Simon Stålenhag directed a music video for Duvchi

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/11/19/simon-stalenhag-directed-a-music-video-for-duvchi.html

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I was curious what “störd” on the side of the piano means; apparently it’s “disturbed”.

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Lovely fishy things!

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I love that the music was represented on his sheet music with a very unusual system. Made me think for the first time if there are different ways to represent music via sheet music - different systems. There must be, from a historical aspect before everyone adopted the Western method. If not, at least from an experimental aspect where someone tried to do it a different way for their Thesis or Dissertation or something. And if not that - then someone should.

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I thought the tone of Tales was very close to Stalenhag’s art.

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I’ve particularly always like looking at Anthony Braxton’s scores: https://tricentricfoundation.org/scores

I’d also argue that the DAW piano roll is becoming the most dominant form of musical notation, displacing western sheet music.

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Looked like a combination of Devonian armored and lobe-finned fish, with the biggun possibly a Dunkleosteus.

Although they snuck in a slightly later amphibian at 2:10. Maybe a Pederpes or Eryops…

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“Störd” literally means “disturbed,” yes, but as a slang word in 70’s Sweden its meaning was more base and crude.

“E du störd, eller?” loosely translates as “Are you retarded?”

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There is so much going on with this music video that I really dig, heheh! I love anachronistic science fiction design, and this really takes it to the extreme, considering the intelligent musical AI playing for ancient aquatic biological lifeforms. With street art. Yes!

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