[doz]


[2 Becmead Avenue EP]
November 10, 2008, 1:27 am
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2 Becmead Avenue EP was released by doz on the 20th of October 2008 on [membrana medium]. it is an trip-hop/electronica/glitch album. the tracks can all be downloaded freely here:

1. Wednesday
2. #3

3. No
4. Păpădii

These all started as acoustic projects that I’ve been trying to develop for a compilation I’m working on for a while now. They ended up being quite different from what I had in mind, but I’m happy with the result.

[Păpădii] is the soundtrack of “Family Ties“, a short drama about the relationships between a brother, a sister and a best friend, directed by Savvas Stavrou.

Feedback would be pretty good.



[1 Becmead Avenue EP]
October 2, 2008, 12:50 am
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1 Becmead Avenue EP was released by doz on the 18th of September 2008 on [membrana medium]. it is an electronica/glitch album. the tracks can all be downloaded freely here:

1. Aort
2. The Antarctic

3. Coffee
4. Hillsides

[Hillsides] initially started as a soundtrack for an experimental short film bearing the same title (“Hillsides“), but it had to be scraped for a different take.

The music video for [Coffee] was filmed during July 2008 and will hopefully be released shortly. I suppose more details will follow.

xoz



UK 2×01 Union break
October 2, 2008, 12:26 am
Filed under: Events, Output

I’d like to thank everyone that helped me with the language recordings for the EU financed project I wrote about in an earlier post – I had all of them recorded on time, which was quite a surprise, considering the little time I had.

Everyone has helped me more than I thought. Sorry for the underestimation, I suppose. The project that I’ve been talking about here and there has been completed. Besides the fact that it was actually FINISHED, it won. We were selected among the top 5 works and are due to receive viral marketing and an official release, which is immense for both the team and the University.

I am sorry to say, however, that we did NOT use the recordings. At all. The executive producers decided that our draft was going in a wrong direction. We don’t feel it was wrong even now, but we had our taste of how commercial film-making works. It doesn’t. Simple as that. Luckily the changes that had to be made were in our liking as well, but it still wasn’t what it was meant to become. Enough bashing though.

Whenever it is officially released on DVD and book, I will post links to it.

The DVD will contain all 5 clips with an additional 5 because the project seems to be a huge success in the eyes of the EU Producers and the book will most likely explain what this is about and how it was made. And why it was made. It should explain why cheques bounce as well, but I have a feeling it won’t.

This is the e-mail the director, Peter Palos, received the night before:

“Dear all,

Thank you very much for sending the DigiBeta with your short film for
the E3′ film project.

A few days ago, an international jury gathered in Berlin and viewed
all 28 participating films from students studying in the following EU
Member States:

Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, the
Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom. Students from
art schools in Iceland and Norway also participated in this project.

The jury was very impressed by the high artistic and technical quality
of the submitted films.

The jury selected 5 films which will be awarded with a viral marketing
strategy and distribution, guidelines for the selection were:

–          Relevance to the theme: the contribution of multilingualism to intercultural dialogue
–          Clear and simple message
–          Fulfilling the purpose of viral marketing

The following 5 films have been selected for the viral marketing distribution:

–          “Babelshow” Stephane Kaas, Nederlandse Film & Televisie Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

–          “De pratglada kossornas park”, Oskar Westerberg, Konstfack, dep. of Graphic design & Illustration, Stockholm, Sweden

–          “Language is music“, Peter Palos, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

–          “No fishing”, Richard Meitern, University of Tartu, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia

–          “Smile”, Charles Temujin Doran, University College Falmouth, United Kingdom
The jury would like to emphasize that all submitted films are of high quality and that the selection was purely focused on viral marketing qualities.

All films will be launched during the PRIX EUROPA Festival in Berlin on the 18th and 19th October 2008.

