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Last night at the Barbican was the first time I’ve seen Ólafur Arnalds perform and it certainly won’t be the last. Accompanied by the Britten Sinfonia the Icelandic power house producer and composer swayed and excited a full auditorium. His music is deeply moving adding an electronic and modern element to orchestral music.

Ólafur was masterfully supported by Greg Haines who received a standing ovation from the audience, mixing synths with his piano. I am happy to offer a money back guarantee, so sure am I that great things are in his future.

But when Ólafur came on stage you could feel the excitement; for the next ninety minutes we were to witness something special. He played most of his new album For Now I Am Winter and the beauty in the room was so potent, it was as though you were simultaneously spending a glorious day at the beach, having a massage and…anything else that makes up an amazing day.

Spend some time with Ólafur here and here are his upcoming shows. I’m going to be booking my tickets early, for sure. 

(Thanks Tan for the photo!)

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It’s been six years! Can you believe it?!

Justin Timberlake will be performing in his suit and tie at the Grammy Awards on February 10 and not long after that his new album, The 20/20 Experience will be released in the US on March 19.

The Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, one of my favourite small galleries in London has an upcoming exhibition I am very excited about. Titled Curators’ Choice I believe it will be one their most revealing yet.

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Alex Flemming, Mapa-Da-Mina, 33 x 33 cm, 2010

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The trailer itself is a movie. I am very eagerly anticipating the release of the film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s Big Sur, especially after the disappointment of On the Road.

Written and directed by Michael Polish, the film stars his fiancée Kate Bosworth, Josh Lucas and Balthazar Getty. Set to premiere in a matter of days at Sundance, I wonder if it’ll be any good?

It’s a new year!

I’m the girl frontin in the back to this.

Kirstine Roepstorff

There is a simplicity and direction in Kirstine Roepstroff‘s work I admire. Her use of different materials, such as photocopies, fabric and cuttings produce a range of textures and effects in her work that fit perfectly together, even it feels like they shouldn’t. Her most recent work, Structures can be viewed at the Pippy Houldsworth Gallery in London until 12th of January, 2013.

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Tyler Bastian met an incredible man, Agustin, five years ago. This encounter led to the decision to make a film about Agustin’s life with Trevor Hill and Tim Skousen. Their brilliant short, Everything is Incredible, has left me eagerly awaiting the release of their feature length film on Agustin’s life.

It appears I am not alone, his touching fifty year journey to realise an impossible dream of building a helicopter has captured the hearts of thousands of people around the world. Here, I share with you a chat I had with director, Tyler Bastian.

The Wonder Why were you in Honduras in 2007?

Tyler Bastian I was in Honduras on a mission for my church when I first met Agustin.

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Today The Leano releases their fourth album, Postcards From Nowhere. Two years in the making, on this album you will learn all about what the captivating pair Arji Manuelpillai and Ben Moore hold true and dear. Fifteen songs of joy and contemplation take the listener on a five year journey into the future, as music intertwines postcards sent to a former address.

After ten years together, The Leano have mastered a style that is fresh, blending hip-hop, rap and folk.  On this long awaited album, they question who is concerned for more than a second about the tragedies of modern British life on Another Passes the Blame. Brother is an uplifting one, with The Leano stretching out his hands to his brother in need.

If you’d like to hear more, the album launch party is next week! On Saturday 24th November, they will be supported by one of my favourites, Gideon Conn and Gecko. You can buy tickets here.

Be quick, there aren’t many left for what promises to be an awesome party!

 

 

 

 

I need more Grimes in my life.

 

On Friday, from the cold of London I took a welcome break and walked into a warm red room to look at art. I was at the Pre-Raphaelite Exhibition, which is open to the public at Tate Britain until the 13th of January.

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