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AudioVisuology Essays

9783865606877.jpgAudiovisuology Essays 2: Histories and Theories of Audiovisual Media and Art :: Softback :: 452 pages :: illustrated :: But it online : Cornerhouse Books ::

This is the third publication in the See This Sound project which comprises stimulating essays on the current and historical position of sound and image in art and media, and their interconnection.
The point of departure for the prominent authors was the fact that our realm of experience is today shaped by an omnipresence of audio-visual products and structures, in which the cultural image and sound production are tightly entwined with one another in terms of technology, art and market strategy.

The project See this Sound explores the current diversity and long history of these syntheses and contradictions, this linking, overlapping and sometimes also irreconcilability through the perspectives of contemporary art and art and media science.


Apr 1, 2011
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Live Stage: Sonic Acts: Modulating the Human Sensory Apparatus [us Ann Arbor, MI]

sonic.jpg Sonic Acts: Modulating the Human Sensory Apparatus :: March 23, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. :: Sonic Acts Festival, Michigan Theatre (Screening Room) 603 East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 ::

With this program we take a closer look at how artists, over the last fifty years, have been using a broad range of cinematic techniques to investigate the analog and electronically induced play at the boundaries of perception. Ranging from stroboscopic patterns and psychoacoustic drones to visual chaos and pure silence, all used techniques tickle, hypnotize or physically assault the senses resulting in hallucinating trips, exercises in abstraction, and sublime audiovisual spectacles. Continue reading


Mar 22, 2011
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Live Stage: Carpenter, Ross, Jordan, Reed [us NYC]

opto01.jpgOptoSonic Tea with live sets by: Alex Carpenter (live visuals and sound) with James Ross (live sound); Chris Jordan (live visuals) with Bradford Reed (live sound); with invited respondent/moderator: Andrea Monti :: Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. :: at Diapason, 882 Third Avenue, between 32nd and 33rd Streets, 10th floor, Brooklyn (Sunset Park) — directions: D, N or R train to 36th Street in Brooklyn :: (718) 499-5070 :: Suggested donation: $ 7 ::

OptoSonic Tea is a regular series of meetings dedicated to the convergence of live visuals with live sound which focuses on the visual component. Continue reading


Feb 11, 2011
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Live Stage: Luke DuBois + Todd Reynolds [us Cambridge, MA]

Upgrade! Boston: Moments of Inertia by R. Luke DuBois, with Todd Reynolds :: February 8, 2011; Doors open @ 6:30 pm. Performance begins @ 7:00 pm :: MIT Media Lab (E14), 6th Floor, Room 633, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts (map).

Moments of Inertia is an evening-length performance based on a teleological study of gesture in musical performance and how it relates to gesture in intimate social interaction. The work is written for solo violin with real-time computer accompaniment and video. Moments consists of twelve violin études written by R. Luke DuBois for Todd Reynolds – ranging from 1-10 minutes in length – each of which uses a different violin performance gesture as a control input for manipulating a short piece of high-speed film (300 frames-per-second) – of objects and people in motion. Continue reading


Jan 25, 2011
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Live Stage: Synchronator [es Barcelona]

synchronator.jpgSynchronator by Gert-Jan Prins + Bas van Koolwijk :: December 20, 2010; 7:30 – 10:00 pm :: Nivell Zero, Fundació Suñol. Rosselló, 240, Barcelona.

Since the early years of video art, works have been made which do not actually produce a standard TV signal waveform and therefore cannot be directly recorded. To overcome this problem Bas van Koolwijk and Gert-Jan Prins have created their own hardware to get non-video signals accepted by regular video equipment.

Aided by current digital and analogue means and drawing from the tradition of experimental video pioneers such as Nam June Paik and Woody and Steina Vasulka, Koolwijk and Prins shared their technical know-how and with their Synchronator project set out to tackle the difficulties concerning the recording of complicated, merged and distorted video and audio signals. Continue reading


Dec 13, 2010
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Live Stage: Lovid with two new works [us Chicago, IL]

909220503-1.jpgLovid :: Saturday December 4, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. :: at Graham Foundation, Madlener House, 4 West Burton Place, Chicago, IL :: Admission is FREE but space is limited. RSVP at http://lovid.eventbrite.com/

Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus will use their Sync Armonica, a 9 ft. sculptural, analog, handmade A/V synthesizer and electrical signals gathered from guest performers. LoVid events are playful yet aggressive, with realtime audiovisuals that are immersive, visceral and intensely colorful, patterned and rhythmic. Works combine handmade and machine produced craft, DIY electro-engineering, textile, video and noise.

