On February 19th, 2012, after record low temperatures and crippling levels of snowfall, the weather in Belgrade returned to yearly averages causing massive destruction to riverside property as the ice on the frozen Danube began to melt and sweep away
ACTA – the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement – is an international agreement that aims to establish multinational standards on intellectual property rights enforcement. The title of the treaty suggests the agreement deals with counterfeit goods, such as medicines and luxury goods.
H.R.3261 “Stop Online Piracy Act” and S.968 “PROTECT IP”, could radically change the landscape of the Internet. These bills provide overly broad mechanisms for enforcement of copyright which would restrict innovation and threaten the existence of websites with user-submitted content,
What: Just Do It! Where: En-Sof, Tokyo When: 2011-12-17 SATURDAY Who: DJ Wada, Shane Berry Live, Minoda, Masa, Sports Koide My very last live show as a Tokyo/Japan resident.
Shane Berry DJ Set 002 (Studio Mix Series) by Shane Berry on Mixcloud Playlist 001 Highgrade Disharmonic Orchestra – Multilayer 002 Sian – Cleopatra 003 Shane Berry – Bed2 004 Layo and Bushwacka – Now is the Time (Todd Emerson
H229 is a Techno collaboration between Xavier Morel (Juno Reactor/T&F) and I. The Rust EP is our second release – it came out on Machine in December 2011.
H229 is a techno collaboration between Xavier Morel (Juno Reactor/T&F) and I. The Haunebu EP is our first release – it came out on Nachstrom Schallplatten in November 2011 and features remixes by techno heavyweights Mike Parker, Baas Mooy and
Shane Berry DJ Set 001 (Studio Mix Series) by Shane Berry on Mixcloud Playlist 001 Kanding Ray – Mirrors 002 Tommy Four Seven – Bauhaus Mallet Mix 003 Trentemoller – Even Though You Are With Another Girl (Kollektiv Turmstrasse Remix)
An incredible time-lapse video of Spanish artist Dei Gaztelumendi working from start to finish on a post-apocalyptic illustration for a magazine cover. The level of detail he goes into, far beyond where most people would have hung up their proverbial
What: Vibes against Vibes Release Party Where: Club Metro Kyoto When: 2011-11-24 THURSDAY Who: Kihira Naoki, Shane Berry, Baiyon, DiE / Noguci
Short clip of Shane Berry Live at Rockwest November 12 2009
Jame Clar`s video for my remix of Three Channel’s “Kinda Hectic” Track on Trapez.
NO LONGER ONLINE Listen here: Project: Red Bull Art of Motion Client: Red Bull/UltraSuperNew (USN) Role: Composition/Recording/Arrangement/Sound Design Synopsis: A web based advertising campaign for the Red Bull Art of Motion Event scored to edit. In the sound brief I
I recently had the opportunity to ride around Tokyo filming with a GoPro Hero HD helmet camera. I was in Yoyogi Park experimenting with it when I saw a BMXer freestyling near the Harajuku gate and I thought it would
Web Trends Map 4 Project from shane berry on Vimeo. Project: iA Webtrends Map 4 Client: Information Architects (iA) Role: Composition/Recording/Arrangement/Sound Design Synopsis: The web teaser I did for iA (Information Architects) Web Trends Map 4. In the sound brief
Google: Making It Easy For Your Customers from shane berry on Vimeo. Project: Google: Making It Easy For Your Customers Client: Google/Ultra Super New Role: Sound Design/Music Score Synopsis: The sound brief was to create a sound bed that appealed
Google: Extend Your Reach from shane berry on Vimeo. Project: Google Extend Your Reach Web Campaign Client: Google/Ultra Super New Role: Sound Design/Music Score Synopsis: The sound brief was to create a sound bed that appealed to a smart kid
Anonymous fan ripped a track called Tribulation from one of my live sets and made this video with it, cool!
