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Live Stage: LoudNoise + Beyond Signal #1 [uk London]

noiser.jpgLoudNoise + Beyond Signal #1Peter Wright, Julien Ottavi, Nigel Wright, Ben Spiers, Cheap Machines, London Concrete, and The Radioactive Ensemble :: July 24 + 25, 2008 :: London.

July 24, 2008; 8:00 pm – Peter Wright, Julien Ottavi, Nigel Wright, Ben Spiers and The Radioactive Ensemble :: The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, London N1 0AX :: This event is a rare chance to see a meeting of New Zealand and UK sound artists in one night. It will be an adventurous mix of electro-acoustic, improvisation, found sound and noise.

July 25, 2008; 8:00 pm – FIBRR RECORDS presents Beyond Signal #1 with Nigel Wright, The Radioactive Ensemble, London Concrete, Julien Ottavi, Cheap Machines, Ben Spiers :: Area 10 Project Space, Eagle Wharf, Peckham Hill Street, London SE15 5JT. Continue reading


Jul 24, 2008
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Live Stage: Displaced Sounds [be Leuven]

displaced-sounds.jpgDisplaced Sounds is a new series of performances and presentations, organised by STUK arts centre and (K-RAA-K)3 :: March 13, 2008; 8:30 pm :: STUK KUNSTENCENTRUM vzw, Naamsestraat 96, B-3000 Leuven.

Expect unexpected sounds, exciting evenings where listening and hearing are the keywords. Even before we are born, we are affected by noise invading our safe and quiet space. We are surrounded by sounds that define the rhythm of our world. Artists and researchers will guide you through the labyrinth of sounds that constitute our daily lives. Continue reading


Mar 10, 2008
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Sound Walks via Soundcities

soundwalks.jpgSound Walks explores some of the possibilities of Stanza’s Soundcities. It uses the Soundcities database through the openly distributed XML-file. Choose the city you want to visit: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bergen, Bilbao, Bristol, Cork, Dresden, Ljubljana, London, Los Angeles, Napoli, Paris, Rotterdam, Salzburg, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, or Tokyo.

Soundcities is an online open source database of city sounds from around the world, that can be listened to, used in performances on laptops, or played on mobiles via wireless networks. Initially all of the sounds were by Stanza, but you can now contribute your own found sounds. This is was the first online open source found sound database. First version 2003.


Feb 29, 2008
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NMR Commission: “Air Detritus” by Miya Masaoka

logo_300.jpgAir Detritus is derived from sounds that were collected from the air and water detritus of Central Park, New York. Sounds were collected via a 2-way radio submerged in a pond, and on land. The act of recycling materials into a new piece, and re-using objects and sound fragments seems a way to re-imagine the world, a symbolic treatment that enacts the idea of sustainability as an elusive but critical goal of consuming fewer materials. As a consumer working with digital tools, I have accumulated many old monitors, hard drives, cords, and interfaces that are quickly obsolete. The molded plastic and metal have a perverse dialectical relationship to the data of ones and zeros that are transported and stored. This piece is a moment of reflection upon these relationships, and our relationship to the world. – Miya Masaoka Continue reading


Feb 13, 2008
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John Grzinich – Location Sound Films

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Metal Door Tones – contact microphones on a metal door – with Patrick McGinley, Hitoshi Kojo, Fantomas (08:44) Continue reading


Jan 25, 2008
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Helena Gough – …something from nearly nothing

helena.jpgHelena Gough is a Birmingham-based sound artist whose work involves the collection and manipulation of ‘real-world’ sound material and the exploration of its abstract properties. Each new sound piece is created by taking everything possible from the tiniest element – working to create something from nearly nothing. Initially trained in violin and composition at the Royal Academy of Music, Junior Academy, Helena went on to complete a BMus at Birmingham University. She is now a regular live (laptop) performer, working under her own name and also as part of Migrant, an electroacoustic trio with Nicholas Bullen (ex Napalm Death/Black Galaxy) and Simon Mabbott.

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Jan 23, 2008
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Mr. Resistor

mr_resistor.jpgMr. Resistor is an innovative class in which students are taught how to create musical instruments from found electronics and other objects. Armed with two toy robots named Freddy and Teddy, a violin with a bow made out of cassette tape, and a synthesizer assembled from a 1960s electric guessing game, last weekend students at Parsons the New School for Design took to the stage to perform rock songs they created out of these and other found objects.

The performance took place at The Openhouse in SoHo and was born out of a burgeoning DIY music movement where artists take the debris of everyday life, for example an amp made from a Ritz cracker box and instruments made from Gameboys, irons and electronic toys, and turn them into musical instruments to play at events such as Handmade Music Night and Music for People and Thingamajigs. Continue reading


Dec 19, 2007
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Reblogged Micro Performance

2042497731_0312862d32.jpgMikro is a series of improvised performances using the immediate surroundings as raw material: A microscope captures everyday objects and surfaces like wallpaper, coins, clothing, furniture, newspapers and transforms it into an explosive universe of textures. Contact microphones and electromagnetic sniffers pick up unhearable sounds to create the live soundtrack. Mikro is a collaboration between HC Gilje (video) and Justin Bennett (sound). Performances so far: Paradiso (Amsterdam), IMAL (Brussels), TAG (den Haag), DNK (Amsterdam), Bergen Kunsthall Landmark (Bergen), Laznia (Gdansk) [posted on HC Gilje blog]


Nov 26, 2007
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Peter Cusack

cusack.jpgBased in London, Peter Cusack is a sound artist, musician and phonographer especially focused on environmental sound and acoustic ecology. His interests range from community arts, to how sounds affect our sense of place, and how they change as people migrate and technologies develop. Cusack’s current project Sounds from Dangerous Places examines the soundscapes of sites of major environmental damage, for example, Chernobyl and the Azerbaijan oil fields. He has also studied the sound properties of areas such as Lake Baikal, Siberia, and controversial dams on the Tigris and Euphrates river systems in south east Turkey. He writes: Continue reading


Nov 21, 2007
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Live Stage: Mark Vernon and Zoë Irvine [Glasgow]

upgrade_scotland.jpgUpgrade! Scotland: Mark Vernon and Zoë Irvine :: November 27, 2007; 7.00 -9:00 pm :: CCA, Glasgow. Join us for a glass of wine from 6.30 pm. Admission is free, but to make sure of a seat please email: rsvp ‘at’ mediascot ‘dot’ org.

Mark Vernon and Zoë Irvine work between art, music, radio and sound. The artists have been working prolifically at the forefront of their field since shifting from predominantly visual practices. They will talk about their individual practices and touch on their numerous collaborations together. Including their recent project, Hairwaves: which produced an irreverent blend of music, interviews, haircuts, dog groomers and the paranormal. Continue reading


Nov 20, 2007
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