We were in Moscow for only a couple of days (mostly for meetings), but we loved the city. And while we were there, we also saw some very interesting exhibitions: ‘45/68’ at the Pushkin Museum (great presentation of post-war avant-gardes, including some beautiful Russian kinetic and neo-constructivist art), and ‘Ottepel’ at the Tretyakov Gallery (amazing display of USSR culture during the...
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Ring ring – it’s Steve Reich calling. Some ringtone minimalism on a sunny Thursday morning:
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Steve Reich is Calling

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Ghost in the machine. Straight from 1913, it’s Debussy, as recorded on a Welte-Mignon reproducing piano:
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Hear Debussy Play Debussy

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Provo-related Tumblr time. Last Thursday, we posted some pictures of the catalogue that accompanied ‘10-3-66’, the photo exhibition that opened on March 19, 1966 (exactly 51 years ago). Today, we posted some additional notes, related to the pamphlet that was used to announce this exhibition. It can be found here:
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Two or Three Things I Know About Provo

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“Gone like a cool breeze”. Rest in peace Chuck Berry (1926–2017), one of the main architects of this modernist superstructure that we call rock & roll – the social fabric we’re all part of (and luckily so). Here’s Greil Marcus (in 2001), reviewing ‘More Chuck Berry’ (from 1965):
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And here’s Chuck Berry himself, discussing the Sex Pistols, The Clash, Talking Heads, and other...
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Greil Marcus: More Chuck Berry

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03/18/2017 at 13:51. Facebook
As the saying goes: If humans are made by their environment, this environment should be made human. Or, more concretely: If punks are shaped by the city, the city should be made punk:
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How punk changed cities – and vice versa

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It’s the Rietveld/Sandberg librarians, carefully inspecting a full set of Highs, like the esteemed experts they are:
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All issues of High (the ongoing series of photo zines we’ve been creating with Johannes Schwartz, already since 2003) can also be seen here:
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Apparently, it’s World Sleep Day today (yeah!) – so here’s The Pretenders, performing ‘I Go to Sleep’ (circa 1980). As Chrissie Hynde says in the beginning of the video – “this was a song written by Ray Davies, never recorded by The Kinks”...
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Pretenders - I Go To Sleep - Capitol Theatre - Sept 27th 1980

The Pretenders live from the Capitol Theatre play I Go To Sleep, September 27th 1980 For lots more live shows please visit http://www.pretenders.org.uk/Live1...

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03/16/2017 at 15:45. Facebook
We just added another post to our brand-new weblog (our online archive related to all things Provo and post-Provo). In this entry, we focus on ‘10-3-66’, the tumultuous photo exhibition that took place on March 19, 1966 – and the accompanying catalogue, that appeared shortly after. The post can be found here:
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More information about the online archive itself can be read...
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Wish we were still in Los Angeles for this – ‘Afraid of Modern Living’, an exhibition on the subject of LA-based art-collective World Imitation, and its post-punk offshoot Monitor (1977–1982). Link via Antonio Beecroft:
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Monitor were actually part of the notorious ASB (Associated Skull Bands), a coalition that also included new wave groups like 45 Grave, B-People, Human...
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Afraid of Modern Living / World Imitation and Monitor

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Liberté, égalité, brutalité. The brutalist, structuralist and constructivist architecture of Paris – as brought together in a new city map:
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A New Guide Maps the Overlooked Brutalism of Paris

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Excited to hear about ‘Black Matters’, the Aldo Tambellini retrospective currently taking place at ZKM / Karlsruhe (running from March 11 to August 6, 2017), curated by our friends Pia and Giulio of Atelier Impopulaire:
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Here’s one of Tambellini’s short movies – ‘Black-Out’, from 1965:
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Aldo Tambellini's BLACKOUT (1965)

Aldo Tambellini is a pioneer experimental film and video artist. This film, like an action painting by Franz Kline, is a rising crescendo of abstract images....

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A Clockwork Sheffield. Interesting archive of post-punk demo tapes and live shows from the North of England, featuring work by Clock DVA, Hula, and many other industrial acts (but also including some cool crust punk, garage rock and dub):
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The Sheffield Tape Archive is a Post-Punk Demo Treasure Trove

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Can’t believe this was ten years ago – it seems like yesterday. Congratulations to Gary, with the 10-year anniversary of his documentary:
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March 10: Day of Anarchy. We just launched our new Tumblr-page – a place where we will upload material from our archive, related to the Provo movement (1965–1967) and its post-Provo offshoots:
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We start off with an obvious entry – the iconic ‘10 Maart: Dag van de Anarchie’ poster/pamphlet, designed in 1966 by Bernard ‘Willem’ Holtrop:
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On a more serious note – some lines on domestic labor and the super-exploitation of women’s work:
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The Power of Trabajadoras and the Subversion of Capital: Notes on a Domestic Workers’ Inquiry

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It’s Kid Congo Powers, honoring International Women’s Day and the mighty Poison Ivy, both at the same time:
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And to those currently on strike in the US, we’d like to say: rock on!

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A bite of the Big Apple. Everything in this movie screams NYC, circa 1976: the colors, the music, the outfits, the subway – even the use of Lubalin Graph in the titles:
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This Might Just Be The First Documentary on NYC Subway Graffiti Ever Made

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Esoteric be-bop, free jazz universalism, and the vedic turn. The life and times of Alice Coltrane:
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Transfiguration and Transcendence: The Music of Alice Coltrane

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