Archive for October, 2006

Over buses

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

Sometimes I wonder about Art Theory, is it a science or merely a working hypothesis? (And really, if any of that applies, what’s the difference?). Perhaps it’s like jumping over buses, brave but ultimately pointless.

Lyssna pÃ¥ “Ladonian Incidents” pÃ¥ Radio AF’s “Kitch 101”

Monday, October 16th, 2006

Förra veckans radioprogram med Fredrik Axwik och Neurobash i Radio AF’s specialsatsning “Kitch 101” finns nu att lyssna till via Real Audio pÃ¥ Radio AF’s hemsida. Utsändningen är i tvÃ¥ delar och del ett kan du lyssna pÃ¥ här och del tvÃ¥ kan du lyssna pÃ¥ här. Du kan lyssna pÃ¥ programmet frÃ¥n den 10/10 2006 pÃ¥ din dator, men för att du ska kunna lyssna mÃ¥ste du ha RealAudio installerat. Specialprogrammet handlar om samarbetet mellan Neurobash, Fredrik Axwik och Lars Vilks dÃ¥ specialskriven musik skapades för Ladoniens 10 Ã¥rs jubileum. Projektet resulterade i en konsert och sedermera en CD: “Ladonian Incidents”.

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Cut to the chase

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

Ja, sÃ¥ var det dags för höstens gatlopp. Varje dag är det en ny minister som stÃ¥r pÃ¥ tur. Det har varit tv-licenser, barnpassarpengar och vem som betalar vad där hemma som kommit upp… Ingen tycks bry sig om hur de som utnämnts ska styra landet. Den tjocka pojken i opposition är som en grabb pÃ¥ julafton. Visserligen kunde vem som helst, som inte har en partibok under ena armen och huvet under den andra, räkna ut med lillfingret att det i och med regeringsskiftet skulle bli en sandlÃ¥de-nivÃ¥ och pajkastning utan dess like (och därmed noll fokus pÃ¥ politiken som ska styra landet under de kommande Ã¥ren). Gemene man (och kvinna) mÃ¥ste frÃ¥ga sig om det är s.k. regeringstrogna (förra regeringens förtrogna dÃ¥ alltsÃ¥) media som nu ägnar sig Ã¥t “grävande journalistik” (plats för skratt). Detta undrar man eftersom den förra regeringens oräknerliga historier och platta fall är som bortblÃ¥sta och man anar glorior och förstÃ¥r att förra regeringen var minsann ren som nyfallen snö… Som medborgare kan man bara sucka och förtvivlas över den uppenbara konstens pajaseri.

Att landets förra statsminister gifte sig med landets alkoholmonopolsförsäljningsdirektör eller att densamme förde en skumraskbetonad utnämningspolitik, var maktfullkomlig intill fumlighetens gräns (vilket t.o.m. en Tsunami pÃ¥ andra sidan jordklotet kunde bevisa), att densamme ägnat sig Ã¥t att snatta godis (han ska vara glad att det inte var i min godisbutik), “fixade” sig en doktorshatt och mobbade kollegor – ja listan kan förstÃ¥s fyllas pÃ¥ en lÃ¥ng stund till. Den buffeln är en utmärkt performance artist – det är inget tu tal om den saken. Att Doktor Göran framledes ska bli storpatron och bonde kan säkert sysselsätta grävande journalister i decennier.

Men nu vore det hur som helst intressant om vi nu kunde fÃ¥ se hur landet ska styras av den nya regeringen – istället för att man ägnar sig Ã¥t petitesser, för lÃ¥t oss nu vara ärliga, det är det faktiskt när vÃ¥rdköerna växer, analfabeterna i grundskolan ökar och arbetstillfällena tryter – trots den otroliga högkonjuktur som alla är rörande överens om rÃ¥der. DÃ¥ struntar jag, och säkert fler med mig, fullständigt i vem som har barnpassning eller vem som betalar tv-licensen. Förresten, 90 % gör det (betalar tv-licensen) – vilket betyder att nästan en miljon “utför en politisk handling – och skiter i att betala” (för att citera en forskare pÃ¥ tv imorse). Enligt Sydsvenskan ska tv-licensanmälningarna till Radiotjänst ha ökat med 100-tals %. Kanske är det oppositionens ministrar, stadsrÃ¥d och partivänner som nu ringer ner växeln uppe i norrland…

Radio AF Special program live interview

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

The Radioshow last night went well (as far as we could tell anyway, we haven’t heard anything about riots on the streets when this is written). It was high life in the studio. The extended programs time on 1,5 hours went by all too quick, when we talked about the musical adventure/ project that Neurobash made together with Lars Vilks and Fredrik Axwik. The project resulted in the Neurobash album “Ladonian Incidents” and a marathon outdoor concert over 6 hours. Next time we might need 3 hours, just to make sure we don’t forget anything.

In the picture the guests are visible from left; Daniel Brandt, Anders Tomasson, Johan Andersson and your truly: Fredrik Axwik. NOTE: On the mixer is a picture from the outdoor concert in Ladonia.

