Welcome to your new job. Please do not be late on your first day.
THE BUREAU is a story, told to you in real time, through comics and modular/electronic music. Each comics panel has a corresponding music track, timed to match the indicated time clock in each panel.
INSTRUCTIONS: The Bureau can played at any time, day or night, but for maximum entertainment, press play at 8:55am on the playlist below. Be sure to clock in a 8:59, The music will follow along, including your trip down the hallway at 9:09, your encounter with the supply cabinet at 9:19am, and an entire half hour morning meeting, complete with paperwork and PowerPoint, beginning at 9:30.
This first installment covers 8:55am through 10:03am.
Next week, "10:03am, THE ANNOUNCEMENT".
More information at: ep.tc/bureau
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Here's the soundtrack for this week's installment:
The inaugural Heavy Metal Knitting World Championship were an unqualified success, with competitors from the US, Russia, Japan and beyond converging on Joensuu, Finland to thrash and knit: competitors such as Woolfumes, Bunny Bandit and 9" Needles thrashed to heavy metal music while knitting, for an audience of about 200. The winners were the five-person […]
Signal processing engineer Stéphane Pigeon created this captivating Gregorian chant generator. It enables you to simply “conduct,” mix, and process the sacred a cappella songs heard in the monasteries of the Roman Catholic Church since the 9th century. Gregorian Voices: Early Roman Catholic Church Song Generator
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” Mattel has announced a “David Bowie” Barbie doll. On Amazon, it’s priced at $50. From the New York Times: It’s a notably androgynous look for a doll that epitomized the stereotypes of feminine appearance in its earlier iterations. In more recent years, however, male […]
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