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Live Stage: Birds on a Wire [us NYC]

hron.jpgBirds on a Wire performed by Terri Hron (Canada) – recorder/electronics :: November 10, 2008; 7:00 pm :: Harvestworks Digital Media Center, 596 Broadway #602, New York City.

Among bird fanciers the word record is used to signify the first essays of a bird in singing. Sir John Hawkins, in A General History of the Science and Practice of Music, 1776

Any set of transmitted electrical impulses received as a sound or image, e.g. via wires; the message conveyed by them. Wikipedia, Definition of Signal, 2006

Signal-based processing. Interactive improvisation environments. Real-time image to audio synthesizers. Recorder player Terri Hron walks the tightrope of new developments in computer-assisted composition and improvisation. Continue reading


Oct 31, 2008
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Live Stage: Radio Wonderland [us NYC]

radio1.jpgLe Petit Versailles presents MUSIC For (F)ALL SEASONS with Joshua Fried and The New York Oratorio with Richard Kostelanetz :: September 27, 2008; 3 – 11 pm :: Le Petit Versailles Garden, 346 East Houston Street, NYC.

RADIO WONDERLAND is Joshua Fried, performing solo live sound processing controlled by old shoes (he drums) or with sticks and a steering wheel (He’s a, er, wheel player). RADIO WONDERLAND turns live commercial FM radio into recombinant funk. All the sounds originate from an old boombox, playing radio LIVE. Nothing is pre-recorded; anything picked up during the performance is fair game until the end. All the processing is live custom DSP programmed by Joshua in the MaxMSP programming environment. But he hardly touches the laptop. Continue reading


Sep 26, 2008
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Live Stage: Issue Project Room [us Brooklyn]

pedals.jpgAsher Thal-Nir – Brendan Murray – Richard Garet :: August 23, 2008; 8:00 pm :: ISSUE PROJECT ROOM, 232 Third Street (on third ave), Brooklyn, NY.

This event will consist of a collaborative aural and visual live performance between Boston artists’ Asher Thal-Nir and Brendan Murray, and NYC artist Richard Garet. The show will range from combinations of solo, pair, and trio groups exploring the interconnected dialogue of improvised live sound and video performance. The sound can be expected to range from computer processing, micro-tonal, minimal drone, and phonography. The live moving-image will vary from a flickering and color field light processing to a static and minimal prerecorded footage. Continue reading


Aug 20, 2008
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David Morneau’s music podcasts to conclude

david_morneau.jpgDavid Morneau will bring his composition-a-day project, 60×365, to an end on June 30th. You can hear the conclusion by visiting http://60×365.com

Every day for the past year, Morneau has composed and posted a new sixty-second composition. That’s just over six hours of new music in sixty-second installments. For this project, Morneau explored a wide variety of musical styles and techniques, including musique concrète, sine wave synthesis, digital sampling, 8-bit constructions, process music, acousmatic composition, and post-techno beat manipulations. He found the requirement to make a new, complete piece every day an exhilarating challenge, and reveled in the constant variety of ideas the project embraced. This project began as a challenge to compose more, and ended up as an audio diary of the past year. Continue reading


Jun 17, 2008
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Live Stage: Immersion [uk London]

suero_01.jpgImmersionAlex Mein Smith, Con Brio, Gabriel Da Piaz, grohs, SS_R, and Suero :: February 7, 2008; 7 – 11 pm :: The Flea-Pit, 49 Columbia Road, London.

Immersion is a free-entry experimental music / sound-art event featuring a soundtrack of electronic atmospheres, noisescapes, pulses / rhythms and tones / drones. Immersion is an arena for new and established international artists performing live experimental electronic music; using laptops, synthesizers, field recordings, circuit-bent electronics and prepared/processed instruments. All sounds are partnered by stimulating projected visuals processed live and tailored for each performance. Continue reading


Jan 11, 2008
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Reblogged The Legendary 6 hour Breakout Hackathon

Bioluminescence

lesley_flanigan_blueicmc.jpgBioluminescence is a collaborative audio/visual project with Lesley Flanigan and Luke DuBois.

The voice has a unique role in our musical culture, bridging the linguistic and the semiotic in a way that transcends instrumentality through a highly personal embodiment of musicianship. The recorded female voice, in particular, has been the subject of academic investigation following its role in aesthetics (Adorno), cinema and psychology (Silverman) and feminist theory (De Laurentis). In electroacoustic music, the voice has a privileged place in our canon, providing a boundless source of material for sonic exploration from the tape works of Berio, Dodge, and Lansky through the composer-performer repertoire of Joan LaBarbera and Pamela Z. Continue reading


Dec 7, 2007
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Live Stage: Famous Actors [us NYC]

fa_mainpic.jpgObject Collection presents FAMOUS ACTORS, experimental music / theater :: June 17-19, and 21-23, 2007 :: Ontological Theater, St. Mark’s Church, 131 East 10th Street and 2nd Ave, NYC :: Tickets $12 with code word “cakes” :: 212.352.3101.

FAMOUS ACTORS is a performance / installation that applies the logic of experimental music to everyday human behavior. The actor is re-defined in a clinical context as someone who: 1) alters another’s state of consciousness through scientific means; 2) monitors something or someone closely; and 3) maintains calm in a complex situation. What results is an intricate arrangement of very familiar things. Featuring rhythmically notated gestures and conversations, field recordings and live vocal sampling / processing. Continue reading


Jun 19, 2007
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Live Stage: FAULTY by Andrea Parkins [us NYC]

parkins.jpgNew York Electronic Art Festival and Diapason gallery for sound and intermedia present: Andrea Parkins’ FAULTY (per-objective) :: Saturdays May 19 & 26, June 2 & 9; 6 pm – midnight :: Free admission :: 1026 Avenue of the Americas between 38th and 39th Streets, two blocks south of Bryant Park. Subways: 1, 2, 3, 9, B, D, F, Q, N, R, W to Times Square/42nd Street.

FAULTY (per-objective) is a multi-channel audio installation by Andrea Parkins. The work creates purposefully flawed sonic structures, built from a variety of sources, including sound recordings that document the specificity of objects – collected or invented – as they are set into motion. Continue reading


May 14, 2007
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Live Stage: Radio Wonderland Duets [us NYC]

jillcrop13.jpgRADIO WONDERLAND {–shoes, steering wheel, boombox, laptop–} {-turning live radio into recombinant funk-} :: “Computer sound processing controlled by steering wheel, shoes–do you call that a musical instrument?” Well, check out a couple of actual duets with two astounding downtown musicians. RADIO WONDERLAND MEETS THE MASTERS:

DAFNA NAPHTALI:: Music Technology Open House at Judson Church presented by the Music Technology Program @ NYU :: May 6, 2007; 8.30 pm :: Judson Church, 55 Washington Sq. South (between Thompson & Sullivan) :: Admission by donation (Free for NYU). DUET with Dafna Naphtali, voice and processing —She’s a prodigious processor, audio maven, virtuoso soprano, and a fixture in downtown’s free improv, new music, and laptop / alternative controller scenes. Continue reading


May 4, 2007
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