June 27, 2005

Go Yankees!

Originally uploaded by scisar.

Yesterday night I went to see a Yankees vs. Mets game in the Bronx. It was very entertaining and the Yanks won in the last Inning and with the last Batter Giambia. It was really fun, and I think I got at at least the basics of the game. The stadium was filled with roughly 55'000 people, very exiting.

June 24, 2005

Big Sur

Originally uploaded by scisar.

Xefirotarch's MoMA/P.S.1 Pavillion for the courtyard, currently under construction - until this weekend.
More pictures here.

June 22, 2005

PS.1's warm up 2005 and Xefirotarch

Everyone who is familiar with the Term PS.1, knows what awaits us in Queens very summer. For all others here a small explanation:
The PS.1 an Art Museum with contemporary collection of young and aspireing artis of the New York area, is loosly affiliated with the MOMA, hence the additional name 'MOMA Queens'. Every Spring there is an architectural competition issued, with invited architects only - of course - to design a pavillion for the summer events in the museums courtyard.
These pavillions attract always a quite fair amount of young people, but maybe it's also because of those summer events, that are called 'warm up'.
The pavillion for this years' warm-up, was designed by Hernan Diaz-Alonso, nd his office Xefirotarch. Hernan used to work for Peter Eisenman, and therefore is visits the office from time to time.
Yesterday I was in Queens to take a look at the construction of his pavillion structure, which has a very special form, or shape and was manly created using MAYA, at least I suppose so. we had a little chat with Hernan, and he thinks the structure comes quite near to the renderings and they are on schedule, because the have to finish construction this sunday, for the private party next week. The first public event, or rave with dj's will kick off the warm up 2005, on July 2.
I'll post the images later this afternoon on my flickr page.

Here some additional reading of Hernan's project:
1 LA Times
2 Metropolis Interview

June 16, 2005

I'm sane but overwhelmed

The concert tonight was just great. First Jason Mraz rocked away with his barebone acoustic setup, constisting of a guitar and bongos. The songs are very good crafted and the lyrics are stunning. Now every geek can claim a song his/her own.
About an hour later, Alanis came and she was just amazing. Maybe a slice calmer than she used to be, but her voice hasn't lost any intensity and easily fills the radio city. After only two songs the audience was singing along with full strength. Thankfully she didn't only play from her debut "jagged little pill", it was more sort a "best of" all her albums. The audience cheered accordingly.
This was the beginning of her tour and I'm glad that I was able to experience it, along with a crowd of 6000.
Rock on!

June 15, 2005

Louis "band-aid" Hall

hello Switzerland, today I'd like to introduce you all to Louis Hall. He is a friend of mine and we work at the same office (EA). Apart of being a student of Architecture, an unpaid intern he also is a musician, a singer songwriter I might say. Infact a fairly good one. About two weeks ago, I was at his first feature appearance in a music bar in the Lower East Side. His genre would be folk, rock and despite being maybe a little bit sceptic before, I was blown away afterwards. Absolutely great songs, Bravo! I'm still waiting to get the record of that show, so if anyone knows someone of a Label or the big five, let him know. In the meantime check out his three songs at that link above.
Peace out.

jagged little pill acoustic, second take

More or less to the day, ten years ago Alanis Morissette released her Album Jagged little Pill. For this reason she starts an acoustic tour with the songs from that album, starting tomorrow in the Radio City Music Hall. I managed to get a ticket for this concert so I'm very excited and really looking forward to it. Jason Mraz, who got a awesome critique in the NZZ am Sonntag, will serve as opener!
Pictures will follow.
So far

June 07, 2005

famous ppl

Well yesterday was interesting, when I arrived at the office, guess who was there...Bruce Mau! Ain't that cool?
However, while chatting with friends on the way home, just at 6th Ave, Gabriel Byrne walked by.
So far.