Category: Music

Reconstructivist Art: Sgt. Pepper

The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band as an example of Reconstructivist Art A ground-breaking psychedelic concept album by the legendary rock band, the Beatles, near their peak of their critical and commercial...

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Reconstructivist Art: Mona Lisa

Wyclef Jean’s Mona Lisa as an example of Reconstructivist Art Mona Lisa was a little noted deep-album cut from hip-hop impresario Wyclef Jean’s multiplatinum album The Carnival (1997). A radical reinvention of the remixed...

I’m Not There: Film Review

I knew even before the house lights went down that I needed to approach this film in the right frame of mind. I knew not to expect a rational or linear plotline, that my...

Warriors Remix

A few years ago, I participated in a number of the remix contests sponsored by the Indaba website –a chance to play producer with some big name artists.  Generally I tried to work chiefly...

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Reconstructivist Art: Thru You

Kutiman’s “Thru You” as an example of Reconstructivist Art YouTube debuted in 2005, an online public forum for people to share their own homemade videos. It soon became a destination of choice for millions...

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The Dangerously Talented Miriam Makeba

Parisian audiences famously rioted at the premiere of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.  Although often cited as evidence that the audience simply didn’t understand what they were hearing, the opposite is arguably true –they recognized...