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Live Stage: SLOrK [us Palo Alto, CA]

slork.jpgStanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) :: June 4, 2009; 8:00 pm :: Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

The Stanford Laptop Orchestra celebrates the conclusion of a wonderful 2008-2009 season with a full-scale laptop orchestra concert. You are cordially invited to join us for an evening of all new works for the full ensemble, in Dinkelspiel Auditorium at Stanford University.

For more information, please visit here and here. Follow SLOrK on Twitter.


May 28, 2009
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Live Stage: PLOrk + [us Princeton, NJ]

n77574861482_4009.jpgPLOrk/ Matmos/ So Percussion/ Riley Lee :: May 16, 2009; 8:00 – 10:00 pm :: Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ :: Tickets.

Following their performances at The Kitchen in NYC and the MacArthur Foundation in Chicago, the 30-member Princeton Laptop Orchestra will present a program of all new works, in collaboration with renowned sound art duo Matmos, the Brooklyn-based ensemble So Percussion and shakuhachi master Riley Lee. In addition to new arrangements of music from Matmos’s Supreme Balloon and So Percussion’s Amid the Noise, the program will feature works by Michael Hammond, Tom Lieber, Jascha Narveson, Ted Coffey, Cameron Britt, Rebecca Fiebrink, Michael Early and Sean Friar.


May 2, 2009
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Live Stage: OTOLAB [it Milan]

octolab.jpgDigicult presents OTOLAB — Audiovisual performance & presentation :: January 16, 2009; 8:30 pm :: O’ | via pastrengo 12, Milan | Isola, Italy.

The OTOLAB collective will introduce its work to the public along with Marco Mancuso (critic, curator and director of Digicult) who has long followed and promoted their multimedia production. Two audiovisual performances will follow, Circo Ipnotico and Giardini Neri (european debut).

OTOLAB was born in 2001 in Milan as an affinity group made up of musicians, djs, vjs, video artists, video makers, web designers, graphic designers and architects who embarked on a common path within electronic music and audiovisual research. Continue reading


Jan 13, 2009
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Live Stage: Daniel Perlin [us NYC]

n35881302513_4357.jpgre: construction – performance by Daniel Perlin :: November 18, 2008; 7:00 – 9:00 pm :: Studio-X, 180 Varick Street, Suite 1610, New York, NY.

What do buildings sound like? What is the residue of a building? How do structures house the process of their construction? Multimedia artist Daniel Perlin will use screws, glue, nails, sawhorses, an audio cassette and a laptop to question work and construction as auditory processes. In re:construction — a layered, hour-long performance piece — Perlin will build a small house at Studio-X. Recording and manipulating samples from the construction process, he will simultaneously build a large orchestral work with rhythm, melody and harmony to be recorded onto a cassette tape in real-time. This cassette will then be housed in within this new structure as an artifact built to highlight process, and to archive the sounds of its own creation. Watch a video of re.drill: Continue reading


Nov 17, 2008
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Live Stage: dorkbot-ny [us New York]

prediction-stamp.jpgdorkbot-nycDavid Steinberg, Christina McPhee, and Sam Pluta :: September 3, 2008; 7:00 pm :: Location One, SoHo. The meeting is free and open to the public. Please bring snacks to share.

David Steinberg: mobile music machines – Lots of interesting musical software have been developed more or less recently for portable videogames consoles (Gameboy, PSP, etc.), PDAs or other similar platforms. I’ll present many of these applications (for Nintendo Gameboy, Palm OS, Sony PSP, Nintendo DS, Gamepark consoles, etc.), explain what’s needed to use them, who created them, what are the advantages and disadvantages of developing musical software for each platform and of course show some examples of what can be done with these new instruments. Continue reading


Aug 28, 2008
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Call: 2008 SCI Student National Conference

scilogoThe Society of Composers, Incorporated is looking for technology-based works for the 2008 student conference at Ball State University, Muncie, IN on October 10 – 11. The official call for works still lists the deadline as May 30, but it has been extended to July 8 according to Tom Wells, president of SCI. They are hoping to program solo or ensemble laptop performances as well as network improvisations. You do not need to be an SCI member to submit a piece. However, accepted composers will need to join SCI (student fee: $27.50). The official call is below Continue reading


Jun 24, 2008
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Live Stage: CyberSpaceLand Mobile Edition [uk Aberdeen]

n20600211603_9170.jpgGet Away From Your Laptop and Dance: CyberSpaceLand Mobile Edition performances :: June 20, 2008; 5:00 – 8:00 pm :: Peacock Visual Arts, The Green, Schoolhill, Beach Boulevard, Aberdeen, United Kingdom.

VJ Übergeek takes to the streets of Aberdeen with keyboard, air mouse, gamepad, dancepad, and special mobile office furniture, for new adventures in pseudoleisure. Let your hair down! (But keep it out of the keyboard, please…) CyberSpaceLand Mobile Edition is presented in conjunction with the “No Time to Lose” exhibition at Peacock Visual Arts, curated by Milena Placentile. Continue reading


Jun 17, 2008
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Live Stage: Sonic Arts @ GASP Gallery [us Brookline, MA]

gasp.jpgGASP Gallery Presents: Sonic Arts :: Friday, June 6, at 8:00 p.m. :: GASP Gallery, 362-4 Boylston St., Brookline, MA.

Cyber-musician and Berklee faculty member Neil Leonard is organizing another evening of the latest in sonic arts at GASP, a space devoted to promoting collaboration between disciplines and fields in the contemporary cultural landscape. Sonic Arts @ GASP features beat de-constructions, circuit bending noise and realtime video by Berklee Music Synthesis students and alumni. Performers include London laptop maestro Gadi Sassoon, Somerville’s own guitar player and electronic artist Katie Amaral, and New Hampshire-based sound artist Eric Miller.

It all happens this Friday, June 6, at 8:00 p.m. at the GASP Gallery, 362-4 Boylston St., Brookline, just one block from the Brookline Hills stop on the Riverside branch of the Green Line. Suggested donation is $10, or $6 with a valid student ID. Email galleryinfo@g-a-s-p.net or call 617.418.4308 for more information.


Jun 5, 2008
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NMR Commission: “The Telephone Game: Oil/Water/Ether” by PLOrk

nc_icon_wide.jpgThe Telephone Game: Oil/Water/Ether by the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) is an exploration of a real-time collaborative composition local network. All of the performers have identical performance/composition programs — a custom flexible step-sequencer — that invite play with rhythmic cycles of various lengths and timbres. The real fun starts, however, when the players begin spying on their neighbors, secretly, via the network, and stealing their ideas with the click of the mouse. Unplanned structures begin to emerge, like oil on water, as riffs propagate and evolve, sometimes returning unrecognizable to their creators. Continue reading


May 5, 2008
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Furthernoise.org, April 08 Issue

furthernoise.jpgWelcome to the April 08 Issue of Furthernoise.org (Roger Mills, Editor). Along with a host of new reviews, we bring you news of upcoming events and performances as well as an audio player stacked with all the best tracks of the issue.

David Tagg – Waist Deep Seas of Milk (review) New York musician, David Tagg, has seen The Future of Modern Guitar. And this sonic seer’s astral projections are sumptuously spread across the ambient expanses of Waist Deep Seas of Milk, though all trace of twang, pluck and strum is dissolved in FX haze and spun out in endless echo returns. Review by Alan Lockett. Continue reading


Apr 18, 2008
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