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Practice, Participation & Method in Live Electronic Music [uk London]

speakers.jpgOutside the Box: Practice, Participation & Method in Live Electronic Music Conference :: November 16, 2009 :: City University London :: Call for Papers — Deadline: August 30, 2009.

Outside the Box is a one-day postgraduate conference at City University London, featuring paper sessions, a workshop, keynote speaker Leigh Landy, and an evening concert of live electronic music. Postgraduate researchers working in live electronics, from any perspective, are encouraged to submit abstracts for 20 minute presentations (see below for details). Continue reading


Jul 30, 2009
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Join the Chiptune Marching Band [de Berlin]

Chiptune Marching Band — DIY soundmaking with Kazuhiro Jo, Jamie Allen from the Culture Lab at Newcastle University :: August 8, 2009; 12:00 – 3:30 pm :: NK, ElsenStr. 52 2HH 2Etage 12059, Berlin, Germany :: Register by email: eNKa_NK [at] gmx.de :: Places are limited to 15.

Chiptune Marching Band from jamie allen on Vimeo.

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Jul 26, 2009
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Play Me, I’m Yours: London 2009

pian.jpgStreet pianos are appearing in cities across the world. Located in skate parks, industrial estates, laundrettes, precincts, bus shelters and train stations, outside pubs and football grounds, the pianos are for any member of the public to enjoy and claim ownership of.

This summer 30 pianos will appear in London and London City. Who plays them and how long they remain is up to each community. The pianos act as sculptural, musical, blank canvases that become a reflection of the communities they are embedded in. Many pianos are personalised and decorated. You can find maps of the locations in London and London City at: http://www.streetpianos.com/london2009/ Continue reading


Jul 15, 2009
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Live Stage: Flesh Car Crash [us Los Angeles]

car.jpgThe Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) presents OJO’s Flesh Car Crash (An Engagement Party Event) :: July 2, 2009; 7:00 – 10:00 pm :: MOCA Grand Avenue, 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA.

For Flesh Car Crash — a public intervention — members of OJO will split into two groups, each of which will pack into a small car. Once there, they will make music both by utilizing objects and materials in the cars’ interiors and by playing instruments powered by the cars’ batteries. Audience members will be invited to assist with the composition. The cars will dance, glide, and narrowly miss each other in a choreographed game of chicken. The finale should be explosive! The audience is encouraged to bring cameras and other documentary devices to share their impressions on the OJO Engagement Party site. Continue reading


Jun 26, 2009
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Sine Wave Orchestra wins Edith Russ Stipend

The Edith Russ Site for Media Art awards work stipends has awarded a 2009 stipend to The Sine Wave Orchestra (Ken Furudate, Kazuhiro Jo, Daisuke Ishida, Mizuki Noguchi)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kma9towVxbo&NR=1[/youtube]

The fundamentals of our networked, global and technological culture and our resulting means of interaction are connected by the sine wave. We dance to them on our mp3 players, watch TV because of them and surf their peaks and troughs while making long distance phone calls. Sine waves form an ethereal and omnipresent framework, which become the tactile material the SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA (SWO) sculpts and manipulates through unique participatory sound events. Continue reading


May 27, 2009
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NMR Commission: “ItSpace” by Peter Traub

itspace_3001.jpgItSpace, by Peter Traub, creates a network of pages within the social networking site MySpace. Instead of people, the pages feature everyday household objects from the artist’s house. Each page has a photo of the object, a description, and most importantly, a 1-minute piece composed of samples of the object being struck, resonated, and so forth. All the pages, or objects, are ‘friends’ with each other, so that visitors who discover one object may jump to the others to see their profiles and hear their sounds. Visitors to the site are invited to create new ItSpace pages with pieces made from their own household objects and link those in as ‘friends’ of the original set. Listen to an Interview >> Continue reading


May 26, 2009
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NMR Commission: “My Space Sound” by Sawako Kato

kato_logo_300.jpgMy Space Sound by Sawako Kato [Requires Mac OSX, Flash Player, and a fast Internet connection] – My Space Sound is an audio popup book about the village called MySpace. The story starts like this: “Once upon a time … there was a village called MySpace. It is the era when so-called ‘Web 2.0’ is still a novelty…” Users can participate in the story by entering their MySpace URL, as well as by just browsing the story. In a world composed of both facts and fictions extracted from the database, the audience gets a chance to rethink the chaotic social network space. Continue reading


May 26, 2009
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Live Stage: e-MobLArt [gr Thessaloníki]

n81846179124_897.jpgThe Institute of Unnecessary Research presents e-MobLArt — Exhibition of the European Mobile Lab for Interactive Media Artists following a one year collaboration :: May 20 – June 10, 2009 :: Opening: May 20; 8:00 pm :: Center for Contemporary Art – Warehouse B1, Thessaloníki, Greece.

The exhibition includes two projects involving Anna Dumitriu: KryoLab is an installation that brings together bioart, ice sculpture and sound, in an investigation of delicate relationships in the Arctic ecosystem. This work is about our journey, the experience of participating in the E-MobiLArt project, working with artists from other backgrounds and travelling to new locations. Initial discussions about the nature of arctic, the sound of cracking ice, the disintegration of ice with sound, and the bacterial flora of the Arctic, discussed under the hot Athens sun at the first workshop gained momentum during long nights of conversation illuminated by the cool midnight sun at the edge of the Arctic Circle. Continue reading


May 13, 2009
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Social Behavior in Music [ca Vancouver]

vancouver-bc-large.jpgIEEE International SocialCom-09 Conference :: August 29, 2009 :: Vancouver, Canada :: Social Behavior in Music: Final Call for Papers — Deadline: May 17, 2009.

Music making and listening are a clear example of human activities that are above all interactive and social. On the one hand, however, nowadays mediated music making and listening is usually still a passive, non-interactive, non-context sensitive, and non-social experience. The current electronic technologies have not yet been able to support and promote these essential aspects. Continue reading


May 8, 2009
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“Audio Tunnel” by Cobi van Tonder

audiotunnel.jpgAudio Tunnel by Cobi van Tonder :: part of Stanford MFA Art Practice Thesis Show, May 12 – June 15, 2009, Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery, Stanford University.

Conceptually, this work challenges ideas of territory, control, transmission, tranception and how we listen to the world. Ultimately it is about a very complex and delicate sonic texture. We access the constructed space via our auditory perception. Through listening we perceive a landscape that in turn triggers the imagination to construct a picture of what this space looks like. It becomes a partly imaginary space yet it is a shared space. It is live and interactive: the participant becomes the transmitter and is transmitted/ displaced (in sound) in many actual places in fractions of milliseconds. A recursive eavesdropping becomes possible in this unseen territory. Continue reading


Apr 30, 2009
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