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Live Stage: Listening for the Future Symposium [us Chicago]

acous.jpgThe American Society for Acoustic Ecology presents Listening for the Future Symposium :: July 9-11, 2010 :: Chicago, IL :: Hosted by the ASAE’s Midwest chapter and the World Listening Project this conference is the first of its kind in the United States.

Event Highlights: July 9 – ‘Citizen Sound’ symposium (5-7 p.m.) opens with a wine and cheese reception, introductions to each of the ASAE chapters, and presentations by leaders in Chicago’s cultural and advocacy scene at Columbia College, 33 E. Congress Parkway, basement lobby and room # LL11. Featured guests include Lou Mallozzi, Executive Director of Experimental Sound Studio and architect Graham Balkany of the Gropius in Chicago Coalition. A media lounge, where guests can sample CDs and peruse publications by participants, performers and ASAE members, will be open all night. Following dinner at a local eatery, we’ll be treated to a concert (8:30-10:30 p.m. – $10) featuring ASAE member composers, performers and special guests. Continue reading


Jun 27, 2010
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World Listening Day

wfae_illustration.jpgYou are invited to participate in the first World Listening Day :: July 18, 2010; 12:00 am – 11:30 pm :: everywhere around the world, wherever you are, wherever there is sound.

The purposes of World Listening Day are:

• to celebrate the practice of listening as it relates to the world around us, environmental awareness, and acoustic ecology • to raise awareness about issues related to the World Soundscape Project, World Listening Project, World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, and individual and group efforts to creatively explore phonography • and to design and implement educational initiatives which explore these concepts and practices. Continue reading


Jun 25, 2010
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Net_Music_Weekly: “Sun Boxes” by Craig Colorusso

sunboxes.jpgSun Boxes in Rhyolite Nevada. A twenty speaker piece powered by the sun by Craig Colorusso.

Sun Boxes are an environment to enter and exit. It’s comprised of twenty speakers operating independently each powered by solar panels. There is a different guitar sample in each box all playing together making the composition. The guitar samples are all of different lengths so the whole piece keeps evolving.

Participants are encouraged to walk amongst the speakers. It sounds different inside of the array. There is a different sense of space inside. Certain speakers will be closer and louder therefore the piece will sound different to different people in different positions throughout the array. Creating a unique experience for everyone. Continue reading


Jun 13, 2010
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Live Stage: Mobile Music Instruments & Environments [us NYC]

icmc.jpg urMus – Mobile Music Instruments and Environments with Georg Essl :: June 6, 2010; 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. :: Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, 596 Broadway, Suite 602 New York, New York.

How do music information retrieval (MIR), music performance, and music composition overlap? What tools are being developed in MIR research that may have interesting uses in creating new music? How might the needs and practices of composers and performers inform MIR work? How can we support better collaboration and cross-visibility between MIR researchers and the computer music community? These are some questions that we believe are worth exploring in a dedicated workshop at ICMC.
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May 9, 2010
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Net_Music_Weekly: Variable 4 [uk Kent]

variable4.jpgVariable 4 by James Bulley and Daniel Jones :: May 22-23, 2010; noon-noon :: Dungeness, Kent, TN29 9ND.

Since the earliest civilizations, a complex relationship has existed between human society and the weather systems that define the world around us. We make sense of seasonal cycles through rituals and folklore, passing down ways of harnessing the natural elements whilst constructing defenses against those which threaten our existence.

Variable 4 transforms these weather patterns into a living musical composition with the same unpredictability as the elements themselves. Using meteorological sensors connected to a custom software environment developed by the artists, the wild weather conditions of the Kent coastland act as composer, navigating through a map of 24 specifically written movements. Every aspect of the piece, from broad harmonic progressions down to individual notes and timbres, is influenced by changes in the environment: wind speed, rainfall, solar radiation, humidity, tropospheric variance, temperature, and more. Continue reading


May 5, 2010
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Live Stage: Trenton Area Festival of the Arts [us Hamilton, NJ]

fea_home.jpgTrenton Area Festival of Electronic Arts — An exploration of electronic environmental and performance art :: February 27, 2010; 12:00 – 11:00 pm :: Grounds For Sculpure, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, New Jersey.

An exploration of electronic environmental and performance art. Interact, learn and network f2f (no voltage required) where AV geeks are vanward and hip. Sights and sounds will stretch the imagination. Performances, exhibits, and seminars will mark the event along with an e-drum circle and an open Personal Media Player jam. Bring your favorite music or visual apps and we’ll do our best to plug you in to an impromptu multi-media happening. Or simply come treat your senses in a space transformed by light paintings, video sculpture, ambient soundscapes and experimental music. Continue reading


Feb 3, 2010
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Net_Music_Weekly: in clean air we fly

invisible-dust-poster.jpgin clean air we fly — a new outdoor electronic symphony for 8 channels, inspired by London’s air pollution by Kaffe Matthews :: Call for Participation: 200 cyclists needed to power sound installation! :: December 6; 12:00 – 9:00 pm :: Staged the weekend before the UN CLimate change conference in Copenhagen, in clean air we fly it continues indoors at the Vortex Jazz Club,Gillett Square, December 7-11; 12:00 – 6:00 pm.

World-renowned sound artist Kaffe Matthews has made a new eight-channel audio work which will be an electronic symphony surrounding Gillett Square. The artwork invites audiences, and cycling participants, to reflect on her clean air paths playing through the polluted London air. This one-day installation on Gillett Square is also the inaugural event of the Invisible Dust enquiry by artists and scientists into air pollution, health and climate change which is led by the Hackney-based curator Alice Sharp. Continue reading


Dec 5, 2009
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Live Stage: Sound Ecologies: Listening in the City [uk London]

soundecologies-mainpic.jpgSound Ecologies: Listening in the City :: November 18, 2009; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm :: Department of Music, City University London, Northampton Square, London. EC1V 0HB :: Free

A day of presentations, participatory workshops and informal performance around themes of urban sound, networked sound, locative media and acoustic ecology – the relationship between living beings and their environment, as mediated by sound. Featuring Furtherfield (Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett), and guest speakers Stanza, Peter Cusack, Ximena Alarcón and Pedro Rebelo. Continue reading


Oct 27, 2009
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Live Stage: Ear to the Earth 2009 [us NYC]

mime-attachment-1.jpegElectronic Music Foundation presents Ear to the Earth 09 annual festival of environmental sound :: October 8-10, 2009 :: Judson Church, 55 Washington Square South, New York City.

image: Yoko Ono’s Secret Place

Ear to the Earth is a worldwide network based on the idea that environmental sound can connect us to the environment with a special vibrancy and emotional depth. The goal is to heighten environmental awareness through sound, inspire engagement in environmental issues, and sustain engagement through ongoing activities. Continue reading


Sep 21, 2009
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Live Stage: Introducing FM [us Miami Beach]

fm.jpgIntroducing FM :: Gustavo MatamorosDavid DunnRene Barge. Frozen Music (or FM) is a new artist research collective and experimental music ensemble that designs and realizes interdisciplinary music in response to the acoustical characteristics of a given site. It focuses upon the making of otherwise inaudible phenomena audible in science, nature and architecture. Each performance is a kind of acoustical “tuning” or redrawing of the existing aural landscape through direct sound generation and amplification.

Their first event is Canal by Frozen Music :: November 7, 2009 :: Dade Canal, Miami Beach, FL (as part of Sleepless Night).

Canal is an exploration of an outdoor environment in Miami Beach using specialized audio devices capable of hearing the hidden sounds that occur underwater, inside the ground and surrounding plant life, and above or below the normal human hearing range. Continue reading


Sep 21, 2009
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