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Live Stage: Paivascapes #1 – Paiva River Sound Festival [pt Pedro do Sul]

soundscape1.jpgPaivascapes #1 – Paiva River Sound Festival :: March 4, 2011 – March 8, 2011 :: Vila Nova de Paiva, Castro Daire, São Pedro do Sul, Arouca, Castelo de Paiva, Portugal :: Exhibition Opening: March 4th at 6:00 p.m. in the Municipal Auditorium of Vila Nova de Paiva (Portugal) :: Ticket Sales: http://www.ticketline.sapo.pt

Retrospective exhibition, multimedia concerts, site-specifc sound installations, conferences, video works screenings, sound perception activities and environmental walks.

Many aspects and perceptions can be associated with river landscapes, which together form the strength and the manifold importance of rivers. Firstly, river landscapes supply an energy potential (the energy of water and sediments that flow down the course of the river) and also a surface, a space on which both vegetation and human constructions settle. Continue reading


Jan 25, 2011
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Field Recording Workshop: Movement of Acoustic Images

livelixem.jpgField Recording Workshop: Movement of Acoustic Images :: Speakers: Alessandro Massobrio, Fabio Orsi, Natasha Barrett :: Curated by Matteo Milani, Federico Placidi (U.S.O. Project) and Domenico Sciajno :: @ Live!iXem 2010 – Edition VII — International festival of music, mixed media and experimental electronic art :: September 17, 2010.

The workshop’s aim is to provide an introduction to theory and practice of the main mobile sound recording techniques and the use of sound sources in different fields, from sound design to cinema, from digital editing to the use of digital sources in instrumental composition, electronic music and live electronics. Music compositions and musical excerpts from field recordings will also be introduced, listened and discussed. Continue reading


Sep 12, 2010
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Halsey Burgund, Scapes [us Lincoln, MA]

halsey_burgund.jpgHalsey Burgund, Scapes :: July 13, 2010 – November 4, 2010 :: deCordova, 51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, Massachusetts.

Halsey Burgund is a musician and sound artist who lives and works in Bedford, MA. Burgund’s projects are collaborative and provide participants with an active role in content creation. Part of generation Wiki and the democratization of knowledge, Burgund uses open source platforms, GPS technology, and interactivity to create musical scores from participants’ spoken words that continuously evolve in real-time. Scapes, Burgund’s project for PLATFORM 3, creates a two-way audio experience for museum visitors influenced significantly by their physical location on deCordova grounds. Participants will use handheld wireless devices and headphones to listen to audio and also to make their own recordings which will be immediately assimilated into the piece for everyone to hear. Organized by former Koch Curatorial Fellow Nina Gara Bozicnik and current Koch Curatorial Fellow Lexi Lee, the exhibition will be accompanied by a full-color brochure.


Jul 11, 2010
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Live Stage: Silent Soundwalks [us Seattle, WA]

wlp.jpgWorld Listening Day Silent Soundwalks :: July 18, 2010; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm :: Greenlake Park (@ Boathouse on south end of Greenlake), 5900 West Green Lake Way N, 98103, Seattle, WA.

In honor of the first World Listening Day, the Seattle Phonographers Union invites the public to participate in a series of soundwalks. This event is FREE to the public; all are welcome. Throughout the day, SPU members will guide participants on silent walks around the lake, focusing attention on the diversity and complexity of the local soundscape. Continue reading


Jul 5, 2010
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Live Stage: Expo Leeds [uk Leeds]

leeds.jpgExpo Leeds :: September 25 – 28, 2009 :: Presented by Sound and Music and MAAP :: For locations in Leeds, see map.

Expo is the UK’s largest annual FREE festival of sound art and experimental music. Expo Leeds is an extended weekend of people enjoying, creating, playing, sharing, experiencing, discovering and listening to sonic art. Includes: Christina Kubisch: Magnetic Consumer and Electrical Walks; Nick Rothwell & Lewis Sykes: Peal: A Virtual Campiles; Expo Youth and Tom Betts; Paul Rooney and more. For the full schedule, go here. Continue reading


Sep 4, 2009
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Live Stage: Soundwalks [us Chicago]

soundwalk.jpgWorld Listening Project presents Soundwalks in East Garfield Park with Dan Godston and Fereshte Toosi :: August 1, 2009; 10:00 am – 1:00 pm :: Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento Blvd., Chicago, IL.

