Networked_Music_Review

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot [us Troy]

empac.jpgCéleste Boursier-Mougenot: untitled + index :: until November 5, 2011 :: EMPAC, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 110 8th Street, Troy, NY.

Two sound installations untitled (series #3) and index (v.4) by French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot create a special sonic atmosphere in EMPAC’s lobby spaces. The first involves floating bowls and glasses in several pools of moving water. As these objects touch, the space is filled with their fleeting, floating music.

The other sounds moving through the lobby come from two computer-played pianos. The music is an articulation of EMPAC staff’s typing activity. Software written by the artist maps linguistic properties to musical properties, translating letters, phrases, and punctuation into aspects of musical language like pitch, dynamics, repetitions, and chords.

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot: untitled (Series #3) + index (v.4) for two pianos from EMPAC @ Rensselaer on Vimeo.

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot’s work merges the realms of the musical and the visual, mining unexpected sources for their musical potential and creating situations or devices in which sonic events turn into visual material or visual objects and events get transposed sonically.

A native of Nice, France, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot was born in 1961. He lives and works in Sète, France. His works has been exhibited worldwide and are part of major public and private collections, including Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Museum of Old and New Art, Australia; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; and the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris.


Sep 9, 2011
Trackback URL

Leave a comment

Live Stage

Tags


livestage ~ music ~ sound ~ performance ~ calls + opps ~ installation ~ audio/visual ~ radio ~ festival ~ instrument ~ networked ~ audio ~ interactive ~ experimental ~ electronic ~ workshop ~ participatory ~ video ~ writings ~ event ~ mobile ~ exhibition ~ concert ~ live ~ collaboration ~ electroacoustic ~ reblog ~ environment ~ nature ~ distributed ~ field recording ~ soundscape ~ net_music_weekly ~ improvisation ~ software ~ history ~ locative media ~ space ~ noise ~ public ~ recording ~ voice ~ acoustic ~ immersion ~ lecture ~ generative ~ sonification ~ body ~ conference ~ tool ~ sound sculpture ~ net art ~ art + science ~ light ~ VJ/DJ ~ diy ~ site-specific ~ remix ~ perception ~ film ~ visualization ~ mapping ~ wearable ~ laptop ~ listening ~ city ~ urban ~ multimedia ~ architecture ~ algorithmic ~ game ~ data ~ open source ~ virtual ~ spatialization ~ robotic ~ biotechnology ~ webcast ~ platform ~ hacktivism ~ sound walk ~ score ~ image ~ electromagnetic ~ cinema ~ new media ~ composer ~ found ~ news ~ interface ~ ecology ~ telematic ~ sensor ~ circuit bending ~ dance ~ interviews/other ~ streaming ~ residency ~ synesthesia ~ physical ~ notation ~ political ~ intervention ~ object ~ conversation ~ controller ~ narrative ~ broadcasts ~ second life ~ mashup ~ responsive ~ social network ~ technology ~ ambient ~ place ~ motion tracking ~ hybrid ~ intermedia ~ augmented ~ symposium ~ spoken word ~ livecoding ~ text ~ phonography ~ gesture ~ aesthetics ~ auralization ~ upgrade! ~ acousmatic ~ resource ~ opera ~ mixed reality ~ theory ~ wireless device ~ processing ~ nmr_commission ~ 8bit ~ orchestra ~ toy ~ wireless network ~ theater ~ surveillance ~ web 2.0 ~ presentation ~ community ~ 3D ~ copyright ~ p2p ~ interview ~ podcast ~ soundtrack ~ research ~ social ~ feedback ~ sample ~ chance ~ tactile ~ recycle ~ psychogeography ~ interdisciplinary ~ systems ~ emergence ~ code ~ language ~ privacy ~ presence ~ cassette ~ free/libre software ~ newsletter ~ media ~ chiptune ~ play ~ avatar ~ haptics ~ archives ~ education ~ audio tour ~ place-specific ~ tactical ~ surround sound ~ activist ~ hardware ~ glitch ~ identity ~ asynchronous ~ business ~ tv ~ bioart ~ tangible ~ jazz ~ composition ~ e-literature ~ apps ~ animation ~ tag ~ synchronous ~ transmission arts ~ Artificial Intelligence ~ conductor ~ relational ~ collective ~ ubiquitous ~ microsound ~ reuse ~ convergence ~ book ~ simulation ~ pure data ~ machines ~ synthesizers ~ im/material ~ IPad ~ IPod Touch ~ drawing ~ analog ~ arts ~ talks ~ printed ~ IPhone ~
