Networked_Music_Review / performance-tools
Scroll to prev post Scroll to next post

Category: tool

Live Stage: Handmade Music Brooklyn [us NYC]

n387643270864_5324.jpgHandmade Music Brooklyn :: March 8, 2010; 7:00 pm :: Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY :: “Free: Musical sewing machines, gestural controllers, touch-based hexagonal music hardware, trumpet-inspired A/V instruments, and electro-country honky-tonk — another party+variety show+science fair of the latest, oddest DIY music making tech.” (Peter Kirn)

Science fair, party, variety show – Handmade Music celebrates unusual DIY creations in music, with people who make their own tools to make their own music.

This month, Galapagos Art Space means a stage, a bar, and a huge lineup of free music: Continue reading

Mar 5, 2010
Comments (0)

Live Stage: Handmade Jam [us Brooklyn, NY]

10731_296677105197_900580197_9375160_802500_n.jpgJam Session @ 3rd Ward Brooklyn :: October 15, 2009, 7:30 – 10:00 pm :: at 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn, NY

[image: Wearable sonic dress with felted patch cords – patch cord by Sarah and Lara Grant]

The party celebrates the people making original tools to make original music, this one another grab bag of unusual inventive sonic technologies. Such as:

GREAT TIGER is an electro rock duo from Brooklyn. They get the party started with the help of The Box, a homemade MIDI controller made out of arcade buttons. Taking inspiration from Daft Punk to Deep Purple, GREAT TIGER fuses themselves into your brain with the help of bright lasers and poison-gas fog machines. Continue reading

Oct 15, 2009
Comments (0)

Tone Matrix and Audio Tool

hobnox.jpg Tone Matrix is a simple sinewave synthesizer triggered by an ordinary 16-step sequencer. Each triggered step causes a force on the underlying wave-map. The sound generation is basically a polyphone synthesizer with a simple delay with a varying read-offset to make the tones vibrating in the end. It’s fun to play with.

From Andre Michelle: After uploading it on my laboratory the run began. I am counting more than 250.000 impressions, endless feedback, suggestions and even videos on Youtube. I will definitely put the sequencer in our AudioTool. But don’t expect an update before autumn. We are trying to make 1.0 a serious music application with sequencing, automation, modulation, audio-tracks, synthesizers and what not. So there is no time to enhance this little toy. But I have added at least Clipboard support to let you save your pattern to sequence of numbers. Unfortunately the audio output is very glitchy when the context-menu is running. Continue reading

May 13, 2009
Comments (0)

The UPIC System (1977-2009)

xenakis.jpgUPIC is a computerised musical composition tool, devised by the composer Iannis Xenakis. It was developed at the Centre d’Etudes de Mathématique et Automatique Musicales (CEMAMu) in Paris, and was completed in 1977. The name is an acronym of Unité Polyagogique Informatique du CEMAMu. Xenakis used it on his subsequent piece Mycènes Alpha (1978), and it has been used by composers such as Jean-Claude Risset (on Saxatile (1992)), Takehito Shimazu (Illusions in Desolate Fields (1994)), and Curtis Roads.

Physically, the UPIC is a digitising tablet linked to a computer, which has a vector display. Its functionality is similar to that of the later Fairlight CMI, in that the user draws waveforms and volume envelopes on the tablet, which are rendered by the computer. Once the waveforms have been stored, the user can compose with them by drawing “compositions” on the tablet, with the X-axis representing cumulative duration, and the Y-axis representing pitch. Continue reading

May 13, 2009
Comments (0)

Live Stage: Alessandro Bosetti [us NYC]

harvestworks.jpgALESSANDRO BOSETTI: MASK/MIRROR:: January 26, 2009; 7:00 pm :: Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center :: 596 Broadway #602, New York City.

Mask/Mirror (M/M) is a sampler-based software tool created using Max/MSP that processes recordings of spoken language in real time. In performance, the composer uses samples of his own voice to create an ambiguous situation of being interrupted by himself all the time and of having to resort to all possible resources to keep making sense. The sampler follows both sound and meaning criteria in sorting, organizing and processing samples and formulating utterances. Continue reading

Jan 21, 2009
Comments (0)

The Bit Blob: Pure Noise

Noise performers extraordinaire, The Loud Objects, and Dr. Bleep have teamed up to create the first being of pure noise!

The Bit Blob is a digital noise maker that’s controlled by connecting its contacts together, allowing you to bend your way through unlimited sonic madness. You can also connect LEDs, audio outputs, or other Bit Blobs between control pins!

Comes with hookup wires, output jacks and LEDs.

Thanks to Bleep Labs

Dec 30, 2008
Comments (0)

A Socially-Networked Music Personality Test

picture_135.pngFrom Wired Magazine: Signal Patterns: A Socially-Networked Music Personality Test by Eliot Van Buskirk (December 16, 2008):

Ever wonder what your “music personality” is like? Signal Patterns is offering an online test that plays a variety of music clips and asks the listener to rate how much they like “this type of music.”

The test takes about five minutes, after which your musical personality will be profiled using 14 attributes, the sites in an equalizer-like format. You can share your results and compare them against friends who have also taken the test by linking Signal Patterns to profiles on Facebook, Flickr, imeem, and MySpace. For more, click here

Dec 17, 2008
Comments (0)

Do you know JAVOICE?

java.gifjavoice: See with sound – see with your ears! Free soundscape synthesizer and sequencer! This fully interactive page allows you to draw your own 64 × 64, 16 grey-tone image and immediately hear the corresponding 64-voice polyphonic visual sound being synthesized on the fly! See and hear how The vOICe mapping works for your input. The 64-channel sound synthesis maps the image into an exponentially distributed frequency interval for a one second visual sound.

