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Live Stage: Anything But Sound Art [us San Francisco]

cox.jpgInterrogating Ideas: Christoph Cox and Chris Kubick — Anything But Sound Art :: March 13, 2009; 8:00 pm :: New Langton Arts, 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA.

New Langton Arts presents a conversation between Christoph Cox (philosopher, writer, and co-curator of Langton’s current exhibition) and Chris Kubick (artist, composer and sound designer). This discussion will draw upon the independent research and ongoing correspondence between Cox and Kubick into audio culture, vanguard music, and the ontology of the audible, weaving in sound samples selected by Cox and Kubick for this exposition and multimedia event. Continue reading


Mar 12, 2009
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Live Stage: Listening To Our Planet [us Chicago]

n52338095501_7947.jpgListening to Our Planet :: April 20, 2009; 10:00 am – 6:00 pm :: Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., 1st floor, Chicago, IL.

Listening to Our Planet is a multidisciplinary, multi-departmental event which will happen during Earth Week 2009. This event is part of Columbia College Chicago’s Critical Encounters calendar of events; Human / Nature is the theme for this year’s Critical Encounters program. The purposes of Listening to Our Planet are: to celebrate the Earth and its natural beauty and resources; and to raise awareness about issues relating to our environment, such as pollution and global warming; and to give opportunities for Columbia College students, faculty, and staff to present work that relates to these themes. Continue reading


Feb 22, 2009
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SHOAH/Holocaust Exhibition [de Cologne]

nm.jpg[NewMediaArtProjectNetwork], the experimental platform for art and new media, is planning in 2010-2012 a physical exhibition on the subject of SHOAH/holocaust and aspects as they are described in the exhibition concept here. It is looking for artists, who have worked already on the given subject, or who would like to work on this subject. The focus of the project is exclusively digital media, primarily video, but also net art, computer based multi-media, sound art, digital photography and media installation.

Artists are encouraged to submit their expression of interest in participating by sending one or more work or concept proposals. The submission form can be found here. Continue reading


Feb 14, 2009
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Live Stage: Bryce Dessner + Matthew Ritchie [us Cambridge]

pavritchie_6.jpgDarkness Visible and Raphael: Bryce Dessner and Matthew Ritchie :: Lecture / Performance: January 28, 2009; 7:00 pm :: Raphael – a multimedia work: January 29, 8:00 pm :: MIT’s Broad Institute, 7 Cambridge Center (corner of Ames and Main Street), Cambridge, MA.

Composer / guitarist Bryce Dessner, lead guitarist in The National and The Clogs, and acclaimed visual artist Matthew Ritchie join forces for two events that blur the lines between indie rock, ambient music, contemporary classical music, and installation art. They will be joined by sound designer David Sheppard, guitarist Aaron Dessner, composer/clarinetist Evan Ziporyn, and student musicians from MIT and Wellesley College.

On January 28 Dessner & Ritchie will present Darkness Visible, a lecture/performance concerning their recent collaboration, The Morning Line. Continue reading


Jan 7, 2009
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Live Stage: Quartet [us Boston]

upgrade_boston.jpgUpgrade! Boston: Jeff Lieberman + Dan Paluska :: January 27, 2009; 7:00 – 9:00 pm :: North 181 – entrance on Evans Way [map], Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston. [Follow the signs posted on the outside of the Tower Building (black glass) [Green Line “E”].

Jeff Lieberman and Dan Paluska will discuss Quartet (aka Absolut Quartet which was commissioned by the Absolut Visionaries project in 2007). Awarded a Prix Ars Electronica Award of Distinction for Interactive Art in 2008, Quartet is installed at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria until December 2009. More >> Continue reading


Jan 2, 2009
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Live Stage: GAMERZ 04 [fr Aix-en-Provence]

Performances Night / Festival multimedia GAMERZ 04: Confipop – 4 bits Gameboy Live :: February 6, 2009; 9:00 pm to midnight :: Aix-en-Provence, France.

