Category Archives: Culture

Ben Hauke live at Wonky Peggy

Ben Hauke did a live set at Wonky Peggy in Cambridge, UK recently.

Here is a short film montage of him in action – the best bit is at about 2m11 when you can really see and hear how he’s controlling the sounds.

The footage was filmed by Callum. This is his latest EP…

…although my favourite is this album.

Find out more about Ben Hauke and his music here.

Garnets – Dance of the Chloroplasts

Garnets – Dance of the Chloroplasts from The Blind Club on Vimeo.

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival 2012

Every year, the chilly city of Harbin in the Heilongjiang Province in Northeast China hosts an ice and snow festival – in the grounds of a city built from ice. The whole city and the exhibits are sculpted from stacks of giant ice blocks. Covering 600 000 square metres, a staggering 180 cubic metres of ice are needed to create the cityscape. In addition, 600 000 cubic metres of snow are needed – especially as this has been an unusually warm winter. Typical winter temperatures in Harbin hit -17 degrees celcius, but this year has been a bit warmer with temperatures approaching 0 degrees on some days.

Check out this film about the festival: