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Live Stage: Extremo Fluctus [it Capri]

ef.jpgLive Stage: EXTREMO FLUCTUS – a multi-channel audio installation by Roberto Paci Dalò and Stefania Esposito :: October 30, 2008; 6:00 pm :: ends November 1, 12:00 pm :: Hotel La Palma, Capri, Italy.

Extremo Fluctus is an immesive soundscape, surrounding the visitors, generated by a multi-channel sound installation. Various materials are used and mixed to obtain a specific acoustic environment, including voices, ambient recordings and electronic sounds. Mermaids are evoked as a genetic drama, a realized depiction of the universal desire of coming back to water. The importance of oral and sound culture is also highighted, because of its being a crucial media in past, present and future society.

Born in Rimini, composer/performer, director & artist, Roberto Paci Dalò studied Visual Arts and Music in Ravenna and Fiesole and was awarded the Berlin DAAD Fellowship (1993). He lives and works in Rimini with long residencies in Berlin and Vancouver.


Oct 24, 2008
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Live Stage: Design + the Visual Sonic Interface [uk London]

ool03.jpg[Image: NOVA – visuals in 3D by Squidsoup] CreateKX and futureflux present Fast Forward: Exploring the Visual-Sonic Interface – Speakers include Michael Faulkner and A. N. Other, D-Fuse, Anthony Rowe, Squidsoup, Russell Richards and Maurice Owen, KickiT, Ollie Sorenson, VJ Anyone :: September 23, 2008; 9.30 am – 4:00 pm :: The Birkbeck Screen, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London.

A day of overviews and talks on the emerging interface of sound and images, as explored by artists and practitioners working in visual-sonics, generative, immersive, interactive and synaesthetic arts. futureflux aims to provide inter-industry briefings on areas of new media, art and design developments that will impact on your sector. Continue reading


Sep 9, 2008
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Net_Music_Weekly: López Immersive Sound

avant_garden_nb.jpgLópez Immersive Sound :: September 11, 2008; 8:00 pm :: Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Lg. Universidad Laboral s/n, CP 33394, Gijón-Asturias, Spain.

Francisco López’s sound performances are something beyond a “normal” music concert. An intense and rich sonic immersive experience in the dark, with a surround multi-channel sound system and blindfolds provided for the audience. Virtual worlds of sound created out of a myriad of original sources collected all over the world – from rainforests and deserts to factories and buildings from multiple locations in the five continents – and mutated and evolved during years of studio work through the master compositional skills of López’s universe. The space is reconfigured with a multi-channel surround system around the audience, which is placed in seats arranged in concentric circles facing the outside array of speakers. The performer operates from the center of the space (not on stage), in order to be able to control live the sound as is heard by the audience. Continue reading


Sep 8, 2008
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“Aqua Alta” by China Blue at Open X1 [it Venice]

china.jpgAqua Alta by China Blue :: An exhibition within OPEN X1 International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations :: Curated by EDWARD RUBIN :: 27 August to 28 September :: 2008 San Servolo Island, Venice, Italy.

China Blue will participate in the eleventh edition of OPEN, the international exhibition of sculptures and installations held yearly at the Lido and in San Servolo, Venice, Italy. China Blue is an internationally exhibiting artist who creates sound based installations.

Aqua Alta is an immersive sound experience created using specialized audio equipment to capture the unique sounds of the waters of Venice via the gondolas that glide through them. This work was inspired by the effects global warming have on the environment, both underwater and above. Continue reading


Aug 23, 2008
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Hold: Vessel 1 and 2 @ Mostly Mozart Festival [us New York]

wallworth_hold12.jpgHold: Vessel 1 and 2 by Lynette Wallworth :: until August 17, 2008 :: Mostly Mozart Festival, The Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, New York, US :: Also in the exhibition: Ryoji Ikeda — data.tron; Gina Czarnecki — Contagion; Lynette Wallworth — Invisible by Night (solo exhibition); Lynette Wallworth — Evolution of Fearlessness; Ryoji Ikeda — V≠L (solo exhibition); Lynette Wallworth — Invisible by Night; Mike Stubbs — Cultural Quarter.

Hold: Vessel 1 and 2 (2001 & 2007) brings together two immersive installation works that explore the intimacy and immensity of the natural world and our relationship to it. The audience is invited to carry a glass bowl into a darkened space and ‘catch’ projected images of microscopic marine life and telescopic astronomical imagery in a lens–shaped ‘screen’. Hold uses moving image and technology to reveal the hidden intricacies of human immersion in the wide, complex world. Continue reading


Aug 7, 2008
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Live Stage: The Special Player [dk Copenhagen]

specialplayer.jpgThe Shaidon Effect presents: The Special Player Tour … Live @ Halfmachine 2008 :: July 24, 2008; 8:00 pm to midnight :: Kulturkajen Docken, Faergehavnsvej 35, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark.

02L’s live performing project The Shaidon Effect (DJ and live set) will cast a burning session of the nowadays well known THE SPECIAL PLAYER project. Kulturkajen finds itself on the harbour near midtown. It’s a flexible space dedicated to expos, theatrical and music events. This year it will be used as an overland extension location of the 480 tons barge which has hosted for all this year the headquarter of HALF MACHINE collective. Continue reading


Jul 22, 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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Net_Music_Weekly: Touched Echo

icon_metal.jpg[Image: Icon attached to the railing] Touched Echo, a performative installation by Markus Kison, can be experienced at Brühlsche Terrasse, Dresden until October 31, 2008. The installation takes visitors back to the night of February 13, 1945 when Dresden’s Old Town was almost completely destroyed.

An icon on the balustrade instructs participants to adopt a contemplative position – one must lay ones elbows onto the balustrade, cover ones ears, and look at the Old Town. While in this position, they hear the sounds of bombers and explosions, which travel through their arms directly into their inner ears via bone conduction. Continue reading


Mar 12, 2008
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Vague Terrain 09: Rise of the VJ

frontis.jpg“The energy behind the growing practice of audiovisual performance is intriguing; what is it that sparks the passions for creators and theorists working within this art form? The diversity of the concepts, techniques, and aesthetic qualities is remarkable, suggesting that this practice is not rooted in any one particular mindset, but instead, emerges from a wide range of trajectories that are converging within a contemporary form of media based performance art. However, live video mixing performances certainly address a hunger for immersive and synaesthetic sensory experiences where aural and visual elements work together to create a whole that is something beyond the sum of the parts. Continue reading


Mar 5, 2008
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Synapse and Sonic Landscapes

synapse.jpgSynapse: Collaboration between the arts and sciences has the potential to create new knowledge, ideas and processes beneficial to both fields. Artists and scientists approach creativity, exploration and research in different ways and from different perspectives; when working together they open up new ways of seeing, experiencing and interpreting the world around us. For the past decade, the Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT) has provided opportunities for artists and scientists to work together. Through Synapse, and in partnership with the Australia Council for the Arts, ANAT offers residencies, the Synapse Database and now ANAT is pleased to announce its latest initiative: a moderated elist discussion on contemporary art and science collaborations in fields including bioart, artificial intelligence, robotics, climate change and space, amongst others. You can subscribe here. Continue reading


Feb 28, 2008
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