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Phill Niblock: Aomori Water

phillniblock_0_301_740_358_682_330.jpgAmori Water will play at the Listening Gallery, SFCA [isaw+subtropocs] :: studio 101, 924 Lincoln road, miami beach :: until May 1, 2013 ::

“Aomori Water is a sound collage piece made in 1998, in Aomori Japan. I was in a residency with other artists. A Japanese sculptor was making a round house and wanted a sound piece to play in it. I recorded some very gentle waves lapping the beach, for the first part. And a very small mountain stream, flowing, for the second part. I layered 8 tracks. This was the first work that I did in ProTools.” — Phill Niblock
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Apr 11, 2013
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Call for Power/field compilation #3

14_4_orig.jpgPower/field compilation #3 :: Call for Submissions :: deadline January 1, 2012 :: Track length 3-15 minutes preferred ::

Recordings are wanted for the third edition of the Power/field compilation. This series is dedicated to recordings made “in the field” with processing on-site – i.e., pedals, laptops, or strange acoustic phenomena in the intersection of power and environment. No post-processing besides basic trim edits and gain.

Traditional field recording captures ambient sound in various locations via microphone without any effects. Power/field recordings are field recordings made with effects processing units used on-site. Continue reading


Nov 2, 2011
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Generative Audio Prototypes No. 2


G.A.P. No. 2 from Dream Addictive on Vimeo.

G.A.P. No.2 is part of a series of electronic prototypes with organic form, designed to simulate generative sound process. The device consists of a set of speakers, amplifier, sensors and Arduino. The organic disposition of elements, like a little sound garden sensitive to movement, stimulates the sensory interaction as a means for manipulating audio. Continue reading


Apr 5, 2009
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AKOUSMA (5) [ca Montréal]

a5.jpgAKOUSMA (5): Sounds, Sounds, and More Sounds! with Sebastien Roux (FR), Pete Stollery (UK), Phroq (CH), Martin Messier + Jacques Poulin-Denis (CA), Georges Forget (CA/FR), Christian Bouchard (CA), Darren Copeland + Andreas Kahre (CA), Robert Normandeau (CA) :: December 10-13, 2008 :: Studio Hydro-Québec — Monument-National, 4580, Avenue de Lorimier, Montréal, Canada.

AKOUSMA is back for a fifth electroacoustic music celebration! On the table this year: sounds, sounds, and more sounds! An aural journey through the work of 12 sound artists of today. Four days of immersive concerts featuring intricately-woven sonic textures, hook-laden electroacoustic melodies, exacerbated ultra-low frequencies, velvety ambiences, articulated music, and jagged electric noise.


Nov 14, 2008
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Tim Sweet on Electric Eclectics

9272007-ts6.jpg[Image: Edwin van der Heide’s Speed of Sound in the granary] “… Later that evening Seattle-based instrument inventor, Trimpin, performed his mechanized one-man band. He controlled two record players, a keyboard, and his wheelbarrow rhythm machine from sensors on a cello, and took us on a humorous music-making journey. As he “played” his cello, sensors tracked the movement of the bow and cued the turning of the records, sequences on the keyboard (a series of intricate automated “fingers”), and mechanized mallets made rhythms on found objects and drums that were mounted in a rusty wheelbarrow. The records’ self-reflective spoken word content (an instructional on the making of music and sound) punctuated the enigmatic story being told… Continue reading


Aug 27, 2008
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Live Stage: Norwegian Ambient Sound Artists [us NYC]

harvestworks.jpgThree Norwegian ambient sound artists :: August 11, 2008, 6:30 p.m. :: Harvestworks :: 596 Broadway, #602, New York, NY.

Please join us on Monday night for a rare performance / presentation by one of Norway’s leading electronic artist and remixer, Knut Sævik, who worked for Nils Petter Molvær, Bugge Wesseltoft, Eivind Aarset a.m.m He is founder and member of Mongolian Jetset, one of Norway`s outstanding Electro Acts, touring all over the world; Continue reading


Aug 7, 2008
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“Train Sonor – Piano” by Ralph Lichtensteiger

lichtensteiger.jpgvoyageacoustiquesix: Train Sonor – Piano (January 22, 2008) by Ralph Lichtensteiger – In rail transport, a train consists of rail vehicles that move along guides to transport freight or passengers from one place to another :: train of thought – the connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together; “I couldn’t follow his train of thought”; “he lost the thread of his argument” :: Internal monologue, also known as interior monologue, inner voice, internal speech, train of thought, stream of thought, chain of thought or stream of consciousness is thinking in words. It also refers to the semi-constant internal monologue one has with oneself at a conscious or semi-conscious level :: Keywords: avantgarde; ambient; experimental; electronic; microsound; noise; minimal; piano. Continue reading


Jan 23, 2008
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Reblogged Subtle Vibrations

otto_03_small.jpgDuncan Wilson created OTTO with Manolis Kelaidis at the Royal College of Art.

OTTO (Greek for ‘ear’) is a device that makes hidden sounds audible. This is achieved via a thin polymer piezoelectric contact that senses weak vibrations and plays them as a sound through an integrated speaker. OTTO can be positioned on almost any surface through a combination of suction and magnets. By placing several units on different objects, one can select and create a new sonic experience and a form of ambient music appreciation, thereby utilising our space as a multidirectional audio platform. Continue reading


Jan 14, 2008
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Reblogged Interview with Jeff Talman

246.jpgWhite Sound DownJeff Talman is a sound and installation artist based in New York City. His work is a sensory meditation on the elementary sound of space. In his installations, he amplifies the background resonance of an environment by extracting and strategically redirecting ambient sound back into its place of origin. In so doing, he heightens the occupant’s aural perception of the surrounding area.

His most recent project, entitled White Sound Down, is a temporary multi-channel sound field installation in a remote section of the Bavarian Forest. White Sound Down is only accessible by cross country ski trails, and will be up until January 6, 2008. Continue reading


Jan 11, 2008
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Peter Cusack

cusack.jpgBased in London, Peter Cusack is a sound artist, musician and phonographer especially focused on environmental sound and acoustic ecology. His interests range from community arts, to how sounds affect our sense of place, and how they change as people migrate and technologies develop. Cusack’s current project Sounds from Dangerous Places examines the soundscapes of sites of major environmental damage, for example, Chernobyl and the Azerbaijan oil fields. He has also studied the sound properties of areas such as Lake Baikal, Siberia, and controversial dams on the Tigris and Euphrates river systems in south east Turkey. He writes: Continue reading


Nov 21, 2007
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