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Produced by Martin Johnson (Avril Lavigne, Gavin Degraw), “human” heralds Perri’s eagerly awaited new album slated for release in Spring ‘14. The as-yet-untitled album – which follows the acclaimed singer/songwriter’s breakthrough 2011 debut, “lovestrong.” – was recorded over the past year, with further production from Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, One Direction), John Hill (P!nk, Mayer Hawthorne, Santigold), and Butch Walker (Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco). The album was mixed by GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Manny Marroquin (Kanye West, John Legend, Alicia Keys).
Named as iTunes’ “Breakthrough Pop Artist of 2011,” Perri earned critical applause and an increasingly fervent fan following with her extraordinary debut, “lovestrong.” Highlighted by the 4x-platinum certified smash, “Jar of Hearts,” which has sold over 950k copies in the UK alone! The album – produced by Grammy-winning producer Joe Chiccarelli (White Stripes, My Morning Jacket) – proved an international sensation with top 5 success in Australia and Ireland as well as top 10 sales in Canada and the United Kingdom.
Perri followed “lovestrong” with the 4 x Platinum certified hit single, “A Thousand Years”, exclusively featured on Summit Entertainment/Chop Shop/Atlantic’s “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 & 2 – Original Motion Picture Soundtracks”. To date, the single has sold over 545k in the UK!
Inventing technological hacks in short time is one thing. At CTM Festival in Berlin, we want to push collaborative participants to go further. First, invent the technology for performance. Then, invent the performance – and be ready to perform publicly – and it do it all in just one week.
It’s time again to join a MusicMakers Hacklab.
Last year was the first week-long event hosted with CDM, and the first at CTM Festival. CTM makes a perfect venue, a brilliant and packed showcase for adventurous sound (and in parallel with another digital media fest, Transmediale, in the same city at the same time).
In that installment, we joined together with Imogen Heap and her Gloves Team. Dancers and instrumentalists joined coders and laptop musicians and visualists; people swapped needles and thread with soldering irons. The results were wearable and playable, spawning kinetic sculpture and light and sound and instrument. See what happened in this video:
This year, co-facilitated with sound artist Darsha Hewitt, we’ll not only set up collaborations but also present finished performances. At Berlin’s renowned HAU2 in the heart of the Kreuzberg neighborhood, Hacklabbers will get a chance to show finished work on the last day of CTM.
If you can get yourself to Berlin at the end of January, you can apply now to be involved for free. I’d love to see you there.
And there will be chances to learn new skills. Andrey Smirnov, a top expert on early experimental music, is in town from Moscow and curating an exhibition at CTM demonstrating the pioneering efforts of Russia’s early avant-garde I will also present a live A/V work with choreographer Mirjam Sögner, inspired by Leon Theremin’s experiments with dance, and share some of our techniques and technologies. With Andrey, myself, and Darsha, we’ll be able to give participants a chance to try new technologies for interaction.
Here’s Andrey talking about Sound in Z in an interview with The Wire (highly recommend his book, as well):
Possible areas to explore:
- Optical and visual interfaces
- Gesture and movement – with connections to Theremin’s early circuits
- The art of noise and custom electronics for sound
The hacklab is free, but space is limited.
What we’re not looking for is completed works, or even finished ideas. What we are looking for is a mix of people who can make something together. We want to know who you are, what you might like to do, and with what sort of people you might want to work.
The reward: a unique chance to come together with other people from around Europe, be exposed to a week of new ideas and new performances, working by day and soaking up music and performance at night, having your work presented on CDM and in live performance at CTM Festival, and a chance for a free pass to CTM.
Application details and full event description at the CTM site:
DIY Utopia [The theme, the lab, and how to apply]
You can also show support and get updates by “attending” the event on Facebook. (CTM guests are welcome to check in and see what’s happening as non-official observers through the week, as well.)
Apply by December 15 (no exceptions)
Hacklab runs January 27 – February 2, daily [participants will need to be there the entire time]
For more on the idea, here’s a video shot early in last year’s edition. (That’s actually Darsha about halfway through, when they finally cut away from me rambling! She was already facilitating as a participant. This year we decided to make it official and bring her back; we were lucky to get to do so.)
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Produced by Mike Spencer (Ellie Goulding, John Newman), ‘SALVATION’ represents the most intimate aspect of Gabrielle Aplin’s songwriting to date as it progresses from poignant, piano-based balladry into a dramatic crescendo of strings.
“It’s about someone or something entering your life just at the right time and pulling you through something you didn’t know how you were going to get through,” she says. “Turning up at the most perfect time without being asked or searched for.”
A self-taught 21-year-old singer-songwriter from Bath, Gabrielle Aplin has been writing and recording songs since she was fifteen. Growing up in a self-confessed ‘hippy’ household where music was a family staple, she honed her craft listening to Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen and Nick Drake. At the age of seventeen, she set up her own label Never Fade Records and went on to release three EPs, all of which charted on iTunes. Her YouTube channels are now approaching a staggering 41 million views.
This summer saw Gabrielle Aplin play festivals including Glastonbury, V, T in the Park, iTunes and the British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park. She’s currently embarking upon her biggest tour to date.
Anyone's Guess release the 1st single from their kickstarter funded work! This is the first of 9 tracks that are due out over the next 9 months.
This fantastic single is out today on 03/12/13 and is to be shortly followed by a 4 track EP due out 4th February 2014. 'Apathy' is available on all major download and streaming sites including; iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and Deezer.
Here’s how former Oasis co-leader Noel Gallagher describes his own personal 2013: “Fucking had a shit year. All I’ve done is sit around the house and become a fucking hypochondriac. Dog-shit year. Can’t wait until it’s over.” But Gallagher also has something to say about the year in music, and he’s said them in similarly quotable fashion. Let’s dive in.