During a soundwalk, people explore their soundscape, using a score as a guide. We meet at CCGT at 10 a.m. for a brief tour of the premises, then the soundwalk starts. This soundwalk, which is being co-organized by WLP and CCGT, happens inside and outside the building — through the Resource Center, on the CCGT roof, past the rain cisterns, through the “Elementhouse” designed by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for the Solar Decathlon, to the eastern part of the property where they keep the solar berm and green roof test plots, and along a path in the field to the south of the CCGT building. Continue reading


Jul 30, 2009
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Walking in the City with Christina Kubisch

elettronica_matteomilani01.jpgMatteo Milani: Christina, could you tell us about your background, and how you arrived, through your career, to conceive the “Electrical Walks” project?

Christina Kubisch: When people asks me what I am, what do I do, I always struggle to answer. I am an artist, a composer, I work with magnetic inductance, but I also write pieces for other musicians. I am a performer, I draw. It’s hard to define me. I was a flautist, I studied Composition with Franco Donatoni at the G.Verdi Conservatory of Milan, and also Electronic Music with Angelo Paccagnini . At the end of my studies at the Mila Conservatory, I started a much more personal and effective research, attending for 2 years night courses in Electronics. During these courses, I discovered a telephonic amplifier, a small cube, from which came curious sounds. This cube had inside some coils, and it amplified the magnetic sounds close by. Fascinated by this system, I had 50 special cubes built, and with them I created my first installations. Continue reading


Jun 26, 2009
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Live Stage: Soundwalk-a-thon [us NYC]

n80807494422_1945.jpgSoundwalk-a-thon :: June 7, 2009; 2:00 – 8:00 pm :: Various locations & start times – choose your own adventure in New York City :: Space is limited! Register by June 1, 2009.

A group of visionary artists will lead sonic excursions throughout New York as part of a rare live sonic arts experiment — the ISSUE Project Room Soundwalk-a-thon — a fundraiser and collective public inquiry into the connection between urban space and our collective sonic imaginations. Led and designed by some of New York’s most exciting sound artists and musicians, these walks will take groups of 10-20 people at a time on an intimate journey of sonic discovery to experience our community in a way they may never have done before — through sound. Walks range from meditative deep listening, to sing-a-longs, to noise-making walks incorporating instruments, iPods, boomboxes, cell phones, or silence in order to amplify the nuances of our ever-changing soundscape. Continue reading


May 18, 2009
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Reblogged Earth Sounds

polli.jpgReturning for its third year, the Electronic Music Foundation’s acclaimed sound art, music and ecology festival Ear to the Earth will take place this month in locations all over New York City. Ear to the Earth is organized around the principle that sound’s distinct emotional impact makes it a significant medium in which to explore environmental concerns such as global warming, extinction and habitat destruction. Divided into two sections, “New York Soundscapes” and “Other Soundscapes,” this year’s events maintain a strong urban emphasis. Andrea Polli’s installation Cloud Car, takes the automobile, a key force within the development of American cities, as its locus. With the aide of special effects technician Chuck Varga, Polli will envelop a Ford Taurus station wagon entirely in mist. Visitors will be invited to sit in the car and listen to environmental sound compositions. Resembling a broken down vehicle on the side of a highway, the work is a poignant symbol for America’s current predicament in regards to oil dependency. Cloud Car will be on display at Eyebeam October 18th and will then move to the New York Hall of Science on October 25th. Continue reading


Oct 18, 2008
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Live Stage: Ear to the Earth 2008 [us NYC]

fritz190.jpgARTS ELECTRIC presents EAR TO THE EARTH 2008 :: October 15 – 25 :: Various venues in New York City.

Ear to the Earth 2008 began with the launch of New York Soundscape, a multi-year project to create a panoramic portrayal of the city’s audio personality and urban ecology by composers, sound artists, students, and New Yorkers from all walks of life. The composers this year include Walter Branchi, Francisco Lopez, Alvin Curran, Michael Schumacher, Miya Masaoka, Richard Lainhart, Lo Vid, Marina Rosenfeld, Andrea Polli, Ezequiel Vinao, Charlie Morrow, Helen Fisher, Matthew Burtner, and John Cage.

Don’t miss New York Big Fritz, a multimedia presentation of Times Square around the clock, produced by faculty and students of the NYU Music Technology program, among them Agnieszka Roginska, Paul Geluso, Robert Rowe, Joel Chadabe, and Tom Beyer. (Image above is: Recording New York Big Fritz – Photo by Izzi Ramkissoon) Continue reading


Oct 15, 2008
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