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Live Stage: Electrical Walk [uk Huddersfield]

hudd-1.pngELECTRICAL WALKS by Christina Kubisch :: Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival :: Huddersfield, UK :: November 17 – 25, 2007.

Ultrasound has commissioned renowned German sound artist, musician and composer Christina Kubisch to create a new ‘Electrical Walk’ specifically for Huddersfield. Christina has explored the hidden electromagnetic acoustic landscapes of Huddersfield and created a fascinating guided walk for audiences to experience. Continue reading


Nov 19, 2007
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Live Stage: Force Field [uk London]

forcefield.jpgForce Field by Ray Lee :: November 21, 2007; 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm :: Institute of Contemporary Art, London.

An exciting new performance installation from the internationally acclaimed sound artist Ray Lee. By interacting with the electromagnetic ‘force field’ that surrounds the theremin (the instrument you play without touching), Lee activates and controls a series of kinetic sound machines, creating music and movement from the ether. Somewhere between a Victorian illusion, a performance of electronic music and a scientific demonstration, Force Field is an exploration of invisible forces made tangible, audible and physical. This new work follows on from his highly successful installation performance Siren, which was recently featured at the British Council International Showcase in Edinburgh and at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz.


Oct 23, 2007
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SARoskop

saroskop.jpgSARoskop by Martin Hesselmeier & Karin Lingnau @ lab 30 – A matrix of 25 tubes visualizing electromagnetic waves that can be triggered by certain wave length activities, e.g. by cell phones. The project SARoskop is dealing with the visualisation of electromagnetic waves. In a matrix of up to 25 objects the installation is composed as an interactive sculpture reacting sensitively to the data of the proximate surrounding, transforming it into movement and interdependent oscillations. The sound of the moving mechanical parts interfuses the viewers perspective on the installation and together with blue-lighted displays supports a vibrancy of its own. Continue reading


Oct 17, 2007
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Live Stage: iMAL [be Brussels]

thegate_01.jpgSecond Front, The Gate :: October 4, 2007; 6:00 pm :: iMAL, Brussels – Through the Gate installation, Second Front will perform live from Second Life directly projected in iMAL (related post) new public space; and the Brussels public will become performers in Second Life.

ESPACES CROISES + PYROGENESIS (FR) – October 5, 2007; 8:30 pm :: iMAL invites Pascal Baltazar and Mathieu Chamagne, two artists supported by GMEA, the musical research group of Albi. They will play personal compositions where they explore new types of gestural interfaces for controlling multi-channel computer-based sound processes Continue reading


Sep 27, 2007
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Sonic Psychogeography and Orbital Viewing

wardenclyffe.jpg“[…] As a specific extension of the activities within the broader body of Makrolab research, the performative situations named Wardenclyffe accompanied the first station in Kassel in 1997. Makrolab operates outside the spectacle, in physically remote, non-urban spaces, it is a place of a production of knowledge and an archive of acquired data, whereas Wardenclyffe performative situations were realised within a more formal and representational frame, presenting the results of the research done within Makrolab. Continue reading


Sep 18, 2007
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Harnessing Wild Electricities From Outer Space

j_ccaspecwithtimeborders.jpgHarnessing Wild Electricities From Outer Space: Public Experiment – The Direct Conduction and Capture of Radio Emissions from Jupiter and Io During a Well-aligned Io-B Pass. Experiment performed by Thomas Ashcraft between 2 am to 4 am on May 29, 2007 at The Center For Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Using a radio telescope built out of modified short wave radios and multiple forms of antennas, we attempted the direct electro-reception of Jovian decametric radio emissions during a May 29, 2007 Io-B pass and invited the public to attend. This action was designed to be a practical electromagnetic wave harnessing experiment and also serve as a cultural and artistic event incorporating wild electricity, sensor design, sound, risk, cosmodity and time. We are pleased to report success in the capture of the so-called wild Jovian electromagnetic surf on May 29 at 3:27 am MDT. Although the emissions were relatively weak and short lasting this Io passage Jupiter did indeed radio beam for a moment in time, as predicted, and we got it. Click here for sound and spectrographs.


