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Live Stage: Toni Dove’s Spectropia [us Brooklyn, NY]

spec_on_scanner_roulette.jpgToni Dove’s Spectropia :: May 4, 2012 and May 5, 2012 8:00 p.m. :: at Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217 :: (917) 267-0363 :: Featuring Toni Dove, R. Luke Dubois, Elliott Sharp and the ’31 Band with special guest vocalist Barbara Sukowa

“…it’s just plain cool to watch. Highly recommended.” – Jeremy Barker (Culturebot)

Over two nights, MAY 4 and 5 ROULETTE will present two radically different aspects of Toni Dove’s Spectropia. A sci-fi hybrid with themes of time travel, telepathy, and elements of film noir, Spectropia features live VJs orchestrating onscreen characters through a mix of film, performance, and a system of motion sensing that serves as a cinematic instrument. For more information on Spectropia, visit http://tonidove.com/blog. Continue reading


Apr 20, 2012
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Live Stage: Infantcore [us Los Angeles]

ohybx.jpgInfantcore: Experimental Music by Babies. Motion tracking software converts the performers’ movements into sound :: February 18, 2012; 11:00 am – 4:00 pm :: Machine Project, 1200-D North Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA.

Taking the term “experimental venue” to one of its possible extremes, Machine Project brings you Infantcore. We have garnered a cadre of infant volunteers, graciously donated by their parents, who will serve as variables in an algorithmic sound composition. Scott Cazan has written some software for the occasion that uses a camera and a computer to track the babies’ movements and convert that information into different sonic phenomena. How will this sound? As we have never done this before, we really have no idea. It could sound terrible, not work, be boring, embarrass everyone and end in tears – like most everything at Machine Project. Continue reading


Feb 17, 2012
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“Junction” by Micah Frank

Junction by Micah Frank is a sound sculpture generated by thousands of New York City taxi cabs as they move through the city. Continue reading


Sep 13, 2011
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Net_Music_Weekly: Miya Masaoka’s LED Kimona

snapshot-2009-10-11-14-00-05.jpgNew York-based composer and multi-media artist Miya Masaoka has developed The LED Kimono Project, an installation-based media and performance piece featuring a kimono fabricated from over a thousand LEDs that have the capacity to respond to musical, visual and physical conditions throughout the course of a performance, or as an installation in a gallery setting. The work has been performed at the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival and at the Japan Society of San Diego. It will be performed at the New York Electronic Art Festival on October 17, 2009; 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. at Roulette, 20 Greene St. @ Canal, New York City. Ikue Mori & LEMUR, Peter Blasser, David Galbraith, and Laetitia Sonami will also perform.

Miya Masaoka has created works for koto, laser interfaces, laptop and video and written scores for ensembles, chamber orchestras and mixed choirs. Her work has been presented in Japan, Canada, Europe, Eastern Europe and she has toured to India six times. Continue reading


Oct 13, 2009
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Theremin Sensors Workshop [de Berlin]

theramin.jpgTheremin Sensors Workshop with Andrei Smirnov :: May 18 – 22, 2009; 12:00 – 6:00 pm :: NK, ElsenStr. 52 (2.Hof) Berlin, Germany :: Course Participation fee: 100 euros :: Registration required (limited to 12) — email enka_nkATgmxDOTde

This intensive workshop offers hands-on introduction to interactive systems, based on the theremin-sensor technology developed by Andrei Smirnov and based on the same principle as a well known electronic musical instrument the Theremin, invented by Russian inventor Leon Theremin in 1919. The sensors are small and sensitive digital Theremins useful for numerous applications including motion tracking, gestural interfacing, monitoring of small variations of electrical capacitances related to any sorts of conductive materials and media, including metal objects, foil, liquids, water, human body, plants, metal threads, thin plastic films with metallization, all sorts of Christmas stuff etc. Continue reading


May 13, 2009
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Live Stage: Binary Waves [be Brussels]

binarywaves.jpgLAb[au] presents Binary Waves :: November 28 – 29, 2008; 2:00 – 10:00 pm :: Opening: November 27, 6:00 -9:00 pm :: Gesu Church, Rue Royale 165 Koningstraat, Brussels, Belgium.

Binary Waves is an urban and cybernetic installation based on the measuring of flows and their transposition into luminous, sonic and kinetic rules. The installation is constituted by a network of rotating and luminous panels of 3 meter-high and 60 centimetres wide, forming a kinetic wall. Their rotation is controlled by microprocessors, allowing to determine precisely the rotation speed and angle, while their networking allows to synchronise the movement of the panels. The microprocessors are connected to infrared sensors, capturing the movement of passer-by’s. Continue reading


Nov 19, 2008
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AEO live in Mexico April 2008

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hjL3IH_tvQ[/youtube]
AEO (EYE, Taeji, Jo) live in Mexico April 2008 part 1 Continue reading


Sep 25, 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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Net_Music_Weekly: “Vespers” by Alvin Lucier

bat.jpgApropos the Bat House Project I posted on Networked Performance yesterday, here’s Alvin Lucier’s Vespers. It was published on a Sonic Arts Union LP (Electric Sound, Mainstream) in 1971. In the Liner Notes, Lucier wrote:

“I would like to pay my respects to all living creatures who inhabit dark places and who, over the years, have developed the art of echolocation (sounds sent out into an environment returning as messengers with information as to shape, size and substance of the environment and the objects in it). I am envious of the astonishing acuity of such creatures — dolphins, certain species of nocturnal birds, and bats, particularly those of the family Vespertilionidae, the common bat of Europe and North America. Continue reading


Feb 20, 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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