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Live Stage: Experiments in the Studio [us NYC]

merce.jpgExperiments in the Studio: George Lewis Artificial Life 2007 (NYC premiere), Fast Forward 44 instructions (world premiere), Zeena Parkins Opus Araneum (world premiere), John King Triple Unity (world premiere) :: January 7, 2008; 8:30 pm :: Merce Cunningham Dance Company Studio, 55 Bethune Street :: FREE :: No reservations required.

Experiments in the Studio celebrates Merce Cunningham’s commitment to commissioning more new music by American composers than any other single choreographer, and the historic relationship between Merce Cunningham and John Cage, Founding Music Director of MCDC.


Jan 7, 2008
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Live Stage: Dancing in Second Life [us Chicago]

2108552940_e7e819178e.jpgDancing in Second LifeMixed Reality Performance in Second Life & Real Life – part of The International Society for Improvised Music (ISIM) Second Annual Conference: Building Bridges :: December 14, 2007; 2-3 pm EST / 20:00-21:00 GMT+1 :: Locations: online in Second Life: Funk Soup Theater, Gembong West, 31/75/551 and at Northwestern University School of Music, Lutkin Hall. Attendance is limited. RSVP with your Second Life name. First time in Second Life? Check out our SL help page.

In this session, Second Life avatars will dance with improvised music from Real Life at ISIM. Real Life performers are Pauline Oliveros – electronics, harmonica & small instruments with spoken word artist Ione & dancer Heloise Gold. Continue reading


Dec 13, 2007
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Performance Time 08: Call for Submissions [tr Istanbul]

galataperformsalon2.JPGPerformance Time 08 Istanbul :: March 24-30, 2008 :: Call for Submissions :: Deadline: January 15, 2008.

Galata Perform, an artist-run interdisciplinary performance venue in Istanbul, is organizing an event exploring new fields and approaches in performance. The aim is to bring together local and foreign artists from a number of disciplines, such as, performance art, experimental theatre, dance, music; all, which can be associated with the art of performance. Continue reading


Dec 7, 2007
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Live Stage: Flock [us Miami]

0746001-p1-075_large.jpegFlock, by Jason Freeman :: December 6-8, 2007 :: Carnival Center for the Performing Arts, Miami – during the Art | Basel | Miami Beach festival. Advance tickets are now on sale.

Flock is a full evening performance work for saxophone quartet, conceived to directly engage audiences in the composition of music by physically bringing them out of their seats and enfolding them into the creative process. During the performance, the four musicians and up to one hundred audience members move freely around the performance space. Continue reading


Nov 16, 2007
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The Musical Gestures Toolbox

dans-full.jpgBodily Movement and the Music Theory Paradigm: The University of Oslo Department of Musicology is developing the Musical Gestures Toolbox, a collection of applications with useful features for video and audio analysis. The toolbox is built with Max / MSP / Jitter from Cycling ’74, and will be available as standalone applications for Mac OS X and Windows, as well as the original patches.

It features: (1) Video capturing from USB/FW-cameras (2) Playback of video files (any QuickTime-readable format) (3) Adjustable resolution and playback rate (4) Brightness, contrast, saturation controls (5) Zoom, offset and displacement controls (6) Cropping functions (drag and crop) (7) Automatic cropping based on contraction (8) Computer vision analysis (9) Save snapshots and image sequences (10) Save video from the analysis (11) Contraction and centre of gravity (12) Audio analysis: spectrogram, sonogram, spectral centroid, noisiness, loudness… Continue reading


Aug 7, 2007
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IBM 1401, a User’s Manual Part I

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IBM 1401, a User’s Manual Part I – IBM 1401 Processing Unit Continue reading


Jun 29, 2007
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Live Stage: This Single Night of Summer [us NYC]

m_ae1a9b44e8c56a257b9e05f5e2ebed32.jpgTHIS SINGLE NIGHT OF SUMMER :: June 26, 8 p.m. :: $10 :: Gershwin Hotel, 7 East 27th St. btw 5th & Madison.

Dancer, illustrator, and Finnish multimedia impersario Pauliina Silvennoinen is host to a multimedia performance, with the work of Peter Kirn, Elise Knudson, Rebekah Morin, Sari Nordman, Malina Rauschenfels and Corky Has a Band. She describes it this way: “Floating through the changes of time, from ancient Finnish folklore through the 70’s and into the future. Dance, music, and video are the tour guides for this single night of summer, a voyage through the memories of erotic walruses and blind ogres.Continue reading


Jun 25, 2007
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Sotavento: Internet forest of sounding trees

sotsetup01.jpgSotavento–by The Tilt–is an artistic sound abstraction of the passionate and endless relationship between millions of trees and one single, inexorable wind, a wind that we all share. We establish an Internet-based, real-time movement communication between moving trees located in different countries. The trees’ “dance” is tracked down by two dual-axis accelerometers, each fixed to the tip of a branch. We use the complex branch movements to generate or to trigger sounds. In this installation a tree is a self-replicant sound maker of its own dance. The audience can perceive the relation between the “dance” of the tree and the music it produces. Even is there is no wind, the tree in Mexico can “ask” (via Internet) for movements to a tree in Italy and generate its sounds with this information. The sounds are to be listened thanks to a set of four speakers installed around the tree. [PDF] Continue reading


Jun 5, 2007
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RPM’s Remixed

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A Virtual Space “Sings”

RPM’s Remixed is a telematic, transdisciplinary performance based on remixing Alvin Lucier’s RPM’s score – integrating dance, video and sound improvisation between artists in New York, Tampa, and San Jose.

Alvin Lucier, a well-known composer of music and sound installations that explore natural phenomena and resonance, is renowned for making spaces “sing.” This piece explores the possibilities of using one of his scores to make a virtual space “sing” by using improvisational techniques as well as the natural feedback and delay created by streaming. Continue reading


Jan 24, 2007
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GypsyMIDI: Body as Musical Instrument

gypsey.pngThe Gypsy MIDI controller turns the human body into a musical instrument, gizmag, January 26, 2006.

Dance and music go together. Intuitively, we know they have common elements, and while we cannot even begin to understand what they are or how they so perfectly complement one another, it is clear that they are both are an expression of something deep and fundamental within all human beings. Both express things that words cannot – beyond intellect, they are perhaps two of the fundamental building blocks of human expression, common to the souls of all people. Which is why when we saw this machine which links the two, we knew there was something special brewing. Continue reading


Nov 8, 2006
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