This film follows us during the making of our 2014 naked calendar. It’s nearly an hour of full 1080HD entertainment with all-original music in what we believe is our best film yet!! Find out more about your favourite calendar stars, why we chose this sport, and why we are fighting homophobia. Oh, and see us naked in motion and full colour from just about every angle! What’s not to love?
All images and sound was recorded on location in the tube, on April 17. 2012
Nos dias 25 e 26 de novembro de 2011, a Jazz Sinfônica recebeu no Auditório Ibirapuera o pianista, arranjador, compositor e produtor Benjamim Taubkin, com participação do duo de percussão Soukast e do Núcleo de Música do Abaçaí.
A apresentação da Jazz Sinfônica + Benjamim Taubkin investiu em arranjos que reproduzem e valorizam as canções e destacam aspectos regionais, como é o caso de algumas obras que estão em domínio público, como Alvoradinha, Tamborim, Olelê e No Bater.
A parceria entre Taubkin e Soukast é representada por Pifaiada . O duo, formado por Simone Sou e Guilherme Kastrup utiliza os mais diversos objetos e instrumentos – baterias, tambores, vidros, panelas, tampas – para construir composições com elementos da música tradicional brasileira, como jongos, congadas, cantos de Orixás.
A participação do Núcleo de Música do Abaçaí, que há mais de 25 anos investiga os elementos da cultura tradicional brasileira em todas as formas de manifestação artística, confere ainda mais brasilidade aos arranjos. A parceria com Benjamim Taubkin – pianista, arranjador e produtor que vem se especializando cada vez mais no diálogo entre música brasileira e diversas culturas tradicionais e contemporâneas no mundo – começou em 2002 - gerando um CD, Cantos do Nosso Chão, lançado em 2006, com composições e arranjos reunidos a partir das canções tradicionais de várias regiões do Brasil.
O espetáculo do Auditório Ibirapuera é regido pelo diretor artístico e regente titular da Orquestra Jazz Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, João Mauricio Galindo.
Produção Audiovisual: Paralelo Multimídia [paralelomultimidia.com.br]
Imagens: Paralelo Multimídia, Marcelo Machado e Fernando Fonini.
In 2011, as part of the Brazilian Jazz Sinfônica Season, conductor João Maurício Galindo invited pianist Benjamim Taubkin to an unusual project, bringing together the traditional Brazilian music from different regions and sources to a Jazz Symphony Orchestra.
Brazil has a musical reserve not only unknown to the great audience but also for most musicians who live in the big cities.
Themes developed with time, with patience, within a lifetime. Songs about religious devotion, praise and celebration. A community life from distant places.
To organize the concert, Benjamim, who has been working with traditional music for over 15 years, invited the group Abaçaí, and the duo Soukast.
The result can be seen in the video.
The concert was performed by:
Jazz Sinfônica: Orchestra
João Maurício Galindo - Conductor
Benjamim Taubkin - Piano and Artistic Direction
Tiago Costa and Rodrigo Morte - Arrangements
Simone Soul - Percussion
Guilherme Kastrup - Percussion
Ari Colares - Voice and Percussion
João Taubkin - Bass
Mazé Cintra - Voice and Percussion
Neusa de Souza - Voice and Percussion
Sapopemba - Voice and Percussion
Verlúcia Nogueira - Voice and Percussion
Jobim Sinfônico - 3 - A Chegada dos Candangos
23 August 2012
Presented by LACE
Curated by Robert Crouch
Recorded, Filmed, and Edited by Cindy Yeh
In his spectacle-installation Bleu Remix, Yann Marussich returns to a theme originally explored in Bleu Provisoire (2001), a spectacle in which a mysterious blue liquid oozes through the layers of his skin as though it were the final effect or by-product of his body’s inner processes. In Bleu Remix, the artist once more invites the viewer to experience an intimate journey through the corners of his body. Each time the spectacle is performed, a different (local) musician accompanies Marussich. This unique, singular confrontation establishes a new relationship between the sound and image. The meeting of the two artists brings an element of risk and uniqueness to the event, as if the music explores the spectacle repeatedly, resulting in new ways of perception.
