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Live Stage: SleepWalks Performance (Sleepover) [us NYC]

sleepwalk.jpgSleepWalks Performance (Sleepover, please bring bedding) :: June 5, 9:00 pm – June 6, 9:00 am :: Diapason Gallery, 882 Third Avenue, 10th Fl., New York City :: RSVP: lemurz66 [at] yahoo.com.

An overnight, live electronic music performance by Lee Pembleton and Andrea Williams. Culling sounds from their audio files of field recordings, live samples of the room resonance, and various electronically processed acoustic instruments, they create an extended musical composition for the entirety of a night for an audience that sleeps in the performance space. Pembleton and Williams intend to create soundwalks for dreamers. SleepWalks first premiered as a shorter ‘catnap’ at Issue Project Room in NYC in early 2009 and since then as dream-filled overnight performances in the San Francisco Bay Area, including at Mills College as part of The Deep Listening Institute’s Dream Festival. A listening sample can be found here (link on right side of page). Continue reading


Jun 4, 2010
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Prix Bohemia Radio 2010

n329703922467_9945.jpgPrix Bohemia Radio 2010 :: Call for Submissions — Deadline: May 31, 2010.

The Czech Radio encourages the submission of sound compositions that structurally and esthetically reflect the wide range of means of expression in the contemporary acoustic art scene, transgressing both genre borders and routine principles of traditional radio programming; special emphasis should be placed on creating the composition for the radio as art medium. The following prizes will be awarded: International prize Prix Bohemia Radio 2010 (to an author), National prize Prix Bohemia Radio 2010 (to an author) and Special Mention if a jury decides so. Continue reading


Apr 2, 2010
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Live Stage: No Images, A Performance in the Dark [ca Toronto]

n370543211462_5928.jpgNo Images, a performance in the dark :: April 6, 2010; 7:00 – 8:00 pm :: Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, ON.

Developed by curators Pablo de Ocampo, Jacob Korczynski and Christof Migone, No Images features the work of Ryan Driver, Annie MacDonell, Alexis O’Hara & Mary Margaret O’Hara and Alex Snukal. Imagine a pitch-black space. Immersed in absolute darkness, you cannot see your own hand, you have no idea of the size of the space that you are in, and your sense of time is completely lost. One’s typical dependence upon an encounter anchored by eyesight is replaced by an amorphous and immersive environment. This presentation strategy is not only ideally suited for sound art, it is also a radical engagement of the senses by way of complete deprivation of the visual. Continue reading


Mar 15, 2010
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Live Stage: Sound Ecologies: Listening in the City [uk London]

soundecologies-mainpic.jpgSound Ecologies: Listening in the City :: November 18, 2009; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm :: Department of Music, City University London, Northampton Square, London. EC1V 0HB :: Free

A day of presentations, participatory workshops and informal performance around themes of urban sound, networked sound, locative media and acoustic ecology – the relationship between living beings and their environment, as mediated by sound. Featuring Furtherfield (Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett), and guest speakers Stanza, Peter Cusack, Ximena Alarcón and Pedro Rebelo. Continue reading


Oct 27, 2009
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Physically Engaged Electronic Instruments

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8MUgwiZULw[/youtube]

Abstract: In [“Exertion Instruments” by Noah Vawter, et al] we introduce a new family of musical instruments, which, like traditional acoustic instruments such as guitar and drums, derive their acoustic energy in direct proportion to the exertion of the player’s muscles, yet have electric or electronic oscillators for sound generation. Continue reading


Jul 10, 2009
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“rota” by Carsten Nicolai [de Berlin]

rota.jpgrota by Carsten Nicolai :: July 3 – September 26, 2009 :: Ernst Schering Foundation, Unter den Linden 32-34, 10117 Berlin.

rota, which sees itself as an experiment, deals with the effects of the so-called neurofeedback on human perception. Taking his cues from the dreamachines or mind machines — developed by Brion Gysin since the 1950s in the context of the Beatnik movement to alter the viewers’ state of consciousness through the emission of alpha waves — Carsten Nicolai presents a test set-up, where visitors can experience for themselves how the brain responds to different visual (and acoustic) phenomena. Continue reading


Jul 2, 2009
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Novi_sad North American Tour

noramtour_2009.jpgNovi_sad’s North American TourNovi_sad (Thanasis Kaproulias, b. 1980) graduated from the Economic University of Piraues. He lives and works in Athens, Greece. Influenced by the pioneers of audio assault, he began generating sounds in 2005. Amplified environmental recordings, drone manipulations, structured ambient soundscapes, microtones vs overtones, all come together in a hyper structure of iconoclastic form.

Novi_sad’s artistic output displays a high level of technical ability, as well as a sensitivity to the nuances of location. The strength of his soundscapes works in the same elaborateness for the whole creation process, starting from a basis of very strong conceptualism, the intense examination of field recordings over the actual composition work, to the point of performing back the result onto location. Every sound that occurs is treated with a sculptural integrity and his sonic power operates on a level in which the audience participates as transcendental listeners. Continue reading


May 14, 2009
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Reblogged Wearable Forest

wearable-forest.jpgWearable Forest by Ryoko Ueoka and Hiroki Kobayashi from the University of Tokyo is “bio-acoustic” clothing which is networked with a subtropical forest of the southern Ryukyu Islands of Japan. Equipped with embedded speakers, LEDs, an embedded CPU system and a wireless internet connection, the dress processes and remotely plays the soundscape of the jungle through the speakers and uses the LEDs to create patterns reflecting the activity level of jungle life. More than just a receiver sensors also let the user transmit pre-recorded acoustic data back to the forest installation, creating a bioacoustical loop. Continue reading


Apr 14, 2009
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Live Stage: World Listening Project [us Chicago, IL]

wlp_small.jpgColumbia College Chicago Art + Design Lecture Series presents World Listening Project :: April 15, 2009; 6:30 – 8:00 pm :: Ferguson Hall, Columbia College Chicago, 600 Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL.

The Art + Design Department is proud to present the World Listening Project (WLP). Panelists will talk about its current local and international efforts, and discuss opportunities for designers and artists to participate in the unrealized potential that lies in the field of acoustic ecology, in order more fully to realize an effective and creative response to an all too often neglected part of human experience and knowledge—the world of sound and our ability to listen. Listening means paying attention. If you want to change the world, you need to listen to it. The panel discussion’s participants include: Eric Leonardson, Jesse Seay, Chad Clark, Brett Balough, and Dan Godston. Continue reading


Apr 4, 2009
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Live Stage: WAM! at Oberlin [us Oberlin, OH]

wam.jpgThe premiere performance of WAM!: Women and Art Music Ensemble — ten women playing new music written by living women composers; Julia Christensen, director :: March 9, 2009; 8:00 pm :: Fairchild Chapel, Oberlin, Ohio.

WAM! will be performing “Six for New Time,” by Pauline Oliveros. Oliveros wrote this work for Sonic Youth ten years ago this month, while teaching at the Oberlin Conservatory in Oberlin.

WAM!’s Mission: 1. We will sound a unified voice for women in new music, promoting and supporting each other as we expand the network of women in the arts. Continue reading


Mar 4, 2009
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