Archive for June, 2010

SUMMER 2010 = HOPE!

dearest YOU.
i feel alive. i really really do. this year has been a revelation so far. to have put in all my heart and time into OOOM in the last few years, then to be able to release it directly to you (with some RR love in euro thank you!) and establish my expanded artistic ways AND my independent DIY approach, has been a life changer. really. really. really. first, i was born to a mother and wore a pink bonnet….
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… then, thank you for following this, being here to show support, and proving that a girl can go out on a limb, escape under the radar and hide in the woods for a few years in the name of witches, vikings and HE|ART, fumble a bit with her new venture of her own artist run label (damaged vinyl, volcano delayed mailing, etc..), only be able to play a few shows so far (but one was really special in honor of a volcano and my finland clan!) AND at the end of the day, although exhausted, she feels proud, accomplished and honest. that is what happened between ME and YOU so far this year… and it’s only going to get better!

at this point some of you must know about the key summer festivals coming up next month, MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL, HEAVY MTL, BELGIUM, AUSTRIA, GERMANY, ITALY and a few more TBA SUMMER SHOWS

this fall however, we will get real deep. the OUT OF OUR MINDS TOUR North America, then Europe, is in development. it will start intimate and experimental just how we like it. diverse music / people, mixed media, local and global. in the spirit of being “in it together” as we like to be…. more soon, but know that i am planning.

meanwhile, my experimental HEARTLine! moon cycle webcast was born last month, still needing to “find my voice” but will…. i am packing a car right now to go on an amazing adventure for a week involving: canada, vikings, ocean, cliffs, helicopter, filming, battery operated guitar amplifiers, sleeping under the moon and more! (i will be away from most cellular & internet signal, so there will be less of me now, but MORE to share later). i will be lucky to be in those extreme elements for the FULL MOON next weekend, so i will do my first pre-recorded HEARTLine, i still have loads of questions from last round… then i’m off to my AUF DER MAUR homeland Switzerland to play the honorable MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL with ROXY MUSIC!!!!!!!!

summer has arrived, and between these on-line adventures and travel to other places, i try to find time to walk along the tracks of life….. some images from that…. I LOVE LIFE #ILOVELIFE

so last week i was in TORONTO for IDEACITY a fascinating conference of the minds, in fact all women’s minds, and i talked about being a woman and tried another one of my experimental stripped down BASS sets- when they pod cast it all, i will link to it. was very very different for me, and i had a great time….
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got to drive in a silver convertible dressed as a woman who sings “meet me on the dark side”…
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went to pay respect to my HEALING GRAVEDIGGER Glenn Danzig AND give condolences to Type O drummer johnny Kelly all in one go……. I LOVE PETER STEELE R.I.P.
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got home, took a walk along the tracks with some friends…
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and…. it was FATHER’S DAY.
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SEE YOU SOOOOOOON I HOPE X

xMAdMx

I LOVE BASS = FREE FENDER!

good people of the music love!
my long standing relationship with my Fender P just got deeper and better!
we’ve joined love of BASS forces and have one to give away to YOU.

FENDER P-BASS GIVE AWAY! for details! excited!!!!

i apologize, for now the competition is only avail in the USA …
i’m aware how many of you live internationally, and somehow we will make it up to you! for example, you are getting a lot more of me and my bass in EUROPE this summer…. see SUMMER EUROPE SHOWS for details! excited!!!!

(just a reminder of how i play the bass and love it!)

xMAdMx

FINLAND SHOW PART DEUX

not the fastest turn around… but these feeling can grow fonder with time!
Finally PART DEUX of the show YOU filmed…….
as i explained the first time around…..

“Due to Icelandic Volcanic Cloud,
Shows in Oslo @Mono and London @Cargo,
were cancelled…. Underworld spoke, and we were grounded in Finland.Can’t fly? Then play where you are. Put out a call for Space, Gear and video cameras and fly onto the waves of the Internet.
Last Minute Lo-Fi Volcanic Cloud Show – April 17 2010
Shot by YOU! Attention! Class of Hope 2010 – Peace & Party forever!!!!”

