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Live Stage: HC Gilje + Lorenzo Brusci [nl Eindhoven]

3482419745_cfc870640a.jpgBALTAN Goes NATLAB: Audiovisual Spaces with HC Gilje and Lorenzo Brusci :: May 29, 2009 :: 4:30 – 6:30 pm :: Auditorium of the former Philips NatLab, entrance on the Kastanjelaan, Strijp S in Eindhoven.

Curated and moderated by Telcosystems, the focus of this session will be on different strategies of spatialisation in audiovisual art and how this alters our understanding of technology-driven forms of art.

Norwegian artist HC Gilje explores how audiovisual technology can be used to transform, create, expand, amplify and interpret physical spaces. He will present the research he has been doing over the last three years during his research fellowship at the National Academy of the Arts in Bergen (KHIB). HC Gilje writes regularly on these matters on his blog ‘Conversations with Spaces’. Continue reading


May 26, 2009
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Transitio_MX 03 Competition [mx Coyoacán]

transitio.jpgTransitio_MX 03: International Media Art and Video Festival :: Centro Nacional de las Artes, Centro Multimedia, Avenida Río Churubusco 79, Colonia Country Club, C. P. 04220, Coyoacán, México, D. F. :: Call for Proposals — Deadline: June 19, 2009.

“The third edition of the Electronic Art and Video Festival, Transitio_MX 03 attempts to acknowledge differences in a transparent and straightforward context. We aim to offer an event that is representative of current trends in new media art and video, and to show how artists use that technology in their creative pursuits.

While global space eliminates the geographical locations wherein these proposals take place by homogenizing them; technological appropriation is seen as a disagreement, and as such, artistic practices emerge as autonomous. Continue reading


May 22, 2009
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Novi_sad North American Tour

noramtour_2009.jpgNovi_sad’s North American TourNovi_sad (Thanasis Kaproulias, b. 1980) graduated from the Economic University of Piraues. He lives and works in Athens, Greece. Influenced by the pioneers of audio assault, he began generating sounds in 2005. Amplified environmental recordings, drone manipulations, structured ambient soundscapes, microtones vs overtones, all come together in a hyper structure of iconoclastic form.

Novi_sad’s artistic output displays a high level of technical ability, as well as a sensitivity to the nuances of location. The strength of his soundscapes works in the same elaborateness for the whole creation process, starting from a basis of very strong conceptualism, the intense examination of field recordings over the actual composition work, to the point of performing back the result onto location. Every sound that occurs is treated with a sculptural integrity and his sonic power operates on a level in which the audience participates as transcendental listeners. Continue reading


May 14, 2009
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Atlas of Emotion Stream [it Napoli]

dalo.jpgRoberto Paci Dalo: Atlas of Emotion Stream :: April 18 – May 25, 2009 :: Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, via dei Mille 60, 80122 Napoli Italy.

Roberto Paci Dalo’s newest work is inspired by Giuliana Bruno’s book Atlas of Emotion published in New York in 2002. The installation is made out of a large black and white projection and sound. The sound is immersive also using subwoofers for particularly low frequencies reproduction. That puts the visitor/traveler in the center of the perception field. Sounds are made out of field recordings and electronic sounds. The project is conceived on three different formats: installation, film screening, and live set. Continue reading


Apr 21, 2009
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Live Stage: Theatre Noise Conference [uk London]

musictext.jpgTheatre Noise Conference :: April 22-24, 2009 :: The Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage London.

More than an academic conference, Theatre Noise is a diverse collection of events exploring the sound of theatre from performance to the spaces in-between. Featuring keynote presentations, artists in residence, electroacoustic, percussive and digital performances, industry workshops and installations, Theatre Noise is an immersive journey into sound.

KEYNOTES: CICELY BERRY: Voice director of the Royal Shakespeare Company; HEINER GOEBBELS: Keynote address from the Grammy-nominated composer and director; and JOHN COLLINS: Artistic Director of New York’s Elevator Repair Service, former sound designer for The Wooster Group.


