1. GAM 2013 Trailer Romanian version


    from Valentin Grigore / Added

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    Luna Mondială a Astronomiei (Global Astronomy Month) este un program de celebrare globală a astronomiei inițiat de organizația internațională Astronomi Fără Frontiere (AWB) sub deviza „O lume, un cer!”. Promo acestui eveniment este un rezumat de 2 minute a ceea ce înseamnă Luna Mondială a Astronomiei. Folosiți acest promo în orice ocazie, la întâlnirile de club sau acțiunile de promovare publică, precum și în emisiunile TV. GAM 2013 Promo Producător: Valentin Grigore Editor: Mikie Muzica: Dan Ștesco Credit imagini și video: Babak Tafreshi, Valentin Grigore, Paul Moss, Maximilian Teodorescu, Sabin Fota, Emil Pera, Marian Lucian Achim, Flavius Gligor, Alexandru Spoială, Adrian Apostol, Julio Vannini, Dimitrie Olenici, Gabriela Iacobuța, ESO O producție AWB

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    • Zinta and the Zoots - Snowstorm World for Global Astronomy Month 2012


      from Simon Marchant / Added

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      Zinta & The Zoots & ‘Cassiopeia A’ Perform ‘Snowstorm World’ This video of the song Snowstorm World is an extract from the performance Time Pieces, a collaborative concert between the band Zinta & The Zoots and Simon Marchant, on the theme of exploring the fascinating relationship between time and music. It was hosted, filmed and recorded live at Canterbury College, Canterbury, England on the 27th of October 2011. The concert was part of Simon Marchant’s Master’s Degree in Audio Technology for The London College of Music. Another enigmatic musical contributor, who joined the band live on stage, but whose part was originated some 11,000 years earlier, was the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A. Many thanks to Jan van Muijlwijk and his team for helping to facilitate this ingenious feat, by pointing the 25 metre radio telescope, housed at Dwingeloo in Holland, at Cas A in order to relay the live signal to the stage in Canterbury during the performance. These electromagnetic waves, on arrival at Earth, were morphed with Zinta’s live vocal using a Vocoder, creating a synthesis of two temporally distinct sound sources, fusing human and cosmic ‘voices’ across time and space. Snowstorm World - The Song: This piece was originally written by Zinta Egle and Simon Marchant in 2004. The song documents the story of a child drawn from slumber to gaze at the night sky, brimming with stars and swirling amongst dreams: at one moment suspended by alien captors in deep space…the next waking the teenage fossils of Pompeii with her rescue call. The Band: Zinta & The Zoots made their debut performance at The Lounge On The Farm Festival, Canterbury, England in 2008. Following a few years of rigorous musical experimentation, and progressive line-up development, the band has emerged into its present, unique identity. Zinta & The Zoots embody a refreshing disregard for genre limitations and expectations. Their focus is on creating melodic, characterful, stand-alone songs and the arrangement ethos is to express each piece in a pure, inventive and authentic way using whatever comes to hand or mind. Electric, acoustic, electronic...from radios to harmoniums to Max/MSP; anything that makes a noise may become part of the backdrop for Zinta’s striking vocals. The music produced is subtle, spacious, crafted and beautiful - Zinta’s songs tell of human nature sometimes set in dreamlike environments such as the ocean’s depths, outer space or Edwardian gambling dens, but always located deep within her own psyche. Performances are ambitious and may incorporate the heavenly influences as describe above or the rhythmic sawing-up of valve radiograms; World War 2 battlefield telephones used as microphones…or mobile phone text messages turned into sound… OR…they may remain simple, acoustic and sparse with a small array of off-beat instruments. The changing identity is fuelled by the chemistry of the band members’ divergent, but oddly harmonious, idiosyncrasies! Though the live stage may be peppered with eccentric backdrops, the potential theatricality is overwritten by the fact that the set – whilst appearing like a mad professor’s workshop with odd bits of new and vintage equipment and paraphernalia - is utilitarian, natural and functional rather than gimmicky. Other Projects: The band are always on the lookout for interesting locations in which to perform and record - with the view to exploring the acoustic and architectural features as integral elements to the music produced; in a sense utilising the performance space itself as a huge instrument. Last year they took to the dripping cellars and tunnels of the underbelly of Creek Creative (a present day art gallery and formerly part of Britain’s oldest brewery in Faversham, England). Equipped with cameras and quadrophonic recording devices strapped onto Zinta’s shoulders and head (and transporting a Nord Synthesizer, a range of electronic gadgetry and a preacher’s harmonium protected with waterproof sheets) the mission was to capture an internal musician’s eye view and sonic experience of a live performance in this spooky, brick-lined Victorian cellar. A few months ago Zinta & Simon ventured to visit the radio satellite dish at Dwingeloo to conduct some more musical experiments – this time treating Snowstorm World to a ‘moon bounce’ facilitated by Jan van Muijlwijk. Zinta sang an acapella version of the song phrase by phrase into a hand held radio transmitter and this was sent to the moon via the radio satellite and relayed back as an echo with a 2.5 second delay. The resulting recordings are currently being developed into a new remixed version of the song. Similarly, there are plans afoot to recreate a version of the band’s Fisher’s Tale song amongst the atmospheric pipes, dials and mechanisms of The Cervia at Ramsgate Harbour, England. This old tug boat has been lovingly renovated from a semi sunken state by dedicated local specialists and members of the original crew and has recently been sonically brought back to life as part of an ambitious soundscape project by Filipe Gomes. Zinta & The Zoots are currently recording their debut album which contains many threads from the activities mentioned above. Zinta & The Zoots are: Zinta Egle, Miles Allchurch, Simon Marchant & Andy Briggs. Website: www.zintaandthezoots.com Contact: zinta@zintaandthezoots.com

