We can’t wait to see in full the International Space Orchestra feature film directed by French artist Nelly Ben Hayoun. In advance of its being part of Z33‘s new exhibition Space Odyssey 2.0, the film had its premiere at Rotterdam’s International Film Festival last Friday, January 25 2013. See the teaser below. This project contributes to a number of indicators that the scientific exploration into space will continue to influence design and other creative fields such as music. MPDClick forecasts this will come into commercial interpretation in autumn/winter 14/15, subscribers can click here for more insight into this trend.
Words by MPDClick’s guest contributor Selena Marie Norris.
While it may appear that Psy is receiving all of the K-pop attention with his ‘Gangnam Style’ video heralding as the most watched YouTube video of all time, smart marketing has extended his popularity to others in his genre. K-pop singer, Hyuna and her girl group, 4 Minute, have been reaping the rewards of her guest appearance in the video.
In search of new possibilities, Danish band Efterklag set out on a sound-seeking mission to the remote ghost island of Spitsbergen to create their fourth album. Inspired by their surroundings musicians Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg recorded more than 1,000 audio snapshots, using not only the trio’s own voices but objects and nature found in the icy no man’s land.
Six years ago the music collective Africa Express was founded and is now part of the London 2012 festival in the form of a decorated 1970 British rail diesel train that will pass through towns like Middlesbrough, Glasgow, Cardiff, Bristol and finally stopping at London’s King Cross on Saturday September the 8th.
This year Austin, Texas celebrated the 25th annual South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival. Celebrating a range of music genres including; Jazz, Blues, Folk, Rap and Rock. Hip Hop took over this year with Jay-Z, Lil Wayne and 50 Cent all performing to packed crowds for up to 90 minutes. The event also consists of different conferences, speakers, networking events and film screenings.
Sheffield twosome Slow Club, consisting of Rebecca Taylor and Charles Watson, have recently garnered our attention with their second album ‘Paradise’.
The duo exudes a bohemian vibe with delicate yet undeniably powerful vocals by Rebecca, aided by harmonies provided by Charles resulting in a folk undertone that soothes the soul. The pairs laid back persona, effortlessly cool tracks and artsy inspired style makes them the perfect representation of one of our trends for autumn/winter 13/14 of which looks to art collectives and creative hubs for inspiration.