Cover of Minotaure no. 8 (1936) by Salvador Dalí.
• At Dangerous Minds: Irmin Schmidt talks to Oliver Hall about his new album of prepared piano, Nocturne, and also reveals more about the planned release of live recordings by Can.
• “Even the most zealous fan of the genre can learn something new from this book,” says Geeta Dayal in a review of Bring That Beat Back: How Sampling Built Hip-Hop, by Nate Patrin.
• The subject of a previous post but the video was later removed: Italo Calvino in a rare documentary feature for an English audience, on the BBC’s Bookmark in 1985.
• On 9th May, carillonneur Malgosia Fiebig played The Model by Kraftwerk on the bells of the Dom Tower in Utrecht as a tribute to the late Florian Schneider.
• Film footage of Alice Coltrane in her prime is a rare thing so even 17 minutes of TV from 1970 is something special.
• Dan Reynolds on the fantastic alphabets designed by Jean Midolle. See also Luc Devroye’s page.
• Mix of the week: Jon Hassell tribute, part 1: Jon and his collaborators, by Dave Maier.
• Nicolas Winding Refn on some of the films he’s been watching during lockdown.
• At Haute Macabre: Surrealist décor and tiny secret drawers.
• HP Lovecraft dreams of a Providence trolley car in 1927.
• The Museum of Ridiculously Interesting Things
• Xerrox Voyage, a new recording by Alva Noto.
• At Dennis Cooper’s: Jean-Pierre Léaud Day.
• The Model (1979) by Snakefinger | Model (1992) by The Balanescu Quartet | Das Modell (1997) by Rammstein
2 thoughts on “Weekend links 519”
The many tiny drawers make me think of “The Bed Sitting Room”.
There aren’t many British films that might have been made by Jan Svankmajer but The Bed-Sitting Room is one of them. Same blend of Surreality, absurdity and black humour.
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