Mina Mentioned in Rolling Stone Magazine

rs_logoOne of the world’s leading music/entertainment magazines, Rolling Stone, released a list of eleven (11) ways this past year was the biggest in transgender history.

Along with Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace, Mina was mentioned in her segment under number two.

In August, long-running hardcore/metal band Life of Agony re-formed to play their first shows with transgender singer Mina Caputo since she came out in 2011. One of the group’s founding members, Caputo has also made her name (formerly Keith) via an eclectic solo career, and last year, she toured with Grace, who has cited the musician as an “inspiration.”

You can check out the entire article here: http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/11-ways-2014-was-the-biggest-year-in-transgender-history-20141223

Latest SSSE Commission Released

Science Slam Sonic Explorers, or SSSE, have released their latest video, On An Island At 78º North, featuring Jørn Hurum, Gator Bait Ten, Submerged, Achim G. Reisdorf, artwork by Esther Van Hulsen, with the main narration/singing done by Mina.

Check out the video below, or visit the Commissions page to get Mina involved either in your own project, or create something completely original.

Psychology Today Cites Mina as ‘Music’s Gender Outlaw’

psy_today_logoIn another thought-provoking discussion with Psychology Today’s Dr. Michael Friedman, Ph. D, Mina discusses formlessness of identity, gender, consciousness and much more.

Click here to read how Mina is changing the way the music industry looks at and embraces gender…

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brick-brick/201408/what-we-can-learn-musics-gender-outlaw-mina-caputo

Using Music to Educate About Paleontology

nordsciOriginally Posted by the University of Oslo

On May 19th, 2009, Jørn Hurum was in the center of a media storm rarely associated with scientific finds when his team announced the news of the fossil Darwinius masillae, which became world famous under the name Ida.

The well-orchestrated press conference and simultaneous release of both a popular science book and a TV documentary sparked a heated debate in academic circles on public outreach.

New platform for outreach
Five years later, a common acquaintance connected Hurum and a fellow paleontologist, Achim Reisdorf. In 2013, the German Reisdorf and New York-based producer Submerged started the project Science Slam Sonic Explorer (SSSE).

The idea behind SSSE is to offer scientists a new platform for outreach.

“Science Slam is a well-known concept, but SSSE goes one step further by adding original music and video. It is not intended to be performed live, but for online distribution,” Hurum explains.

Ida is the fifth video SSSE have produced. Hurum’s lyrics are recited by Life of Agony singer Mina Caputo, backed by the band Gator Bait Ten, including ex-Swans drummer Ted Parsons.

You can read the rest of the article in its entirely by clicking here, as well as see/hear the completed music video.