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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:

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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Live Stage: Joseph Nechvatal and Rhys Chatham [us NYC]


Public Screening of Viral Venture by Joseph Nechvatal with music by Rhys Chatham :: Discussion between Nechvatal, Chatham moderated by David Ross :: February 10, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. :: at the School of Visual Arts Theatre, 333 West 23rd St., New York City :: free of charge ::

Jan 31, 2011
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Live Stage: Pure Data Meeting [de Berlin]

dbimage.jpegPure Data Meeting @ NK :: Tuesday, 9th November 2010, 20h00 :: at NK, Elsenstr. 52/ 2.Hinterhaus Etage 2, 12059 Berlin Neukölln :: 0049(0)17620626386 ::

Felix Pfeifer will present his work (in progress). His project aims at providing an interface for creating improvized pattern based (dance-) music live in realtime (without loading or saving). He uses the novation launchpad and a selfmade USB-MIDI interface with many knobs and sliders custom-designed for a pd patch hosting the synthsLINK

Topics: * using the launchpad with Linux; * programming the launchpad LEDs in pd; * general discussion on (self-made) interfaces; * mappings in pd Continue reading

Nov 6, 2010
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Live Stage: Launch of Meet the Composer Studio [us New York, NY]

mtc.jpgMeet the Composer launch of new Composer Studio :: Monday, November 15, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.:: @ 92Y Tribeca, 200 Hudson Street, New York, NY :: $15/$20 advance/door ::

Six rising composers from around the country come together at 92YTribeca to help launch Meet The Composer Studio, a new website that provides a virtual window into their creative lives. Through live performances, video clips and conversation, the composers will preview their latest projects, which will also be chronicled on the site. The resulting pieces will be unveiled in April 2011 at MTC’s Three City Dash, a one-time festival spotlighting composers from a trio of locales. Continue reading

Oct 26, 2010
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Live Stage: Popular Music in Contemporary Art [ie Cork]

mix.jpgMixtapes: popular music in contemporary art / :: Exhibition and Talks :: Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Gallery 1 and Sisk Galleries, University College Cork, Ireland :: until 24th October 2010

Artists: Marc Bijl, David Blandy, Alejandro Cesarco, Anne Collier, Sarah Doyle, Fergus Feehily, Dan Graham, Jim Lambie, David Lamelas, Linder, Dennis McNulty, Bettina Pousttchi, Baldvin Ringsted, Meredyth Sparks, and Mika Tajima / New Humans; Curators: Chris Clarke + Matt Packer

‘MIXTAPES: POPULAR MUSIC IN CONTEMPORARY ART’ is an exhibition that explores the relationships between contemporary visual arts and popular music, featuring artworks that date from the 1970s to the present day. The exhibition draws upon the distinct genres, styles and seminal moments in popular music, from the exuberance of glam rock through to the effortless cool of urban soul. Continue reading

Sep 20, 2010
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Live Stage: Resonance – “Sound” [hk Hong Kong]

installationview1.jpgResonance — Exhibition/ Performance/Talks with Samson Young and Yao Chung-Han :: July 16 – September 5, 2010 :: :: Opening Reception: July 16; 7:00 – 9:00 pm (performance by Yao Chung-Han (IO Lab, Taiwan) :: I/O Gallery, U/G, Tung Yiu Commercial Building, 31A Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong.

Resonance an exhibition about the word sound. It is about the sound of the word, the meaning of the word, and the usage of the word; that is to say, it asks what sound is, how sound is used, and what sound can do. One may wonder why an artist would choose to work with sound, as opposed to music or visual art, but would find that answers are rarely forthcoming.

Resonance attempts to present an abstracted territory for this dialogue, stripping sound down to its most basic elements; the same elements that contribute to the other creative modes and methods in question. Continue reading

Jul 7, 2010
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Live Stage: Events @ London Film School [uk London]

school.jpgSound with Ray Beckett :: June 3, 2010; 6:00 pm :: Cinema A, The London Film School, 24 Shelton Street, London :: Register.

Ray Beckett, regular collaborator with Ken Loach and Oscar-winning Location Sound Mixer on The Hurt Locker, discusses his work with Larry Sider from the School of Sound, illustrated by film clips, including The Hurt Locker, Land and Freedom and The Wind That Shakes the Barley.

Deconstructing the Soundtrack — A Seminar Series sponsored by the School of Sound in collaboration with the London Film School :: June 12-13, 2010 :: The London Film School, 24 Shelton Street, London.

Building on the success of Sound & Music Techniques for Narrative Filmmaking with Gustavo Costantini, the seminars are aimed at those working in screen-based media, and offer three further perspectives on the use of sound and music in filmmaking. Continue reading

May 31, 2010
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Live Stage: OptoSonic Tea [us Brooklyn, NY]

opto02.jpgOptoSonic Tea :: May 17, 2010; 8:00 pm :: with live sets by: Nisi Jacobs (live visuals) with Michael J. Schumacher, Suzanne Thorpe, Philip White (live sound), and Adam Kendall (live visuals and live sound) :: invited respondent/moderator: Charlie Morrow :: Diapason, 882 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (Sunset Park).

OptoSonic Tea is a regular series of meetings dedicated to the convergence of live visuals with live sound which focuses on the visual component. These presentation-and-discussion meetings aim to explore different forms of live visuals (live video, live film, live slide projection and their variations and combinations) and the different ways they can come into interaction with live audio. Each evening features two different live visual artists or groups of artists who each perform a set with the live sound artists of their choice. Continue reading

May 10, 2010
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Live Stage: The Wave – Opus 1 [de Berlin]

wave.jpgThe WAVE – Opus 1 :: February 4, 2010; 8:00 .m :: betahaus, Prinzessinnenstraße 19-20, 10969 Berlin :: live webstreaming here.

WAVE Berlin Panel Discussion 8-10pm: « Innovative Artistic and Economic Practices » with I-Wei li, Christine Kriegerowski, Claudia Burbaum, Ela Kagel, Eva Emenlauer-Blömers, Matthias Reichelt, Mike Stubbs, Tonia Welter.

WJ-SPOTS Berlin 10 PM to midnight: « 15 Years of Artistic Creation on the Internet » with Anne Roquigny, I-Wei Li, Pierre Bongiovanni, Helen Thorington, Marie Petit, Maria Ptqk, Per Platou, Hans Bernhard, Isabelle Arvers, Anne Laforet.

WAVE Berlin Panel Discussion: Fluctuations in the economy have become similar to global climate warnings: nobody knows exactly what will happen tomorrow, or whether the future will be bleak or bright. Uncertainty seems to become the only certain rule. Continue reading

Jan 19, 2010
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Live Stage: mode +v noise workshop [de Berlin]

goto102.jpgmode +v noise, a workshop with GOTO10 :: October 16 – 17, 2009; 2:00 – 12:00 p.m. :: micro_research, pickledfeet, Linienstrasse 54, Berlin 10119 :: email m [at] to reserve a place (strictly limited to 8).

mode +v noise is a project of GOTO10, a collective of international artists and computer programmers. It is based on IRC, the oldest text-based Internet chat environment. This intervention will transform an IRC chat room/channel into a simple, collaborative, text-based online system for making music. Continue reading

Oct 13, 2009
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