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Net_Music_Weekly: n-Polytope: Behaviors in Light and Sound after Iannis Xenakis [es Gijón]

chris_salter.jpg[Chris Salter working at his installation in the Exhibitions Gallery of the Art Centre. Photo:LABoral/Sergio Redruello] n-Polytope: Behaviors in Light and Sound after Iannis Xenakis – A performance-installation by Chris Salter in collaboration with Sofian Audry, Marije Baalman, Adam Basanta, Elio Bidinost and Thomas Spier :: until September 10 :: LABoral, Los Prados, 121, 33394 Gijón, Spain.

n-Polytope: Behaviors in Light and Sound after Iannis Xenakis is a contemporary re-imagining of the Greek composer and architect Iannis Xenakis’s radical architectural environments called Polytopes (from the Greek poli, ‘many’ and topos, ‘space’). Continue reading

Aug 28, 2012
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Coming Soon: Steering Sound with Light

electrostriction.jpgFrom Technology Review :: The ability to create phonons and then steer them using laser beams could lead to a new generation of applications, say physicists ::

Zap an optical fibre with a couple of laser beams and the resulting interference pattern causes an interesting effect–it squeezes the material, an effect known as electrostriction. This creates a compression wave called a phonon, a packet of sound, which travels along the fibre.

Not to be outdone, phonons also influence light because they change the refractive index of the material. This bends light and alters its frequency, an effect known as Brillouin scattering.

After that, things get complicated…. Read on: OR: THE PHYSICS ARXIV BLOG Monday, July 16, 2012

Jul 17, 2012
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Live Stage: Six Memos and Secret Courtyard at Venice Biennale [it Venice]

rpd1.jpgRoberto Paci Dalò & The Clocktower Gallery / in New York collaborate during the opening week of the Biennale :: Six Memos, a sound-light installation :: and Secret Courtyard :: Aperitivo from 19:00 – 21:00 | Digestivo from 21:00 – Midnight :: Cortili musei civici Procuratie nuove, piazza San Marco 63, Venice, Italy ::

Six Memos is the site-specific sound-light installation created in the Procuratie nuove’s courtyards in piazza San Marco. The Williamsburg Bridge is the radio work by Roberto PaciDalò which provides the sound for the installation. The piece travels across the Hassidic communities around Brooklyn where the daily language – spoken at any age including kids – is Yiddish. Walking through Lee Avenue or Bedford Avenue is a unique perceptional experience. The Williamsburg Bridge connects Williamsburg to the Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Within one single train station it is possible to travel in time & space. Continue reading

May 30, 2011
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Calabi Portal Project RFQ

Calabi Portal Projecta laboratory for ideas and the imagination :: Call for Proposals — No Deadline.

This competition is open to visionary designers, artists, architects, and scientists, and any collaborative combination. All designs will be theoretical. No background or experience in engineering, construction, or actual fabrication materials is required as the structure will be self-generating and assembling. The challenge is to conceive of the possibilities of an architectural visualization of 10 dimensional space incorporating the six dimensional Calabi-Yau manifold. The proposed structure is to take the form of what we loosely describe as a “Tower”, and is open to interpretation. It may also contain or emanate light and sound.

See website for more information. Sponsored by the Multiverse Research Institute.

May 9, 2011
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Live Stage: Lampo Season Begins [us Chicago, IL]

909102149-2.jpgThe Lampo fall season begins :: Saturday, Oct 16, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. :: with Tristan Perich :: at the Graham Foundation, Madlener House, 4 West Burton Place, Chicago, IL :: Admission is free but reservations are required :: RSVP here ::

Lampo and the Graham Foundation are very happy to bring you Tristan Perich and his “1-Bit Symphony” with 1-bit video. His new five movement work was just released. The press is agog and Grampo too.

