Canadian composer/singer Lydia Ainsworth attended McGill University in Montreal and New York University, where she finished graduate school in 2012. At McGill, she once composed a Philip Glass-inspired score for a 50-piece orchestra; at NYU, she studied with Joan La Barbara, a pioneer of extended vocal technique who sung for John Cage, Steve Reich, and Judy Chicago. It was La Barbara who encouraged Ainsworth to sing on the film scores she was making, which she did for the first time in 2011. Over the past three years she has been secretly writing and recording songs from bedrooms and basements between Toronto and Brooklyn. What began as pass-time sketches between composing music for film and multimedia projects has over time revealed an enchanting collection of experimental pop songs which gave life to her recent debut album Right From Real.
Just signed to Division in Paris, artist Valentine Reinhardt has made a wonderful debut video for Sebastien Tellier’s Love. The artist painted the cover to Tellier’s most recent album L’Aventura, and now she’s hand-painted over forty scenes with acrylic paint on paper, with her tropical, almost Rousseau-style visuals being animated, which colour the track wondrously. Watch it below!
“Living With” is the new project by Italian design brand Discipline telling the story of inspiring individuals and their incredible lives, through the eyes of Paul Barbera, renowned interiors photographer. Take a look at the third episode featuring Ana Kraš and Devendra Banhart.