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Architectural Lighting and Sound Installation at the Milan Design Week offers a New Vision of Nature

Architectural Lighting and Sound Installation at the Milan Design Week offers a New Vision of Nature

Art Installation offering a New Vision of Nature (Source: Arup)

The Italian architect Raffaella Laezza presents at this year“s Milan Design week an architectural installation with innovative lighting and sound design named „In Absentia_Bio Parco Sonoro_Piazza Castello Milano“. The project is part of the „White in the City“ event and will be shown at the Salotto delle Divinità of Palazzo Cusani, Brera, from 4th to 9th April. International engineering, planning and consulting company Arup created the sound solution for this installation.

The contemporary vision of science enables a new perception of nature. It allows the creation of new geometries inspired by vegetal growth that can be transferred into architecture and design. Raffaella Laezza“s architectural installation consists of a white cube with 4,50m x 4,50m x 4,50m that represents the sacred dimension in nature. Wooden rods known as verticals of light enlighten the space and reliefs on the walls representing verticals of sound turn it into a natural audio environment.

The verticals of light create 121 different gradations of white light, which – when projected on the ancient vault – reinforce the impression of the location“s verticality. The variety of white lights represents the diversity of nature.

In the white cube is a constant faint sound, the so-called white noise, produced by the verticals of sound. This sound is modulated by the presence and movement of the people in the room who interact with the space and, in doing so, reproduce orchestra sections of a classical Italian music composition. The acoustic concept represents the inevitable interdependency of animated nature. It was created by Arup“s German and Dutch acoustic teams. The sound system was provided by Revolution Acoustics.

„The installation „In Absentia_Bio Parco Sonora_Piazza Castello Milano“ is a further development of a recent competition entry for the renovation of Piazza Castello Milano. Due to its close and at the same time abstract relation to nature, it is a perfect addition to the „White in the City“ event at this year“s Milan Design Week.“
– Raffaella Laezza, architect

„The architectural installation represents a geometric code for nature. It was a challenging experience to develop a sound concept that reflects the geometry of the movement of the vegetal growth process.“
– Francesca Coppa, senior sound engineer, Arup Berlin

Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world“s most prominent projects in the built environment and across industry. From more than 90 offices worldwide some 13,000 Arup planners, designers, engineers and consultants deliver innovative projects across the globe. Arup Germany has offices in Berlin, Frankfurt am Main and Düsseldorf.

Kontakt
Arup Deutschland GmbH
Cinthia Buchheister
Joachimsthaler Straße 41
10623 Berlin
+49 30 885 91092
cinthia.buchheister@arup.com
http://www.arup.com

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Photographs by Pieter Hugo from February 19, 2017 in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg presents with „PIETER HUGO. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea“ the first institutional solo exhibition of the South African photo artist Pieter Hugo in Germany.

Photographs by Pieter Hugo from February 19, 2017 in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Pieter Hugo, Asleigh McLean, from the series„There’s a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends”, 2011 (Source: © Pieter Hugo, | Priska Pasquer, Köln)

What divides us and what unites us? How do people of all colors live with the shadows of cultural repression or political dominance? The South African photographer Pieter Hugo (* 1976 in Johannesburg) explores these questions in his portraits, still lifes, and landscapes.

After solo exhibitions at the Hague Museum of Photography, the Musee de l“Elysee Lausanne, Müpa Budapest, and the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson Paris, the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg will be the first museum in Germany to present a comprehensive overview of the series with which Pieter Hugo achieved recognition, for example „Looking aside“, „Kin“, „The Hyena & Other Men“, „Permanent Error“, „There“s a Place in Hell For Me and My Friends“, and „Nollywood“ as well as his recent „1994“, „Rwanda 2004: Vestiges of a Genocide“ and „Californian Wildflowers“ projects.