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      • Black Hole Sun - Astronomic Landscape and Milky Way TimeLapse


        from Christoph Malin / Added

        ----- Update: be sure to check my new film "urban. mountain. sky" based on "black hole sun", with lots of new, improved and reprocessed scenes here: https://vimeo.com/40969904 ----- IN SEARCH FOR THE DARK NIGHT SKIES IN LIGHT POLLUTED LOCATIONS This Video was featured on NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2011/05/26/new-mountain-timelapse-a-soundgarden-of-night-lights/ parts of the footage have been featured in an ESO podcast: http://www.eso.org/public/announcements/ann11051/ First of all Black Hole Sun is a statement against light pollution and waste of energy - especially in the European alps. The west and eastern alps offer some of the last remote places where you and your kids can enjoy the beauty of a starry, clear, nightsky, which is the same for all people: one people, one sky! By contrasting footage of highly lit cities and frequented traffic ways in the tyrol inn-valley with surrounding dark valleys and mountains, I was able to show some effects of light pollution, which hinders us from watching a clear, starry night sky. Light pollution increases during winter time due to inversion which results in smog in the valleys. inversion means that a heated, polluted layer of air on a valley's bottom is separated from cold, fresh air above. this polluted air causes health problems, especially with children. In some parts of the footage one can see inversion. Second, Black Hole Sun also shows my dedication to the beautiful mountains in the Alps. I hope you enjoy the scenery as much as I do. Location: Tyrol (around Innsbruck), Austria, La Palma (Canary Islands), Dolomites (Gröden). Credits: Many many thanks to Soundgarden for their masterpiece song that gave name to this Video! PLAY IT LOUD and check out the newest Soundgarden concerts on www.soundgardenworld.com! Second track by Harry Gregson-Williams - "Dinner Out", a great track! Tech: Nikon D3X, D700, D7000, D300, AFS 14-24/2.8, AF 16/2.8 Fisheye, AF 20/2.8, AF 50/1.8. Astrotac TT320-XAG (www.astrotrac.com), Dynamic Perception Dolly (www.dynamicperception.com). Support: Big thanks to Nikon Professional Services Austria (www.nikon.at), VauDe (www.vaude.com) for gear during those really really cold winternights, Steiger Media, Innsbruck (www.steiger-electronics.at), for helping out with extra Mac Pro rendering hardware and Foto Lamprechter (www.lamprechter.com). Inspiration: Thx to Babak Tafreshi from www.Twanight.org and Bernd Proeschel! Biggest thanks go to my family for all the understanding, without you it simply wouldn't be possible. Finally I wish everyone clear skies! Support and join www.astronomerswithoutborders.com, www.twanight.org and www.darksky.org! Thank you Christoph Malin Austria PS2: Be sure to check out my other Movies: "Astronomer's Paradise", http://vimeo.com/36972668 - featured on National Geographic "The Island - Teaser", http://vimeo.com/27539860 - featured on NG http://facebook.com/christoph.malin http://twitter.com/#!/christophmalin http://twanight.org/cmalin

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