by Kemi Akilapa0
Prepare yourselves for a blast from the past. Enjoying music in all it’s glory. Deru (aka Emmy award winning composer and producer Benjamin Wynn) is releasing 1979, an album featuring brand new songs and short films, in a beautiful wooden handheld LED projector!
This project is collaboration in it’s most beautiful form with mark Wisniowski and Deru working together to design the collectable projector while artist Jon Mendez and industrial engineer Roberto Crespo brought the projector to life and Anthony Cinnamea directed 1979.
The 1979 website hosts letters, objects and cultural epemia, all relating back to the theme of 1979. The site will host nine short films from Cinnamea that run in conjunction with the films Deru found his cryptic flea market box, the inspiration behind the entire project. it also features user submitted photograhic memories including submissions from the likes of Nigel Godrich, How To Dress Well and The Gaslamp Killer.
Deru comments “Here it is. ‘1979’ my new album is a a handheld custom video projector. Turn it on, and the album will beam to yuor walls. 1979 is about memories, nostalgia, and the human experience. Memory is one of our greatest gifts, it gives us accesst o time identity, to dreams. Guiding by the wisdom of jackson sonnanfeld-Arden, discoverer of the Nine Pure Tones, I created 1979 as a concept album through which I could share his brilliant theory, and my life-long infatuation with memory. Before music was such an easily traded commodity, it was often an experience to which people gave their full attention. let’s bring that experience back. let’s respenctwhat music is worth’.
For more information or to order your own projector visit www.1979.la.