Fuji TV Anti Piracy Ad Campaign from shane berry on Vimeo. Project: Fuji TV Anti Piracy Ad Campaign Client: Ultra Super New/Fuji TV Role: Sound Design/Score/Music Synopsis: Short sound design project for Fuji TV CM animation. The sound brief was
Project: Photoholic Web Video Client: Fleg International/Photoholic Role: Music Score/Sound Design Synopsis: The sound brief was to make a cool and sophisticated dance track with an urban relevance that could be looped endlessly without becoming annoying. The video loops twice
Project: Jin – Pompidou Exhibition Project Client: Jin/Centre Pompidou Role Music/Arrangement/Score/Sound Design Synopsis: This is a sound piece I engineered and scored for the artists Jin in 2005. The sounds and ideas for the score were conceptualized and sourced by
Project: Limlee – Autumn Score Client: Limlee – Hidetaka Lee Fukuzaki (Fashion) Role:Music Score/Arrangement/Recording/Supervision Synopsis: Preliminary music I scored and arranged for fashion designer Hidetaka Lee Fukuzaki when he was working under the name Limlee. The initial sound brief was
Limlee – Summer Score from shane berry on Vimeo. Project: Limlee – Summer Score (Asian Belle) Client: Limlee – Hidetaka Lee Fukuzaki (Fashion) Role: Music Score/Arrangement/Recording/Supervision Synopsis: This is the second and final piece I scored for fashion artist Hidetaka
I’ll be DJing one of my last shows in Japan at the J-Pop Cafe in Shibuya for the BrainBusters Monsters Ball 2011 on Saturday October 29th. It’s a fancy dress so come suitably attired. Joining me on the roster is
Vibes against Vibes vol. 1 & 2 is a benefit compilation for the Great East Japan Earthquake. A wide range of great artists from 11 countries have donated 20 tracks exclusively for this album. The full proceeds will be donated
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A stark glimpse into a post nuclear Tokyo that is more real now than ever.
The Aokigahara Jukai is is pure virgin forest estimated to be a little over 1000 years old. It lies on the western slopes of Fuji in the only area not covered with ash and lava in her last known eruption
This my first true glimpse of the forest, and I can already tell it’s not a normal place. It’s too quiet, predator quiet, like a cat creeping up on an unguarded nest.
Julian Treasure is a sound expert who has some very solid ideas about the role of sound in society. He is a huge advocate for its conscious use in architectural environments and its healing possibilities.
Vihart makes incredibly entertaining and informative videos about the magic and beauty of mathematics. In this video she eloquently explains the intrinsic relationship between sound and mathematics, plus a whole lot more.
I don’t drink, which has confused the situation somewhat because I am sitting in a bar listening to a blathering drunk go on about his damaged hand, the hard times and how it could have been. I am not getting
The inimitable Mr Watts strikes again. Surreal, sublime and funny.
You know when, after many years of knowing someone, you find out that they can do an amazing array of card tricks or juggle chainsaws while singing Bohemian Rhapsody? That’s how I feel about OSX right now after watching this
These days countless controller apps and hardware controller devices promise emancipation from the dreaded computer interface. DJs and live performers have fallen head over heels over the concept that touching the computer somehow lessens an onstage appearance and the act
Brian Eno Lecture Moscow 2011.
Trial & Error Tracklist: 1) Trial & Error2) For the time being3) Whenever it happens Release date: 2011-07-01 Label: Greta Cottage Workshop Catalog:GCW024 Buy: Beatport Description Shane Berry brings it to the Cottage once more, in his own beautiful &
Greta Cottage Workshop Release Date: 1st July 2011 (Send me an e-mail to join promo mailing list.) GCW024 – Shane Berry – Trial & Error E.P Tracklist For the time being Trial & Error Whenever it Happens Description SB brings
Bobby Fischer plays Donald Byrn at the tender age of 13 and wins with one of the most legendary sacrifices in chess history.
The blank canvas is both a literal and figurative starting point of creation in any medium. Some stand before it with a clear vision in their minds ready for it to be actualized in an external place with clarity and
Some thoughts on seriously engaging with art – Part 2 – Or Whose Party Is This Anyway?
Some thoughts on seriously engaging with art – Part 1 – Or Why a Child Couldn’t Paint That.
I am very happy to announce the 10 year anniversary of Trapez LTD. They are celebrating the event with a two part compilation of brand new remixes of songs from their catalogue and I contributed by remixing Marcus Sur’s release
Eli Pariser shows the detriments of what he calls the “filter bubble” – behind the scenes algorithmic editing of the web by companies like Google and Facebook that slowly filter out what we DON’T click on in favour of what
Self proclaimed propeller head Ethan Winer explodes some audio myths and pokes a rational finger at $20 000 power cables. Joining him (all too briefly) are Poppy Crum a neuroscientist at Johns Hopkins who conducts research on neural circuits in
Edgar Choueiri, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University, has developed a way to play true three-dimensional sound recordings over regular loudspeakers, such as those found in televisions and computer laptops.
