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Serial Port: A Brief History of Laptop Music by Marc Weidenbaum

schaeffer_260×257.jpg[Image: Pierre Schaeffer in 1952 playing the phonogène à clavier, a tape recorder with its speed altered by playing any of twelve keys on a keyboard. Photo courtesy of GRM.] Image and text source :: Published: May 24, 2006 :: Inside the Box: The computer comes out to play.

There’s often a vertical plane between musician and audience. The sheet-music stand paved the way for the upturned plastic shell of the turntable, and today, chances are that rectangle obscuring the face of the performer on stage is the screen of a laptop computer, which has emerged as a ubiquitous music-making tool.

The laptop, however, obscures more than just the musician’s face. Its uses vary too widely for it to be easily characterized. For some, the laptop is essentially a more portable equivalent of the DJ’s turntables, mixer, and crate of records. But for many, it is a means to bring the power of computer processing into live performance, creating music of the moment that’s comprised of all manner of sonic detritus: field recordings, sine waves, sound bites of pre-existing music, pure feedback. Continue reading


May 29, 2007
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Live Stage: Fritz & Leonardson Live and On Air [NY]

freepoints.jpgAnna Friz + Eric Leonardson, Jack Wright + Andrew Drury, members of NYSAE and a night of free radio and free music. May 31, 2007 : 7pm – 11pm :: at The Tank, 279 Church St., Manhattan, New York. And streamed live on free103point9 Online Radio.

free103point9 transmission artist Anna Friz favours instruments that breathe and oscillate; employing accordion, concertina, harmonica, theremin, radio samples, ambient field recordings, and voice to conjure unusual sonic spaces. For Chicago sound artist Eric Leonardson instruments lie in the detritus of everyday life. Continue reading


May 29, 2007
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Snd:arc Videos: RE:soundings by Garrett Lynch

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Garrett Lynch – RE:soundings (best heard on headphones): Every sound produced during the performance is captured and manipulated live from radio signals. Both location and surrounding architecture dictate reception of signals, their quality and use. The version here is a recording of a view of the stage performance. See an alternative view of the performance here. More Snd:arc- (Sound and Architecture) videos here.


May 29, 2007
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Sound Modulated Light #1

sml-iffr.jpgSound Modulated Light #1–by Edwin Van Der Heide–is an environment of light and sound wherein sound is not present acoustically, but is radiated by light. Normal lamps connected to the electricity network flicker at an (almost) invisible frequency of 50 Hz. The latter can be seen as a carrier for a (rectified) 50 Hz sound. For the installation this signal is being replaced by different composed signals. Hence the lights function as sound carriers. The space consists of a multiple-light design where every light source has a double role: it is part of the light design and part of the sound design. The sound is modulated on top of the light by means of intensity modulation. Continue reading


May 29, 2007
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Audiospace 2007: Call for Web-based Audio Work

sp5.gifAudiospace 2007: Call for Web-based Audio WorkOpen Space Artist-Run Centre in Victoria, BC, Canada, announces a Call for Submissions for Audiospace, a web-audio site on the Open Space website openspace.ca. In its 35 years of supporting and promoting experimentalism in the arts, Open Space has a long tradition of discussing and exploring the practice and impact of new media and new methods of audio dissemination. We continue the adventure with the 3rd edition of Audiospace and a Call for Submissions, Where Does It Begin? developed by sound artist Chantal Dumas.

Where Does It Begin? For it matters not how small the beginning may seem to be – – Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience. Continue reading


May 29, 2007
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Live Stage: Ableton Live at Harvestworks [NYC]

box_big.pngAbleton Live’s next User group will meet TUESDAY, June 5th, 7-9 pm at Harvestworks 596 Broadway (SoHo) # 602 NY, NY 10012 Tel: 212-431-1130

By popular request, this user group will be geared primarily for ADVANCED users. Dennis DeSantis will spend the first 30 minutes covering the basics of Live’s workflow and concepts, and will then get to the topics that were originally planned for the last meeting at Tekserve including: Continue reading


May 29, 2007
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EXTRACT: Portraits of Sound Artists

extract_cover_pop2.jpgEXTRACT- Portraits of Sound Artists – book + 2 cd. Released this week by NON VISUAL OBJECTS in Vienna, Austria. This is a label exclusively focused on sound art, minimalist interpretations of electro-acoustic music, and experimental electronic aural works.

Since we started the label Nonvisualobjects two years ago, many collaborations with artists worldwide have arisen, a large, growing network has evolved and an extensive body of work has been formed that we would like to explore and try to sum up. The book developed from the idea of presenting an extract of artists involved in the current experimental electro-acoustic music scene, often following a rather reduced approach in their work. Continue reading


May 29, 2007
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SOUNDWAVES: Upcoming Events

arcangelconstantini_bakteri.jpgSOUNDWAVES :: Kinetica Museum, Old Spitalfields Market, London E1 6AA :: Thursday, 17th May – Saturday, 30th June 2007 :: Upcoming Events :: a collaboration between Kinetica Museum & Cybersonica.

May 20, 6pm: Commissioned artists talk :: Andy Huntingtontap.TAP; Michael MarkertkII 2.1; and Julie FreemanSpecious Dialogue – talk about their work and share their artistic philosophies. Chaired by Dr. Richard Barbrook. Continue reading


May 29, 2007
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Workshop on Spatial Audio for Mobile Devices

mobilemusic.jpgWorkshop on Spatial Audio for Mobile Devices: Call for Participation :: Deadline: June 30, 2007

Topics of interest explored within this one-day workshop will primarily focus on spatial sound and development of small screen interfaces. Topics include, but are not limited to: (1) Spatial sound as an interaction element in minimal attention interfaces (2) Spatial sound in mobile HCI (3) Auditory displays in mobile & ubiquitous user interaction (4) Spatial sound for mobile users with visual disabilities (5) Sound in social navigation (6) Sound in mobile games (7) Mobile, Ubiquitous and Tangible HCI in music performance (8) Mobile HCI and music composition (9) Spontaneous music, mobility, and audio sharing (10) Mobile collaborative and distributed composition (11) Mobile digital technology in music education (12) Multimodal integration (visual, auditory, and haptic) Continue reading


May 28, 2007
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ANALOG arts ensemble

galapagos07.jpgANALOG arts ensemble :: Amsterdam · Baltimore · Los Angeles · Kansas City · Nagoya · New York · Omaha · Portland ::

ANALOG arts ensemble is a network of artists and musicians that is rapidly making its mark on the contemporary music scene. With an universal sensibility, ANALOG programs have consistently edged classical music into new terrain, where concerts are organically shaped by an unpredictable array of artistic disciplines. A typical event might offer Stockhausen’s music alongside Bjork’s while the audience roams around the performance space, observing isolated musicians as objets d’art. Continue reading


May 27, 2007
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