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New video.  Bjӧrk “Mutual Core”

The video, directed by Thomas Huang, will be shown every night during March at the Times Square’s big screens. This song taken from Bjork’s latest album “Biophilia”

Argo, Zero Dark Thirty and Searching for Sugar Man have scooped the top screenplay honours from the Writers Guild of America.

The adapted screenplay award went to Argo writer Chris Terrio. The film, directed by Ben Affleck, is based on the 1980 CIA operation to extract six US personnel out of revolutionary Iran.

Terrio based his screenplay on The Master of Disguise, a book written by Antonio J Mendez on whom Affleck’s lead character is based, and Wired magazine article The Great Escape by Joshuah Bearman.

It beat competition from the writers of Life of Pi, Lincoln, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Silver Linings Playbook.

It adds to Argo’s awards haul, which includes trophies for best film and director at both the BAFTAs and Golden Globes, and builds momentum for the Academy Awards, where the film has garnered seven nominations.

Zero Dark Thirty writer, Mark Boal, picked up the original screenplay prize at the awards, which were unveiled simultaneously at ceremonies on Sunday night (Feb 17) held by the WGA West in Los Angeles and WGA East in New York City.

The film, about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, beat nominees for Flight, Looper, The Master and Moonrise Kingdom.

In addition, Searching for Sugar Man saw Malik Bendjelloul win for best documentary screenplay. Read more for Michael Rosser’s review here: http://bit.ly/Za4gv3

THE WHO AND ELVIS COSTELLO TO PLAY BENEFIT CONCERT IN NEW YORK ON FEBRUARY 28

THE WHO ANNOUNCE FINAL U.S. SHOW: WHO CARES BENEFIT FOR TEEN CANCER AMERICA AND

MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER

 

LEGENDARY BAND TO BE JOINED BY ACCLAIMED SINGER/SONGWRITER ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS

FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28 CONCERT AT THEATER AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

Legendary rockers THE WHO and Elvis Costello & The Imposters will perform an intimate concert Thursday, February 28 atNew York City’s The Theater at Madison Square Garden to benefit Teen Cancer America and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Teen Cancer America is igniting a movement around changing the way teens and young adults with cancer are treated and supported from the point of diagnosis.  Funds raised from the February 28 benefit concert will go towards helping hospitals develop units designed to give the very best chance of a positive outcome both physically and emotionally. In addition to state-of-the-art facilities to keep patients occupied during long stays in hospital, the units will strive to provide an environment where they can meet others in a similar situation, helping to support their transition between teen and adulthood. This represents the first-ever New York-area fundraiser THE WHO have performed for Teen Cancer AmericaRoger Daltreyand Pete Townshend are the driving force behind Teen Cancer America.  After more than a decade of working withTeenage Cancer Trust in the UK, they bring their passion for making a difference in the lives of teens and young adults with cancer to the United States.  This special show marks THE WHO’s final 2013 U.S. show (where they’ll perform their greatest hits). For details on THE WHO’s current “Quadrophenia & More” tour, go to  www.aeglive.com. Tickets and VIP packages for the February 28 fundraiser go on sale Saturday, February 2 at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1D004995B30D7942?did=tca201. Ticketmaster is happy to be a participant donor forTHE WHO’s February 28 show benefiting Teen Cancer America at  The Theater at Madison Square Garden. They are waiving convenience fees for fans purchasing VIP packages.

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Ra Ra Riot - "Beta Love" video

David Dean Burkhart, a fan of Ra Ra Riot, recently made his own video for “Beta Love,” the dance-poppy title track from the band’s new album, by editing together footage from a local 1980s Bay Area UHF show calledDance Party. The band liked his work enough to make it the official video, and I’m not surprised. Those fuzzy images work as a monument to the timeless spectacle of giddy teenage awkwardness. Watch it below.

Beta Love is their latest EP. Ra Ra Riot is going to perform with Yeah Yeah Yeahs in Jakarta, Indonesia tomorrow, February, 1, 2013 at Dimensions Love Garage event.

source: stereogum.com

“I want people to feel good about listening to this record.”

Courtesy Colombia Records

Courtesy Colombia Records

Word spread Monday that Depeche Mode‘s first single titled “Heaven” from the forthcoming album Delta Machine would make its radio debut this Thursday. In a surprise move, the song was world premiered this morning by KROQ Los Angeles morning show hosts Kevin & Bean.

