Archive for the ‘sound’ Category

Call: Marler Media Awards/ Sound Award

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

april22_marler_img.jpgMarler Media Art Awards 2013 :: © Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Creiler Platz 1, Rathaus
D-45768 Marl, Germany :: Call for entries :: Submission deadline: 17 May 2013
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Since 1984 the Museum of Sculpture Glaskasten Marl has hosted the Video Art Award, and since 2002 the Sound Art Award, which will be further developed to the EUROPEAN SOUNDART AWARD. (more…)

Early Sonic Experiments in the Soviet Union.

Monday, April 8th, 2013

syntones.jpgSynthsized Voices of the Revolutionary Utopia: Early Sonic Experiments in the Soviet Union

This book tells the remarkable story behind the pioneering experiments in audio synthesis and graphical sound that were being conducted in the early years of the Soviet Union by composer-theorists Arseny Avraamov, Boris Yankovsky and many others.
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Listen to the Surface of Earth

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Listen to the Surface of Earth transposed on Vinyl Record :: FLAT EARTH SOCIETY [Art of Failure 2008-2011] ::

FLAT EARTH SOCIETY from art of failure on Vimeo.

“Can we hear the Earth? Not the sounds occurring upon it but the Earth on a geophysical scale? […] The hill-and-dale technique was used in Edison’s phonograph, recording sound with a stylus that vertically cut a minute landscape into the grooves of the cylinder. (more…)

Sound Installation on Race and DNA [NYC, NY]

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

28_0.jpgMendi + Keith Obadike: American Cypher, A Sound Installation on Race and DNA :: The Studio Museum, 144 W. 125 Street, Harlem, New York City : March 28th, 2013 to June 30th, 2013 ::

The Studio Museum in Harlem presents “American Cypher”, an installation by conceptual artists Mendi + Keith Obadike. This site-specific work is a suite of projects that respond to American stories about race and DNA. The project includes an 8 channel sound & video installation with a series of letterpress prints and a book. (more…)

Live Stage: Sound sculptor Timo Kahlen at Mediations Biennale [Poznan]

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

image.jpgTimo Kahlen @ Mediations Biennale :: September 14, 2012 to October 14, 2012 :: at the Mediations Biennale in Poznan, Poland :: with Bill Viola, Martin Creed, Stephan Baumkötter, Misha Kuball, Corinna Krebber, Magdalena Jetelová, Tadeusz Kantor, Jaroslaw Kozlowski, Oscar Munoz and others :: Curated by Tomasz Wendland, Fumio Nanjo, Denise Carvalho, Friedhelm Mennekes :: Opening: Friday, September 14, at 6:00 p.m. :: See Timo Kahlen’s work at the Muzeum Archidiecezjalne

Current exhibitions:

“Sound Art. Klang als Medium der Kunst” (Sound as Medium of Art), ZKM Karlsruhe / Germany 16.3.2012 - 6.1.2013
With Steve Roden, John Cage, La Monte Young, Ryoji Ikeda, Rolf Julius, Carsten Nicolai, Timo Kahlen, Iannis Xenakis, Douglas Henderson, Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag and others. Curated by Peter Weibel and Julia Gerlach. (more…)

Call for Papers: The Status of sound

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

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. (more…)

Coming Soon: Steering Sound with Light

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

electrostriction.jpgFrom Technology Review :: The ability to create phonons and then steer them using laser beams could lead to a new generation of applications, say physicists ::

Zap an optical fibre with a couple of laser beams and the resulting interference pattern causes an interesting effect–it squeezes the material, an effect known as electrostriction. This creates a compression wave called a phonon, a packet of sound, which travels along the fibre.

Not to be outdone, phonons also influence light because they change the refractive index of the material. This bends light and alters its frequency, an effect known as Brillouin scattering.

After that, things get complicated…. Read on: http://www.technologyreview.com/view/428515/how-to-steer-sound-using-light/?nlid=nldly&nld=2012-07-17 OR: THE PHYSICS ARXIV BLOG Monday, July 16, 2012

Live Stage: The Global Composition: Conference on Sound, Media and the Environment [Darmstadt]

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

global.jpgThe Global Composition: Conference on Sound, Media and the Environment :: July 25-28, 2012 :: Hochschule Darmstadt / Media Campus Dieburg ::

Sound is ubiquitous and permanent, and embraces us as an envelope. Therefore, the experience of the auditory can be considered an environmental experience par excellence. The term and concept of soundscape reflects this idea. It implies, that sounds do not exist in isolation, and have to be understood as being embedded in and interacting with other sounds and perceptions coining the perceptional abilities of individuals and societies and their social relations: soundscape is a system in which all elements are interdependent. (more…)

Live Stage: Incidental Music - Site-Specific Installation/Performances [Queens]

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

frag.jpgIncidental Music - Site-Specific Installation/Performances :: In Fragmental Museum — a 50,000 Sq Ft Former Warehouse :: 47-10 Austell Place, Queens, New York 11101 :: Saturday, June 16th, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. :: Reception and refreshments at 6:00 p.m. :: Performances from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ::

Fragmental Museum’s Sound Series kicks-off with a day of site-specific installations and performances curated by Composer/turntablist Tristan Shepherd. (more…)

Invisible Time - a show for ears [Helsinki]

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

invisibletime-445×316.jpgInvisible Time - a show for ears :: MUU galleria :: Lőnnrotinkatu 33, 00180 Helsinki, Finland :: Open: June 8 – 21, 2012 :: Tue-Fri 12-5 p.m., Sat-Sun 12-4 p.m. Produced by Artists’ Association MUU. Curated by Rita Leppiniemi and Timo Soppela :: Contact director@muu.fi Timo Soppela Phone: +3589625972 ::

Produced by Artists’ Association MUU, INVISIBLE TIME is an exhibition of international Sound Art featuring works by 12 artists from 11 countries. It includes four sound installations: Miriam Akkermann’s (South Korea) interactive Info-Room deals with information exchange and its position in society. Derek Holzer (USA) uses self-made electronics and electro acoustic soundboxes in his installation, whereas Takashi Mitsui (Japan) employs ambient sound from Helsinki in his installation Symphony Room Number L-33. Stefan Riebel (Germany) creates a time (consuming) installation with LP-players. (more…)