Listen: The Cure - Robert Smith's Reflections & Inspirations


Update (June 22): we've now made Robert Smith's "Reflections" mixtape into a downloadable Modcast. Get it here.

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June 17, 2011 at 2:37pm in vivid


Vivid Live 2011 wrap, pt 3

The final wrap from Vivid Live 2011. Includes photos from DOM, 2manydjs, Yo Gabba Gabba, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Sonny Rollins.

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June 9, 2011 at 5:53pm in vivid


Vivid live 2011 pt 2: Odd Future, Tame Impala, Bat for Lashes

While the Superbien lights are still on the sails for a few more days, the rest inside have been packed away. The artists are safely on planes and heading onto their next shows, or back into their studios to complete their various projects. People are starting to resurface from what can only be described as an epic 10 days.

Some of the worlds finest converged on Sydney, shared amazing performances, stole hearts ... and shook the Sydney Opera House in a way that engineers are still checking the foundations to make sure the famous iconic building will be ok.

Below are just a handful of photos that give you a glimpse at the amazing experience that was Vivid Live 2011 curated by Modular's Stephen Pavlovic. For more, head across here.

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June 9, 2011 at 3:08pm in vivid


Radio Soulwax live from Vivid

Radio Soulwax live from Vivid


2manyDJ and Soulwax brothers David and Stephen Dewaele are bringing their Radio Soulwax audio adventures to Australia for a unique series at the Vivid Live 2011.

From Tuesday May 31 (today!) to Friday June 3 between 6-7pm they'll be broadcasting from the Sydney Opera House, in a special studio the famous Concert Hall.

Each day they'll bring us backstage conversations with artists at the festival and specially themed mixes... Expect their take on themes as varied and random as 'Australia', 'New Stuff We're Into', the year '1973', and the very best of 'Italia'. Do Italians really do it better? We'll find out.

To keep themselves on their toes, they've also set themselves a daily task - to mix as many songs suggested by you into 10 minutes. Head over here to offer your suggestions for the 10 Minute Challenge!!

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May 31, 2011 at 8:35am in vivid, 2manydjs



Counting down to Vivid, are you ready for the studio parties?

In a short number of days and hours the Sydney Opera House will be transformed into a sensory overload of lights, music and ideas.

Vivid kicks off this Friday night, when Superbien will flick the switch and transform the famous house and harbour, Lighting the Sails.

While inside the house, Tom Kuntz will unveil his incredible video installation featuring Lucky Dragons.

These events will run for the duration of the festival. And they're free.

Then join us as we bring the party....

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May 24, 2011 at 2:42pm in vivid, Azari & III


Biz Markie Joins Yo Gabba Gabba for Vivid

Biz Markie Joins Yo Gabba Gabba for Vivid

Biz Markie will be joining Yo Gabba Gabba LIVE for Vivid.

Biz Markie regularly appears on the television show, teaching a whole new generation about the art of beatboxing and cool tricks in his segment Biz' Beat of the Day.

We think he's pretty boss.

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May 15, 2011 at 10:08am in vivid


Crate Minds: DJ Lance Rock from Yo Gabba Gabba

For many, Yo Gabba Gabba is a shining light of children's television programming.

It's the genuine mixture of kooky animation and characters along with incredible music that makes small children, teenagers, parents and everyone in-between love the program.

Some of the bands to feature on the show include Cornelius, Chromeo and MGMT.

We asked DJ Lance Rock for a peek inside his album collection, and here's what he came back with.

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May 11, 2011 at 5:41pm in crate minds


The Cure "Reflections": Vivid Live 2011

While punk was still reverberating through popular culture, The Cure's unique blend of moody, atmospheric and unforgettable songs pioneered a new era in popular music and marked them for greatness from the start.

One of the world's most enduringly influential bands, The Cure have today been confirmed to perform for Vivid LIVE at The Sydney Opera House, curated by Modular's Stephen "Pav" Pavlovic.

The Cure will be appearing onstage with a uniquely evolving line-up of band members past and present.

The Cure "Reflections" will see the band perform their first three albums live, in their entirety, in an extraordinary concert experience exclusively for Vivid LIVE on May 31 and June 1.

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May 6, 2011 at 6:00am in vivid


Modular Presents: 2ManyDJs Sideshow

Prepare yourself - David and Stephen Dewaele will be on the decks for 2 hours!

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May 6, 2011 at 5:59am in vivid


Vivid Live is a festival of music and art held annually at The Sydney Opera House. In 2011 it will run from May 27th to June 5th and will be curated by Modular's Steve Pavlovic.

 

Schedule

27.05.2011 - 13.06.2011 - LIGHTING THE SAILS - SUPERBIEN

Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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27.05.2011 - 05.06.2011 - TOM KUNTZ INSTALLATION - FEATURING LITTLE DRAGONS

Western Foyers, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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27.05.2011 - SPIRITUALIZED: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WE ARE FLOATING IN SPACE

Opera Theatre, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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27.05.2011 - LEAVE THEM ALL BEHIND: BAG RAIDERS (DJ SET), AZARI & III (LIVE), THE SWISS (LIVE), BENI & SOFTWAR

The Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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28.05.2011 - SPIRITUALIZED: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WE ARE FLOATING IN SPACE

Opera Theatre, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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28.05.2011 - THE CRYSTAL ARK

The Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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28.05.2011 - MAD RACKET PRESENTS: MAD RACKET, GAVIN RUSSOM (THE CRYSTAL ARK) & BAMBOO MUSIK

The Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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29.05.2011 - CUT COPY

Concert Hall, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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29.05.2011 - ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI

Opera Theatre, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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29.05.2011 - SNEAKY SUNDAYS PRESENTS: DANIELE BALDELLI, BLACK ANGUS & MISS CONNIE, VAN SHE (LIVE), FLIGHT FACILITIES & GUS DA HOODRAT

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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30.05.2011 - WU LYF

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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31.05.2011 - THE CURE "REFLECTIONS"

Concert Hall, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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31.05.2011 - WU LYF

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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31.05.2011 - OFWGKTA

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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01.06.2011 - THE CURE "REFLECTIONS"

Concert Hall, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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01.06.2011 - TAME IMPALA

Opera Theatre, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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01.06.2011 - OFWGKTA

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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02.06.2011 - SONNY ROLLINS

Concert Hall, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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02.06.2011 - OFWGKTA

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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03.06.2011 - BAT FOR LASHES

Concert Hall, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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03.06.2011 - DOM

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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03.06.2011 - THE AVALANCHES (DJ SET), HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE, CANYONS & ANDEE FROST

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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04.06.2011 - HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE

Opera Theatre, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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04.06.2011 - YO GABBA GABBA!

Concert Hall, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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04.06.2011 - BAT FOR LASHES

Concert Hall, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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04.06.2011 - DOM

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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04.06.2011 - 2MANY DJS PRESENTS: 2MANYDJS, CHANGES & BENI

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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05.06.2011 - YO GABBA GABBA!

Concert Hall, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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05.06.2011 - CHRIS CUNNINGHAM

Opera Theatre, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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05.06.2011 - AZARI & III

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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05.06.2011 - CLUB KOOKY PRESENTS: GEMMA & SEYMOURS BUTZ, HORSE MEAT DISCO, AZARI & III & DANIELE BALDELLI

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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