Raised in post-colonial South Africa, where he witnessed the official end of Apartheid in 1994, Hugo has a keen sense for social dissonances. He perceptively makes his way through all social classes with his camera, and not only in his native country but also in places like Rwanda, Nigeria, Ghana, China and the United States. How do people of all age groups and from the most diverse origins deal with their historical baggage and living conditions? Pieter Hugo“s socio-cultural portraits record the visible traces and scars of lived biography as well as lived-through national history. He is particularly interested in social subcultures, the gulf between the ideal and reality. His pictures feature the homeless; albinos; AIDS sufferers; men who tame hyenas, snakes, and monkeys; people who gather electrical scrap metal in apocalyptic scenarios; costumed Nollywood actors in striking poses, in addition to his own family and friends.

His photographs are non-hierarchical; everyone is treated with the same amount of respect. More artist than anthropologist or documentarian, Hugo captures the „moment of voluntary vulnerability“ (Pieter Hugo) with a pronouncedly detached, but at the same time also empathetic, concise visual language, creating in this way true to life portraits of powerful directness. In many cases, this humanity stands in sharp contrast to the hardships of the social reality engulfing the subjects of his pictures. Entirely in this sense, Pieter Hugo“s photographic still lifes and landscapes occasionally seem like social commentaries or metaphors, complementing his socio-cultural portraits.

Exhibition catalogue:
PIETER HUGO. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Ralf Beil, Uta Ruhkamp (eds.)
With an introduction by Ralf Beil, an essay by Uta Ruhkamp, as well as texts by the artist on all of his photographic series to date. German and English edition, 304 pages with 242 illustration, gatefolded paperback, 25 x 30,5 cm, Design Bureau Mario Lombardo, Prestel Verlag, In bookstores 49.95 EUR, in the Museum Shop 32 EUR.

Press preview on Thursday, February 16, 2017, 11:15 a.m. The artist is present.
Opening on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 7 p.m. The artist is present.

Photo: Pieter Hugo, Ashleigh McLean, from the series „There“s a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends“, 2011-2012, 2011, platinum print, arches platine paper © Pieter Hugo, Priska Pasquer, Köln.

Das Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg wurde im Jahr 1994 eröffnet und kann bereits heute auf eine einzigartige Geschichte mit einer Vielzahl maßgeblicher Ausstellungen und Veranstaltungen zurückblicken. Es ist in kurzer Zeit gelungen, das Haus regional zu verankern und gleichzeitig international Beachtung zu finden. Das Museum ist der Kunst aus Gegenwart und Moderne gewidmet und es vereint die verschiedensten Medien, angefangen von Malerei, über Skulpturen und Fotografie, Video und neue Medien bis zu Mode und Design. Das imposante, modernistische Gebäude im Zentrum der Stadt gelegen, präsentiert auf 3500 qm Ausstellungsfläche sowohl wechselnde Ausstellungen als auch Werke aus der Sammlung.

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg was opened in 1994 and can already look back at a unique history with numerous authoritative exhibitions and events. Within a brief period of time, it has been possible for the museum to position itself locally and find international recognition at the same time. The museum is dedicated to modern and contemporary art, combining diverse media ranging from painting, photography and sculpture and the new media to fashion and design. The striking modernist building located in the heart of the city presents temporary exhibitions as well as works from its own collection on 3,500 square meters.

Firmenkontakt
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Christiane Heuwinkel
Hollerplatz 1
38440 Wolfsburg
05361266969
info@kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de
http://www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de

Pressekontakt
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Christiane Heuwinkel
Hollerplatz 1
38440 Wolfsburg
05361266969
presse@kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de
http://www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de

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LOOK! FEEL! LISTEN! SMELL! BRITISH POP ART WITH ALL THEIR SENSES

THIS WAS TOMORROW
POP ART IN GREAT BRITAIN 1947-1968
30.10.2016 – 19.2.2017

LOOK! FEEL! LISTEN! SMELL! BRITISH POP ART WITH ALL THEIR SENSES

THINK. THINK. THINK. American artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenberg have powerfully occupied the meaning of „POP ART“. But also the movement in Great Britain should not be ignored. An exhibition at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg now closes this memory gap. Under the title „THIS IS TOMORROW“ the show presents not only the most important representatives of the BRITISH POP ART, it also describes how the idea came into the world.

