Friday, September 12, 2014

Kutiman - Thru You Too - GIVE IT UP

"Kutiman" harvests bits and pieces from random YouTube videos from all over the interwebs and sews them together into cohesive, artful and lush aural landscapes.
This one is a favorite



  1. wow. Thanks. not on my radar. Fascinating, and frightening.

  2. By frightening do you mean splendorous and magical?

  3. Splendiferous it most certainly is :)

  4. :-) No, actually frightening, alas. Everyone who contributed- was working alone. I worry that alone is not a good direction for our species, although without question, this is a lovely piece of art. Conflicting.

  5. Ahhh... that is exactly what I find beautiful about it. There was an obvious intent to share/connect by each individual posting their work on YouTube in spite of the (mostly...) solo performances. That one other person working alone ("Kutiman") found a common thread (and key!) to all of these pieces and brought them together to form something true to his own creative vision is astonishing and lovely. I feel this is proof of our innate desire to have community no matter what seems to stand in the way of that.

    Stuff like this makes me feel hopeful for the humans...


  6. BTW Greenpa, are you just being contrary for the fun of it today? ;)

    1. Lol! Moi??? Nope; I just tend to pull on any hanging threads I see. My first reaction was simply "my, that's lovely.", as well as admiring the skill of the little girl; then I wanted to know about the artist, and started digging- and admire the artist greatly... but- all these musicians, all alone; looking to a machine for an audience... Like most other people not entirely dead between the ears, I worry about our species being sucked into these screens.
      It's certainly not UNhopeful as a piece of art. but..

      I have worried to no effect before this, too. I had a long conversation with a friend who was a professional musician about CDs, when that technology was brand new. At the time, the news buzz was that the information on the disks would last for 1,000 years- which turned out not to be true; but I was worried that people would quit listening to undeveloped musicians. Why, when you had performances by the world's greatest artists, would you listen to some student with 1/10th of their skills? Then how would musicians ever develop?

      My friend didn't have any clear answer; but thought I was silly anyway; and apparently, he was correct. :-)