There Will Be Blood - Live

Posted by Calum Sager on 4 June 2014

The Roundhouse will host a series of world-premiere screenings of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Academy Award-winning There Will Be Blood with Jonny Greenwood’s score performed live by the London Contemporary Orchestra, conducted by Hugh Brunt. These live screenings will draw together an orchestra of over 50 musicians, including Jonny Greenwood himself, who will play the Ondes Martenot part.

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The Viking of 6th Avenue

Posted by Calum Sager on 29 May 2014

The inspirational true story of Moondog, the legendary musician and New York icon whose life was an unexpected, outrageous adventure. Charlie Parker and Benny Goodman hung out with him. Philip Glass lived with him, Janis Joplin covered his music, Allen Ginsberg stuck it on his fridge, Diane Arbus took his picture and Andy Warhol’s mother designed one of his album covers.

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David Bowie - Berlin Exhibition

Posted by Calum Sager on 27 May 2014

The David Bowie exhibition has made its way from London to Berlin—just as Bowie did—adding a lot of new stuff in Bowie’s city of inspiration.

The exhibition opened May 20, at the Martin Gropius Bau museum will showcase never-seen-before postcards between Bowie and Marlene Dietrich from 1978, original artwork by German expressionist Erich Heckel, secret police files from riots around Bowie’s concerts, and much more.

Here is a small selection of some of the articles on display at the exhibition.

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Baby Gangster

Posted by Calum Sager on 19 May 2014

“I was intrigued by a man who had spent all of his drug money on his art: lowriding,” says British director Luke Monaghan of the towering Fredrick James Staves, the reformed 1980s Los Angeles drug kingpin and customized car aficionado, also known as Baby Gangster. “He's had some of the most legendary cars and also ran cocaine import and export in Compton.

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New Twin Peaks Box Set

Posted by Calum Sager on 16 May 2014

David Lynch fans the world over will be happy to hear news of a new 'Twin Peaks' boxset with 90 minutes of never-before-seen alternate and deleted scenes from 'Fire Walk With Me' — rare footage that fans have clamored to see for years. Twin Peaks – The Entire Mystery is due out on July 29. There are no exact details of what exactly the boxset with include, but this brief trailer below will offer some incite. Wait for the David Bowie cameo.

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Why We Create - Documentary Series

Posted by Calum Sager on 13 May 2014

'Why We Create' is a series of short documentaries by director Andy Newman, featuring candid conversations with creatives about their work and processes.

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Pulp: A Film about Life, Death & Supermarkets

Posted by Calum Sager on 2 May 2014

Alternative rockers Pulp found stardom in the ‘90s with hits like “Common People” and “Disco 2000.” Twenty-five years later, and 10 million albums sold, they return to their hometown of Sheffield for a reunion show. More than just a concert film, Pulp evokes the live-music experience as a fantastic collective dream seen through the dual perspectives of both audience and band all at once. Everyone is equal in the escape, where performers are pedestrian and the spectators are made stars.

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Elektro Moskva

Posted by Calum Sager on 30 April 2014

'Elektro Moskva' (Electro Moscow) is an essayistic documentary about the Soviet electronic age and its legacy. The story begins with the inventor of the world’s first electronic instrument, Leon Theremin, unveiling the KGB’s huge pile of fascinating devices, some of which were musical. They all came into existence as a by-product of a rampant defense industry.

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NTS and The ICA present Dean Blunt's: Urban

Posted by Calum Sager on 25 April 2014

Parallel Visions is a sequence of inter-disciplinary events taking place throughout 2014. Parallel Visions seeks to utilize the incredible physical space of the ICA to create a new cultural platform for London to celebrate the work of both its visual and musical artists. Over six nights spread out across 2014, six NTS hosts will each curate nights that dynamically bridge the gap between the two disciplines, with each event being informed by the host’s individual taste and unique approach.

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Photography of Alex Maclean

Posted by Calum Sager on 24 April 2014

Pilot and photographer Alex MacLean has flown his plane over much of the United States documenting the landscape. Trained as an architect, he has portrayed the history and evolution of the land from vast agricultural patterns to city grids, recording changes brought about by human intervention and natural processes.

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