Marussich’s performance will be accompanied by live sound performances by artists David Schafer and Dominick Fernow.
Support for Bleu Remix at LACE is generously provided by swissnex San Francisco, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, and the City and Canton of Geneva.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Yann Marussich, a unique character in contemporary dance, delivers performances that have a true impact on the audience. Since 1989, he has developed scores of performances and choreography that have been presented internationally.
In 2001, Yann Marussich choreographed Bleu Provisoire, his first totally motionless piece. Since then, his work has deepened in introspection, exploring the control of stillness while placing his body in direct confrontation with diverse solicitations and aggressions. He continues moving towards solo performance and body art in its poetic aspect. His most recent performances, which he considers examples of the development of his full-fledged style, have been presented in many festivals in Switzerland and abroad, including the collaborations L’arbre aux Clous and Glassed (2011), both with industrial music pioneer Carter Tutti, Hyphos with students of the Geneva University of Art and Design, and PÔ in collaboration with Vincent Barras (2012).
In 2008, he won the Ars Electronica price in the category Hybrid Art. He was an associate artist at the Grutli Theater for the 2010-2011 season. Since 2011, Yann Marussich has been supported by the Department of Culture and the Municipal Fund for Contemporary Art (FMAC) of the City of Geneva. From 1993 to 2000, Marussich worked as director of the Théâtre de l’Usine (Geneva, Switzerland) where he programmed almost exclusively contemporary dance and new forms of expression. He is also founder of the ADC Studio (Geneva) created in 1993.
View his work at yannmarussich.ch.
David Schafer is a visual and sound artist working in sculpture, sound, sound performance, installation, and graphics. His work embodies aspects of language, site, and architecture through the appropriation of modernist themes, cultural memory, and theory. His work is concerned with the intelligibility, translation, and structures of language and architecture, both spatial and linguistic. Schafer has shown nationally and internationally and has received several public commissions. Most recently he participated in Radio Break, where he remixed a selection of John Cage compositions for an exhibition on the air in Los Angeles conveyed through low-power radio transmissions. He mounted two solo exhibitions this year, one at Studio10 in Bushwick Brooklyn, and the other at the Glendale College of Art, Los Angeles. In 2010 he permanently installed Separated United Forms at the Huntington Hospital, Pasadena, CA, and participated in conjunction with the Whitney Biennial with What Should a Museum Sound Like?, a sound performance and sculpture.
Find out more at davidschafer.org.
Dominick Fernow is an electronic musician best known for performing and releasing work under the moniker Prurient. He has released material on numerous independent record labels, such as American Tapes, Hanson Records, RRRecords, Load Records, Troubleman Unlimited, Chrondritic Sound, Kitty Play Records, and his own label Hospital Productions. Since the 2000’s, Prurient has become one of the most well-known and influential names in noise music, and has been covered in outlets such as The New Yorker, Pitchfork Media and The Village Voice. Fernow grew up in Wisconsin but now lives in Los Angeles and runs the Hospital Productions record label. More recently, Fernow has started marketing to the black metal audience with his label and creative works and is currently the primary live synthesizer player for Cold Cave. Fernow also releases industrial techno under the monicker, Vatican Shadow.
Find our more at hospitalproductions.net.
ABOUT SWISSNEX SAN FRANCISCO
swissnex San Francisco is an initiative of Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Education and Research (SER), managed in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs as an annex of the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco.
A public-private venture, swissnex San Francisco is a platform for the exchange of knowledge and ideas in science, education, art, and innovation. Together with the network of swissnex outposts (Bangalore, Boston, Shanghai, Singapore) and individual Swiss science and technology counselors worldwide, it takes an active role in strengthening Switzerland’s leadership in these fields.
More at swissnex.org.