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The City

April 22nd, 2018 Comments off

It is a concept, an idea of sorts; Tokyo, Paris, London or Copenhagen.

The city is an entity of its own. Always dynamic and depending on many views, architecture being one of them.

The city is and has always been the same as contemporary society? No, not the same as the ideal society.

I did write contemporary. Like contemporory Egypt () take your pick 5000, 2000 BC or 500 after? You know the ones who built the Pyramids?

Depending on view it is in its essence a very complex machine. Given the analoghy (city/society to begin with, it must surely be a social structure and “systemic”, sociaty is a system?).

Building an extremly complex machine whithout a plan? It does not seem like a good idea too me.

I was recently informed that the most sacred location in Japan, is a temple (… they have so many?), that only the members of the Emporial family of Japan are allowed to visit. And it is rebuilt every 20 years.

I find that extremely interesting. So, the idea supersedes the material. The idea of rebuilding “The Old Town in Stockholm” every 20 years? There is a obviously a fundamental difference. That is the idea versus mater. Many other differences…

So, maybe I am not a materialst after all, after all these years?

The buildings being constructed in my city right now? Where the he** are the planners, architetechs, social workers, psychatrics and artists?

The 1900 pupil school or the 200 children kindergarten? A school and a kindergarten? The structure and scale is simply terryfing. I suppose there will be some kladding on the actual buildings in the end. They litteraly scare me in every aspect and sense.

Helas, it is not the worst visual assult. “Brohuset”… I’m quite confident it will be known as the worst (not) planned building in the history of Stockholm. Ever. And Stockholm is a pretty old city mind you.

No, I’m not missing the industrial area constructed in the mid 1980’s being demolished, not one bit. I just wish they could build something better.

It is not my problem. I’ve spent my time.

This is was democraticy is. This is free speech. This is possible. From being five years old and trapped in Choran school in 1950’s, some of you abuse these rights? Make fun of them? The Universal rights of every human being?

Do not.

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Le Mépris By Le Mépris

February 16th, 2018 Comments off

I like this album a lot. It is so melancholic, it contains piano, cello and it is scaled down, yet dramatic.

I like the artwork, I like the label [sic!] and I like the (assumed) über-reference as well.

The title and the artist’s name must have been taken from the identically named 1960’s film directed by Jean-Luc Godard and starring Brigitte Bardot? Contempt (1963).

It is very strong word, in any language.

Music Festival: SoS 2011

October 20th, 2011 Comments off

This week the 18th – 23rd October 2011 you have the possibility to visit the Sound of Stockholm festival in Sweden.

“Sound of Stockholm is a new festival for improvised, new and experimental art music. The festival takes place a week each autumn. It is artist-driven and organised through a collaboration between 9 independent presenting societies along with EMS and the Swedish Musician’s Alliance.”

The week is filled with performances by well-known and not so well-known artists. The hub of events is the glorious Kulturhuset in the very centre of Stockholm. This Saturday, 22-10-2011 you should direct special attention to Ludvig Elblaus solo performance: King Of Infinite Space, pt 3.

The first part was performed at Audiorama during the Kulturnatten event in Stockholm and the second at the Flim Open Air Festival in Vinterviken this summer.

The project is based on one composition that is presented in three different ways in three different contexts. At Audiorama the original composition was used in a shortened but otherwise unprocessed form. At the outdoor Flim festival the original composition was multiplied and superimposed thus creating a compact, dense mass of sound. In the third and final part being performed at Kulturhuset; the original components will be disassembled and processed in order to construct a new integral piece.

Ludvig Elblaus’ set is one of three presented by Fylkingen on Saturday night. The other two sets are performances by: Axel Dörner / Jassem Hindi and Andrea Belfi.

Music Festival: Norbergfestival 2011

July 28th, 2011 Comments off

Today, Thursday 28-07-2011, is the start of the annual Norbergfestival: +80 artists, 4 stages during 3 days and it is all taking place in an abandoned iron mine a truly spectacular and unique venue. It is “The premier festival for electronic music in Scandinavia”.

Live Concert + Art Exhibition : The Schematics

April 27th, 2011 Comments off

This Thursday, 28-04-2011 you can once again explore the sonic world of ‘The Schematics’. They will be performing live at: Galleri Andersson / Sandström (GAS) in Stockholm, using the installation of German artist Wilhelm Mundt’s ‘Trashstones’ as a framework for their improvisation.

The quartet consists of: Katt Hernandez (Violin), Ludvig Elblaus (Supercollider), Daniel Karlsson (Guitar) and Erik Calälv (Bass Clarinet).

For more information and the possibility to obtain highly customised and limited records please visit: The Schematics.

Art Exhibition : Real Time

March 17th, 2011 Comments off

This Saturday, 19-03-2011 you can visit the opening of the ‘Real Time’ art project at the Svea Konst Showroom.

An exhibition displaying the work of Stockholm based painter Fabian Quaglia.

The main technique used is airbrush, but enjoying the freedom of mixing techniques and tools his work include digital 3D-models, animation and graphics as well as sculpturing and fabrication.

Take the opportunity to view some work by this talented painter.

Svea Showroom International Art Gallery
Skeppargatan 22, Stockholm, Sweden.
Temporal: 12.00-18.00 CET