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The Association for Independents in Radio’s Localore Project

air.jpgThe Association of Independents in Radio, Inc. (AIR) today launched the beta site for Localore, a new MQ2-inspired initiative designed to fuel public media’s innovation capacity. Gates are open for producers, stations to sign on.

Through Localore, AIR will recruit talented radio, TV, film, and online producers to lead 10 station-based projects blending approaches to broadcast and digital platforms. The range of radio and television stations signed on to Localore crisscrosses from Vermont to Alabama, Ohio to Arizona, Pittsburgh to the Pacific Northwest. Big stations in major markets have begun to throw their hats into the ring alongside small rural stations, public television dual licensees, and Native American stations out west. Launch stations will be announced at an event on September 22nd at the PRPD’s Public Media Programming Conference in Baltimore. Continue reading

Sep 15, 2011
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Live Stage: CTRL+ALT+REPEAT [us Providence, RI]

ctrl_alt_repeat-spring_2011.jpgCTRL+ALT+REPEAT :: Music by Morton Feldman and Christine Kubisch:: Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 8:30 p.m. :: 41 Central St. Providence, Rhode Island 02907 ::

CTRL+ALT+REPEAT is an experimental music series that focuses on cutting-edge electronic music, improvisation, contemporary classical music, and sound art. The Spring 2011 edition will feature Morton Feldman’s 1951 string quartet Structures and Christina Kubisch’s Vibrations for string quartet and vibrators, performed by the Community MusicWorks Players alongside performances by Ernst Karel, Lyn Goeringer and Mem1. This concert is presented in conjunction with Community MusicWorks and is made possible in part by a grant from the Brown University Creative Arts Council.

May 10, 2011
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Live Stage: Lecture/Presentation/Discussion by C-drík Fermont [de Berlin]

188022_171307832923837_1094252_n.jpgLecture/Presentation/Discussion by C-drík Fermont :: on history of experimental/electronic music in Africa and Asia :: Thursday, June 9, 2011 from 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. :: NK, Elsen str 52 2HH (second backyard) Neukoelln 12059, Berlin, Germany ::

Halim El-Dabh composed his first experimental piece in Cairo in 1944, his work can be related to other pioneers such as Luigi Russolo, John Cage, Walter Ruttmann, and Pierre Schaeffer. The official history of experimental and electronic music is mostly centered around three starting poles : Paris, Cologne, New York and then everything seems to have spread all over the Western civilization. This is what C-drík learned when he studied electro-acoustic music at the conservatory. Most contemporary media introduces us to Western electronic music as if nothing else existed, the West is self-centered and consciously or not often denies the others the right to express themselves. Continue reading

May 8, 2011
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Neighborhood Public Radio at MOCA [us Los Angeles]

1301282601image_web.jpgNeighborhood Public Radio (NPR):: radio experiments :: First Thursday evenings during April, May and June, 2011 :: at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), 250 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 :: Free ::

First Event :: In Your Ear :: Thursday, April 7, 2011, 7:00 –10:00 p.m. :: MOCA, Grand Avenue :: Neighborhood Public Radio (NPR) will harness the airwaves around the museum to transmit a collection of radio programs on local frequencies. MOCA visitors may tune into these programs via handheld personal transistor radios they either bring to or buy at the event for 2 USD. For “FMemory,” NPR will broadcast interviews with downtown Los Angeles’s communities about memorable experiences of MOCA as well as their perceptions of Bunker Hill’s evolving landscape. Continue reading

Apr 3, 2011
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Live Stage: Certain Sundays [de Berlin]

hartman.jpgCertain Sundays is pleased to announce its 2011 spring-summer calendar:: Certain Sundays is a salon at SOWIESO, a monthly sound & music salon in Berlin. After a pause in Fall 2010, they have a very exciting program this year which they hope you will be able to attend! More details can be found on their new website:

February 27, 2011 from 17:00-19:00 Uhr :: Peter Behrends: soundso and Hanna Hartman: The Importance of Getting Lost:: SOWIESO, Weisestraße 24, 12049 Berlin, U8 Leinestraße :: conversations in English or Deutsch :: complimentary coffee & cake :: Admission: 5€

Peter Behrendsen: From 1965 to 1972 studied Theatre Science, German language, and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne; self-studied electronic musician since 1972, member of Josef Anton Riedl’s ensemble, for ten years as collaborator with Klaus Schöning at the WDR-Studio für Akustische Kunst. Continue reading

