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Live Stage: Certain Sundays [de Berlin]

hartman.jpgCertain Sundays is pleased to announce its 2011 spring-summer calendar:: Certain Sundays is a salon at SOWIESO, a monthly sound & music salon in Berlin. After a pause in Fall 2010, they have a very exciting program this year which they hope you will be able to attend! More details can be found on their new website:

February 27, 2011 from 17:00-19:00 Uhr :: Peter Behrends: soundso and Hanna Hartman: The Importance of Getting Lost:: SOWIESO, Weisestraße 24, 12049 Berlin, U8 Leinestraße :: conversations in English or Deutsch :: complimentary coffee & cake :: Admission: 5€

Peter Behrendsen: From 1965 to 1972 studied Theatre Science, German language, and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne; self-studied electronic musician since 1972, member of Josef Anton Riedl’s ensemble, for ten years as collaborator with Klaus Schöning at the WDR-Studio für Akustische Kunst. Continue reading

Feb 21, 2011
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Live Stage: mode +v noise workshop [de Berlin]

goto102.jpgmode +v noise, a workshop with GOTO10 :: October 16 – 17, 2009; 2:00 – 12:00 p.m. :: micro_research, pickledfeet, Linienstrasse 54, Berlin 10119 :: email m [at] to reserve a place (strictly limited to 8).

mode +v noise is a project of GOTO10, a collective of international artists and computer programmers. It is based on IRC, the oldest text-based Internet chat environment. This intervention will transform an IRC chat room/channel into a simple, collaborative, text-based online system for making music. Continue reading

Oct 13, 2009
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Radio Twitter

twit.jpgKate Green has written an article for Technology Review on “Radio Twitter” — Tune In to Radio Twitter: A student project sorts tweets by sentiment and puts them on a radio

Mark McKeague, a student at Queen’s University Belfast, has invented a radio that tunes in to and broadcasts messages posted on the social-networking site Twitter. In addition, the tweets are sorted by sentiment, such as happy or sad, based on their content. McKeague, who studies music technology, has created an interactive version of this radio twitter that allows people to listen to messages posted on the website in real time ….

For an interview with McKegue and a quick listen to Radio Twitter, go here.

Mar 9, 2009
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P22 Music Text Composition Generator

p22.jpgThe P22 Music Text Composition Generator is a free online music utility that allows any text to be converted into a musical composition. This composition is displayed in musical notation and simultaneously generated as a midi file.

The P22 Music Composition Font was proposed in 1997 to the John Cage Trust as an accompaniment to the John Cage text font based on the handwriting of the composer. The idea was basic and simple-every letter of the alphabet was assigned to a note on a scale. This would allow for any text to be converted into musical notation. The idea was rejected by the John Cage Trust, however the John Cage Silence font based on his famous 4’33” composition was accepted and continues to be offered for sale to this day. Continue reading

Feb 2, 2009
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Live Stage: Toni Dove’s Lucid Possession [us NYC]

dove.jpgToni Dove’s Lucid Possession :: January 15, 2009; 8:30 pm and January 16; 10:00 pm :: HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Ave., New York City.

Lucid Possession, the uncanny manifestation of a virtual multiple personality, combines music, text, dimensional robotic screens and projections to create a character, like an instrument, that speaks, sings, and dances. On-stage performers Toni Dove and composer, Mari Kimura control the entity’s physical and virtual movements, singing and speaking databases, in a form like cinematic bunraku. This short demo is a trio for two humans and one virtual entity. Lucid Possession is Winner of The Eugene McDermott Award, M.I.T. Continue reading

Jan 7, 2009
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Bjørn Melhus’ “Screensavers” [de Münich]

7screens.jpgOSRAM Art Projects presents SEVEN SCREENSBjørn Melhus’ Screensavers – an Interactive Multimedia Installation on LED Screens :: until April 22, 2009 :: OSRAM Haus, Hellabrunner Straße 1, 81543 München, Germany.

Screensavers is the name the internationally acclaimed media artist Bjørn Melhus has given his digital clones. With his sound reactive computer animations, whose images and texts are generated from an actual radio program, the artist renders the everyday language of mass media visible. Continue reading

Nov 19, 2008
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“Bronx Rhymes” by Claudia Bernett + Maria Ioveva

Turbulence Commission: Bronx Rhymes by Claudia Bernett and Maria Ioveva: Bronx Rhymes illuminates the history and significance of Hip Hop in the Bronx by tagging important locations for Hip Hop (1520 Sedgwick, for example) with posters. Each poster describes the historical significance of that location in the form of a rhyme, and invites people walking by to join in a rhyming battle by txt-ing their own rhyme from their mobile phone. The website displays the artists and locations along with all the submitted rhymes elevating the most recent submission. Eventually, visitors to the website will be able to rate existing rhymes, and add their own. Continue reading

Nov 15, 2008
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Lucas Kuzma: The Ecstasy of Communication

inst_a.jpgIn a typical neural network application, layers of simulated neurons are used to compute an output based on some input. The Ecstacy of Communication explodes the network to a human scale, both in terms of space and in terms of time. The result is a spatially-situated conflation of neural network and swarm intelligence, a population of sound-making devices interacting with each other and the sounds in their environment. Our focus shifts to the very activity of the network; the generative process itself becomes the art.

See movie: Continue reading

Apr 28, 2008
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Net_Music_Weekly: Regurgitated Monologues

garrett-phelan-radio.jpg[Image: Garrett Phelan] Garrett Phelan works and lives in Dublin, Ireland. In recent years Phelan has focussed his practice on extensive explorations into the formation of opinion and the absolute present, particularly manifested through independent FM radio transmission projects, drawing, video, photography and web based projects in both gallery and non gallery environments.

At what point will common sense prevail, 26 sound works to be presented for a 5 year period, was commissioned by the Lewis Glucksman Gallery and curated by René Zechlin. It marks the second phase of a series of projects exploring the formation of opinion; it deals with how cognition occurs in conversation, discussion or debate. Continue reading

Apr 24, 2008
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transmediale.08: Performances [de Berlin]

valve.jpgPerformances at transmediale.08: CONSPIRE – festival for art and digital culture, Berlin: Moving Forest by AKA the castle:: February 1, 2008, 11.00 am – 11.00 pm, all day performance at HKW and several locations in Berlin’s centre: Moving Forest is a 12-hour 5 act sonic performance operating with public wifi and mobile technology – an expandable citywide operatic manoeuvre/intervention. Derived from Kurosawa’s film version of Macbeth, Spider Web Castle, Moving Forest renders the film’s final sequences (12 minutes in length) into a 12-hour ‘sonica’ of grand scale. Moving Forest reinvents a modern edition of a Castle Central (here: the House of World Cultures) and a city in revolt. Continue reading

Jan 18, 2008
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