Archive for the 'audio visual' Category

New services at the British Library

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 2 October 2012

British LibraryThe British Library is making available three new sound and moving image services in its Reading Rooms:

BBC Pilot Service
A trial service bringing together the BBC’s programme catalogue, Radio Times data and BBC television and radio programmes recorded off-air from mid-2007 to the end of 2011. There are approximately 2.2 million catalogue records and 190,000 playable programmes, both television and radio.

Broadcast News
This service provides access to daily television and radio news programmes from seventeen channels (fifteen TV, two radio) broadcast in the UK since May 2010, recorded off-air by the British Library.

TRILT (Television & Radio Index for Learning & Teaching)
TRILT is a database of all UK television and radio broadcasts since 2001 (and selectively back to 1995). It covers every channel, every broadcast and every repeat, some 15 million records so far and growing by a million per year.

More information here.


Black and White Movies

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 25 September 2012

NosferatuBlack and White Movies is a website devoted to public domain classic films with expired copyright. Some are available for download and new films are added all the time. Genre sections on Western, Action, Comedy, Horror, etc.

London Sound Survey

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 25 September 2012

London Sound SurveyThe London Sound Survey is collection of Creative Commons-licensed sound recordings of places, events and wildlife in the capital. Historical references too are gathered to find out how London’s sounds have changed. Collections include urban wildlife, London’s canals and waterways, recordings made in and around London in the 1930s and 40s, and much more.

Fluxus Anthology

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 22 September 2011

Dick HigginsThe Fluxus Anthology, including dozens of soundworks recorded between 1958 and 1990, is online at Ubuweb here. It includes recordings by George Maciunas, Robert Filliou, Wolf Vostell, Al Hanson, Carolee Schneemann, Dick Higgins and others.

Five films by Yvonne Rainer

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 12 May 2011

Yvonne Rainer

Five films by Yvonne Rainer are now available on Ubuweb: Hand movie (1966), Lives of performers (1972), Film about a woman who… (1974), Journies from Berlin/1971 (1980), and Privilege (1990).

Library of Congress National Jukebox

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 12 May 2011

The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives.

Sixty symbols: videos about the symbols of physics and astronomy

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 11 April 2011

Sixty SymbolsVideo journalist Brady Haran has produced Sixty symbols, a series of videos featuring scientists from the University of Nottingham explaining the science behind the symbols used in physics and astronomy.

Brady’s other science websites include:

The periodic table of videos: a film for every element on the periodic table
Test tube: videos behind the scenes in the world of science
My favourite scientist: films explaining the work of famous (and some not so famous) scientists

The Music of Marcel Duchamp

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 9 December 2010

duchamp.jpgBetween 1912 and 1915 Marcel Duchamp experimented with musical ideas. He composed two works of music and a conceptual piece – a note suggesting a musical happening. Recordings of these pieces are now available on Ubuweb.

The Trouble With Painting

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 30 November 2010

ica1.jpgThe ICA has a number of talks available on YouTube, including this recent debate on the value of painting, The Trouble With Painting:

‘Why do artists continue to paint? Does painting have an intrinsic value? In the lead up to Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2010 at the ICA, Bruce McLean, Vanessa Jackson, Margarita Gluzberg and Mark Leckey take part in this discussion, considering the current state of painting today. Chaired by ICA curator David Thorp.’

Andy Warhol on Ubuweb

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 26 November 2010

ubuweb.jpgTaped discussions between Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick, Man Ray, Mick Jagger, and others are now avalable at Ubuweb Sound, as well as David Cronenberg’s lecture on Warhol, recorded at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2006.