I would never ever let my music to be used by the advertisement industry, for a commercial, unless I agree with the product and the philosophy of the company. No matter how much money. I am ashamed of my colleagues, that make up fratricidal behavior and poisonous products to look sweet and beautiful with their melodies, endowing of humanity and emotion the toxic campaigns of big companies. Scheiße! Diversified and professional musicians of the world: I know you have to earn money to make your living, but music should never be sold to Golliath, to help him look like David. As a creator you have a responsibility, you have something to take care of; when you sell this to them, you make yourself not worthy of the gift you have been given.
The saddest part of what this video shows, is that this may be extrapolated to many other fields; from education, to health service or human rights… and of course, this is not an issue exclusively of Sweden.
Interesting, Berlin is giving 8.000€ scholarships for artistic proposals (from performing arts to phography or music). I won’t fucking apply, the lack of money has always been an stimulating way to creating and researching, but maybe you can apply!
My project ecce cello was awarded by the British musician and producer Graham Massey at Music Tech Fest in Scandinavia! Damn! This guy has produced music with Bjork… It’s seems it’s time to get out of ostracism for my cello ass.
Last day in Sicily, I just meet my very good friend’s son, enjoyed traveling in his shitty ban, and felt very grateful of having this shitty friend by my side. All this trip was idea of him and he helped me to organize it, thanks my friend!! I really love Sicily. Have to come back soon.
Little tour in Sicily. Staying and playing at a dreamy place, Ortigia, in Siracusa. Also played a concert in Catania two days ago. I just love this area, not only it’s beautiful and authentic, but also chaotic and wild. People drive cars and motorcycles like wolves, everything looks like Spain 20 years ago. I’m so grateful to be here, the sea it’s one minute away from my room. The people at MOON-ORTIGIA, feed me with vegan food and meat love (thanks Barabara!). They have a big piano that I can play whenever… Can I ask for something else? This is joy and pleasure everywhere. Coming here was an idea of Dario Chillemi, great guitar player I meet in the streets of Berlin. The streets brought me so much in return…
Before my little tour in Sicily, ecce cello will perform tomorrow in Scandinavia at MusicTechFest!! I’m so excited, after years of hard work this is starting to take off. UUhhhh! …But still trying to figure out why I earn much more money playing in the streets, than playing in festivals or big theaters, even if I spend 7 to 10 days researching for each of these performances, creating new pieces, and using very expensive equipment. At some point this has to change radically, can you imagine?? In the case of this next performance… I had to pay all travel and accommodation expenses! The work of two weeks in the streets… I mean, if you are an average artist… how can you afford this?? Anyway, I decided to attend, and I am so happy I was invited. But this has to change very soon.
I lost in the streets of Hamburg one ipod I use to work. It was unblocked, but the girl who found it, instead of erasing it and keep it, phoned someone in Spain from my agenda until found the right person to get in touch and give it back to me. Nice!! Also yesterday I got a mail confirming the first arrival of a “Pocket rhapsody” CD to Australia, isn’t it crazy? There it is, my little son, on the other side of the world. …
Also I had such a great experience performing in Hamburg, I still have to think how it feels, ecce cello playing a gig in such a theater, with giant screens broadcasting my live shit, staying in a hotel suite with Jacuzzy and a giant bed. I still don’t know where does ecce cello belong to. It feels strange… Now I have 4 days to prepare the performance for MusicTechFesf in Umea!! Fuck!! I’m getting it! Ecce cello is taking off! Soon every month will be like this one. Fucking yeah
Working 12 hours day for the ADC Kongress in Hamburg. For the moment I am lost, only 6 days left, but hopefully I will make something to be proud of. Come on!!
BTW Why always that you work in such a big events, they don’t pay?? Can anyone explain that to me? …anyway, I will enjoy and learn a lot, the venue is fucking beautiful, isn’t it??
Two days ago I went to see them overwhelming the stage. This project is one of these things can only happen in a city like this. Playing their own compositions, setting up a project with so many people on stage… Chapeau!
Starting to research for my performance in ADC kongress in Hamburg. I spend the hole day watching commercials, digging in the meaning of words I just didn’t give a shit about ’till now… trending topics, re-tweet, facebook likes, google clicks. The world in which these people live, is absolutely hallucinatory and thrilling, after all, advertisement rules the world we live in willy-nilly.
I already figured out the core of my performance, I got it, it’s going to work. But it will demand tons of hours of research and editing. Why do I create always a new piece for each fucking performance I do? …Well, I just can’t just replay my shit, I just can’t! And it’s exhausting to create always something new… but unavoidable.
This time it’s going to be interesting, the producer had a meeting with me just to tell me this: “Don’t speak, please”. I love limits, they always get the best of me. I’ll be obedient, no words this time… at least no words from my own mouth. “Don’t speak please” gave me the key: Adds will speak by themselves, I’ll use their own words, I’ll use their tools, I’ll built my speech with their speech, using the same means advertisers use to inundate reality. Let’s have some fun!
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