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Net_Music_Weekly: “Piano Etudes”

etudes.jpgTurbulence Spotlight: Piano Etudes by Jason Freeman, with Akito Van Troyer and Jenny Lin [Needs Adobe Flash Player plugin; Internet Explorer 6+, Firefox 2+, Safari 2+, or any recent web browser] — Inspired by the tradition of open-form musical scores, Piano Etudes is a set of four short works, each of which is notated as a collection of short musical fragments with links to connect them. In performance, the pianist must use those links to jump from fragment to fragment, creating her own unique version of the composition.

The pianist, though, should not have all the fun. So an accompanying web site enables anyone to create their own version of each etude, download it as an audio file or a printable score, and share it with others. In concert, pianists may make up their own version of each etude, or they may select a version created by a web visitor. Continue reading


Feb 9, 2009
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Net_Music_Weekly: Stephen Hurrel

beneath.jpgStephen Hurrel’s Beneath and Beyond: Seismic Sounds is an audio visual installation at Glasgow’s Tranway, as part of the annual GI festival for Visual Art. The installation presents a realtime feed of seismic shifts recorded from data of 100 of so seismic monitoring stations around the Earth. We are presented with the sound of the various vibrations going on within the Earth’s core at that very moment. We also see two visual screens showing graphical displays of particularly large tectonic shifts or events at that one time. Continue reading


Jan 29, 2009
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Net_Music_Weekly: Information Accelerator

brida1.jpgInformation Accelerator — by BridA (Tom Kerševan, Jurij Pavlica, Sendi Mango) — unites and combines the processes of transmitting and receiving information, of directing and channeling it in an extensive system of tubes or pipes. This module spans the entire gallery as some kind of conduit, making the flow and processing of all kinds of information possible. In BridA’s words such a structure can be compared to a traditional drawing resembling a network of wires and channels. In such case, the drawing would be understood as a topographical grid for combining information in diverse ways, multiplying it, dividing it, adding it up and subtracting it, drawing the path to the final message in some sort of system of coordinates. Continue reading


Jan 13, 2009
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Net_Music_Weekly: Sensorium Re-Connected

ampbod.jpgSensorium Re-Connecteda generative composition for for 5 PCs and 2 voices by Andrew Garton :: January 11, 2009; 11:03 – 11.45 pm CET :: Kunstradio – Radiokunst :: Listen here.

From August 18 to September 6, 1997, Australia’s The Listening Room presented Sensorium Connect / Body Morph, a generative composition by Andrew Garton and comprised of sounds sampled from performances by Stelarc. Sensorium Connect was the first Listening Room project entirely produced for online and was streamed for its entire six week duration.

On January 11, KunstRadio broadcasts an entirely new version of this work. Sensorium Re-Connected commemorates the work of The Listening Room and the contribution this piece made to furthering radio and sound art online in Australia. Continue reading


Jan 7, 2009
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Net_Music_Weekly: Shotgun Architecture at P40

shotgun.jpgFILTER and ONOMATOPEE at P40 in Hamburg present Shotgun Architecture at P40A sound and light installation by Justin Bennett :: until 11th of January 2009 :: Alte Pathologie/P40, Friedrichsberger Strasse 32, D-Hamburg.

Can one make sound visible? What happens to our thought processes and emotional perception when sound and its movement is performed or even manipulated in space? Mapping urban space and its architecture through the sound of a gunshot, the method Justin Bennett is currently using, entails numerous domains of expression.

P40 is a turn of the century building with an ornamental red brick facade, a cupola roof and spaces with high ceilings. Built as pathology department for the Eilbek hospital until its privatization, the space has been used and redefined for different purposes over the last decade. Bennett analyzed this piece of architecture with a gunshot and recorded its echoes. Continue reading


Dec 31, 2008
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Net_Music_Weekly: “Babble” by Alex McLean

ursonata.jpgBabble — by Alex McLean — is a system for authoring mechanistic sound poetry. It occupies a space between speech and music, allowing play with the structure and form of simplified phonetics. The visitor is encouraged to enter nonsense verse, which is then immediately played back as synthesised sound. Although Babble’s phonetic system is quite unlike that of any natural language, when faced with the text that generates the sound, the listener has the sensation of ‘hearing’ speech.

Alex McLean is a programmer and live coding musician. He is co-founder of the dorkbotlondon meetings on electronic art, the TOPLAP organisation for the proliferation of live algorithm programming and the runme software art repository. He is also a PhD student at Goldsmiths College, within the Intelligent Sound and Music Systems group. Continue reading


Dec 1, 2008
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Net_Music_Weekly: Montréal Sound Map

montsoundmap.jpgThe Montréal Sound MapCall for Participation: Sound maps are in many ways the most effective auditory archive of an environment, touching on political, artistic, cultural, historical, and technological aspects. Montréal Sound Map’s aim is to create an archival database of sound recordings from all over Montréal.

They are accepting all (unprocessed) audio recordings (past and present) of Montreal’s sound environments. As they gather submissions, they will be placing them into a browsable tagging system based on criteria including: Sound Source (characteristics); Location (borough, neighbourhood, municipality); Date (time of day, month, day of week, year, season); Environment Type (park, metro, indoors, outdoors, etc…); Equipment (recording device, microphone, etc…). Files can be uploaded through the form on the ‘Uploads’ section of the website. Continue reading


Nov 17, 2008
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Net_Music_Weekly: “Rehearsal 2008” by Liliana Porter

porter.jpgDia Art Foundation presents Rehearsal 2008 by Liliana Porter: From the press release: “Drawing from an extensive collection of figurines, knickknacks and toys … Porter presents a cast of toy chicks singing “La donna è mobile” (Woman is fickle) from Giuseppe Verdi’s 1851 opera Rigoletto. The chicks begin in chorus, but viewers can cut to “solos” by clicking any of the individual chicks, and then return to the chorus where they left off. Each chick’s audio track of the song is a unique interpretation, ranging from Tango to a panhellenic guitar version to a 1907 rendition by Enrico Caruso. The soundtrack is by Sylvia Meyer, with whom Porter has collaborated on her video projects. Continue reading


Nov 6, 2008
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Net_Music_Weekly: Sonic Cubes

cubes.jpgBabbling / Sounding / Noising Cubes by Catherine Béchard and Sabin Hudon :: November 8 – December 13, 2008 :: November 8; 5:00 pm :: OBORO, 4001 Berri, 3rd floor, Montreal, QC, CA.

The Cubes à sons / bruits / babils (Sonic Cubes) are pleasant-to-touch wooden objects containing a multitude of sounds and composing together an acoustic vocabulary. By holding them in your hand and turning them in all directions, you discover their contents and, in the course of manipulating them, unexpected and unpredictable associations and entanglements occur that you can model as you wish. Sighing, coughing, sneezing, leaves rustling, thunder, car humming, water gurgling in metal pipes, door banging — brief and fleeting stories thus unfold and fold, each time reinvented, starting from a tactile, visual and sound object. Continue reading


Oct 30, 2008
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Net_Music_Weekly: Submersed Songs

submersed1.jpgSubmersed Songs (2008), by Vivian Caccuri, an artist from São Paulo, Brazil, is a sound installation that generates MP3 player remixes through the movements of four live fish. The animals’ movements and the proximity among them work as a parameter for mixing and spatializing the sound output of MP3 players (iPod’s and others) of the visitors in real time. This system constantly mashes-up two different songs recorded by different users. The two tracks are submitted to different modification processes, building a real time continuity between the swimming of the carp fish and the levels of distortion — which can vary from an intense reverberation to a simulation of hearing underwater. Continue reading


Oct 14, 2008
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