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Krewe Coumbite & Muthi Reed

Peace! … I want you to know about new work. Your insight and any references you suggest I explore, are invaluable to my process of planning and actualization. Thank you in advance.

Krewe Coumbite is a sonic instrument of study in Black and Indigenous Diasporas ecology and vernacular rhythms documented from 1940s til current. The work focuses specifically on vernacular of cultural musings expressed in: noise, chants, stories, lullabies, narratives around naming, Cultural sayings/proverbs/recipes, and in working-class rituals such as public transit, migration, service work, and in community gatherings. Continue reading


Sep 24, 2015
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Remix Theory: The Aesthetics of Sampling

Remix Theory: The Aesthetics of Sampling by Eduardo Navas, Springer:

Remix Theory: The Aesthetics of Sampling is an analysis of Remix in art, music, and new media. Navas argues that Remix, as a form of discourse, affects culture in ways that go beyond the basic recombination of material. His investigation locates the roots of Remix in early forms of mechanical reproduction, in seven stages, beginning in the nineteenth century with the development of the photo camera and the phonograph, leading to contemporary Remix culture. This book places particular emphasis on the rise of Remix in music during the 1970s and ’80s in relation to art and media at the beginning of the twenty-first Century. Navas argues that Remix is a type of binder, a cultural glue — a virus — that informs and supports contemporary culture. Continue reading


Jun 8, 2012
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NMR Commission: “You’re Not My Father” by Paul Slocum

logo_300.jpgYou’re Not My Father, by Paul Slocum, [Requires Quicktime plugin] is composed of a sequence of recreations of a 10 second scene from the television show Full House, overlaid with sound loops from the scene’s original music. The crews who re-shot the scene were recruited through Internet message boards and Craigslist; each was paid $150. Instructions for shooting the scene and delivering the footage were issued to the crews. To-date, the project includes participants from Austin, Cincinnati, Chicago, Dallas, Denton, London, and San Francisco. Continue reading


Jul 11, 2011
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“Everything is a Remix” by Kirby Ferguson

Everything is a Remix Part 1 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.

Support this project. Parts 2 & 3 after the break. Continue reading


Jun 24, 2011
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UrbanRemix: Call for Participation [us NYC]

UrbanRemix is a collaborative and locative sound project developed by Jason Freeman, Carl DiSalvo, Michael Nitsche, and many of our students at Georgia Tech. Our goal in developing UrbanRemix was to design a platform and series of events that would enable participants to develop and express the acoustic identity of their communities, and enable participants to explore and experience the soundscapes of the city in a novel fashion.

The UrbanRemix platform consists of a mobile phone system and web interface for recording, browsing, and mixing audio. It allows users to document and explore the obvious, neglected, private or public, even secret sounds of the urban environment. Continue reading


Apr 11, 2011
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Live Stage: Carl Stone Concert [us Los Angeles]

carl.jpgCarl Stone will perform at the Eighth Veil, 7174 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA :: September 12, 2009; 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. :: free

Carl will perform as part of Into Infinity, a collaboration between dublab and Creative Commons, which builds on audio loops and circular canvases that are available online to the public for sharing, remixing, and resubmission.

This event is itself part of Mapping sound: the SASSAS 10th Anniversary Concert, a daylong celebration of the tenth anniversary of the sound. concert series. Continue reading


Aug 26, 2009
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Live Stage: RiP: A Remix Manifesto [us NYC]

n91248042301_7036.jpgRiP: A Remix Manifesto (Filmmakers in attendance for Q&A) :: June 19-30, 2009; 10:00 pm :: 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street, New York, NY (Tickets).

In RiP: A Remix Manifesto, Web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores issues of copyright in the information age, mashing up the media landscape of the 20th century and shattering the wall between users and producers. The film’s central protagonist is Girl Talk, a mash-up musician topping the charts with his sample-based songs. Continue reading


Jun 11, 2009
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Queen Bohemian Rhapsody Remix

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Queen Bohemian Rhapsody Old School Computer Remix


Apr 22, 2009
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Endless Loop: A Brief History of Chiptunes

fig96-1.jpgAbstract — Chiptune refers to a collection of related music production and performance practices sharing a history with video game soundtracks. The evolution of early chiptune music tells an alternate narrative about the hardware, software, and social practices of personal computing in the 1980s and 1990s. By digging into the interviews, text files, and dispersed ephemera that have made their way to the Web, we identify some of the common folk-historical threads among the commercial, noncommercial, and ambiguously commercial producers of chiptunes with an eye toward the present-day confusion surrounding the term chiptune. Using the language of affordances and constraints, we hope to avoid a technocratic view of the inventive and creative but nevertheless highly technical process of creating music on computer game hardware. Continue reading


Apr 14, 2009
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Recycling_Sampling_Jamming [de Berlin]

header.jpgRecycling_Sampling_Jamming. Artistic Strategies Now Festival/ Symposium Re-* :: February 26-28, 2009 :: Academy of Arts, Hanseatenweg 10, Berlin-Tiergarten.

The interdisciplinary festival seeks to examine through lectures, concerts, videoscreenings and an acoustic bar the artistic cross-media practices of Recycling, Sampling and Culture Jamming, which rely on the repetition and recreation of the Old and the transformation in the New. Reputable scientists and international artists from music, arts, netarts, film, design and advertising will exemplify at the Academy of Arts, Berlin, the current cultural and political relevance as well as the distinctions of these strategies. Continue reading


Feb 23, 2009
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