Buzz on the new material has been strong with chief songwriter Martin Gore stating that the new album back to the band’s glory days. “It’s got a bit of a feel of Violator on some of the songs and a feel of Songs of Faith and Devotion on other songs,” said Gore. “It’s a bit of a hybrid of those two for me.”

Watch the video below:

Delta Machine, their long-awaited 13th studio full-length, on March 26. The album was recorded over the past year in Santa Barbara, CA (home to the band’s main songwriter, Martin Gore) and New York City, produced by Ben Hillier and mixed by long-time DM associate Flood.

– Scott Sterling / Jay Tilles, CBS Local

Following the release of the new record, Depeche Mode will embark on an already-announced European tour, opening May 7 in Tel Aviv, to be followed by a full North American trek later in the summer or in early fall, details of which are still to be announced.

New Studio Album ‘Delta Machine’ Set For Release March 26th on Columbia Records

  • Depeche Mode to Debut Video for First Single ‘Heaven’ on VEVO Next Friday, February 1st

    (Columbia Records; New York, NY; January 24, 2013) – Depeche Mode have announced they will release their highly anticipated 13th studio album, entitled Delta Machine, on March 26th worldwide via Columbia Records. The album, recorded over the last year in Santa Barbara, California and New York City, was produced by Ben Hillier and mixed by Flood. In addition to the album announcement, Depeche Mode have also confirmed that the video for the first single “Heaven” will debut on VEVO next Friday, February 1st. Alongside a standard CD format, Depeche Mode will release Delta Machine in an exclusive Deluxe Edition with four additional new tracks and accompanied by a 28 page hardcover book including photos by longtime artistic collaborator Anton Corbijn (please see track listing, as well as album and single configurations below).

    Martin Gore said of the release, “Writing this album was incredibly daunting as I wanted the sound of this collection to be very modern. I want people to feel good about listening to this record, to get some kind of peace. It’s just got something magical about it.”

    Dave Gahan added, “With this release we’ve completely shifted our idea of how to create an album. When we hit a wall where we realize the album is beginning to sound too normal, we’ll mess it up and really give it that organic Depeche Mode Sound. Delta Machine is no different, and I can’t wait for all of our fans to hear it.”

    Following the release of their new album, Depeche Mode will embark on a European stadium tour, kicking off in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on May 7th. They will perform 34 shows in 25 European countries, featuring appearances at Milan’s famed San Siro Stadium, the Stade De France in Paris, and Moscow’s Locomotive Stadium before wrapping up the European leg of their tour in Minsk, Belarus on July 29. A full North American tour will follow, with details to be announced in the coming weeks.

    The tracklisting for Delta Machine is as follows:

    STANDARD:
    1 – Welcome To My World
    2 – Angel
    3 – Heaven
    4 – Secret To The End
    5 – My Little Universe
    6 – Slow
    7 – Broken
    8 – The Child Inside
    9 – Soft Touch / Raw Nerve
    10 – Should Be Higher
    11 – Alone
    12 – Soothe My Soul
    13 – Goodbye

    DELUXE EDITION: (includes hardcover 28-page booklet)

    DISC 1
    1 – Welcome To My World
    2 – Angel
    3 – Heaven
    4 – Secret To The End
    5 – My Little Universe
    6 – Slow
    7 – Broken
    8 – The Child Inside
    9 – Soft Touch / Raw Nerve
    10 – Should Be Higher
    11 – Alone
    12 – Soothe My Soul
    13 – Goodbye

    DISC 2
    1 – Long Time Lie
    2 – Happens All The Time
    3 – Always
    4 – All That’s Mine

    The tracklisting for the “Heaven” CD single is as follows:

    “Heaven” CD SINGLE:
    1 – Heaven
    2 – All That’s Mine (b side bonus track)

    “Heaven” CD MAXI:
    1 – Heaven
    2 – Heaven (Owlle Remix)
    3 – Heaven (steps to heaven rmx)
    4 – Heaven (Blawan Remix)
    5 – Heaven (Mathew Dear vs Audion Remix)

source depechemode.com, image slicinguptheeyeballs.com

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Bloc Party are a British indie rock band, composed of Kele Okereke (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Russell Lissack (lead guitar), Gordon Moakes (bass guitar, synths, backing vocalsglockenspiel), and Matt Tong (drums, backing vocals). Their brand of music is said to have been drawn from such bands asThe CureMogwaiSiouxsie and the Banshees and in their more recent work Radiohead.

