Monday, April 26, 2010, launching 4th May 2010

A vast new paid website about World War II will be launched next week. This multimedia resource aims to provide a growing archive of audio, visual and text information about the most devastating conflict in history. The project was created by Laurence Rees, filmmaker and author of seven books on the second world war, besides a long career at the BBC. Some of the world's most eminent historians are also to appear in the project, including Ian Kershaw, the leading authority on the rise of Adolf Hitler.

Users of will be charged £4.99 for 24 hours' access, or £6.99 for the first month and £3.99 for each subsequent month, The Guardian reports.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

RIP Guru of Gang Starr

After a lengthy battle with cancer, Gang Starr rapper Guru-- born Keith Elam-- passed away yesterday, MTV reports.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Still raining. Hanns Eisler music for a Joris Ivens film

A day in the life of a rain-shower. As a city symphony Joris Ivens films Amsterdam and its changing appearence during a rain-shower in 1929. In 1941 the film inspired Hanns Eisler to compose his "Fourteen ways to describe rain" in the context of a 'Film Music Project'.

'Fourteen ways to describe Rain' became Eislers best chambermusic, which he dedicated to his tutor Arnold Schönberg.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Parallel Lives: Maja Ratkje, Kathy Hinde and Frode Haltli

Maja Ratkje and Kathy Hinde's collaborative work, Birds And Traces,curated by The Wire Magazine.

Inspired by the themes of bird migration, the season of Spring and climate change, Birds And Traces involved school children local to the Snape area reinterpreting Norwegian songs about birds and Spring along with making origami birds and mapping out migration routes.

The performance features Norwegian accordionist Frode Haltli.

Beyond the volcanic ashes: Hildur Guðnadóttir

Thursday, April 15, 2010

#Listening to burst_log, by Norbert Möslang

Norbert Möslang (CH) will play tomorrow (16.04.2010) with Axel Dörner (DE) and Carlos 'Zíngaro' (PT), at Culturgest (Lisboa) for the Metasonic III, electro-acoustic experimental music festival.

burst_log was released in 2006 by FOR4EARS label(CH).


Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Elian is the creative moniker for the music of
Michael Duane Ferrell.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Susanna & The Magical Orchestra, Teatro Maria Matos, Lisboa

Susanna Wallumrød, voz e electrónica
Morten Qvenild, teclados e piano

Teatro Maria Matos, Lisboa, SEGUNDA 12 ABRIL 22H00