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Making Music: Kompoz

kompo-logo-273×75.gifFrom, Kompoz: Socially-Networked Music Creation by Eliot Van Buskirk, September 26, 2007.

Social networking is an activity in and of itself, but as the preponderance of applications and widgets on social networks indicates, things get a lot more interesting when there’s something to do other than adding friend after friend. For specialized activities like making music, it makes more sense to create an entire social network centered around the activity than to embed an application in an existing network. Continue reading

Oct 1, 2007
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randomtheorist.jpghalf/theory represents a loose collective of Australian and New Zealand artists and researchers involved in experimental music, emerging artforms, education, and esoteric research. half/theory provides extremely cheap web server space as a platform for representing some of the many dedicated and unique projects from Australia and New Zealand that would otherwise remain in obscurity. The half/theory shop provides a central marketplace for the world to obtain works by people in the collective. It is intended that the majority of these works will be self-published, sometimes in handmade or numbered editions, and only available in small quantities. half/theory was established by improvising musician and website administrator Scott Sinclair in 2003. Continue reading

Jun 21, 2007
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RedASLA: Interview by What is RedASLA? Rodrigo Sigal – RedAlsa: The Network for Latin-American Sonic Arts. Why was the RedASLA born? Rodrigo Sigal – RedAlsa: A group of composers wanted to be able to exchange experiences, music, information and be able to plan concerts, festivals, publications, etc… without always having to go through Europe or the USA. It is funny how nowadays more links between Latin-American composers working with technology are done in Europe than in Latin America. Continue reading

Jun 21, 2007
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circuitMusic by Jamie Allen

circuitmusic.jpgcircuitMusic, by Jamie Allen, is a platform for improvisational audio circuit building with raw op amp components. It is live audio circuit construction, signals laid bare and musical experimentation at its most unpredictable. The performance consists of the audio circuitry and breadboards, and is about a desire to find electronic music’s equivalent of banging two stones together.

Allen has performed variations on this idea at other shows in NYC and abroad over the past 5 years or so. More recently the piece has evolved into a dialog between DJ culture and experimental electronic music traditions. That is, he plays and mixes these circuits much like a DJ would. There is an often unspoken commonality in the histories of late 20th century electronic music performers and seminal turntable and DJ artists. Both cultures are based around the routing of musical signals as a creative act, and both are preoccupied with the “mis-use” of musical and technological artifacts. Continue reading

Jun 6, 2007
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Live Stage: Tate Modern [uk London]

Tate Modern: Free in the Turbine Hall :: Mathieu Briand SYS*011. Mie>AbE/SoS\ SYS*010, aka the Spiral + Moreproflou.jpg:: May 25, 17.00–18.00 pm and May 26, 10.00 am -18.00 pm.

SYS*011. Mie>AbE/SoS\ SYS*010, aka the Spiral is a sculptural sound installation and performance space created by the French artist Mathieu Briand (b1972). It comprises five turntables, one etching machine to burn new vinyl records, a matrix of four vinyl records on which sounds from machines and other samples have been etched into locked groove loops by the artist, two mixing desks and the possibility of plugging in up to seven additional instruments, laptops and other hardware. Mathieu Briand’s Spiral intends to create an alternative space within the museum structure. He envisions this installation as a “Temporary Autonomous Zone” (Hakim Bey) that would disrupt the traditional structure of the museum by deconstructing its hierarchies and altering its rules for a certain period of time. Continue reading

May 25, 2007
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Live Stage: VJ Theory [ca Vancouver, CA + online]

vjtheory.jpgIn collaboration with VIVO and VJ Theory, The Escape Artists presents INTERCONTINENTAL SKYPE DISCUSSION ON VJ THEORY (, PRACTICE AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS LOCALLY AND GLOBALLY :: 1-3 pm, Saturday, May 26th at the VIVO (Video In | Video Out), 1965 Main Street, Vancouver :: 604-872-8337

We expect this presentation will be of interest to practitioners and people interested in the area of vjing and realtime interaction (theorists, developers, programmers, artists, activists). This presentation/discussion hopes to create awareness and get people interested in the vjtheory project. We would also like to receive feedback from the participants on the work done so far and ways in which it could expand, specifically, what people want in terms of interacting with each other online about vjing. Continue reading

May 16, 2007
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VisitorsStudio is a real-time, multi-user, online arena for creative ‘many to many’ dialogue, interviews, networked performance and collaborative polemic. A project, the VisitorsStudio web-based interface allows users to upload, manipulate and collage their own audio-visual files with others’, to remix existing media. VisitorsStudio provides a platform for the exploration of collective creativity for both emergent and established artists from a diverse array of geographical locations and social contexts.

May 10, 2007
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shareglobal.jpgShare is a community for portable performers founded in 2001 by Barry Manalog, geoffGDAM and Newclueless that provides an open space for knowledge exchange and audio/visual performance. Every week we host a free multimedia jam open to all participants and observers. Walk-ins welcome.

Currently, Share events take place in New York City and San Diego, USA, Montreal, CA, and Wiesbaden, Germany. Share NYC’s non-profit status is made possible through the support of the New York Foundation for the Arts. Continue reading

May 7, 2007
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Crossfade: Network Music

league_cabala.gif Crossfade: Eternal Network Music – These two pieces use Phil Burk’s JSyn software synthesis and TransJam network music software. They require a one-time installation of the JSyn plugin in your browser. Clicking on the name of either piece will bring you to a page where you can quickly install these; or if they are already installed, a Java applet will automatically launch that prompts you to login to start a piece, or to join an ongoing one.

ETERNAL MUSIC, by Chris Brown: Up to four players at a time can change the harmony and motion of 8 modulated sine-wave oscillators, producing a richly vibrating drone. APERTURE, by John Bischoff, invites sonic exploration and play using a palette of textured noise. By executing mouse-based motions, players can shape large and small changes in the sonic fabric. Continue reading

Apr 11, 2007
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Synthecology: A Tele-Immersive Collaboration


Synthecology combines the possibilities of tele-immersive collaboration with a new architecture for virtual reality sound immersion to create a environment where musicians from all locations can interactively perform and create sonic environments.

Compose, sculpt, and improvise with other musicians and artists in an ephemeral garden of sonic lifeforms. Synthecology invites visitors in this digitally fertile space to create a musical sculpture of sythesized tones and sound samples provided by web inhabitants. Upon entering the garden, each participant can pluck contributed sounds from the air and plant them, wander the garden playing their own improvisation or collaborate with other participants to create/author a new composition.

As each new ‘seed’ is planted and grown, sculpted and played, this garden becomes both a musical instrument and a composition to be shared with the rest of the network. Every inhabitant creates, not just as an individual composer shaping their own themes, but as a collaborator in real time who is able to improvise new soundscapes in the garden by cooperating with other avatars from diverse geographical locations.
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Apr 5, 2007
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