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Diaspora: Explorations in Intercultural Tele-Improvisation

diaspora-thumbnail.jpgEthernet Orchestra are pleased to announce the release of their debut album Diaspora: Explorations in Intercultural Tele-Improvisation through the Chilean net label Peublo Nuevo released 16.12.14. Download it for free now.

Diaspora is a compilation of live freely improvised performances by Ethernet Orchestra recorded between 2009-2014. It features musicians from a diverse range of cultures and musical traditions performing simultaneously between Iran and Australia via North America, Brazil and Europe.

The ensemble combines an array of instruments including Mongolian horse fiddle & throat singing, tabla, Persian tanbur & tar blended with Buchla synthesizer, guitar, trumpet, sax and Max/MSP processing. The majority of the recordings are from performances with live, online, and co-located audiences. Continue reading


Jan 8, 2015
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Live Stage: Sound Of Vision [us Newark, NJ]

jean3.jpgSound Of Vision by Andrew Demirjian :: July 10, 2014, 3:00 – 4:30 pm : Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ.

Sound and video artist Andrew Demirjian performs a live mapping and mix of the participant’s brainwave data creating solos, duets and trios of audience member’s visual reception. Continue reading


Jul 8, 2014
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Live Stage: Eric Laska [us Philadelphia]

tumblr_lxm449gdpk1qbkpuo-copy.jpgVigilance Improvisations by Eric Laska :: January 28, 2012; 8:00 pm :: Vox Populii Aux Performance Space, 319 N. 11th Street, Philadelphia PA.

This event will feature two pieces in the Vigilance Improvisations framework: “Mutability” performed by Bryan Eubanks and Eric Laska; and “Recursion” performed by Bonnie Jones and Reed Evan Rosenberg and presented by the Philadelphia Sound Forum.

Vigilance Improvisations is a series of structured frameworks for improvising electronic musicians. The archetypical design consists of two musicians, one working with computer and the other with non-computer electronics, improvising together while following unique visual scores. Continue reading


Jan 23, 2012
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Live Stage: Electronic Music Performance Class [us NYC]

nyu.jpg NYU Electronic Music Performance class :: December 17, 2011; 7:30 pm :: Harvestworks, 596 Broadway, Room 602 between Houston and Prince streets :: directed by Dafna Naphtali :: admission is free ::

Some great new faces and sounds — improvisations and open form scores — live electronics, feedback, live sound processing, sample processing, theremin, homemade electronics. “i-semble” (iPhone / iPad ensemble), plus piano, violin, guitar, voice and even amplified water jug.

Featuring: Tycho Horan, Aimee Norwich, Alejandro Zuleta, Ryan Doubiago, Andrew Lection, Brian Bourque, Carson Grub, Douglas Moss, Eric Bergen, Douglas Roj, Andrew Stein, Patrick Deeney, Paul Wittschen, Rebecca Dole, Sarah Streit and Yuval Ronen. Visuals contributed by Brendan Reilley. & with special guest Slavo Krekovic..


Dec 11, 2011
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Radius: Episode 12, HMBKR

radiussmall.pngRadius: Episode 12, HMBKR :: September 2011:

Episode 12 will host HMBKR, an experimental laptop quartet based in Vancouver, Canada, featuring members from Ejaculation Death Rattle (Ross Birdwise), Connect_icut (Samuel Macklin), Scant Intone (Constantine Katsiris) and Coin Gutter (Emma Hendrix). Radius will broadcast Radio Majesty which documents the first meeting of four Vancouver-based audio artists who explore the frequency spectrum through real-time digital signal processing, unconventional tuning systems, and free improvisation.

Radius will transmit Radio Majesty for seven days to mirror the scales found in “The Well-Tuned Piano“ by La Monte Young on: Continue reading


Aug 31, 2011
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Live Stage: Converging Objects Workshop [uk London]

co_edinburgh.jpgConverging Objects :: A set of workshops for musicians who improvise and use live electronics :: With Robert van Heumen & Anne La Berge :: On February 11 and 12, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. :: at 113 Dalston Lane, London. E8 1NH :: Cost: 120

Converging Objects is a hands-on workshop aimed at acoustic musicians who improvise and use live electronics, those who play with other musicians using electronics, or musicians and programmers who improvise and work with acoustic players.

Participants will explore ways to use technology as an intimate and/or integrated partner for acoustic instruments, designing hybrid or purely electronic instruments and ways in which to engage and integrate performers bodies as real-time creative forces. Continue reading


Jan 17, 2011
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Live Stage: Ethernet Orchestra [de Braunschweig/online]

ethernet.jpgEthernet Orchestra :: Live networked A/V improvisation :: Sunday November 14, 2010 at 11.30 a.m. Germany UTC+1 CET / 10.30 a.m. UK / Sydney 9.30 c.p.m UTC+11 EST :: at blackhole-factory, Braunschweig, Germany ::

World Time Clock: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock

Performed live at Kunstmuehle studio, Braunschwieg, Germany and broadcast online at http://radio.aporee.org. It is also being recorded for furthernoise Explorations in Sound Vol, 5.

Audio mix: http://radio.aporee.org
Visual mix: http://www.visitorsstudio.org
For full A/V experience open both URLs in separate browser windows. Continue reading


Nov 10, 2010
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Live Stage: Dialogues at Links Hall [us Chicago]

thedialoguesad.jpgThe Dialogues at Links Hall :: Eric Leonardson, Lou Mallozzi, Sam Wagster ::September 13, 7:30PM: other dates listed below :: Links Hall 3435 N. Sheffield Avenue, Suite 207 Chicago, IL 60657 :: Phone: 773-281-0824 ::

Eric Leondardson is one of the guest sonic artists performing at Links Hall in this nine-show series beginning September 13. Links Hall Artistic Associate Dexter Bullard curates a series of improvised intimate phone calls between two well-known Chicago performers who are unknown to each other while the audience uses headphones to listen in… All shows are at 7:30. Continue reading


Sep 11, 2010
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Two Thousand + TEN Symposium [ie Belfast]

call.jpgCall for Papers (including publishing opportunity in the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media (Intellect Ltd) :: Deadlines: see below:: Two Thousand + TEN Symposium: Improvisation (on performance and technologies) :: November 6, 2010 :: Sonic Arts Research Centre, Belfast, Ireland ::

KEYNOTES: Professor Georgina Born (Cambridge University/University College London); Professor David Borgo (University of California San Diego); Evan Parker (saxophone) – invited performer and director of the ‘improvised music collective’

The Two Thousand + symposia series, in its fourth edition in 2010, has established itself as a forum for contemporary critical exchange and discussion relating to the performing arts. Since 2006 the symposium has been running alongside the Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music in Belfast. Continue reading


Aug 8, 2010
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Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music [ie Belfast]

son2.jpgSonorities Festival of Contemporary Music: sounding/the/net :: November 4 – 10, 2010 :: Sonic Arts Research Centre, School of Music and Sonic Arts, Queen’s University, Belfast :: Deadline: August 13, 2010.

The Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music invites applications for participation in an improvised music collective directed by Evan Parker. Performers from across all experimental and new music practices are encouraged to apply by sending a recording that demonstrates their practice in improvised music along with a short bio.

Selected applicants will perform in a workshop and concert directed by Evan Parker on November 7, 2010. Once a collective is established, participants will be encouraged to create internal networks of collaboration during the months preceding the event by proposing duos, trios and small ensemble configurations. Each selected performer will receive a bursary of £400 to cover expenses. Continue reading


Jun 15, 2010
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