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Live Stage: Critics Floating in Virtual Space [nl Amsterdam + online]

[Image: Network visualization of the Documenta 12 Magazines project] Critics Floating in the Virtual Sphere: Will Art Criticism Survive the Digital Age? — International Seminar :: December 9, 2009; 2:00 -5:00 pm :: De Balie, Amsterdam and Live webcast.

The digital revolution has profound effects on the status of art criticism. With newspapers and other printed media in decline, the traditional platform for critical reflection on art has shrunk or shifted towards electronic (web-based) media. Continue reading


Nov 20, 2009
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Euterke Grant, call for applications

sat.jpgEuterke Grant, call for applications :: Over the past two years, the Dumouchel family has been pleased to be a part of the Euterke grant in order to support emergent creators. The grant consists of two bursaries: the Euterke Audio Grant (DJ), and the Euterke Video Grant (VJ), each valued at around 600$. Both awards are offered by SAT[TransForm], the Society for Arts and Technology’s educational department in Montreal, Canada. A jury comprised of digital arts professionals will select the grant recipients based on the originality of their letters of intent. Continue reading


Nov 20, 2009
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Net_Music_Weekly: “Harvest” by Alunda Kyrkokör

harvest_small.jpgIf the earth could make music, what kind of songs would it sing? This crazy contraption, called the Terrafon, actually lets us find out the answer to that question! Designed as a huge turntable tone arm and transducer, this musical instrument plays the earth like a big gravelly vinyl record. Moe Beitiks

Harvest (2009) is a new art piece for the terrafon, traditional ensemble and cropland, by Alunda Kyrkokör (Olle Cornéer and Martin Lübcke). In the performance the Alunda Church Choir, conducted by Cantor Jan Hällgren, played the soil of northern Uppland (in Sweden). Harvest was exhibited at the Volt Festival in Uppsala in June. There is more to come. There are still many croplands still untouched by terrafon. The only thing needed is a powerful local musical ensemble that can sweat it out. This is a demanding piece and sound — well, take a listen: Continue reading


Nov 19, 2009
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Sounding the Pacific: Musical Instruments of Oceania [us NYC]

omas-drum.jpgSounding the Pacific: Musical Instruments of Oceania :: November 17, 2009 – September 6, 2010 :: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Michael C. Rockefeller Wing, 1000 Fifth Avenue. New York City.

The first exhibition devoted to the subject ever mounted by an art museum, Sounding the Pacific: Musical Instruments of Oceania features more than 50 outstanding works—including percussion, wind, and string instruments—the exhibition will explore not only the diverse forms of Oceanic musical instruments but also the many different roles they play, or played, in Pacific cultures, from announcing the onset of war to embodying the voices of supernatural beings or softly enticing a lover. Continue reading


Nov 18, 2009
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Live Stage: Shared Frequencies [us NYC]

n180532063149_18.jpg30 Seconds off an Inch: Shared Frequencies with Kabir Carter:: November 22, 2009; 2:00 – 5:00 pm :: The Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 West 125th Street, New York, NY.

As part of the Museum’s current exhibition 30 Seconds off an Inch, come experience the synthetic sounds of Shared Frequencies (2009) performed by artist Kabir Carter. The work moves between sound, performance and installation by converting architecture to sound and vice-versa. Using radio scanners and synthesizers to process an array of street reverberations and noises, Carter creates an electro-acoustic chorus of urbane life and an urban landscape.


Nov 18, 2009
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Live Stage: Darmstadt’s 5th-anniversary “In C” [us NYC]

terrynewbluegreen.jpgDarmstadt‘s 5th-anniversary, celebrated annual reading of Terry Riley’s In C :: November 30, 2009; 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. :: Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY.

From its humble beginnings as an informal “listening party” of avant-garde records, to monthly presentations of live performance at Galapagos, new music series DARMSTADT has over the years expanded its programming to include an annual festival of ESSENTIAL REPERTOIRE and recently mounted its first month-long INSTITUTE of premieres, workshops, and lecture-perfomances at ISSUE Project Room, nurturing both the canon and next generation of experimental music. Continue reading


Nov 18, 2009
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Guido van der Werve’s “chess piano”

1116performa.jpg[image: Guido van der Werve’s “chess piano” performance by Paradise Gonzalez, courtesy of Performa 2009] Guido van der Werve’s chess piano performance was given last Friday night at the Marshall Chess Club on West 10th Street, and according to the current issue of The Moment, “the game actually sang — or, at least, plunked tunefully.”

In the second-floor parlor room of the storied club (founded by the chess legend Frank Marshall, who held the United States championship title for 29 years beginning in 1909), the Dutch artist Guido van der Werve presented a chess piano concert. Continue reading


Nov 17, 2009
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Call for RadioPerformance 10.0 [es Seville]

radiop.jpgRadioPerformance 10.0 — An International Call for RadioPerformance creations.

Callers: Contenedores. 10th Muestra Internacional de Arte de Accion de Sevilla (Containers. 10th International Art Show Action of Seville ) and the radio program “El Musicantropo” of Radiopolis FM.

RadioPerformance 10.0 is an initiative that adapted performances proposals to the radio environment, and it will be held in February 2010 during the celebration of the tenth edition of Contenedores. 10th Muestra Internacional de Arte de Accion de Sevilla, a collaborative project of Contenedores and the sound art and experimental music radio program “El Musicantropo” driven by Antonio Murga in Seville Radiopolis FM station. Continue reading


Nov 16, 2009
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Congratulations Furtherfield: Visitors Studio wins the Grand Prize

visitors.jpgNetarts.org (aka Art on the Net) run by the Art on the Net steering committee and the Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts has awarded VisitorsStudio the Grand Prize 2009.

VisitorsStudio is a real-time, multi-user, online arena for creative ‘many to many’ dialogue, interviews, networked performance and collaborative polemic. Through simple and accessible facilities, the VisitorsStudio web-based interface allows users to upload, manipulate and collage their own audio-visual files with others’, to remix existing media. Providing a platform for the exploration of collective creativity for both emergent and established artists from a diverse array of geographical locations and social contexts. Continue reading


Nov 16, 2009
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Live Stage: 3X3X3X3 @ Piksel [no Bergen]

pik.jpgKunst and Music mit dem Tageslichtprojektor — a realtime audiovisual performance by Ralf Schreiber (DE), Tina Tonagel (DE), Christian Faubel (DE) ::November 19, 2009; 10:00 – !0:30 :: Landmark Room, Bergen Kunsthall/Landmark, Bergen, Norway.

3 persons, 3 overhead projectors, 3 screens and 3 sound systems. A triptichon that displays magnified, filtered distorted images of what happens on the screens/fresnel lenses of the projectors. What you see and hear is a live experiment and improvisation with small electro-kinetic devices and machines arranged on the overhead projectors. Continue reading


Nov 11, 2009
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