As the days get shorter and gift lists grow longer, we asked some of our favourite bright minds to think up the perfect holiday night in with film, music and books.
We’ve just completed our new album “Heartthrob” which will be released in 2013. We’ll be spending Christmas with family and we’ve been moving the locale each year to keep it fun.
The Vince Guaraldi Trio
A Charlie Brown Christmas (MUSIC)
Building Stories (BOOK)
Holy Motors (FILM)
Pitch Perfect (FILM)
Price Check (FILM)
Good Kid, m.a.a.d City (MUSIC)
Footnote: Twin sisters Tegan and Sara have been playing songs together since childhood.
Krishnamachari: Over the holidays, I can work on the completion of my house in Alwaye , Kerala.
Komu: After the closing of the first edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale I will get back on to my work as an artist, planning a multimedia solo project on India with an “Idea of Newness”.
My Name is Red (BOOK)
Pather Panchali (FILM)
Turtles Can Fly (FILM)
Ali Farka Toure
In The Heart Of The Moon (MUSIC)
Waiting For Godot (play)
Andrei Rublev (FILM)
We have a ton of book projects and workshops for 2013 including graphic designer Jessica Hische and the creative director at MoMA, Julia Hoffmann. I’ll be with family in Berlin at Christmas, offline and offscreen.
Under the No Sky (MUSIC)
François de Roubaix
Anthologie Vol 1 (MUSIC)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Christmas Oratorio (MUSIC)
And Also the Trees
Hunter Not the Hunted (MUSIC)
Erling Kagge and Kenneth Steven
Philosophy for Polar Explorers (BOOK)
Teenage: The Prehistory of Youth Culture: 1875-1945 (BOOK)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (FILM)
War Fever (BOOK)
I’ll be with the family over the holidays but every year is spent editing a FILM. We’re finishing off the FILM we shot this year called “A Field in England” which is an English Civil War movie meets psychedelia.
Belbury Poly and The Advisory Circle
Study Series 08: Inversions (MUSIC)
Music for films (MUSIC)
Elite squad: The Enemy Within (FILM)
The Friends of Eddie Coyle (FILM)
Starting Point 1979-1996 (BOOK)
The Owl Service
Alan Garner (BOOK)
We’ve just finished a tour in Eastern Europe and at this point it feels as if there are endless places to see, experience and of course eat. Dirty Beaches has two full length LPs for release in 2013, and I’ll be moving to Berlin this winter to record.
We Stay Together (MUSIC)
Carte Blanche Aux Desirs (MUSIC)
Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto
Revep EP (MUSIC)
Miles: The Autobiography (BOOK)
The Dancing Hawk (FILM)
Hot & Cold
Border Area (MUSIC)
For 2013 I will be exploring more of the technology-driven experiential work I have been doing. I am also working on an incredible Wu-Tang Clan documentary. New York is a great place to be around the holidays, I love the energy here as it ramps up to Christmas.
Paul Thomas Anderson
The Master (FILM)
Un Prophète (FILM)
Bones Brigade: An Autobiography (FILM)
Moonrise Kingdom (FILM)
Tarantula (web animation series)
Complete Bitches Brew Sessions (MUSIC)
12 Reasons To Die (MUSIC)
Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics
Inspiration Information 3 (MUSIC)
Venice Dawn (MUSIC)
Jackson 5 Christmas Album (MUSIC)
Alone Together (MUSIC)
Steve Jobs (BOOK)
Christmas will be in Berlin and then we’ll hang out in Tenerife. For 2013 “Die Welt” and “Welt am Sonntag” will still be having fun challenging German mainstream opinion.
Irgendwie und Sowieso (dvd)
Third Life, Violette Editions (BOOK)
Johann Holtrop, Suhrkamp Verlag (BOOK)
Christmas is about good company and general merriment. I’ll be spending a quiet Christmas with friends and the New Year in Tuscany for a big old party. In early 2013 I’ll be in New York researching Robert Rauschenberg.
kunt.fm (online radio)
Castor et Pollux (MUSIC)
Last Christmas (MUSIC)
The Prince (BOOK)
The Andy Warhol Diaries (BOOK)
The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean (BOOK)
Albert and David Maysles
Grey Gardens (FILM)
Her Majesty the Queen
The Queen’s Speech (TV)
For 2013 I’m working on a new album, finishing a new song and thinking about what’s next.
Terminal Love (MUSIC)
There’s No Place Like America Today (MUSIC)
The Shining (FILM)
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (FILM)
Nicolas Winding Refn
Kappa No Sanpei (manga)
Hyouryuu Kyoushitsu (manga)
Munou No Hito (manga)
We are launching a dedicated children’s imprint called Flying Eye BOOKs in the new year. Christmas is about getting everyone together once a year and showing you care – it’s not a religious thing to me.
An Awesome Wave (MUSIC)
Until the Quiet Comes (MUSIC)
Hilda and the Bird Parade (BOOK)
The Foundation Series (BOOK)
Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano
Footnote: Nobrow are a London-based publishing house and store specialising in graphic novels.
I will probably be touring most of 2013 so right now I’m trying to think of a way that I can travel without having to deal with airports and planes. Maybe by waterskis. Recently I’ve been recording in LA with Dave Sitek but I’ll be spending Christmas in Denmark with family. It’s a tradition I look forward to.
Bat for Lashes
Klondike Tales (BOOK)
Space Program (BOOK)
Home Alone (FILM)
A State of Mind (FILM)
The Amazing Spider-Man (FILM)
The Walking Dead (dvd)
Footnote: Before finding success in MUSIC, Oh Land was trained at the Royal Swedish Ballet School.
Christmas will be in Argentina, I don’t know exactly where, perhaps Buenos Aires or in the middle of the Pampa during a month-long tour.
Wings of Desire (FILM)
Le Charme Discret de la Bourgeoisie (FILM)
Laurence Anyways (FILM)
Les Fleurs du Mal (BOOK)
Kern Vol 1 (MUSIC)
I like Christmas, eating lots of heavy food and doing all the usual preparations. Early 2013 I’ll be promoting my newest album “Smalhans”, playing shows and festivals all over the world. I’ll also spend as much time as possible in my studio in Oslo.
Bernard Knowles, The Beatles
Magical Mystery Tour (FILM)
Donnie & Joe Emerson
Dreamin’ Wild (MUSIC)
Liv & Ingmar (FILM)
Moonrise Kingdom (FILM)
MUSIC Is Painting In The Air (MUSIC)
On Food And Cooking (BOOK)
Taken By Trees
Other Worlds (MUSIC)
Until The Quiet Comes (MUSIC)
It’s exciting to see what artists are saying. In addition to FILMs in 2013, we will also present immersive, technology-driven installations in our New Frontier exhibition and MUSIC performances.
Gone Girl (BOOK)
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (BOOK)
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
All About Eve (FILM)
All That Jazz (FILM)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (FILM)
Bring It On (FILM)
Greatest Hits (MUSIC)
Searching for Sugar Man soundtrack (MUSIC)
By the end of 2012 I will be working on my new novel and since I don’t know how long it will take me to complete, I am already depressed about it. It’ll take readers on an unusual journey across two empires, two continents and seven seas.
Alone in Berlin (BOOK)
The Half Life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has An Expiration Date (BOOK)
Between Two Worlds (BOOK)
Woman Hollering Creek (BOOK)
A Separation (FILM)