February, 2013

DJ 7 Samurai: Fri.15 >Free<

February 12th, 2013

Friday 15 February
FREE Entry! Limited seating, come early.

With DJ Maft Sai

Vienna club scene stalwart and worldwide record impresario DJ Tom Wieland endeavours started in the early 90´s when he left his mod career to become a DJ in Augsburg & Munich, South Germany. In 1989 during a trip to London to experience the thriving rare groove scene he opened up his music senses to leftfield rhythms and the alternative club culture.

By night when Tom is not touring the world as a freestyle, house, liquid D&B or rare groove DJ he was and is running some legendary clubs in the heart of Vienna. Gilles Peterson, Jazzanova, Ame, DJ Spinna, Poets of Rhythm, Dj Krush, KJM, Nicola Conte , DJ Shadow or Henrik Schwarz,Tom shared the wheels of steel with them.

By day he ´s working as music curator for the Vienna tourism board, hosting his Trans Europa Express radio show, A&R´in for record labels , digging deep in the crates to unearth lost music genres such as 80´s Independent Euro Disco ( Elaste for compost records), Cuban 70´s Funk (Revolucion for freestyle records) or Hungarian 60´s Modal Jazz (cosmic sounds. London) He is producer (together with Marc Frank) behind 7 SAMURAI & PANOPTIKUM IMPROVISATIONAL ARKESTRA covering the full range of soulful music from Detroit Techno to Spiritual Jazz and back to Cosmic Boogie. He has released almost a hundred tunes on compost records, deeper soul, déjà vu, schema, fine art, love monk, counterpoint etc.

With a DJ career running for 20 years, we know that this open-minded head has got some serious skills. With a remarkable variation he’s played everything from retro funk, disco, soul, jazz & latin sets at Plastic People in London, soulful house at the Viennas Meierei, , house & techno at Lux in Lisbon , and freestyle sessions at APT in NYC.He´s been all over Europe, 3 times on tour in the US & twice in Japan, done that and wants to return for more. Check him out if you can, you won’t be disappointed!


100% Shark: Photography & Information Exhibition

February 11th, 2013
21 February – 22 March 2013

Opening Reception: Thursday 21 February
6pm at WTF Cafe & Gallery
Freeland and Love Wildlife foundations, with support from Canon Marketing (Thailand), invite you to join the opening of an exhibition for shark conservation on THURSDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2013, 6-9pm.
Up to 73 million sharks are killed each year to meet the demand for shark fin soup, and global shark populations are now in catastrophic decline.
International and local artists and photographers will exhibit works in support of a new USAID-sponsored campaign to reduce the sale and consumption of shark fin in Thailand.
The exhibition features 4 artists; photographs from Paul Hilton’s World Press Award 2012 winning series on shark finning, as well as recent images of an estimated 30,000 fins drying on urban rooftops that shocked the world. Animal activist Jirayu Ekkul’s underwaterphotography shows sharks in their natural environment; while an anonymous installation artist creates work to reflect the mindless consumption culture of the controversial dish. Lastly an educational VDO edited by newly graduated award winning artist, Sipakorn Kungsapichart. All works aim to shake consumers out of complacency.
The exhibition is using art as a tool to expose the truth behind shark fin soup, highlighting the health risks and environmental impacts of consumption.