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Net_Music_Weekly: Unidentified Sound Object

uso_live.jpgUnidentified Sound Object (U.S.O.) is an experimental electroacoustic evolving organism. It builds on cinematic scale to create an abstract theatrical experience in which electronic floes replace the traditional performer.

Born from the fusion of works by two experimental electronic musicians — Matteo Milani and Federico PlacidiU.S.O.’s sound spans highly abstract digital music, to electroacoustic music. U.S.O. develops through the exploration of elementary particles arranged and organized in clouds of discrete and punctiform events, until they compose structures of extensive polymorphic and spatial complexity. Continue reading

Jan 16, 2008
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Live Stage: Sonic Acts XII [nl Amsterdam]

14.jpgSonic Acts XII – The Cinematic Experience :: 21–24 February 2008 Amsterdam Paradiso, De Balie, Netherlands Media Arts Institute (NMAI)

Sonic Acts XII will be held between 21 and 24 February 2008 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The twelfth edition is devoted to The Cinematic Experience and incorporates an international conference, a wide range of concerts and performances, an exhibition and a diverse programme of films.

The programme will focus on the rich history of the cinematic experience, from magic lanterns, colour organs and zootropes to experience machines and immersive environments. Sonic Acts will also peer into the future. Will cinema distance itself from narrative in the near future? What is the prospect for celluloid? And what role will sensory deprivation play in future cinema? Continue reading

Jan 11, 2008
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Live Stage: STRP Festival [nl Eindhoven]

499_thewhip.jpg The STRP Festival :: the Klokebouw, Eindhoven :: November 22 – 25, 2007 :: with works by artists such as Kurt Hentschlager (AUT), Scanner & TeZ (UK) and D-Fuse (UK).

The STRP Festival is one of the largest art & technology festivals in Europe, presenting a four-day multidisciplinary programme with more than 120 artworks, performances, and artists. Thursday November 22 the festival kicks of with a Chemical Brothers opening concert. The extensive expo of robotics and interactive art challenges the visitors to undertake their own explorations. Continue reading

Nov 19, 2007
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Live Stage: Ear Cinema [uk London]

828.jpegEar Cinema installation and performance – directed by Wajid Yaseen with Alice Kemp on story, Paul Barritt on animations, Dave Hunt on ambisonics, Dagmara Bilon and Alicia Tatge on live performance and narrated by Dave Cloud.

Institute of Contemporary Arts – ICA – London :: October 31 – November 3, 2007 (every day) :: Daily 6:30 pm and 8 pm – also late night performance at 10:30 pm.

Ear Cinema is a multi-faceted installation using rarely heard ambisonic techniques and combining animation, film, sound and live performance within a four-screen cube. Continue reading

Oct 11, 2007
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Interview: Cardiff + Miller

cardiffmiller.jpgJanet Cardiff and George Bures Miller create multimedia pieces that combine aspects of sculpture, cinema, sound installation, and short-story fiction. Installations such as ‘The Paradise Institute’ (2001) use forced perspective and a three-dimensional sound track to create the illusion that one is sitting in a large theater. Their ‘sound walks’ and ‘video walks’ are immersive pieces that use common consumer technologies, such as iPods and video cameras, to create experiences that blur the line between experienced reality and narrative fiction. Their works are exhibited internationally and they currently have a solo exhibit ‘The Killing Machine and other stories’ that will arrive at the Miami Art Museum on Oct. 15, 2007.

Due to Janet and George’s busy schedule, they will not be able to answer reader’s questions in the comments section following the interview. Continue reading

Sep 20, 2007
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e*scapes @ Siggraph 07

e*scapes – part 1 -hallwalker
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Aug 8, 2007
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Live Stage: A/V PLAY! [us Los Angeles]

ecotone.jpgA/V PLAY! by N_DREW (aka Andrew Bucksbarg): A handheld, mobile audio-improvisual, participatory extravaganza… :: August 4 – August 26 :: Reception and Performances August 4, 2007 7-10 PM :: Sea and Space Explorations, 4755 York Blvd, LA, CA :: Gallery is open Saturdays 1-5 PM and by appointment :: 323-445-4015 ::info[at]

A/V PLAY! explores sights and sounds with handheld electronic audio-visual objects and digital cinematic installations centering on works that require participation for their activation. A/V PLAY! investigates the frontier of play through process, concept and use. A/V PLAY! delves into the artist’s practice … from hacked and custom electronics, circuit bending, audio-visual noise and rhythms, and VJing to mobile performance using iPod Shuffles, as well as other interactive cinematic work. Continue reading

Jul 31, 2007
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SVEN: Surveillance Video Entertainment Network

[From the site…] aka “AI to the People” :: Current Transmission: 8 June 2007 to 9 September 2007… Whitney Museum, New York….

By Amy Alexander, Wojciech Kosma, Vincent Rabaud with Nikhil Rasiwasia and Jesse Gilbert. Production Assistants: Marilia Maschion, Annina Rüst, Cristyn Magnus. The project that asks the question: If computer vision technology can be used to detect when you look like a terrorist, criminal, or other “undesirable” – why not when you look like a rock star? Continue reading

Jul 17, 2007
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Live Stage: Live Cinema [nl Amsterdam]

paradiso.jpgJuly 5, 2007 – Live Cinema :: Paradiso, Weteringschans 6-8, Amsterdam :: 020-626.45.21 :: Open 20.00; Start 20.30 :: entree 12,- excl. membership.

Live Cinema stems from a long tradition of synergetic experiments between music and moving imagery. The contemporary artists in this field are still influenced by pioneers such as Oskar Fischinger, Len Lye, John and James Whitney and Jordan Belson. The Live Cinema program on July 5 consists of some beautiful audiovisual performances which have not been showed in the Netherlands before. With Pan Sonic, Thomas Köner & Jürgen Reble, Thomas Brinkmann & Karl Kliem, Olaf Bender, Lokai, aMute.

Jun 26, 2007
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The Musicians

musicians.jpgThe Musicians, by Julia Burns [with Ardrian Hardjono and Balint Seeber] :: 17 June – 18 August, 2007 :: Beta_space, Cyberworlds Gallery – Ground Floor – Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.

Drawing from the work of David Rokeby, ‘The Musicians’ is an early prototype, interactive artwork that utilizes cinematography and sound to engage audiences via invisible touch pads. Users are encouraged to play notes or compose music by directing the two professional musicians as they jam filmically, the audience members directly impacting the artwork via their movements. The aesthetic aim of The Musicians is to visualize the emotional influence the audience members have over the characters onscreen. Amidst witty commentary and pre-programmed repertoires, the musicians play to draw audience members into the museum space and then attempt to hold their attention by empowering the user with the ability to direct their activities. Continue reading

Jun 25, 2007
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