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Live Stage: Soundscapes of East London [uk London]

listeningdaymain_0001.jpgFruit for the Apocalypse debuts with Soundscapes of East London :: Preview: July 16, 2010; 8:00 pm :: Café Oto, 18-22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL :: Première: Secret Shoreditch Location (Secret Shoreditch Location linked to the Shoreditch Festival) :: July 18, 2010; 4:00 pm :: Soundscapes draws together an international group of Sound Artists and Choreographers to celebrate World Listening Day.

Soundscapes of East London is a music and dance event created by sixteen sound artists and choreographers exploring and responding to sounds heard in the East End of London. A major industrial intersection, goods and humans use East London’s busy roads to leave or enter the metropolis by land. Continue reading

Jul 10, 2010
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Net_Music_Weekly: Locustream Promenade

promenade.jpgLocustream Promenade — @ Festival MIMI, July 1-14, 2010, Marseille, Iles du Frioul, France — is a sound art installation composed of sonic beams (10 parabolic dishes equipped with sound speakers and small computers). The parabolas are suspended in the public space in such a way that a visitor only hears the sound from the beam when he or she is directly underneath it. Each beam plays a different stream from the Locustream project. The live streamed sounds are soundscapes coming from remote locations through the Internet. The space where the paraboles are hung is virtually connected to geo-distant spaces. By moving from one beam to another the audience walks through audio windows opening out onto a worldwide soundscape. Invited to take part in this experience the listener becomes conscious his or her immediate surroundings in a new way, perception of the local audio environment is modified. Continue reading

Jun 30, 2010
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World Listening Day

wfae_illustration.jpgYou are invited to participate in the first World Listening Day :: July 18, 2010; 12:00 am – 11:30 pm :: everywhere around the world, wherever you are, wherever there is sound.

The purposes of World Listening Day are:

• to celebrate the practice of listening as it relates to the world around us, environmental awareness, and acoustic ecology • to raise awareness about issues related to the World Soundscape Project, World Listening Project, World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, and individual and group efforts to creatively explore phonography • and to design and implement educational initiatives which explore these concepts and practices. Continue reading

Jun 25, 2010
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The Invisible Bell Tower – Open Air [ca Montreal]

2009-08-03_15-52-26-k.jpgThe Invisible Bell Tower – Open air by Hans Tutschku :: Eglise du Gesù Church, 1202 de Bleury Street, Montréal, Québec.

The first Bell Tower is a general installation for people on the street. In the north tower of the Eglise du Gesù church, loudspeakers will diffuse the sound of the bell chimes every hour. Installing an invisible bell tower where there usually is none arouses the curiosity of the people walking by on two levels. First, they notice “bells” that they have never heard before. And, a few days later, they discover that there are not only « new bells » but also a plethora of sounds from far-away cultures.

At all times, bells have been used at special occasions (religious holidays, fire, mourning, …). Bells are part of the special soundscape of cities and expressions of their diverse cultures. This installation presents recordings of a wide range of different cultures that have been captured all around the world. The installation outside the church aims at creating a bridge to other places, including all the questions connected to the encounter with foreign lands and the unfamiliar. Continue reading

May 19, 2010
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Live Stage: Sweden for Beginners [dk Copenhagen]

tumblr_kw9duhksi71qzr106.jpgSweden for Beginners :: May 20, 2010; 9:45 – 10:15 pm :: Re-New Digital Arts Festival, Rådhusstrædet 11, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Sweden for Beginners [SfB] will have it’s premiere May 20 at Musikcafeen, Copenhagen, Denmark as part of the re-new digital arts festival. It’s performed live with Robert Willim/Audio and Anders Weberg/Video. SfB is an imaginative journey through the spaces, the life and everyday world of this Scandinavian country, a way to experience beyond the power of words.

Artists Anders Weberg and Robert Willim have used field recordings and material from various Swedish settings to form an audiovisual live performance. The artwork will be surrealized as an affective exposé through live improvisation. Stereotypes of Sweden, like the Bergmanesque gloom, erotica and nature romanticism will be invoked in this imaginary journey through Sweden of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Continue reading

May 19, 2010
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Live Stage: SOUNDSCAPE 2010.1 [us Boston]

sound.jpgSOUNDSCAPE 2010.1 :: May 20, 2010; 6:00 – 10:00 pm :: Marriot Hotel, 275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA.

