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Live Stage: Our Lady of Detritus [us NYC]

trikesolar-umbrella.jpgKristin Norderva in her latest collaboration with Jill Sigman, Our Lady of Detritus – an interactive mobile performance installation about trash and transcendence :: Sunday, September 20: 2-4PM :: Queens Botanical Garden (Queens), 4350 Main St. (inside the Garden, near Main St. entrance).

Our Lady of Detritus is a portable performance installation that will travel to parks and outdoor spaces in multiple NYC boroughs this Fall. A funky “food for thought” cart made of an orange cargo tricycle, Our Lady of Detritus is about trash and transcendence – raising awareness about waste management and recycling, while looking at our personal relations to re-invention, garbage, and throwing things away. Think of an old-fashioned hot dog cart for experimental art… Continue reading


Sep 16, 2009
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Live Stage: SonicRecycler5 [uk London]

aleks_kolkowski4.jpgSonicRecycler5: James Blackshaw, Bills Wells, Annie Whitehead, Steve Beresford :: May 9, 2009; 4:00 – 11:30 pm :: Watermans Art Centre, 40 High Street, Brentford, London.

A unique evening of provocative, entertaining and experimental music, presented by Sprawl, Brentford Recycling Action Group and Watermans. SonicRecycler5, the fifth in an annual series, is an event showcasing the many different strands of eclectic ideas in music, and promoting recycling concepts. With performers, DJ’s, films, stalls and interactive presentations, it’s a packed evening of radical sounds in a lovely Thameside venue, overlooking Kew Gardens. Think: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle. Continue reading


Apr 28, 2009
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Recycling_Sampling_Jamming [de Berlin]

header.jpgRecycling_Sampling_Jamming. Artistic Strategies Now Festival/ Symposium Re-* :: February 26-28, 2009 :: Academy of Arts, Hanseatenweg 10, Berlin-Tiergarten.

The interdisciplinary festival seeks to examine through lectures, concerts, videoscreenings and an acoustic bar the artistic cross-media practices of Recycling, Sampling and Culture Jamming, which rely on the repetition and recreation of the Old and the transformation in the New. Reputable scientists and international artists from music, arts, netarts, film, design and advertising will exemplify at the Academy of Arts, Berlin, the current cultural and political relevance as well as the distinctions of these strategies. Continue reading


Feb 23, 2009
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Reblogged Sit Down, Stand Up

Floteson – Sonic Sources, Courses, and Rearrangements [se Malmö]

mixflo.jpg[Image: Magnetic Migration Music by Zoe Irvine] Floteson – Sonic Sources, Courses, and Rearrangements with Nikos Arvanitis, Nate Harrison, Ralf Homann, Zoe Irvine, Andreas Kurtsson, Henning Lundkvist, Sony Mao, Tisha Mukarji, Laurence Rassel, The Tape-beatles, Terre Thaemlitz, Ultra-red – Curated by Jens Maier-Rothe :: October 25 – November 8, 2008 :: KHM Gallery, Ystadsvägen 22A, Malmö, Sweden.

This exhibition examines diverse forms in the recycling of sound. Floteson was the Anglo-Norman precursor of the English word flotsam which loosely describes objects found floating or washed ashore. Combining “float” (Old-Fr. floter) and “sound” (Fr. son), the exhibition jumps on the sonic track of permanent reuse and follows the loop of discarding, recycling and transforming of sonic source material. Traveling with the flow it shows some of the key strategies and instigators for a use of diverse sound recycling methods within contemporary art. Continue reading


Oct 29, 2008
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Live Stage: Leonardo Art Science Evening [us San Francisco]

dglove.jpgLeonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) :: September 8, 2008; 6:00 – 11:00 pm :: SFSU Downtown Center, 835 Market Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA :: Space is limited. To RSVP, send email to: p [at] scaruffi.net.

6:45-7:15pm: Thomas Zimmerman, IBM Almaden Research Center, on Music as the Mother of Invention: Many of my inventions started as input devices for musical instruments. The DataGlove was a means to play air guitar. The Personal Area Network was a means to play air drums. I shall discuss the development of input devices for electronic musical instruments and how they contributed to inventions.

7:15-7:45pm: William Hsu and Matt Heckert of the Multimedia & Visualization Lab at SFSU on Sound Machines and Computer Control: Continue reading


Sep 5, 2008
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Review of “The Appearance Machine”

p_2180.jpg“For nearly ten years, trash has been the focus of a massive project, an audiovisual work called The Appearance Machine, by artists Willy Le Maitre & Eric Rosenzveig. This is a project that deals firsthand with an overabundance of material that won’t go away, and about seeing the beautiful possibilities of trash, giving the act of recycling a new context. The result is conflicting, producing in the viewer a sense of alienation and comfort, disbelief and wonder.

The once aimless material waste becomes the nexus of a unique art project that celebrates waste and the odd notion of an enjoyable wasteland through a complex means of processing and image making. The Appearance Machine’s permanent residence is in New York City, the unofficial center of the detritus crisis as home of the largest landfill in the world. The machine itself is housed in a warehouse space that doubles as a factory or lab for audiovisual ‘performances’ set to an orchestra of digitally produced sound. Continue reading


Jun 24, 2008
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Call + Response [lu Luxembourg]

callandresponse.jpgCall + Response :: April 25-28, 2008 :: A Series of Events hosted by Candice Breitz :: Mudam Luxembourg, 3 Park Dräi Eechelen, L-1499 Luxembourg :: Please register online before April 10! Booking is essential due to limited seating.

Creative innovation has always relied, to some extent, on the logic of call-and-response, a phrase that Breitz borrows from musicologists, who use it to describe the interactive quality that is key to musical experience in various oral cultures. Mudam warmly invites you to share your ideas with a group of artists and thinkers as they explore the logic of call-and-response and reflect on strategies of artistic appropriation and creative recycling during a three-day line-up of performances, panels and discussions. Continue reading


Mar 27, 2008
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Live Stage: Sonic Recycler IV [uk London]

aleks_kolkowski4.jpgSonic Recycler IV :: May 10, 2008 4:00 – 11.30 pm :: Watermans Art Centre, 40 High Street, Brentford, London.

Live: Blevin Blectum, David Toop, Sean O’hagan (High Llamas/Microdisney), Aleks Kolkowski (Recording Angels), Simon Bookish :: DJs: Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab / Monade), Janek Schaefer (Rummages The Oxfam Box as DJ Dedication), Iris Garrelfs :: Demos / Installations: Aleks Kolkowski – live CD recycling demo Dithernoise; Simon Storey – pedal-powered installation. Bring your old CDs to be recycled into vinyl records or for the Oxfam box. – Think: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle Continue reading


Mar 24, 2008
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NMR Commission: “Air Detritus” by Miya Masaoka

logo_300.jpgAir Detritus is derived from sounds that were collected from the air and water detritus of Central Park, New York. Sounds were collected via a 2-way radio submerged in a pond, and on land. The act of recycling materials into a new piece, and re-using objects and sound fragments seems a way to re-imagine the world, a symbolic treatment that enacts the idea of sustainability as an elusive but critical goal of consuming fewer materials. As a consumer working with digital tools, I have accumulated many old monitors, hard drives, cords, and interfaces that are quickly obsolete. The molded plastic and metal have a perverse dialectical relationship to the data of ones and zeros that are transported and stored. This piece is a moment of reflection upon these relationships, and our relationship to the world. – Miya Masaoka Continue reading


Feb 13, 2008
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