Archive for the ‘sound’ Category

Net_Music_Weekly: n-Polytope: Behaviors in Light and Sound after Iannis Xenakis [Gijón]

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

chris_salter.jpg[Chris Salter working at his installation in the Exhibitions Gallery of the Art Centre. Photo:LABoral/Sergio Redruello] n-Polytope: Behaviors in Light and Sound after Iannis Xenakis - A performance-installation by Chris Salter in collaboration with Sofian Audry, Marije Baalman, Adam Basanta, Elio Bidinost and Thomas Spier :: until September 10 :: LABoral, Los Prados, 121, 33394 Gijón, Spain.

n-Polytope: Behaviors in Light and Sound after Iannis Xenakis is a contemporary re-imagining of the Greek composer and architect Iannis Xenakis’s radical architectural environments called Polytopes (from the Greek poli, ‘many’ and topos, ‘space’). (more…)

“Listening in Place - Window” by Katharine Norman

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Listening in Place - Window — an interactive sound text about everyday sounds and listening, in memory of John Cage — by Katharine Norman.

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: 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 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…)

Rorschach Audio - Art & Illusion for Sound

Monday, May 28th, 2012

ra_cover_web1.jpgRorschach Audio - Art & Illusion for Sound by Joe Banks :: “The earliest form of sound recording technology was not a machine but was written language…” (page 96) :: Trade distribution by Turnaround Production by Strange Attractor :: Published by Disinformation :: ISBN 978-1-907222-20-7 ::

What are the connections between Leonardo da Vinci and Dick Whittington, between the BBC Monitoring Service and punk band The Clash, between wartime military intelligence work, visual arts theory, battle management systems, Spiritualism, radio and recording technology and criminal witness testimony? What role do JG Ballard, Osama bin Laden, William Burroughs, Jean Cocteau, Jean Genet, Adolf Hitler, William Hogarth, Victor Hugo, Joe Meek, Pope Pius (more…)

Live Stage: Supersonix conference [London]

Monday, May 28th, 2012

super.jpgSupersonix conference :: Celebrate the art and science of sound at Exhibition Road, London’s cultural heartland :: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 through Saturday, June 23, 2012 :: at Exhibition Road, London SW7, United Kingdom :: ::

Confirmed artists and speakers : Sarah Angliss, Sam Auinger, Barry Blesser and Linda-Ruth Salter, Mira Calix, Jacob Kirkegaard, Aleksander Kolkowski, Bernhard Leitner, Kaffe Matthews, David McAlpine, Louis Niebur Andreas Oldörp, Aura Satz, Sophie Scott, Carsten Seiffarth, Jason Singh, Jonathan Sterne, Salomé Voegelin and CRiSAP panel, Sha Xin Wei, Jana Winderen, The Wire Panel including David Toop. (more…)

Live Stage: A Sonic Journey [London]

Friday, May 25th, 2012

under.jpgUnderscore by Mem Morrison - a sonic journey through the Thames :: May 27, 2012, 1-5 p.m. :: Wandsworth Park, SW15, London ::

Created especially for Wandsworth Park’s 300m avenue of trees, Mem Morrison’s Underscore is a sonic journey through the Thames – from Richmond Pier through to the Thames Gateway.

Using underwater recordings taken at several points along the Thames, created with sound designer and long-time collaborator Andy Pink, Mem creates a human version of the river with 25 local participants.

Playing with the imagery of boat signwriting and echoing the passing rowing races, Underscore heightens the architecture and alignment of trees, both visually and aurally. (more…)