August 3, 2019


Early on, after we had settled into our studio, it was high time to take a trip to Barcelona to buy art supplies at Barna Art and to visit the Richard Meier designed contemporary art museum, MACBA. In addition to selections from their collection was the summer show at MACBA of the work of CHRISTIAN MARCLAY: COMPOSITIONS...

Editorial: While the wall text emphasized Marclay's sound/music/video aspect, what impacted me instead was his core (early) Pop Art center of gravity, a curiosity since here we all sit at the far (bleeding?) edge of the Postmodern epoch.


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AIRCAT 2019: Arrival

I've decided to tell this summer's story of AIR.CAT via a timeline iPhoto narration. So, it makes simple sense to tell the story from the beginning, the arrival of this years' summer residency participants, Alberto Barcia Fernandez (a native sone of Tossa, currently living in Mallorca) and Avital Yomdin (native to Israel, currently living in Berlin).

The first thing we did was to walk the length of Tossa de Mar and have a cortado at Mar Menuda, where we could take in a vista of the town in its entirety.


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Summer Music: 2019

Most every summer is marked by pop music hits, despite that I have noted a lapse in this rule in recent years. This summer recovers the power of pop music and Rosalía in particular has reached the superlative. Two examples below and a particularly excellent analysis follows...

Fucking Money Man


ROSALÍA: What no one is saying about her new album: El Mal Querer | Jaime Altozano

I've seen a lot of articles about Rosalía and El Mal Querer, but there's something no one is talking about... the music!! The chords, the production techniques, the melodies, and the mix of different genres that make this such a brilliant and exceptional album.

I only do this kind of long videos for things like Hamilton, The Lord of the Rings and such, but I truly believe this album is that good.


Rosalía responded to Jaime's analysis:

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