„POP!“ In a puffy white cloud the word pops out of the barrel of a gun in 1947. Eduardo Paolozzi’s collage includes a cola bottle, a pin-up, cherry pie and a US bomber. A little later „POP“ becomes the signum of an entire era. Palozzi was co-founding member of ‚THE INDEPENDENT GROUP‘, a gathering of young painters, sculptors, architects, writers and critics, and the group discusses about pop culture elements such as mass advertising, movies, product design, comic strips, science fiction and technology. ‚THE INDEPENDENT GROUP‘ is regarded as the precursor to the BRITISH POP ART movement.

Beside Palozzi ‚THE INDEPENDENT GROUP‘ members included Richard Hamilton and architects Alison and Peter Smithson can be rediscovered at Stadtmuseum Wolfsburg. Exactly 60 years ago Richard Hamilton realized his trailblazing multimedia installation „FUN HOUSE“ for the exhibition ‚THIS IS TOMORROW‘ in London. The retrospective at Stadtmuseum Wolfsburg is showing a reconstruction of ‚FUN HOUSE‘ as a key work of the exhibition.
LOOK! FEEL! LISTEN! SMELL! Grid points form a face, on the forehead written „THINK. THINK. THINK“. Right along a collage of superheroes and Marilyn Monroe, Guinness bottle and Van Gogh flower image, accompanied by jukebox sound, a soft nap bottom, that diffuses strawberry smell.

‚THIS WAS TOMORROW‘, the title refers, of course, to Richard Hamilton’s early POP ART exhibition, is showing a comprehensive panorama of early POP ART in the UK: not only painting, sculpture, collage, architecture, drawing and installation, but also entertaining videos and audios, film, music and television. In the style of modern London artists‘ houses and squares Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg has created its 16-meter-high exhibition hall for the highly individual, and yet not seldom close stakeholders of the art and cultural scene of the „SWINGING SIXTIES“.

Key protagonists such as Peter Blake, David Hockney, R. B. Kitaj and Allen Jones, generally lesser-known but essential figures such as Derek Boshier, Peter Phillips, Richard Smith, Gerald Laing, Patrick Caulfield, Antony Donaldson, Colin Self and Joe Tilson, as well as the often neglected, decidedly feminine stances of Pauline Boty and Jann Haworth, can be experienced, along with larger groups of works.

Peter Blake portrays himself as a jeansjacket carrier with Elvis buttons, qotes from Manet, the „LIFE“ magazine or the Beatles as part of his collages. We find Gerald Laings Godard icon „Anna Karina“, a brightly colored version of a Delacroix painting by Patrick Caulfield’s, a sexually charged painting by Peter Philipps, Laings grid picture „Brigitte Bardot“. Boty offers her perspective on a female icon – „Color her Gone“ (1962), her tribute to Marilyn Monroe. On the other hand Allen Jones with the fetish female body as a „table“ or „chair“, the young Hockney dares his coming out with hearts and homosexual couples. Kitaj’s large formats, puzzles full of literary and private allusions. Jann Haworth is modeling body and muscles of her life-size „Surfer“ by using silk stockings.

Together with her husband Peter Blake, Haworth designed the legendary Beatles cover for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. So the overview also shows works that belongs to the media world like film and pop music. The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who for example, are appearing in form of art objects, a „sound bar and as protagonists of a BBC-Dokumentation, so the cross-over between art and music of the ‚SWINGING LONDON OF THE SIXTIES‘ will also be present in the exhibition.

‚THIS WAS TOMORROW‘ enables visitors to experience the artistic and cultural historical significance of BRITISH POP ART with all their senses and it seems to be more relevant than ever. The questioning of gender roles and sexual taboos, the reflexion on consumerism, the risks of power politics and nuclear policy, social hierarchies – the central themes of POP ART from Great Britain continue to concern us.

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
30. Oktober 2016 bis 19. Februar 2017
Öffnungszeiten: Dienstag bis Sonntag 11 – 18 Uh
http://www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de/

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The company that will change the music business!

The company that will change the music business!

