This is lovely – Diego Stocco makes music from leaves and a turntable.
Amanda Ghassaei, creator of the 3-D printed record, etched tracks on another medium — wood — using a 120-watt Epilog Legend EXT laser cutter.
The Knife’s new live show has baffled and delighted audiences in equal measure. After their show at London’s Roundhouse last week, Alex Macpherson sat down with the group to discuss communication, the politics of movement and reconfiguring peoples’ expectations
“In a strange way, the complaints are almost like a critique of capitalism in themselves. I think it’s a pretty recent development, this sense of entitlement among fans to what artists should or should not do on stage: which songs they should perform, the manner in which they should present them. It’s almost like ticket-holders imagine themselves to be stakeholders in the band.”
“The ability to time, to synchronise with others underlies all face to face communication,” says Khalil. “People imagine that synchronizing is doing something simultaneously. But synchronizing actually means processing time together - perceiving time together in such a way that we have this common understanding of how time is passing.”
My life as a concert pianist can be frustrating, lonely, demoralising and exhausting. But is it worth it? Yes, without a shadow of a doubt, says James Rhodes
“only when the pain of not doing it got greater than the imagined pain of doing it did I somehow find the balls to pursue what I really wanted”