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Dec 6, 2007
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Live Stage: Disparate Bodies [ie Belfast, Hamburg, Graz]

avatar_pink_3.jpgUpcoming on November 29th, 2007 at 8pm [UK Time] a novel network performance concert called Disparate Bodies between three different sites in Europe. The sites are: Belfast (Sonic Arts Research Centre); Hamburg (Hochschule für Musik und Theatre); and Graz (Insitut für Elektronische Musik and Akustik).

Disparate Bodies will be also be streamed into Second Life. This unique event showcases strategies for performance over the network including instrumental, audio-visual and laptop work. The event features music by John Cage, a network piece by Pedro Rebelo and structured improvisations with a distributed instrumental sextet and a laptop trio. Continue reading

Nov 2, 2007
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Unveiled Presence – Secret Sounds 2

unveiledpresence.jpgUnveiled Presence – Secret Sounds 2 by Natalie Bewernitz & Marek Goldowski @ Lab 30 – In the sound installation »Unveiled presence« the »yelling and crying« sounds of the New York subway are processed. This very sustained and squeaking sounds can be even heard above the ground by the ventilation shafts in many places and therefore form an unmistakable component of the city soundscape. From recordings at different crosspoints of the underground rail system these sounds are worked out and arranged in a composition.

Also see UNVEILED PRESENCE (secret sounds 1v), a virtual version in Second Life that also gives a preview of a future real life installation.

Oct 17, 2007
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Live Stage: LIVE 2007 [ca Vancouver, BC]

live_roll.gifThe following performances from The LIVE Performance Art Biennale in Vancouver, BC, will be broadcast live to your browser :: OCTOBER 17 at 8:00 p.m. :: Racquel De Loyola & Mideo Cruz :: OCTOBER 20: Morris / Trasov & Artur Tajber :: CLICK HERE to see the webcast during the performance times.

The LIVE Performance Art Biennale was born Live at the End of the Century, a one-time festival celebration of the 20th anniversary of the legendary 1979 Living Art Festival; a milestone in the long, rich and dynamic history of performance art in Vancouver. Continue reading

Oct 14, 2007
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Live Stage: iMAL [be Brussels]

thegate_01.jpgSecond Front, The Gate :: October 4, 2007; 6:00 pm :: iMAL, Brussels – Through the Gate installation, Second Front will perform live from Second Life directly projected in iMAL (related post) new public space; and the Brussels public will become performers in Second Life.

ESPACES CROISES + PYROGENESIS (FR) – October 5, 2007; 8:30 pm :: iMAL invites Pascal Baltazar and Mathieu Chamagne, two artists supported by GMEA, the musical research group of Albi. They will play personal compositions where they explore new types of gestural interfaces for controlling multi-channel computer-based sound processes Continue reading

Sep 27, 2007
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Reblogged Audiospace 2007

2007agm.jpgExtended through November 2007 – Audiospace 2007 features the work of Chantal Dumas, who was commissioned by Open Space New Music to write the Audiospace 2007 Call for Submissions and to create a sound piece for the Audiospace web gallery.

The Call for Submissions by Chantal Dumas was sent electronically to audio, media and art lists and was active from April to June 15, 2007. 17 submissions were received and include an eclectic array of electronic, recorded acoustic and mixed works from solo artists, duos and ensembles, one of which is performed by an Avatar Orchestra by way of the Second Life virtual reality site. Continue reading

Sep 18, 2007
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Live Stage: Seventeen Unsung Songs [at Linz + Second Life]

unsungsongs3.jpgSeventeen Unsung Songs: East of Odyssey (37, 89, 32) by Adam Nash (aka Adam Ramona) :: Press launch: September 1; Public launch: September 8 (through through November 1) to coincide with an Ars Electronica linkup performance.

Odyssey presents a site specific installation by Australian artist Adam Nash (aka Adam Ramona in Second Life). Occupying most of an entire sim, Seventeen Unsung Songs is an artwork consisting of one large central piece, with 16 smaller pieces that are distributed throughout a forested landscape. These are interactive, immersive audio visual works based on a 16 tone rational scale, which Adam Nash devised. Viewers experience the exhibition by wandering through the wooded sim to find pieces like “the Moaning Columns of Longing” nestled in a grove of Euclyptus.
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Aug 31, 2007
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The Significance of Music in Second Life

screenshot.jpgThe Significance of Music in Second LifeThis post to the empyre list was co-written John von Seggern with J. LeRoy: Music has always been a social art form, created and enjoyed by people in groups. Some argue that music was one of the primary means by which early groups of humans communicated and maintained the social bonds that held their communities together.

Since the invention of music recording however, about a century ago, technological developments have made the experience of music a more and more private activity. Once music could be purchased for listening at home, the possibility of enjoying music in private by yourself became a more and more popular alternative to attending performances. Continue reading

Aug 14, 2007
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Reblogged Live Stage: Das Kleine Field Recordings Festival [de online + Berlin]

chi5_001.jpgDas Kleine Field Recordings Festival in Second Life :: On the 10th of August will Rinus van Alebeek’sDas Kleine Field Recordings Festival take place on Odyssey Island on Second Life. This is in parallel with the ongoing Berlin festival happenings at RAUM. The audience at RAUM will be able to follow the Second Life program from video beamer and surround audio system. The festival is going on for all August on different dates and locations and the 10th August is a special radio and Second Life day. The program is not all set yet, but some of the artists that will be heard at RAUM (either on location or from remote audio streams) are these: Continue reading

Jul 20, 2007
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A Rose Heard at Dusk

rose_heard_at_dusk.jpgA Rose Heard at Dusk is an interactive audiovisual sculpture for Second Life by Adam Nash. Access the sculpture in the gallery below the Opera House, on Big Pond’s Ponderosa Island. You will need the free Second Life software.

Using many of the possibilities unique to the Second Life medium, A Rose Heard At Dusk is a participatory artwork that turns visitors into performers. It was designed specifically for the cavern space under the Opera House on Big Pond Island. The work is designed to be “played” by visitors avatars. Walking, flying and jumping through the space, avatars create a unique audiovisual composition, different every time. Colours and sounds combine to create a spatially immersive musical and visual experience. Continue reading

Jul 19, 2007
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