Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Portuguese architect Souto de Moura wins Pritzker Architecture Prize 2011

Eduardo Souto de Moura a 58 year old architect from Portugal, wins Pritzker Architecture Prize 2011. Good news for a small country with about 10,5 Million citizens and... two Pritzker awards!
In announcing the jury’s choice, Pritzker elaborated, “This marks the second time in
the history of the prize that a Portuguese architect has been chosen. The first was in 1992 when
Alvaro Siza was so honored.”

"The purpose of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, which was founded in 1979 by the late Jay A. Pritzker and his wife, Cindy, is to honor annually a living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture. The laureates receive a $100,000 grant and a bronze medallion"

Casa da Histórias

Monday, March 28, 2011

Voice. A movie with and about Maja Ratkje

Directed by Ingo Biermann:
"A cinematic feature documentary about Norwegian composer and performer Maja Ratkje. It is not only the portrait of a singular musician and singer, but the film will explore the sound and the nature of the human voice in all its facets."

"With: Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje, Frode Haltli, Joëlle Léandre, Kathy Hinde, Stephen O'Malley, Arve Henriksen, Garth Knox, Spunk, Kristin Andersen, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Else Olsen Storesund, Håvard Skaset, Guro Skumsnes Moe, members of Trondheim Sinfonietta, Sylvie Courvoisier, Ikue Mori, Alessandro Olla and others."
More about Maja Ratkje

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Road to nowhere

Light graffiti, originally uploaded by fixwhatusee.

Juan Muñoz, Porto

Juan Muñoz, Porto, originally uploaded by fixwhatusee.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sonar 2011

Steve Reich will open SONAR 2011 edition. Ensemble bcn216 and Synergy Vocals will perform Reich's "Double Sextet" and "Music for 18 musicians". [Barcelona, June 16th]

Vi@ ElPais.com

Vast Devastation in Northern Japan

Iain McKell, "New Gypsies"

"Historically despised the new Gypsies are there by choice, not heritage. Unrelated to the Roma, the movement began in 1986 when a group of Post-Punk Anti-Thatcher protesters headed out of London into the English countryside. McKell followed these New Age Travellers to the West Country and over the years he watched them become a hybrid tribe - the new gypsies - present-day rural anarchists, living the subversive lifestyle in elaborately decorated horse-drawn caravans."