Bloc Party started writing material for a fourth album in 2011, but decided not to play live. In the meantime Okereke finished an EP titled The Hunter. The group stated they intend to release a new album in 2012. In May 2012, Bloc Party announced Four, which was released on 20 August 2012. The album was recorded with Alex Newport, who had previously worked with At The Drive In and The Mars Volta, at Stratosphere Studios in New York City during the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012. Bloc Party released “Octopus“, a single from Four, that July and later released another single entitled “Day Four”.

–image from defendingaxlrose.com

New Year’s Eve 2012 Concert Guide

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Looking for an alternative to watching five hours of Ryan Seacrest while your Mom serves you tortilla chips and mild salsa with a glass of bubbly grape soda? There are plenty of great concerts scheduled for New Year’s Eve 2012, which we’ve highlighted for you below.

NEW YORK CITY

– Afrojack: Pier 94

– Amanda Palmer (covering Prince’s Purple Rain): Terminal 5

– Azealia Banks: Boom Boom Room

– Blonde Redhead and Beach Fossils: Irving Plaza

– The Disco Biscuits: Theatre at Madison Square Garden

– The Felice Brothers: Mercury Lounge

– Gov’t Mule: Beacon Theatre

– Holy Ghost!Midnight Magic, and The Juan MacLean: Brooklyn Bowl

– Jay-Z & Coldplay: Barclays Center

– Kid Congo and the K-Holes and DJ Jonathan Toubin: Home Sweet Home

– Matthew Dear: Le Bain

– Manitoba (of New York Dolls): Bowery Electric

– Merchandise: 285 Kent

– Nas: Radio City Music Hall

– Phish: Madison Square Garden

– Pretty Lights: Roseland Ballroom

– Psychic Ills: Saint Vitus

– Punch Brothers: Bowery Ballroom

– RJD2 and Com Truise: The Gramercy Theatre

– Titus Andronicus and Dapwell: Glasslands

CHICAGO

– The Airborne Toxic Event: Metro

– Big Gigantic: Aragon

– Butch Walker: Bottom Lounge

– Chandeliers: The Hideout

– Charles Bradley: Lincoln Hall

– Hannibal Burress: Zanie’s Comedy Club

– The Hood Internet: Beauty Kitchen

– JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound: Mayne Stage

– Leftover Salmon and The Lee Boys: Vic Theater

– Local H: Beat Kitchen

– Los Lobos: City Winery

– Maps & Atlases: Schubas

– Mucca Pazza: Empty Bottle

– MUTEMATH: House of Blues

– Naked Raygun and The Dwarves: Cobra Lounge

– Orchard Lounge: Smart Bar

– Paradise Waits (Grateful Dead): Ace Bar

– Paul Oakenfold: The Castle

– Porter Robinson: Congress Theater

– Robert Randolph & Karl Denson: Park West

– Screeching Weasel: Reggie’s

– Tilly and the Wall: Subterranean

– Wanda Jackson: Double Door

– White Mystery: Logan Square Auditorium

LOS ANGELES

– ASAP Rocky: House of Blues

– Cake: The Wiltern

– Daedelus and Tokimonsta: Secret

– The Henry Clay People: The Satellite

– Kendrick Lamar: The Observatory (Santa Ana)

– Rebelution: Hollywood Palladium

– Redd Kross and The Melvins: The Alexandria

– Sasha: Exchange L.A.

– ZeddNicky Romero: Club Nokia

BOSTON

– Bad Rabbits: Brighton Music Hall

– Deer Tick and Two Gallants: The Sinclair (Cambridge)

– Lee Fields & the Expressions: Jordan Hall

– The Magnetic Fields: Symphony Hall

– The Mighty Mighty Bosstones: House of Blues

– My Morning Jacket and Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Agganis Arena

– Soulive: Paradise Rock Club

SAN FRANCISCO

– Buckethead: Great American Music Hall

– Dawes: The Independent

– Erykah Badu: Fox Theater (Oakland, CA)

– The Fresh & Onlys and Sonny and the Sunsets: The Chapel

– Furthur: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

– Futuropolis (feat. Star SlingerHoly Other and LowRIDERz): 1015 Folsom

– Sea of Dreams NYE (Gogol Bordello, Shpongle and The Glitch Mob): Concourse Exhibition Center

– Nick Waterhouse: Bimbo’s 365 Club

– Primus: The Warfield

– Sea of Dreams (feat. Gogol BordelloShpongleThe Glitch Mob andTrentemøller): Concourse Exhibition Center

– Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue: The Fillmore

– Vetiver: Cafe du Nord

LONDON

– Chase & Status: O2 Academy

– Four Tet: Fabric

 John Talabot: Corsica Studios

– Julio Bashmore: Troxy

– Marina and the Diamonds: Sanderson Hotel

– Simian Mobile Disco and Hercules and Love Affair Soundsystem: XOYO

– Tribes: The Water Rats

ELSEWHERE

Anchorage

– DeVotchka: Bear Tooth Theatre

Aspen

– Goodie Mob: Belly Up

Atlanta

– Cherub: Grand Hyatt

– Man or Astroman?: The Earl

– Umphrey’s McGee: The Tabernacle

Athens (GA)

– Kishi BashiYip Deceiver and Modern Skirts: Georgia Theatre

Atlantic City

– Jane’s Addiction: House of Blues

– Rev Run and DJ Ruckus: Mixx Nightclub at Borgata

– Tiësto: Revel Ovation Hall

Austin

– Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears: Emo’s

– Grupo Fantasma: Beauty Ballroom

– Keys N Krates: Lamberts

– Neon Indian: The Mohawk

– Ringo DeathstarrMegafauna, and Japanther: Frontier Bar

– Willie Nelson and Iron & Wine: Moody Theater

Charlotte (NC)

– The Avett Brothers and Amos Lee: Greensboro Coliseum Complex (Greensboro, NC)

– Joker and Skream: The Fillmore

– Widespread Panic: Time Warner Cable Arena

Cincinnati

 The Afghan Whigs: Bogart’s

Cleveland

– Cloud Nothings: Ohio City Masonic Temple

Dallas

– Big Freedia: Club DaDa

– Lights All Night (feat. Ghostland ObservatoryDiploAxwellNero and 12th Planet): Fair Park

– Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights: Granada Theater

Denver

– Amon Tobin: City Hall Events Center

 The Black Angels: Bluebird Theater

– Chris Robinson Brotherhood: Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom

– Decadence New Year’s Eve (feat. ATBMiM0SA, Zeds DeadWolfgang Gartner and Flosstradamus): Colorado Convention Center

– The Lumineers: Ogden Theatre

– STS9: The Fillmore

Detroit

– SkrillexBoys NoizeFlosstradamus and Destructo: The Palace of Auburn Hills

– Zac Brown Band: Joe Louis Arena

Lake Tahoe

– SnowGlobe Music Festival (feat. ChromeoLaidback LukePolica andPoolside): Lake Tahoe Community College

Las Vegas

– Avicii: XS Nightclub at Encore

– Benny Benassi: Marquee Nightclub

– The Black Keys and Divine Fits: The Joint

– Mayer Hawthorne: The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan

– Nicky Minaj: Pure Nightclub

– Red Hot Chili Peppers: Chelsea Ballroom

– Travis Barker: Rain

Manchester (UK)

– Simian Mobile DiscoFelix da HousecatBenoit & SergioTensnake, Annie Mac: The Warehouse Project

Miami

– Carl Cox: The Mansion

– Claude Von Stroke: Grand Central

– Kaskade: Amnesia

– Santigold: Delano

Minneapolis

– Astronautalis: Triple Rock

Montclair (NJ)

– The Hold Steady and Lucero: The Wellmont Theatre

Nashville

– Bassnectar and Two Fresh: Bridgestone Arena

– Keller WilliamsDel McCoury Band and The Travelin’ McCourys: Marathon Music Works

– Moon Taxi: 3rd & Lindsley

– Old Crow Medicine Show and Pokey LaFarge: Ryman Auditorium

– PUJOL: Fort Nashville

New Orleans

– Black Lips: One Eyed Jacks

– Galactic: Tipitina’s Uptown

– Gregg Allman: House of Blues

– The Soul Rebels: d.b.a.