Battl Victory Records has been active in Switzerland since December 2015 and is now represented in Bavaria, Germany from November 2016 onwards. They introduce themselves here so that bands, singers and songwriters will contact you. Not only is the onlineshop, which contains not only downloads and accessories, but also own and band merchandise. These consist of clothing for both adults and young people, as well as for toddlers. Daniel Sejpka’s projects in the music sector are equally multifaceted. He wants to combine the styles of electro and rock, and to place his musicians on the charts in the world and to keep the Majorlabel’s fear. Mr. Sejpka is active not only in the pursuit of a label, but at the same time in a publishing house. On the 28th of October, he proved this by completing his diploma in the rights of the music business with bravura. Components of this training included legal assurance, GEMA calculation, tasks of the music publishers, profit determination and licensing, to name only a small extract. Furthermore, Battl Victory Records is affiliated to the Association of German Music Producers, which is regarded as an excellent seal of quality. The company will not only operate in the European area, but will also focus on the Great Pond. America, Canada as well as Australia are only a few countries which drives the record company. They are constantly on the lookout for unknown, talented musicians, who want to go through the industry both nationally and internationally. Further information is available to the interested reader on the website or in all popular social media portals.

Musikverlag und -Label

Kontakt
Battl Victory Records
Daniel Sejpka
Wieseneck 2
93351 Painten
+41764751167
d.sejpka@battl-victory-records.com
http://www.battl-victory-records.com

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ENEMY WITHIN starring Romina Di Lella

An Hollywood action thriller starring the stunning German-Italian actress Romina Di Lella and Eric Roberts

ENEMY WITHIN starring Romina Di Lella

ENEMY WITHIN: an action thriller starring Romina Di Lella and Eric Roberts

„ENEMY WITHIN“ is the second leading role starring Romina Di Lella (known for „Love Hate & Security“) in a full Hollywood production. Eric Roberts (Oscar & Golden Globe nominated) stars as Romina“s boss at a nightclub. Co-stars are William McNamara (known for „Copycat“ „Chases“), Paulo Benedetti (known for“The Bold & The Beautiful“), Damian Chapa (known for „Blood in Blood out“) and as special guest Sven Martinek (known as „Der Clown“).

The movie takes you on a journey with Di Lella“s character Concetta, a nightclub dancer, who finds herself trapped in a rubble of drugs, seduction and hate while she tries to make a new living in Los Angeles. Di Lella“s acting abilities shine through this snuff film as a sado masochistic killer is out to murder her.

This new thrilling movie is directed by Damian Chapa with whom Di Lella worked before in her first Hollywood movie „Love Hate and Security“. „Enemy Within“ was shot on stunning sets in the United States and Mexico.

„Its always an honor to work with Damian Chapa. He is a great director. Acting with Eric Roberts was a wonderful experience for me. He is very humble and very proffessional.
I feel very much rewarded playing with him and i am happy having the opportunity to work with such an great actor. It also was a great experience to work with William, Paulo, Damian, Sven, the whole cast and crew of the movie“, says Di Lella.

Di Lella“s creative passions transcend within several aspects of the film including her role as executive producer. Her talents as a trained musical singer and dancer are also well presented. Di Lella has produced, composed, recorded and sang in the soundtrack for „Enemy Within“. The movie Soundtrack “ Enemy Within “ album cd by Romina Di Lella will be soon available. More information under the presentation download.

The actress“ full devotion to her craft keeps her very busy. The Post production of the movie, finishing her new album and coming up movie projects are taking a lot of time of hers. So what does she do for relaxing?

„It might sound stupid but i like to go to the movies. Two movies per week is a must for me. Then of course my family is my biggest love and occupation. When ever i have time i stay as close to my parents at their home or their Italian restaurant in Berlin. Also wherever i go i have my little Yorkshire Terrier Romeo who brings me such happiness.“

„Enemy Within“ premieres on September 22, 2016 at the Landmark Regent in Westwood.

