the photography, music and ramblings of Matt Lipstein

Unsilent Night is coming

This is one of the best things that happens in NYC. I did this maybe four years ago with Zweig and we were blown away. Check out all them boom boxes.

This is from a Brooklyn Vegan Andrew Frisicano

Phil Kline - From Light (MP3)

Phil Kline's Unsilent Night is a free outdoor participatory sound sculpture of many individual parts, recorded on cassettes, CDs and mp3s, and played through a roving swarm of boomboxes carried through city streets every December. People bring their own boomboxes and drift peacefully through a cloud of sound which is different from every listener's perspective. Since 1992, this 45-minute work has grown into a worldwide annual communal event that has become an essential part of many winter holiday celebrations
The performance, in its 18th year, will happen in 13 North American cities (as of now) this year - with events planned abroad too. Full list of locations below. The Unsilent Night material is available on CD through Cantaloupe Records.

This year's Unsilent Night New York will happen on Saturday, December 12th. The group starts at the Arch in Washington Square Park at 7pm and walks to Tompkins Square Park (approx. by 8pm). The track posted above, 'From Light,' is meant to accompany the group's 'arriving in the quiet of the East Village, 7th Street to Second Avenue.'

Solange Knowles – “Stillness Is The Move” (Dirty Projectors)

I'm sorry but this is ridiculously dope. I'm totally ripping this post from MBV.

MP3: Solange Knowles – “Stillness Is The Move” (Dirty Projectors): "

Solange Knowles, covering Dirty Projectors

Solange Knowles – “Stillness Is The Move” (Dirty Projectors)Bag Lady.” Beyonce’s sister Solange takes on the Dirty Projectors’ hit “Stillness Is The Move,” via a pseudo-mashup with Erykah Badu’s classic “

(via P4K)

Black Gold - Idols

Always great to see what creative endeavors my friends are up to, but I had no idea that I had gold sitting in my inbox this morning. Black Gold that is.

My friend Tamara from waaaay back just completed this music video for Brooklyn locals Black Gold for their song "Idols". It's gorgeous and is a typographical wonderland. The song is really good too, especially the Beatles-esque bridge.

Great job Tamara!

What up With That? I love it!

A few weeks ago I posted this tweet, previous to seeing a certain skit on SNL. Karma? Coincidence? Serendipity?

Then I followed with this tweet.

And now, a few weeks later, I still can't stop watching it. Maybe it's because I sing songs like this in my head all day long. Or that this most closely approximates the alternate reality I wish I lived in. Regardless, this to me is pure genius.

I had a friend when I lived in Vermont who had a dream in which I was an R&B singer with a 12-piece back up band. We were called "Matt Lipstein and the Jews-Who-Groove." Marinate on that!


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