Light, Camera & Sound: My French Film Festival via Cannes

Finally, I had time today to experience a taste of the film feature at past Cannes Film Festivals. These shorts and feature films mark the anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival. From July 6th until July 17th you have an opportunity to watch some of these films free of charge. They have closed-caption and subtitles available in a English, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese, … Continue reading Light, Camera & Sound: My French Film Festival via Cannes

Lights, Camera & Sound: Post Cinema Discussion II (Digital Cinema)

Around 1970’s in Moscow, Andrei Tarkovsky was asked the question about an interest in creating abstract films. His response was there can be no such thing. Cinema’s most intrinsic function is to operate a camera that opens a shutter, begins rolling film, and recording the action set in front of the lens. Nothing more. Tarkovsky settled for this notion, nothing more. Well Tarkovsky, the 21st … Continue reading Lights, Camera & Sound: Post Cinema Discussion II (Digital Cinema)

HKCR Online Radio presents: Marishiten & Vermillion Project

Tomorrow on HKCR Online radio, my ambient metal project Marishiten and María E. Pérez’s Vermillion Project will broadcast on the Yadim Hell Storm hour between the times of 6 pm to 7 pm HKT (in the US & South America this is 3am PST to 6 am EST). María E. Pérez has created drone and ecoacoustic music since 2016 with the Vermillion Project. I was … Continue reading HKCR Online Radio presents: Marishiten & Vermillion Project

Lights, Camera, & Sound: Post-Cinema Discussion Part 1 continues………

I’m currently reading a book, a valuable source, about the Post-Cinema theory. The name is Post Cinema: Theorizing 21st-Century Film by Shane Denson and Julia Leyda. I’m reading the Introduction section. I will get to Chapter 1 later weekend. From what I have read, the authors Shane and Julia give contrasting personal recollections from their childhood about cinema’s impact on their lives. It’s good to … Continue reading Lights, Camera, & Sound: Post-Cinema Discussion Part 1 continues………

Photogenic Interlude: Blissful Thinking

To understand a human’s path, you have to discover his passion. Blissful thinking is such a lucid sensiblity. I was just walking around downtown San Jose in its freeze dried pandemic state, excuse for not using the word COVID for its a dirty word. I saw this gentle man sleeping in the 60 plus degree temperature in the doorway of a building. What I saw … Continue reading Photogenic Interlude: Blissful Thinking

Photogenic Interludes: Olympus OM-1N Photojournal #1

On March 5th of this month, I was lucky, and healthy enough, to go out on a photo excursion nearby at Los Gatos Creek County Park. It’s a nice little nature reserve less than 10 minutes away from where I live here in Nor Cal city of San Jose. I have been meaning to get in some time to work on my photography starting with … Continue reading Photogenic Interludes: Olympus OM-1N Photojournal #1

Petites Planetes: When We Are Born

Petites Planetes is showing a live film event online March 7th. The film is title, “When We Are Born.” It features the work of Vincent Moon and Olafur Arnalds. It’s a 23-minute long film done in one shot. This is Vincent Moon style cinematography that he has crafted for over 15 years. I know his style very well for I have viewed only a hand … Continue reading Petites Planetes: When We Are Born

Coup Musique D’etat: The Musical Caucus that has spread like wildfire for over 20 years

Aidan Baker and Jessica Moss are two present or former members of the Le Post Rock Coup known as GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR. I remember when I first heard of this Coup Musique D’Etat. It was from reading a SPIN magazine article on new musicians from the underground music scene. This article was written around the late 90’s to early 2000’s. I read through the … Continue reading Coup Musique D’etat: The Musical Caucus that has spread like wildfire for over 20 years

Praise The Drone)))))))))))))))))))))

The culture of Drone music is one of austerity and esotericism. I remember my first taste of drone (before it was just experimental noise music) when I heard Godflesh’s Pure album. The track ‘Pure II’ was a mediation into the vestige of drone. It was an alkaline cold streaming sonic gaze that lulls one into a trance for over 10 minutes. As the years progressed, … Continue reading Praise The Drone)))))))))))))))))))))

Photogenic Interlude: Pigeon Point Dusk Rain

If the ether spoils Earth will in its toil A return to the afterbirth A distant concept of impure earth At the center of this venture I discovered a place to linger Pigeon point cove Desolate place disclose On a road know by many Scorched remembrance of yesterday’s raucous ocean waves with a pinch of gaunt mist A place secluded to be traveled by so … Continue reading Photogenic Interlude: Pigeon Point Dusk Rain