Sheldon Allman was a genius. His masterpiece, Folk Songs for the 21st Century, recorded in 1960, is one of the greatest albums of all time – ever – in the universe.
Central Tokyo is a notoriously unfriendly place for busking. It’s illegal in subway stations and train stations and anywhere else a single complaint from the public about the noise will bring the cops around in a downbeat.
First things first. There are always a number of people who have invested a lot of time and energy into obsoleting skills and technology and they often bemoan those who learn and make use of the new tools that displace
Tokyo still feels strange three weeks after the massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami that devastated North Eastern Japan and seriously crippled the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima. Although there are massive energy shortages in both fuel and electricity around
I went out for a ride after dark (around 21:00) to see what Tokyo looks like when it is making an effort to conserve energy. I have never seen or heard Shinjuku and Shibuya so dark and quiet at this
Being back in Tokyo after spending a week in Osaka is great but things are a little off kilter to say the least. With concerns mounting over radiation in the water supply, a lack of frequent or informative news on
Once again Liine place themselves at the front of the pack with their latest offering – Kapture Pad – for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
Click on images to enlarge them. Radiation Measurements in Japan as of 20th March 2011. src: Ministry of Education, Sports, Culture, Science. Comparative radiation doses (External.) via xkcd
The nuclear crisis at the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima, 250 km from Tokyo, has been getting a lot of attention in the media lately but fears expressed for dangerous levels of radiation reaching areas further than 30km from
As Japan makes incredible efforts to keep spirits up and get back to work I feel inspired to do the same so I will continue, within my limited capacity, stuck here in a hotel far from home and studio, to
Ume Blossoms precede the burst of Cherry blossoms (Sakura) that start late March early April every year in Japan.
Long lines of cars waiting to fill up were almost everywhere but not a single honking horn or road side tantrum. At first I thought these were cars parked on the side of the street until I realized they were
“Central Tokyo” is generally considered to be the area inside and immediately surrounding the Yamanote train line which makes a 34.5 km loop inside Tokyo. It connects all the main transport hubs in Tokyo with one another and it’s identifying
I went for a ride yesterday to see how Tokyo is doing three days after megaquake and took some photos. The first pictures are of the area west of Shinjuku Station. The large electronics retail chain “Yodabashi Camera” has several
I went out today (2011/03/12) to re-up supplies and this is what I saw at the local supermarket about 10 minutes from Shinagawa Station. It’s a stark contrast to the supermarket in the station itself which was fully stocked and
A very big thank you to everyone who sent me messages and expressions of concern via Facebook and e-mail. I am fine and at home in Shinagawa a full day after experiencing quite a large earthquake in my studio in
Part 2 of 4 – The Forest takes Root. As we sit in the fading afternoon light eating a late lunch at the Solar Café, I get to thinking about the first time my curiosity was set adrift in the
Part 1 of 4 – Getting there. Sometimes, I’m about as spontaneous as a tranquilized elephant chained to a rock, so when I get a call out of the blue from my good friend, photographer and artist Levi Rinker, to
Kevin Saunderson made a post recently on his website calling out a pair of Italian producers for lifting, wholesale, a loop from an iconic track of his and apparently making a name for themselves off the back of his original
A live set I recorded in Chichibu 2009 will be aired on Greta Cottage Workshop Radio on Soundart Radio 102.5FM on Saturday February 19 at 22:00 GMT. To access the show visit their website, click on “Listen” and download the
A world-first in controllers, Cliip allows you to create and edit MIDI clips with your fingertips using an elegant touch-enabled piano roll.
My good friend and music collaborator, Kyoto based artist and musician, Baiyon contributed significantly to the music of LittleBigPlanet2. Baiyon’s role is best described in this excerpt from a post on mediamolecule.com about the music in LBP2.
I am happy to hear from Kassey Voorn and Low Battery Recordings that my remix of Jeff Bennet’s track Gimzology made it into Beatport’s Weekly Top 10. The release is getting some great feedback from many top DJs and producers.
DJ And Producer Kassey Voorn has been a solid supporter of my work on Greta Cottage Workshop and Dirty Works. He has also been a great source of inspiration to me for the last few years so I was thrilled
I figured the best way to start blogging this year would be to share a video of someone masterfully ironing a men’s dress shirt. No tricks, no advanced technology; just focus, dedication and style.
