Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft by The Langley Schools Music Project from the album: Innocence & Despair: The Langley Schools Music Project

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Langley Schools Music Project -

Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft.

The Langley Schools Music Project is a collection of recordings of children’s choruses singing pop hits by artists including  The Beach BoysPaul McCartney, and David Bowie. Originally recorded in 1976–77, they were rereleased in 2001 and became a cult hit and a successful example of outsider music.

The project was undertaken in 1976–77 by Canadian music teacher Hans Fenger with students from Langley School District in British Columbia. Recordings were made in a schoolgym in Langley, in Metro Vancouver. Two LPs were released, Lochiel, Glenwood, and South Carvolth Schools in 1976 and Hans Fenger/Wix-Brown Elementary School in 1977. Fenger later said:[1]

I knew virtually nothing about conventional music education, and didn’t know how to teach singing. Above all, I knew nothing of what children’s music was supposed to be. But the kids had a grasp of what they liked: emotion, drama, and making music as a group. Whether the results were good, bad, in tune or out was no big deal — they had élan. This was not the way music was traditionally taught. But then I never liked conventional ‘children’s music,’ which is condescending and ignores the reality of children’s lives, which can be dark and scary. These children hated ‘cute.’ They cherished songs that evoked loneliness and sadness

The recordings were little known until Brian Linds, a Victoria record collector, found the first record in a thrift store in 2000. He sent it to Irwin Chusid, a proponent of outsider music. After ten labels had rejected them, Bar/None Records released Innocence & Despair, a single-CD compilation of the two LPs.

(text wikipedia)

vintagegal:

“Boy meets girl – from Outer Space” by Weegee (Arthur Fellig), c. 1955, New York 

vintagegal:

“Boy meets girl – from Outer Space” by Weegee (Arthur Fellig), c. 1955, New York 

painters-in-color:

Austrian artist Gustav Klimt and his cat. Vienna, early 1910s. Photography by Moriz Nähr, colorized by painters-in-color

painters-in-color:

Austrian artist Gustav Klimt and his cat. Vienna, early 1910s.
Photography by Moriz Nähr, colorized by painters-in-color

simena:

Anton Dieffenbach (1831-1914)

simena:

Anton Dieffenbach (1831-1914)

Francine Van Hove - Liseuse

Francine Van Hove - Liseuse

Vladimir Malagis - On Clara Zetkin’s death, 1933

Vladimir Malagis - On Clara Zetkin’s death, 1933

stilllifequickheart:

George Telfer Bear
Portrait and Still Life
20th century

stilllifequickheart:

George Telfer Bear

Portrait and Still Life

20th century

paperimages:

Lee MacLeod

paperimages:

Lee MacLeod

Bo Bartlett - The Unconscious, 2010
Oil on linen

Bo Bartlett - The Unconscious, 2010

Oil on linen

Martin Drolling - Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

Martin Drolling - Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

Albin Roberts Burt - Richard Robert Jones the wonderful Linguist. born at Aberdaron, Caernarvonshire now living in Liverpool
Drawn engraved & published by A R Burt Miniature painter Chester May 30 1823

Albin Roberts Burt - Richard Robert Jones the wonderful Linguist. born at Aberdaron, Caernarvonshire now living in Liverpool

Drawn engraved & published by A R Burt Miniature painter Chester May 30 1823

nemfrog:

Whales. Science of the sea. 1912.

nemfrog:

Whales. Science of the sea. 1912.

blastedheath:

Alfréd Réth (Hungarian, 1884-1966), Composition, 1947. Oil, sand and mixed media on panel, 100 x 47 cm.

blastedheath:

Alfréd Réth (Hungarian, 1884-1966), Composition, 1947. Oil, sand and mixed media on panel, 100 x 47 cm.

urgetocreate:

Roland Wakelin, Cat in the Window, c1929

urgetocreate:

Roland Wakelin, Cat in the Window, c1929

urgetocreate:

Maureen Gallace, Early October, 2009

urgetocreate:

Maureen Gallace, Early October, 2009