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Live Stage: A Magic Matrix Mixer Mountain [us Chicago]

mmmm1.jpgA Magic Matrix Mixer Mountain will be built in Lampo, 216 W. Chicago Ave., 2nd Fl, Chicago, IL :: Saturday, June 6, 2009 – 9:00 PM ::

Mark Beasley, jonCates, Jake Elliott, Alex Inglizian, Tamas Kemenczy, Nicholas O’Brien and Jon Satrom will collaboratively build a A Magic Matrix Mixer Mountain. Cobbled together from broken computers, functional microphones, surveillance cameras, local feedback loops and international communication networks, this Magic Matrix Mixer Mountain will rise up from foothills and climb skywards. Audio, video and datastreams will flow up and down from the mountain. Each foothill will be a self-contained system (artist) that sends tributary audio, video and data via a matrix of mixer connections. All these streams are sources mixed in realtime into a multi-channel audio and video landscape. Continue reading


Jun 2, 2009
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Live Stage: Raster Noton: The Shop [us NYC]

raster.jpgRaster Noton: The Shop — with a special performance by Carsten Nicolai (Alva Noto) and Olaf Bender (Byetone) :: Opening: May 26, 2009; 7:00 – 9:00 pm :: e-flux, 41 Essex Street, New York City.

Raster Noton’s investigations into sound frequencies and sequences are principally developed in the field of music, but often cross over into the visual arts. Using digital signal processing as their primary medium (often in combination with moving images and graphics) the label’s many releases and live performances explore minimal, modular, and concrete approaches to the structure of sound and its possibilities for being activated and manipulated as a material form. “While their late 20th century forebears applied the aesthetics of processes and mechanisms from manufacturing and industry to their craft, so many of the Raster Noton label’s publications emulate the unseen operations and transactions of our era – the flow of information.” (davidz) Continue reading


May 20, 2009
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Novi_sad North American Tour

noramtour_2009.jpgNovi_sad’s North American TourNovi_sad (Thanasis Kaproulias, b. 1980) graduated from the Economic University of Piraues. He lives and works in Athens, Greece. Influenced by the pioneers of audio assault, he began generating sounds in 2005. Amplified environmental recordings, drone manipulations, structured ambient soundscapes, microtones vs overtones, all come together in a hyper structure of iconoclastic form.

Novi_sad’s artistic output displays a high level of technical ability, as well as a sensitivity to the nuances of location. The strength of his soundscapes works in the same elaborateness for the whole creation process, starting from a basis of very strong conceptualism, the intense examination of field recordings over the actual composition work, to the point of performing back the result onto location. Every sound that occurs is treated with a sculptural integrity and his sonic power operates on a level in which the audience participates as transcendental listeners. Continue reading


May 14, 2009
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Net_Music_Weekly: “Hard Data” by R. Luke DuBois

harddata.jpgTurbulence Commission: Hard Data by R. Luke DuBois [Needs Flash plugin and speakers; wait for data to load] Hard Data is a data-mining, sonification, and visualization project that uses statistics from the American military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq as source material for an interactive audiovisual composition based around an open-source “score” of events. Using Xenakis’ understanding of formalized music as a starting point, DuBois draws upon a variety of statistical data ranging from the visceral (civilian deaths, geospatial renderings of military actions) to the mundane (fiscal year budgets for the war) to generate a dataset that can be used for any number of audiovisual compositions. Continue reading


Apr 6, 2009
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Live Stage: Turbulence@PaceDigitalGallery [us NYC]

Pace Digital Gallery is pleased to present Turbulence@ PaceDigitalGallery, an exhibition premiering 3 works commissioned by Turbulence.org :: April 7 – May 1, 2009 :: Reception: April 7, 5:00 – 7:00 pm :: 163 William Street, New York City.

Hard Data — by R. Luke DuBois — is a data-mining, sonification, and visualization project that uses statistics from the American military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq as source material for an interactive audiovisual composition based around an open-source “score” of events. Using Xenakis’ understanding of formalized music as a starting point, DuBois will use a variety of statistical data ranging from the visceral (civilian deaths, geospatial renderings of military actions) to the mundane (fiscal year budgets for the war) to generate a dataset that can be used for any number of audiovisual compositions. Continue reading


Mar 23, 2009
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New Experimental Music Databases

m_35019231fad446758c5bafbd3c3406e0.jpg# 1. C-drik Fermont of the Syrphe Label / Mastering facility has painstakingly compiled a database of experimental musicians / labels / magazines / radios / sound artist from Africa and Asia, the African and Asian Experimental Music Database. Syrphe currently owns a label producing artists from those parts of the world including noise, experimental or underground electronic artists from Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, South Africa, Israel, Iran, Lebanon, UAE, China, Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia and much more, and Fermont is writing a book on that subject. You can find the database with more than 470 references
here. Continue reading


Feb 7, 2009
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Net_Music_Weekly: Information Accelerator

brida1.jpgInformation Accelerator — by BridA (Tom Kerševan, Jurij Pavlica, Sendi Mango) — unites and combines the processes of transmitting and receiving information, of directing and channeling it in an extensive system of tubes or pipes. This module spans the entire gallery as some kind of conduit, making the flow and processing of all kinds of information possible. In BridA’s words such a structure can be compared to a traditional drawing resembling a network of wires and channels. In such case, the drawing would be understood as a topographical grid for combining information in diverse ways, multiplying it, dividing it, adding it up and subtracting it, drawing the path to the final message in some sort of system of coordinates. Continue reading


Jan 13, 2009
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Live Stage: Tristan Perich [us NYC]

1bit.jpgTristan Perich’s Active Field :: January 17, 2009; 7:30 pm :: Chelsea Art Museum, 556 West 22nd St (at 11th Ave), New York, NY.

Active Field, Tristan Perich’s first major work for ensemble with 1-bit music accompaniment, arranges ten violinists and ten audio speakers on stage in a work that investigates the fundamental relation between physical and electronic sound. Working with primitive electronic machines he creates, Perich explores the foundations of sound. Last heard live at the Whitney Museum, Active Field is a jubilant intersection of the opposite but equal domains of data and sound, treating the violin and computer, each pinnacles of their respective disciplines, as primitive machines for the creation of sound. Listen: Continue reading


Jan 9, 2009
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Reblogged Radiohead’s Data Melancholy

2257259120_ff7581e3d4.jpgIn case you missed it, Radiohead have gone all data-aesthetic with their latest video, House of Cards. What’s more, it’s fully zeitgeist-compliant, with open access and a call for re-visualisations of a quite massive dataset: hundreds of megabytes of spatial data gathered with various 3d laser-scanning rigs. If the download stats and early signs are anything to go on, we will be seeing much more of this dataset. Continue reading


Sep 3, 2008
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Live Stage: data.tron [nz Auckland]

ikeda_datatron-2.jpgRyoji Ikeda – data.tron :: Opening Reception: July 11, 2008; 8:00 pm :: MIC Toi Rerehiko, Level 1, 321 Karangahape Road, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand.

Ryoji Ikeda’s data.tron installation was produced as part of the of the datamatics project. Using pure data as a source for sound and visuals, datamatics combines abstract and mimetic presentations of matter, time and space in a powerful and breathtakingly accomplished series of works. data.tron is a dramatic, intense and deeply absorbing audiovisual concert, where every pixel of visual image is strictly calculated by mathematical principle, composed from a combination of pure mathematics and the vast sea of data present in the world. Continue reading


Jul 7, 2008
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