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Live Stage: Julie Freeman + Open Source [uk London]

nanonovels_compile.jpgMzTEK Unplugged: Julie Freeman & Open Source :: April 29, 2009; 7;00 – 9:00 pm :: Leon Bankside (directly behind & facing the Tate Modern) – closest tubes: Southwark, London Bridge.

If you were ever curious about Open Source — what it is, who uses it, why, and how you can too — artist Julie Freeman will chat about the politics of Open Source software and code, and will introduce some of the useful programs, packages and tools available for artists, and tools she uses in her work.

Julie Freeman’s work explores transforming complex processes into sound compositions, objects and visualizations. Her work spans visual, audio and digital art forms and explores the relationship between science, nature and how humans interact with it. Continue reading

Apr 28, 2009
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Live Stage: Megapolis Audio Festival Begins [us Boston, MA]

meg.jpgMegapolis Audio Festival ::April 24-26, 2009 :: At locations in Cambridge, Somerville and Boston.

The Megapolis Festival is a weekend-long celebration of the craft of DIY audio creation. The 2009 Megapolis Festival examines the sonic landscape of this sprawling urban environment, showcasing artists and documentarians from all over the region, and focusing performances, workshops, and presentations around one particular mega-neighborhood: the Greater Boston Area. Events are scattered throughout in small galleries, outdoor spaces, and even friends’ living rooms, so you’re not just a passive audience, you’re actively adding context to what’s coming into your ears. Continue reading

Apr 23, 2009
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DIY 6: 2009 Call for Proposals

caros_variety_pilgrim1.jpgDIY 6: 2009 :: Call For Proposals — Deadline: May 11, 2009.

DIY 6 is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual training and professional development projects for other artists. DIY 6 builds on the strengths of previous DIY schemes which have been rewarding experiences for project leaders, participants and organizers alike. Reports on previous DIY schemes can be found at here or here.

We want to hear from you if have an idea for an exciting, innovative and idiosyncratic Live Art professional development project that offers something new and is geared to the eclectic and often unusual needs of artists whose practices are grounded in challenging and unconventional approaches, forms and concepts. Continue reading

Apr 19, 2009
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Live Stage: Miraculous Agitation [de Munich]

img.jpgMiraculous Agitation: Coils Magnets Music with Dan Wilson and Chris Weaver :: Schwere Reiter Halle., Dachauerstr, 114, Munich :: May 5-9, 2009; 3-9 PM. :: Presentation May 9 at Materialausgabe 2009 :: Registration: here by April 15 2009.

Drawing the hidden music out of everyday objects. Coils are the very soul of electronic music. The Victorians made jump, Jimi Hendrix made them howl and this workshop hopes to make them sing. It guides participants in creating and using electro-magnetic forces to create a type of ‘acoustically synthesized’ music from salvaged metal objects. We will explore how any object can be turned into a loud speaker and how the principal of feedback can make these objects vibrate with sound. Continue reading

Mar 10, 2009
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Live Stage: Handmade Music [us Brooklyn]

2141217901_dcc9551194.jpgHandmade Music Night:: presented by, Make Magazine :: February 19, 2009; 7:30 pm :: 3rd Ward Brooklyn, 195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.

For this month’s science fair turned party, we are joined by special guest Electric Junkyard Gamelan who will perform LIVE! Composer/founder Terry Dame and ensemble members make funky music played on self-created instruments.

There will also be a free hands-on workshop: learn the basics of musical electronics without any previous experience, and without even picking up a soldering iron. Using the PAiA ribbon controller kit, a kit you can assemble on a business card with a graphite pencil as your only tool, you’ll make a simple sound-making circuit that you can apply to many other projects. Come early while the PAiA kits last. Newcomers to music and electronics alike are welcome! Continue reading

Feb 17, 2009
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Live Stage: Handmade Music [us Brooklyn]

handmade2.jpg3rd Ward,, Make Magazine, and present Handmade Music Night :: with the good folks of, Make Magazine, and XLR8R :: January 15, 2009; 7:30-10:30 pm :: 3rd Ward, Stagg Street (corner of Morgan Ave.), Brooklyn [see directions below].

Part party, part mixer, part Science Fair, and part performance, this is an informal chance for geeksters and the geek-curious to come together, relax, and discover new sounds. * Bizarre sonic objects made from dismembered mannequin torsos and legs, transformed into a Theremin and maracas * Gestural controllers, made with wood and 3D printers, shaping sound with movement * Over-the-shoulder musical fashion with snakeskin and leather * Continue reading

Jan 13, 2009
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Live Stage: Papageorgiou + Jordan [uk London]

windchime.jpgThursday Club: Artemis Papageorgiou: Wii/nd Chime + Ryan Jordan: Sensory Response Systems :: January 15, 2009; 6 -8 pm :: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott Building, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, South East London.

Artemis Papageorgiou will discuss Wii/nd Chime’s collaborative development as an instrument of reminiscence. Wii/nd Chime signifies a shift from the physical realm to the virtual and the simulated. The sonic languages of both wind chimes and the 8-bit video-game sounds are combined into a system of interaction, which invites people to discover the potential of this new, hybrid object. Continue reading

Jan 12, 2009
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Live Stage: MiniOptoSonic Tea [us Brooklyn]

andre2.jpgMiniOptoSonic Tea — Live sets by André Gonçalves (Portugal) (live visuals and sound) and Richard Garet (live visuals and sound) :: December 4, 2008; 8:00 pm :: Diapason, 882 Third Avenue, 10th floor, Brooklyn (Sunset Park).

André Gonçalves (Portugal) works across the fields of visual arts, music, video, installation and performance. Originally trained in Graphic Design alongside his commercial work he has been developing several applications in Max-MSP, flash, java and C++ along with various experimentations in the analog world. Since 2002, he has been refining his ‘do it yourself’ approach to electronics, experimenting with sensor interfaces, old and new hardware and various techniques to create intermedia pieces. Continue reading

Dec 2, 2008
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Net_Music_Weekly: Polar Radio [uk London]

polarradio.jpgPolar Radio – A talk and sound performance presenting Antarctica’s first artist-run FM radio station by r a d i o q u a l i a :: September 25, 2008; 7:30 pm :: The People Speak HQ, 17-25 Cremer St, London.

In 2007, Adam Hyde from r a d i o q u a l i a voyaged to Antarctica to help establish the first phase of Polar Radio – a research project which tests the feasibility of establishing community radio stations in the two Polar Regions – Antarctica and the Arctic Circle. He was part of the first Interpolar Transnational Art Science Consortium (I-TASC) reconnaissance expedition to Antarctica, and was a guest of the South African Antarctic Programme, based in the Dronning Maud Land sector of Antarctica, at the base, SANAE IV. Continue reading

Sep 17, 2008
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Live Stage: Freestyle SoundHack [ca Winnipeg, MB]

n34388495020_6426.jpgVideo Pool Media Arts Centre is pleased to host Freestyle SoundHack, a performance / workshop led by Toronto-based artist, Jessica Thompson :: September 13, 2008; 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. :: at Video Pool, 300-100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, MB.

Jessica Thompson will present Freestyle SoundHack, a collaborative performance in the form of a workshop. The performance / workshop involves building Freestyle SoundKits – wearable sound pieces prototyped by the artist – that generate and broadcast electronic beats as users move through the urban environment. During the performance, the artist will give her project to the public by teaching workshop participants how to make their own Freestyle SoundKits, which they can distribute as they wish, using whatever sounds they choose. Continue reading

Aug 13, 2008
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