Archived entries for Music

Quartet 2008 by Jeff Lieberman, Dan Paluska


Even if the music isn’t great, the idea is fun! This machine would make Gabo really jealous and he probably would remake his ping ball wall at FABRICA.

Flickermood 2.0: typefaces, music and motion graphic


Flickermood 2.0 from Sebastian Lange on Vimeo.

The next level of this experimental typographic orgy.

Animation by Sebastian Lange
Music by Forss

Flickermood was basically all done in AE/FCS – the soundtrack
is from FORSS (check out his music platform at http://www.soundcloud.com and his music at http://www.forss.to).

White Glove

Everyone knows it. Everyone has seen it. But never like this…

White Glove Tracking Compilation from Evan Roth on Vimeo.

João Gilberto

pavarotti and james brown


…recommended viewing by Diego Cortez.

In light of the darkness…


Last night we were enlightened by the dark beginnings of horror cinema; the 1922 classic Nosferatu. This is just on of the recent ‘golden oldies‘ that we have been watching lately as part of our Thursday Night Movies in the Fabrica cinema. As I watched it I could help getting images of Jackson’s Thriller, and of course.. how could I forget the old Count muppet from Sesame Street! I stumbled upon this today and it seemed a great creative edit on our childhood Counting Count.

Sounds like…


As I am equally a musician/producer as I am a graphic designer, I’ve been doing some research lately on sound and video experiments. I’ve found some really neat stuff that has currently been popping up in the Vimeo community. Vimeo user Candas has been exploring some very interesting abstract video’s and editing them to interpret the soundtrack. Super interesting and inspiring stuff.
Also Magnus Engsfors’ Suddenly is also worth a look. Some amazing fx and an original take on the infamous bullet-time technique that was brought to the masses through Max Payne and of course The Matrix.

Geremia Vinattieri: a new noisy Fabricante

Directly from Florence, one of the most important city in the world for Arts, a new guy has just joined the Music department at Fabrica.
His name is Geremia Vinattieri and his “noisy creativity” is something impossible to ignore!

Geremia Vinattieri from andy cameron on Vimeo.
How would you describe yourself?
A guy with a great interest in Art, in all its forms and aspects.
What did you expect from this place?
To find what I’ve actually found: a place where I can develop my creative identity.
Lets talk about your “Drummpaint” performance. What did you want to communicate?
Basically the idea expressed by the performance is a perfect symbiosis between my two main passions: Music and Graphics.
I’ve studied at the artistic secondary school, then I attended the Academy of fine Arts, now I make illustrations and I play drums. So I wanted to combine both visual and musical expressions, without letting one being stronger than the other.
What about your dreams?
There are a lot of dreams… our dreams depend on our age, temporary interests, phases….
I’d like to realize them all without betraying who I was once, who I am now, and who I will be…
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Out There: where Architecture meets Semiotics


What are the first things you think when I say “architecture”?
Heavy long-lasting buildings? Pyramids? Sparky skyscrapers? A thirty floor residence? The tour Eiffel?
If this is what we usually mean by “architecture”, maybe we need to change our beliefs.
As Semiotics tought me, the meaning of things is not simply an “object” (a “chair” is not only “the object that has the shape of a chair”, because a stone on the grass is actually a chair, if you sit on it!) but the consequences related to them (actions but also feelings).
In other terms, the meaning is what things REPRESENT.
Thats why the 11th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice is called “Out there: Architecture Beyond Building”.
Architecture is not just about “buildings” and “constructions” (=objects): we need to look beyond them.
Today the world is extremely dynamic, buildings cannot be something eternal anymore. What we create must be easy to develop, light, avaiable to be changed in order to our temporary needs.
Architecture is the way to create a world that

we feel like home
(Aaron Betsky)

but paradoxically, without building stable houses.
Its a way to communicate our time, our fears, our views.
Buildings dont represent this anymore.
Visual arts and performances, cinema, collage, illustrations, practices, immaginations, deconstructions, experiences, undefined shapes. Sperimentation, and not just an exposition of what already exists.
This is what I saw “Out there”.

Power to (or from?) the music!

If you are in Rotterdam and you wanna have an “energetic” dancing night, Watt is finally open and the Sustainable Dance Floor is a reality.

During the last workshop at Fabrica, Cameron Sinclair asked the students to imagine a soccer team club for young people in Zambia. Thinking of the importance of music and dance in that country, Lars, Pushkar, Priya and I tried to think of how to produce electricity and save consumptions.
That’s how I discovered Sustainable Dance Club.
SDC invented an Energy Generating Dance Floor that converts the movement of the dancing
crowd into electricity and uses this power to change the
appearance of the floor’s surface.
All visuals are a continuous real-time interaction between the
clubbers on the floor made visible, allowing every individual’s
actions to contribute to the collective experience.

Doing your part for the environment doesn’t have to be boring

they say…
but that’s spectacular isn’t it?



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