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30 Extraordinary Years! Help Us Make It 31 Now!

Dear Friends,

Now celebrating its 30th year of service to artists, New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (NRPA) has a distinguished history in two experimental fields, radio art and net art; it has commissioned, distributed and archived hundreds of works, thereby supporting and advancing many artists’ careers, and establishing itself as a vital resource for arts and educational institutions, and the general public. NRPA is the only organization in the United States that has as its core mission the commissioning of networked art by both emerging and established artists.

Although times are tough for many of you, we’re asking you to dig deep and make a contribution (tax-deductible for US Residents) that will enable NRPA to continue providing you with free access to our extraordinary projects:, Networked_Performance, Networked_Music_Review, Networked: a (networked_book) about (networked_art), Upgrade! Boston, and New American Radio.

Please go to the Turbulence homepage to contribute via PayPal or check.

With Thanks and Sincere Good Wishes for 2011,

Helen Thorington and Jo-Anne Green

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Dec 23, 15:54
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A Resonant Tomb [se Gőteborg]

A Resonant Tomb by Barrie James Sutcliffe :: November 27 – December 12, 2010 :: Hey! It’s Enrico Pallazzo, Sockerbruket 20-22, 414 51 Gőteborg, Sweden.

A Resonant Tomb is a sound installation about distance, either through space, time, medium, or death. How does the shape of our longings persist over time? How does it change-would we be able to recognize it? Through the use of two opposing radio stations on the same frequency, A Resonant Tomb provides us room to contemplate the difficulty of communication and separating signal from noise. Moving through this space, we are aware of our own body’s affect on our surroundings and of the information passing through us. The old, not yet dead, media plays with our memories, crackling with the nostalgic resonating echoes of that which was, that which could be, and that which has been only a comfortable dream. Continue reading

Nov 27, 14:46
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Live Stage: Electromagnetic Phenomenon [ie Derry]

Garrett Phelan: Electromagnetic Phenomenon – Portrait of a Broadcaster – Donal Dineen 2010, a new two-part radio/video project :: Part 1: November 8-11; midnight – 2:00 am (Donal Dineen broadcasts his ‘SMALL HOURS’ radio show live from the Context Gallery, open to visitors from 11:00 pm) :: Part 2: November 15-30 (Phelan’s video documentation on view in the gallery) :: Context Gallery, 5-7 Artillery Street, Derry, BT48 6RG, Northern Ireland :: in association with TODAY FM.

This new work is a portrait of an acclaimed broadcaster, chosen by Phelan as someone whose iconic voice represents integrity and seriousness to his core audience, many of whom have developed their musical knowledge with him over many years. Continue reading

Nov 8, 13:43
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Live Stage: Ghumakkad Baaja [in Delhi]

City as Studio: EXB 10.03 presents Ghumakkad Baaja — An open collaboration between Prayas Abhinav, Hemant Babu, Ram Bhatt and Nishant Sharma :: June 26, 2010; 6:30 pm :: Sarai-CSDS, 29, Rajpur Road, Civil Lines, Delhi, India.

Ghumakkad Baaja is a demonstration of an open and unregulated way of doing audio transmissions along with discussions about transmissions, public networks and “selling air”.

* Can we be active broadcasters and not just passive consumers? * Can we create and share audio/video content in a widely accessible way? * Could there be a platform much like satellite T.V, but in an on-the-move outdoor friendly format without needing a multi-crore license? Continue reading

Jun 24, 12:32
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[-empyre-] Journal of Journal Performance Studies

Nicholas Knouf wrote: Dear -empyre-,

I don’t want to derail the very interesting present discussion on labour and alienation, but I wanted to announce a new project that, coincidently, has a bearing on the conversation this month. The project, Journal of Journal Performance Studies (JJPS), is a series of three interrelated works that engage with academic publishing, consisting of a Firefox extension, an online radio station, and a journal. The project itself can be found at

JJPS started as a result of my own disgust over the absurd prices for academic journals. Continue reading

Jun 18, 17:11
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“Journal of Journal Performance Studies” by Nicholas Knouf

Turbulence Commission: Journal of Journal Performance Studies by Nicholas Knouf [Needs Firefox Browser]:

Journal of Journal Performance Studies (JJPS) is a series of three interrelated works that engage with academic publishing. The project consists of a Firefox extension, an online radio, and a journal. The JJPS Firefox Extension overlays bibliometric data, graphs of journal ownership, and journal cost onto publisher websites. The extension also replaces advertisements on scholarly sites to provide a glimpse into the future of scholarly distribution. JJPS Radio is designed as a fully-automated internet radio station, presenting recitations of articles in our database of hundreds, translations of texts into sound, and news and views important for the study of journal performance. Continue reading

Jun 17, 10:36
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Virtual Radio Music Festival Mogadishu [so Somalia]

Virtual Radio Music Festival Mogadishu, Somalia – June 21, 2010 :: Call to Artists and Radio Stations!

To speak out against the barbaric act of banning music from Somalian Radio stations.(1) We will silence our radioshows one minute per hour until June 21, 2010. Join us by doing the same with your radio broadcasts. Artist are invited to send us samples of their music to fill in for the accumulated minutes passed from April 13 to June 21 2010.

On June 21 we will broadcast a special radio event around the world which will be staged entirely on the internet. As the number of minutes is rather large, the event will broadcast continuously by participating radiostations for more than a day. Continue reading

Apr 14, 18:35
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Join on Resonance 104.4FM every Tuesday evening, 9:30-10:30 pm (UK time). Continue reading

Apr 12, 10:22
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There is no I in Team

Program e.V and Berlin China Cultural Bridges presents THERE IS NO I IN TEAM brings together cutting-edge Chinese video, live audiovisuals and performance art and creative communities from both China and Berlin.

The event is structured around the idea of making a live radio show focusing on rhizomatic networks stretching out from China to Berlin. The guests for THERE IS NO I IN TEAM belong to the same network of people who create their artistic projects on an individual basis but yet become public through a team of people who provide the necessary context.

A radio program created around the existing project THERE IS NO I IN TEAM installs itself in an exhibition space where the video works of Meiya Lin and Jin Shan raise questions about the role of the individual, hierarchy, power, migration, public space, market strategies and capitalism. Continue reading

Oct 15, 17:04
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Storage in Collaborative Networked Art

networked.jpgRead | Write Storage in Collaborative Networked Art by Jason Freeman — in Networked: a (networked_book) about (networked_art):

ABSTRACT: This chapter explores the role of storage in media art and, more specifically, its role in collaborative creativity within the field of networked music. Through a series of paired analyses of works that differentially emphasize transmission and storage or which employ different approaches to storage, the chapter discusses different opportunities, challenges, and issues related to storage in collaborative, networked art. Music by the Rova Saxophone Quartet and by Nick Collins frames a discussion of composition and improvisation; two works by The Hub initiate an analysis of the influence of technology on network design and on collaborative models of shared material and shared control; broadcast works by Max Neuhaus introduce the concept of active storage systems; the online sites WebDrum and Jamglue raise questions about network latency and the persistency of storage; and Bicycle Built for 2,000 and Graph Theory manipulate the level of awareness of storage mechanisms by various participants.

Jul 31, 12:42
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