14 Musicians (red dots) play in 2 clubs simultaneously. A lead group will perform upstairs (green area). Their sound will be transmitted downstairs (blue area), and played on speakers throughout the space. Musicians downstairs will play in synchronization with the lead group’s sound. We are stretching an orchestra out, so you become your own composer/conductor, shaping your musical experience by moving through the space.

Violin, guitar, cello, bass, oud, keys, and exotic percussive instruments will perform, creating a soundscape, which winds through the venue’s oddly shaped architecture. This is a preview of the music component our proposed project for 1 Franklin St. in Boston, formerly Filene’s. RSVP please to or RSVP/friend/like us on FACEBOOK or tweet/etc. on twitter. Continue reading

May 19, 2010
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Live Stage: J.A. Deane and David Dunn [us Santa Fe]

david1.jpgimage: David Dunn J.A. Deane and David Dunn in “an evening of expansive sonorities” :: May 8, 2010; 8:00 pm :: SF_X (Santa Fe Complex), Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Utilizing new electroacoustic instruments of their own design, J.A. Deane and David Dunn present an evening of expansive sonorities that explore leading edge improvisation and scientific sonification. Combining their unique skills ‘as significant figures in multiple contemporary music traditions (jazz, free improvisation, classical new music, electroacoustic composition, sound art, biomusic, early music, world music, and microtonal performance), this duo presents music that draws upon new understandings of both ancient and modern insights into the fundamental nature of sound to effect human consciousness. Continue reading

Apr 7, 2010
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BIORHYTHM: Music and the Body [ie Dublin]

bio.jpgCall for proposals: Calling all experimental musicians, musical neuroscientists, sound artists, cyborg performers, dance-floor divas and harmonic engineers :: Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin is currently developing a major new exhibition and event and workshop series entitled BIORHYTHM: Music and the Body and we are seeking your proposals for gallery installations, experiments, events, workshops and performances for inclusion. We will consider both proposals for projects within the Science Gallery building and off-site or roaming projects. Some funding is available to support projects, but projects which can bring other sources of support are welcomed.

How does the body respond to music? Is there a neuroscience of dance? Is there a formula for the perfect hit? Why does a minor cord sound sad? How does a DJ manipulate the emotions of a crowd? Continue reading

Mar 23, 2010
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Download Furtherfield on ResonanceFM

further.jpgDownload Furtherfield’s first Broadcast on Resonance 104.4FM here.

Next broadcast on Resonance 104.4FM: April 6, 2010; 9:30 – 10:30 pm :: A series of eight weekly broadcasts.

A live, jam-packed, hour-long review of contemporary media arts culture. Marc Garrett and Charlotte Frost interviewed Douglas Dodds, Senior Curator at the V&A and Mztek founders, Sophie Macdonald & Sally Northmore. Other features included noise-collages, soundscapes and exploratory music…

More information about the programme here.

This programme is part of ‘Hyperlink: Media Art Contexts’ whose principal aim is to present and promote high-quality contemporary media art work, alongside critical discussion of past, present and future media art in a contemporary art context. Continue reading

Mar 12, 2010
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Circuit Bending Workshop [no Bergen]

pixel.jpgCircuit Bending Workshop with Audun Eriksen:: March 22-26, 2010; 6:00 – 11:00 pm :: PikselHut, Georgernes Verft 12, 5011 Bergen :: Registration: info [at]

Piksel has invited sound artist and instrument maker, Audun Eriksen to host a circuit bending workshop in Bergen. The 5 day workshop aims to give the participants the opportunity of learning how to short-circuit existing audio toys and instruments to reveal new soundscapes.

No previous experience within electronics needed. No need to fully understand how it works. If it sounds good and doesn’t smell burnt, it’s ok. Almost anything goes — a vital part of CB is trial and error. More here.

Mar 2, 2010
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