Way before there was YouTube (no really) iFilm (now defunct and absorbed into spike.tv) was the place to watch clips and video online and it has been years since I have been able to find this animation, which ranks amongst
Here is a short round up of what I have been up to the last few weeks and as soon as I have a block of time to write some more articles and reviews I’ll get down to it.
The party is not going so well. Something is off. The crowd is edgy, some people are dancing, sporadically, but most everyone is milling around the bar and the promoter is looking stressed. The DJ is playing some good tunes,
The Korg MS-20 is one of my favourite analog synths of all time. I have the Korg Legacy Bundle with the (now discontinued) 3/4 sized USB Contoller modelled after the original and it is always within reach.
Using mistakes as a source of inspiration can open up a world of possibilities that our tools of correction often negate.
Any given weekend in Tokyo is soaked to the gills in techno events but once you step outside the greater downtown areas of Shibuya. Nakameguro and Daikanyama (a stones throw apart from each other) there really isn’t much happening techno
There are a plethora of music making machines and software programs out on the market these days, many snake oils and, myriad merchants of miracle mojo peddling them too.
My good friend, fellow producer and DJ and Yogacharya, Nik Sliwerski aka Muthafunka fell off his bicycle recently and hit his head really, really hard on the ground. He is in hospital with concussion and a fractured skull (which thankfully
Aldous Huxley’s works are profound and life altering, and he has left a powerful mark on modern culture and thought. Here is a half our interview with him speaking to Mike Wallace.
minimal mosaic – shane berry mixes mosaic records A few years back I used to work at Tokyo’s only alternative cable radio station called radio:on where we recorded hour long shows on to Mini Discs – remember those? Well, after
I’m very happy to have been involved in another collaboration with Information Architects (iA). This time around iA founder Oliver Reichenstein approached me to design some sound to enhance user experience on one of his new projects; a word processor
My latest release on Greta Cottage Workshop has been getting a lot of support from Sasha and this has been generating some great feedback for me. Here is a clip of him opening a four hour set with my track
The touchAble iPad app is ¥2000 (introductory price) and the app that runs on the host computer is a free download from their website.
The TouchOSC iPad app is ¥600 and the Livecontrol app that runs on the host computer is a free download, as are the Livecontrol templates.
Download the trial version for free but up until you buy the license via PayPal for around ¥3000 it runs for 30 minutes at a time before it locks up and then you have to reload it to start afresh
Griid is an advanced clip grid interface which allows you to control Ableton Live (running on your desktop or laptop) from your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.
TITLE: How to use a Turntable E.P TRACKLIST: 1) Plugitin 2) Putitin 3) Pullitout RELEASE DATE: 2010-08-20 LABEL: Greta Cottage Workshop CATALOG: GCW015
As part of promotion for the upcoming Summer Sounds Volume 2 I will be performing an exclusive live set via the Internet from Sangenchaya TV on Thursday evening the 19th of August at 21:00 Japan Time. (12:00 GMT). I am
How to use a Turntable E.P Tracklist 1) Plugitin 2) Putiton 3) Pullitout Release Date: 20th August 2010 Label: Greta Cottage Workshop Catalog: GCW015 Listen and Buy Beatport Description Fresh from remix duty for the Little White Earbuds Download of
For all you old codgers and day trawlers out there who constantly complain that my live performances are always on too late and use the fact as an excuse to never make it out to my shows, pick up your
The annual Just Do It! outdoor techno festival (now called Just) took place this past weekend and as usual it was absolutely fantastic. There is nothing finer than being up in the mountains of Saitama, on the river, deep in
The true techno spirit lives on in the mountains of Chichibu this coming weekend the 17th – 18th of July. I am thrilled to be playing at the “Just Do It!” outdoor festival again this year and it’s my absolute
Amazing time-lapsed animated graffiti/street art by Blu.
George Carlin played with words like Zeus played with thunderbolts. In this video he asserts that the planet Earth will do just fine without us humans and our overblown sense of self importance.
There exists, right now, as you read this, a genuine, unexplored jungle island in the Bay of Bengal inhabited by a pre-neolithic people who have had no formative contact with the outside world in 15.000 years. They kill anyone who
The remix I did for Aural Imbalance’s wicked track, “Think Tank” (which I dubbed “Thought Tanked”) is up for exclusive download from Little White Earbuds. Link Here The audio has since been taken down, but the article remains online. “Where