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Justin Bennett: “City-sound hunter, improvisor, sound artist”

bennett.jpgJustin Bennett is an artist and composer working with sound and visual media. While living in Sheffield in the 1980’s he colllaborated with bands such as Hula, TAGC, and Fabricata Illuminata. Since 1989 he is based in the Netherlands. Bennett is best known for his work with field recordings, which he uses to create installations, soundwalks, CD-releases and live performances. Much of his work is concerned with urban space and the relationship of sound to place. In the last few years he worked with GEM Den Haag, the CCS, Paris, the Guangzhou Triennial, moorroom Roma, Sonic Arts Network, UK. Recent work includes the soundtrack to “Natürtro”, a dance piece by E.C. Richardsen for Carte Blanche, Norway. Upcoming projects include a permanent sound work for a public space in The Hague and a text-based piece for a park in Luxembourg. He collaborates with, among others, BMB con., Renate Zentschnig, Grand Mal, 242.pilots, Kreutzerkompani.


May 11, 2007
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SoundTransit

soundtransit.jpgSoundTransit is a collaborative, online community dedicated to field recording and phonography. In the “Book” section, you can plan a sonic journey through various locations recorded around the world. And in the “Search” section, you can search the database for specific sounds by member artists from many different places. If you are a phonographer, you can also contribute your recordings for others to enjoy. The Creative Commons Attribution license encourages the sharing and reuse of all sounds on this website.


May 3, 2007
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Reblogged Noah Vawter’s Ambient Addition


Ambient Addition is a Walkman with binaural microphones. A tiny Digital Signal Processing (DSP) chip analyzes the microphone’s sound and superimposes a layer of harmony and rhythm on top of the listener’s world. In the new context, some surprising behaviors take place. Listeners tend to play with objects around them, sing to themselves, and wander toward tempting sound sources. With Ambient Addition, I’m hoping to make people think twice about the sounds they initiate as well as loosen up some inhibitions. Continue reading


Apr 18, 2007
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Live Stage: Laetitia Sonami & Joel Ryan w/ Inventmusic [Boston]

sonami-copy.jpgNon-Event: Laetitia Sonami & Joel Ryan w/ Inventmusic :: April 21, 2007 @ 9:00 pm :: Killian Hall at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

LAETITIA SONAMI was born in France and settled in the United States in 1975 to pursue her interest in the emerging field of electronic music. Her work combines text, music and “found sound” from the world, in compositions which have been described as “performance novels”. She is creating and utilizing some of the most sophisticated technologies in order to create an intimate, spontaneous art form which transcends technology. Since 1991 she has developed and adapted new gestural controllers to musical performance and composed works with these materials. Her unique instrument, the lady’s glove, is made out of black lycra and is embedded with sensors which track the slightest motion of each finger, the hand, and the arm. The performance thus becomes a small dance where the movements shape the music. She lives in Oakland, California and is currently guest lecturer at the San Francisco Art Institute, and Milton Avery Summer program at Bard college. Continue reading


Apr 12, 2007
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Greek Contemporary Audio Art Panorama in London

sakam.jpgATH-LDN presents a wide panorama of contemporary audio production emerging from Greece across various platforms & venues in London: an aural journey through sound installations, experimental live art performances, independent record label showcases, art-rock performances & actions, audio-visual experiences and radio sessions. An eclectic mix of established and emergent art practitioners who focus on the creative use of both digital and analogue sound, multi-media and other current technologies, while finding inventive ways to perform, communicate and distribute their work. Creative direction & project coordination: Chloe Vaitsou.

One of the events in ATH-LDN is Statistical Harp, an interactive audiovisual installation by Coti & Dimitris Charitos which opens next Monday at E:vent Gallery and will be open from 16 till 29 April. Statistical Harp takes its name from the ancient Aeolic Harp, which was probably the first ever sound installation (6th century B.C.) that was usually located on hilltops and produced sound by the wind vibrating its strings. Continue reading


Apr 12, 2007
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Live Stage: ANALOG Arts Ensemble [NY]

da3.jpgGlobal collective ANALOG Arts Ensemble, the group that brought you a revamped Rameau alongside John Cage marathons, is bringing its latest program to Galapagos Art Space on Wednesday, April 25 at 10:30 PM. An exploration of found sounds and field recordings, ANALOG will curate a collaborative performance featuring all-stars from the Brooklyn indie chamber music scene, including Loop 2.4.3 with members of Object Collection and Arsenic-Free Music.

In a program that debuted at Los Angeles’ Dangerous Curve earlier this month, ANALOG & friends use field recordings and found sounds to weave a sonic tapestry that is at times hypnotic, bizarre, funny, and always unpredictable. With sound sources like subway platforms, answering machines, Saks Fifth Avenue, and air traffic controllers, you never know what you’re going to hear next. Continue reading


Apr 11, 2007
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Live Stage: The Oldenburg Walks [de Germany]

kubisch_ol_4.jpgThe Oldenburg Walks – Electromagnetic Live Mix :: Concert with Christina Kubisch and Tarkatak :: On Friday, 13 April, 8 pm, Kristina Kubisch (Berlin) and Lutz Pruditsch, aka Tarkatak (Bremen), perform at the Edith Russ Site for Media Art in Oldenburg, Germany. For their concert they use sound collected by visitors to the exhibition SOUND//BYTES_electrical and digital sound scapes.

With specially designed headphones visitors to the exhibition are able to walk around Oldenburg acoustically discovering the city’s electromagnetic fields and record them. From these and their own recordings the two artists create a live mix of the electromagnetic sound scape of Oldenburg, generated by neon advertising, security devices, cell phones, automated teller machines, or other electric equipment. Continue reading


Apr 11, 2007
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MPG: Mobile Performance Group

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Art to Go

Founded by Matt Roberts, the MPG: Mobile Performance Group is a collective of new media artists interested in finding new ways to present art outside of traditional venues. MPG disseminates their work by using automobiles, video projection, cell phones, FM transmission, wireless hotspots, and any other technologies that allow artist to engage the public.

Parking Spaces investigates one of the most ubiquitous spaces in the United States, the parking lot. MPG moves through the city looking for empty parking lots to collect sounds and images. Using the collected material MPG creates an improvised performance in the space. Images from ZeroOne ISEA2006. Multi media feature from Mercury News. Flickr.
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Aug 18, 2006
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