Romina Di Lella Website (http://www.rominadilella.com)
Movie „EW“ Website (http://enemywithin-themovie.com)
Movie Facebook Fanpage (http://www.facebook.com/Enemy.Within.Fanpage.RD.Company)

„ENEMY WITHIN“ ist Romina Di Lellas zweite Hauptrolle in einer reinen Hollywood-Produktion nach „Love Hate & Security“. An ihrer Seite spielt Eric Roberts (unter anderem nominiert für die Oscars und Golden Globe) in „ENEMY WITHIN“ Di Lellas Boss in einem Nachtclub. Nebendarsteller sind William McNamara (bekannt aus „Copycat“, „Chases“), Paulo Benedetti („The Bold & The Beautiful“), Damian Chapa („Blood in Blood out“) und als Special-Guest Sven Martinek („Der Clown“). „ENEMY WITHIN“ nimmt den Zuschauer mit auf eine Reise durch das Leben von Di Lellas Charakter Concetta, einer Nachtclub-Tänzerin, die sich in einem Sumpf aus Drogen, Verführungen und Hass wiederfindet, während sie versucht sich in Los Angeles ein neues Leben aufzubauen. Di Lellas schauspielerisches Talent kommt in diesem Action-Thriller besonders gut zur Geltung, da auch noch ein sadomasochistischer Killer versucht sie zu töten.

Firmenkontakt
R&D Company
Romina Di Lella
c/o koemmPR, Postfach 31408
10997 Berlin
+4917670353503
press@rominadilella.com
http://www.rominadilella.com

Pressekontakt
koemmPR
Sandrina Kömm-Benson
koemmPR 31408
10997 Berlin
+4917670353503
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New exhibition „Wolfsburg Unlimited. A City as World Laboratory“ from April 24, 2016 in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Whether in real life or in art-the most important thing is that changes start with ourselves, on our own doorsteps, in our immediate surroundings. For this reason the first large exhibition to be put on by director Dr. Ralf Beil named „Wolfsburg Unl

New exhibition "Wolfsburg Unlimited. A City as World Laboratory" from April 24, 2016 in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Franz Ackermann, evasion XVII (two pipelines delivering a city-build me up to knock me down), 1998 (Source: Franz Ackermann)

What is a city? What distinguishes it? What can it be? Ralf Beil has not only asked himself these questions but also posed them to a circle of selected international artists in order to explore interpretations and metamorphoses of Wolfsburg. Seven large-scale projects created especially for the exhibition reflect the city in the museum, thus making the „city as world laboratory“ tangible.

For the first time the entire museum will serve as exhibition spaces, from the entrance and foyers to the educational rooms and the Japan Garden. In Julian Rosefeldt“s total installation in the 16-meters high exhibition hall a container terminal encounters a drive-in movie theater in a scale of 1:1. John Bock has built a material field with film inserts on the architect Hans Scharoun and his Theater Wolfsburg. The photo installations by Eva Leitolf and Peter Bialobrzeski are juxtaposed with a room ensemble by Remy Markowitsch. A black and white fresco by Didier Rittener as well as a sound window by Nevin Aladag rounds off together with a carousel by Janet Cardiff und George Bures Miller this expansive and multifaceted exploration of city, work, world and museum.

„Wolfsburg Unlimited“ is concerned with sounding out this very special city“s stories and histories as well as its (im)possibilities. It will explore the distinctive axes of space and time in this corporation headquarter with adjacent housing facilities that was founded in 1938 as the „City of the KdF [Strength through Joy] Car“-from the garden city of the 1940s, the agglomerations and satellite towns of the 1960s and 1970s to the Porschestraße pedestrian zone of the 1970s and 1980s and the event city with Autostadt, outlet stores and phno Science Center since 2000.

Wolfsburg represents the realities of modernism as well as the present in a very special way. The „Capital of Volkswagen,“ headquarters of a global corporation, is an exemplary site of the latter half of the twentieth century and our own twenty-first century, especially as regards the tension between industrialization, mobilization and digitalization, between mass and individual, between local and global action.

The exhibition will be shown from April 24 – September 11, 2016.

The Participating Artists
Franz Ackermann, Nevin Aladag, Christian Andersson, Peter Bialobrzeski, John Bock, Janet Cardiff / George Bures Miller, Christo, Don Eddy, Douglas Gordon, Heinrich Heidersberger, Peter Keetman, Anselm Kiefer, Eva Leitolf, Remy Markowitsch, Marcel Odenbach, Arnold Odermatt, Nam June Paik, Antoine Pesne, Peter Roehr, Didier Rittener, Julian Rosefeldt, Werner Schroeter, Luc Tuymans, James Welling, Charles Wilp.

