Kutiman Mixes Jerusalem
June 17, 2011 8:23 AM   Subscribe

"In this piece I didn't browse YouTube, I actually wandered around Jerusalem, met with musicians and filmed them." New music/video from Kutiman - Thru Jerusalem.
posted by pashdown (14 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

 
I just find his work impossibly moving.
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:49 AM on June 17, 2011


The man is incredible.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 9:09 AM on June 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Am I boring and missing the point if I say that I wish this talent was directed towards a less gimmicky production goal than video sample compositions...?
posted by rowancluster at 9:19 AM on June 17, 2011


I would use Kutiman's music to convince aliens to not destroy our planet.

rowancluster: Look up "Kutiman Orchestra".
posted by ardgedee at 9:23 AM on June 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I like sample compositions, and I like hearing new works from samples of other works; I think it is an artistic constraint which demands creativity, and I think it is a gimmick which has lasted decades and will never disappear!
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 9:36 AM on June 17, 2011


Am I boring and missing the point if I say that I wish this talent was directed towards a less gimmicky production goal than video sample compositions...?

I'm going to answer yes.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:50 AM on June 17, 2011


Be sure to go to Youtube and follow the links to video and audio of the musicians he recorded and sampled. I'm three links in and listening to Marsh Dondurma now. So far it's all pretty awesome.
posted by nangar at 9:56 AM on June 17, 2011


Kutiman has also done work for
Sears!
posted by higginba at 10:03 AM on June 17, 2011


Am I boring and missing the point if I say that I wish this talent was directed towards a less gimmicky production goal

That's probably a bit harsh. Let's just say you're "wrong" and go back to watching this guy create something truly new which is truly good, even in the terms of older formats.
posted by freebird at 10:09 AM on June 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


thanks pashdown
posted by contrarian at 10:56 AM on June 17, 2011


Gorgeous, sharing this wherever I can. I don't believe in God as I was taught about the concept, but I believe there is a kind of cosmic music that exists outside of us and we tap into whenever we play music or create something like this.
posted by Ruby Stevens at 12:09 PM on June 17, 2011


kick ass! That was lovely
posted by cman at 1:27 PM on June 17, 2011


Beautifully shot for the most part, too. Thanks a bunch, I love Kutiman; bought his album after I saw Thru You on here.
posted by smoke at 7:36 PM on June 17, 2011


I love the part near the beginning when the Muslim call for prayer lines up with the tuba. That was awesome.
posted by Corduroy at 9:14 PM on June 17, 2011


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