It’s been a year since the start of the Biocomos project, and to celebrate the first anniversary we are returning to the city where it all began – London. Here on the Reverbnation page you can listen to the whole soundtrack or watch the movie: London: Symphony of a Metropolis:
What an honor to have the amazingly talented Jazz composer Roger Aldridge join the crew. Roger presents a wide spectrum of Jazz, from traditional to modern contemporary. Give yourself a treat and visit his RN page, just soak up that wonderful artistry.
Roger’s video New Tango No. 3: Attraction presents a musical snapshot of Washington Square and the Village, NYC - perfect Biocosmos!
Welcome aboard Roger :)
Donald Strachan has offered another video, filmed in and around Camden Market, London, with the song 'Hello Is Only A Greeting' by the band Where's George.
Hear more from Where's George at: http://www.reverbnation.com/wheresgeorge3
Di Lee has kindly offered the video for her wonderful track "Around the Sun". The video & photography was created by Donald Strachan. Donald's video shows us his part of the world - Greenlaw, in the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland.
Di's track and Donald's video match the Biocosmos theme perfectly.
See & hear more from Di Lee here: www.dileemusic.com, www.dilee.tv and www.reverbnation.com/dilee
Zed Misar recently moved to germany from LA, and with his track "zupadupa (lübeck mix)" he brings a song about an alien who comes to Germany from America. This mix begins & ends with the electronically tweaked sounds of the cathedral bells of St. Mary's church (or the Marienkirche) in old town Lübeck, the sound of the city.
You can read the full story to Zed’s song within his blog here: http://www.friendburst.com/blog/99232/zupadupa/
Welcome aboard Zed!
Such a sweet irony that after our brief stop at London (former home of the 2012 Olympic Games) that we should now hand over to the Games next host: Brazil.
Olaf is a fantastically gifted multi-instrumentalist from Petrolina Brazil. Olaf combines digital instruments with guitar and bass to create wonderfully melodic rhythms, the resulting music is utterly absorbing and uplifting.
We are showcasing Olaf’s Rainforest Video, it’s a fantastic addition to our Biocosmos video gallery. In this video the the music has 4 movements, First, the Baião (from the poor and desertic northeast region of Brazil), second, the Capoeira (a rhythm/dance/martial art brought to Brazil by african slaves in 1500 to Salvador/Bahia), the third, a Tribal rhythm of Amazon, and fourth, the Samba (with Carnival pics in Rio de Janeiro). In the end, Olfa presents a protest against the BURNING OF THE RAINFOREST, the indian chief "poisoned" by Coke and the little indian crying.
Thank you Olaf, and welcome to the Biocosmos crew.
It’s been 6 months since I stopped working in London. I was determined to make my 10 month assignment more than a work drag, and in fact a worthwhile cultural experience. The idea had been to capture something about life within the city. I recorded street sounds, car traffic, police sirens, footsteps, underground trains, public announcements and people chatter. Also, I took many photographs of the places of interest I chanced across on my daily walk to and from the office. These sounds were them blended together with music to present an expression of London life in motion - it’s Biocosmos.
When I started this project I had no idea that it would not stop there. Since then, my friends from Reverbnation have offered amazing glimpses of their own environments, life in the places they live, or have visited. The Biocosmos project has taken us from the streets of London, to the coastlines of California (Yani), the historical heritage and present of Guelph, Canada (Mike), on a crowd shifting wander up 5th Ave, Manhattan, New York (Howard), on a humorous and cultural walk through the lovely city of Dusseldorf, Germany (kappi), we witnessed young children being taught to sing a devotional song in India, whilst stopping by to take in TV culture (Sunay), we’ve watched beautiful Venice awaken and pulse with life (David), more recently, we were offered a fascinating view of the people of Ramingining, Northern Australia (Laury & Armin).
So, it is that we return back to were we started. A new film - LONDON: Symphony of a Metropolis - using footage very kindly provided by HQMEDIA, with the soundtrack of the original Biocosmos London tracks as it’s narration:
We find the city just as we left her, busy, non-stop, night becomes day - day becomes night. However, it’s only a short stay here, to gather our thoughts on where we have been, and wonder where we may go next...?
We are so privileged to be able to showcase Laury’s magnificent new video for his (and Steven’s) epic track: Steven Sings A Love Song
A song/video dedicated to the Yolngu People of Ramingining - and now a fabulous entry to our people of the world: Biocosmos.
Please take time to checkout Laury’s own ReverbNation page for further details on this wonderful story and music:
We are delighted to welcome new Biocosmos crew member: David Neuhauser.
David is an incredibly creative talent in audio and visual, and a fantastic musician. David is based in Bruneck Italy. You can see an example of his video mastery in the new video - beautiful Venice.
Welcome aboard David!
A fabulous artistic and insightful video from Mike. Our fragile planet is shown, teeming with Life. Noticeably, mankind is omitted, to empathise that WE are not the only precious creatures to inhabit Earth.