Archive for May, 2011

Live Stage: Harvestworks’ NY Electronic Arts Festival [New York City]

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

harv.jpgHarvestworks’ New York Electronic Arts Festival:: with exhibitions, concerts and workshops from May 27, 2010 to Sep 25, 2010 :: in collaboration with The National Park Service, River to River Festival, Trinity Wall Street, Roulette and other partners, and sponsored by Tekserve, New York’s Largest Independent Apple Store and Service Facility. The festival is a summer series of concerts, workshops, and exhibitions centered on the cutting-edge work being done at the intersection of art and technology.

For the first time the Festival will take place outside of galleries and concert halls, and will explore the geography of the island through sound and related technology, re-imagining the architecture and history of the spaces. Some of Governors Island’s public spaces will be transformed into a series of sound landscapes where the public can appreciate a new dimension to the visual and auditory environment. (more…)

Playing a Cityscape as a Piano Score

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

pianola.jpgPianola City Music: Playing a Cityscape as a Piano Score ::

Pianola City Music attempts to overcome the almost inevitable urge to program and computerize our most imaginative ideas.

A physical model of the Dutch city of Eindhoven is rolled onto a drum and attached to a piano, so that its buildings hit the piano keys in a specific rhythm and the physical pattern of the city becomes expressed into a unique sound. The cityscape Eindhoven apparently produces a quite chaotic soundscape, although this might also be influenced by the methodology of it all, of which another beautiful example includes SolarBeat.

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Net_Music_Weekly: Moori - Audience Participatory Performance

Friday, May 13th, 2011

moori.pngMoori: Audience Participatory Performance :: May 14, 2011; 9:00 pm + May 20, 2011; 7:00 pm :: Barkroom, Parsons, 2 W. 13th St. Ground Floor (corner of 5th Ave), New York, NY.

Moori, by Haeyoung Kim, is an interactive audience participatory audio-visual performance. By incorporating multiple modes of messaging on a mobile phone, users tell their stories to guided questions by the performer. User data is processed to generate algorithmic audio and visuals while creating a larger narrative. This collaboration creates dialog among the performer and audience members and suggests new possibilities that can exist through the combination of algorithmic animation, audio and language. (more…)

Call for Artists: SoundWalk2011 [Long Beach, CA]

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

walk.jpgSoundWalk 2011: Call for Submissions :: Artists who, in any manner, utilize sound in their work are invited to submit to the Eighth Annual SoundWalk event to be held in Long Beach CA on Saturday, October 1, 2011. Please visit for submission requirements and details.

SoundWalk is an ear-oriented art event produced annually by the Long Beach artist group, FLOOD. The evening operates under the concept of a five-hour audioscopic experience as provided by sound art located in various indoor and outdoor spaces situated in Downtown Long Beach. The artwork combines, in multiple ways, a wide range of media as well as other interplayful sensory elements. There are sculptures, environments, installations, both interactive and passive, as well as scheduled performances.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, July 1st, 2010.

Live Stage: I C::ntr::l Nature v3 @ WRO2011 [Wroclaw]

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

I C::ntr::l Nature v3@ WRO2011 Media Art Biennale, Alternative Now :: May 13, 2011 at 19:00 hrs :: The Grotowsky Institute, Wroclaw, Poland :: Audiovisual concert I C::ntr::l Nature v.3.0 for augmented bass guitar and butterfly by Marco Donnarumma (UK).

I C::ntr::l Nature v. 3 excerpts - Audiovisual concert for augmented electric bass guitar, self-designed software and butterfly from Marco Donnarumma aka TheSAD on Vimeo.

A gigantic, stringy life form struggles to take life, the convulsions slowly transform its shape in a brand-new body, at last a caterpillar is revealed. (more…)

Live Stage: CTRL+ALT+REPEAT [Providence, RI]

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

ctrl_alt_repeat-spring_2011.jpgCTRL+ALT+REPEAT :: Music by Morton Feldman and Christine Kubisch:: Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 8:30 p.m. :: 41 Central St. Providence, Rhode Island 02907 ::

CTRL+ALT+REPEAT is an experimental music series that focuses on cutting-edge electronic music, improvisation, contemporary classical music, and sound art. The Spring 2011 edition will feature Morton Feldman’s 1951 string quartet Structures and Christina Kubisch’s Vibrations for string quartet and vibrators, performed by the Community MusicWorks Players alongside performances by Ernst Karel, Lyn Goeringer and Mem1. This concert is presented in conjunction with Community MusicWorks and is made possible in part by a grant from the Brown University Creative Arts Council.

Calabi Portal Project RFQ

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Calabi Portal Projecta laboratory for ideas and the imagination :: Call for Proposals — No Deadline.

This competition is open to visionary designers, artists, architects, and scientists, and any collaborative combination. All designs will be theoretical. No background or experience in engineering, construction, or actual fabrication materials is required as the structure will be self-generating and assembling. The challenge is to conceive of the possibilities of an architectural visualization of 10 dimensional space incorporating the six dimensional Calabi-Yau manifold. The proposed structure is to take the form of what we loosely describe as a “Tower”, and is open to interpretation. It may also contain or emanate light and sound.

See website for more information. Sponsored by the Multiverse Research Institute.

Live Stage: Radius, Episode 07: Foradius by Sturqen [Chicago, IL]

Monday, May 9th, 2011

radiussmall.jpegRadius will broadcast Episode 07: Foradius by Sturgen — César Rodrigues and David Arantes, a duo from Portugal. Their music explores a vast amount of sonic rhythmics where a techno-trance universe is combined with a constant noise attitude.

Foradius is a work created specifically for broadcast on Radius. The two members of Sturqen worked independently of each other using Portuguese radio transmissions as source material. The fragmented radio clips were then digitally processed and joined together to create the 18-minute composition. (more…)

Trimpin premieres The Gurs Zyklus [Palo Alto, CA]

Monday, May 9th, 2011

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. (more…)

Live Stage: Investigating Satellites [Gijón]

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

satelites.jpgFrom the 10th to the 14th of May 2011 the Plataforma Cero of LABoral welcomes an international meeting to critically and artistically investigate satellites, that fundamental, often occult, sign of our times :: Los Prados, 12133394 Gijón (Asturias), Spain :: Phone: +34 985 185 577

▪ Politics and Poetics of satélites. MSST, Joanna Griffin, Reni Hoffmuller ….
▪ de/Construction of a satélite. David Pello.
▪ Listening, Spotting y Sousveillance. Alejo Duque.

“Galileo collapsed Geocentricity but this has been reconstructed through the unstoppable and insatiable ambition for connectivity that is today represented by the ring of artifical geostationary satellites. The Earth thus re-becomes an immobile object in the middle of a spinning “universe”.” Mathurin Milan (more…)