martedì, agosto 23, 2005

dell'estremo fronte orientale...

il buon vecchio momus ci spiega un perche'....(alla voce un altro busker e' possibile o il senso dell'avanguardia)

"I'd like to draw your attention to a most extraordinary tour that's going on in Japan right now, and being blogged in an excellent collective blog. Shobus Diary documents Shobo Shobo artists O.lamm, Domotic, Davide Balula, and Minifer during their "Shoboshobus / Mobium Japan Tour 2005".- (Ishida Daisuke is the Japanese host.) Since these are highly original people, this is a bit different from your average rock or laptop tour. Instead of playing concert halls, the French artists have opted to busk. They've built portable speakers which hang from their necks, each one supporting a laptop. They're playing on the roofs of buildings, at the Tsukiji fish market, in malls and car parks, anywhere. The blog is brilliant, and expanding rapidly with photos, sounds and videos. The Shoboshobus are quite aware of the problematical issues their guerilla tactics raise about disruption, noise pollution and their status as guests in Japan. There's a lot of noise pollution in Japan already, but it tends to be in commercial or industrial areas; areas zoned for residence are hushed. Rehearsals on the roof of Yahiro Factory, where the Shoboshobus are staying, were stopped, for instance, when an employee of the Austin Mini dealership next door shouted that he couldn't stand it any more.

I'll be following the Shoboshobus Tour with great interest. Something about its brave originality and its concern to get new art out to the people rather than preaching to the same old tiny choir reminds me of the 1913 train tour by Russian Futurists Mayakovsky, Burliuk and Khlebnikov. They jumped onto trains and took their avant garde art directly to the people, performing in public places, ready to debate, rebuff resistance, and charm their way to acceptance. After all, isn't that what "avant garde" literally is: the front carriage of a train bound for the provinces?"

momus resta un campione di cultura POP a 360 gradi e forse piu'. il suo livejournal ne e' un'esempio...lettura quatidiana...consigliata.

OT: ieri ho avuto il privilegio e l'onore di assistere all'anteprima nazionale del film di libero de rienzo con colonna sonora a cura, tra gli altri, dei gdm. ero incuriosito dalla possibilità di mettere le orecchie su materiale inedito, visto anche lo sproloquio prefilm dello stesso presunt(uos)o regista e del "bello e maledetto" morgan su quanto sia bello avere del materiale scritto su misura per le scene di un film piuttosto che pezzi "pop" (sic!) pret a porter. i pezzi erano, al solito, molto belli. ma quei tre che ho riconosciuto erano già passati dalle mie orecchie. peccato. aspettero' l'uscita del nuovo disco. buona summer ending.
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