The Publication
The catalogue „Wolfsburg Unlimited. A City as World Laboratory,“ edited by Ralf Beil and published by Verlag Hatje Cantz, unites essays by Ralf Beil, Marcel Glaser, Manfred Grieger, Stephan Krass, Alexander Klose, Alexander Kraus, Günter Riederer et al. Interviews by Christiane Heuwinkel and Remy Markowitsch in addition to documentations of the artist projects and curated sections expand the horizon even further. And artist texts by Peter Bialobrzeski, John Bock and Eva Leitolf as well as source material by Michel Foucault, Josef Ganz, Sigfried Giedion, Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Nordhoff und Peter Sloterdijk make the publication a very different kind of compendium on the city of Wolfsburg. Hardcover, 23 x 28 cm, 352 pages, price in the museum shop: EUR 35.

Our Sponsors
The exhibition is supported by Volkswagen Financial Services AG, the city of Wolfsburg, the Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung, the Sparkasse Gifhorn-Wolfsburg and Pro Helvetia.

Press preview on Thursday, April 21, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
Opening on Saturday, April 23, 2016, 7 p.m. with party from 9 p.m.

Das Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg wurde im Jahr 1994 eröffnet und kann bereits heute auf eine einzigartige Geschichte mit einer Vielzahl maßgeblicher Ausstellungen und Veranstaltungen zurückblicken. Es ist in kurzer Zeit gelungen, das Haus regional zu verankern und gleichzeitig international Beachtung zu finden. Das Museum ist der Kunst aus Gegenwart und Moderne gewidmet und es vereint die verschiedensten Medien, angefangen von Malerei, über Skulpturen und Fotografie, Video und neue Medien bis zu Mode und Design. Das imposante, modernistische Gebäude im Zentrum der Stadt gelegen, präsentiert auf 3500 qm Ausstellungsfläche sowohl wechselnde Ausstellungen als auch Werke aus der Sammlung.

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg was opened in 1994 and can already look back at a unique history with numerous authoritative exhibitions and events. Within a brief period of time, it has been possible for the museum to position itself locally and find international recognition at the same time. The museum is dedicated to modern and contemporary art, combining diverse media ranging from painting, photography and sculpture and the new media to fashion and design. The striking modernist building located in the heart of the city presents temporary exhibitions as well as works from its own collection on 3,500 square meters.

Kontakt
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Christiane Heuwinkel
Hollerplatz 1
38440 Wolfsburg
05361266969
media@kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de
http://www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de

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The Love Awakens – Fundraising

T-shirt fundraising campaign wants to plant a flag against terror.

The Love Awakens - Fundraising

THE LOVE AWAKENS is a T-shirt fundraising campaign for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris on 11/13/2015, which were an attack on the very heart of our culture.

Two months have passed since during a concert by the US band „Eagles of Death Metal“ at the Club Bataclan in Paris, 89 people were murdered in cold blood.
A total of 130 people died that night in Paris, as well as countless being injured, and some very seriously.
It was an attack on us all, an attack aimed at the heart of our culture, an attack on our lives, one that showed that this can happen to anyone.

The situation requires our involvement.
Violence isn’t something that we can just sit out and hope will soon be over. We must join together now and make a statement against violence, and for humanity, understanding, and tolerance, in the hopes of growing as a community.
It is our hope to achieve solidarity, and a sense of humanity in the face of the fear and despair the assassination chaos wanted to to sow.
If we can sow love, then the terror has failed. „The Love Awakens“ campaign wants to plant a flag against terror.
Each of us can help and acquire a personal statement about love, freedom, and tolerance, and still serve a good purpose.

All profits are made available to the Parisian victims‘ families, thanks to Joshua Homme’s Sweet-Stuff-Foundation.

With the contributions of friendly designers, some original creations are already in the works with various motifs.

NOW, all creatives are invited to contribute by sending designs to make their own personal statement printable!

