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“Two Trains” by Data-Driven DJ aka Brian Foo

brian_foo.jpgTwo Trains: Sonification of Income Inequality on the NYC Subway by Data-Driven DJ aka Brian Foo: The goal of this song is to emulate a ride on the New York City Subway’s 2 Train through three boroughs: Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx. At any given time, the quantity and dynamics of the song’s instruments correspond to the median household income of that area. For example, as you pass through a wealthier area such as the Financial District, the instruments you hear in the song will increase in quantity, volume, and force. Stylistically, I want the song to exhibit the energy and orderly chaos of the NYC subway system itself. Continue reading


Feb 8, 2015
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Turbulence Commission: “Grow Old” by Jason Freeman

grow_old.jpgTurbulence Commission: Grow Old by Jason Freeman:

Why can’t music grow old with us?

Grow Old is a streaming EP that reflects upon the malleability of digital audio in a cloud-based musical world. The music, regenerated daily by a simple computer program, changes subtly from one day to the next and more dramatically over the course of weeks, months, and years. So just as we constantly bring new perspectives and experiences to the music we hear, the music itself also changes over time. The web site includes the current version of each of the EP’s four tracks, extensive notes on each track, the computer source code used to generate each track, and subscription links to automatically receive new versions as a podcast. Continue reading


May 14, 2014
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NMR Commission: “PuréeData” by Ted Hayes

puree_data_300.jpgPuréeData by Ted Hayes [Optimized for Google Chrome]:

PuréeData is a web-browser interface for a single shared sound environment that allows live, collaborative patching for anyone, anywhere. Visitors interact with a shared PureData audio synthesis patch and listen to the results as an MP3 stream, with no software to install or set up. The project is open-source, and all are encouraged to modify, improve and set up their own PuréeData servers.

PuréeData is a 2011 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence website. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation. Continue reading


Oct 4, 2011
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Call for Piksel festival Extended

pixel.jpgThe deadline for this years proposals for the Piksel festival has been postponed to August 31, 2011 :: Piksel11, November 17-20, 2011 :: Bergen, Norway :: Online submit form: http://piksel.no/ocs

Piksel is an international event for artists and developers working with Free/Libre and Open Source technologies in artistic practice. Part workshop, part festival, it is organized in Bergen, Norway,and involves participants from more than a dozen countries exchanging ideas, coding, presenting art and software projects, doing workshops, performances and discussions on the aesthetics and politics of free technologies & art. Continue reading


Aug 16, 2011
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Call: Participate at Unleashed [uk London]

event-image-300×290.jpg Apiary Studios would like to invite artists, researchers, geeks, and such like to take part in “Unleashed”, a weekend of collaborative co-exploration of long known or newly to be discovered aspects of media art. Unleashed will take over in East London and create the opportunity to host or participate in an artistic research project. In the spirit of D.I.Y, free, and local community we want to help to kick start new or refine existing projects, meet other interested parties, and engage in valuable exchange of knowledge, critique, and experiences.

We are looking for people who are interested to propose and host a project at this event. All projects should use some sort of technology, be situated in the field of media art, and focus on an open and inclusive approach. We are especially interested in projects that either conceive new tools for making art or make use of existing open source/open technology solutions Continue reading


May 4, 2011
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Tactical Sound Garden Toolkit

Tactical Sound Garden [ TSG ] Toolkit ::

Tactical Sound Garden [TSG] from mark shepard on Vimeo.

Given the ubiquity of mobile devices and wireless networks, and their proliferation throughout increasingly diverse and sometimes unexpected urban sites, what opportunities – and dilemmas – emerge for the design of public space in contemporary cities? Continue reading


Feb 19, 2011
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Open Web Award 2011

award.jpgOpen Web Award 2011 :: transmediale in collaboration with Mozilla have announced the creation of the new Open Web Award 2011, a special third platform for creative excellence alongside the transmediale Award 2011 and the Vilém Flusser Theory Award 2011.

The transmediale Open Web Award is a new platform for radical, creative and innovative art works and projects that: are on the web and about the web; that use open source, free, libre or other non-proprietary technology (may they be soft- or hardware); and that incite participation

They can be critical, celebratory or both. Projects should have the potential to demonstrate and/or objectively critique the potential of open web issues, and those employing the creative use of HTML5 and other developing ‘open’ technologies will be given specific consideration. The point is to play with both the idea and materiality of the (open) web in ways that spark new thinking and practice. Continue reading


Jun 14, 2010
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Live Stage: Sensor and Puredata Workshop [de Berlin]

wkshop.jpgPlug & Play Sensors & Puredata Workshop— taught by Servando Barreiro :: June 18-19, 2010; 2:00-7:00h pm :: NK, Elsenstr. 52/ 2.Hinterhaus Etage 2, 12059 Berlin Neukölln.

This workshop is an introduction to the world of the analog sensors (light, infrared, ultrasonic, accelerometer) that are used to control audio, video, midi applications and interactive installations. The “minitronics” board will be used to communicate with the computer because it’s cheap, plug&play, multi-platform and it doesn’t require any extra knowledge to use.

On the first day we will construct a “basic” sensor controller with a pair of light sensors and a pair of potentiometers. On the second day, I will explain the different interfacing possibilities with different softwares and also provide and explain some puredata patches that are ready to “work”. (all platforms)

For more info: here | here.


Jun 6, 2010
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Live Stage: Interactive Sound Workshop [de Hamburg]

arduino_extreme_480.jpgInteractive Sound Workshop :: June 15 – 18, 2010; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm :: Closing day presentation: June 18; 12:00 – 2:00 pm :: Motte, Eulenstrasse 43, Hamburg :: Application Deadline: June 7, 2010 :: Workshop fee 75 euros (including Arduino + starter kit with breadboard and basic components). Language: English.

Interactive Sound Workshop is an opportunity for anyone to learn how to process and organize sound using Pure Data and Arduino, open source environments used by artists and musicians working and experimenting with interactivity, sound, graphics, video and beyond. It is aimed for local artists / people interested in sound. Previous experience of Pure Data or Arduino is not required, laptop is preferred. Continue reading


Jun 1, 2010
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29 Music Making Apps for Linux

ardour630.jpgaudiojungle.net has been blogging about available musical applications.

[image: Ardour, a new musical workstation]

This week they’ve looked at those available for the Linux operating system and come up with 29. Here’s a quote from the site: Continue reading


Oct 6, 2009
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