PEN/NEM are a group of musicians creating musical textures and sonic landscapes for performing arts (theater, dance, puppetry), and visual arts (film, documentary, video art).
Their creative work is developed under in situ composition, either live shows or recordings. The research and production technics are based on free improvisation and coordinate improvisation delivered from the media or musicogrames.
The wide diversity of genres and instruments used by each member of the team are building a rich map of sounds and musical possibilities.
All music created by the PEN/NEM is registered with Creative Commons licenses, helping the free distribution of their music for non-commercial use.
‘Nowhere Near Here’ is a stop motion animation that uses a combination of light with stencils and long exposure photography to tell the story of a dog running around the city at night, doing whatever a dog does. The animation was first exhibited at the The Herbert, in Coventry, on the 7th October 2010.
Animated bird video from Pleix.
”Gracias a tu voz, por haberme alcanzado,
tuve que perderme ‘pa llegar hasta tu lado.
Gracias a tus versos, por haberme abrazado,
tendré que quemarme ‘pa llegar hasta tu lado.”
Pa Llegar Hasta Tu Lado, by Lhasa de Sela.
R.I.P. Lasha de Sela. Her music for forever.
”With gadgets like the iPod reducing radio usage to a minimum, there are a few who believe that with some ingenuity radios can be made favorites in no time. Industrial designers Wu Kun-chia, Wang Shih-ju, Chen Ming-daw and Liou Chang-ho have designed the Flexio – a solar-powered portable radio, which is printable and inexpensive.”
I just discover the versatile and talented artist Felix Thorn.
Felix’s Machines are a series of extraordinary mechanical instruments put together by the artist and musician Felix Thorn.
When connected to a computer, Felix’s Machines translate Thorn’s compositions into mechanical actions performed by customised drums and piano parts and animated by solenoids, springs and motors.
In this way, an electronic means of production is transposed into an acoustic output. I love the idea, sound, composition, image… fun and great.
Yesterday i had the pleasure to see Rocio Molina on live, one of the best flameco dancer. Just amazing!
Controllar is a fantastic group from Amsterdam,
i wish one day i will be able to see them live.