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Live Stage: “Vessel” by Esther Venrooy [us NYC]

esther.jpgDiapason gallery for sound and intermedia presents Vessel by Esther Venrooyfield recordings drifting on sound waves, a multi-channel sound installation :: October 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2008; 2:00 – 8:00 pm :: 882 Third Avenue, 10th floor, Brooklyn (Sunset Park).

Vessel is a spatial composition consisting of field recordings of cargo ships, drifting on sound waves. The piece will be presented at Diapason as a site-specific multi-channel sound installation.

Esther Venrooy (1974, Rosmalen, The Netherlands) is a composer and sound artist working in the field of electronic music. After completing studies in classical saxophone, Venrooy attended the European Dance Development Center (Arnhem) as a composer in residence, where she began employing electronic and digital techniques in pieces aimed at choreography and stage performance. Continue reading


Oct 1, 2008
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Ars Telefonica [ro Bucharest]

arstelefonica.jpgArs Telefonica :: until October 30, 2008 :: Centre for Visual Introspection, 16 Biserica Enei, Bucharest, District 1, Romania.

Scheduled to take place with regularity in Bucharest, involving with each edition new curatorial formats, Ars Telefonica is conceived as a temporary platform for exhibition display which proposes a re-reading of the connections settled in a specific context between art, its venue and audience. The decision of the curators to appropriate for this edition a temporary space for exhibition display – the phone booth – responds to the actual request of the local art scene to search for new contexts of dissemination of contemporary art and to establish a community of interest for this cultural sector.

The question dropped by the project is to which extend a temporary platform of this kind can disturb the behavior of the art public, the accidental public or of the partners participating directly to contemporary art production? Do these spaces have a potential in facilitating or in speeding up the process of social and cultural exchange? Continue reading


Sep 30, 2008
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Nina Katchadorian’s “The Marfa Jinges”

9242008-nk1.jpgSuzan Sherman: In the past your work has focused on the natural world, and toying with the intricate and seemingly set systems within that world. But for this project, The Marfa Jingles, you’ve honed in on Marfa, Texas — the systems of shops and business and organizations that are this tiny town’s glue. Like some of your other work, your jingles seem to be an attempt at organizing and arranging (you’re literally arranged the music and the lyrics for them). At the same time, I would have never expected you to come up with a project of writing and producing a series of audio advertisements. How did this idea come about for you?

Nina Katchadourian: I’m often looking at the natural world, but just as often I’m looking at the human and social world. The Marfa Jingles looks at the town as a social structure — as a place where people live, work, and run businesses and organizations. I’ve kind of collected Marfa, and used the project as a vehicle to get to know the town. Continue reading


Sep 26, 2008
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Jeff Talman – A Play of Flows [it Genoa]

talman.jpgJeff TalmanA Play of Flows – The Mediterranean Sea “tuned” to a Genovese landmark :: October 23–November 4, 2008 :: Galleria Mazzini, Genoa, Italy.

Galleria Mazzini, the elegant 19th Century architectural gem in the heart of Genoa, Italy, serves as the framing space for international artist Jeff Talman’s newly commissioned installation A Play of Flows. The work’s sonic environment, based on site resonance and the nearby Mediterranean Sea, initiates a meditation on the contributing currents that enliven this spectacular urban site. Recorded at a nearby Genoese beach, crashing wave sounds provide the sonic source material for the installation. Talman filtered these sounds to align them with the resonant frequencies or “tuning” of the Galleria. The sea wave sounds, shaped into a series of spatial and site-harmonic progressions, engage the architecture as the “voice” of the sea sings in the Galleria, turning it into a vast resonating instrument. Continue reading


Sep 19, 2008
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Live Stage: Seth Cluett [us Providence, RI]

rumour-web.jpgThe Brown University Department of Visual Art presents: Seth Cluett – Visiting Artist Lecture :: September 23, 2008; 5:00 pm :: List Art Center, Room 225, Brown University, Providence, RI.