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[photo: Robert Backe, Radio AF]

LIVE via the net at 21.00 GMT+1

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Don’t miss the special radioshow tonight at 21:00 on Radio AF’s program Studio 101. Read about it at their homepage (Swedish only)

Neurobash will be in the studio to talk about it’s project together with Fredrik Axwik and Lars Vilks. The listeners will also hear several tracks from the soundtrack “Ladonian incidents”. The program is aired over large parts of the southwest of county Skåne at 99,1 and 91,1 FM. The program is also broadcasted live at Radio AF:s homepage.

NeuroArt project ”Ladonian Incidents” in Radio

Monday, October 9th, 2006

Since last year the Ministry collaborates with the electronica band Neurobash in a larger cooperation’s project. The project is named ”NeuroArt” and is growing in a steady pace. NeuroArt has already spawn several and equally interesting and unexpected meetings between Art and Music. One of these are ”Ladonian Incidents” were Neurobash took a big part in the celebration of the micro nation Ladonias 10 year anniversary. The band did this by an outdoor concert where they amongst other performed instrumental music specially composed for the anniversary. This  resulted in a CD that tells about different incidents and occurrences from the sometimes dramatic Ladonia history. The CD was named ”Ladonian Incidents” and has stirred some attention both in Sweden and Europe.

Ladonian Incidents lies as a foundation for a special program on Tuesday evening (October 10) when a joint production between the program “Studio 101” and the culture department “Kitsch” is being aired, called ”Kitsch 101” A meeting between the culture and synth. Read more at: http://radio.af.lu.se/studio101/ (Swedish only)

Neurobash will be in the studio to talk about it’s project together with Fredrik Axwik and Lars Vilks. The listeners will also hear several tracks from the soundtrack “Ladonian incidents”,

Radio AF is Sweden’s biggest and oldest student radio. The program Studio 101 is a special program for synth music and has prior made interviews with Neurobash but also with Apoptygma Berzerk, Covenant, Spetsnaz och S.P.O.C.K – to name a few. The program is being aired over large parts of the southwest of county Skåne at 99,1 and 91,1 FM from 21.00. The program is also broadcasted live at Radio AF:s homepage, go to the programs homepage or look for it at http://radio.af.lu.se/

The Eiffel Tower is history

Monday, October 9th, 2006

The Eiffel Tower In Eslöv is no more… It was demolished after a short period of majestic dominance. According to otherwise reliable source people was worried that someone would fall from the tower so it came down in a haste. It went so quick and without prior notice so we have no pictures from the deconstruction. Too bad. Instead here is a couple of pix from the opening night. We also like to extend our deepest gratitude to our sponsors (IPAB and MERAB) who made it all possible.

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waiting to get started.[photo: Ulrika Axwik]
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The veil is lifted. [photo: Ulrika Axwik]

NeuroArt project ”Ladonian Incidents” in Radio

Saturday, October 7th, 2006

Since last year the Ministry collaborates with the electronica band Neurobash in a larger cooperation’s project. The project is named ”NeuroArt” and is growing in a steady pace. NeuroArt has already spawn several and equally interesting and unexpected meetings between Art and Music. One of these are ”Ladonian Incidents” were Neurobash took a big part in the celebration of the micro nation Ladonias 10 year anniversary. The band did this by an outdoor concert where they amongst other performed instrumental music specially composed for the anniversary. This resulted in a CD that tells about different incidents and occurrences from the sometimes dramatic Ladonia history. The CD was named ”Ladonian Incidents” and has stirred some attention both in Sweden and Europe.

Ladonian Incidents lies as a foundation for a special program on Tuesday evening (October 10, at 21:00) when a joint production between the program “Studio 101” and the culture department “Kitsch” is being aired, called ”Kitsch 101” A meeting between the culture and synth. Read more at their homepage (Swedish only)

Neurobash will be in the studio to talk about it’s project together with Fredrik Axwik and Lars Vilks. The listeners will also hear several tracks from the soundtrack “Ladonian incidents”,

Radio AF is Sweden’s biggest and oldest student radio. The program Studio 101 is a special program for synth music and has prior made interviews with Neurobash but also with Apoptygma Berzerk, Covenant, Spetsnaz och S.P.O.C.K – to name a few. The program is being aired over large parts of the southwest of county Skåne at 99,1 and 91,1 FM. The program is also broadcasted live at Radio AF:s homepage, go to the programs homepage or look for it at Radio AF

Eslöv Blues Festival

Friday, October 6th, 2006

The Minister will take part in the Eslöv Blues Festival (yes, you read it right), Eslöv Sweden. As an invited artist (with emphasis on “art” – I’m not going to play any music myself, not even Blues). There will be a couple of art projects shown by the artist. For example the collaboration between Neurobash and Fredrik Axwik (project “ARCHIVE – Eslöv By The Sea III” and project “RELAX”). The date is 27-29 / 10 / 2006.

A special DVD release is currently under production for this event, featuring music from “MEMENTO: ESLÖV BY THE SEA” as well as some unreleased music from the project. There will (hopefully) be presented the two different DVD-releases presented (mentioned above), by NeuroArt, together with the conceptual photo exhibition ARCHIVE I & II.

The festivals official homepage (swedish only).

The roof

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

The last weeks there has been lots of activity on the Ministry. But no time for blogging. This will change soon, but for now it’s major roof-job being done to the Ministry. This way, the Minister can sleep better during the winters to come. 🙂