Sep 17, 2007
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Magnetic Guangzhou

dsc_0388-2.jpgMagnetic Guangzhou, by Troika, is a Chinese remake of our previous installation Shit I forgot the iPod, commissioned by the British Council for the exhibition Get It Louder 2007, which tours the cities of Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing and Chendu.

As with Shit! I forgot the iPod!, Magnetic Guangzhou is an electromagnetic environment specially created for the electroprobes. The installation presents a chaotic assemblage of electric/electronic objects typically associated with ‘Made In China’.

All the objects have been found in Guangzhou’s numerous wholesale markets and are guaranteed genuine. Contrary to our original installation, Magnetic Guangzhou contains a ‘new’ version of the famous U2 iPod, which comes completed with a speaker and a 2 million pixels camera on the back. We also integrated the famous ‘Scny Erricscn’ mobile phone.

‘The inherent order behind this chaotic assemblage is revealed by the electroprobes. The various objects are arranged by their electromagnetic tunes in order to create a magnetic soundscape that the user is able to hear with the probes. We wanted to reveal the invisible reality of the electrosmog created by the objects, while creating an alternative taxonomy of the objects in an apparently chaotic sound organ. Continue reading


Sep 7, 2007
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between stations

betweenstations.jpgbetween stations by Marc Cooley – The public airways are mapped almost entirely to the mandates of consumer demographics, psychographics and other methods of locating, courting and creating compliant consumers and citizens. This sad context provides an aesthetic space where the mash-up and obliteration of those tired fictitious sites of meaning becomes a satisfying experience.

These recordings, created for podcast distribution, were made in the southeast of the United States on various points along Interstate 95 from Richmond Virginia and Fayetteville North Carolina. They capture profiles of American consciousness as competing sectors of the consciousness industry represents them and simultaneously they are the decomposition of preconfigured and seemingly stable consciousness moving at high velocity toward utter decay and slippage into forbidden, unclaimed and contested spaces. Continue reading


Sep 7, 2007
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Live Stage: Cross Current Resonance Transducer [us online]

45.jpgCross Current Resonance Transducer (CCRT) AIRtime Performance / Presentation :: August 17, 2007; 9:00 pm :: free103point9 Online Radio.

Live video and audio stream from CCRT AIRtime residency at Wave Farm. Cross Current Resonance Transducer is LoVid: Tali Hinkis & Kyle Lapidus and Douglas Repetto. During their AIRtime residency, CCRT will focus on two projects: 1) Data Collection Devices – an analysis of signals on the electromagnetic spectrum and telluric currents (signals in the earth) will inform CCRT’s development of measurement device sculptures. These devices exist both as aesthetic objects and as functional monitoring mechanisms, which will enable data recordings used in future projects. 2) Bonding Energy – a web-based project commissioned by turbulence.org, “Bonding Energy” is a model system for distributed microenergy generation. The system suggests new ways of thinking about renewable resources and to address global warming and climate change.


Aug 15, 2007
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Live Stage: Some Cats from Japan [us NYC]

k07_cats_large.jpgSOME CATS FROM JAPAN: Kanta Horio, Atsuhiro Ito, and Fuyuki Yamakawa with special guests Ikue Mori and C. Spencer Yeh :: September 27 + 28, 2007; 8:00 pm :: The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011 :: 212-255-5793 :: Tickets $10.

Using self-made devices and unique electronic instruments to transform digital information into sound, light, and image, Kanta Horio, Atsuhiro Ito, and Fuyuki Yamakawa are three of the most innovative performers from Tokyo’s thriving underground music and sound art scene. Horio uses electromagnets, motors, contact microphones, and video cameras to create unpredictable, low-fi audiovisual effects. Continue reading


Aug 13, 2007
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