Nicolas Jaar Creates Soundtrack to Sergei Parajanov's "The Color of Pomegranates" 1969

Mysterious are the ways of God especially when it comes to reveal a modern artist doing a cover work on another talent that passed away many years ago. The acclaimed New York-based musician Nicolas Jaar has uploaded a Soviet avant-garde film from 1969, called “The Color Of Pomegranates”, created by surrealistic director Sergei Parajanov (1924-1990) to Youtube along with his own original score. “The Color Of Pomegranates” is a biography of the Armenian ashug Sayat-Nova (King of Song) that attempts to reveal the poet's life visually and poetically rather than literally. Nicolas Jaar leveled up the whole story to the new surreal level by reworking the orginal sound with his soundtrack 'Pomegranates' (2015).BUT Nicolas is not the first to take over the original score, famous (by Matrix OST) musicians Juno Reactor did this a year ago. So get your extra hour of awesome visual and sound overdose here and below


Jay Z - Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film

If you can think in hashtags this is all about #hiphop #art #music we can't judge it but accept it. Check the video of the Jay Z performance "Picasso Baby" directed by Mark Romanek below

This is being misunderstood, as hip hop music generally is. Jay's all about merging art and music and Picasso Baby is about rap music being the child of the merger. Doing it in this setting was perfect and putting designers and artists in the room helps to bridge the gap and allow for rap music to be portrayed in a different light. (Scott Wheeler, 1st comment on Youtube)

Real Electronic Music

Tokyo-based Daito Manabe has created a music video that visualises each beat through electro-shocked muscle movements.For the track Straight and Arrow by New York artist Falty DL, the Japanese digital artist used tailored-made electronic devices to stimulate the muscle movements of participants in line to the music.

Attaching the devices to the arms and hands of the 40 involved, Daito was able to visualize the music through the bodies of the participants: involuntarily jerking and pulsing their arms, hands and fingers with each beat.

Read more on Protein OS

Diego Stocco - Custom Built Orchestra

Diego Stocco is a one-man-orchestra, we let him speak for the project "Custom Built Orchestra" "I always been fascinated by the raw musical power that an orchestra can express, so, after creating a series of videos where I'm performing a multi-track piece with an instrument I designed, I decided to take the concept a step farther and create my own orchestra made of unusually unique instruments. The project started by handcrafting a diverse selection of instruments, then I wrote a composition where I could fit them all in and finally performed each part. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I enjoyed doing it!"

Find out descriptions of each instrument on his Behance project

Pictures by Gianfilippo De Rossi

Kate Jackson - the singer and the artist

When after a five years of indie rock success "The Long Blondes" split in 2008, vocalist Kate Jackson went solo career. Later in 2011 double A side single The Atlantic/ Wonder Feeling was released.

Whilst the band were unsigned, she studied fine art and that made her succeed not only as a great rock singer but also as an artist with first exhibition at New Artists Fair, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London this September.

Noisy Jelly

"French product designer Raphael Pluvinage and food designer Marianne Cauvard have invented a game that allows players to make sounds from jelly. The jellies are formed using gelatin, agar agar powder, water and food colouring - all placed in moulds of varying sizes and shapes. Once set, the jellies are placed on a game board that contains sensors. When the shapes are touched and manipulated, the sensors are triggered and will create different audio sounds. The noise produced is affected by the concentration of salt in the jellies, their shape and the contact pressure."