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Paranoid Machines: Los Angeles, 1946-1981

plan9_graveyard_ufo.jpgParanoid Machines: Los Angeles, 1946-1981 :: Instantiation by Jason Brown + Sonic Phenomena by David Eng:: January 21, 2012; 8:00 pm :: Los Angeles, CA. Continue reading


Jan 21, 2012
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The New Sound of Music

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The New Sound of Music is a fascinating BBC historical documentary from the year 1979. It charts the development of recorded music from the first barrel organs, pianolas, the phonograph, the magnetic tape recorder and onto the concepts of musique concrete and electronic music development with voltage-controlled oscillators making up the analogue synthesizers of the day. EMS Synthesizers and equipment are a heavily featured technology resource in this film, with the show’s host, Michael Rodd, demonstrating the EMS VCS3 synthesizer and it’s waveform output.


Jan 21, 2012
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“Years” by Bartholomäus Traubeck

Bartholomäus Traubeck’s artwork Years is a converted record player that can play cross-sectional slices taken from a tree trunk. [via]


Jan 20, 2012
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Internet on Strike Against SOPA and PIPA Legislation

Artists!

The US Congress is about to pass an internet censorship bill written by the copyright and corporate music and film lobbies, claiming that this bill is written in your name to “protect creativity.” The law would allow the government or corporations to censor entire sites — they just have to convince a judge that the site is “dedicated to copyright infringement.”

In fact, PROTECT-IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) are backed and largely written by the Hollywood film industry, namely the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), which is trying to sell goods and ideas that are already free. Continue reading


Jan 18, 2012
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Art’s Birthday Online Performance

arts_birthday.jpgArt’s Birthday Online Performance: NAISA will present a live re-mix of NAISA’s January 15th activities plus recordings of other Art’s Birthday broadcasts from around the world. Also, included are Art’s Birthday gifts by artists uploaded to Kunstradio. To send your own birthday gift for Art upload pictures, video or sound here.


Jan 14, 2012
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Perspectives on Generative and Systems Music #5.1: Duration

rwm.jpgComposing with Process: Perspectives on Generative and Systems Music #5.1: Duration (97′ 56”) by Mark Fell and Joe Gilmore. Narrated by Connie Treanor.

The fifth episode in the series continues to explore the idea of time in music practice, particularly in relation to duration. The show looks at how music is measured in terms of both micro and macroscopic intervals: through granular synthesis, where sound is constructed from microscopic sonic ‘grains’, to extended works whose duration is measured not in minutes and seconds, but years. Bringing together ideas and theories of the engineer Denis Gabor and composers Iannis Xenakis and Curtis Roads, this episode examines early tape and computer music works using granular and pulsar synthesis. The show closes with a focus on two recent treatments of time in music by the German artist Hanne Darboven and media producer Terre Thaemlitz.


Jan 11, 2012
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Reblogged A Piano Listening To Itself, inducing Chopin in chords

chopin-chord-5med.jpg“Moving across two and a half decades from the windy north Atlantic coast of Canada to the center of Warsaw, the large-scale Aeolian instruments of Gordon Monahan form a temporal bridge between the Fluxus-propelled experimental music of the sixties and seventies and contemporary sound art production. Taking the former’s deconstruction of musical heritage and combining it with an approach closely related to land art, in 1984 Gordon Monahan made his first long string installation in the snow covered plains of New Brunswick. His Long Aeolian Piano had wires 20 to 50 meters long attached to its sounding board. The wires were strung across a field so that, when exited by the wind, they produced Aeolian tones that would travel across the landscape, placing a spell on the quiet Canadian countryside. In 2010 Gordon Monahan produced a new work for the old city center of Warsaw, A Piano Listening To Itself – Chopin Chord. Continue reading


Jan 11, 2012
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VersuS, The Real Time Lives of Cities

raitunes.pngVersuS On RaiTunes, Musical Voyage On The Emotions Of The Planet: Travel through 6 cities, in Italy, Europe and the United States. A live performance capturing in real time the emotions of cities, in an open dialogue with music. Continue reading


Jan 4, 2012
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