November 20, 2010


In tribute to John Lennon and his 70th Anniversary, I've created a new sound and film collage called Lennon70. Rather than composing a contemporary mash up, the experimental score weaves original music with brief samples of Beatles Christmas messages (mailed to fans in the 1960s on flexi-disc records), and two, one-note phrases by The Beatles and Bauhaus. This art film features original footage from Tokyo and TV broadcast images of John Lennon and The Beatles.

Links: Youtube here, film website here.

I hope Spy Vibers have looked at the new Beatles store on iTunes. The site offers some excellent free video content, including a brief career overview film and a complete concert from their 1964 US tour! Congrats to Apple & Apple for working things out. iTunes accessibility will open up Beatles music (and solo years music) to new fans. I like to imagine
young listeners out there discovering The Beatles for the first time, making "mix tapes" (playlists) of their fave songs. Looking at the impact that this music has had across time and cultures, surely The Beatles represent globally one sound-one tribe. By the way, if any Spy Vibers are interested in the remastered CD editions of the classic "Red" and "Blue" compilations, the albums will be half-price in Amazon's lightning deal on November 29th at 1:00pm ($9.99 each).

Lennon70: new experimental sound collage and film tribute to John Lennon by filmmaker/composer Jason Whiton on Youtube.
For more information, visit the Jason Whiton website. For more experimental work, explore Yoko Ono & the Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon, and Liverpool Sound Collage by Paul McCartney. Also, check out my recent award-winning film, The Sun is Down, an experimental piece for Yoko Ono that features a song by me, Ono, and the Plastic Ono Band (a winner of the 2009 Sun is Down remix contest).

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