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Live Stage: D’EGG by Paul and Laska [us Long Island City, NY]

trash.jpgD’EGG by Jordan Topiel Paul and Eric Laska :: July 12, 2009; 12:00 -5:00 pm :: Free Skool, Sculpture Center’s University of Trash, 44-19 Purves St, Long Island City, NY.

Jordan Topiel Paul and Eric Laska are pleased to present D’EGG, a new site-specific multi-channel sound installation and transmission piece, on view as part of an afternoon of experimental and electroacoustic music. The installation exists in three parts and uses samples from the recording, broadcast, and playback equipment on-site as sound source material. Parked outside the Sculpture Center, a makeshift broadcast truck is turned into a dense, continuous sound environment. Two channels of this installation are then broadcast over low-power FM and Internet radio (accessible here). Inside the Sculpture Center, a third site receives this transmission on a boom box; in this same space, several small loops are heard underneath a play pit of foam blocks. Continue reading


Jul 10, 2009
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Structure, Process and Perception of a River

residency.jpgBinauralmedia and Nodar Artist Residency Center announce: Paivascapes #1 Structure, Process and Perception of a River :: February – October 2010 :: International Open Call for Art Projects — Deadline: September 30, 2009.

The Nodar Artist Residency Program for 2010 will have a single aggregating subject: the Paiva River. Throughout the year, from winter to autumn, several multidisciplinary art projects (having sound as a central element) will be developed in a context-specific perspective, interacting with the river’s different geographical areas, from its spring to its mouth. A tribute to a small river that is a symbol of a region that (still) can live in a well-balanced interaction with nature. Continue reading


Jun 22, 2009
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Live Stage: Non-Event [us Boston, MA]

novi_budapest.jpgNon-Event presents Novi_sad with Benjamin Nelson :: June 12, 2009; 8:00 pm :: MassArt, North Hall, Room 181, 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA.

Thanasis Kaproulias, who records under the pseudonym NOVI_SAD, is a young Greek sound artist based in Athens. Kaproulias combines environmental recordings, drone manipulations, microtones and overtones to create music that is at once precisely calibrated and intensely visceral. He has recordings out or forthcoming on Sedimental, Touch, and Staalplaat. We are very pleased to present Novi_sad’s first concert in the U.S.! Listen to Dramazon, a piece from 2008 by Novi_sad, on TouchRadio. Continue reading


May 26, 2009
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Live Stage: Pamela Z and Elliott Sharp [us NYC]

safe_image2.jpgPamela Z and Elliott Sharp :: May 14, 2009; 8:30 pm :: Roulette, 20 Greene Street, New York City.

Pamela Z will perform works for voice, electronics, and interactive video (including a small segment from her work-in-progress Baggage Allowance). Z processes her voice in real time and manipulates sampled sounds and projected video using Max MSP and Isadora software on a Mac Book Pro with gesture-activated MIDI controllers. Continue reading


May 13, 2009
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Interview: Natasha Barrett

Natasha BarrettNatasha Barrett is a freelance composer, performer, and installation artist. The composition and manipulation of space is a central element in much of her work, and it is the focus of this interview. Barrett completed her Master’s Degree at the University of Birmingham, where she studied with Jonty Harrison and became practiced in the art of live sound diffusion using Birmingham’s renowned BEAST (Birmingham Electroacoustic Sound Theatre) system. She completed a Doctoral degree in composition at City University in London in 1998, studying with Denis Smalley. Her body of work includes large architectural installations, electroacoustic concert pieces, works for instruments and performers, and live improvisation. Barrett’s works have won international acclaim and numerous awards, including the Nordic Council Music Prize in 2006, a first prize at the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition (1998 and 2001), and most recently, a commission from the 2008 Giga-Hertz Award. Barrett was born in the UK, but currently lives in Oslo, Norway. She has released numerous CDs, available through her website. Continue reading


Apr 19, 2009
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Live Stage: Theatre Noise Conference [uk London]

musictext.jpgTheatre Noise Conference :: April 22-24, 2009 :: The Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage London.

More than an academic conference, Theatre Noise is a diverse collection of events exploring the sound of theatre from performance to the spaces in-between. Featuring keynote presentations, artists in residence, electroacoustic, percussive and digital performances, industry workshops and installations, Theatre Noise is an immersive journey into sound.

KEYNOTES: CICELY BERRY: Voice director of the Royal Shakespeare Company; HEINER GOEBBELS: Keynote address from the Grammy-nominated composer and director; and JOHN COLLINS: Artistic Director of New York’s Elevator Repair Service, former sound designer for The Wooster Group.


Apr 12, 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: Derek Hoffand + Asher [us Boston]

l_2ea9f3fd101ba060713b9d03119e361d.jpgDerek Hoffand and Asher, with Helge Meyer and Jeff Huckleberry :: April 4, 2009; 7:00 pm :: Mobius, 725 Harrison Ave., Boston.

Derek Hoffend (sound) holds a MFA in Art and Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (’04), a MA in Studio Art from New York University (’01), and a BFA in Sculpture and Photography from the State University of New York at Fredonia (’97). A visual and audio artist who creates sound-sculpture installations and electro-acoustic music, his work examines intersections between sound, objects, body, and environment, combining electronic, acoustic, recorded, and self-generative audio processes with found and constructed objects and spaces. Continue reading


Apr 2, 2009
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Live Stage: Electroacoustic Music Festival [us NYC]

johnsaxophone.jpgNew York City Electroacoustic Music Festival — Three nights of music as part of the first retrospective gallery exhibition of works by the improviser, experimental composer, film-maker, writer, and installation artist John Berndt :: April 15 – 30, 2009 :: Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery :: 537 Broadway, 2nd floor, New York.

April 17, 7-10 pm, free :: Opening reception and free concert. three very different collaborations between John Berndt and four legendary experimental improvisers: John Berndt and Elliot Sharp — string delirium :: John Berndt and Lukas Legetti — polymetric kaleidoscope syncopation :: John Berndt, Peter Zummo, and Katt Hernandez — paradoxical dispersal music Continue reading


Mar 25, 2009
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Live Stage: Bergmark + Nano [pl Warsaw]

nano.jpgUpgrade! Warsaw: Johannes Bergmark and Nano with Andrzej Załęski (percussion) :: March 24, 2009; 8.30 pm :: Studio Gallery, Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, Poland.

Johannes Bergmark plays improvised and live electronic music for invented instruments, selected objects and electronics, among other things. He has made many instruments of his own design and construction (as well as some traditional ones) and he also makes his own contact microphones. Bergmark is also an occasional writer, electro-acoustic music – and text-sound composer, sound poet and piano technician. In his attitude a skeptic and surrealist, not an artist. Continue reading


Mar 20, 2009
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