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“Bright Field” – Talk by R. Luke Dubois


Jul 28, 2011
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Honor Harger: A History of the Universe in Sound

Artist-technologist Honor Harger listens to the weird and wonderful noises of stars and planets and pulsars. In her work, she tracks the radio waves emitted by ancient celestial objects and turns them into sound, including “the oldest song you will ever hear,” the sound of cosmic rays left over from the Big Bang. Related.


Jul 2, 2011
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Live Stage: Music and Modernism [us New York, NY]

luke_dubois205.jpgBright Field: Music and Modernism :: with R. Luke DuBois :: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. :: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street), New York City :: $15, $10 members, $5 students ::

During the decade leading up to the first World War, composers such as Debussy, Schoenberg, Scriabin, and Stravinsky were writing music in active dialogue with the social upheavals, intellectual currents, and political events of their day, embracing the same radical spirit that inspired their colleagues in the visual arts. This gallery program highlights selections of music from 1910–18 performed by Typical Music, an ensemble comprised of New York New Music virtuosi Todd Reynolds (violin), Ashley Bathgate (cello) and Vicky Chow (piano). A talk by American composer R. Luke DuBois precedes the concert.


May 24, 2011
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Live Stage: Lecture/Presentation/Discussion by C-drík Fermont [de Berlin]

188022_171307832923837_1094252_n.jpgLecture/Presentation/Discussion by C-drík Fermont :: on history of experimental/electronic music in Africa and Asia :: Thursday, June 9, 2011 from 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. :: NK, Elsen str 52 2HH (second backyard) Neukoelln 12059, Berlin, Germany ::

Halim El-Dabh composed his first experimental piece in Cairo in 1944, his work can be related to other pioneers such as Luigi Russolo, John Cage, Walter Ruttmann, and Pierre Schaeffer. The official history of experimental and electronic music is mostly centered around three starting poles : Paris, Cologne, New York and then everything seems to have spread all over the Western civilization. This is what C-drík learned when he studied electro-acoustic music at the conservatory. Most contemporary media introduces us to Western electronic music as if nothing else existed, the West is self-centered and consciously or not often denies the others the right to express themselves. Continue reading


May 8, 2011
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Live Stage: L2Ork performance and lecture [si Ljubljana]

L2Ork (USA) :: Performance and lecture :: Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 9:00 p.m. – May 16 at 12:00 a.m. :: Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, Trg Prekomorskih brigad 3, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia ::

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFt4MgN7JPQ[/youtube]

L2Ork, founded by Dr. Ivica Ico Bukvic in May 2009, is part of the latest interdisciplinary initiative by the Virginia Tech Music Department’s Digital Interactive Sound & Intermedia Studio (DISIS). L2Ork consists of up to fifteen tightly networked, yet independently operated laptop computers running open source software (Linux, PD). Continue reading


May 4, 2011
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Live Stage: Synchronator [es Barcelona]

synchronator.jpgSynchronator by Gert-Jan Prins + Bas van Koolwijk :: December 20, 2010; 7:30 – 10:00 pm :: Nivell Zero, Fundació Suñol. Rosselló, 240, Barcelona.

Since the early years of video art, works have been made which do not actually produce a standard TV signal waveform and therefore cannot be directly recorded. To overcome this problem Bas van Koolwijk and Gert-Jan Prins have created their own hardware to get non-video signals accepted by regular video equipment.

Aided by current digital and analogue means and drawing from the tradition of experimental video pioneers such as Nam June Paik and Woody and Steina Vasulka, Koolwijk and Prins shared their technical know-how and with their Synchronator project set out to tackle the difficulties concerning the recording of complicated, merged and distorted video and audio signals. Continue reading


Dec 13, 2010
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Live Stage: Talk On Annotation and Sharing [us Cambridge, MA]

mus.jpgInventoriana: Annotation and Sharing of Marked-Up Manuscripts and Digital Images with Drew Massey :: December 8, 2010; 5:00 -7:00 p.m. :: Davison Room, Music Department, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Inventoriana is a cloud-based digital image annotation package. In this talk, Drew Massey provides an overview of its functionality, and considers the opportunities and obstacles present in projects of this nature.

Drew Massey was educated at Harvard University and Indiana University-Bloomington. A recipient of a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship and an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, he is currently writing a book about the practice of music editing in the twentieth century. Continue reading


Dec 8, 2010
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Live Stage: Aram Sinnreich – Music in the Networked Age [us NYC, NY]

aram_sinnreich1-150×150.jpgAram Sinnreich :: Music in the Networked Age :: December 6, 2010; 3:30 – 4:45 pm :: Warren Weaver Hall, NYU Rm 109, 251 Mercer Street, New York City .

The Internet Society’s New York Chapter is happy to co-sponsor Aram Sinnreich addressing the topic ‘Music in the Networked Age’ as part of Evan Korth’s Computers & Society Speaker Series at NYU. The event will be videotaped for later webcast.

Music has always served as a map for social organization, and vice versa. Today, new networked communications technologies are changing the way we connect, and changing our musical patterns, as well. Yet Continue reading


Dec 2, 2010
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Live Stage: MIT Tribute to Maryanne Amacher (1943-2009) [us Cambridge, MA]

1285776532image_web_full.jpgA tribute to pioneering sound artist Maryanne Amacher :: A tribute to pioneering sound artist Maryanne Amacher will be held on the first anniversary of her death, October 22, 2010 :: initiated and organized by the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology :: at MIT’s Bartos Theater, located on the Lower Level of the Wiesner Building (E15) at 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, in close proximity to Kendall Square ::

The event will kickoff in the afternoon with a lecture by Anne Hilde Neset (Norway). Neset is deputy director and editor of The Wire magazine. Micah Silver and Robert The will present the Amacher Archive. A roundtable with electronic music composers and sound artists Kevin Drumm (US), Florian Hecker (Germany), and Jessica Rylan Piper (US) will discuss the influence of Amacher on current research in the field. A reception and evening of sonic works dedicated to Maryanne Amacher follows the presentations. Continue reading


Sep 30, 2010
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Live Stage: Popular Music in Contemporary Art [ie Cork]

mix.jpgMixtapes: popular music in contemporary art / :: Exhibition and Talks :: Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Gallery 1 and Sisk Galleries, University College Cork, Ireland :: until 24th October 2010

Artists: Marc Bijl, David Blandy, Alejandro Cesarco, Anne Collier, Sarah Doyle, Fergus Feehily, Dan Graham, Jim Lambie, David Lamelas, Linder, Dennis McNulty, Bettina Pousttchi, Baldvin Ringsted, Meredyth Sparks, and Mika Tajima / New Humans; Curators: Chris Clarke + Matt Packer

‘MIXTAPES: POPULAR MUSIC IN CONTEMPORARY ART’ is an exhibition that explores the relationships between contemporary visual arts and popular music, featuring artworks that date from the 1970s to the present day. The exhibition draws upon the distinct genres, styles and seminal moments in popular music, from the exuberance of glam rock through to the effortless cool of urban soul. Continue reading


Sep 20, 2010
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