Seth Cluett is a composer and visual artist whose work includes photography, drawing, video, sound installation, concert music, performance, and theoretical writing. His pieces are an exploration of the role of sound in everyday life. Operating at the boundary between the auditory and other senses, his work engages sound’s ability to be both collectively shared and distinctly personal. Many of his pieces investigate the acoustic signature of specific locations, where sound is experienced as an activity (audio tourism), architectural property, or as geological process. Continue reading


Sep 18, 2008
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ELSEWHERENESS:YOKOHAMA

yokohama5.jpgELSEWHERENESS:YOKOHAMA by Anders Weberg and Robert Willim – created for Dislocate08, this audio-visual work is intended to evoke imaginary geographies. The film is made solely from Yokohama-related audio and video found on the web. This material has been manipulated and composed into a suggestive imaginary journey through an estranged landscape. The film can be downloaded into a media player or mobile phone and enjoyed when walking around the surroundings of Yokohama. The work deals with questions of media representations and site specificity. It calls forth the sometimes whirling experiences of elsewhereness that may characterize societies of today. Continue reading


Aug 20, 2008
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Interview: Jeff Talman

Jeff Talman - Photo by Ginger MarleyJeff Talman’s sound installations focus on notions of “self-reflexive resonance”, often using no other sound source than the natural ambient resonance of the installation site. His works also have a strong visual component, owing to his dual backgrounds in music and the visual arts. His latest work, “A Play of Flows” premiers on October 23, 2008 at the Galleria Mazzini in Genoa, Italy. Talman was awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Sound Art in 2006 and was a recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Award in Computer Arts in 2003. He currently resides in Manhattan.

Due to the nature of his pieces, Talman does not provide sound samples on his website – the pieces are simply too site-specific to experience in any other way than first-hand. As such, we will only be providing photos and discussion with this interview.

Peter Traub: Before you began creating sound installations in the mid 1990s, you were a more ‘traditional’ computer music composer and musician. Could you discuss how you made the transition into sound installation work? Was there a particular experience of a space or place that pushed you in this new direction? Continue reading


Aug 19, 2008
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Live Stage: Non-Event [us Boston]

380_kylebobbydunn.jpgNon-Event and Axiom present KYLE BOBBY DUNN, ALLISON MARIA RODRIGUEZ, THE PRESENT TENSE :: July 24, 2008; 8:00 pm :: AXIOM Center for New and Experimental Media, 141 Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA.

KYLE BOBBY DUNN is a young, New York-based minimalist composer and sound artist who draws his material from outdoor locations, generating sounds from site-specific environments and processing them using analog setups and a laptop. His latest full-length release, Fragments & Compositions is out now on Non-Event founder emeritus Rob Forman’s Sedimental label. Continue reading


Jul 17, 2008
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Live Stage: Tibor Szemző, Invisible Story [pl Wrocław]

szemzo.jpgTibor Szemző: Invisible Story, an Interactive audio-visual installation :: at the WRO Art Center, Widok Street, Wrocław, Poland :: Vernissage: July 19, 2008, 9:00 pm :: until July 27, 2008.

Invisible Story is a site specific, extensive, interactive installation created especially for WRO Art Center. It uses vintage and contemporary media technologies: a system of 8mm projectors (construction by Meopta from the 1970s), screening looped film sequences is steered by a matrix of ultrasound sensors that controls also the sound and light layers of the installation. The interactive component of the exhibition has been developed at WRO Art Center. Continue reading


Jul 16, 2008
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The Marfa Sessions [us Marfa TX]

ballroom.jpgThe Marfa SessionsEmily Jacir, Nina Katchadourian, Christina Kubisch, Louise Lawler, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Kaffe Matthews, neuroTransmitter, Dario Robleto, Steve Roden & Stephen Vitiello, Steve Rowell & Simparch, Deborah Stratman & Steven Badgett, Julianne Swartz :: September 27, 2008 – February 1, 2009 :: Ballroom Marfa, 108 E. San Antonio St., Marfa, TX :: Curated by Regine Basha, Rebecca Gates, and Lucy Raven :: With special performances and programs throughout the opening weekend, including a collaborative performance by Steve Roden & Stephen Vitiello and a discussion with authors David Toop and Josh Kun.

The Marfa Sessions is a series of sound projects embedded within the public spaces and private corners of Marfa to create a sonic portrait of this unusual West Texas town. Continue reading


Jul 8, 2008
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