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Net_Music_Weekly: “Cyberbirds” by Benoît Maubrey

maubrey.jpgCyberbirds: Audio | Video Peacock are mobile multimedia screens by Benoît Maubrey — The Audio Peacock is a wearable electronic instrument constructed out of polycarbonate (plexi-glass) equipped with loudspeakers, amplifier, battery and different sound-making devices (microphone, sampler, radio receiver, interactive sensors). As Video Peacocks, the costume functions also as a mobile screen onto which theme-specific visualizations (movies, pictures, internet blogs, interactive computer images, webcasts and closed circuit camera views) are projected.

This wearable electroacoustic instrument is shaped into a peacock’s fan-like plumage and is highly directional — projecting the sound into a space like an oversized radar dish. Much in the same way that the courtyard peacock “strutts his stuff” in front of a pea-hen and imposes with his awesome cry, so does the Audio Peacock stalk his architectural domain — using sound as a scalpel that cuts through air and sculpts it, transforming it to into his new realm. Continue reading


Feb 19, 2009
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Bourges International Competitions, 2009

comp.jpg6th Bourges International Competition :: Deadline:
April 25, 2009 :: The 36th Bourges International Competitions 2009 is now open. There is a new part, “Electronic Arts”, in the competition with the following 3 categories.

1. new pratices of sound and music creation :: 2. Performances :: 3. Netart — The deadline for entries is April 25, 2009

For the artists unfamiliar with the Bourges Competition, it’s the most important competition in electroacoustic music. Founded in 1973. It is devoted to composers at all levels of development, and also to sound artists and performers,and all those who practice different forms of sound art. The registration is free. The selection is made anonymously (except the Magisterium). The jury is made up of artists and personalities well-known in the esthetical fields related to the competition.
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Feb 17, 2009
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Live Stage: Hubert Napiórski [pl Warsaw]

upgrade_warsaw.jpgUpgrade! Warsaw: Hubert Napiórski :: January 16, 2009; 8:30 pm :: Studio Gallery, Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, Poland.

Thaw – Hubert Napiórski under this alias he focuses himself on prepared, electroacoustic, noise, drone, field recording music. Active since 1996 – his Astipalea Records project founded on 25th of August 2002. He is active in publishing likewise artists, Hubert is also the solely distributor of Creative Sources Records from Portugal. He is also active under two different aliases djfeaturing – abstract turntablism kitty_kit – improvised electroacoustic instruments solo in his work he operates mainly with acoustic and analogue techniques, plays also acoustic laptops. Takes his interests into the field of photography, writing.


Jan 13, 2009
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Live Stage: Dan Joseph + Miguel Frasconi [us Brooklyn]

kirkegaard01.jpgDiapason presents: Dan Joseph + Miguel Frasconi in a night of multi-channel improvisation :: December 19, 2008; 8:00 pm :: Diapason, 882 Third Avenue, 10th floor, Brooklyn (Sunset Park).

Dan Joseph (b. 1966) is a free-lance composer based in New York City. As an artist who embraces the musical multiplicity of our time, Dan works simultaneously in a variety of media and contexts, including instrumental chamber music, free improvisation, and various forms of electronica and sound art. Since the late 1990s, the hammer dulcimer has been the primary vehicle for his music. As a performer he is active with his own chamber ensemble, The Dan Joseph Ensemble, as well as in various improvisational collaborations and as a soloist. Continue reading


Dec 17, 2008
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Fragility, Excess & Speculation [de Berlin]

deepnorth.jpgtransmediale.09: DEEP NORTHPerformances: Fragility, Excess & Speculation with Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand, Sonolevitation; Pe Lang + Zimoun, Untitled Sound Objects; Ryoichi Kurokawa, Parallel Head; Telcosystems, Mortals Electric; Christian Mueller, Gaudenz Badrutt, magma; AElab (Gisele Trudel and Stephane Claude), LSCDC:: January 28 – February 1, 2009 :: House of World Cultures, Berlin, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10.

