Premiere: “Turned to String” by No Age

Band members Dean Allen Spunt and Randy Randall, video director Jonn Herschend and choreographer/performer Katie Faulkner walk us through the energetic new release

A few jagged, jangling bars into No Age‘s “Turned to String” and listeners—whether they’re already fans of the LA-based guitar-and-drums duo or not—will have trouble sitting still. The song energizes and electrifies—especially as a centerpiece on their 11-track, 33-minute album from earlier this year, Goons Be Gone. For just under four minutes, “Turned to String” is a beautiful binaural bash. And it’s these sensations that …

Nils Bech: Foolish Heart (2019)

Starring Silas Henriksen of Norway’s national ballet, the official video for Norwegian singer-songwriter and performance artist Nils Bech’s “Foolish Heart (2019)” swells with instrumental warmth that dresses an intimate physical performance. The track appears on Bech’s latest album, also named Foolish Heart, out today. Its melancholic lyrics address the heartbreak Bech felt at the end of an eight-year relationship. In fact, it was the first …

Director Stefan Hunt’s Emotional Dance Short, “They Saw The Sun First”

With voice-over guidance from NYC's elderly, a poignant film about life, death, and the dances we do in-between

“I started working on this project when I noticed a lack of eldership in my life,” director Stefan Hunt says about the creation of his dance-documentary hybrid short, They Saw The Sun First. The eight-minute film—directed by Hunt, produced by Jess Lowe Chaverri, shot by Cole Graham and choreographed by Vanessa Varghese—pairs dances with recorded conversations of NYC’s elderly, an unexpectedly synchronous combination. He continues, …