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Net_Music_Weekly: Archipelago – Sound Cruises

archipel.jpgArchipelago – sound cruises: European Sound Delta is an travelling artistic residency that took place during summer 2008: two boats simultaneously navigated upstream on the Rhine and Danube rivers from the North Sea and the Black Sea to finally meet in Strasbourg. On board and in each of the stopover cities, thirty international artists were invited to record their sound environment (field recordings, interviews, electromagnetic and sub-aquatic spheres…) and to use the shared sound materials to compose pieces and produce live concerts along the itinerary.

At the end of this trip, a floating listening lounge is unfolding as an Archipelago of creations: embarked on a specially fitted sightseeing boat (a 3000 Watts 4.1 embedded sound system), one will discover there the 27 sound pieces created on board by the residents but also the 10 imaginary audio landscapes from some ten guest composers. Continue reading

Sep 24, 2008
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Live Stage: DAREDx [ca Montreal]

mbiederman1.jpgMatthew Biederman – DAREDx at Cabot Square :: August 29 – September 21, 2008 (off on Mondays) :: Opening: August 29; 5:00 – 9:00 pm :: FM Transmitter Workshop: August 31; 2:00 pm :: Walks + Talks: September 7 and 14; 2:00 pm :: Conference: September 20-21; 1:00 – 5:00 pm ::

Today’s radio spectrum is predominately utilized by the military and governmental organizations, with government regulating bodies doling out expensive licenses to corporations for the right to broadcast en masse in public space. These powerful “one way” broadcast licenses have come to be understood as ‘radio’ versus the initial conception of radio as a “many to many” communications medium. Continue reading

Aug 28, 2008
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Live Stage: Christina Kubisch [ca Montreal + QC]

kubisch.jpgElectrical Walks with Christina Kubsich :: Launch – September 10, 2008; 5:30 – 8:30 pm :: OBORO New Media Lab, 4001 Berri, 2nd floor, Montreal :: Headphones available from September 11-20, 2008 at Goethe-Institut Montréal, 418, Sherbrooke East) (Free) For more information, see press release.

For the first time in Canada, and concurrently in Quebec City and Montreal, Christina Kubisch presents her Electrical Walks, where members of the public are invited to pace the urban space with headphones specially developed by the artist to transform electromagnetic fields into audible frequencies.

WORKSHOP: Electromagnetic Explorations of the City :: September 16 – 18, 2008 :: OBORO’s New Media Lab. Continue reading

Aug 27, 2008
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The Secret Lives of Invisible Magnetic Fields


Natural magnetic fields are revealed as chaotic, ever-changing geometries as scientists from NASA’s Space Sciences Laboratory excitedly describe their discoveries. Continue reading

Aug 7, 2008
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NMR Commission: [’til death do us a part] by Tobias c. van Veen

logo_300.jpg[’til death do us a part] by Tobias c. van Veen (aka saibotuk) – Dead media unwinds time from its spools. Two electromagnetic machines capture the unfolding of an era in which memory encodes the loving caress of electron imprinted tape. Time out of joint falls in & out of tape sync; more inhuman than human loops the frequency. “I wanted my human experience with machinic love to have the intensity of a hands-on relationship.

Thus, van Veen turned to reel-to-reel (RTR) tape machines and Konstantin Raudive’s experiments with blank media in which he attempted to record the ‘voices of the dead’. (Little did van Veen know that John Hudak was exploring similar terrain in Voices from the Paradise Network.) Continue reading

Apr 10, 2008
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Art+Communication X: Call for Proposals [lv Riga]

acousticspace.jpgArt+Communication X: SPECTROPIA :: October 16-19, 2008 :: Riga, Latvia :: Call for Proposals – Deadline: April 21, 2008.

…Electromagnetic fields are biologically active. Emitting from every electronic device, electromagnetic fields affect our body and the living nature. They interact with the natural emissions and intersect the boundaries of our planet. Invisible and omnipresent, electromagnetic fields have become ghosts of the modern world…

Entitled SPECTROPIA, this year’s festival – organised by RIXC – continues artistic explorations within the invisible space of electromagnetic spectrum surrounding us. The festival programme will feature 3-day SPECTROPIA exhibition with live events, workshops and artists presentations. It will be accompanied by international conference, performances, film and video screenings. Continue reading

Apr 4, 2008
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Acoustic Space: On Spectral Ecology and Art

acousticspace.jpgAcoustic Space Issue # 7: SPECTROPIA – On Spectral Ecology and Art :: CALL FOR PAPERS – Deadline for abstracts – April 21, 2007 :: We are seeking manuscripts for the upcoming Acoustic Space journal to be published for the next Art+Communication Festival. Entitled SPECTROPIA, this year festival edition will take place in Riga, October 16 – 19, 2008.

The print journal, Acoustic Space is a forum for, sound art and creative explorations in the networked electro-acoustic environments. Now in its 7th edition, Acoustic Space – SPECTROPIA issue investigates the rapid transformation of the usage of the radio frequency spectrum that we are witnessing in the 21st century. Continue reading

Apr 4, 2008
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Live Stage: Joe Banks/Disinformation [uk New Cross]

thursdayclub.jpgThursday ClubJoe Banks / Disinformation :: January 31, 2008; 6 -8 pm :: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott Building (Ground Floor, right), Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross :: Free, all are welcome.

Through his ground-breaking Disinformation project (active since 1995), noise DJ and installation artist Joe Banks pioneered the use of electromagnetic (radio) noise from sources such as live mains electricity, lightning, industrial and IT hardware, laboratory equipment, trains, magnetic storms and the sun as the raw material of musical and fine-art publications, exhibits and events. Continue reading

Jan 15, 2008
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Siren, Invisible Forces, and Ray Lee

siren.jpgSiren, by Ray Lee, is a whirling, spinning spectacle of mechanical movement, electronic sound and light. Twenty-nine large metal tripods, up to 3m tall, have rotating arms that spin around, powered by electric motors. Hand built electronic tone generators power loudspeakers at the end of each arm creating an extraordinary sonic texture of pulsing electronic drones. Small LED’s at the end of the arms trace circles of light as the arms rapidly rotate creating a compelling visual image. Continue reading

Nov 27, 2007
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Reblogged Micro Performance

2042497731_0312862d32.jpgMikro is a series of improvised performances using the immediate surroundings as raw material: A microscope captures everyday objects and surfaces like wallpaper, coins, clothing, furniture, newspapers and transforms it into an explosive universe of textures. Contact microphones and electromagnetic sniffers pick up unhearable sounds to create the live soundtrack. Mikro is a collaboration between HC Gilje (video) and Justin Bennett (sound). Performances so far: Paradiso (Amsterdam), IMAL (Brussels), TAG (den Haag), DNK (Amsterdam), Bergen Kunsthall Landmark (Bergen), Laznia (Gdansk) [posted on HC Gilje blog]

Nov 26, 2007
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