– Toubab KreweHoney Island Swamp Band: Blue Nile

Oakland

– Erykah Badu and The Coup: Fox Theater

Philadelphia

– The Devil Makes Three: Theater of the Living Arts

– The War on Drugs and Purling Hiss: Johnny Brenda’s

Portland (OR)

– The Minus 5: Dour Fir Lounge

– Paper Diamond and Nero: Oregon Convention Center

– Typhoon: Mississippi Studios

San Diego

– DJ Z-Trip: Block 16

– Drop the Lime: Ivy Nightclub

– Little Hurricane: Lafayette Hotel And Suites

– Geezer (Weezer Tribute Band) and Red Not Chili Peppers (Tribute Band): The Ruby Room

– OMFG NYE (feat. Laidback LukeHardwellZedd and Dillon Francis): Valley View Casino Center

Seattle

– Beats Antique: Paramount Theatre

– L.A. Riots: Foundation Nightclub

– Rusko: WaMu Theatre

– Supersuckers: Tractor Tavern

Tampa

– Beach Day and Natural Child: Crowbar

Toronto

– Machinedrum: Metropolis

 The Sadies: Horseshoe Tavern

– Young Empires: Lee’s Palace

Washington, DC

– Drive-By Truckers and North Mississippi Allstars: 9:30 Club

– The Roots: The Fillmore (Silver Spring, MD)

— articles taken from sam willett and alex young for consequenceofsound.net

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PEARL JAM FRONTMAN EDDIE VEDDER

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Today is Eddie Vedder’s (born Edward Louis Severson III) 48th birthday!

Have a great birthday and a Merry Christmas Eddie.

Below clips from his concert through the years with Pearl Jam and his solo career.

Top British writers hail birth 200 years ago of Grimm tales that bewitched them

In interviews and readings on BBC3, writers including Philip Pullman, Terry Pratchett, John Agard, Michael Morpugo and Carol Ann Duffy explain how they fell under the spell of the German masters of the fairytale

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Lily Collins as Snow White in the film Mirror Mirror, directed by Tarsem Singh, which came out this year. Photograph: Sportsphoto/Allstar

The stories of the Brothers Grimm have been read at bedsides and seen in cinemas all over the world. Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella are still vivid characters today, but their popularity began 200 years ago.

Radio 3 will this week celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Grimm’s Fairy Tales with a series of interviews and readings by some of Britain’s greatest writers. They include poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Michael Morpurgo, the author of War Horse, John Agard, the poet and playwright, Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials, and the writer of comic fantasy stories, Sir Terry Pratchett.

In 1812 Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published Children’s and Household Tales in the German region of Westphalia and its influence slowly spread all over the world. The Grimms’ book, which they updated in their lifetime, is the second bestselling book in the German language after the Bible.

While many in Britain will have first experienced the tales in Ladybird Books, others will have seen some of the Walt Disney films that brought the stories into the televisual era of the 20th century.

The Brothers Grimm harvested their tales from friends and old books. Many of the tales date back thousands of years and have variations in other languages and cultures. The Grimms later published collections of Irish and Scandinavian folk tales.

The writers on the Radio 3 shows offer their own interpretations of the tales. Terry Pratchett said his work was heavily influenced by the Grimms and his story, The Amazing Morris and his Educated Rodents, is a retelling of their Pied Piper of Hamelin. “They [Grimms’ tales] hang in the ether. We probably first met them at school,” he said. Because of this he used the tales extensively in his work; “knowing that we all know the fairy tales means that someone like me can play a lot of tunes with them knowing that I don’t have to explain an awful lot to people”.

Most adaptations of the stories make them less sexual and violent. In the Grimms’ original, Snow White’s stepmother dies as she is forced to dance in red-hot metal shoes at Snow White’s wedding. Rapunzel’s long hair is used to bring up a prince to her tower cell for a sexual liaison which leads to pregnancy. The Frog Prince is not kissed by the princess but thrown against the wall in anger by her.

Philip Pullman is about to publish his own collection of some of the Grimms’ fairy tales.

“My main aim was to take some of the stories I have read and loved enormously and tell them as if I was telling them to an audience, to take the stories and put them into my own voice,” he said. “So I took 50 or so and marinaded them and told them as well as I could.”

Little Red Riding Hood. Rapunzel. Cinderella. Snow White. Rumpelstiltskin. These fairy tales are so common, so well-known that it is hard to believe that this December 200 years will have passed since their initial publication. The work of the Brothers Grimm are second only to Martin Luther’s translation of the bible for most widely read German work.

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At the beginning of the 19th century Jacob Ludwig Carl and Wilhelm Carl Grimm began collecting the fairy tales being told around the country.  They hoped that their collections—published in 1812 as Kinder- und Hausmärchen—could help to add to the German national identity, and were chosen and edited with this in mind.

To celebrate the 200-year anniversary, the Deutsche Vertretung in Griechenland is raffling off several copies of Grimms Märchen.  To enter, you first have to answer 12 questions about the tales correctly.  To take the quiz and enter the contest, click here.

