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The Burning Question

burning.jpgThe Burning Question, by Abinadi Meza, is a participatory installation and internet radio broadcast. This project consists of customized computers, large color posters, and pamphlets examining Intellectual Property and copyright. Multiple computers are loaded with hundreds of works contributed by composers, musicians, and sound artists from around the world. Visitors are offered blank CD’s and invited to freely burn copyleft music; as they make playlists, they collectively generate an Internet radio broadcast that streams 24 hours a day from the gallery for the duration of the exhibit. The gallery becomes an impromptu radio station and visitors become DJ’s. [via Rhizome]


Jan 30, 2007
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Bacterial Orchestra

bacterialorchestra_small.jpgBacterial Orchestra is a self-organizing evolutionary musical organism made of audio cells. Every cell – consisting of microphone and a loudspeaker – listens to its surroundings and picks up sounds trying to play them back in sync with what it hears. It can be the background noise, people talking or sound played by other cells. Every cell is simple, but together they create a complex whole. Continue reading


Jan 26, 2007
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Future of Sound

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Blows the Mind

Future of Sound provides a forum for the discussion of new and convergent art forms. By creating immersive experiences using state-of-the-art sound technology Future of Sound showcases leading practitioners in the fields of music and audio design. December 2006 sees the start of a nationwide tour by musicians and audio designers collaborating with artists and scientists, which will literally blow your mind …

Artists at the cutting edge of sound production and manipulation will showcase their innovations and discoveries. Continue reading


Jan 24, 2007
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NASDAQ Vocal Index

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Vocal Interpretations of the Market

: A vast amount of information in the shape of index graphs is constantly being created at the different stock markets of the world. In the project NASDAQ Vocal Index the graphs of companies listed on the NASDAQ are transformed into music. Computer software converts the graphs to sheets of music, and the scores are presented online on a projection screen, to be read and sung by a member of a local choir. Every company has got its own voice and together the choir vocally interprets the current situation on the market.

The project has among other places been performed in Tirana Biennale, Yamaguchi, Japan and at Furgfabriken, Stockholm.


Jan 24, 2007
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RPM’s Remixed

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A Virtual Space “Sings”

RPM’s Remixed is a telematic, transdisciplinary performance based on remixing Alvin Lucier’s RPM’s score – integrating dance, video and sound improvisation between artists in New York, Tampa, and San Jose.

Alvin Lucier, a well-known composer of music and sound installations that explore natural phenomena and resonance, is renowned for making spaces “sing.” This piece explores the possibilities of using one of his scores to make a virtual space “sing” by using improvisational techniques as well as the natural feedback and delay created by streaming. Continue reading


Jan 24, 2007
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Tangible Musical Interfaces

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Music Tables

This overview on tangible musical interfaces is focussing on table-top controllers, such as music tables and audio building blocks, mostly chosen for their relation to the reacTable* project. It also includes a few additional projects, which we think are somewhat closer to the concept of tangible interfaces rather than simple musical controllers. This page is maintained by Martin Kaltenbrunner. Please report any suggestions, updates or changes to mkalten_at_iua_dot_upf_dot_edu. If you are looking for more non-musical table interfaces, you could have a look at this collection at pasta & vinegar. Continue reading


Jan 23, 2007
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Camera Lucida: Sonochemical Observatory

lucida.jpgCamera Lucida is an immersive spatial art work creating a fleeting ephemeral materiality by intersecting ultrasound with hyperlight – in essence creating an unstable sonic aurora. Developed in collaboration with numerous physics research labs the ‘observatory’, a transparent gas-filled chamber, converts sound waves into visible light by employing a phenomenon known as sonoluminescence. Here, gaseous micro-bubbles injected within a fluid medium are blasted with ultrasound causing them to implode, at which point they become as hot as the sun and release light energy in the form of sound waves. By modulating, or ‘playing’ the ultrasonic transducers attached to the glass chamber an ever-changing sonochemical environment, visible only within a sheath of extreme darkness, emerges. Video.
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Jan 19, 2007
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The Heart Chamber Orchestra

The Heart Chamber Orchestra is a one-hour performance that literally creates music “from the heart”. The orchestra consists of 12 classical musicians of the Trondheim Sinfonietta and the artist duo TERMINALBEACH (made of Pure and Erich Berger.) Using their heartbeats, the musicians control a computer composition and visualization environment. Continue reading


Jan 17, 2007
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Reblogged WhisperBox

whisperbox-at-nmc-campus.jpgSecond Life, one of the most populated MMORPG, is an important watching point to verify how the borderline between real and virtual tends to become more and more ephemeral. In the last months Second Life has seen many famous names and brands of the real world coming into its virtual spaces. The Reuters news agency has opened a virtual editorial office, IBM decided to test here its v-business (virtual business) idea. Many other events as lectures, talks (Lawrence Lessig), concerts (Suzanne Vega) has packed the SL dwellers agenda. So an interactive audio installation couldn’t be missed. A certain Robbie Dingo (this is the name of the homonymous British sound designer avatar) programmed his WhisperBox (a 21st Century Folk Song). Continue reading


Jan 16, 2007
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Fantastic Piano

Fantastic Piano is an interactive installation created by So-young Park, Laurel Boylen, Shin-Yi Huang and Cho Rong Hwang from ITP (The Interactive Telecommunications Program) at NYU. The installation was presented at last year’s (2006) ITP Winter Show on December 17 and 18.

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Jan 5, 2007
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