Saturday they’ll premiere two new works — fast-flickering “C/O/L/O/R/G/B” with a new synthesizer color wheel, and “Becoming One.2.” Continue reading


Nov 30, 2010
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Net_Music_Weekly: Scale

scale_electricfish.jpgScale is a bio-art collaboration with neurobiologist/ engineer Malcolm MacIver, visual/ conceptual artist Marlena Novak, and composer/ sound designer Jay Alan Yim. It is being presented at STRP Festival, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

This audience-interactive installation involves electric fish from the Amazon River Basin. Twelve different species of these fish comprise a ‘choir’ whose sonified electrical fields provide the source tones for an immersive audiovisual environment. The interface for Scale incorporates custom-designed software, a hacked Wiimote ‘conductor’s baton’ that participants can use to ‘cue’ individual fish so their unadulterated tones (as well as digitally processed versions) can be heard through the audio system, a touchscreen panel to allow for changes in volume, and arrays of LEDs under each tank to provide visual feedback to visitors. Continue reading


Nov 29, 2010
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Live Stage: Joe Grimm at Columbia College [us Chicago, IL]

41605_26231343662_2058804_n.jpgJoe Grimm :: Friday, November 19, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. :: at Columbia College, 916 S Wabash, Room 214, Chicago, IL :: Admission $10, Students $5

Organized by Lampo in cooperation with Columbia College, Audio Arts and Acoustics Department.

Epic new solo work from Joe Grimm. ALIAS (for Kathryn) is a synaesthetic light/sound performance for modified 16mm projectors, homemade light-sensitive audio electronics, and a large, white, side-mounted ceiling fan. The projectors create flicker-patterns that are often too fast for the eye to detect; but the changes in speed of these invisible flickers can nevertheless be traced in the illusions of movement (and stasis) in the fan-blades, as well as in the mutating timbres of the light-generated music. It is a meditation on the limitations of the body and the senses, on the breakdown of one’s ability to sensually access the physical world. Continue reading


Nov 16, 2010
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Live Stage: Massive Light Boner [nl Amsterdam]

201009282.jpgMassive Light Boner :: featuring: Loud Objects (US), Jamie Allen’s Circuit Music (CA), Pixel Form (US), Jo Kazuhiro (JP), and Chung-Han Yao (TW) :: Talks and Presentations: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 from 17:00 – 19:00 hrs. :: at OT301 Cinema Room, OT301, Overtoom 301, Amsterdam :: Charge: E 3 :: performances: November 18, 2010, doors open at 21:30 :: at OT301, Overtoom 301. Amsterdam :: Entrance E6 ::

image: Loud Objects

The term “audio-visual” means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. The multimedia gallery installation artist and the video-jockey in a dance club have developed techniques that begin with the desire to fuse visual and audible experience. In recent and international performance practice, we recognize a move towards the use of material, non-representational approaches to this impulse. Continue reading


Nov 14, 2010
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Ernesto Klar winner of the Share Prize 2010

luzes_011-200×200.jpgFrom the six finalists (Kuai Auson, Perry Bard, Sonia Cillari, Ernesto Klar, Knowbotic Research and Teatrino Elettrico) the judges selected Ernesto Klar winner of Share Prize.

Luzes relacionais” (Relational Lights) is an interactive audio-visual installation that explores our relationship with the expressional-organic character of space. The installation uses light, sound, haze, and a custom-software system to create a morphing, three-dimensional light-space in which spectators actively participate, manipulating it with their presence and movements. The work functions as a living organism with or without the presence and interactions of spectators. When viewers step outside the projected light-space, the system begins its own dialogue with space by means of extruding and morphing sequences of geometric light forms. Continue reading


Nov 12, 2010
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