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Live Stage: OptoSonic Tea [us Manhattan, NY]

mori.jpgOptoSonic Tea:: Friday May 30th,2–8 :: 8:30 pm :: Live sets by: Pamela Z, Daniel Vatsky and Chris Jordan (video) and John Cohrs (audio):: Invited respondent/moderator: Miya Masaoka :: Suggested donation: $ 7 :: Experimental Intermedia :: 224 Centre Street at Grand, Third Floor, NY 10013 :: 212 431 5127, 212 431 6430

OptoSonic Tea is a regular series of meetings dedicated to the convergence of live visuals with live sound which focuses on the visual component. These presentation-and-discussion meetings aim to explore different forms of live visuals (live video, live film, live slide projection and their variations and combinations) and the different ways they can come into interaction with live audio. Each evening features two different live visual artists or groups of artists who each perform a set with the live sound artists of their choice. The presentations are followed by an informal discussion about the artists’ practices over a cup of green tea. A third artist, from previous generations of visualists or related fields, is invited specifically to participate in this discussion so as to create a dialogue between current and past practices and provide different perspectives on the present and the future. Continue reading

May 25, 2008
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Live Stage: Analogos 10 [us Brooklyn]

kabircarter.jpgAnalogos 10: a night of “vintage” analog synthesis :: March 22, 2008; 8:00 pm :: Diapason, 882 Third Avenue (between 32nd and 33rd Street), 10th floor, Brooklyn, NY.

Performances and informal discussions with Kabir Carter (MoogerFooger and Moog pedals and synthesizers), David Galbraith (self-built electronics), James Fei (Arp 2600 synthesizer), Kato Hideki (Octave “Cat” synthesizer, bass), Michael J Schumacher (Steiner-Parker Synthacon synthesizer), Sergei Tcherepnin (Serge modular synthesizer), Stefan Tcherepnin (Serge modular synthesizer), Ed Tomney (EMS VCS 3 “Putney” synthesizer, various).

Mar 19, 2008
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Synapse and Sonic Landscapes

synapse.jpgSynapse: Collaboration between the arts and sciences has the potential to create new knowledge, ideas and processes beneficial to both fields. Artists and scientists approach creativity, exploration and research in different ways and from different perspectives; when working together they open up new ways of seeing, experiencing and interpreting the world around us. For the past decade, the Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT) has provided opportunities for artists and scientists to work together. Through Synapse, and in partnership with the Australia Council for the Arts, ANAT offers residencies, the Synapse Database and now ANAT is pleased to announce its latest initiative: a moderated elist discussion on contemporary art and science collaborations in fields including bioart, artificial intelligence, robotics, climate change and space, amongst others. You can subscribe here. Continue reading

Feb 28, 2008
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Live Stage: Virtual Cities and Oceans of If [online]

schematic_collage.jpgEcological Art is an art practice, often in collaboration with scientists, city planners, and architects that results in direct intervention in environmental degradation. Often, the artist is the lead agent in that practice.” Aviva Rahmani, 2006

Virtual Cities and Oceans of IfAn International Virtual Residency and Event on Global Warming hosted by Aviva Rahmani on Virtual Cities and Oceans of If addresses global warming and political conflicts by demonstrating, analyzing and interpreting the local impact of global warming at international real world sites. Aviva Rahmani talks with artists, scientists, and others every Tuesday morning at 10 am. Guests are ecological art practitioners and affiliates. Continue reading

Jan 7, 2008
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Live Stage: OptoSonic Tea [us Brooklyn]

jasonkit.jpgSpecial NYC OptoSonic Tea event :: December 9,2007; 4pm :: Issue Project Room, The (OA) Can Factory, 232 3rd Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY :: $15. A benefit for Issue Project Room, featuring:

Zarah Cabañas (live visuals) + Paul Amitai (live sound); Chika IIjima (live visuals) + bubblyfish (live sound); Marie-Helene Parant (live visuals) + Jim Bell (live sound) (Montreal,Canada); David Linton (live visuals + sound); Katherine Liberovskaya / Peter Shapiro; (live visuals) + Hitoshi Kojo (live sound) (Japan/CH); Ursula Scherrer (live visuals) + Kato Hideki (live sound) Continue reading

Dec 5, 2007
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YASMIN: Lovely Sound

paradisestill.jpgSome open-ended thoughts on sound in relation to environment (from Yolande Harris on YASMIN): After attending and presenting at the Mutamorphosis conference in Prague in the eco-sonification panel, and being tantalized by the beginnings of a discussion on sound, I would like to respond to the topics being raised in what’s become the ‘lovely sound’ section of the lovely weather thread (any intentional connection to the ‘lovely music’ label?).

As often, the coherence of discussions around sound can be somewhat unfocused, but I believe we’re slowly building up a ‘way of talking’ about sound through an increasing body of work that’s emerging from beneath the visual. Continue reading

Nov 19, 2007
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Net_Music_Weekly: Sounding Climate Change

suspendedsounds1.jpg[Image: Suspended Sounds] There’s a fascinating conversation on the YASMIN listserve on the topic Lovely Weather – Art and Climate Change. It began with a question from Janine Randerson, “Can Art be a ‘mediator’ between Art and Climate Science?”

In an exchange between David McConville and Joel Chadabe, David wrote that while scientists “excel at collecting and archiving data, communicating the meaning behind the data is not their specialty. Since humanity’s long-term success is dependent on increased understanding of this data and what it can reveal about systems-oriented processes, asking what the arts can do for the sciences has never been more important.” He goes on to say that he uses sonification in his immersive displays to bring phenomena beyond human perception into conscious awareness. Continue reading

Nov 8, 2007
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Sound Art | Critical Conversations in a Limo

3259-sound-art-limo.jpgHolly Crawford’s Sound Art Limo was at the Melbourne International Arts Festival last month – Holly Crawford is a cross-media artist and contemporary art historian whose interest focuses on the discussion and documentation of art. From inside a limousine, Crawford curated two separate projects described as a moment in art, an experimental space and a movable salon.

Sound Art Limo brings together local guest sound artists and historical sound art works from the Tellusmedia / Harvestworks archives in New York, including work from artists Kiki Smith and Joseph Beuys. Each ride allows an exclusive audience of no more than 10 at a time to experience Melbourne from a totally different perspective as the limo travels across the city. Continue reading

Nov 2, 2007
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-empyre- discussion: PED

ped-gallery.jpgPED (2001-2006) by Millie Chen, Andrew Johnson, Paul Vanouse, – PED is simultaneously a pseudo service bureau and an info/excer-tainment outlet from which viewer/participants may embark on free, talking-bicycle lecture tours. Each site-specific instance of PED provides many different thematic tours, each with a specific route to follow. Each bicycle is outfitted with a pedal-activated audio system. As the viewers pedal they hear the lecture, and when they stop the lecture ceases. Each ‘lecture’ is heard via small speakers mounted to the handlebars of each bicycle. Each tour begins and returns to the PED service bureau. Each route is marked with either temporary chalk-based paint or, alternatively, signage. Continue reading

Sep 5, 2007
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