Feb 21, 2011
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Live Stage: Sonic Generator [us Savannah, GA]

sonicgenerator.jpegSonic Generator :: music on the boundary :: Monday, January 24, 2011 from 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. :: at the Woodruff Arts Center/Rich Theatre, 1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA :: Created by Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology/Sonic Generator :: free ::

Georgia Tech’s chamber music ensemble-in-residence, Sonic Generator, will explore open musical scores on the boundaries of composition, improvisation, and interactivity in a free exhibition and concert in partnership with the Woodruff Arts Center. The performance features music with unconventional and technologically-driven scores by Kaija Saariaho, Frederic Rzewski, Jason Freeman, Bill Ryan, David Kim-Boyle, and Akito Van Troyer. It takes place at the Rich Theatre at Woodruff Arts Center on January 24th. The exhibition opens at 7:00 p.m. and the concert begins at 8:00 p.m. Continue reading

Jan 14, 2011
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Live Stage: Medieval and New [us New York, NY]

02.jpg1. Early music group New York Polyphony and new music composer/performer Bora Yoon present “My End Is My Beginning” :: Sunday, January 9th, 2010 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. :: Brief Q&A to follow :: at Actor’s Chapel, St. Malachy’s Church, 239 W. 49th Street, btw 8th and Broadway on the NE corner of 49th & 8th. :: RSVP: To attend, pleases reply by email with “RSVP 1/9” in the subject ::

“My End Is My Begining” is a unique collaboration linking Medieval compositions with experimental new music, exploring the devotional and transcendental properties of sound. Continue reading

Jan 6, 2011
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Live Stage: Audio Screening at SoundFjord [uk London]

soundfjord-hlysnan_fourm.jpgAudio Screening at SoundFjord:: Baz Nichols :: December 4, 2010 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. :: at SoundFjord Gallery | Unit 3b – Studio 28, 28 Lawrence Road, London, N15 4ER ::

SoundFjord, London’s only sound art devoted gallery and research unit, invites you to its monthly listening events. Bring your ears to the gallery to explore the world of sound is all its facets and guises.

Baz Nichols (FOURM) will introduce a new piece related to his usual Christmas edition and will introduce listeners to many of his profound influences within experimental and sound art genres.

In the future, a variety of international artists, label owners and curators will curate listening nights once a month.


Dec 1, 2010
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Live Stage: NewIdeas MusicSeries III [us New York, NY]

nims-iii.JPGNewIdeas MusicSeries III :: November 14, 2010 @ Pianos, 158 Ludlow Street, New York, NY :: David First (10:30 pm) :: Ben Manley (9:45 pm) :: Dan Joseph (9:00 pm) :: St.Luke’s Trombone Quartet performing a new work by Michael Vincent Waller: “One-Note-Trumps” (2010) (8:15 pm) :: Sandy McCroskey (7:30 pm) :: Free ::

David First, known for his dense, mesmerizing drone structures – which he has been experimenting with since his teens – as well as his intense and highly unusual, minimalist approach to the guitar, First has been a pivotal figure in the world of experimental music, releasing recordings on O.O. Discs, Ecstatic Peace and Analysand as well as works on the CRI, Aerial, Homestead, and EMF labels. A recent CD entitled “Dave’s Waves – A Sonic Restaurant” – the music from his sound installation of the same name in Lier, Belgium – was the first international release on the highly regarded Italian label ants. Continue reading

Nov 6, 2010
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Bang on the Can Summer Festival [us North Adams, MA]

mmoca.jpgBang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA:: July 12 – August 1, 2010 :: Residency Program for composers and performers.

The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA (the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) is dedicated entirely to adventurous contemporary music. We will write it. We will perform it. We will think about it and we will talk about it. We will spend three weeks immersed in recent music that has changed the world. Available studies include Balinese music workshops, improvisation, as well as performance coaching, master classes, music business seminars and more. Composers will have their works performed. Players will perform publicly in ensembles sitting alongside their teachers. There are daily performances in the museum galleries, free with museum admission. And the residency concludes with a six-hour blow-out Marathon Concert featuring performances by the student/faculty ensembles. Continue reading

Jun 24, 2010
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