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by Andreas Bick

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Bay Area DisruptedP1090226+kleinandreasbickP1090226+klein

Fri, 15 May 2015 21:07:05 +0000

Last summer, I visited San Francisco Bay Area to produce a radio feature plus web reportage for German broadcaster WDR. My question was: how does the Silicon Valley boom affect artists in the Bay Area? The question is not only about gentrification, Google Bus protests and soaring rent prices in San Francisco. The beatniks of […](image)

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GVL für Filmmusik-Dummys: in 7 Schritten zur erfolgreichen Online-Meldungandreasbickgvlartsys

Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:08:22 +0000

Im Jahr 2011 stellte die GVL die Verteilung ihrer Einnahmen aus Leistungsschutzrechten an die Mitglieder um: von einem auf Honoraren beruhenden auf ein nutzungsbasiertes Abrechnungssystem. Für die deutschen Filmmusiker bedeutete dies erst einmal, dass sie für ihre Leistungsschutzrechte keine Ausschüttungen erhielten, denn die Meldung von Mitwirkungen an Filmmusikproduktionen war auf dem neuen Online-Portal der GVL, ARTSYS, gar nicht möglich. Seit dem 18. Juni […](image)

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“House of Cards” sehen und Jeff Bezos verstehenandreasbickimagesMargaretCar-e1360339621855

Tue, 13 Aug 2013 10:26:36 +0000

Amazon-Gründer Jeff Bezos kauft die Washington Post, eine “Ikone des investigativen Journalismus”, und alle Welt versucht, seine strategischen Absichten zu entschlüsseln. Ist er so überzeugt von seiner digitalen Vision, dass er mit einer innovativen Online-Strategie die Washington Post bald wieder in den schwarzen Zahlen sieht? Oder sucht er nur nach journalistischem Content, den er über […](image)

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Economic Growth and Technological InnovationandreasbickImage

Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:14:10 +0000

There is a piece in the New York Times Magazine about the economist Robert Gordon which has the potential to paradigm-shift our view of an ever improving life and endless economic growth. His main point is that the second industrial revolution was a singular historical event which will not be followed by a similar game-changer […](image)

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The Implosion of FilmandreasbickIMG_0359

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:44:35 +0000

You possibly heard about it: Steven Spielberg and George Lucas predicted an implosion for the film industry in the upcoming years when even proven talent can’t get their movies in the theaters. According to Paul Bond, some ideas from young filmmakers “are too fringe-y for the movies,” Spielberg said. “That’s the big danger, and there’s […](image)

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English translation: Radio plays in a networked ageandreasbickIMG_0518

Thu, 18 Apr 2013 10:40:31 +0000

My long essay on the future of acoustic storytelling has finally been translated into English. You can read and download the full text on my website. Here is the tl;dr version: Radio plays, features, radio art, reportages and literary readings are acoustic storytelling. Acoustic storytelling is the art of radio. With its production of acoustic […](image)

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On Bandcamp now!andreasbick03052008535chronostasis

Thu, 28 Mar 2013 12:58:13 +0000

Hey, I’m on Bandcamp now! The first album available there is called “Chronostasis Revised” and is based on a composition from 2009 for Studio Akustische Kunst of German broadcaster WDR. All is entirely made from clock sounds. There are two “Songs” for free download that were taken from the two longer pieces “Chronostasis Revised Part One […](image)

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Eolo on Galavernaandreasbick

Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:17:46 +0000

My first audio-visual work: Eolo originated in a lot of time lapse video recordings I did in 2010 on La Palma, one of the Canary Islands. There, steady winds drive fields of clouds over the volcanic mountains forcing them into movements of sometimes opposite directions. Together with the sparse vegetation of pine-trees and the dark […](image)

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