Daniel Lizzama is without doubt one of the most remarkable and pre-eminent cartoonists of the 21th Century. He is also known as a writer, animator and filmmaker (Documentarian). Few people are aware that he is also a stage actor, Tenore di Grazia and a p
Adam Scott Neal (b. 1981) is a composer, originally from Atlanta and now based in New York. He spent a year in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he worked at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (Queen's University Belfast) and earned his MA in Sonic Arts. He also holds a Bachelor of Music in music technolo
During the climactic battle scene in Kurosawa's "Ran," the camera gazes on soldiers pierced with arrows or thrust against burning battlements. In the castle tower, a patriarch searches in vain for a sword with which to commit hara-kiri. As our eyes take in the tragedy, we hear neither the cries of me
In the new wave of Japanese contemporary music, Akira Nishimura is the front-runner for the "heterophonic concept." Using droning melodic variations, Nishimura creates a spacious kind of zen spikiness that can either calm the soul or mystify the mind.
Nishimura exhibits a particular concern with t