3D ~ 8bit ~ acousmatic ~ acoustic ~ activist ~ aesthetics ~ Artificial Intelligence ~ algorithmic ~ ambient ~ analog ~ animation ~ apps ~ architecture ~ archives ~ art + science ~ arts ~ audio tour ~ augmented ~ auralization ~ audio/visual ~ avatar ~ bioart ~ biotechnology ~ body ~ book ~ broadcasts ~ business ~ calls + opps ~ cassette ~ chance ~ chiptune ~ circuit bending ~ city ~ code ~ collaboration ~ collective ~ community ~ composer ~ composition ~ concert ~ conductor ~ conference ~ controller ~ convergence ~ conversation ~ copyright ~ data ~ distributed ~ diy ~ drawing ~ e-literature ~ ecology ~ education ~ electroacoustic ~ electromagnetic ~ electronic ~ emergence ~ environment ~ event ~ exhibition ~ experimental ~ feedback ~ festival ~ field recording ~ p2p ~ film ~ found ~ free/libre software ~ game ~ generative ~ gesture ~ glitch ~ hacktivism ~ haptics ~ hardware ~ hybrid ~ identity ~ image ~ im/material ~ immersion ~ improvisation ~ instrument ~ interactive ~ interdisciplinary ~ interface ~ intermedia ~ intervention ~ interview ~ interviews/other ~ IPad ~ IPhone ~ IPod Touch ~ jazz ~ language ~ laptop ~ lecture ~ light ~ listening ~ cinema ~ livecoding ~ livestage ~ locative media ~ machines ~ mapping ~ mashup ~ media ~ microsound ~ mixed reality ~ mobile ~ motion tracking ~ multimedia ~ nature ~ net_music_weekly ~ net art ~ networked ~ audio ~ dance ~ installation ~ live ~ music ~ narrative ~ radio ~ sound ~ text ~ theater ~ video ~ new media ~ news ~ newsletter ~ nmr_commission ~ noise ~ notation ~ object ~ open source ~ opera ~ orchestra ~ perception ~ performance ~ platform ~ tool ~ play ~ phonography ~ physical ~ place ~ place-specific ~ podcast ~ political ~ presence ~ presentation ~ printed ~ privacy ~ processing ~ psychogeography ~ public ~ pure data ~ reblog ~ recording ~ recycle ~ relational ~ remix ~ research ~ residency ~ resource ~ responsive ~ reuse ~ robotic ~ sample ~ score ~ second life ~ sensor ~ simulation ~ site-specific ~ social ~ social network ~ software ~ sonification ~ sound sculpture ~ sound synthesis ~ sound walk ~ soundscape ~ soundtrack ~ space ~ spatialization ~ spoken word ~ streaming ~ surround sound ~ surveillance ~ symposium ~ synchronous ~ synesthesia ~ synthesizers ~ systems ~ tactical ~ tag ~ talks ~ tangible ~ telematic ~ history ~ participatory ~ technology ~ asynchronous ~ wireless network ~ theory ~ tactile ~ toy ~ transmission arts ~ tv ~ ubiquitous ~ upgrade! ~ urban ~ virtual ~ visualization ~ VJ/DJ ~ voice ~ wearable ~ web 2.0 ~ webcast ~ wireless device ~ workshop ~ writings ~

Archives

2014

Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2013

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2012

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2011

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2010

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2009

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2008

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2007

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul | Jun | May | Apr

What is this?

Networked_Music_Review (NMR) is a research blog that focuses on emerging networked musical explorations.

Read more...

NMR Commissions

NMR commissioned the following artists to create new sound art works. More...
More NMR Commissions

Net_Music_Weekly

n-Polytope: Behaviors in Light and Sound after Iannis Xenakis [Gijón]

[Chris Salter working at his installation in the Exhibitions Gallery of the Art Centre. Photo:LABoral/Sergio Redruello] n-Polytope: Behaviors in Light and Sound after Iannis Xenakis ... Read more
Previous N_M_Weeklies

Bloggers

Guest Bloggers:

F.Y.I.

networked_performance
Turbulence
New York State Music Fund
Feed2Mobile
New American Radio
Upgrade! Boston
Networked: a (networked_book) about (networked_art)
New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.
New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency
Massachusetts Cultural Council

Turbulence Works