From today’s featured article
Everywhere at the End of Time
is the eleventh recording by the Caretaker, an alias of English electronic musician Leyland Kirby
(pictured). Released between 2016 and 2019, its six studio albums use gradually degrading sampled loops of ballroom music to portray the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The albums were inspired by the success of Kirby’s
An Empty Bliss Beyond This World
(2011); they reflect the patient’s disorder and death, their feelings, and the phenomenon of terminal lucidity. At first, concerned that the series would seem pretentious, Kirby thought of not creating
at all; he spent more time producing it than any of his other releases. He used abstract paintings by his friend Ivan Seal as album covers and made music videos with anonymous visual artist Weirdcore. The series received increasing acclaim as it progressed, and is considered one of the best music releases of the 2010s. It was later popularised on TikTok and became an Internet meme. (Full article…)
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- Battle of Vrbanja Bridge
- Seagram Building
Did you know …
- … that the
Kyiv Symphony Orchestra
brought music by three Ukrainian composers to concert halls in Poland and Germany in April 2022, including the Berlin Philharmonie and the Kurhaus Wiesbaden
- … that Zimbabwean cricketer
became the first woman to score a century on her Women’s One Day International debut while also captaining her team?
- … that due to
U.S. support for Saudi-led operations in Yemen, both Saudi Arabia and the United States may be held responsible for war crimes?
- … that
has worked as a judge in three countries?
- … that the stock hard drive of IBM’s
Personal System/2 Model 30
was twice as slow as its predecessor?
- … that
C. N. H. Lock
was a British aerodynamicist, after whom the Lock number is named?
- … that the newly named
honors the describer’s mentor, Vicki Funk, and the plant’s funky appearance?
- … that the staff of
a Georgia TV station
thought they were “really something” for shooting the moon?
In the news
- An Indian court sentences Kashmiri separatist leader
to life in prison.
- In the United States, nineteen children and two teachers are killed in
a mass shooting
at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
- In association football, Manchester City win
the Premier League.
- The Australian Labor Party, led by Anthony Albanese, wins the most seats in
the Australian federal election.
On this day
May 29: Feast day of
Saint Paul VI
- 1233 – Mongol–Jin War: The Mongols entered and began looting Kaifeng, the capital of the Jin dynasty of China, after
a 13-month siege.
- 1453 – With the fall of Constantinople, the
fell to the Ottomans.
- 1913 – During the premiere of the ballet
The Rite of Spring
by Igor Stravinsky
at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, the avant-garde nature of the music and choreography caused a near-riot in the audience.
- 1942 – Bing Crosby recorded his version of the song “White Christmas“, which went on to become the best-selling single worldwide, with more than 50 million copies sold.
- 1999 – President
took office as Nigeria’s first elected and civilian head of state after 16 years of military dictatorship.
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