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Endless Loop: A Brief History of Chiptunes

fig96-1.jpgAbstract — Chiptune refers to a collection of related music production and performance practices sharing a history with video game soundtracks. The evolution of early chiptune music tells an alternate narrative about the hardware, software, and social practices of personal computing in the 1980s and 1990s. By digging into the interviews, text files, and dispersed ephemera that have made their way to the Web, we identify some of the common folk-historical threads among the commercial, noncommercial, and ambiguously commercial producers of chiptunes with an eye toward the present-day confusion surrounding the term chiptune. Using the language of affordances and constraints, we hope to avoid a technocratic view of the inventive and creative but nevertheless highly technical process of creating music on computer game hardware. Continue reading


Apr 14, 2009
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Reblogged Tuesday Flotsom

039-2009-b.jpgCronicaelectronica recently released Digital Sound Drawings by Moren Riis, 6 pieces that use direct processing of drawings into sound. The release, which is free to download, is also complimented with a limited edition set of prints from Marius Watz, where traced segments of conical shapes cause vibrantly coloured interference patterns.

Network diagrams, occlusions and eclipses of celestial bodies, and dynamic charts reminiscent of Paul Klee’s Pedological sketches all abound in Cornelius Cardew’s experimental musical scores. Continue reading


Apr 14, 2009
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Turbulence Commissions: Call for Proposals

New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. is now accepting proposals for Turbulence.org. New York practitioners are encouraged to apply for our April 30 deadline. All others may submit proposals for our June 15 deadline. The Application Guidelines are here.

Turbulence is the oldest and most consistent net art commissions site. Now celebrating 13 years, it has commissioned, exhibited and archived over 160 works.


Apr 14, 2009
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Live Stage: onedotzero_adventures [us Troy, NY]

empac.jpgonedotzero_adventures in motion digital film festival :: April 17 – 19, 2009 :: EMPAC, The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

A captivating weekend packed with visionary new motion graphic video and live cinematic work that spans the range of moving image creative practice, from industry to art gallery. The weekend kicks off with a moving audiovisual performance by Scanner (aka Robin Rimbaud) and Olga Mink and a reception with lush live video and music by EMPAC luminaries skfl and jenkins. Over three days from the mezzanine to the studios, from the Theater to the Café, EMPAC spaces will flicker and pulse with sound and vision courtesy of the internationally revered onedotzero digital film festival. Continue reading


Apr 13, 2009
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Live Stage: Big Deep [us NYC + online]

n62508599835_1407.jpgDeep Listening Institute presents Big Deep, a benefit concert with Roscoe Mitchell, Pauline Oliveros, Deep Listening Band (Stuart Dempster, David Gamper); visuals by Benton-C; and DJs Olive and Oliveros :: April 18, 2009; 8:00 – 11:00 pm :: The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York City; and streamed live.

Deep Listening Institute, Ltd. for more than two decades has contributed to the quality of life locally and throughout the world, through retreats, workshops, concerts, festivals and many other programs. Deep Listening Institute provides a home for a large community of artists, audiences, and students, through its activities and online presence. Your donation to Deep Listening is a gift that connects with others who care about the quality of life and helps to build community in the arts. With your help we continue to thrive and bring transformative arts to all.


Apr 13, 2009
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Pubic Sound Objects – A shared Sonic Environment

pso.jpgThe Public Sound Objects (PSOs) is a Shared Sonic Environment for experimental music available as an installation or as a web based system. It is targeted to the general Public and it does not require previous music knowledge. A user can join a collaborative performance using a “Bouncing Ball Java Interface” by manipulating Sound Objects in a central soundserver.

To run the client software properly you need to have Java installed and a Standard MIDI Synthesizer. The Public Sound Objects Software is Open Source under a GPL Licence. Source code can be downloaded. A video essay can be found here. Continue reading


Apr 13, 2009
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Call for Works: The Artistic Potential of Flash

flash.jpgCall for entries :: Flash & Thunder: Flash as a medium and tool for artistic creations :: Extended Deadline: June 30, 2009.

Since the Internet became popular in the late 90’ies of 20th century, the software program “FLASH”, once developed and prepared for the commercial market by Macromedia, and now owned by Adobe, represents a vector based developing environment which enables the creator to combine different media and develop vector based animations especially for the Internet. .swf data file extension became a standard for animations online and offline, and Flash video and its .flv file format stands for “videostreaming” on the net. Continue reading


Apr 13, 2009
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Live Stage: Lillian Ball and Steve Bull [us NYC]

harvestworks.jpgLillian Ball and Steve Bull :: April 20, 2009; 7:00 pm :: Harvestworks, 596 Broadway #602 New York City (at Houston St).

As part of the ongoing “Listen In” series of artist presentations, Harvestworks is pleased to present multi-media artists Lillian Ball, and Steve Bull. Lilian Ball will discuss her recent interactive multi-screen video installation Go Doñana, a project that explores diverse perspectives on the wetland/dune ecosystems found in Andalucia’s Doñana National and Natural Parks. Multi-media artist Steve Bull will demonstrate his recent video/MAX/Jitter/cellphone-SMS interactive installation Target, programmed by musician software artist Zachary Seldess. Continue reading


Apr 13, 2009
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Daito Manabe Stimulates the Face

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Daito Manabe stimulates his facial muscles with small electric pulses, synced to music. The result is something else. Danito comments: ‘yes. it is painful. but not as much as you think‘. He’s an artist, coder, hacker, sound designer, DJ and VJ, based in Tokyo, Japan.


Apr 12, 2009
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Live Stage: Theatre Noise Conference [uk London]

musictext.jpgTheatre Noise Conference :: April 22-24, 2009 :: The Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage London.

More than an academic conference, Theatre Noise is a diverse collection of events exploring the sound of theatre from performance to the spaces in-between. Featuring keynote presentations, artists in residence, electroacoustic, percussive and digital performances, industry workshops and installations, Theatre Noise is an immersive journey into sound.

KEYNOTES: CICELY BERRY: Voice director of the Royal Shakespeare Company; HEINER GOEBBELS: Keynote address from the Grammy-nominated composer and director; and JOHN COLLINS: Artistic Director of New York’s Elevator Repair Service, former sound designer for The Wooster Group.


Apr 12, 2009
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