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Taming Technology [it Le Murate]

physicalcomputing.jpgTaming Technology – Addomesticare la Tecnologia :: April 22-23, 2011 — Associazione Culturale Nub in Montale (PT) + April 29-30, 2011 — Le Murate, via delle carceri, Italy (at the historical prison complex of Le Murate and at the club Cargo).

Switch – Creative Social Network in collaboration with Associazione Culturale Nub and Tempo Reale present Taming Technology, a two day program including performances, DJ sets, installations, lectures and workshops exploring the territory between music, art and new media. The focus will be on practices such as physical computing, interface and interaction design, hardware hacking and biological computation, framed as fields of research capable of providing new connections between the virtual domain and the physical world. Continue reading


Apr 2, 2011
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Live Stage: Sonic Acts: Modulating the Human Sensory Apparatus [us Ann Arbor, MI]

sonic.jpg Sonic Acts: Modulating the Human Sensory Apparatus :: March 23, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. :: Sonic Acts Festival, Michigan Theatre (Screening Room) 603 East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 ::

With this program we take a closer look at how artists, over the last fifty years, have been using a broad range of cinematic techniques to investigate the analog and electronically induced play at the boundaries of perception. Ranging from stroboscopic patterns and psychoacoustic drones to visual chaos and pure silence, all used techniques tickle, hypnotize or physically assault the senses resulting in hallucinating trips, exercises in abstraction, and sublime audiovisual spectacles. Continue reading


Mar 22, 2011
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Live Stage: Tune-In Music Festival [us New York, NY]

8bb_sschwartz2.jpgTune-in Music Festival :: February 16 – 20, 2011 :: Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065 :: (212) 616-3930 ::

Grammy Award-winning eighth blackbird curates and performs at the Armory’s five-day music festival, bringing together some of today’s leading new music groups, including red fish blue fish, Argento Chamber Ensemble, Sympho, and Newspeak. Within the vast Wade Thompson Drill Hall, the audience becomes part of the musical experience. Works by Steve Reich, Frederic Rzewski, John Cage, Louis Andriessen, Kurt Schwitters, David T. Little, Stefan Weisman, and Matt Marks will be performed. Closing the festival is the New York—and indoor—premiere of John Luther Adams’ percussion-only Inuksuit, which features 72 performers moving throughout the expansive hall during the performance. Continue reading


Feb 16, 2011
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Live Stage: 50 Years of Music at MIT [us Cambridge, MA]

todmachover.jpgCelebrating 50 Years of Music & Technology @ MIT :: February 5, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. :: MIT Media Lab (E14), 75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA :: This event is open and free to the public. No tickets are required ::

A full day and evening at MIT’s new Media Lab Complex celebrating the Institute’s unique tradition and future plans at the convergence of music, science and engineering. Curated by Professors Joseph Paradiso and Tod Machover, this lively event will weave together discussions, demonstrations and performances to show the astounding variety of “future music” work at MIT, from audio innovations to synthetic performers, from sensors and interfaces to theories of musical mind and emotion, from hypercellos for Yo-Yo Ma to Guitar Hero. Participants will include Max Mathews (called “the father of computer music”), Miller Puckette (inventor of MAX/MSP), Eran Egozy (co-founder of Harmonix), Emeritus Professors Marvin Minsky and Barry Vercoe, and many others. Includes an imaginative concert featuring surprising, stimulating music by Machover, Makan, Rowe, Ziporyn and others.

The program can be found here:
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Feb 5, 2011
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Live Stage: Vital Vox at Issue Project Room [us Brooklyn, NY]

lc-solo_web.jpgVital Vox: A Vocal Festival :: November 11, 12, 13, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. :: at Issue Project Room (at the Old American Can Factory), 232 3rd Street, 3rd fl., Brooklyn, NY 11215 :: Tickets: $10

Vital Vox: A Vocal Festival explores the myriad power of the human voice in its solo and ensemble forms across a multitude of genres. This three day festival November 11, 12, and 13, 2010 at the ISSUE Project Room, will celebrate composer-performers in the vocal arts who stretch and expand the voice in new and original ways, continuing a strong contemporary tradition developed in the US.