Furthermore, you can view sound waves, sonify existing images, train for audiovisual synesthesia, perform on-line composing, make visual sound animations and create spectrograms (sonograms, sonagrams). Continue reading

Oct 3, 2008
Comments (0)

Live Stage: Jason Freeman – Sound Microscope [us Miami]

sound-microscope-screen1.jpgiSAW and Subtropics present a celebration of the work of one of Miami’s rising stars, composer Jason Freeman and the unveiling of his new work Sound Microscope, commissioned by iSAW. Recommended footwear: flip flops :: September 28, 2008; 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. :: Light Box Theater, 3000 Biscayne Blvd, Miami :: Tickets here.

Sound Microscope is a simple interactive web application designed by Jason Freeman and Mark Godfrey for exploring the inner lives of sounds. A pan-and-zoom interface (similar to online map services) isolates small fragments of a sound file in time and frequency space, bringing structural subtleties and hidden details to the aural foreground. It is intended to help students (or anyone!) learn about the visual representation of a sound and its frequency components while encouraging them to listen in new ways and from new perspectives. Continue reading

Sep 12, 2008
Comments (0)

Live Stage: Takuro Mizuta Lippit [us NYC]

17810-134-200.jpgHARVESTWORKS Digital Media Arts Center :: Presentation by STEIM’s Takuro Mizuta Lippit :: 596 Broadway, Suite 602 (at Houston St), New York, NY 10012 :: Tel: 212-431-1130 :: :: Subway: F/V Broadway/Lafayette, 6 Bleeker, W/R Prince :: July 17, 2008;6:30 pm.

Takuro will introduce the general history of STEIM, from its start in the late 60s as a collective of composers, improvisors and musicians to a research lab, artist in residence and venue for adventurous live electronic arts. Later he will demo his own performance set up consisting of a turntable, dj mixer, self-built USB controller and Max/MSP. Crossfader-triggered sampler “cut n play” and right-hand usb interface “audile” are some of the unique modules that he has designed to seamlessly integrate live sampling into the flow of turntable performance. Continue reading

Jul 16, 2008
Comments (0)


Current interview:
Robin Meier, Ali Momeni and the sound of insects

Previous Interviews:


livestage music sound performance calls + opps installation audio/visual radio festival instrument networked audio interactive experimental electronic workshop video participatory writings event mobile exhibition concert live collaboration electroacoustic environment nature reblog distributed soundscape field recording net_music_weekly improvisation software history locative media space public noise recording immersion voice acoustic sonification lecture generative conference body tool sound sculpture net art art + science VJ/DJ light diy remix site-specific perception mapping film visualization listening laptop algorithmic multimedia city urban data wearable architecture open source game virtual biotechnology sound walk spatialization webcast hacktivism robotic image score platform electromagnetic new media cinema ecology found news composer telematic interface streaming residency interviews/other sensor dance circuit bending synesthesia physical political notation intervention object controller broadcasts conversation narrative second life responsive mashup place technology ambient social network symposium motion tracking hybrid intermedia augmented spoken word livecoding text phonography auralization acousmatic upgrade! gesture opera aesthetics mixed reality resource theory processing 8bit orchestra nmr_commission wireless device toy wireless network theater web 2.0 presentation community surveillance p2p 3D copyright soundtrack research podcast sample feedback psychogeography social chance interdisciplinary tactile recycle interview language systems code emergence presence cassette privacy free/libre software media play chiptune newsletter place-specific archives avatar education haptics activist surround sound audio tour glitch hardware tactical identity bioart asynchronous business tv tangible composition animation jazz transmission arts apps tag e-literature collective microsound relational synchronous Artificial Intelligence conductor convergence reuse simulation ubiquitous synthesizers im/material
3D 8bit acousmatic acoustic activist aesthetics algorithmic ambient animation apps architecture archives art + science Artificial Intelligence asynchronous audio audio/visual audio tour augmented auralization avatar bioart biotechnology body broadcasts business calls + opps cassette chance chiptune cinema circuit bending city code collaboration collective community composer composition concert conductor conference controller convergence conversation copyright dance data distributed diy e-literature ecology education electroacoustic electromagnetic electronic emergence environment event exhibition experimental feedback festival field recording film found free/libre software game generative gesture glitch hacktivism haptics hardware history hybrid identity im/material image immersion improvisation installation instrument interactive interdisciplinary interface intermedia intervention interview interviews/other jazz language laptop lecture light listening live livecoding livestage locative media mapping mashup media microsound mixed reality mobile motion tracking multimedia music narrative nature net art networked net_music_weekly new media news newsletter nmr_commission noise notation object open source opera orchestra p2p participatory perception performance phonography physical place place-specific platform play podcast political presence presentation privacy processing psychogeography public radio reblog recording recycle relational remix research residency resource responsive reuse robotic sample score second life sensor simulation site-specific social social network software sonification sound soundscape sound sculpture soundtrack sound walk space spatialization spoken word streaming surround sound surveillance symposium synchronous synesthesia synthesizers systems tactical tactile tag tangible technology telematic text theater theory tool toy transmission arts tv ubiquitous upgrade! urban video virtual visualization VJ/DJ voice wearable web 2.0 webcast wireless device wireless network workshop writings



May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan


Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan


Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan


Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan


Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan


Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan


Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan


Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan


Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan


Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan


Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan


Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan


Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan


Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan


Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan


Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul

What is this?

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


NMR Commissions

NMR commissioned the following artists to create new sound art works. More...
More NMR Commissions


"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
Previous N_M_Weeklies


Guest Bloggers:


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
Upgrade! Boston

Turbulence Works