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Live Stage: imposition [us Providence, MA]

imposition.jpgimpositiona language-driven sound installationa – by John Caley and Giles Perring :: April 17, 5:00-6:30 pm (EDT) :: Rockefeller Library, Brown University, Second Floor Computer Cluster (and elsewhere in the building) :: BRING YOUR LAPTOP :: part of Transforming the Student’s Experience as Scholar.

imposition emerges from translation, a series of pieces which were developed, in turn, from overboard, our first essay in ambient poetics. imposition uses the same texts and procedures as translation. It continues an investigation of iterative, procedural removal from one text or language to another. Continue reading

Apr 14, 2008
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Live Stage: BLISS [ie Belfast + Göteborg]

image_page1-1.jpgBLISS :: March 13, 2008, 8.30 pm, Sonic Arts Research Center (SARC), Belfast.

A distributed laptop performance between SARC’s own BLISS (Belfast Legion for Improvised Sights and Sounds) and Göteborg’s Academy of Music and Drama laptop ensemble, Sweden. This networked performance explores techniques and strategies for improvised electroacoustic music over the internet.

The Legion does not prescribe its sights or sounds; they are the product of digital and contra-digital networks of gates, tables, switches, speaker objects, cabling and data… The Legion is not a band – we don’t play weddings – but we like playing in the network! This event is a co-production between SARC and the Siren Festivalen för ny music. The performance will include works by Justin Yang and Alain Renaud. Related article.

Mar 13, 2008
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Interview with Kim Cascone by Jeremy Turner

kim.jpgKim Cascone received his formal training in electronic music at the Berklee College of Music in the early 1970’s, and in 1976 continued his studies with Dana McCurdy at the New School in New York City. In the 1980’s, after moving to San Francisco and gaining experience as an audio technician, Cascone worked with David Lynch as Assistant Music Editor on both Twin Peaks and Wild at Heart. He has worked for Thomas Dolby’s company Headspace and as Director of Content for Staccato Systems. Since 1980, Kim has released more than 15 albums of electronic music and has worked / performed with Keith Rehberg, Oval, Scanner, Carsten Nicolai, Doug Aitken, and David Toop among others. Cascone was one of the co-founders of the microsound list and writes for Computer Music Journal and Artbyte Magazine. Continue reading

Feb 29, 2008
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Live Stage: Ikue Mori [us Boston]

mori.jpgNon-Event presents An Evening of Experimental Music featuring Ikue Mori with special guests Jessica Rylan, Howard Stelzer, Vic Rawlings, and Jorritt Dijkstra :: February 22, 2008; 8:00 pm :: Mobius, 725 Harrison Ave., Boston (South End).

Ikue Mori moved from her native city of Tokyo to New York in 1977. She started playing drums and soon formed the seminal NO WAVE band DNA, with fellow noise pioneers Arto Lindsay and Tim Wright. DNA enjoyed legendary cult status, while creating a new brand of radical rhythms and dissonant sounds; forever altering the face of rock music. Continue reading

Feb 12, 2008
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Live Stage: Immersion [uk London]

suero_01.jpgImmersionAlex Mein Smith, Con Brio, Gabriel Da Piaz, grohs, SS_R, and Suero :: February 7, 2008; 7 – 11 pm :: The Flea-Pit, 49 Columbia Road, London.

Immersion is a free-entry experimental music / sound-art event featuring a soundtrack of electronic atmospheres, noisescapes, pulses / rhythms and tones / drones. Immersion is an arena for new and established international artists performing live experimental electronic music; using laptops, synthesizers, field recordings, circuit-bent electronics and prepared/processed instruments. All sounds are partnered by stimulating projected visuals processed live and tailored for each performance. Continue reading

Jan 11, 2008
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Reblogged Synchresis

synchresis.jpgMichel Chion describes the term synchresis as… “the forging between something one sees and something one hears – it is the mental fusion between a sound and a visual when these occur at exactly the same time. Synchresis is an acronym formed by telescoping together the two words synchronism and synthesis”. (excerpt from:

ANAT, the Australian Network for Art and Technology has just launched its latest copy of Filter magazine (issue 66, [southern] summer 2007) with Synchresis the theme, with a special release DVD, and the launch (and xmas party) tonight at the Chauvel cinema in Paddington… Continue reading

Dec 14, 2007
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toplap.jpgTOPLAP (Temporary | Transnational | Terrestrial | Transdimensional) Organisation for the (Promotion | Proliferation | Permanence | Purity) of Live (Algorithm | Audio | Art | Artistic) Programming – TOPLAP exists to promote the writing and modifying of rules while they are followed. This includes the writing of software while it is being executed, allowing programmers to improvise music and visuals live before an audience as well as conduct exploratory research with live source code. Continue reading

Dec 4, 2007
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Live Stage: Sawako Kato [us NYC]

08sawakooverlap.jpgSawako Kato :: Roulette, 20 Greene Street in SoHo, New York, NY :: November 29, 2007; 8:30 p.m.

ishi ~ listening stone— “ishi” is a new work for stone, crystal radio, contact microphone and laptop. The work is based on Sawako’s ongoing interest in soundscape and the invisible signals of the urban environment. In Japanese, “ishi” means “stone” as well as “will” and “intention.” With her piece, Sawako tries to listen to the will of stone through both radio transmissions and other invisible vibrations. The captured signal will then be mutated to create an intimate, poetic sound that forms a tiny moment of quiet in the city. Continue reading

Nov 20, 2007
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Net_Music_Weekly: Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College

lucier.jpg[Image: Still from Mary Lucier’s Summer, or Grief] On November 15, 2007, the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College will celebrate its 40+ year with works by Robert Ashley, Maggi Payne, John Bischoff, James Fei, David Behrman, Chris Brown and Pauline Oliveros. The event will take place at Roulette, New York City at 8:00 pm.

Since its inception (1966), the Center for Contemporary Music (CCM) has played a leading role in the development of electronic music practices in the US. It was the first publicly accessible electronic music studio on the West coast, and in the early 70s the first site where computers were used in musical performances, predating the laptop music era by over three decades. Continue reading

Nov 14, 2007
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Live Stage: Disparate Bodies [ie Belfast, Hamburg, Graz]

avatar_pink_3.jpgUpcoming on November 29th, 2007 at 8pm [UK Time] a novel network performance concert called Disparate Bodies between three different sites in Europe. The sites are: Belfast (Sonic Arts Research Centre); Hamburg (Hochschule für Musik und Theatre); and Graz (Insitut für Elektronische Musik and Akustik).

Disparate Bodies will be also be streamed into Second Life. This unique event showcases strategies for performance over the network including instrumental, audio-visual and laptop work. The event features music by John Cage, a network piece by Pedro Rebelo and structured improvisations with a distributed instrumental sextet and a laptop trio. Continue reading

Nov 2, 2007
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