Welcome to Thoughtful Thursday! Conceptualist Films is headed to the Hollywood Film Festival, as we announced earlier. The filmmakers were given a number (e.g. 23 days until the festival, and so on) and asked to create a photo and a very short video proclaiming this. Today marks 13 days to the festival, and so here is our video, done in a style as unique as Conceptualist Films. The music is another Francisco original. Enjoy!Comments Off on 13 Days To HFF!
Hello! I had to re-post this as I made a slight error in the YouTube link. I have something “old” and new for you today. I’m re-posting Francisco’s intensely personal journey through his first seven years in Cuba before leaving for Spain, this time in podcast form, so you won’t see it here. In case you missed it the first time, you can re-visit it on our YouTube channel
or catch our podcast on iTunes (search for The Conceptualist – Podcast). Amongst his memories are José Echeverría, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, and the famous La Coppelia.
And for the new, a brand-new composition by Francisco, “Je Me Souviens”, or, I remember.Enjoy!Comments Off on A Childhood in Cuba – a Podcast
Hello! It’s Media Monday proper, and it’s time for some more music from Francisco, called “Stumbler.” This video was created from footage shot on both coasts (nobody actually stumbles,to be clear, and I think you’ll enjoy the walk down Memory Lane, because yes – we found it! Have a wonderful day.Comments Off on “Stumbler”-ing on our journey into Media Monday
It’s Media Monday on Tuesday plus one again, and here is a short essay showing that no subject is off limits when it comes to discussing life and art. Not so very long ago, people had certain expectations of a particular kind of lifestyle – if you wanted this in life, you would have to do that, but you could achieve it; if you wanted something else, you had to be prepared to give up certain “creature comforts.” Almost everything fell into well-defined categories. These days, that’s not so much the case – it’s all a mixed bag. In this post, Francisco literally takes us on a drive with him and extemporizes on all of this, and how it pertains to Art. 🙂Comments Off on Of Routine and Expectations, then and now
Listen those the track sample on iTunes or Amazon links above and if you like the music, go ahead and make it yours!
More very soon – thanks.
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Hello! I do believe that this is our first post of 2015 – Happy New Year! Already the month has flown by, I can’t believe it. We need to remember to take a breath and just have a moment (or four minutes) to enjoy some relaxation/meditation. Here is Mist – a quiet composition by Francisco. Enjoy the video or close your eyes and relax. Talk to you soon. 🙂Comments Off on Mist-ical Meditation on a First Friday
Hello! I’ll be more wordy in the next day or two, but right now it’s a quiet Christmas Eve here, anticipating a NORAD sighting of Santa.
Still need a gift? Have a listen to Francisco’s playlist on Soundcloud of Adding and Subtracting (you can select tracks on the site here, or click the little “Conceptualist Films” in the upper left corner of the album cover to take you to Soundcloud and the playlist):
and then go to the sidebar of the site, or here to buy the digital album:
You can buy the physical CD, but without Santa’s help – it won’t get there in time! 🙂
Happy Holidays!Comments Off on Wordless Wednesday
It’s Wonky, Wordless Wednesday (sort of). A lot of people have been sick of late as the holidays are upon us; luckily, nothing major has hit the CF offices (except Holiday Spirit!). As clips are being prepared to show some of the fruits of our “labors” (filming Arturo Sandoval in action in Boston is more amazing adventure than work!) over the last few months, to end the year on a bit of a bang, here is another track from Soundcloud you may not have heard – 19-9-8. No video (yet, you never know), but an interesting electronic (hence wordless, or mostly) piece to listen to; again – somewhat hypnotic)
Enjoy and more by the end of the week!
It’s the wee smalls of Saturday the 13th of December, and all is very quiet. Listening to a little Christmas music and thinking about the end of the year. By then, our Franco film will be in its “locked” form, and we’ll be going full-on with our other projects straight into 2015! I’ll get started with a Surprise Saturday video for you! This track, “Trailsel” is another by Francisco, but it didn’t make it onto his album, Adding and Subtracting. The video can really only be described as an adventure down the rabbit hole (see if you can spot a Boston baseball landmark somewhere in there), and the music is deliciously and energetically hypnotic. Click the photo and enjoy!
Don’t forget to check out our other videos to accompany the album:
A Soundcloud track (the title track) – Adding and Subtracting
Sample them all on the sidebar of the website, or on iTunes and Amazon:
See you soon, and have a wonderful weekend!Comments Off on Surprise Saturday
Exciting News!! Conceptualist Films has a new direction – as a record label! That’s right, through the “magic” of CDBaby and DIY music publishing/distributing, we’ve expanded to include music. Here’s why:
Francisco, founder of the company and resident polymath, has been writing music for years. He has composed an amazing collection of electronic music that ranges from ethereal to progressive trance, and all that can lie in-between.
One day, as thought there weren’t enough to keep us busy, I (Adrienne 🙂 ) suggested he sell his music, since I love it. If you’ve watched any of our videos on our YouTube channel http://bit.ly/1xErL0U, and enjoyed the music as well as the images, Francisco has written it all. And so he sat down and wrote a whole album in what has to be record time (excuse the pun). It’s called Adding and Subtracting, and is now available on iTunes .
We’ll soon have physical CDs as well, and I’m in the beginning stages of planning a release party, but as is our wont here at CF, here is a sample for you to enjoy. I have produced a video for one of the tracks. The version for sale differs somewhat from this one, but both are brilliant! And yes, it’s one of our favorites!3 Comments on Stop the Presses! A New Direction For CF!