As a black man in the United States he decided to turn his attention and focus towards challenging the traditions of popular culture while celebrating black culture and the black experience at the same time.
We believe Van’s story is extra poignant because she is an immigrant and came to the United States with the assumption that she would be working in a safe environment. Audiences are very inspired by Van’s journey, because she transforms from a nail salon worker to an advocate.
This is the third or fourth iteration. You watch an old music video now and literally I’m the only person in it that’s still in the band. On a personal level it’s kind of strange, but people are listening to the music..
I wanted his works to take the foreground but found myself having to create a few visual motifs for some of the music compositions so I tried to make visuals that are more abstract and open-ended that wouldn’t take the viewer’s focus off the music but might give them some subtext for the composition.
I wanted my first film to be somehow personal.
I don’t believe life always has a resolution for you. Especially when you live in a country like China. Things you set out to do or problem you set out to solve, don't always have a solution in the end.
"The Newspaperman," by its own admission, "...maybe the best example of what journalists can accomplish when given resources and encouraged to shoot for excellence."
The Frontrunner Gallery presented its first opening on January 21st holding a fundraiser for the upcoming film, music, and dance production The Black Magic Piano. Over 100 attended, entertained by a lively ensemble of dancers, musicians, and films.
I had this really inspiring night here in the studio and basically wrote seven songs in an hour and a half, but it took me two years to extract them and rewrite them and perfect them and put them into album form.
We would record the sound of a recycling bin for a kick drum, for example, or put the piano through a guitar amp and pedals, so that the sounds are familiar and organic but there’s something new about them.
Porches is Aaron Maine, a New York City transplant by way of Westchester. The songwriter lives with his musician girlfriend, Greta Kline (aka Frankie Cosmos), and each contributes to the other’s musical projects.
When Storm Ritter invites you to her public studio/storefront Storm Ritter Studio on 8th St, you feel as if you’ve entered a psychedelic dream world.