Monday, July 17, 2006

on falling…


…:::…more on the space between, on the fully empty moments when one thing happens and the next begins. more on reason and why. more on social conscious in design. more on timing and reception…

after the bombing of the world trade center towers, when all everyone could talk about constructing, lebbeus woods was thinking about what falling meant. in 2004 he published, the storm and the fall that collected his thoughts and work that suddenly had more meaning in the context of world events. here is a blurb from the princeton architectural press which published the book:

By any measure, Lebbeus Woods is one of the most original architects working today. His body of theoretical work focuses on buildings of crisis, whether marred by major earthquakes, suffering the effects of economic embargo, or damaged by war. Since the destruction of the World Trade Center, his designs have taken on new meaning and significance. In The Storm and the Fall, Woods brings his visions to a new depth, moving them from feverishly rendered drawings to three-dimensional space.

The book focuses on two recent Woods installations—one at the
Houghton Gallery at New York's Cooper Union, the other at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris that address the role of today's architecture. The Storm critiques the geometric box that rules most building designs and proposes instead a dynamic field of potential energy, represented by a complex array of vectors. The Fall crystallizes a built space in the midst of collapse, witnessing a moment too brief to inhabit—except in imagination. Both pieces are explored in Woods's powerful sketches, renderings, models, and constructions, exposing the mutations that enable them to be. A postscript of his hopeful design for a new World Center relates even more of his ideas.

Lebbeus Wood is author of many books including Radical Reconstruction. He lives in New York City.

and what does that mean for sound? is there a moment where the transition (from one note or beat to the next) that is so often lost in brevity can be captured? and if so, what does that empty breath sound like? how much movement does silence, static, stillness create in anticipation alone?

...the music, in two by two’s…the links are still not loading the file extension, so add mp3 when downloading. any thoughts on how to resolve this issue would be welcome. sorry for the inconvenience...:::…

scsi 9 (anton kubikov & maxim milutenko, snooker boy)

scsi 9 – wild flowers (tom clark remix) : apr 2006 on highgrade records
scsi 9 – too many gates : apr 2006 on highgrade records

luciano (lucien nicolet, lucien-n-luciano, nicol et lucien)

luciano & nsi – clara ghavami (extended mix) : mar 2006 on cadenza

quenum & luciano – funky dandy : jan 2006 on cadenza

rekid (dj maxi, matt edwards, matthew e, radio slave)

chicken lips – motion sickness (rekid remix) : may 2006 on adrift records

tommie sunshine & marc romboy – body jack (radio slave remix) : jun 2006 on systematic

sasse (cocamoto exclusive, freestyle man, klas lindblad, morris brown, sassomatic, thiesty monk, Winston fletcher

rekleiner – somewhere (sasse remix) : may 2006 on mood music records
sasse feat malte – up to you : may 2006 on mood music recordings

theorem (dale lawrence)

theorem & swayzak – devil of rotations : may 2006 on k7! records
sutekh & theorem – socius : jan 2006 on minus

someone else (sean o'neal)

i have a few links up from last week still (see monday, july 10), and if you like what you hear, head over to chantilly base for a few more tracks. definitely worth it.

…and to round it off oddly in an even way…

the modernist – spex 72 (the great defender remix – john harten & popnoname) : may 2006 on c/o pop
dj slip – everytime it takes awhile (falko broksieper remix) : feb 2006 on sub static


Anonymous Offbeat said...

Just discovered your stunning space, Modyfyer, and from the opposite end of the world [South Africa] I'd like to thank you for your deep thoughts and even deeper music. Will be returning often.

2:53 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

Seconded, much love - keep it up

4:58 AM  
Blogger Mr Soft said...

hey, hope you're well. stunning track selection as always, thank you...just wondered, do you have mp3s/wma's of the luciano/cadenza tracks? i can't seem to download them as normal....

5:32 AM  
Anonymous offbeat said...

Mr Soft, just add a .mp3 to the track as you save it when downloading.

7:26 AM  
Blogger modyfier said...

how nice to start the day with all your supportive comments! sorry about the irritating ysi technicalities. here's a rapidshare link to the luciano & nsi track:

8:58 AM  
Blogger Loki said...

just found this... excellent stuff... especially like the pics... expect an invite soon...

11:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love lindstrom
i know that there is a new one
very very !

can someone find it ?

thank you and bye from italia

1:38 AM  
Blogger modyfier said...

hi loki - thanks for the invite.

italia - yes, that lindstrom track seems to be all over the place ever since it popped up on mock's top 10 over at tape. haven't heard it myself. keep your ears open.

10:17 AM  
Anonymous Gary said...


I only found your blog a couple of weeks back. Thanks for the music I've downloaded. Mostly hits with a few misses.

One question though. Where do i add the "mp3" extension to download the files? I'm using mac os x and have tried different methods but alas no joy,

thanks in advance for any help,

Manchester (UK)

10:30 AM  
Blogger modyfier said...

gary - i'm not a mac user (gasp!) so i can't answer your question. i am going to start posting zip files until i sort it out. maybe someone else out there knows? good luck.

4:06 PM  
Blogger rusnamrm said...

gary just control click the file, choose get info, add .mp3 to the files name, and enter then just confirm you want that extension...thats for gary or for youever uses osx and needs to know how to add the mp3 extension.
to modyfier: thank you for this blog that infuses vigor through music, words, and illustrtion, the fact that youre a female makes it even more femelles dans la musique règnent le monde...and to finish, my personal opinion is that its better to choose individual files oposed to zips beacuse some tracks one might already have..whatever you choose to do we wil adapt..chao.

5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Imagination makes the truth stick:
("From Beautiful Soap to Lion's Tale")

5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS: "Soap" is good, I meant soop. But please: Could you erase the email-adress? Thanx.

4:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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5:48 AM  
Anonymous sch!ZophoniC said...

Good sound here...!!!
So happy to refind the Rone's Live @ Rex !!!


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