The fairy tale road

The fame of the Brothers Grimm has led to the idea that Germany is “the land of fairy tales.”  Those interested in following in the footsteps of the Grimm Brothers can follow the Fairy Tale Road, a driving tour that follows the Grimm brothers throughout their lives—starting in Hanau where they were born and passing through Steinau where they were raised, and Göttingen where they worked at the university.

Other stops include the settings of many popular tales, although many of the stories originated throughout Europe.  The Schwalm River is said to be the setting for Little Red Riding Hood, while the medieval castle of Trendelburg is said to be the setting for Rapunzel.  Hamlin (the Pied Piper), Castle Sababurg (Sleeping Beauty), and Bremen are also included.

If you are a fairy tale fan, then stop over at the Young Germany facebook page, and tell us which tale is your favorite.

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In honor of their 200th anniversary, The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm brings to life twenty-seven of the most beloved Grimm stories, including classics such as Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Hansel and Gretel, in a vibrant and meticulous new translation commissioned for this publication.Containing a selection of charming vintage illustrations from the 1820s to the 1950s by true masters of pictorial invention-—the legendary Kay Nielsen, bestselling children’s books author Gustaf Tenggren, British artists Walter Crane and Arthur Rackham, and giants of nineteenth century German illustration Gustav Süs, Heinrich Leutemann, and Viktor Paul Mohn, as well as many new discoveries—this compilation also features historic and contemporary silhouettes that dance across the pages like delicate black paper lace. In addition to the tales and illustrations, the book contains a foreword on the Grimms’ legacy, brief introductions to each fairy tale, and extended artists’ biographies in the appendix.For adults and children alike, this opulent edition rekindles the eternal magic of the Grimms’ tales—the second most widely read collection of stories in the world after the Bible.Following fairy tales are featured in the book:The Frog Prince, The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats, Little Brother and Little Sister, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, The Fisherman and His Wife, The Brave Little Tailor, Cinderella, Mother Holle, Little Red Riding Hood, The Bremen Town Musicians, The Devil with Three Golden Hairs, The Shoemaker and the Elves, Tom Thumb’s Travels, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin, The Three Feathers, The Golden Goose, Jorinde and Joringel, The Goose Girl, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, The Star Coins, Snow White and Red Nose, The Hare and the Hedgehog, Puss n’ Boots, The Golden Key

Matthew R. Price has translated for leading theaters and publications in Germany and the US. A graduate of Princeton University, he studied in Berlin on a DAAD Fellowship, receiving his masters from the University of the Arts. After an early career producing theater, he earned an M.B.A. from Columbia University and lives in New York City.

Translator’s Note
“Once upon a time I counted thousands of deutsche marks in a Dresdner Bank vault with a colleague who spoke in heavy Saxon dialect; deciphered medieval German texts in rare-books rooms; and performed Schubert lieder in places as different as Moscow and Montana. These experiences stretched and challenged me, and the German literary, theatrical, and musical culture came to exercise an unexpected grip.
The Grimms occupy an iconic place in that canon, of course. Yet initially I had little sense how best to unpack these stories for today’s Englishspeaking readers—and listeners. I leaned on my training: countless hours of living with the language, and theatrical instincts I’d honed for years. In my mind I saw fantastic animated films as I worked through these stories. They were dark, complex, and arcing versions, not the Disney films associated with the material. There is no denying the unforgiving morality or the harshness of daily life one finds in the tales. But even more striking, finally, was the full range of emotion, especially the comedy and delight of the characters and their antics.
I faced a balancing act between adherence to the original structure, and freedom with the abundant choices of English. I tried to use clear “camera angles” and to dose in narrative color as a sensory highlight. Noel Daniel and I disciplined ourselves to hold fast to the original, despite my urges to tread off the path into the magical woods. I sincerely hope readers will feel that our efforts resulted in a fresh and enjoyable translation reflecting the depth and wonder of these magnificent tales, which offer something for all ages.”
–Matthew R. Price, New York City

The editor:
TASCHEN editor Noel Daniel graduated from Princeton University, and studied in Berlin on a Fulbright Scholarship. She received a master’s in London and was the director of a photography art gallery before becoming a book editor. Her TASCHEN books include The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm(2011), Magic 1400s–1950s (2009), and The Circus 1870s–1950s(2008).
Go to taschen.com to buy the Brothers Grimm’s books.
(compiled from guardian.co.uk, young-germany.de, and taschen.com)
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