A Mixed Playlist Inspired By: Birthe Piontek

A Mixed Playlist Inspired By: Birthe Piontek

Hello May, so glad to see you! And we’re equally glad that photographer Birthe Piontek is our Featured Artist this month. ”The first lyric heard on May’s Featured Artist playlist speaks of knowing and loving someone in tandem, one leading effortlessly into the other. {This] lovely sentiment could very easily be applied to the work of photographer Birthe Piontek. To know her photographs is to love them.”

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Ora Cogan on Crickets, collaboration, and experimentation

Ora Cogan on Crickets, collaboration, and experimentation

Crickets was me feeling through the tumultuous times we’re living in. The whole time I was writing, it was like I was casting a spell to not be fucked with. Feeling through deeply painful topics like gaslighting, resource extraction, depression, environmental and social injustices and then building up the sound so that it felt like a vindicating and empowering space.

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A Mixed Playlist Inspired By: Lauren Ray

A Mixed Playlist Inspired By: Lauren Ray

Curating and writing this month’s Featured Artist playlist is guest Ana Rivera, dear friend of photographer Lauren Ray and long-time collaborator behind the DJ booth (the two currently have a regular show on No Fun Radio, called Sound Vacation). Ana rightfully points to the nostalgia and everyday romance present in Lauren’s work, and has put together a selection of songs to match. ”To me, her photographs often evoke a sense of adventure, with a mixture of playfulness and nostalgia—full of colourful moods.” Enjoy!

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