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Interview: Karen Van Lengen

Karen Van LengenKaren Van Lengen is the Edward E. Elson Professor of Architecture and Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia. She is also the former Chair of Architecture at the Parsons School of Design.

Van Lengen’s current work focuses on the use of sound as a significant design component. Her designs mix environmental sounds into public and private space, often taking sounds from one space and playing or mixing them into another. Her most recent project is a collaboration with Joel Sanders Architects to create a sound installation within the newly renovated Campbell Hall, home to the UVA School of Architecture.

Peter Traub: Your 2003 paper co-authored with Ted Sheridan, “Hearing Architecture: Exploring and Designing the Aural Environment”, argues for a greater emphasis on sound and aurality as elements of modern architectural design. When and how did you become interested in sound and “designing the aural environment”? Continue reading


May 29, 2008
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Sonic Fragments: Narrative and Mediation in Sound Art

blueskytrainalone.jpgSonic Fragments: Narrative and Mediation in Sound Art :: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ :: March 28-29, 2008 :: Call for Works: Deadline: February 15, 2008

We hear while we are in the womb, long before we see. For the rest of our lives, hearing essentially precedes the rest of the sensorium, as we move through a world of sonic fragments which affect us phenomenally and emotionally but of which we are often unaware. These fragments are mediated by our environment, our bodies, our individual and collective memories, and the technologies that pervade contemporary life: from books to radio to television to iPods. Continue reading


Jan 9, 2008
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Gridjam

gridjam.jpgGridjam is a real-time, geographically distributed, networked multimedia event. It is an experimental project that brings together a visual artist, composer, musicians and computer scientists, while using the new high speed international LambdaRail network. Gridjam will demonstrate real-time, low latency, interactive, distance computing through the complexity of the live, partly improvised, 3D visualized, musical performance, being both a world-class work of art and a research project into high performance collaborative network computing. Continue reading


Jan 8, 2008
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Tara Rodgers’ “Sonic Panoramas” [ca Vancouver]

sp.jpgTara Rodgers: Three Sonic Panoramas :: Vancouver, BC (2007) :: Single-channel projection with quadraphonic sound.

Photographs were taken with a mobile phone and imported into a computer. Image size was reduced to 20 pixels wide, and each panorama is six photos (120 pixels) across. Color data from each pixel is converted into sound using the programming language SuperCollider. Sounds are distributed among four speakers to correspond with locations in the panoramic view. Continue reading


Dec 3, 2007
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