Blogger: helen

helenHelen Thorington is a writer, sound composer, and media artist, whose radio documentary, dramatic work, and sound/music compositions have been aired nationally and internationally for the past twenty-six years. Her web work includes “Solitaire” (1998) with Marianne Petit and John Neilson, an experimental narrative and card game; and “Adrift” (1997-2002), an evolving multi-location Internet performance collaboration with Marek Walczak and Jesse Gilbert. Adrift was presented at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria in 1997 and on numerous occasions for Internet audiences. Its final performance was given at the New Museum in New York City in 2001. Thorington was awarded a NYFA Fellowship for this work. She has also taken part as a composer in a number of national and transatlantic webcasts. Thorington is the founder and current co- director of the independent media organization, New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (aka Ether-Ore) with offices in New York City and Boston, the founder and producer of the national weekly radio series, New American Radio (1987-98), and founder and current co-producer of, where the series is archived, and the Turbulence web site (1996-present). Turbulence commissions, exhibits and promotes net art. With Michelle Riel and Jo-Anne Green she originated the ongoing networked_performance blog, an archive of current networked practice. View her web site! Helen can be contacted at newradio(at)

Posts by helen

Nov 29th, 16:56
Nov 4th, 12:49
Deadline Extended: Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition
Oct 13th, 12:50
Mendi+Keith Obadike and Sounding Race in America
Sep 24th, 14:02
Looks Like Music by Yuri Suzuki
Aug 20th, 13:49
The Widget Art Gallery – for IPhone, IPod, IPad
Aug 4th, 12:13
Open Call for Projects: Piksel13 [Bergen]
Jul 27th, 11:15
Call for Participation: International Research Conference [Aarhus]
Jul 26th, 11:38
3D Printed Wearable Instruments
Jun 2nd, 10:07
Radio Receiver as Musical Instrument: an essay
May 7th, 11:21
New Music USA’s New Grantmaking Strategy


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Robin Meier, Ali Momeni and the sound of insects

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What is this?

Networked_Music_Review (NMR) is a research blog that focuses on emerging networked musical explorations.


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NMR commissioned the following artists to create new sound art works. More...
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"Two Trains" by Data-Driven DJ aka Brian Foo

Two Trains: Sonification of Income Inequality on the NYC Subway by Data-Driven DJ aka Brian Foo: The goal of this song is to emulate a ride on the New York City Subway's 2 Train ... Read more
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Massachusetts Cultural Council
Networked: a (networked_book) about (networked_art)
New American Radio
New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.
New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency
New York State Music Fund
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