experiment with the limitations of the tools I use," she says, "I also like to be surprised by unexpected results, so I try to provoke accidents by mixing different techniques together."
The musicians don’t know how to connect with the people. They play music, and are very good at that, but what they’re doing has nothing to do with the people. They have no sense of humor…. They look at things from their own ego and through their talent, and they say: “You need to praise me because I am wonderful.” And it’s true, they are wonderful, but everybody is wonderful in what he does. Because you happen to be a musician that doesn’t mean that people should worship you.
…There’s humor in all my music. It always has rhythm. No matter how far out it may be, you can always dance to it. Actually I don’t play free music, because there is no freedom in the universe. If you were to be free you could just play no matter what and it doesn’t come back to you.
But you see, it always come back to you. That’s why I warn my musicians: be careful about what you play …every note, every beat, be aware that it comes back to you. And if you play something you yourself don’t understand, then that’s bad for you and for the people too.
Musicians often play wonderful things, bring together wonderful sounds, but it doesn’t mean a thing. Not for themselves, not for other people. Everyone says: that’s wonderful, that’s the work of a great musician. Of course that’s true, but what’s the significance of it? People don’t get better because of the music, even though they certainly need help. I believe that every artist should realize that. That his work has no meaning whatsoever unless he helps people with it.
- Sun Ra
- Charles Nègre (via inthenoosphere)
The south pole of Mars, as seen by the Mars Express orbiter in infrared, green, and blue light.
ESA / G. Neukum (Freie Universitaet, Berlin) / Bill Dunford
Marie Davidson, self-titled debut EP