Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Johanna Domke video

You might remember the news item on the Sophia site where we mentioned an art show which featured a video by German artist Johanna Domke. The video was called "You'll miss what's gonna stay II" and uses Sophia's 'Reprise-Crescendo' as the score. The video is about a group of young people hanging out. Nothing much happens and time seems to stand still. After a while you realise that you're looking at a 15 seconds loop, which is very hidden through a technical complicated effect. Sophia's 'Reprise' is playing as a loop in the background, charging the scenario emotionally.
Johanna recently updated her website, so if you want to see the video or read some more background about the project you should click this link: www.johannadomke.net.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Duyster session

For those daily visitors of the site who have noticed that the recording date of the session track on the duyster cd has been changing over the past few days , here is why: I first assumed that the track would come from the duyster session that Robin recorded on 7.01.2004, so I put that on the site. When I bought the cd this weekend, I noticed that according to the sleeve notes the track was recorded on 18.01.2003. As far as I know there was no Sophia session on that date. Strange! But after a little bit of detective work I found that the 7.01.2004 session was first aired on 18.01.2004. So the sleeve notes confused the recording date with the airing date and they also got the year wrong! So the liner notes are wrong and the track is indeed from the 7.01.2004 session which was first aired on 18.01.2004. Still with me? Ok. Still Whitney? Not ok!

Speaking of detective work: seems our announcement that Sophia would play the Cactus Festival was a bit on the quick side. Turns out negociations are still not finished and no contract has been signed yet. Ooops. Apparently the people at Cactus weren't too happy, probably because this sort of announcements kinda undermines their negociation position. Sorry, guys! :-)