Anna-Maria Hefele is an intriguing singer who does polyphonic overtones. What an interesting and beautiful mix of instruments! 

Wolf Janscha

The European Resonance Ensemble

Anna-Maria Hefele, overtone singing
Eva-Maria Rusche, harpsichord
Anna-Liisa Eller, kannel
Wolf Janscha, jew´s harp
Marco Ambrosini, nyckelharpa, jew´s harp

Video © 2014 by Thomas Radlwimmer / http://www.radlwimmer.at

100 Bass Riffs: A Brief History of Groove on Bass and Drums. 

by Chicago Music Exchange. 

This is so good. 


Dear Brain Frame family, fans and friends and fanatics,

Seven days have passed since we met in celebration of death and new life, in Thalia Hall, on our third anniversary. There never was a more brilliant funeral. The altars, the spirit team, the oracle, all served as portals for grief, joy, and keening celebration. A fitting end to Brain Frame, the beginning of, as several friends and strangers wrote in my yearbook, “a movement.”

Preparation for the end was nuts, of course. And every performer pushed so far beyond themselves, exploring new content, new media, and new collaborative partnerships. The results were incredible, an impeccable assemblage of all the different ways Brain Frame blows minds - with plenty of room for further experimentation.

Collected here are a few social-media remembrances of the show. Please take a few minutes to read about what this community has meant for the people in it. Go to Gina Wynbrandt’s blog and read about her experience with BF19 and grit. Step back and look at your own community, your own work. Brain Frame is over. It’s in your hands now. Go out, take risks, make friends, experiment together.

I’m leaving tomorrow for a month long vision quest of sorts. When I get back I hope to see a lot of cool shit going on. Send me an email if you need curatorial, communication, show-running, technical, or conceptual advice. Or whatever. See you in September,

Infinite love,

- Lyra

(Source: brainframe,tumblr.com)


I was in the front garden taking some photos to send to my mom, and I thought I’d share them here as well. It’s a beautiful day and I am so grateful to have some many beautiful things growing in my garden! 

1. The tiniest cucumber
2. Nasturtium, edible flowers
3. Pest control making the rounds
4. The beautiful flowers of the eggplant
5. Alyssum, my namesake
6. Calendula, great body care plant
7. Basil for days!
8. Neon rainbow chard
9. Edamame 
10. Brilliant beet blend

my garden, y’all! 


Now is your chance to send a message to the cartoonists you love. Now is your chance to pretend a stranger is your child. Now is your chance to put ‘throw-back-Thursday’ photos where they belong: in the pages of the Brain Frame Yearbook. Ad sales are open until JULY 1st! Get sentimental! (Or promote your business.) CLICK HERE!

Don’t take off
With a Zombie
On a barge
In the heavy rain.

—Kenneth Koch, “Aesthetics of Being in Haiti” (via uutpoetry)

(via softriver)

Proofs of my antonym projects at Spudnik Press. Letterpress is pretty awesome and I dig it.