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Live Stage: Rafael Toral [us Troy, NY]

toral.jpgRafael Toral: The Space Program :: May 8, 2009; 8:00 pm :: EMPAC, 110 8th Street, Troy, NY.

From Lisbon, musician Rafael Toral presents a collection of his Space Studies, a series of works exploring different combinations of gestural control and sonic palette. Each study is an interdependent spatial and aural exploration that together create an instrument of Toral’s own design. These instruments require visible performance techniques that in many cases are more akin to dance than to what we think of as part of a laptop or electronic music performance (clicking, knobbing, mousing, buttoning). Continue reading


Apr 30, 2009
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Live Stage: A House in Bali [id Ubud, Bali]

bali.jpgA House in Bali is a new dance-opera by composer Evan Ziporyn, with a libretto by Real Time Opera’s Paul Schick.

Featuring an all-star international cast of vocalists, dancers, and musicians, it traces the roots of the west’s century-long infatuation with Bali, through the true story of three westerners – composer Colin McPhee, anthropologist Margaret Mead, and artist Walter Spies – during their 1930s sojourn in Bali. This stunning, multi-media spectacle brings together the finest ensembles of east and west: a 15-piece Balinese gamelan directed by the dynamic Dewa Ketut Alit, the Bang on a Can All-Stars with guest violinist Todd Reynolds, Balinese choreography by the enchanting Kadek Dewi Aryani, wayang shadow puppets, and high-tech projections converge, pushing all boundaries of theatrical innovation. Continue reading


Mar 30, 2009
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Live Stage: Telematic Skip [Boston, Chicago, Taiwan, online]

skip.jpgTelematic Skip – Experimental SimulSkype: Boston, Chicago, Taiwan :: January 9, 2009; 11:00 pm – 12:30 am (EST) … Chicago: 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm (CST) … Taiwan: 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm (Saturday) :: Mobius, 725 Harrison Ave., Boston.

Telematic Skip, instigated by Dan Godston (CHICAGO – Brown Rice), involves performers who are in remote locations with a live audio and video feed between those locations. The initial plan is to use Skype but this could change to another live medium for communication depending on the circumstances — stay tuned. Telematic Skip will be broadcast live, at live. Continue reading


Jan 7, 2009
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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: The Special Player [dk Copenhagen]

specialplayer.jpgThe Shaidon Effect presents: The Special Player Tour … Live @ Halfmachine 2008 :: July 24, 2008; 8:00 pm to midnight :: Kulturkajen Docken, Faergehavnsvej 35, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark.

02L’s live performing project The Shaidon Effect (DJ and live set) will cast a burning session of the nowadays well known THE SPECIAL PLAYER project. Kulturkajen finds itself on the harbour near midtown. It’s a flexible space dedicated to expos, theatrical and music events. This year it will be used as an overland extension location of the 480 tons barge which has hosted for all this year the headquarter of HALF MACHINE collective. Continue reading


Jul 22, 2008
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Documentary on dubstep premieres

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgSyC6me-jQ&eurl=http://audioculture.org/[/youtube]Bassweight is the first feature documentary to tackle the much talked about subject of dubstep music. Continue reading


Jul 2, 2008
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Live Stage: Figment on Governor’s Island [us NY]

tub.jpgFIGMENT :: Governor’s Island :: June 27, 28, 29, 2008 :: Ferries run from The Battery Maritime Building located adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry in Lower Manhattan. Admission and ferry to the island are free. Find a schedule here.

There will be a fundraiser on Saturday night, 6 pm to midnight, at Castle Clinton in Battery Park ($10 donation). Everyone is invited!

FIGMENT is a celebration of creative culture from June 27-29, 2008 on Governors Island in New York Harbor. It provides an open forum for artists, helps build a creative community, and fosters participatory and public art. Continue reading


Jun 23, 2008
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Livestage: Jason Freeman’s Flock at 01sj [us San Jose, CA]

0746001-p1-075_large.jpegJason Freeman’s Flock at the Zero1 Festival :: June 5 @ 8 pm :: June 6 @ 8 pm :: June 7 @ 4 pm and 6 pm :: MACLA :: 510 South First Street, San Jose.

In Flock, music notation, electronic sound, and video animation are all generated in real time based on the locations of musicians, dancers, and audience members as they move and interact with each other. Computer vision software analyzes video from an overhead camera to determine the location of each participant, and this data is used to create music notation for four jazz saxophonists, to render a video animation, and to generate an electronic soundtrack. By inviting the audience to help create the unique music and visuals for each performance, Flock seeks to reconcile concert performance with the dynamics of collaborative creation, multi-player games, and social networks to create an engaging live event. Continue reading


May 29, 2008
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Live Stage: Resident Show at LEMUR [us Brooklyn, NY]

cropped1.jpgApril ReSiDeNt Show: New Works, New Instruments, New Artists :: Featuring new works by Dafna Naphtali, Andrew Schneider and Simon Morris :: at LEMURplex, 461 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, between 9th & 10th Streets :: Friday, May 2nd :: 8 pm – 11 pm :: $5 at the door

Dafna Naphtali is a sound-artist and improviser-composer from an eclectic musical background. As singer/guitarist/electronic-musician she performs and composes using custom sound processing of voice and other instruments. Besides her composing and improvised projects, she co-leads the digital chamber punk ensemble What is it Like to be a Bat? with Kitty Brazelton (http://www.whatbat.org) and has collaborated/performed with Lukas Ligeti, David First, Joshua Fried, Continue reading


Apr 30, 2008
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Live Stage: The Special Player [de Berlin]

tsp-test2.jpgShare Festival & 02l > Outside Standing Level @ Transmediale Festival Berlin 2008 presents: The Special Player, augmented environment in algorithmic contextualized music and The Shaidon Effect DJ Set Event Session at C-Base Berlin, Rungestrasse 20 – 2. HH – 10179 Berlin.

The Special Player is an interactive performance in the context of transmediale 08 – conspire. Involving a sophisticated responsive motion tracking environment, four contemporary dancers and its visitors, The Special Player explores a massively disquieting conspirative narration. Continue reading


Feb 1, 2008
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