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Live Stage: sound. at GLOW [us Santa Monica]

unrecognizable_now.jpgTONALISM: sound. at GLOW :: July 19, 2008; 7:30 – dawn :: Looff Hippodrome Carousel, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA.

The first-ever free SASSAS concert event, Tonalism, is a dusk-to-dawn collaboration with dublab featuring performances by Albert Ortega, Steve Roden, Unrecognizable Now and White Rainbow, video by Jessica Bronson, Cal Crawford, Carole Kim and Matt Sheridan and dublab soundsystem DJs … Continue reading


Jul 8, 2008
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Live Stage: CyberSpaceLand Mobile Edition [uk Aberdeen]

n20600211603_9170.jpgGet Away From Your Laptop and Dance: CyberSpaceLand Mobile Edition performances :: June 20, 2008; 5:00 – 8:00 pm :: Peacock Visual Arts, The Green, Schoolhill, Beach Boulevard, Aberdeen, United Kingdom.

VJ Übergeek takes to the streets of Aberdeen with keyboard, air mouse, gamepad, dancepad, and special mobile office furniture, for new adventures in pseudoleisure. Let your hair down! (But keep it out of the keyboard, please…) CyberSpaceLand Mobile Edition is presented in conjunction with the “No Time to Lose” exhibition at Peacock Visual Arts, curated by Milena Placentile. Continue reading


Jun 17, 2008
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Live Audiovisuals by Amy Alexander and Nick Collins

av.jpgA chapter on Live Audiovisuals written by Nick Collins and Amy Alexander appears in the recently released book, The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music, edited by Nick Collins and Julio d’Escrivan.

The chapter discusses histories of audiovisual performance, including its ancestry in color organs, visual music filmmaking, light shows, cognitive science, and more – as well as various approaches to current practice including VJ’ing, live cinema, and digital media art performance. This one is not available online, but the book is available from the usual sources. Continue reading


Apr 15, 2008
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Newsletter – March 2008

banner2.jpgWelcome to the March 2008 issue of Networked Music Review Newsletter, a monthly review of some of the many events archived on Networked_Music_Review [to receive this via email, subscribe here].

Sound art continued to fill many of the March blog entries, but of equal importance this month were the sound and light, or sound and video entries. Tunnel Vision and Filling Vessel are two of particular interest. Tunnel Vision is an interactive sound and light sculpture. Created by Dutch art engineer Paul Klotz, and inspired by Nikola Tesla — the famous Serbian inventor, physicist, and electrical engineer — the shape of the installation is based on an abstraction of the 100Hz tone made by electrical generators. You can put your hands inside the sculpture changes the appearance and the sound produced by it. Five meters long, it changes its appearance and the sound produced by it whenever you put your hands inside it. Continue reading


Mar 31, 2008
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Live Stage: Sonic Recycler IV [uk London]

aleks_kolkowski4.jpgSonic Recycler IV :: May 10, 2008 4:00 – 11.30 pm :: Watermans Art Centre, 40 High Street, Brentford, London.

Live: Blevin Blectum, David Toop, Sean O’hagan (High Llamas/Microdisney), Aleks Kolkowski (Recording Angels), Simon Bookish :: DJs: Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab / Monade), Janek Schaefer (Rummages The Oxfam Box as DJ Dedication), Iris Garrelfs :: Demos / Installations: Aleks Kolkowski – live CD recycling demo Dithernoise; Simon Storey – pedal-powered installation. Bring your old CDs to be recycled into vinyl records or for the Oxfam box. – Think: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle Continue reading


Mar 24, 2008
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Reblogged sparkin’ it up

sparkx.jpgLondon’s audiovisual Howlin’ Wolf (it’s a sideburn thing), Toby Harris (aka *spark), has been steadily building strong live video performances since the turn of the century, exploring his real-time video skills at countless festivals, sophisticated audiovisual performances and most recently on giant touchscreen plasmas within motor shows. He also founded AVIT, the real world spin-off of vjforums.com that prompted festivals around the world, so it was a pleasure to meet him @ Sonar in Barcelona mid 2007, as well as get his reflections on audiovisual possibility. Lotta words to follow, but worth the read for the pixel-inclined…

What appeals about real-time video manipulation, about ‘live cinema’?

The world is catching up with vjs in enjoying a spot of real-time video manipulation: just watch people using PhotoBooth on any modern Mac. Continue reading


Mar 14, 2008
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The Mapping Festival [ch Geneva]

prefly-recto.jpgThe Mapping Festival is getting actively prepared! It will take place in Geneva (CH) from April 10 – 20. The Mapping Festival has been promoting VJing and live video mixing for 4 years. As a digital creation laboratory, the festival has won an international reference status in the world of audiovisual arts.

During the 10 days of the festival, you will be able to see multimedia installations, AV performances, lectures, workshops, concerts and clubbing nights, between the Centre of Contemporary Art, the Spoutnik cinema, l’Etage, and the Zoo/Usine.

Ez3kiel (Jarring Effect – F) Live :: Shy Fx (Digital Soundboy – UK) DJ Set :: Samim feat Miguel Toro (Get Physical – CH/DE) Live :: The Bloody Beetroots (Mental Groove – IT) DJ Set Continue reading


Mar 5, 2008
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Vague Terrain 09: Rise of the VJ

frontis.jpg“The energy behind the growing practice of audiovisual performance is intriguing; what is it that sparks the passions for creators and theorists working within this art form? The diversity of the concepts, techniques, and aesthetic qualities is remarkable, suggesting that this practice is not rooted in any one particular mindset, but instead, emerges from a wide range of trajectories that are converging within a contemporary form of media based performance art. However, live video mixing performances certainly address a hunger for immersive and synaesthetic sensory experiences where aural and visual elements work together to create a whole that is something beyond the sum of the parts. Continue reading


Mar 5, 2008
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Live Stage: The Special Player [de Berlin]

tsp-test2.jpgShare Festival & 02l > Outside Standing Level @ Transmediale Festival Berlin 2008 presents: The Special Player, augmented environment in algorithmic contextualized music and The Shaidon Effect DJ Set Event Session at C-Base Berlin, Rungestrasse 20 – 2. HH – 10179 Berlin.

The Special Player is an interactive performance in the context of transmediale 08 – conspire. Involving a sophisticated responsive motion tracking environment, four contemporary dancers and its visitors, The Special Player explores a massively disquieting conspirative narration. Continue reading


Feb 1, 2008
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Vision’R AVit France [fr Paris]

visionr.jpgIn 2008, the collaborative festival Vision’R AVit France will take place on April 19 & 20 at Mains D Oeuvres (St. Ouen, north of Paris).

Vision’R is the French VJ networks festival. Vision’R shows the state of VJ practices with the best of each singularity of our art, and presents what is building our art, questioning it from the inside (experimental VJing) and the outside (artistic expressions close to VJing). Fantasy wars are stronger than ever in the world. VJing, as a nomadic & polymorphous living media, can take position on this and act on. Continue reading


Jan 22, 2008
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