Peter & Real World are delighted to be sponsoring a category in The SPARKies - Bath's first ever tech awards aiming to shout about the great people, companies and products that exist in the city. Nominations are now open - click here to enter - we want to encourage as many nominations to make sure we recognise and celebrate the best in tech!
Also, if you want be at the Awards Party - it is on the 21st March at Komedia, and is £15 per person (includes a meal and a drink) - make sure you book your ticket now as this event has limited capacity and is sure to sell out.
Peter Gabriel's song 'Lovetown' was first released in February 1993 on the soundtrack to the film 'Philadelphia' and was included on the film's soundtrack album. The video for the track was inspired by the art work of Yayoi Kusama, who Peter collaborated with on the video. He had also worked with Yayoi Kusama in 1992 when Yayoi Kusama was one of 11 artists who created images for Peter's 'Art From Us' project. Lovetown was not included on the 'Us' album but was released as a single in 1994. The video was released as part of a compilation of Peter's videos entitled 'Play' in 2004. Yayoi Kusama also worked with Peter on the "EvE" CD-ROM, released in 1996.
Yayoi Kusama has an exhibition forthcoming at The Tate which runs from the 9 February -- 5 June 2012. For more information follow the link below.
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Kaleidophonica is the follow-up to Spiro's much-praised Real World album Lightbox, but it's different, says mandolin-player Alex Vann because "we've pushed the ideas and the systems music further". Jane Harbour, Spiro's violinist, argues that "we've taken the most intricate bits of Lightbox and taken the whole mesh to a higher level.Get more info, comment and listen to more audio 19 January 2012 at 2:48pm
Bonobo Hope and the Great Ape Trust are teaming up to launch an international fund-raising effort to support bonobos around the world.
"One of the most extraordinary experiences I've ever had as a musician was playing music with apes" Peter Gabriel
Check out Peter's appeal on behalf of bonobohope.org and footage of the jam session he, Tony Levin and Richard Evans had with bonobo's Panbanisha and Kanzi as part of Dr. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh's research project.
The Great Ape Trust and Bonobo Hope are urgently seeking help to keep the Trust operational and the bonobos secure and together. Visit bonobohope.org if you'd like to help.Get more info, view in HD, comment and watch more videos 12 January 2012 at 5:05pm
In the first full moon video of the New Year Peter talks about becoming a grandfather, preparation for the So 25th anniversary, live dates in 2012 & the new album from Portico Quartet forthcoming on Real World Records.Get more info, view in HD, comment and watch more videos 9 January 2012 at 4:53pm
Track taken from http://realworldrecords.com/offers/portico_quartet_album_preorder/" rel="nofollow">Portico Quartet's third, self-titled album, out 30th January 2012.
Steepless Remix Competition
Competition ends on the 6th Feb 2012 at 12.00 (GMT). Please submit your entry to our Steepless Remix Competition Group Dropbox before the deadline.
YOUR SUBMISSION MUST HAVE DOWNLOADING DISABLED
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Uniquely for Portico Quartet, the track Steepless features a vocal collaboration with the East London based Swedish singer, http://iamcornelia.com/" rel="nofollow">Cornelia. The band met Cornelia through their friend http://www.jamiewoon.com/" rel="nofollow">Jamie Woon, and were drawn to her unique voice and songs. Steepless, which started as a more conventional song, was created live in the studio by the band, and Cornelia and the band together created a powerful new dialogue that provides one of the album’s many stand out moments.
Track taken from the forthcoming 'Dub Me Tender' remix album. Discover more about 'Dub Me Tender Vol 1 + 2' here - http://realworldrecords.com/catalogue/dub-me-tender-vol-1-2/
Dub Colossus are hailed as one of the most inventive fusion acts of recent years, with their blend of contemporary and traditional Ethiopian styles, jazz and dub reggae. With two successful albums to their name (‘A Town Called Addis’ and ‘Addis Through The Looking Glass’), Dub Me Tender is a collection of remixes, by Dubulah, of selected tracks from these two albums, plus four new tracks.Get more info, comment and listen to more audio 4 January 2012 at 2:36pm