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Bjork’s Biophilia

Biophilia is an iPhone/iPad release of Björk’s latest album created in collaboration with Scott Snibbe and her longtime design collaborators M/M (Paris). Comprising a suite of musical pieces and interactive artworks, Biophilia is released as ten in-app download experiences that are accessed through a three-dimensional galaxy, the album’s theme song Cosmogony. The first single Crystalline, is now available, others soon to follow.

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Jul 28, 2011
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Sounding Doors Installation [de Karlsruhe]

sounding_door_portrait_340×510.jpgMusicians, sound artists and engineers are invited to create compositions for a series of installations called Sounding Doors. Selected compositions will be played by opening/closing the door augmented with specially integrated electronics. Selected compositions will be played according to a set schedule from the 30th of August, 2011 to the 10th of September, 2011 at the main door of three public buildings (the Central train station, the cafe-bar “Bento gallery” on Werderplatz, the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Participants will be featured in the OPEN DOORS publication and DVD. Deadline: August 1, 2011

Requirements: Compositions can be written and performed with any musical instrument, equipment or voice using any technique. Continue reading


Jul 21, 2011
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Live Stage: galerie8_Sunday Sound Waves [uk London]

g8_soundseries_ak-300×298.jpgSunday Sound Waves :: July 24 – August 28, 2011 :: Galerie8, E8 3NJ London :: Janek Schaefer opening: Sunday, July 24 2011 :: Guest curated by Alexa Kusber ::

Throughout six weeks in July and August, the Sunday Sound Waves series will aim to critically engage with the surrounding environment through sound, and to explore the influences it has on new ways of making and experiencing visual forms.

The series includes a broad range of artists and creators who are increasingly blurring genre lines and sensibilities in the realms of sound and visual culture. Participating artists will do this by recording the sounds of architectural spaces, re-inventing musical instruments, using sound as a sculptural material, or working with music and cinematography. Continue reading


Jul 18, 2011
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Sonic Bed_Scotland: Omnht by Eliane Radigue

NMR Commission: “You’re Not My Father” by Paul Slocum

logo_300.jpgYou’re Not My Father, by Paul Slocum, [Requires Quicktime plugin] is composed of a sequence of recreations of a 10 second scene from the television show Full House, overlaid with sound loops from the scene’s original music. The crews who re-shot the scene were recruited through Internet message boards and Craigslist; each was paid $150. Instructions for shooting the scene and delivering the footage were issued to the crews. To-date, the project includes participants from Austin, Cincinnati, Chicago, Dallas, Denton, London, and San Francisco. Continue reading


Jul 11, 2011
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Live Stage: Phonography Performance and Nightime Soundwalk [us Gary, IN]

276912_169716673095631_6866527_n.jpgJoin the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, World Listening Project, and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to celebrate World Listening Day, as they host a Chicago Phonography performance and Nighttime Soundwalk :: July 18, 2011; 4:00 – 9:00 pm :: Douglas Center, 100 North Lake Street, Gary, IN :: Schedule online here.

World Listening Day observes July 18 as a day to: Celebrate the practice of listening as it relates to the world around us, environmental awareness, and acoustic ecology; Raise awareness about issues related to the World Soundscape Project, World Listening Project, World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, and individual and group efforts to creatively explore phonography; Design and implement educational initiatives which explore these concepts and practices. For further details and updates please visit the MSAE website/.


Jul 10, 2011
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Exploring Space through Music – a Kickstarter project

od_samplingspace_patch_6colorlogo.jpgDan Reus and his team want to help you explore space through music. They’re going to launch a small satellite that will turn information about its motion, the Earth’s cloud cover and sunlight, and the dramatic temperatures in orbit into data to be sent back to the ground. Here they’ll turn that data into sounds that you can turn into music to share with your friends, and they’ll let artists, educators, musicians and researchers use their data to create anything they like.

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Jul 8, 2011
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July 18, 2011 World Listening Day

wlistening.jpg2011 World Listening Day :: JULY 18 :: The World Listening Project (WLP) and Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE) invite you to participate in the 2011 World Listening Day on Monday, July 18.

Here are several possible ways to participate:

Organize a soundwalk :: Organize a performance event that explores soundscape and how we can listen to our sonic environment :: Participate introspectively by simply paying attention to your soundscape :: Facilitate an educational event that relates to acoustic ecology, field recordings, or a similar topic ::

The level of participation in 2010 was amazing. We would like to see if we can double or even triple the number of participants worldwide this time. Continue reading


Jul 6, 2011
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Bjork’s New Songs to be released as Apps

bjork-articlelarge.jpg Image: Bjork performing “Biophilia,” a new multimedia work, at the Manchester International Festival in England

The songs on Biophilia — Bjork’s new album — will also be released as apps — one for each song, to be sold as modules in a larger app for the entire album — for the iPad and iPhone. (The developers have not yet decided whether to reprogram the apps for Android devices.) Along with animated graphics, some of which were shown on overhead video screens during the concert, the apps hold not only detailed analysis of the songs — including both conventional and newly devised music notation — but also gamelike excursions through the music, visions of scientific phenomena and the potential to be used as musical instruments themselves. A listener can hear a song, see its structure, play along or completely disassemble some songs and turn their components into something new.

Thanks to John Parales @ the nytimes.com.


Jul 6, 2011
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Live Stage: Strange @ Tractors [us Williamsburg, NY]

276499_115154745240434_982907_n1.jpgThe Church of Sustended Disbelief in conjunction with the Project for a Neuro-American Century frantically presents: “Strange @ Tractors – an inevitable evening of extraordinary Audio Visual performances” :: Saturday, July 10, 2011 at 8:30 p.m. – July 10 at 1:30 a.m. :: at Secret Project Robot, River St @ Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg, NY :: door at 8:30 p.m. :: $7 ::

Featuring: Zach Layton – brainwave solo AV :: Adam Kendall – solo AVT (audio/video/text) :: ZAIMPH (Marcia Bassett) – music /// VADE(Anton Marini) * – visual :: Bradley Eros – film: TransTrans (TRANSFORMERS Transformed, 2009) :: Hahn Rowe – music /// Aki Onda – image (35 mm slide show) :: Bicameral Research Sound & Projection System: david Linton – solo AV :: David Last – music /// Chi ka – visual ::


Jul 6, 2011
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