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20 Hz by Semiconductor


20 Hz — by Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt) — observes a geo-magnetic storm occurring in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Continue reading


Nov 7, 2011
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Locustream Promenade [be Brussels]

locus_promenade.jpgLocustream Promenade @ City Sonic :: August 27 – September 11, 2011 :: Maison Folie, Margin’Halle, Brussels AND Festival Todaysart :: September 29 – October 1, 2011 :: Midi Train Station, Brussels.

Locustream Promenade is a sound art installation composed of sonic beams ( 10 parabolic dishes equipped with sound speakers and small computers). The parabolas are suspended in the public space in such a way that a visitor only hears the sound from the beam when he or she is directly underneath it. Each beam plays a different stream from the Locustream project. Continue reading


Aug 31, 2011
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Interview with Theo Burt on RWM

react1.jpgTheo Burt is a UK-based artist working with sound, video and light. His work draws on interests in perceptual relationships between sound and image and aesthetic applications of technology. Burt’s recent projects have focused on the use of related sound and video to create a transparency of process, and the effect of partial-predictability on perceptions of time. His work includes installations, live performances and fixed-media pieces.

Listen to an interview with Burt on RWM – Radio Web Macba #132.

04.08.2011 (16′ 08”)


Aug 4, 2011
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Live Stage: Blue Morph [us Governor’s Island, NY]

nyelec.jpgNew York Electronic Art Festival :: Victoria Vesna‘s and Jim Gimzewski‘s Blue Morph :: Opening Reception: Sunday, June 19, 2010 from 3:00 -5:00 p.m. :: St. Cornelius Chapel, Governor’s Island, NY :: Exhibition Dates: May 30 – September 25, 2011 — Hours: Friday 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sat/Sun 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and by appointment ::

Blue Morph is a site-specific interactive installation that uses nanoscale images and sounds derived from the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly. Harvestworks is pleased to present this art-science collaboration between media artist Victoria Vesna and nanoscientist James Gimzewski. Continue reading


Jun 13, 2011
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Exploring New Perspectives in Network Music Performance

cmjcoversmall1.jpgExploring New Perspectives in Network Music Performance: The DIAMOUSES Framework by Chrisoula Alexandraki and Demosthenes Akoumanakis; Computer Music Journal, Volume 34, Number 2, Summer 2010, pp. 66-83:

This article reports on the recent results of a research and development project on network music performance (NMP), named DIAMOUSES. DIAMOUSES is more than a standalone application for real-time exchange of audiovisual streams through the network, as it forms an open framework that aims to enable a wide range of applications and services for intuitive music expression and collaborative performance among geographically separated musicians. The realization of the DIAMOUSES open framework for NMP addresses several technological issues and contributes to the solution of a number of problems relating to human perception and human-computer…


Jul 4, 2010
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Live Stage: Sonolevitation [hr Korcula]

levi.jpgDmitry Gelfand and Evelina Domnitch: Sonolevitation :: July 7, 2010; 9:00 pm :: grey) (area – space of contemporary and media art (basement of The Memorial Collection of Maksimilijan Vanka), Put sv. Nikole 7 . Korcula, Croatia.

Gelfand and Domnitch investigate wave phenomena to uncover the ephemeral workings of perception. They create performances and installations that exist solely as sensorial phenomena in constant flux. Their work entitled Sonolevitation features a 15 kHz standing wave generated between a transducer and a reflective surface. The sound creates focused pressure fields strong enough to enable levitation. Slivers of gold leaf are suspended in the air, and their disturbance of the standing wave creates the performance.

The authors will perform the work for a maximum audience of three persons at a time.


Jul 3, 2010
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Net_Music_Weekly: Locustream Promenade

promenade.jpgLocustream Promenade — @ Festival MIMI, July 1-14, 2010, Marseille, Iles du Frioul, France — is a sound art installation composed of sonic beams (10 parabolic dishes equipped with sound speakers and small computers). The parabolas are suspended in the public space in such a way that a visitor only hears the sound from the beam when he or she is directly underneath it. Each beam plays a different stream from the Locustream project. The live streamed sounds are soundscapes coming from remote locations through the Internet. The space where the paraboles are hung is virtually connected to geo-distant spaces. By moving from one beam to another the audience walks through audio windows opening out onto a worldwide soundscape. Invited to take part in this experience the listener becomes conscious his or her immediate surroundings in a new way, perception of the local audio environment is modified. Continue reading


Jun 30, 2010
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Cinesonika Festival and Conference [ca Vancouver]

cinos.jpgCall for Papers: Cinesonika Festival and Conference seeks contributions on Sound and the Moving Image :: Festival Dates: November 12-21, 2010 :: Conference Dates: November 13-14, 2010 :: Simon Fraser University, Surrey Campus, Vancouver, British Columbia :: Keynote Address: Don Ihde.

Cinesonika: The First International Film and Video Festival of Innovative Sound Design is adding a conference component. We are seeking interdisciplinary contributions on sound in relation to the moving image. Media thinkers, film scholars, art historians, performance theorists, composers, filmmakers, sound practitioners, multimedia semioticians, philosophers of perception – we invite these and others to submit proposals for 20 minute panel presentations. All accepted submissions will be considered for inclusion in an edited volume (papers should be expandable to 3000-5000 words if selected for final essay publication). Continue reading


Jun 27, 2010
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Live Stage: Performance Art Festival – Amplification [hr Osijek]

amp.jpg 10th Performance Art Festival: Amplification — audiovisual physical live acts with Francisco López (Spain) + Evelina Domnitch (Belarus / Netherlands) & Dmitry Gelfand (Russia / Netherlands) Kustos :: Curator:Darko Fritz Croatia / Netherland :: June 1 – 2, 2010 :: Barutana, Tvrdavica 192, Osijek, Croatia.

All of the technological audiovisual setups on display here challenge the limits of human perception in the physically achieved audiovisual surroundings. The sound is continually being treated as a physical fact, whether a field recording, or created as frequencies using the analogue and digital machinery in the scientific lab experiment happening live on the stage. The sound as such participates in the composition of a new kind of auditive experiences tailored to each performance location, often varying with the observation point within the performance room itself. Continue reading


May 31, 2010
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Stephen Vitiello’s “Something Like Fireworks” [us Wellesley, MA]

vitiello1.jpgIn his first solo exhibition in New England, sound artist and electronic musician Stephen Vitiello creates Something Like Fireworks, a new installation at the Davis Museum in Wellesley. The installation, done in collaboration with lighting designer Jeremy Choate, features Vitiello’s field recordings from the Australian outback, the Canadian wilderness, a Virginia marsh, and New York City’s streets. Vitiello’s soundtrack moves between the abstract and the recognizable, attuning us to the subtleties of ambient sound. In this piece, sound is connected with light and color, creating an immersive synaesthetic experience. The lighting has been designed in sympathy with the audio, and the resulting combination surrounds the visitor, altering our spatial perception. The installation is on view through June 6 at the Davis Museum on the campus of Wellesley College. Continue reading


Mar 1, 2010
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