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Turbulence Commission: “Public Works” by Chris Mann

mann_285.jpgTurbulence Commission: Public Works by Chris Mann [Needs Firefox and Speakers/Headphones]:

Either/Or performed the world premiere of Public Works at ISSUE Project Room on June 23, 2012.

For any standard instrumentation (string trio or quartet, wind quintet, whatever) playing standard repertoire. Having chosen a piece from repertoire, each player to play other than their usual instrument (first violin to play cello, for example), and play only those notes they deem necessary (because they give the player an opportunity to change their mind, because they make other notes possible, or for some other reason other than their mere existence). Once started, there should be no attempt to synchronise time.

Public Works is a 2012 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence website. It was made possible with funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Continue reading


Jul 15, 2012
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Broadcast Art, Sound & Independent Culture

basic_fm.pngBroadcast Art, Sound & Independent Culture :: Call for Participation – Deadline: February 20, 2012; 5:00 pm. Continue reading


Jan 22, 2012
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NMR Commission: “More of the Same” by LoVid

moreofthesame_300_95_icon.jpgMore of the Same by LoVid [Start slowly with 1; close each popup window before launching the next] – More of the Same extends LoVid’s investigation of electrical irregularities and human interactions. After it loads copies of a single sound sample, fissures in the digital veneer are explored as the spoken communication is played back repeatedly. Though each instantiation of the speech is identical, physical constraints affect the timing. This allows the nature of the medium to peek through the cracks in the voices. Continue reading


Jun 1, 2011
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Trimpin premieres The Gurs Zyklus [us Palo Alto, CA]

medium_trimpin_bw.jpgTrimpin premieres The Gurs Zyklus at Stanford University’s Memorial Auditorium on May 9, 2011 as part of Stanford Lively Arts’ 2010-11 Season.

The Gurs Zyklus (Gurs Cycle) is a performance that combines instrumental and vocal music, sculpture, and spoken word. In some ways, it is a culmination of many aspects of Trimpin’s career and personal biography, drawing together elements of his childhood in Germany, his artistic practice as an instrument-maker and the history of the internment camp at Gurs, near the Spanish-French border. Born in Istein, Germany (now Efringen-Kirchen) in 1951, Trimpin was haunted by the camp at Gurs, where Jews from Istein were interned during World War II. As an adult, he worked with composer Conlon Nancarrow, who revealed that he had been held at Gurs during the Spanish Civil War. Continue reading


May 9, 2011
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NMR Commission: “Voices from the Paradise Network” by John Hudak

hudak_300.jpgVoices from the Paradise Network by John Hudak, with Flash programming by erational.org [Needs Flash Player and speakers on] – John writes: My mother-in-law passed away recently, reminding me of a technique that a parapsychologist named Dr. Konstantin Raudive (1906-1974) used to record what he purported to be voices of deceased spirits. With the amount of information moving around on the internet these days, and the passing of my mother-in-law, who I thought would want to get in touch (if possible), I thought I’d give Raudive’s technique a try within the digital realm. Continue reading


Mar 6, 2010
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Live Stage: Anne Bean at Campbell Works [uk London]

encounter.jpgAnne Bean at InCounter :: November 28, 2009; 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. :: Campbell Works, 27 Belfast Road, London.

Anne Bean will be performing with Bow Gamelan Ensemble collaborator, sculptor Richard Wilson and Susie Honeyman of The Mekons, at InCounter – a night of live sonic art, performance and video, at Campbell Works in Stoke Newington, London. Also performing will be Artsadmin Bursary recipient Melanie Clifford, and a wealth of other artists.

Campbell Works is the creative partnership of artists Neil Taylor & Harriet Murray. Their studio practice extends to running an artist led gallery space, initiating and curating art projects, and undertaking a wide range of public realm interventions. Continue reading


Nov 27, 2009
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Live Stage: Homler, Delia and Liberovskaya [us Medway, MA]

anna.jpgAnna Homler, Michael Delia and Al Margolis :: October 23, 2009, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m :: Enchanted Fox, 174 Main St., Medway, MA.

[image: Anna Homler]

L.A. based spoken-word and intermedia artist Homler has worked with instrument builder and sound and visual artist Delia. Delia has worked with composer Margolis and video artist Liberovskaya. Now they will all work together. The adventure begins with toys, homemade instruments, live sampling, pre-recorded sound, voice, words and live video.

Anna Homler; Michael Delia; Al Margolis.


Oct 14, 2009
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Live Stage: Interactive Lecture Series [us Los Angeles]

1248298190image_web.jpgOJO Presents Interactive Lecture SeriesAn Engagement Party Event :: August 6, 2009; 7:00 – 10:00 pm :: MOCA, Ahmanson Auditorium, 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA.

Interactive Lecture Series will consist of a series of lectures, each of which will act as a musical score, with the speaker, audience, space, and environment functioning as compositional elements. As talks are presented on various topics, members of OJO will take up position beside the lectern as the house band, using audio trickery to affect the audience’s reception of live speech. Focusing on specific words and phrases in order to induce listeners to react in all sorts of ways, their interventions should lead to chaotic and memorable lectures. Continue reading


Jul 30, 2009
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Live Stage: Aesthetic Evidence [us Cambridge, MA]

halsey.jpgAesthetic Evidence :: May 1, 2009; 8:00 – 9:30 pm :: MIT Museum, 265 Mass. Ave, Cambridge, MA.

Aesthetic Evidence will create an audio-visual experience based on the theme of ‘elements’ and inspired by spoken human voice recordings. Members of the group have recorded responses to specific questions from a variety of participants over the past several months. These recordings along with traditional and electronic instruments and related video footage will act as the raw material for this partially composed, partially improvised performance. Continue reading


Apr 23, 2009
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“Dream Sweepers” by APO33 [fr Amiens]

dream1.jpgDream Sweepers by APO33 (led by Jenny Pickett & Julien Ottavi) :: February 3 – 20, 2009 :: Art School Gallery of Amiens.

Dream Sweepers is a sound sculpture using speech (narration) and sound related to concepts of memory and experience. The audio souvenirs, perceived ambiances and the received sonic life of the city delivers its unconscious impressions / expressions and simultaneously transmits those via remote telephonic narratives and resounding cut ups echoing across different cityscapes (London, Marseille, Nantes, Amiens…etc).

APO33 — as an interdisciplinary laboratory drawing on the artistic and technological fields — fosters various collective projects associating research, experimentation and social intervention. Continue reading


Feb 1, 2009
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