MAdM FINLAND from MAdM OOOM on Vimeo.

just in case you missed PART ONE

being grounded by a Viking Volcano, is a good thing x
KIITOS!

xMAdMx

M.I.T. Blind Date Blows Mind

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Late in my report, but this blog entry’s been brewing and lingering in my drafts for the last few weeks…. How Lucky (or looking for adventures of the mind) does a woman have to be, to be invited to visit the fascinating world of M.I.T in Boston?! It was the Media Lap and Visual Art Department in particular who hosted an action backed 12 hours of mind blowing activities a few weeks back…
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A fellow “Music Person” named Bruce, had a hunch that I would have a soul connect with a fearless leader named Ute of the Art, Culture and Technology Program there – and i instantly knew that any woman from berlin, living deep in the world of Art & Technology would make me tick… hence a day trip to Boston, and my Blind Date Began…. (all invitations and introductions were done via email- without any face to face til i arrived… just saying, long live the internet!)

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BREAKFAST and final class critique of Architectural Culture Project SENSEABLE CITY . Proposals to apply innovative ideas into real world up and coming international projects such as The World Fair and The Olympics – but they involved things as diverse as Memory Machines to Sustainable Garden Roofs. though architecture is not my forte, it made me want to return to school simply for the structure and community dialogue ….

LUNCH with Noah & Noah and the Vegetarian Laurel. instant fun with strangers. talked about exploring adventures in 3 Dimensional Sound, building your own instruments and customized music listening experiences. perfect bridges to connect on ………. thanks for lunch!

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TOUR of the Media Lap building with Red Noah …. what facilities fuck! work shop upon work shop of inspired hard working people and projects beyond the average imagination. for example:
a demonstration of a paint brush that conducts sound through liquid- FUN!
then the OPERA OF THE FUTURE! just take a look at their site-how can i not be seduced by a world of “MUSICAL ROBOTICS” and “MUSIC, MIND & HEALTH” not to mention their DEATH & THE POWERS opera opening in Monaco later this year… (did you know that Monaco used to be leaders in technology, and the royal family is now returning to their family roots of supporting innovating technology?…)

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Then Brunette Noah demonstrated his sound machines made of buckets and buttons- to say nothing of the massive mammal in the room… SO MUCH FUN! then from musical world to visual world….
the FUTURE OF PHOTOGRAPHY department with my host ROARKE~ as most of you know, my long standing relationship photography has yet to graduate to digital, and may never (no, these iPhone ‘documentations’ don’t count), only my music & film love have transitioned to digital… but meanwhile there are people exploring FUTURE PHOTOGRAPHY which is soooo over my head, i may as well go back to large format with black cloak over head…. but GO FOR IT FUTURISTS! i’ll be standing by to watch in awe!
Similar to future photography, i was introduced to 3-D printing…. i saw functioning clocks and flutes made of compounded paper like particles “printed” by a machines… huh!?

COCKTAIL HOUR, then came our Lithuanian host, Mister Gediminas! we met in the lobby of the “MAKI” building aka Media Lab, at the SMVisS grad student show. good work and people and cheese. There was a mixed media project about a community of Montrealers and a wooden space ship of sorts, just  to mention a few… as with everything during my day at MIT- all projects orbited around some of my own favorite themes and muses.
Felt quite at home, and i am hatching plans to go BACK with a purpose soon!
Thank you my hosts, and i trust you all to push the boundaries of imagination and fabrication.
knowing your minds and hands are hard at work, makes me sleep deeper at night.

MASSIVE
as if the day of future art & technology was not already perfect… turned out MASSIVE ATTACK was playing at the house of blues that night…. ended the perfect day with that….. then awoke in the morning to find out that amazing artist RONI HORN has a retrospective at the ICA in Boston!

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MY BOSTON IRISH ROOTS AND ST PATRICKS DAY SPIRIT, WERE ALIVE AND WELL THAT DAY!
see you soon … will be WICKED when we PARK the CAR together…

xMAdMx