Saturday, 15 December 2018

A Quiet Night In

Another from the archive.

The scream of the butterfly.


david bowie's station to station


"I hate being an object"


I don't know if this counts as "strange music," but a few weeks ago I heard Kim Carnes's "Bette Davis Eyes" on the radio, and it made me want to make a collage about a celebrity. So I looked through a photograph book and found this image of Marilyn Monroe, snapped in 1960 by Eve Arnold. In 1962 Marilyn Monroe said, "I do not consider myself a kind of merchandise but I am sure that many people do not see anything else in me... That is what annoys me: a sex symbol becomes an object. I hate being an object."

Machinery photos (1900) taken by Bernd & Hilla Becher are of blast furnaces that turn iron ore into molten metal, which is then poured into a mold.

Friday, 14 December 2018

The Freak Zone

Inspired by Stuart Marconi's programme on BBC6 Music. From the archives.

LISTENING TO STRANGE MUSIC

Ever think about the music that might be coming from Pablo Picasso's music paintings? Well, this theme made me wonder and I bet it would be pretty strange.

Listening to the music is Picasso's "Woman in Blue" 1902.
Conducting the music is Glen Gray (courtesy of sheet music I found at a second-hand shop).
Picasso paintings in this collage:
"Violin" 1913
"Ma Jolie" 1914
"Guitar" 1916
"Three Musicians" 1921
"Still Life with a Cake" 1924

Thursday, 13 December 2018