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Radio Receiver as Musical Instrument: an essay

220px-jon_leidecker_01.jpgRadio Music, An essay by Jon Leidecker

“Radio Music” connects three examples from the history of the potential of the radio receiver as musical instrument, from its early beginnings in the twenties as captured on a comedy record, to formal art experiments in the forties and fifties, to its nostalgic presence in one of the very first song-based pop music collage albums, which heralded the now familiar practice of sampling. Continue reading


Jun 2, 2013
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Call for Papers: The Status of sound

cageatwdr.jpgCall for Papers:: The Status Of Sound: Writing Histories Of Sonic Art :: Due August 15, 2012 :: Notification: September 1, 2012

Is “sound art” defined more by the medium of sound or the context of art? It is with this deceptively simple question that we invite papers for The Status of Sound: Writing Histories of Sonic Art, an interdisciplinary conference on sound art and experimental music to be hosted at the Graduate Center, City University of New York on Friday, November 30, 2012, with Dr. Christoph Cox, Hampshire College, serving as the moderator for a roundtable of eminent scholars, composers, and artists including David Grubbs, Branden Joseph, and Marina Rosenfeld. Continue reading


Jul 28, 2012
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Live Stage: Live Interfaces: Performance, Art, Music [uk Leeds]

li-logo1.jpgLive Interfaces: Performance, Art, Music :: September 7-8, 2012 :: ICSRiM, School of Music, University of Leeds, UK :: On-line submissions now open :: Live Coding workshop with Thor Magnusson :: Special Issue of Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) :: Related conferences – TaPRA and ICMC ::

1. Online Submissions now open: If you would like to present a paper or performance during the conference, please submit a proposal in abstract form at: http://lipam.lurk.org/ Please use the provided template, and note the requirements detailed on the website.The deadline for both papers and performance proposals is 17th June, 2012. Continue reading


Jun 10, 2012
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Remix Theory: The Aesthetics of Sampling

Remix Theory: The Aesthetics of Sampling by Eduardo Navas, Springer:

Remix Theory: The Aesthetics of Sampling is an analysis of Remix in art, music, and new media. Navas argues that Remix, as a form of discourse, affects culture in ways that go beyond the basic recombination of material. His investigation locates the roots of Remix in early forms of mechanical reproduction, in seven stages, beginning in the nineteenth century with the development of the photo camera and the phonograph, leading to contemporary Remix culture. This book places particular emphasis on the rise of Remix in music during the 1970s and ’80s in relation to art and media at the beginning of the twenty-first Century. Navas argues that Remix is a type of binder, a cultural glue — a virus — that informs and supports contemporary culture. Continue reading


Jun 8, 2012
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Digimag Journal: Call for Papers

call.jpgDigimag Journal || “Places and Spaces” :: International Call for Papers :: Deadline: July 31, 2012 ::

The birth, growth and development of spaces open to the creative and experimental use of Media and Digital technologies have affected the production and dissemination of contents, have enriched the art system and its boundaries, have provided new methodologies of production, modes of art display and creative practices (and the daily work of individuals engaged in the field).
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Jun 6, 2012
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Making Noise: From Babel to the Big Bang and Beyond

9781935408123-medium.jpgMaking Noise: From Babel to the Big Bang and Beyond by Hillel Schwartz (Zone Books).

When did the “silent deeps” become cacophonous and galaxies begin to swim in a sea of cosmic noise? Why do we think that noises have colors and that colors can be loud? How loud is too loud, and says who? Attending, as ears do, to a surround of sounds at once physical and political, Hillel Schwartz listens across millennia for changes in the Western experience and understanding of noise. From the uproarious junior gods of Babylonian epics to crying infants heard over baby monitors, from doubly mythic Echo to amplifier feedback, from shouts frozen in Rabelaisian air to the squawk of loudspeakers and the static of shortwave radio, Making Noise follows “unwanted sound” on its surprisingly revealing path through terrains domestic and industrial, urban and rural, legal and religious, musical and medical, poetic and scientific. Continue reading


Mar 4, 2012
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Live Stage: Neuro Reality [de Berlin]

neuroreality.jpgWorkshop: Neuro Reality Check (Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science, Berlin) Performance: GenComp Collective Berlin & Book Launch: Critical Neuroscience: A Handbook of the Social and Cultural Contexts of Neuroscience :: December 2, 2011, 10:00 pm :: N.K., Elsenstr. 52/2, Hinterhaus Etage 2, 12059 Berlin :: Open to the public (register for the workshop here).

GenComp Collective Berlin: Chaotic, cybernetic, and hybrid systems — Neurological and cybernetic research techniques have been adopted by many experimental music protagonists, such as Louis and Bebe Barron, Alvin Lucier, David Tudor and others. Continue reading


Nov 27, 2011
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Call: Evomusart 2012: Deadline Extended

evo.jpgEvomusart 2012: Deadline Extension And Gpem’s Special Issue Announcement :: Call for Papers ::

Several authors have contacted Evomusart to get an extension of the submission deadline. It was therefore agreed, to extend the deadline for all events. Authors who have already submitted their work may update their submission until the deadline. The new submission deadline is December 7.

Evomusart 2012 :: 1st International Conference and 10th European Event on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design :: 11-13 April 2012, Malaga, Spain :: Part of evo* 2012; evomusart: http://www.evostar.org/2012/call-for-contributions/evomusart/ Continue reading


Nov 18, 2011
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Call: Network Music Festival [uk Birmingham]

network.jpgCall for proposals for performances, talks, installations, demos and workshops :: Network Music Festival, *Birmingham, UK :: January 27, 2012 to January 29, 2012 :: DEADLINE: 30th November 2011

The *Network Music Festival* will take place in January 2012 in Birmingham (UK) in the heart of Birmingham’s creative community. Presenting a diverse programme of laptop performances, live coding, communicating home-made musical gadgets, sound installations, workshops and everything else in between, the Network Musical Festival boasts an international line-up including some of Birmingham’s best home-grown hi-tech musical performers. We are looking for proposals for performances, talks, installations, demos and workshops. Continue reading


Nov 7, 2011
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Call: Papers for ICAD 2012 [us Atlanta, GA]

icad.jpgCall For Papers :: ICAD 2012 :: Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia :: the deadline for submission of papers and posters will be on or around February 3, 2012; other deadlines will follow ::

Preliminary Announcement and Call for Participation – ICAD 2012 :: The 18th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD2012) will be held June 18-22, 2012, at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the heart of midtown Atlanta, Georgia. The event will mark the 20th anniversary of the 1st International Conference on Auditory Display. Since 1992, ICAD has been the premier international venue for the dissemination and discussion of work related to the science, art, and practice of sound as a communicative display. Continue reading


Oct 26, 2011
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