Friday, 8 June 2012
The late Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch was a multi-talented rapper, producer and humanitarian who enjoyed a strong following the world over.
Last week Sydney based fans Dan White and James Beswick remembered MCA in a touching and creative tribute at the Sydney MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), and MCA and music fans will be delighted to learn that the tribute was captured on both video and camera, and has become quite the viral hit over the internet (which no doubt would have pleased MCA).
Kym Staton from the Human Statue Bodyart agency was made up to be MCA and sent heads turning in and around the famous Sydney Museum.
You can see the amazing tribute video here https://vimeo.com/43588064
The tribute sign at the Sydney MCA reads...
MCA tribute at the MCA, 2012
A silent tribute in honour of Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch, who recently passed away after a battle with cancer.
Performed in aid of The Cancer Council.
Yauch was one of the most seminal artists of the last 25 years, helping shape and evolve hip-hop and rock scenes alike. His lyrically anarchy knew no bounds, "spitting" rhymes that were both progressive and philosophical, and thus it was sadly ironic that his death should come due to cancer of the salivary gland.
We salute him in silence, as no amount of intimidation could replicate his genius. He'll truly be missed.
Please give generously to The Cancer Council via the Facebook page. Thank you.
Converse Inc., through its Australian licensee, Conquest Sports (Aust) Pty Ltd., announces the launch of Acts of Disruption, featuring live performances in unexpected locations by some of Australias most exciting emerging bands.The first Acts of Disruption event featured King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard with supports The Murlocs from Melbournes underground music scene.Acts of Disruption is a Converse initiative designed to disrupt the traditional live music tour experience by inviting bands to showcase their artistry in unique locations.Originally launched in China in 2011, Acts of Disruption has showcased in a variety of creative venues across China, featuring a unique mix of music acts such as Health, Re-Tros and White+.
The series has now expanded to Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Indonesia as part of Converses commitment to supporting local music scenes and delivering fresh experiences to music fans around the region.The first Sydney edition of Acts of Disruption took place on May 11, 2012 at the former Rozelle Hospital, a historic building located in Lilyfield.Forthcoming line-ups and location for Melbourne, Brisbane, and Wellington events will be announced shortly. Tickets for Acts of Disruption events are free of charge and available exclusively via RSVP facebook.com/converseaustralia