The campaign will collect orders bi-weekly, and once finished will produce and ship T-shirts within 10 days.

We believe in Love, Peace, Freedom, and Rock’n’Roll. We abhor terrorism and violence.
It is important to stand together against all kinds of violence, to protect our freedom, values, and ideals.

We are calling all ARTISTS, CULTURAL WORKERS, and MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES, to assist. You are important multipliers. Power your own designs, bring together the right people, and spread the word among all.

Campaign Site (http://www.youshirt.de/theloveawakens)

Youshirt ist ein Kickstarter für T-Shirt Fundraising Kampagnen.

Kontakt
Youshirt
Andreas Golla
Comeniusweg 11
08056 Zwickau
0049 151 58 709 707
a.golla@youshirt.de
http://www.youshirt.de

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Architecture and acoustics combined to perfection

The new cultural center of Lugano opens its doors to the public

Architecture and acoustics combined to perfection

LAC theater and concert hall, view from the stage (Source: © LAC 2015 – Picture: Studio Pagi)

The new cultural center of Lugano, the LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, and its new theater hall will be inaugurated with a very diverse and appealing series of events. Thanks to the cooperation of architect Ivano Gianola and the German acoustical consultants of Müller-BBM, architecture and acoustics are combined to perfection.

From September 12 to 27, 2015, the public can enjoy two inaugural weeks of theater, ballet, musical as well as artistic performances in the new theater. The LAC houses both the Museo d“Arte della Svizzera italiana and a new theater and concert hall. As a result of the synergy between the architect Ivano Gianola and the acoustics experts of Müller-BBM, one of the leading acoustical consulting firms worldwide, this new hall perfectly merges form, function and extraordinary acoustics.

The great variety of the inauguration events makes it possible for the audience to directly experience the qualities of the new theater which has been designed meticulously for ensuring a maximum visual as well as auditory enjoyment. The festivities will start with the theatrical performance „La Verità“ by the Compagnia Finzi Pasca, and will end with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, performed by the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana and the Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera, directed by Maestro Ashkenazy.

The close collaboration between architect Ivano Gianola and the acoustical consultants of Müller-BBM started as early as in the theater’s schematic design phase in 2002 and led to the harmonious combination of architectural elements and technical measures. The result: excellent acoustics.

„We have created a brilliant, vibrant and enveloping sound,“ says Jürgen Reinhold of Müller-BBM, responsible for the acoustical design. „The basis was formed by various elements which can be found in historical theaters: the structured wall surfaces, inspired by antique decor, help create a soft sound, and the wooden floor structure makes it possible for the audience to feel the music’s vibrations in the entire body.“ Like a musical instrument, the auditorium is entirely clad in pear wood.

The characteristics of a vanguard auditorium which can be converted from a concert hall into a theater hall, completely protected against external noise

With a volume of almost 10,000 m³, the hall seats up to 1,000 and can be converted from a concert hall for large symphonic orchestras into a theater hall for drama, opera and ballet performances – with excellent acoustics for the respective type of event. For classical music concerts, an orchestra shell is mounted on stage, and by means of acoustically effective curtains, the reverberation time can be adjusted to the most diverse requirements. For opera performances, an orchestra pit has been installed which accommodates up to 70 musicians.

Müller-BBM’s acoustical design also included all measures necessary to protect the auditorium against external noise and to ensure an unrestricted simultaneous use of all LAC rooms. For this purpose, a so-called „acoustic joint“ was installed which is a special structural measure for a complete sound insulation. „You could practically lift the auditorium out of the entire building,“ explains acoustical consultant Simone Conta from Müller-BBM who supervised the construction works. „This way, any sound transmissions – both from the theater as well as into the theater – are avoided.“

The LAC building also includes some small halls as space to experiment. They may be used for theater as well as musical productions and for performances with a small audience. Furthermore, the Agorà at the feet of the hill behind the LAC is a wonderful open air venue.

On the Müller-BBM GmbH

For its international activities the engineering company Müller-BBM is represented by more than 400 employees at 13 sites in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Müller-BBM has taken a leading role in all fields of acoustics, building physics and environmental protection.