1-bit is lo-fi and low-res. Binary electrical pulses — that is, on/off switches — synthesized by code, are routed by microchip to speaker or cathode ray television to create sound or light.
Tristan will show you what can be done with simple forms and complex systems. Continue reading

Oct 12, 2010
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Live Stage: David Linton and “stone soup” [New York, NY]

stone.jpg“stone soup”:: a sound and light performance by David Linton :: curated by satoshi takeishi :: Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. :: at The stone, 2nd St & Ave C, New York, NY :: 10$ ::

On this occasion David Linton presents a full length sound and light solo performance adapted to circumnavigate the specific internal environmental contours of The stone… remembering the lessons of the parable:

Oct 6, 2010
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Live Stage: Lighting the Future – An Optical Media Art Exhibition [ch Beijing]

ccss7.jpgLighting the Future – An Optical Media Art Exhibition :: The White Box Museum of Art, 798 Art Dist, No 2., Jiuxianqiao Road, Beijing :: Through October 3, 2010 ::

Works by Art Clay (CHE), Harro Schmidt (DEU), David Cheung (CAN) and others in the second floor gallery. Looking at the building at night, public roaming the streets of the 798 area can enjoy the playful works by Christiane Oppermann (DEU) and Claudia Wissmann (DEU).

image: „For Cookie Cutters and Stern“ by Swiss artist, Art Clay

The works make use of a variety of lighting techniques, but are also divided into artwork for public and private spaces in a unique way making use of the different qualities and ambience found in day and night light. Continue reading

Sep 27, 2010
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Live Stage: Transmission Art [us Williamsburg, NY]

n121923454515717_5410.jpgfree103point9 is pleased to present AIRtime@Devotion :: July 2-August 16, 2010 :: Devotion Gallery, 54 Maujer Street, Williamsburg, NY.

Works: Radio Silence by Zach Poff opens at 6:00 p.m. on July 2; Bike Box by Sabine Gruffat & Bill Brown opens at 6:00 p.m. on July 16; and Noospherium by Brett Baloghby opens at 6:00 p.m. on July 30.

The series consists of solo exhibitions by Zach Poff (Radio Silence), Sabine Gruffat & Bill Brown (Bike Box), and Brett Balogh (Noospherium), which span the contemporary genre of Transmission Art. The Transmission Art genre is informed by works which employ an intentional use of space — often the airwaves — and manifests in participatory live art or time-based art, including radio, video, light, installation, and performance. Continue reading

Jun 28, 2010
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Live Stage: Ryoji Ikeda + Mika Vainio [uk Manchester]

testpattern2.jpgFutureEverything 2010: Ryoji Ikeda + Mika Vainio :: May 12, 2010; 9:00 – 11:00 pm :: BBC Studio 7, Oxford Road, Manchester, United Kingdom :: Ryoji Ikeda – test pattern [live set] ::Mika Vainio [live] :: Buy tickets here :: Tickets also available from Eastern Bloc (Oldham Street), Piccadilly Records (Oldham Street), The Soup Kitchen (Spear Street) & Gaffs (Fallowfield).

An opportunity to see two of the world’s leading sound artists perform on the same stage. The challenging output of Japanese composer Ryoji Ikeda places emphasis on complex A/V terrain, with compositions deriving from a fascination with data, sound and light. Mika Vainio is best known as one half of the Finnish electronic duo Pan Sonic, and through his connections to the pioneering Sähkö record label he co-founded in 1993. Continue reading

May 8, 2010
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The Amazing Acoustaphotophonogrammitron [us North Adams, MA]

acous.jpgThe Amazing Acoustaphotophonogrammitron :: Through March 21, 2010 :: @ Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Gallery 51 : 51 Main St. North Adams MA

A synesthetic exhibition lavishly brimming with resonant frequencies of sound and light! The Amazing Acoustaphotophonogrammitron is a group show featuring work by makers who find themselves somewhere between visual artist and musician.

Curated by MCLA Gallery 51 Gallery Manager, Ven Voisey, The Amazing Acoustaphotophonagrammitron features the work of local and national artists: Joshua Churchill (CA), Paul de Jong (NY), Lesley Flanigan (NY), Christy Georg (MA), Mark Mulherrin (MA), Ed Osborn (RI), Tristan Perich (NY), Ven Voisey (MA) and Nick Zammuto (VT).

“This show is about overlap and influence of the different senses.” says Voisey, “ Included are artists whose processes seamlessly move through mediums and whose works are simultaneously audio and visual instruments.” Continue reading

Feb 1, 2010
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