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Live Stage: Tetsu Kondo [nl Eindhoven]

Upgrade! Eindhoven: Tetsu Kondo (Japan) :: March 14, 2010; 8:00 -10:30 pm (doors open 7:30) :: Temporary Art Centre, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The next Upgrade! Eindhoven presents Albert van Abbe and MAD Artist in Residence, Tetsu Kondo discussing Kondo’s work and vision. Kondo is an artist, musician and researcher whose work includes drawing, installations and musical instrument design. He is currently teaching at Tokyo Polytechnic University.

Kondo will also demonstrate his Dendraw, a software instrument he developed, that transforms the beauty of visual programming into live interactive sound performances. The Dendraw generates specific sine waves depending on screen position. Continue reading


Mar 8, 2010
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Live Stage: Andrea Parkins [us NYC]

andrea.jpgAndrea Parkins :: February 14, 2010; 10:00 – 11:00 pm :: WKCR – 89.9 in NYC or online.

For her performance on WKCR, Parkins will be playing amplified objects, electronic accordion, and laptop electronics/live processing. Andrea Parkins is a New York-based composer, sound/installation artist and interactive electronics performer internationally acclaimed for her uniquely gestural and textural approach to her electronically-processed accordion and inventive use of customized live sound processing. Together, her laptop electronics and Fender-amped accordion create a sonic language of lush harmonics, noisy concretized disruption, and soaring electronic feedback.

Parkins’ work has been presented in New York at the Whitney Museum of American Art (“Bitstreams” exhibition), The Kitchen (“New Sound/New York”), Diapason, Roulette and Experimental Intermedia; and at contemporary music, sound, and intermedia festivals/venues throughout the US and Europe, and in Latin America and Asia. Continue reading


Feb 7, 2010
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Diamouses Platform for Networked Music [gr Crete]

musicians-copy.jpgThe growing need for innovative network-collaboration environments for live music performance has been a challenging field for a number of academic and research institutes throughout the world. Among them, the Department of Music Technology and Acoustics of the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Crete, in Greece has contributed to network music research through the development of the DIAMOUSES platform.

DIAMOUSES provides a generic platform that aims at encouraging diverse applications and services relating to networked music performance, such as: Continue reading


Dec 28, 2009
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Congratulations Furtherfield: Visitors Studio wins the Grand Prize

visitors.jpgNetarts.org (aka Art on the Net) run by the Art on the Net steering committee and the Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts has awarded VisitorsStudio the Grand Prize 2009.

VisitorsStudio is a real-time, multi-user, online arena for creative ‘many to many’ dialogue, interviews, networked performance and collaborative polemic. Through simple and accessible facilities, the VisitorsStudio web-based interface allows users to upload, manipulate and collage their own audio-visual files with others’, to remix existing media. Providing a platform for the exploration of collective creativity for both emergent and established artists from a diverse array of geographical locations and social contexts. Continue reading


Nov 16, 2009
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Live Stage: Collision Zone Live [it Venice]

unknown.jpegCollision Zone Live by Gast Bouschet and Nadine Hilbert w/Otobong Nkanga and Y.E.R.M.O. — Premiere at Philharmonie Luxembourg :: November 29, 2009; 8:00 pm :: Installation at Luxembourg Pavilion Ca’ del Duca, 3052 Corte del Duca Sforza, 30124 San Marco Venice, until November 22, 2009.

Every thing must have a beginning, and that beginning must be linked to something that went before…

Collision Zone Live will mix field recordings of natural and urban sounds with improvised music by Y.E.R.M.O. and intuitive vocals by Otobong Nkanga. The show will include large screen projections of videos recorded at the edge of Europe: satellites, radars and surveillance patrols, brutalist architecture, informal human settlements, geological imagery of mountains and caves, steaming volcanic craters, insect hunters and their prey… Continue reading


Nov 9, 2009
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Live Stage: Crossing the Line 2009: Metamkine [us NYC, NY]

metamkine.jpgThe French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in partnership with Anthology Film Archives presents :: Crossing the Line 2009: Metamkine in a “film live” performance piece :: Friday, September 18, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. :: FIAF, Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues), NY, NY :: $15, FIAF Members; $20 Non-Members :: Tickets: fiaf.org | 212 307 4100 (Ticketmaster)Information: fiaf.org | 212 355 6160

Their performances have a visceral impact that does not bypass the brain.” – Cellist and composer Tom Cora

The genre-morphing, musico-cinematic ensemble Metamkine arrives from France fully amped for their latest “film live” performance piece. Presented by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in partnership with Anthology Film Archives, the event is part of FIAFís Crossing the Line 2009 festival, celebrating French and American artists working to transform cultural practices on both sides of the Atlantic. Continue reading


Sep 14, 2009
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Zbigniew Karkowski Workshop [de Berlin]

karkowski.jpgTheoretical and Aesthetic Approaches to Composition – a 2-Day Workshop with Zbigniew Karkowski :: November 2-3 ,2009 :: NK Elsenstr. 52 2HH 2Etage, Berlin :: Fee: 100 :: Number of participants is limited to 15 :: Register – enka_nk [at] gmx.de .

Born in Krakow, Poland, in 1958, Zbigniew Karkowski is one of the most significant artists working in the field of experimental and contemporary music. For the first time in Berlin, he will give a workshop for sound artists, musicians or composers who are interested in his approach to composition and live performance on both the technical and formal level. This workshop gives the participants an opportunity to gain insight into the working methods of one of the most challenging composers / performers of electronic music today. Continue reading


Sep 13, 2009
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Listening To History: On the Musical Culture of Australia

rose.jpgListening To History: Some Proposals for Reclaiming the Practice of Live Music by Jon Rose. Written for Leonardo Music Journal, Volume 18, 2008. This article is available for free download from the MIT Press website.

ABSTRACT: The author explores the vibrant, but often hidden, unorthodox musical culture of Australia, recounting little known movements, events, dates, personalities and Aboriginal traditions. He urges the listener to investigate and value this unique and fecund musical history, and in so doing, find models that are relevant to solving the dilemmas of a declining contemporary music practice. Continue reading


Sep 9, 2009
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Plateaux Festival 2009 [pl Toruń + Bydgoszcz]

Plateaux Festival :: November 19 – 22, 2009 :: Poland.

A 4-day festival presenting the world’s leading groundbreaking multimedia artists, praised and prize-winning audiovisual and VJ art, experimental films, and live electronic and electroacoustic music. A fully interactive event, Plateaux will be spread across Poland’s two adjacent and culturally rich cities of Toruń and Bydgoszcz, combining a number of different venues to create the widest possible range of multimedia and audiovisual performances.

Plateaux is committed to providing an extra depth of experience beyond simple spectatorship. For this reason, artists performing during the festival will also act as guide and teachers in workshops, lectures and discussions, addressing the theoretical, practical and technical aspects of audiovisual domain. Continue reading


Sep 2, 2009
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Practice, Participation & Method in Live Electronic Music [uk London]

speakers.jpgOutside the Box: Practice, Participation & Method in Live Electronic Music Conference :: November 16, 2009 :: City University London :: Call for Papers — Deadline: August 30, 2009.

Outside the Box is a one-day postgraduate conference at City University London, featuring paper sessions, a workshop, keynote speaker Leigh Landy, and an evening concert of live electronic music. Postgraduate researchers working in live electronics, from any perspective, are encouraged to submit abstracts for 20 minute presentations (see below for details). Continue reading


Jul 30, 2009
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