The Müller-BBM GmbH is part of the Müller-BBM Group, a congregation of international companies offering not only engineering consultancy but also specialized technical products and software solutions. Parent company of the Müller-BBM Group is the Müller-BBM Holding AG, whose shares are exclusively held by current and former employees of the Müller-BBM Group.

Munich – Berlin – Cologne – Dresden – Frankfurt on the Main – Gelsenkirchen – Hamburg – Karlsruhe- Nuremberg – Stuttgart – Weimar – Bad Ischl (A) – Basel (CH)

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Müller-BBM GmbH
Tanja Müller
Robert-Koch-Strasse 11
82152 Planegg/Munich
+49 89 85602-254
Tanja.Mueller@mbbm.com
http://www.MuellerBBM.com

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A2A-Projet, HEY YA, his hit goes through all the galaxies

the music: electronic meets guitar. the message, sing this song all over the world and galaxies

A2A-Projet, HEY YA, his hit goes through all the galaxies

A2A-Projet feat K-Kanayo and his Summerhit 2015 HEY YA

A2A-Projet – Hey Ya, out now in Septemeber 2015 worldwide by LA-Groove (Los Angeles-California). LA-GROOVE is a successful record label.
„LA“ stands for Los Angeles and „GROOVE“ refers to a wide variety of music creations and productions ranging from electronic and dance music to hip-hop, rock, and pop music.

The man behind this label is Maxx Scuti, an Italian American music producer. He usually stays in the background, very rarely gives interviews, and prefers not to be mentioned by name at all; yet he can look back on tremendous success around the world and several famous chart hits.

A2A-PROJET is a modern music act consisting of two experienced artists known around the world who call their style of music „electronic meets guitar.“

In the United States and South America, A2A-Projet“s hit „Hey Ya“ triggered absolute hype among both DJs and the public. The song „Hey Ya“ has a message! It offers people what they always want: fun, love, peace, partying, and happiness. A2A-Projet“s „Hey Ya“ has been catapulted through the galaxies and is on its way around the universe traveling at supersonic speed.

Thanks to „Hey Ya,“ A2A-PROJET has meanwhile achieved galactic popularity as well as what many space scientists have always longed for: contact with other forms of life in outer space. They are well known throughout the entire universe, because everywhere people sing and dance to the sound of „Hey Ya.“ A galactic super hit for every club, every party, every planet.

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Adrian Zeiler
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B10 0R Birmingham
+44 121 288 1104
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Find the right font every time with Free-Fonts.com

Find the right font every time with Free-Fonts.com

Finding free opentype fonts

For quite a few years now, the font search engine (http://www.free-fonts.com) Free-Fonts.com has been the first place to turn for moderately-priced OpenType and TrueType fonts. Every day, this service scans the Web for newly released fonts that can be legally downloaded and used. Alongside each font, it also lists related classic and professional alternatives. For each commercial offering, visitors are directed to sites offering the best prices, since even font publishers are interested in acquiring new customers through occasional specials and sales.

At this moment, over 50,000 high-quality fonts are available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Likewise, Free-Fonts.com searches the Web and rates the most the most popular fonts of the day. This might include not only cursive styles, but also those suited for weddings and invitations, as well as fonts stemming from Disney movies. Barcodes, Bauhaus-style and above all, sans-serif fonts are very much in demand.

Standing behind the search engine is Neuber Software, which has been developing quality font solutions for over 20 years-as well as Germany“s first font manager, Typograf, which dates back to the Windows 3.1 days. Today, Typograf is among the leading font tools for the Windows platform. To provide the FreeFonts.com service, Neuber cooperates with firms including the major font providers such as Monotype Imaging Inc., Linotype, Bitstream Inc. and FontShop. For more information, visit www.free-fonts.com.

Firmenkontakt
Free-Fonts.com
Geoff Edwards
PF 110 525
06019 Halle City
0700-11770000
info@free-fonts.com
http://www.free-fonts.com

Pressekontakt
Free-fonts.com
Geoff Edwards
PF 110 525
06019 Halle City
0700-11770000
info@free-fonts.com
http://www.free-fonts.com