The Rave scene: Its connection to film and pop culture

Following on from the Rave film program that recently screened at the Australian Cinémathèque and in time for Record Store Day on 12 June, Brisbane-based musician and DJ, Phil Smart reflects on his experience of the rave scene and its connection to film and pop culture. When you’re part of a subculture, it’s not often…

Sleevage: Collaborations between art and music

Spanning many major art movements, the latest QAGOMA Library display — Sleevage: Collaborations between art and music — celebrates the unique and accessible art form of album sleeve art. Creating a unified package of complex and intuitive meanings, these rich and imaginative miniature canvases have provided visual artists with populist exposure, and musicians the intellectual…

5 films to rave about – Sound systems, acid-house and the yellow smiley

Grab your glow sticks and don the fluro with these films that celebrate the rave phenomenon as a sweet-harmony of escapism, hedonism and self-expression. Immerse yourself in these techno vibes, jungle beats and smooth synth that will have you throwing shapes. RELATED: More 5 film suggestions to watch 1 Everybody in the Place 2018 15+…

5 films plugging in to the power of music

Tap into music’s power of social conscience from soundtracks that immerse us in carefully-crafted, thought-provoking worlds to full-fledged riff-powered activism.   For his debut feature Air Conditioner 2020, Angolan director Fradique’s invites singer-composer-producer Aline Frazão to compose the perfect lilting score for the magical-realist wanderings of protagonists Matacedo and Zézhina through the alleys and streets…

Music inspired by art

Throughout history, artists, musicians and performers have inspired each other. Artistic exchange can open up new ways of thinking, be an influential source of inspiration, or provide a spark that simply moves you, without explanation. Brisbane-based contemporary classical group Nonsemble composed three pieces for a series of pop-up performances at the Gallery of Modern Art…

Yuko Mohri’s sound art is inspired by decay

The sober colour and aural palette of Yuko Mohri’s contemplative sound installation Breath or echo blends quietly with the architecture and landscape of the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and Brisbane city, writes local sound artist Luke Jaaniste. Watch the performance in response to ‘Breath or echo’ Brisbane’s experimental violin and guitar duo Adam Cadell (violin)…