We are all looking forward to welcome you during this event and the screening of the films!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Best regards,
Ute Kohlmann”

Thank you all for the massive support! 🙂



UK 1×08 In Final, UE

“Hi,

In case I’ve NEVER sent you an actual e-mail before, I’m Ovidiu, a guy on the Film & TV Production Course in the University of Westminster. The reason I’m e-mailing you is that you might know a language spoken in one of the countries in the EU that’s NOT English, French, Italian, Hungarian or Romanian.

A group of people from my course are finishing up a VERY important project that will need all the languages spoken in the Union. The project has around 20 babies in it rapping their way through all the languages in Europe more or less – hopefully more.

The lyrics that we need translated are:

I’d love to have a talk with every person in the world
It would be fun to see what they achieved and hear what they have learned.
We in the EU are so different, yet the same,
Music is the only way we can communicate.

If you can by any chance record yourself or a friend that knows any of the languages from the Union, PLEASE do. As soon as you can, if possible. The quality can be whichever. We simply need to understand the accent of somebody that’s actually fluent in that language. Use a phone, a camera, a microphone. WHATEVER is within an arm’s length and records sound.

Then send it back to identitateascunsa@gmail.com

Also, I need to have these words translated with breaks in-between so fluency dosen’t kill the editing.

Europe- European Union- music- language- future- unity- together- nations- [country name]

If you know anyone that can help, forward this.
If not, forward anyway.

Thanks!

Have a great holiday wherever you are!

x, Ovi.”

The translations need to be sent for (re-)recording by the 8th of August.

PLEASE help, if you can.

What we still need:

  • Bulgarian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • Greek
  • Irish
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Maltese
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Slovak
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

Thank you VERY much for your time!



[You May Not See Me Now, But I Can See You Always]

This is the first collection of songs released by doz on the 23rd of April through [membranamedium]. It is available for free from the Last.FM website as it is a demo.

This is the direct link to it: http://www.last.fm/music/doz/. You can both download it and share it, no copyright crap here.

Tracklist:

1. Dark Water
2. Câng
3. Wind
4. On A T-Shirt Powered Sailboat On My Way To The Caribbean
5. Potaen Unbă
6. They Climb As They Drown
7. Aprcă

23 themed hard copies were made and will be spread around. Some of the tracks have been featured on various short films and Dark Water has been released in a mix with one of wolfydolf‘s own tracks on a dutch compilation DVD from the One Minute Olympics as the soundtrack of a high quality version of the short film Mono, which will be showcased at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and in selected workshops in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Enjoy, and tell me your thoughts on it!



[membrana medium]
January 7, 2008, 5:56 pm
Filed under: Output | Tags: , , , , , ,

[membrana medium] is an independent label.

It has been established on the 31st of December 2007.

It will host all [our] occupational output: video, audio and otherwise.

So far, this is just a net label.

It means it is subject to no copy rights or distribution ties whatsoever.

It is not yet registered and may never be.

This is because it has no commercial value – online, that is.

An all-purpose temporary website was ‘made’.

It will hold any useful information, should there be any.

It is yet another MySpace account.

For more information about the way things may work, just ask.

Either here, or e-mail at membranamedium@googlemail.com.



UK 1×07 – Radiohead play TM
December 28, 2007, 11:55 pm
Filed under: Events

Here they were, thinking of where to go next:

radiohead1.jpg

Jonny: So, where should we go next?

Thom: We gotta think of some place with no parking space, so people don’t emmit CO2 driving there.

Jonny: Yeah, so it’s gotta be small, but not too small.

Thom: Yeah, like, walking distance.

Ed: Hey.

Thom: Yeah?

Ed: How about Timișoara? (correctly pronounced)

Thom: Where’s that?

Ed: I dunno, someplace in Romania. You know, the guys that beat England’s ass by getting to the European Cup?

Jonny: Oh, those ARSEholes?! Allright, they’re ECO-arseholes!!

Thom: Ok, fine… seems allright.. How’s the 8th of August, just so people would talk of it just like the whole ‘number 10’ thing?

Ed: Sure.

Thom: Do they have any good parks?

end.

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Happy holidays & New Year everyone!