October 9th, 2012Conference
The video recording of ‘An upd
ate with Simon Reynolds @ Incubate 2012′is now available on Vimeo. Simon Reynolds kicked off Incubate’s DIY Conference with a keynote speech on the context and background of Do It Yourself in pop culture.
Simon Reynolds is a British music critic currently living in Los Angeles. He is author of the books Rip It Up and Start Again: Post Punk 1978-1984 and Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture. In 2011, Reynolds published the much-discussed book Retromania, about pop culture’s addiction to its own past. As a freelance journalist since
the late Eighties he has contributed to magazines such as The New York Times, Spin, The Guardian, The Wire, Mojo, Slate, and Frieze. He also maintains a number of blogs centered around his primary online outlet, Blissblog.
Please take note: the first minutes of the speech have been removed due to poor sound quality. Also, this conference wasn’t broadcasted on our live stream, so this’ll
be the first time you can watch it if you weren’t there.
An update with Simon Reynolds was recorded by Victor-Zorro at NWE Vorst, Tilburg.Tags: an update with, diy conference, incu12, incubate, incubate 2012, simon reynolds
August 28th, 2012Conference
The Incubate DIY Conference 2012 will take place on Friday September 14 & 15 at De NWE Vorst in Tilburg. Besides providing a lot of kicks during the festival, Incubate also offers contemplation with our DIY Conference. Speakers include Simon Reynolds (Retromania), Mark Fisher (Capitalist Realism), Robert Levine (Free Ride), Chris Jones (The Guerilla Filmmakers Guide) and Damo Suzuki (ex-Can).
The time schedule for these two days is available now and downloadable below as pdf. A more expansive explanation of the different talks, panels, masterclasses and presentations can be found here. if you want to be sure to get in du
ring the conference, we would advise you to buy a ticket in pre-sale. Tickets are available on this page. We want the event to be accessible for everyone. That’s why we chose to
make use of the Pay What You Want-pricing mechanism. This way, our visitors have the control to determine the value of the conference and
the discussion involved.
Download the full time schedule for the Incubate DIY Conference here. See you in September!zp8497586rqTags: conference, damo suzuki, diy, incubate, mark fisher, pay what you want, robert levine, simon reynolds, timeschedule
May 7th, 2012Conference
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for a profile in The Guardian with another heavyweight in music journalism: Greil Marcus, or, as Reynolds writes: widely considered the greatest living rock writer. Marcus wrote such classics as Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music, Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century and Dead Elvis: A Chronicle of a Cultural Obsession.
The lengthy talk, Reynolds talked to Marcus during the course an entire afternoon about his entire career, has now been made available as a transcript on The Los Angeles Review of Books. Greil talks about his childhood
and his father, about how & when he started as a music writer and that his wife has 'an absolute bullshit detector'. An interesting part about his book Mystery Train: “[The book] grew out of my dropping out of graduate school in 1973 and realizing that I wasn't going to write my dissertation and deciding, “Well, I'll write a book about rock 'n' roll.” I wrote a book proposal and it wasn't a whole lot more than “I will answer all your questions about rock 'n' roll.” It was totally incoherent! But at the end of the book proposal it said that — after I had gone all over the map, and got totally lost probably — there would be a chapter consisting of five- to ten-page essays on a few performers, as a demonstration of how you could write in depth about specific performers. And of course that became the whole book, once I got the rest of the garbage out of my system. Mystery Train is a group of essays on a few performers who seemed to me linked, to be struggling with the same kind of storytelling challenge.”
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The Incubate DIY Conference 2012 will take place on Friday September 14 at De NWE Vorst in Tilburg. Besides providing a lot of kicks during the festival, Incubate also offers contemplation with our DIY Conference. Do It Yourself mentality, ethics and esthetics will be discussed as well as the value of culture within our current society and other topics surrounding this. Like the festival, the conference is multidisciplinary. Here are the first confirmations:
Keynote: Simon Reynolds on DIY in pop culture
Simon Reynolds is a music critic and author of Rip It Up and Start Again: Post Punk 1978-1984 and Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture . In 2011, he published the much-discussed book Retromania, about pop culture’s addiction to its own past. He has contributed to magazines such
as The New York Times, The Guardian, The Wire and Mojo. Reynolds will kick off the DIY Conference with a keynote on the context and background of Do It Yourself in pop culture. He will not look at the origins in history alone, but also to the present and beyond.
The Guerilla Filmmakers Guide with Chris Jones
Chris Jones is a British filmmaker and co-author of The Guerilla Filmmakers Handbook, a bestselling low-budget filmmaker bible. The book present different case studies of international low-budget successes like The Blair Witch Project, Shaun of the Dead and Saw. Chris Jones recently directed the Oscars shortlisted film Gone Fishing. At the DIY Conference, he will give an outline for DIY and Guerilla filmmaking. He’ll share tips, best practices as well as inspiring examples from the book.