Sounds from a Room
March 30, 2012 9:59 AM   Subscribe

Sounds from a Room is a series of live music performances streamed once a month from A Room for London, a boat installed on a London rooftop. posted by OverlappingElvis (7 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
A Room for London is also the focus of A Ship Adrift, an art installation that takes data from a wind speed indicator mounted on the boat, and uses that to plot a virtual sailing course around the world.

A Room for London is currently in Uzbekistan.
posted by zamboni at 10:26 AM on March 30, 2012

Related: Songs From a Shed. With a lot more sessions! Don't miss Steve Harley's original version of Make Me Smile.
posted by unSane at 1:32 PM on March 30, 2012

Huh. I walked right past this thing the other day and thought it was just an uninteresting art installation. Turns it it's much cooler than that. I love this town.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 2:54 PM on March 30, 2012

Laurie Anderson is not upcoming. She happened last weekend. I watched it live. It was more rambling, less focussed, and kind of disappointing, but it was awesome to see it live.

I can't find the link for where to watch it online still, but I think it expires tomorrow anyway. If I do find it, I'll post it, but it seems to have vanished, so maybe it's gone already.
posted by hippybear at 6:04 PM on March 30, 2012

Ah, here it is. The Laurie Anderson video of last weekend's livestream.
posted by hippybear at 6:13 PM on March 30, 2012 [1 favorite]

This reminds me of Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai. In that movie the protagonist sees a man building a boat on a rooftop. Am ice cream truck driving French speaking Jamaican man takes Forest Whitaker's character to the top of a building to show him the boat in progress. He's going on about how it's the craziest thing he's ever seen in French. Whitaker can't understand a word he's saying, but they still communicate.

It's a strange film, but I loved it.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:39 PM on March 30, 2012

It's a strange film, but I loved it.

It's a Jim Jarmush movie. That pretty much describes them all.
posted by hippybear at 9:17 PM on March 30, 2012

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