On November 11: Jen Shyu, Nat Baldwin, Sabrina Lastman and Chris Mann
On November 12: Corey Dargel, Samita Sinha, C. Spencer Yeh and Joan La Barbara
On November 13: Lori Cotler with Glen Velez, Audrey Chen, Sasha Bogdanowitsch and Magic Names Continue reading


Nov 12, 2010
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Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music [ie Belfast]

sonic.jpgSonorities Festival of Contemporary Music : sounding/the/net :: November 4, 2010 through November 7, 2010 :: Sonic Arts Research Centre, School of Music and Sonic Arts, Queen’s University Belfast :: Admission is free to all events ::

This edition of Sonorities celebrates artistic collaboration by showcasing new work developed in the context of the Comedia Culture 2007 European project. This year’s festival extends from Belfast to Graz in Austria and Hamburg in Germany through a vibrant and eclectic collective of musicians, coming together to perform in, on and across the network. Continue reading


Oct 26, 2010
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Live Stage: Austin Motion Graphics Festival 2010 [us Austin, TX]

mg.jpgAustin Motion Graphics Festival 2010 :: New Motion + New Sound + New Code :: October 18, 2010 through October 24, 2010 ::

The Austin Motion Graphics Festival provides seven days of educational, entertainment and networking events featuring artists such as: Herzog & de Meuron, Lucas Arts, N.A.S.A. w/ Tom Waits and Kanye West, Basement Jaxx, Warp Records, Ninja Tune, Royksopp, The Crystal Method, Puma, The Flashbulb, Carl Burgess, The Mill, Dvein, Pleix, Psyop, Max Hattler and many more. Continue reading


Oct 7, 2010
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Live Stage: NEoN Digital Arts Festival [uk Dundee City]

neon.jpgNEoN Digital Arts Festival:: featuring moving image, performance, music and technology driven arts :: November 8-14, 2010 :: at the Centre of Excellence, University of Abertay Dundee, 40 Bell St, Dundee, Dundee City DD1 1, United Kingdom ::

NEoN 10 is a seven-day international digital arts festival featuring moving image, performance, music and technology driven arts. The over arching curatorial theme this year is Character: going beyond the agent in a work of art; looking at the fictional; observing the character as a symbol, or within sound or written language. Through this focused dimension NEoN intends to explore the notion of collaboration between visual art, information communication, media production and gaming that will expand digital development and knowledge. Check out http://www.northeastofnorth.com/ for the full programme.
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Oct 1, 2010
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Live Stage: ON2: Test Signals, a radio festival [de Berlin]

onairpuremanchester-185×185.jpgON2: Test Signals, a festival exploring new forms for radio and software, has announced its programme. The festival will bring together software developers and radio practitioners to demonstrate, discuss and develop new ways of applying software to radio :: Friday, 22 October and Saturday, October 23, 2010 :: at Direktorenhaus, Berlin.

Appearing at the festival will be former BBC radio futurologist James Cridland, NATO Information Operations Consultant David Bailey MBE, Lukas Weiss of UNIKOM (Switzerland’s free radios association) and Chris Weaver from Resonance FM. Mozilla Drumbeat, Creative Commons, Liquidsoap, MPD and 64 Studio will also be represented amongst over 30 speakers and organisations.
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Oct 1, 2010
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Artists on the Verge @ Spark Festival [Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN]

rtve1.jpgArt(ists) On the Verge at Spark Festival :: Arlene Birt, Kyle Phillips, Tyler Stefanich , and tectonic industries are presenting their Northern Lights supported projects for Art(ists) On the Verge at the 8th Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art, which opened today, September 30, 2010 :: Spark Reception: Thursday, September 30, 2010 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm ::

For one week each year, the Spark Festival gathers creators and performers of new media arts from around the world to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, USA, to showcase their work to the public. Artistic Director Ali Momeni writes, “The West Bank’s Love Power Church is open at last: Join us for the 2010 Spark Festival at this venue as well as the Regis Center for Art at the U of M, 405 21st St.Avenue South, Minneapolis. The festival features over 70 programmed national and international performances and installations through Saturday late evening.” The opening reception is 4.30 pm – 6.30 pm on Thursday. Continue reading


Sep 30, 2010
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