VIEW SOURCE: #10
10 February 2016
In this week's edition, Artistic Director Juha van 't Zelfde listens back to Viral Radio's first ResonanceEXTRA show, highlights Simon Denny's phenomenal Products of Organising exhibition, explores the "rise of the artistic machines" and more.
THE SPRAWL AT IFFR
The trailer for The Sprawl, made for the cinema premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, comes with music by Kuedo that sets the film’s mood perfectly.
After 8 years of making radio in the Netherlands, for national public radio VPRO and internet radio Red Light Radio, I am delighted that we now have our own programme on the new and exciting ResonanceEXTRA. This first two-hour mix features some of my favourite electronic music around today. And although it is a DJ mix, with dance tracks from Kamixlo, Endgame and Lotic, not all the music is intended for the dance floor, such as tracks Mica Levi, Roly Porter and Drill Folly.
Simon Denny: Products for Organising, Installation view, Serpentine Sackler Gallery
SIMON DENNY AT SERPENTINE GALLERIES
One of the most fun exhibitions of critical, and even trolling, contemporary art today. If you have the chance to see Products for Organising in London then do it. As playful as it is beautiful. Ends 14 February.
ROLY PORTER – 4101
The Sound of Story alumnus Roly Porter has released his third album, 4101, on one of my favourite labels, TriAngle. And everyone who has been following his career since Vex’d couldn’t be happier for him that the album is receiving rave reviews from major music magazines such as Rolling Stone and Pitchfork. So well deserved. The album is a masterpiece. It is only a matter of time before we see him following Mica Levi, Johann Johannsson and Geoff Barrow into making music for big films and video games.
The album cover for Hollowed, by Ital Teks
ITAL TEK – HOLLOWED
Brighton producer Ital Tek seems to have experienced a similar reception as Roly. Although critically loved by press and DJs around the world, he hasn’t yet gained as much attention as some of his peers. But with his new album, Hollowed, available for pre-order on Planet Mu, he is perfectly positioned to do a Roly and grab some headlines. It’s a wonderfully balanced album, stark, abstract and forceful, that reveals his talent and artistry.
Photo by: Reza Vaziri
Massive Attack live in Toronto
MASSIVE ATTACK ON UTOPIAN TECH
Massive Attack are on a spectacular multimedia tour that warns about the dangers of ‘utopian tech companies’.
In the future, a single corporation owns all the oxygen. The premise of short film, Grow, that I mostly like for its idea and vibe. This feels more like our present than a form of speculative near-future fiction.
GAIKA AND MYKKI
Two of my favourite rappers sharing a track.
Photo by: Pascal
THE RISE OF ARTISTIC MACHINES
The very smart academic Ollie Bown, a gifted musician in a parallel existence, on the rise of the artistic machine.
Photo by: Rosa Menkman
King Midas Sound at Progress Bar.
PROGRESS BAR AMSTERDAM
Evidence of our first Progress Bar in Amsterdam. Next one is on 26 March.
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