Archive for the ‘sonification’ Category

Live Stage: Electronic Music Concert 04 [Berlin]

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

elec.jpgElectronic Music Concert 04 :: June 27, 2010; 2:00 - 8:00 pm :: Theaterkapelle, Boxhagener Strasse 99, 10245 Berlin Friedrichshain, Germany :: For our off-site audience: Realtime streaming service through USTREAM MIGHT happen. Please check here for the streaming address.

Lineup: Bernd Schurer (CH) Zurich :: Daisuke Ishida (JP) Berlin :: Lee Gamble (UK) London :: Martin Supper (DE) Berlin :: Yutaka Makino (JP) Berlin.

Bernd Schurer (CH): My artistic focus lies on the work with sound in a broad spectrum of different contexts: a constant shift, although, mostly investigating the experiential relationship between sound and what one would generally describe as space. (more…)

Music of the Nano-Spheres: On Sonification

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

nano.jpgFrom Nano-Wiki :: Music of the Nano-Spheres by Roger Malina, April 15, 2010:

There is a several thousand year history of associating music with cosmic phenomena, the famous “Music of the Spheres” created from the regularities in the astronomical universe. Even though of course there is generally no sound in outer space, because the conditions of pressure and density to allow acoustic waves are very rare.

The same urge motivates artists and scientists interested in sonifying

Sound Artist Peter Gena has a large collection of DNA Music and other sonifications of molecular structures: http://www.petergena.com/DNAmus.html
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Earthquakes Generate Music in Realtime

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Earthquakes Generate Music in Realtime from Micah Frank on Vimeo.

Live Stage: J.A. Deane and David Dunn [Santa Fe]

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

david1.jpgimage: David Dunn J.A. Deane and David Dunn in “an evening of expansive sonorities” :: May 8, 2010; 8:00 pm :: SF_X (Santa Fe Complex), Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Utilizing new electroacoustic instruments of their own design, J.A. Deane and David Dunn present an evening of expansive sonorities that explore leading edge improvisation and scientific sonification. Combining their unique skills ‘as significant figures in multiple contemporary music traditions (jazz, free improvisation, classical new music, electroacoustic composition, sound art, biomusic, early music, world music, and microtonal performance), this duo presents music that draws upon new understandings of both ancient and modern insights into the fundamental nature of sound to effect human consciousness. (more…)

Live Stage: Sonification Symposium [Aix en Provence]

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

audio.jpgSonification (what, where, how, why), A Symposium :: March 4-5, 2010 :: École Supérieure d’Art d’Aix en Provence, Aix en Provence, France.

The purpose of this symposium is to conduct a state of the art review of the use sonification* within art projects, with a focus on the use of data taken from our surroundings (in a broad sense) as opposed to gestural interfaces or electronic instruments.

What distinguishes sonification from other forms of data mediation? What are the different ways in which sonification is used in art? What parallels, similarities, differences & contradictions exist between the use of sonification or audio display for technical & for artistic purposes? What differences in the artistic approach does the use of realtime as opposed to recorded data imply? What is the importance of the relationship between the source of data and the way in which it is mediated? (more…)

Live Stage: Sewing Sonifications [Seattle, WA]

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

bodle.jpgCarrie Bodle: Sewing Sonifications Performance :: October 10, 2009; 2:00 - 6:00 pm :: Westlake Park, Seattle, WA.

Visual and sound artist Carrie Bodle will create a five-channel sound installation and sewing performance sonifying data from an ecosystem model developed by UW oceanographic scientist Dr. Neil Banas. Sound is translated from data, then visualized and made tactile by the artist embroidering the combined waveform into a continuous sound wave.

This computer model simulates the growth and consumption of plankton in the ocean ecosystem along the Washington coast during summer 2005. The five sound channels broadcast five dimensions in this data: (more…)

Live Stage: China Blue + Joseph Butch Rovan [Cambridge, MA]

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

upgrade1.jpgUpgrade! Boston: China Blue and Joseph Butch Rovan :: September 22, 2009; 7:00 - 9:00 pm :: Center for Advanced Visual Studies | MIT N51-390, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd Floor, Cambridge, MA.

China Blue is an internationally exhibiting artist who is interested in how sound shapes space. She searches for the hidden acoustic identity of a structure, and uses those sounds as sculptural material to create immersive environments. China Blue’s work has been shown in galleries and non-profit spaces world-wide, including Finland, Sweden, France and the US. She was the US representative at OPEN XI, Venice, Italy, an exhibition held in conjunction with the Architecture Biennale. (more…)

Live Stage: World X Diagnostics [NYC]

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

harv.jpgWorld X Diagnostics by Megan Michalak and Stephanie Rothenberg :: August 13-27, 2009 :: Opening: August 13; 6:00 - midnight :: Harvestworks, NYC :: Public Launch: August 15, 2009; noon - 3:00 pm :: Finland.

World X Diagnostics is a revolutionary system that evaluates and diagnoses citizen responses to socio-economic conditions resulting from the global economic meltdown. Public data measuring gross national well being is collected from participating users and translated into real time sound frequencies through programmed algorithms. Through the system’s network, users are able to access the compiled data from their geographical region, as well as from any location on the globe. (more…)

Live Stage: Mivos String Quartet [Brooklyn]

Friday, June 19th, 2009

harddata.jpgIssue Project Room premieres a live performance of R. Luke Dublois’ Hard Data and presents works by Tony Conrad, David Soldier, and Brad Garton — performed by the Mivos String Quartet :: June 25, 2009; 8:00 - 11:00 pm :: Issue Project Room, At the Old American Can Factory, 232 3rd Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY.

Turbulence Commission: Hard Data by R. Luke DuBois [Needs Flash plugin and speakers; wait for data to load] Hard Data is a data-mining, sonification, and visualization project that uses statistics from the American military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq as source material for an interactive audiovisual composition based around an open-source “score” of events. (more…)

Tone and Temperament [NYC]

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

tone.jpgAC [Institute Direct Chapel] presents Tone and Temperament :: June 18 - July 18, 2009 :: Opening: June 18; 6:00 - 8:00 pm :: AC [Institute Direct Chapel], 547 W. 27th St, 5th Floor, #519-529, New York, NY.

Tone and Temperament is a group-exhibition that considers the temporal and expandable material of sound. Curated by Sophie Landres and in collaboration with the eight participating artists, this exhibition concentrates on sound as a condition for personal, social, political and metaphysical experience. In addition to the permanent fixtures in the gallery, performances will be scheduled to occur throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Tone and Temperament was conceived as an opportunity to explore literal and conceptual ideas of harmony versus discordance and innocence versus criminality that subsist within the framework of conflicting social norms and art historical precedents. (more…)