At a time when fears about the climate and global systems turn into existential discourses, transmediale.09 offers speculative, critical and emotional toolkits for cultural change. Excitement and intuition, bodily experience, and laboratory setups are performed on two special evenings of audio-visual programming. Continue reading


Dec 11, 2008
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Net_Music_Weekly: Montréal Sound Map

montsoundmap.jpgThe Montréal Sound MapCall for Participation: Sound maps are in many ways the most effective auditory archive of an environment, touching on political, artistic, cultural, historical, and technological aspects. Montréal Sound Map’s aim is to create an archival database of sound recordings from all over Montréal.

They are accepting all (unprocessed) audio recordings (past and present) of Montreal’s sound environments. As they gather submissions, they will be placing them into a browsable tagging system based on criteria including: Sound Source (characteristics); Location (borough, neighbourhood, municipality); Date (time of day, month, day of week, year, season); Environment Type (park, metro, indoors, outdoors, etc…); Equipment (recording device, microphone, etc…). Files can be uploaded through the form on the ‘Uploads’ section of the website. Continue reading


Nov 17, 2008
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AKOUSMA (5) [ca Montréal]

a5.jpgAKOUSMA (5): Sounds, Sounds, and More Sounds! with Sebastien Roux (FR), Pete Stollery (UK), Phroq (CH), Martin Messier + Jacques Poulin-Denis (CA), Georges Forget (CA/FR), Christian Bouchard (CA), Darren Copeland + Andreas Kahre (CA), Robert Normandeau (CA) :: December 10-13, 2008 :: Studio Hydro-Québec — Monument-National, 4580, Avenue de Lorimier, Montréal, Canada.

AKOUSMA is back for a fifth electroacoustic music celebration! On the table this year: sounds, sounds, and more sounds! An aural journey through the work of 12 sound artists of today. Four days of immersive concerts featuring intricately-woven sonic textures, hook-laden electroacoustic melodies, exacerbated ultra-low frequencies, velvety ambiences, articulated music, and jagged electric noise.


Nov 14, 2008
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Hz: Call for Articles and Net Art

Hz is looking for articles on New Media, Net Art, Sound Art and Electro-Acoustic Music. We accept earlier published and unpublished articles in English. Hz is also looking for Net Art works to be included in its virtual gallery. Please send your submissions or URLS to hz-journal [at] telia.com. Deadline: November 25, 2008

Hz is published by the non-profit organization Fylkingen in Stockholm. Established in 1933, Fylkingen has been known for introducing yet-to-be-established art forms throughout its history. Nam June Paik, Stockhausen, Cage, etc. have all been introduced to the Swedish audience through Fylkingen. Its members consist of leading composers, musicians, dancers, performance artists and video artists in Sweden.


Nov 4, 2008
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Live Stage: Birds on a Wire [us NYC]

hron.jpgBirds on a Wire performed by Terri Hron (Canada) – recorder/electronics :: November 10, 2008; 7:00 pm :: Harvestworks Digital Media Center, 596 Broadway #602, New York City.

Among bird fanciers the word record is used to signify the first essays of a bird in singing. Sir John Hawkins, in A General History of the Science and Practice of Music, 1776

Any set of transmitted electrical impulses received as a sound or image, e.g. via wires; the message conveyed by them. Wikipedia, Definition of Signal, 2006

Signal-based processing. Interactive improvisation environments. Real-time image to audio synthesizers. Recorder player Terri Hron walks the tightrope of new developments in computer-assisted composition and improvisation. Continue reading


Oct 31, 2008
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2009 Spark Festival of Electronic Music [us Minneapolis]

sparkbanner09.jpgUniversity of Minnesota West Bank Arts Quarter In partnership with the American Composers Forum Call for Works: 2009 Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts :: February 17 – 22, 2009 :: Minneapolis, MN :: Submission Deadline: October 31, 2008.

Now in its seventh year, the Spark Festival invites submissions of art, dance, theater, and music works incorporating new media, including electroacoustic concert music, experimental electronica, theatrical and dance works, installations, kinetic sculpture, artbots, video, and other non- traditional genres. Although Spark does not force submissions to adhere to a annual theme, we are especially interested this year to feature wearable and mobile technologies, and events will include the first Spark Fashion Show. Continue reading


Oct 20, 2008
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