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A Forest of Lines – Pierre Huyghe [au Sydney]

forest.jpgA Forest of Lines – Pierre Huyghe with music by Laura Marling :: July 9 – 10, 2008; noon to noon :: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia.

At the Sydney Opera House a unique experience occurs throughout the course of a day and a night. An event with no beginning and no end, no division between stage and public, no specified path to take – it is a theatre liberated from rules. From the stalls to the circles to the stage, a forest of trees has grown and spread throughout the entire Concert Hall. The light of dawn barely shines on this valley obscured by clouds. This is an in-between reality, an image of an environment, a fact that appears for a brief moment just before vanishing.

Someone walking between the trees tells a story. As the voice draws the audience into the forest, the lyrics of the song tell how to find a way out; out of the Concert Hall and into the reality of a place elsewhere. Continue reading


Jul 7, 2008
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Laser Sound Performance at Sonar 2008

edwin-van-der-heide-2.jpgLaser Sound Performance (LSP] by Edwin van der Heide at Sonar2008.

On June 19, 20 and 21, Edwin van der Heide presented his “LSP”, a performance where image and sound play equally important roles. Sound / video combinations often reduce the spatial perception of sound because of the two-dimensional nature of the image. The performance “LSP” used audio controlled lasers to create a three-dimensional environment that totally immerses the audience and allows for a constant change of perspective. Image and sound originate from the same real-time computer generated sine wave composition. “LSP” represents a system of direct equivalence of image and sound, where frequency ratios in sound, de-tuning and phase shifts have their direct visual counterparts. Continue reading


Jun 26, 2008
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Reblogged Drawing sound in both directions

plates.jpg[Image: Graphic Music Sequencer – Caleb Coppock (top) & Untitled #06 – André Gonçalves] Algomantra recently posted on a project by Caleb Coppock, which allows the composition of music by directly drawing onto paper discs. Since the kind of graphite marks made by ordinary pencils conduct electricity it provides a system for drafting a visual score in sectored patterns on paper discs. The Graphic Music Sequencer uses wire brushes that contact a paper disc as it spins on a standard record player. When the wire sensors move across the conductive graphite a tone is generated, the pitch of the tone is further regulated by the thickness of the pencil line. It’s interesting that in nearly all musical scores, including those of experimental layout, there needs to be some system of decoding and mediation to translate mark into sound. Continue reading


Jun 23, 2008
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Reblogged A Brainstorming tool

moodsettings.jpgGetty images moodstream: A visual “brainstorming tool” specifically designed to take people in inspiring, unexpected directions. Visitors can create a series of “moodboards” that consist of a customized soundtrack & the rapid sequence of Getty images & videos, based on sliders describing tagged asset attributes, such as happy vs. sad, warm vs. cool, or nostalgic vs. contemporary.

[Thanks to information aesthetics]


Jun 11, 2008
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Live Stage: Jeff Talman installations in Bavaria and Genoa

bavarian.jpgINNER NATURE (2008):Bavarian Forest Triptych, A Sound Installation by Jeff Talman :: May 28 – June 29, 2008 :: in Gibacht, Bavarian Forest, Germany.

Located near the mountain’s summit, INNER NATURE (2008) completes a trilogy of forest installations close to sites of previous work, SENTINEL TO THE WIND (2006) and WHITE SOUND DOWN (2007). The new sound installation, an expressive sonic field shaped from principle frequencies extracted from a recording of wind rustling through the trees, is complemented by the programs from the previous installations to form a three-part work, a sixty-minute cycle of sound presented for the first time in its entirety. Continue reading


May 28, 2008
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Tonewheels Workshop [de Dortmund]

wav_400pix02.jpgTONEWHEELS:: Workshop with Derek Holzer (USA) :: HMKV in the PHOENIX Halle, Dortmund ::Hochofenstr. / Ecke Rombergstr. Dortmund-Hoerde
May 29 – June 1, 2008 (Thu – Sun) :: Max. 15 participants, in English :: Registration until May 22, 2008 at info@hmkv.de or Tel +49 – 231 – 823 106

In the framework of “Waves -The Art of the Electromagnetic Society”, HMKV in the PHOENIX Halle Dortmund, May 10 – June 29, 2008, opening: Friday, May 9, 2008, 19:00, www.hmkv.de

Tonewheels is an experiment in converting graphical imagery to sound, inspired by some of the pioneering twentieth-century electronic music inventions. Continue reading


Apr 28, 2008
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Live Stage: Voice & Void [at Innsbruck]

voicevoid.jpgVoice & Void -Rachel Berwick, Joseph Beuys / Ute Klophaus, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, John Cage, VALIE EXPORT, Anna Gaskell, Asta Grőting, Christian Marclay, Melik Ohanian, Hans Schabus, Nedko Solakov, Julianne Swartz, Cerith Wyn Evans :: April 19 – June 8, 2008 :: Opening: April 18, 2008; 7:00 pm :: Galerie im Taxispalais, Maria-Theresien-Str. 45, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria.

The group show Voice & Void is dedicated to the representation of the human voice – and its absence – in the visual arts. The voice and its fading away, speech and the loss of speech, both the presence and the immateriality of the voice, the relation between the voice and corporeality as well as sound and image are only a few of the many aspects addressed in this exhibition. Continue reading


Apr 16, 2008
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Net_Music_Weekly: Metamkine

metamparcours.jpgLa Cellule d’Intervention Metamkine is an open-ended group including musicians and filmmakers researching the relationship between image and sound. Through the magic of mirrors, multiple projectors and highly ingenious live on stage editing, Metamkine produces and directs a new film with each of their performances. Working around a core narrative, they spill eddies of impromptu vignettes, accompanied by a live soundtrack of tape fragments and ancient synthesiser sounds. Jérôme Noetinger (electroacoustics), Christophe Auger (projectors 16mm), and Xavier Quérel (projectors 16mm) — who have worked together for ten years — have succeeded in pushing the boundaries of film and soundtrack into the realm of live performance. Continue reading


Feb 27, 2008
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Ear to the Earth Network launched

eartoearth.jpgWe are very pleased to announce the startup of the Ear to the Earth Network, an international network of musicians, composers, sound artists, visual artists, scientists, environmental activists, and members of the public who are concerned about the environment. The focal point of the Network is its website.

The activities of the Network include an annual festival of environmental sound, images, and multimedia in New York City. The Network also produces forums and other events, fosters research and documentation, and enables an exchange of information, sounds, materials, and ideas within a growing community worldwide. And by providing access to the sounds of the world, the Network provides a vehicle for paying ongoing attention to the state of the world. Continue reading


Dec 19, 2007
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Live Stage: OptoSonic Tea [us Brooklyn]

jasonkit.jpgSpecial NYC OptoSonic Tea event :: December 9,2007; 4pm :: Issue Project Room, The (OA) Can Factory, 232 3rd Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY :: $15. A benefit for Issue Project Room, featuring:

Zarah Cabañas (live visuals) + Paul Amitai (live sound); Chika IIjima (live visuals) + bubblyfish (live sound); Marie-Helene Parant (live visuals) + Jim Bell (live sound) (Montreal,Canada); David Linton (live visuals + sound); Katherine Liberovskaya / Peter Shapiro; (live visuals) + Hitoshi Kojo (live sound) (Japan/CH); Ursula Scherrer (live visuals) + Kato Hideki (live sound) Continue reading


Dec 5, 2007
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