Daily Archives: November 4, 2010

Fluxus & The Theatre of Eternal Music – “B flat Dorian Blues” 1962 [Video]

The Theatre of Eternal Music, sometimes later known as The Dream Syndicate,[1] was a mid-sixties musical group formed by La Monte Young [2] that focused on experimental drone music. It featured the performances of La Monte YoungJohn CaleAngus MacLiseTerry JenningsMarian ZazeelaTony ConradBilly Name,Jon Hassell, Alex Dea and others. The group is stylistically tied to the Neo-Dada aesthetics of Fluxus and the post-John Cage noise music continuum.   Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theatre_of_Eternal_Music

Fluxus: a name taken from a Latin word meaning “to flow”—is an international network of artists, composers and designers noted for blending different artistic media and disciplines in the 1960s. They have been active in Neo-Dada noise music and visual art as well as literatureurban planningarchitecture, and design. Fluxus is often described as intermedia, a term coined by Fluxus artist Dick Higgins in a famous 1966 essay.

Among its early associates were Joseph Beuys, Dick Higgins, Nam June Paik, Wolf Vostell, La Monte Young, Joseph Byrd, and Yoko Ono who explored media ranging from performance art to poetry to experimental music to film. They took the stance of opposition to the ideas of tradition and professionalism in the arts of their time, the Fluxus group shifted the emphasis from what an artist makes to the artist’s personality, actions, and opinions. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s (their most active period) they staged “action” events, engaged in politics and public speaking, and produced sculptural works featuring unconventional materials.

The Fluxus Manifesto:

Long Live the Fluxus

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The Traktor Kontrol S4 in Action

The Traktor Kontrol S4 is retardedly cool. Not only is it perfect for parties with friends and messing around but think about what you could do with this thing if you started recording your own samples! You should really watch this video and see how easy it is to do some sick ass audio mixing live with this one interface..and it looks madd fun! Personally, I’m waiting until my local Guitar Center has a show model for me to play with before I think about getting one. For $1,000 bucks, it has potential to be a great investment.

Traktor Pro S4:

Awesome Traktor Kontrol S4 Review

Artists Searching for WEBSITE Development

Music Without Labels & Beat-Play are proud to announce that one of our great artists, Te’ V. Smith from Philadelphia, Pa is available to provide full website design and development to all independent musicians. Visit his site to contact him directly. Here are some samples of work he has done in the past:

Dexter R. Jones

Thierry Lundy

S. Badiyah Austin

GREAT ALBUMS – GREAT ARTWORK

Bands & Design

Check out this pretty sick blog where they post a decent amount of bands artwork.  This one is for the creative heads, Enjoy!

Album Artwork Below:

Mark Ronson The Business INTL Record Collection 489x488 Great Albums – Great Artwork out 27/09/10
Mark Ronson – Record Collection Great Albums – Great Artwork out 27/09/10

bugged out friendly fires album cover 489x489 Great Albums – Great Artwork out 27/09/10
Bugged Out! Presents Suck My Deck (Mixed By Friendly Fires) Great Albums – Great Artwork out 27/09/10

AllCDCovers sia we are born 2010 retail cd front 489x485 Great Albums – Great Artwork out 27/09/10
Sia – We Are Born Great Albums – Great Artwork out 27/09/10

ME MY HEAD – “So Much” [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Here’s a FREE mp3 Download of the track “So Much” from ME MY HEAD, off their newest album, “Survival In No Mans Land” (View their Review Here) Definitely have to say they are very generous with this hit being the best track on the album. Enjoy everyone and be sure to check them out at their site. ME MY HEAD

So Much (Right-click and Save-As to DOWNLOAD)

Thank you very much to Dave, and the entire ME MY HEAD for our first FREE mp3 Download on The Beat-Play Experiment. We look forward to continuing this