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Live Stage: Sound Ecologies: Listening in the City [uk London]

soundecologies-mainpic.jpgSound Ecologies: Listening in the City :: November 18, 2009; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm :: Department of Music, City University London, Northampton Square, London. EC1V 0HB :: Free

A day of presentations, participatory workshops and informal performance around themes of urban sound, networked sound, locative media and acoustic ecology – the relationship between living beings and their environment, as mediated by sound. Featuring Furtherfield (Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett), and guest speakers Stanza, Peter Cusack, Ximena Alarcón and Pedro Rebelo. Continue reading


Oct 27, 2009
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Live Stage: Soundwalks [us Chicago]

soundwalk.jpgWorld Listening Project presents Soundwalks in East Garfield Park with Dan Godston and Fereshte Toosi :: August 1, 2009; 10:00 am – 1:00 pm :: Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento Blvd., Chicago, IL.

During a soundwalk, people explore their soundscape, using a score as a guide. We meet at CCGT at 10 a.m. for a brief tour of the premises, then the soundwalk starts. This soundwalk, which is being co-organized by WLP and CCGT, happens inside and outside the building — through the Resource Center, on the CCGT roof, past the rain cisterns, through the “Elementhouse” designed by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for the Solar Decathlon, to the eastern part of the property where they keep the solar berm and green roof test plots, and along a path in the field to the south of the CCGT building. Continue reading


Jul 30, 2009
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Live Stage: Birdcage: Zeedijk [nl Amsterdam]

8.jpgBirdcage: ZeedijkAudrey Chen (US), Wun Thong (AU), Byungjun Kwon (KR/NL), dj sniff (JP/NL) :: July 4, 2009; 7:00 – 11:00 pm :: Toko Dun Yong Store Front, Zeedijk 88, 1012, Amsterdam.

One of the first things you notice in the Netherlands are exposed windows. Whether it’s a family having dinner or a half naked lady luring you into her red lit room, the interface between the interior and exterior is often transparent. In contrast, for many Asian cultures you can barely catch a glimpse inside. Perhaps this has to do with how each culture deals with the gaze – looking at or being looked at. However, what is more interesting to us, is how do we listen within the politics of this gaze.

Birdcage: Zeedijk is a listening experience, about the way our ears can focus or drift in a given multi-sensory environment. Continue reading


Jun 26, 2009
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Tone and Temperament [us NYC]

tone.jpgAC [Institute Direct Chapel] presents Tone and Temperament :: June 18 – July 18, 2009 :: Opening: June 18; 6:00 – 8:00 pm :: AC [Institute Direct Chapel], 547 W. 27th St, 5th Floor, #519-529, New York, NY.

Tone and Temperament is a group-exhibition that considers the temporal and expandable material of sound. Curated by Sophie Landres and in collaboration with the eight participating artists, this exhibition concentrates on sound as a condition for personal, social, political and metaphysical experience. In addition to the permanent fixtures in the gallery, performances will be scheduled to occur throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Tone and Temperament was conceived as an opportunity to explore literal and conceptual ideas of harmony versus discordance and innocence versus criminality that subsist within the framework of conflicting social norms and art historical precedents. Continue reading


Jun 4, 2009
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Live Stage: Leervoll (Fully Empty) [us NYC]

leerraum.jpgLeervoll (Fully Empty): Leerraum’s Space for Listening with Asher Thal-Nir, Fourm, Richard Garet, Andy Graydon, Marihiko Hara, Kenneth Kirschner, Pe Lang, Mahmoud Refat, Zimoun; curated by Richard Garet and Andy Graydon :: May 9, 16 & 23, 2009; 2:00 – 8:00 pm :: Diapason gallery, 882 Third Avenue (between 32nd and 33rd Street), 10th Floor, Sunset Park, Brooklyn

This exhibition focuses on the label Leerraum [ ] as a platform for multi-channel sound releases concerned with ideas of sound in relation to space, silence, structure, and an active process of listening. Leervoll focuses on sonic constructions that explore the possibilities of environment and spatial listening, while also, drawing attention to structure, composition, and material interests. Continue reading


May 4, 2009
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“Audio Tunnel” by Cobi van Tonder

audiotunnel.jpgAudio Tunnel by Cobi van Tonder :: part of Stanford MFA Art Practice Thesis Show, May 12 – June 15, 2009, Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery, Stanford University.

Conceptually, this work challenges ideas of territory, control, transmission, tranception and how we listen to the world. Ultimately it is about a very complex and delicate sonic texture. We access the constructed space via our auditory perception. Through listening we perceive a landscape that in turn triggers the imagination to construct a picture of what this space looks like. It becomes a partly imaginary space yet it is a shared space. It is live and interactive: the participant becomes the transmitter and is transmitted/ displaced (in sound) in many actual places in fractions of milliseconds. A recursive eavesdropping becomes possible in this unseen territory. Continue reading


Apr 30, 2009
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Experimenting the Listener

krisis.jpgExperimenting the listener. Sound art and the doing – done to the audience, by Ruth Benschop, Krisis: Journal for Contemporary Philosophy, Issue 1, 2009 — In today’s sound art the ideal of an experimental listener is often evoked. For this article several recent sound art performances were analyzed to examine what notion of an ‘experimental listener’ emerges, and how attempts were made to achieve it. At first, the practice studied seemed devoid of an experimental listener, but along the way a more elaborate analysis of the relationship between performance and listener is made. Drawing on recent work within STS on scientific experiments, the question is addressed how the performances studied try to produce experimental play for listeners through the way they guide them. Download the PDF here.


Apr 28, 2009
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Live Stage: World Listening Project [us Chicago, IL]

wlp_small.jpgColumbia College Chicago Art + Design Lecture Series presents World Listening Project :: April 15, 2009; 6:30 – 8:00 pm :: Ferguson Hall, Columbia College Chicago, 600 Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL.

The Art + Design Department is proud to present the World Listening Project (WLP). Panelists will talk about its current local and international efforts, and discuss opportunities for designers and artists to participate in the unrealized potential that lies in the field of acoustic ecology, in order more fully to realize an effective and creative response to an all too often neglected part of human experience and knowledge—the world of sound and our ability to listen. Listening means paying attention. If you want to change the world, you need to listen to it. The panel discussion’s participants include: Eric Leonardson, Jesse Seay, Chad Clark, Brett Balough, and Dan Godston. Continue reading


Apr 4, 2009
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Live Stage: Sound Song [us Miami, FL]

sound-song-title.jpgInterdisciplinary Sound Arts Workshop (ISAW) presents Sound Song — A Piece for Non-Musicians :: October 28, 2008; 7:30 pm :: The Grand, 1717 North Bayshore Drive, #1251, Miami :: Space is limited. RSVP by October 27. Go to ISAW to reserve a seat.

Sound Song is a captivating piece that emerges from attentive listening and from the imagination and participation of audience members. It’s a unique experience.


Oct 24, 2008
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Live Stage: On the Science of Hearing [us NYC]

science.jpgWhat is Music to Your Ears? The Science of Hearing:: April 29, 2009; 6:30 pm and 9:00 pm :: The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St (at Barclay St), 40th Fl, New York.

McGill University music perception expert Daniel Levitin and Grammy-winning singer Rosanne Cash explain how the brain processes aural information and how our perception of sounds can inspire emotion. Cash will also give a live musical performance during this spectacular final senses event.

Learn More — Buy Tickets Now: scienceandthecity.org | nyas.org | or email: nymeetings [at] nyas.org.


Oct 20, 2008
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