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Live Stage: Lesley Flanigan [ie Belfast]

lesley_flanigan.jpgLesley Flanigan: Talk and Seminar :: June 11, 2010; 6:30 – 8:30 pm:: Digital Arts Studios (DAS), 37-39 Queen Street, Belfast.

“Utilizing some of the most groundbreaking extended vocal techniques and original hardware instrument designs in the new generation of New York City’s improvisers, Lesley Flanigan’s work pushes through sheets of gorgeous shimmering sound into a sublime resonant feedback loop. With a background in sculpture, her work creates a kind of sonic terrain which encapsulates and envelopes the human voice (as well as the listener’s inner ear).”

Preceding her talk Lesley will be available for an afternoon seminar. Beginning at 2pm the seminar will form a peer-critique with participants presenting their work to the group. Spaces are limited to five and must be booked in advance from DAS. There is a charge of £10 (£5 concession) for each participant. Contact DAS for further information and bookings. In association with Bbeyond and Delawab

Jun 6, 2010
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Live Stage: Sexual Energies School [us Brooklyn, NY]

nick.jpgSexual Energies School: Frankfurt :: Nick Hallett (voice, piano), Zach Layton (guitar), Ray Sweeten (electronics), Mike Skinner (drumming), Brock Monroe (visuals) :: May 19, 2010; 10:00 – 11:00 pm :: The Stone, corner of C and 2nd Street, Brooklyn, NY.

Hallett convenes a voice-driven, structured melodic improvisation over interlocking pattens of electronic arpeggios, with simultaneous nods to Krautrock and Post-Minimalism Syndrone (PMS).

May 9, 2010
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Live Stage: dj sniff [us Brooklyn, NY]

Pratt Digital Art Lecture Series: dj sniff (Takuro Mizuta Lippit) + STEIM: Electronic Music Lab :: April 29, 2010; 12:30 – 2:00 pm :: Digital Arts Lecture Hall E2, ARC Building, Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave., Brooklyn, NY.

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Apr 22, 2010
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Live Stage: [byTEN] [Chatroulette]

1× [byTEN] is a live “concert” improvisation created for the Chatroulette social network. Audio in the performance is generated from screen grabs taken of the first 10 people that appeared during a previous visit to the website. These pictures in turn became the graphic notation that loosely scores the work. Through this process Jason Sloan becomes the conductor while the anonymous Chatroulette users become the unaware orchestra.

The individual scores are created using software that reads the RGB pixel information across the X axis of the image and assigns a unique tone to each colored pixel. Two 20 minute movements of [byTEN] will be performed live on the Chatroulette network March 20, 2010 at 10:00 pm EST [-5GMT]. Click through and see if you can find the performance. Documentation of [byTEN] will be made available.

Mar 17, 2010
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Live Stage: Linton, First, Takeishi [us NYC]

linton.jpgDavid Linton: Bicameral Research Sound & Projection System with special guests David First & Satoshi Takeishi (60 Hz Raga) :: February 13, 2010; 8:30 – 10:30 pm :: Roulette, 20 Greene Street, (between Canal and Grand Streets), New York, NY.

David Linton’s interactive analogue audio video feedback system provides the vibrational foundation for an evening length extended time audio visual improvisation with David Linton – interactive sound and live video and invited guests David First on guitar & electronics and Satoshi Takeishi on percussion.

David Linton (born Newburgh NY in 1956) is a Time based multiple media artist traveling the vectors of sound, subculture, and signal flow. He has been active in the downtown NYC experimental arts community for 30 years. Continue reading

Feb 7, 2010
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Live Stage: Phonography on Something Else [us Chicago, IL and online]

m_00c6c73efd2104c40a98cf0f81baedbd.jpgChicago Phonography on Something Else :: hosted by Philip von Zweck :: on WLUW 88.7FM :: Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 10:00pm to Monday, January 18, 2010 at 2:00am :: live stream:

Something Else is Chicago’s longest running radio show devoted to seldom-heard and experimental, avant-garde musics, sound art, works of long duration (no excerpts!), and other less classifiable things that just don’t have an outlet. Chicago Phonography is a collective of artists interested in promoting creative activity in listening by broadcasting unprocessed field recordings as an ensemble in a context of live improvisation.

Jan 16, 2010
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Live Stage: Loud Objects + Tony Conrad [us NYC]

n5491417557_4364.jpgLoud Objects and Tony Conrad :: January 8, 2010, 10:30 p.m. :: at Monkey Town, 58 North 3rd Street (between Whythe and Kent Ave, L to Bedford), Brooklyn, NY :: Reservations.

From art galleries to noise venues, the Loud Objects stage their physical approaches to the construction of sound. Regular staples of the New York City experimental scene, they create music that spans electroacoustic, improvisation and noise. Their performances, focused on sound from programmed microchips, have ranged from live circuit constructions on overhead projectors and slide projectors, to soldering atop a 24-light bulb fluorescent podium, and later with modified fluorescent light guitars. Continue reading

Jan 8, 2010
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Analogous Interactions: Call for Works

icmc.jpgAnalogous Interactions @ International Computer Music Conference :: June 1-5, 2010 :: New York City :: Call for Works — Deadline: December 31, 2009.

Analogous invites proposals for presentation at Analogous Interactions events for the International Computer Music Conference, taking place at Stony Brook University, in association with New York University, and the Electronic Music Foundation of New York City. Works should explore the intersection of computer music and emergent phenomena — including, but not limited to, generative sound- and video-works, performative ecologies and installations, live-coding and musical improvisation, reality-based games and social experiments, biomedical hacking and new technology, artificial intelligence and chaordic systems. Continue reading

Dec 12, 2009
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Live Stage: Collision Zone Live [it Venice]

unknown.jpegCollision Zone Live by Gast Bouschet and Nadine Hilbert w/Otobong Nkanga and Y.E.R.M.O. — Premiere at Philharmonie Luxembourg :: November 29, 2009; 8:00 pm :: Installation at Luxembourg Pavilion Ca’ del Duca, 3052 Corte del Duca Sforza, 30124 San Marco Venice, until November 22, 2009.

Every thing must have a beginning, and that beginning must be linked to something that went before…

Collision Zone Live will mix field recordings of natural and urban sounds with improvised music by Y.E.R.M.O. and intuitive vocals by Otobong Nkanga. The show will include large screen projections of videos recorded at the edge of Europe: satellites, radars and surveillance patrols, brutalist architecture, informal human settlements, geological imagery of mountains and caves, steaming volcanic craters, insect hunters and their prey… Continue reading

Nov 9, 2009
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Live Stage: Blank Pages Performance [de Berlin]

blank.jpgBlank Pages Performances: Blank Pages #7 with Jorge Antonio Martinez Sanchez – Nicolas/Lain Berger – Thomas Thiery – Pierce Warnecke – Felix Pfeifer :: September 5, 2009; 2:00 – 3:00 pm :: Emitter19 – Kiefholzstrasse 19 – Berlin.

Blank Pages #8 with Stefan Tiedje – Renaud Rubiano – Barreiro Servando – João Pais – Duan Wasi – Dominik Tresowski :: September 6, 2009; 5:00 – 6:00 pm :: NK – Elsen str 52 – Berlin.

The Blank Pages Performance is an improvisation involving live coding, where the participants are musicians and instrument makers at the same time. Continue reading

Sep 6, 2009
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