Thursday, December 13, 2012

Magical Keys


I found some magical keys in Iceland. These pictures were taken on Hrisey Island, Iceland at the Old School Art House Residency for Artists.


















Alexander Clinthorne-Website

Hello,Check out my website at:
http://alexanderclinthorne.wix.com/portfolio
http://alexanderclinthorne.wix.com/sounds

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

C.Worm

My first official release has been distributed to iTunes and is now available for download.
Check out the CD. I've worked very hard on it and I highly recommend the music for making art to!

You can type C.Worm into itunes, or follow this link!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pursuing-underground-tracks/id569218372

Friday, September 21, 2012

Artprize info

It is time for ArtPrize 2012. I have a piece at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Art prize is the biggest monetary value based art competition in the WORLD. And it is here in poor Michigan! I have a chance at winning $200,000 if I win public vote. I have a chance to win $100,000 if I win the grand jury award. I have a chance to win $20,000 if I win a prize. Last but not least if I win all three of those I could win $320,000... Pretty crazy. I don't know what I would do with all of that money. Better just not win anything. Well, there is a lot of good art out in Grandrapids for ArtPrize. Go check it out people!
ArtPrize is based on public vote, but you have to register in Grandrapids to vote! So, if you see my piece and like it you can vote 52300!

Voting instructions:

Also, I am hosting an event for ArtPrize! If you come to my location on on Wednesday the 19th, I will be handing out FREE CDs with Xander Clinthorne's latest musical compositions! These are not yet available for downloading online so if you want a CD come to the Grand Rapids Public Museum from 6:00pm-7:30pm! It might be important to note that the music is the audio played from inside the latest piece.

I'll give you a little sneak peak of the ArtPrize piece. It's title is: The sea worm named Largarfljtsormur. (based on Icelandic folklore)









The Song of The Sea Worm

Popular demand calls for another free cd giveaway today! I will be back at Artprize in Grand Rapids standing by my piece at the Grand Rapids Public Museum handing out free cds of my musical compositions.
I am heading to Grand Rapids today and I'll be staying the night, so you have a chance to get a free cd if you come visit me! Tell me if you are coming and I will reserve one for you.

Here is a sneak preview of a song that plays from the sea monster. Please download it, listen and then tell me what you think! This is the first time that this song is going online. In fact, I have not even named the song yet. If you want, you can suggest a title for the song!

https://rapidshare.com/files/679650436/opp.mp3

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Many Rapids

Artprize opens today and I will be doing a free CD giveaway down by my installation at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. I have a brand new CD of musical compositions available! It is not yet available for download but my two earlier cds will be deleted from Rapidshare in the "next few days" so here is the download link. One last chance to get your free downloads of my first two musical compositions.

Download links:
Cd1
https://rapidshare.com/files/2346690129/Xander_Clinthorne-The_Bottom_Of_The_Floor(2011).rar
Cd2
https://rapidshare.com/files/3172799993/Xander_Clinthorne-An_Abundance_of_Shade(2012).rar

Please download them "Rapidly", listen and tell me what you think!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

ArtPrize is here. 52300 is my voting number!

It is almost time for ArtPrize 2012. I have a piece at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Art prize is the biggest monetary value based art competition in the WORLD. And it is here in poor Michigan! I have a chance at winning $200,000 if I win public vote. I have a chance to win $100,000 if I win the grand jury award. I have a chance to win $20,000 if I win a prize. Last but not least if I win all three of those I could win $320,000... Pretty crazy. I don't know what I would do with all of that money. Better just not win anything. Well, there is a lot of good art out in Grandrapids for ArtPrize. Go check it out people!
ArtPrize is based on public vote, but you have to register in Grandrapids to vote! So, if you see my piece and like it you can vote 52300! 
Voting instructions:

Also, I am hosting an event for ArtPrize! If you come to my location on on Wednesday the 19th, I will be handing out FREE CDs with Xander Clinthorne's latest musical compositions! These are not yet available for downloading online so if you want a CD come to the Grand Rapids Public Museum from 6:00pm-7:30pm! It might be important to note that the music is the audio played from inside the latest piece.

I'll give you a little sneak peak of the ArtPrize piece. It's title is: The sea worm named Largarfljtsormur. (based on Icelandic folklore)


Sneak preview. Better pics coming soon!


 Is that a swing set it is eating? What happened to the kid!?





Monday, September 17, 2012

Ready to FIRE!

        I have stacked these sculptures one on top of the other in order to fit them in my make shift "superwool" kiln. Last firing I had took my piece into lower mid range, a venture that my glaze was not made for. This time, I am just doing an approximate bisque firing. The goal is to get the pieces strong enough to glaze with using as little gas as possible.







Saturday, August 25, 2012

Xander Clinthorne-An Abundance of Shade(2012)

Hello everybody!
Here is a link to my SECOND album. This album was created in the winter and spring of 2012. I recommend listening to it while in the woods. Please note that songs are not meant to be listened to at full volume. There are sounds that are supposed to remain unheard by the conscious mind. Like the last CD, this album is an exploration of the potential of music. I have used my ignorance in everything music to my advantage by creating something that is perhaps naive, but begins to break free of the bonds that hold music in its place. This album is my attempt to sculpt sounds and with a limited pallet, create inviting environments.

Again, feel free to use this music/sound in any film or video art. And PLEASE share it as much as possible.
Thanks.
Sincerely, Alexander Clinthorne

The Link is here:
https://rapidshare.com/files/3172799993/Xander_Clinthorne-An_Abundance_of_Shade(2012).rar



Friday, August 24, 2012

Xander Clinthorne-The Bottom Of The Floor(2011)

Finally!

       I have figure out how to use rapidshare. You can now download my first Album for free from Rapidshare. My sounds are open to anyone wanting to use them in film or video art. I only ask that you mention my name somewhere and shoot my an email at Xanderclinthorne@gmail.com
The Link for my first CD is:

https://rapidshare.com/files/2346690129/Xander_Clinthorne-The_Bottom_Of_The_Floor(2011).rar

By the way, please share the link with as many friends as possible. The link will become inactive as soon as people stop using it. So, download and share away!

PS. The music is meant to enhance the experience of walking in the forest or making art.The original and primary purpose of my sound projects has been to create a sonic environment for my sculptures to exist.

Enjoy.
Sincerely,
Alexander Clinthorne

Friday, June 22, 2012

Xander Clinthorne Sounds

Hello all, here is a link to my website. It is still in the very very early stages, but my music is now up, so I want to get it oit there and into yoir ears. If you like any of the songs, shoot me an email and I can send you the songs you like for free!

http://xanderclinthorne.wix.com/sounds

Saturday, May 26, 2012










Here are some photos of work that I've made in Iceland over the past two month. I have been staying in small fishing towns and just not I am realizing the huge influence it has had on my work. Iceland has been so good to me. I love the snow covered mountains, moss and lichen covered hills and thuva, warm people, vivid mythology, strange pieces of metal scapes everywhere, the 3 hour nights of May and the nothern lights of April.