Polymath Live @ Monto Water Rats
Music/Arts - Performance
Welcome to Polymath - an open source musical experiment. The story begins here. Where it ends is up to you.
The brainchild of Tom Walsh and Amy Nicholson, Polymath absorb our environment and reuse it to create new, unique and interesting music.
Lyrics are torn from magazines, fresh and topical but timeless, provocative and personalised - an exercise in exorcism, flitting between painful, introverted intimacy and shameless decadence. Musically, Polymath fuse the organic and mechanic - the result is a brooding, twisted mix of soaring cellos, rumbling synths and irresistible melodies. Spontaneously clashing cultures, in one moment, gentle pianos are flayed by overdriven bass as voices whisper murder - in another, scattered guitars splice driving drums and searing vocals.
But that is just the start - now Polymath needs input. Artwork, animation, video, direction, poetry, dance - ideas.
The artistic direction of Polymath is in your hands - get involved.
Send us lyrics, send us artwork, send us photography, video or chord progressions. Whatever your creative outlet - words, images, movement or sounds - we want you to feed off us, and we will feed off you. Mutual creative vampirism, if you will.
Get in touch, get involved - help shape the story, evolve with us. Enter stage right. Do not wait for the epilogue.
Thursday, 3 April 2008
Bad PR: Art House Edition
This just in from a reader in The North. This is so student-y, so pleased with its own sense of artfulness, so utterly, crushingly Rik-From-The-Young-Ones awful that it makes me want to don a Maggie Thatcher mask and start shutting down crappy polytechnics left, right and centre. By the way, if there's anyone out there who fancies a bit of an "exercise in exorcism", where "painful, introverted intimacy" meets "gentle pianos flayed by overdriven bass" then, please, get yourself some serious professional help. You'll thank me for it.