Today’s Inspiration – in Sounds, Visuals and Combos

It’s 15.54 and it’s dark.  But my afternoon has been significantly warmed by listening to Emma Swift on her show In the Pines – listen here

Having just drawn and experienced the intense and dreamy voice, music and presence of Bill Callahan I was looking up twitter to see what was the current lowdown and found this amazing festival in Brussels happening all this week – – oh boy – it looks Great!

I’ve also been checking out another blog which has a very nice mix of artwork, listening recommendations, interviews and more.  The artwork is big and bold and the site is easy to navigate, fun and inspiring. I hope I can tweak my own sites to be as simply enjoyable.  Three girls are behind it and they have a few different places online that you can follow and be similarly inspired by.

I really must limit my investigations online.  One inspiring article can branch out to two or more interesting links and it goes on from there.  I was looking up a video this morning on the band Isosceles and it actually had this very theme running through the whole documentary – ie random inspirations leading onto even more inspirations and even collaborations.  The art of random, and being able to follow the chase.  Anyway, check it out on Central Station and make sure to see the other 2 parts to it.

Central Station is itself worth checking out and is currently going through a major revamp.  If you are an artist of any kind I would thoroughly recommend signing up and boosting your online presence via their suggestions and be in the running to win some promotion and/or cash prizes. See this link for more –

Finally, some audio visual stimulus.  If you’re in Glasgow on the 9th of December I would recommend going to see the one night launch of animator, director, audio-visual chap – Konx-om-Pax.

Details here – including a good few links to his myspace, website and Vimeo – very much worth a watch. His Hudson Mohawk video did remind me of a video from a while back and which I prefer by inimitable and rather brilliant Rachel Maclean for the awesome Phantom Band which you can see here.  It is EPIC!

Meanwhile on the 9th of December in Edinburgh there is a rather special book launch of the Roughcut Nation project from 2009 which was basically the best Scottish street artists taking over and restyling a part of the esteemed National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. It was a fantastic happening, of which the resulting beautiful artwork/installation was divided up and auctioned off after a series of live music sessions involving the great and good in the Scottish music scene.  So now there is a book. And I want one.  (Oh, I suppose I should mention I was actually involved in some live projected drawing work when the marvellous John Knox Sex Club were strutting their stuff there – Magic :).  JKSC will also be there to create music mayhem at the launch.  I would thoroughly recommend the above. It’s a free public event but you need to sign up for the free tickets.

Finally, a very inspiring audio-visual project by sound artist John Keston where he manipulates the sound and film merely by touching the screen. 

So after that dry load of information, I really should stick up a drawing to break it up. Words and Pictures and all that. Ah, I’ll leave it. I’ve been inside all day. I’m going out for a jog before drawing at a gig tonight. Walrus (SWE) and Mongst (CAN). It’s a ‘Mother’ gig and I’d highly recommend it if you happen to be in Stockholm this evening.

Details –

I’ll stick up some pictures of that.  See above.

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1 Response to Today’s Inspiration – in Sounds, Visuals and Combos

  1. Emma Swift says:

    Thanks for tuning into In The Pines! I do love a bit of Bill Callahan 🙂

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