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GOSUB10 announces the Substrate release!

gosub10.jpgTwo days ago, at Network Cultures Winter Camp, GOTO10’s new netlabel, GOSUB10, launched Substrate, its inaugural release. A 12-track compilation of music from across the electronic music genre, it features friends and family of the GOTO10 collective, illustrating the strong networks by which the label will grow and providing insight into future directions.

Substrate features tracks by: Earweego, krgn, vacca, 0xA, Bazterrak, Frank Barknecht, Yee-King, Soudo, Julian Brook, Martin Howse, Rob Canning and Ultrageranium. Download the whole album or listen to tracks here [requires VLC media player]. Stay tuned for the release of the source code. Continue reading

Mar 10, 2009
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Workshop on Audiovisuals [de Berlin]

strain-mff-02-small.jpg [spectre] xxxxx_micro_research workshops: A new series of workshops at xxxxx_micro_research [Berlin], an independent research centre focusing on the expanded construction and experience of free software and open hardware :: March 7, 2009: Audiovisuals with SuperCollider [with Fredrik Olofsson] :: xxxxx_micro_research, pickledfeet, Linienstrasse 54, Berlin 10119.

March 7; 2:00 pm: Audiovisuals with SuperCollider [with Fredrik Olofsson] ::syn-er-gy | noun | the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects. [OED] — A one-day workshop in which we explore synergies in the form of very direct and one-to-one relationships or mappings between sound and image. Continue reading

Mar 3, 2009
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PdCon09 [br Sao Paulo]

pdcon09.jpgPdCon09 — Third International Puredata Convention :: July 19 – 26, 2009 :: Sao Paulo, Brazil :: Call for Submissions — Deadline: March 15, 2009.

Puredata, or just Pd, is an open source tool for multimedia programming. Because of its open source nature, much of its development result from a community effort of developers worldwide. Some centers do have more people engaged, like the places that held the two previous conventions. The first convention took place in Graz, Austria, in 2004. The second happened in Montreal, Canada, in 2007. It is a great satisfaction that we continue this event by bringing it to yet another continent, with the intent to promote the formation of an important group of developers locally. Continue reading

Feb 23, 2009
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NAISA Workshops [ca Toronto]

naisa.jpgNAISA Workshops :: December 2008 and January 2009 :: All workshops @ the NAISA space (equipment provided), Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Studio #252, Toronto :: Pre-registration required :: Call 416 652 5115 or email naisa [at] to register.

Dec 7th, 1-4pm, $25: INTRODUCTION to LINUX and Open Source Software for sound production with Hector Centeno — Open Source software is available to anyone for free. This workshop is directed to anyone using computers for sound art, electroacoustic music or any other digital music/sound creation giving participants a walk through some of the available Open Source options for digital music and audio production. Continue reading

Dec 11, 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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fluxus.jpgFluxus is a rapid prototyping, livecoding and playing / learning environment for 3D graphics, sound and games. Extends PLT Scheme with graphical commands and can be used within its own livecoding environment or from within the DrScheme IDE. Builds for Linux (and sometimes OSX), and released under the GPL license.

Fluxus reads live audio, midi or OSC network messages which can be used as a source of animation data for realtime performances or installations. Keyboard or mouse input can also be read for games development, and a physics engine is included for realtime simulations of rigid body dynamics. Continue reading

Sep 18, 2008
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Pure Data Workshop [de Berlin]

byte10.jpgxxxxx workshop: You’ve got Pluggability. Pure Data in the Summer :: 29-31 August, 2008 :: xxxxx/pickledfeet, Linienstrasse 54, 10119 Berlin.

Pure Data (Pd) presents the ultimate, free software environment for sheer audio, video and hardware pluggability, patching and piping. Pd provides the basis for all manner of audiovisual performance and trans-media installation, as well as satisfying the artistic quest for heady experimentation and improvisation. Yet few artists take the time to master a solid foundation in this graphical programming environment. Continue reading

Jul 17, 2008
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Situated Technologies Pamphlets 2

urb1.jpgSituated Technologies Pamphlets 2: Urban Versioning System 1.0 :: Matthew Fuller and Usman Haque with illustrations by David Cuesta :: now available from

The second volume of the Situated Technologies Pamphlet Series asks the question: what lessons can architecture learn from software development, and more specifically, from the Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) movement? Written in the form of a quasi-license, Urban Versioning System 1.0 posits seven constraints that, if followed, will contribute to an open source urbanism that radically challenges the conventional ways in which cities are constructed. Continue reading

Jun 25, 2008
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Live Stage: WiiWhorld [us Boston, MA]

axiom.jpgAXIOM presents: A Live Experimental Sound and Video Performance :: June 26, 2008; 8:00 pm :: AXIOM, Green Street Subway (“T”) station on the Orange line, at the corner of Amory and Green Streets, Boston.

Brian Dudak, Frank W. Carroccino and WiiWhorld – presented by Chris Korda, Jeff Mission, and Jen Rosselli: WiiWhorld translates human movement into digital art – using the Nintendo Wiimote as a real-time controller for the visual software synth Whorld. The WiiWhorld project, which is built upon the principles of free, open-source software and low-cost, readily available technologies, empowers people to explore modern technology as a means of personal expression.

Jun 23, 2008
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Open Source City Micro- Festival [uk Liverpool]

opensourcecity.jpgLIVERPOOL will host the Open Source City Micro- Festival:: a micro-festival of open source practice in the production of media art and music :: June 20 – 22, 2008 :: 40-42 Slater St, Liverpool L1 4BX.

folly and SoundNetwork are kicking off the Summer with an exciting collaboration bringing a micro-festival of art and music to Liverpool, as part of the European Capital of Culture.

Liverpool has a strong history of doing innovative things with electricity, from the birth of the power grid (Sebastian Ferranti) to the early computer games industry (Psygnosis, Ocean, and ZTT). Liverpool also has a formidable musical legacy inevitably centered around the pop phenomenon of The Beatles but which spans every musical genre from classical to electro. Continue reading

May 13, 2008
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