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12 Jan

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Samuel Andreyev Interviews

12 Mar

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Two superb recent interviews with composer and TVR recording artist Samuel Andreyev:
Jordan B. Peterson
The Badassery Show

For More Reviews of the Film SOMNILOQUIES . . .

27 Feb

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There are a lot of excellent articles appearing about SOMNILOQUIES, the Verena Paravel/Lucien Castaing-Taylor film featuring Michael Barr’s dream recordings of Dion McGregor (eg, Patrick Gamble’s review at CineVue). To read more, follow @TorporVigil on Twitter.

Hollywood Reporter on Dion McGregor’s “Madcap Dreams” in the Paravel/Castaing-Taylor Film SOMNILOQUIES

27 Feb

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In his THR review of somniloquies, Jordan Mintzer refers to Dion McGregor’s slumbrous vocalizations as “a cross between the somnambulist poems of Robert Desnos and the standup of Lenny Bruce,” while invoking movie director David Lynch and painter Francis Bacon in reference to the film’s imagery. Nicely done.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/somniloquies-review-975922

Another fine review of the Dion McGregor film somniloquies by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel

27 Feb

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Bert Rebhandl at Frieze Magazine offers insights into two Berlinale films by directors from Harvard’s Sensory Ethnography Lab—”probably the most influential ‘school’ in contemporary world cinema.” Somniloquies is “brilliant” and “haunting.”
https://frieze.com/article/desert-sleeps

Dion McGregor film somniloquies “BREATHTAKING” and “SPELLBINDING”

26 Feb

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Using a soundtrack that is pure vintage Dion McGregor—somnolent orations recorded in the 1960s by his roommate Michael Barr—Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor have created a film that has critics talking (and not just in their sleep). More reviews will be posted soon, but for now here’s David Jenkins article at Little White Lies.
http://lwlies.com/festivals/somniloquies-first-look-review/

DION McGREGOR FILM PREMIERE!

12 Feb

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Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor are premiering their Dion McGregor movie somniloqiuies today at the prestigious Berlinale international film festival in … where was it again … oh yes, Berlin! This project—featuring an all-Dion soundtrack—has been in the works for some time and it’s very exciting to see it emerge into the world. A glimpse can be had through the link in the photo above, along with a nicely synthesized account of Dion McGregor’s sleeptalking history (download “additional information” at the bottom of the page) .

WOMAN FOR PRESIDENT! Dion McGregor’s Somnolent Prediction—from the 1960s

3 Nov

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An unreleased Dion McGregor somniloquy, recorded a half-century before Hillary Clinton’s run for the USA’s top office. (Click on image for audio.)

Electric Ruckus About Samuel Andreyev’s Latest Book of Poems

28 Apr

TVR’s Samuel Andreyev reaps acclaim for his distinctive collection of poems The Relativistic Empire (Book Thug).

THE TUBULAR WEST

14 Apr

The Tubular West

Terrific BBC Article on “Epic Sleep-Talker” Dion McGregor and His “Dark Tales”

23 Feb

Thanks to David Robson for doing a splendid job sharing the story of legendary sleeptalker (and Torpor Vigil recording star) Dion McGregor!

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The Dark Tales of the World’s Most Epic Sleep-Talker (BBC article by David Robson)

Bowie Sounds and Visions Forever

19 Jan

HaPpY BiRtHdAy, KERRY ZENTNER!

19 Jan

TVR Artist Kerry Zentner is 30 Today!

19 Jan

Try Your Wings – in memory of Mr. Michael Barr (1927-2009)

2 Jan

Michael Preston Barr would have been 89 today. Here’s a fine version (by Blossom Dearie) of a wonderful song he wrote with Dion McGregor.
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The Relativistic Empire

30 Sep

A new book of poetry by TVR recording artist Samuel Andreyev!

Last stages of Andreyev disc fundraiser! Musical and other rewards!

14 Jul

ENSEMBLE PROTON BERN’S NEW CD OF MUSIC BY SAMUEL ANDREYEV: JUST A FEW DAYS REMAIN TO HELP MATERIALIZE THIS PROJECT!

Among other items being offered in appreciation of your contribution is Evidence, Samuel’s 2009 book of poetry from Quattro Books.

Evidence by Samuel Andreyev (Quattro Books)

Evidence by Samuel Andreyev (Quattro Books)