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MUV Festival 2009 [it Florence]

foto5.jpgMUV Festival 2009 :: June 9 – 14, 2009 :: Florence, Italy.

MUV is an event that explores a world of languages that intersect: the digital arts, electronic music and audiovisual experimentation. Now in its fifth edition, the festival will take place in the beautiful location of Sferisterio “Tambourine” Parco delle Cascine of Florence. The festival opens this year with the current issues of environmental sustainability and collection calls to investigators electronic, techno-visionaries, designers dell’immateriale, activists and designers are able to think about a sustainable future in which technology evolved is the best antidote to the destruction of the planet. Continue reading


May 22, 2009
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Live Stage: SonicRecycler5 [uk London]

aleks_kolkowski4.jpgSonicRecycler5: James Blackshaw, Bills Wells, Annie Whitehead, Steve Beresford :: May 9, 2009; 4:00 – 11:30 pm :: Watermans Art Centre, 40 High Street, Brentford, London.

A unique evening of provocative, entertaining and experimental music, presented by Sprawl, Brentford Recycling Action Group and Watermans. SonicRecycler5, the fifth in an annual series, is an event showcasing the many different strands of eclectic ideas in music, and promoting recycling concepts. With performers, DJ’s, films, stalls and interactive presentations, it’s a packed evening of radical sounds in a lovely Thameside venue, overlooking Kew Gardens. Think: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle. Continue reading


Apr 28, 2009
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Live Stage: Hubert Napiórski [pl Warsaw]

upgrade_warsaw.jpgUpgrade! Warsaw: Hubert Napiórski :: January 16, 2009; 8:30 pm :: Studio Gallery, Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, Poland.

Thaw – Hubert Napiórski under this alias he focuses himself on prepared, electroacoustic, noise, drone, field recording music. Active since 1996 – his Astipalea Records project founded on 25th of August 2002. He is active in publishing likewise artists, Hubert is also the solely distributor of Creative Sources Records from Portugal. He is also active under two different aliases djfeaturing – abstract turntablism kitty_kit – improvised electroacoustic instruments solo in his work he operates mainly with acoustic and analogue techniques, plays also acoustic laptops. Takes his interests into the field of photography, writing.


Jan 13, 2009
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Live Stage: The Sound Of Games [uk London]

cybersonica.jpgThe Sound Of Games :: November 12, 2008; 7-11 pm :: The Flea-Pit, 49 Columbia Road, London.

The Sound Of Games features: live performances and DJ sets from 8-bit music makers gwEm vs Counter Reset & Random and Game Boy DJ Jellica of the Kittenrock label (streamed live from his studio in Cambridge); a live ‘remote’ performance of Arcangel Contantini’s interactive online animation project bakteria.org (controlled by Arcangel from Mexico City); an exhibition of Stanza’s soundtoys.net project – a repository of exciting new works by a growing community of audio visual artists; interactive playful works from digital artists Nipplecat and Julian Baker with Adam Hoyle; as well as screenings of innovative short films and animations.


Nov 6, 2008
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Live Stage: Hollywould Festival [us Los Angeles]

n54438466240_6093.jpg11th Festival of New Media Arts ‐ HOLLYWOULD: As part of the Hollywould Festival, Freewaves is featuring a series of music events on Hollywood Boulevard at the Knitting Factory & Musician’s Institute. Please join us for Berlin visualists (artists projecting their live mixed videos), DJ’s and screenings of exceptional music videos.

HOLLYWOULD LAUNCH PARTY – DJ Christine Lang with VJ Safy Sniper ‐‐ powerhouse duo from Berlin combine pioneering video scratching, drum & bass, 2‐step and dub courtesy of Goethe‐Institut :: October 9, 2008; 10:00 pm – 12:00 am :: The Knitting Factory, 7021 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA.

VISUAL MUSIC PART I – The Goethe‐Institut‐Los Angeles presents: Style in Motion curated by Christoph Dreher Screening of selection of artistically exceptional music videos 2002 – 2008 including: Continue reading


Sep 24, 2008
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Updates from VJ Theory project

At last the book VJam Theory: Collective Writings on Realtime Visual Performance is ready and available for purchase. For those of you who don’t know, the book is the outcome of our third experiment in collective theoretical writing, VJam Theory. You will find on the website the necessary information to buy the book online. The original transcript will continue to be available at VJ Theory website for free.

UPCOMING PUBLICATIONS ON THE WEBSITE: VJ Theory will be publishing new texts online on a monthly basis, trough a period between October 2008 and March 2009. At the end of this period, realtime books will publish a print version of these texts (as many people have requested). Continue reading


Sep 17, 2008
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Live Stage: The Special Player [dk Copenhagen]

specialplayer.jpgThe Shaidon Effect presents: The Special Player Tour … Live @ Halfmachine 2008 :: July 24, 2008; 8:00 pm to midnight :: Kulturkajen Docken, Faergehavnsvej 35, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark.

02L’s live performing project The Shaidon Effect (DJ and live set) will cast a burning session of the nowadays well known THE SPECIAL PLAYER project. Kulturkajen finds itself on the harbour near midtown. It’s a flexible space dedicated to expos, theatrical and music events. This year it will be used as an overland extension location of the 480 tons barge which has hosted for all this year the headquarter of HALF MACHINE collective. Continue reading


Jul 22, 2008
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Live Stage: L I V E sound & image [us Brooklyn]

cinematage.jpgLIVE sound & image :: July 18, 2008; 8:00 pm :: East Coast Aliens Salon, 216 Franklin Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY.

An evening of innovative approaches to sound and image, featuring three duos that each take distinctive approaches with roots in past practices. DRAW creates immersive live sets of video and sound collage, LoVid links sound and image synthesis, and Cinemage draws on Chris Marker’s La Jetée as inspiration. With a live set by Amsterdam based turntablist dj sniff and Keir Neuringer. Continue reading


Jul 17, 2008
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Live Stage: abertura2 [pt Lisbon]

map-world.jpgabertura2 – Realtime audiovisual performances, presentations, discussions and workshops :: July 20, 2008 :: O Seculo, Centro de Arte Avancada, Rua do Seculo, n. 80, Lisbon, Portugal.

abertura is a one-day event which presents VJing and realtime audiovisual performances, presentations, discussions and workshops, by national and international artists. In its second edition, abertura2, the theme of which is Communities, Collectives and Collaboration, in which theory can be developed in conjunction with technology (last year’s “abertura 2007” theme), we will explore a variety of approaches people use to work together in the making of “live performance”, and its related expression and dissemination. The event has a strong experimental component and this second edition brings to Portugal a large international palette of people and work.


Jul 14, 2008
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Live Stage: We Are Hacks: Music and Visual Performance at HOPE [us NYC]

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From Peter Kirn at createdigitalmusic.com: “8-bit and robots and odd Max and Reaktor patches and custom visual software and visualizations of data packets and sound made from plants and mutant trumpets and gloves for DJing and laptop music – we’ve got quite a lineup here in New York this week.

Friday night, a live audiovisual lineup from the worlds of createdigitalmusic.com / createdigitalmotion.com invades the HOPE conference, aka Hackers on Planet Earth, the three day-long convergence of tech hacking. $10, open to all, 11-2a Friday July 18 at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York. It’s a live digital, technological variety show in a doomed NYC landmark hotel with an audience of famous and infamous hackers. (Think Kevin Mitnick and MythBusters’ Adam Savage and Steven Levy, all in one place.)

Facebook event page; also on Going.com

More media and preview videos can be seen at Create Digital Music


Jul 13, 2008
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