One 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.”
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.
We are beyond thrilled and excited to announce Mina has officially signed a book deal yesterday with Howie Abrams’ new publishing imprint, Lesser Gods, with Katherine Turman (Louder than Hell), scribing.
More information will be brought to light as confirmed.
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.
In conjunction with the 5 year anniversary of the fossil’s revelation to the public, Science Slam Sonic Explorers have created a new piece highlighting the controversy behind the Earth’s most magnificently preserved primate fossil: IDA
With lyrics by Jørn Harald Hurum, voicing by Life of Agony’s Mina Caputo, music by Gator Bait Ten, and audio-visual production by Kurt Gluck (Submerged), this is the next echelon in collaborative effort between Science and Music.