Confipop – 4 bits Gameboy live: Confipop is a chipmusic Marseille based artist who makes music with a Gameboy and some modified sound toys. Native from the techno free party, he has been making music under different pseudonyme since 1996. As the best dancefloor’s friend, Confipop makes a happy and groovy dancing music, which goes from reggaeblip to technoblop, with the specific 4 bits sound of the gameboy: a modern music with old forgotten gamesound, very appropriated to have fun. Building his own toys/instruments, Confipop is an adept and a teacher of “circuitbending”, which consists in modifying toys in order to make music rather than buying expensive instruments. Continue reading


Dec 17, 2008
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Live Stage: 60×60 Dance [us New York]

60b.jpg60×60 Dance pairs 60 composers with 60 choreographers for an electrifying one-hour multimedia performance at the World Financial Center’s Winter Garden, NYC :: November 14, 2008; 12:30 – 7:00 pm.

Envisioned by 60×60 project director Robert Voisey and choreographer Jeramy Zimmerman, this one-of-a-kind performance consists of 60 modern dance pieces set to 60 different and brand-new one-minute compositions. Dance influences range from ballet and tango to postmodern movements, while music includes medieval chant, neo-romantic chamber music, jazz, pop, electronica and everything but the kitchen sink.

We’re living in a world of information overload where channel surfing has become an aesthetic onto itself,” explains Robert Voisey, founder and director of the new music consortium Vox Novus, which initiated the 60×60 project in 2003 with one-hour concerts featuring one composer per minute. Continue reading


Nov 8, 2008
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Live Stage: Tribute to “Electronic Poem” [fr online]

ancel_04_final.jpg1958 – 2008: from Philips Pavilion to Explorer ArtTribute to “Electronic Poem” by Le Corbusier, Xenakis, and Varèse by Franck Ancel, Vincent Epplay, and Derrick Giscloux :: October 26, 2008; 6:00 – 7:00 pm :: La Tourette to Internet (streaming link to be posted here).

“Electronic poem” was conceived during the World Fair of Brussels, closed the last weekend of the fair in October 1958. The “Electronic poem” was a multimedia projection in the fleeting Philips House that Le Corbusier and Xenakis built the same period the Convent of the Tourette*, and Ancel will attempt to evoke the exploration of a numerical poetry from this same building. After celebrating under this contextual form last year … Ancel will light up these historic passages in art while connecting them in the big tradition of the video performances from the time of Dan Graham. Continue reading


Oct 21, 2008
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Live Stage: GOGBOT festival [nl Enschede]

poster.gifGOGBOT Festival, Planetart :: Theme: Steampunk :: Enschede 18 — 21 sept 08 :: opening Thursday 18 Sept 20h, at Oude Markt

18 -21 September PLANETART the 5th edition of GOGBOT, the multimedia festival in Enschede. GOGBOT is a platform for new developments in international art, in this year in particular the curious combination of media, technology and pop culture.

Robotics, virtual worlds, freak shows, macabre laboratories, lectures (in English), interactive machines, electronic music with old-fashioned sounds, enchanting video clips and a lot of steam, because STEAMPUNK is the GOGBOT theme of 2008. At STEAMPUNK modern technology and design is mixed with elements from the Victorian era, when technology was still new and romantic. Bruce Sterling and William Gibson, the 2 most famous sci fi authors and godfathers of Steampunk contributed to the festival GOGBOT. Continue reading


Sep 13, 2008
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Live Stage: Jin Hi Kim and Digital Buddha [es Zaragoza]

jin-hi-kim_komungo-_2-copy.jpgComposer Jin Hi Kim will present the European Premiere of her Digital Buddha for electric komungo and video with percussionist Gerry Hemingway at Expo Zaragoza 2008 ::Zaragoza, Spain :: July 28-29 at 7:00 pm :: and on July 30 at Museo do mar de Galicia in Spain.

The work begins with a contemplative hypnotic video Mandala and the ancient 4th century acoustic komungo that is rooted in Buddhist meditation. Digital Buddha gradually moves into a video mix with extraordinary juxtapositions, fast cut swirling images of a deconstructed electric komungo that becomes a reconfigured live performance through contemporary digital technology. Continue reading


Jul 17, 2008
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