CRAIG AALDERS

A Dot on the Histomap

Oh yes, it’s time again, it’s springtime again! Take it away Sun Ra.

Yesterday March 18th saw the 37th anniversary of the release on RCA of Iggy Pop’s The Idiot. A personal favourite for sure!

Yesterday March 18th saw the 37th anniversary of the release on RCA of Iggy Pop’s The Idiot. A personal favourite for sure!

criterioncollection:

“There used to be just one way. There was one way you could do things. There were people who protected it like a copyright, a secret cult only for the initiated. That’s why I don’t regret making Breathless and blowing that all apart.”
Jean-Luc Godard’s New Wave masterpiece premiered in Paris on this date in 1960.

criterioncollection:

“There used to be just one way. There was one way you could do things. There were people who protected it like a copyright, a secret cult only for the initiated. That’s why I don’t regret making Breathless and blowing that all apart.”

Jean-Luc Godard’s New Wave masterpiece premiered in Paris on this date in 1960.

Today I started reading James Baldwin’s No Name In The Street and Murakami’s Kafka On The Shore.

It was a good day.

Check out this video by Rod Matheson of Leathan Milnes "Here I Lie with You". This is a taste of what we’ve been working on for the upcoming show this Thursday at the Railway in Vancouver. 

Sound and Vision by David Bowie was released on Feb 11, 1977. How cool would it be to have the 45- the b side is A New Career In A New Town. What a single!

Sound and Vision by David Bowie was released on Feb 11, 1977. How cool would it be to have the 45- the b side is A New Career In A New Town. What a single!

thedissolve:

“Richard Lester’s teaming with The Beatles is a case of the right collaborators finding each other at the right time. Lester worked with Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers of The Goon Show, a comedy institution The Beatles grew up adoring; its surrealistic silliness influenced the band’s in-jokes and comic instincts. In Lester, they found a similar sensibility. In The Beatles, Lester found the perfect subjects for his youthful, throw-out-the-rulebook filmmaking style, which shared more than a little with the French New Wave. The style of the film—with its handheld cameras, quick cutting, and reality-bending visual gags—was so widely imitated that it’s worth remembering how much of it started here. With A Hard Day’s Night, Lester was helping to create the vocabulary of what rock ’n’ roll looked like on film.”

Our Movie Of The Week discussion of A Hard Day’s Night looks at the film’s visual style, its attitudes toward celebrity and teen hysteria, and, of course, the music. [Read more…]

Last week I had the pleasure of going on Nic Legacy’s excellent radio program Wandering Rhythms. I had a great time hanging out in the studio with him. He played some tracks off my album, I did some live performing, and then we explored some cool music from Singapore!
From the Wandering Rhythms site: No one can resist the almighty beat, but on the fringes of the modern musical landscape there is an entirely different beast that defies the comforting confines of rhythmic repetition. Vancouver-based composer and sound-sorcerer Craig Aalders descends upon the studio this week to share his sublime shifting soundscapes and discuss the rich world of electro-acoustic music — where listeners are encouraged to rethink the boundaries of music and embrace the entire sonic spectrum. Beautiful vibrations are everywhere, we just need to tune our ears to them.
Check out the show Here!

Last week I had the pleasure of going on Nic Legacy’s excellent radio program Wandering Rhythms. I had a great time hanging out in the studio with him. He played some tracks off my album, I did some live performing, and then we explored some cool music from Singapore!

From the Wandering Rhythms site: No one can resist the almighty beat, but on the fringes of the modern musical landscape there is an entirely different beast that defies the comforting confines of rhythmic repetition. Vancouver-based composer and sound-sorcerer Craig Aalders descends upon the studio this week to share his sublime shifting soundscapes and discuss the rich world of electro-acoustic music — where listeners are encouraged to rethink the boundaries of music and embrace the entire sonic spectrum. Beautiful vibrations are everywhere, we just need to tune our ears to them.

Check out the show Here!