Apr 12, 2009
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Live Stage: Frozen Music [uk London]

flyer_frontsans_content_0.jpgInnerStaad presents Frozen Music :: March 25, 2009; 8:30 – 10:00 pm :: Watermans, 40 Brentford High Street TW8 0DS :: March 26, 2009; 6:30 – 8:15 pm :: Iniva at Rivington Place, Hoxton EC2A 3BA

Frozen Music is an audiovisual performance project that sets out to re-enact the emotions brought about by travel and tell the story of a physical and symbolic journey towards a metropolis. This “initiatory voyage” is made up of a series of seven aural and visual tableaux improvised by a trio of strings, percussions and video, merging sound art, experimental film and procedural animation to produce a multi-sensory, immersive experience. Continue reading


Mar 20, 2009
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Live Stage: Alessandro Bosetti [us NYC]

harvestworks.jpgALESSANDRO BOSETTI: MASK/MIRROR:: January 26, 2009; 7:00 pm :: Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center :: 596 Broadway #602, New York City.

Mask/Mirror (M/M) is a sampler-based software tool created using Max/MSP that processes recordings of spoken language in real time. In performance, the composer uses samples of his own voice to create an ambiguous situation of being interrupted by himself all the time and of having to resort to all possible resources to keep making sense. The sampler follows both sound and meaning criteria in sorting, organizing and processing samples and formulating utterances. Continue reading


Jan 21, 2009
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Fragility, Excess & Speculation [de Berlin]

deepnorth.jpgtransmediale.09: DEEP NORTHPerformances: Fragility, Excess & Speculation with Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand, Sonolevitation; Pe Lang + Zimoun, Untitled Sound Objects; Ryoichi Kurokawa, Parallel Head; Telcosystems, Mortals Electric; Christian Mueller, Gaudenz Badrutt, magma; AElab (Gisele Trudel and Stephane Claude), LSCDC:: January 28 – February 1, 2009 :: House of World Cultures, Berlin, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10.

At a time when fears about the climate and global systems turn into existential discourses, transmediale.09 offers speculative, critical and emotional toolkits for cultural change. Excitement and intuition, bodily experience, and laboratory setups are performed on two special evenings of audio-visual programming. Continue reading


Dec 11, 2008
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Live Stage: Something is Happening [us San Diego, CA]

map.jpgSomething is Happening :: December 4, 2008; 7:45 pm to December 6, 2008 at 8:00 pm ::various locations in the San Diego, CA area.

Something is Happening is a 3-day event that focuses on the dynamics of sensation and the nature of gatherings. Rather than experiencing a single, formal presentation, audiences can freely gather and disband at a collection of different sites in the San Diego area including the UC campus, the Salk Institute, Torrey Pines State Reserve, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. At these meeting points, audiences are immersed in sensory and atmospheric experiences through which concepts are not only elaborated but enacted.

Something is Happening is a collage of verbal and performative presentations that encourages the cultivation of moods, atmospheres, and various forms of bodily apprehension and awareness. Continue reading


Dec 4, 2008
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AKOUSMA (5) [ca Montréal]

a5.jpgAKOUSMA (5): Sounds, Sounds, and More Sounds! with Sebastien Roux (FR), Pete Stollery (UK), Phroq (CH), Martin Messier + Jacques Poulin-Denis (CA), Georges Forget (CA/FR), Christian Bouchard (CA), Darren Copeland + Andreas Kahre (CA), Robert Normandeau (CA) :: December 10-13, 2008 :: Studio Hydro-Québec — Monument-National, 4580, Avenue de Lorimier, Montréal, Canada.

AKOUSMA is back for a fifth electroacoustic music celebration! On the table this year: sounds, sounds, and more sounds! An aural journey through the work of 12 sound artists of today. Four days of immersive concerts featuring intricately-woven sonic textures, hook-laden electroacoustic melodies, exacerbated ultra-low frequencies, velvety ambiences, articulated music, and jagged electric noise.


Nov 14, 2008
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