Francisco López - Untitled Sonic Microorganisms
Untitled sonic metaorganisms / untitled sonic microorganisms is an audio-only work in six parts (presented as a double CD) created from raw sonic materials provided by a vast number of international sound artists. It has been conceived, directed, composed and recorded by Francisco López under his denomination of the “absolute noise ensemble” and created over a period of 13 years (1992-2005). Each of the parts is a different aural environment constructed digitally in the studio starting from a wide variety of sonic materials that are de-constructed, mutated and reassembled according to perceptive and spatial criteria. The work has been conceived to be staged in complete darkness in a surrounding immersive sonic field around the audience.
This is seriously worth listening to all the way through. He’s also got a great article on his blog about being given the runaround with America’s Got Talent.
SIMULTAN FESTIVAL #10 - call for video submissions
DEADLINE: 20 July, 2014
SIMULTAN is an annual festival held in Timisoara, Romania - dedicated to media art, experimental music & sound.
The 10th edition of the Simultan Festival will take place from October 6 until 11, under the motto ‘TERMS & CONDITIONS’.
Simultan is open for submissions of innovative video works, which are related to the festival theme.
- categories: video, experimental video, fiction, documentary, experimental documentary, motion graphics, experimental animation,
- number of works: max 2 / author
- duration: 10 minutes (each)
More info & online application form:
Selected artists will be asked to send the screening version of the work/s.
The list of the participating artists will be published on the website
at the beginning of September.
- no entry fee!
For additional information please visit:
The Emergent City. From Complexity to The City of Bits.
The artwork captures the changes over time in the environment (city) and represents the changing life and complexity of space as an emergent artwork. The artwork explores new ways of thinking about life, emergence and interaction within public space.The project uses environmental monitoring technologies and security based technologies, to question audiences’ experiences of real time events and create visualizations of life as it unfolds. The installation goes beyond simple single user interaction to monitor and survey in real time the whole city and entirely represent the complexities of the real time city as a shifting morphing complex system.
The Agency At The End Of Civilisation
The artwork “The Agency At The End Of Civilisation” is a real time interpretation of the data of the Internet of Cars project using the UK car number plate recognition system aligned with real time images from one hundred CCTV cameras in the region of South of England. The installation presents all this as a spatialised audio experience of spoken texts and generative visuals.The audience engages with the work as observer (of the surveillance and recorded space) looking at 24 screens, a dozen speakers, and a labyrinth of CCTV cameras built as an art installation presented on a plinth. The artworks makes use of future predictive software while at the same time exploring time from multiple perspectives in what Stanza calls a “Parallel Reality”.
From Big Brother to the Mother of Big Brother.
RT-32 Acoustic Space Lab (part 1)
Artistic research of the former top-secret Soviet-era military object radiotelescope RT-32. First part covers the history of the telescope including precise technical data and its conversion to scientific and civilian use. Second part introduces the explorations of the international Acoustic Space Lab Symposium which took place on the site of RT-32 in 2001.
Authors: Raitis Smits, Rasa Smite, Martins Ratniks, RIXC
Ryan Jordan, noise=noise
Sillyconductor - Pianosaurus (short demo nr. 1
Short stereo recording of Pianosaurus, multi-channel impro software machine.
Audio recorded live on the 22nd of June at the French Institute, during the Sambata Sonora/ Fête de la Musique event.
* Video from Busby Berkeley’s “Gold Diggers of 1935”.
There’s this unfinished building on Staten Island’s east shore, intended to eventually house an indoor track. When the wind blows strong, the metal strutwork and roof skin resonate to create this haunting music, like something one of those austere Nordic composers like Arvo Pärt would produce with a full chamber orchestra.
IFAR Musique Concrète John Cage compilation by Various Artists
THE SOUND OF EARTH BY YURI SUZUKI
The sound of the earth is a spherical record, the grooves representing the outlines of the geographic land mass. each country on the disc is engraved with a different sound, as the needle passes over, it plays field recordings collected by yuri suzuki from around the world over the course of four years; traditional folk music, national anthems, popular music and spoken word broadcasts.
an aural journey around the world in 30 minutes
Three Radio Theremin by Yuri Suzuki
Jean Tinguely on ‘Art’
This is a brief (1’41”) excerpt from the preface of the short film “Tinguely: A Kinetic Cosmos” by Francois de Menil and Monique Alexandre. ©1980, F.D.M. Foundation for the Arts. This excerpt is presented under the Fair Use Provision of the Copyright Act for purposes such as criticism, comment, teaching, scholarship, and/or research.
Tinguely: “The bullshit started with Raphael. His painting signaled the end of a magnificent primitive Italian Art. The word ‘Art’ was invented in the middle of the Renaissance. Before then the idea of ‘Art’ didn’t exist. The Egyptians, the Indians, the Chinese, none of them had the concept of ‘Art’. It was just guys doing things. The concept was invented 350 years ago, and it’s been used as a scam. The word I like to use is poetry, a remarkable word which meant originally ‘to live’. The word ‘Art’ is bullshit.”
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Distorting Space and Time | United Visual Artists’ Momentum
Step inside “Momentum,” the massive installation from United Visual Artists (UVA) at London’s Barbican Centre. The experience is a void of darkness filled with only 12 illuminated pendulums swinging rhythmically from the sky, creating an evolving composition of light and sound. The unexpected contrast of natural and synthetic patterns is designed to distort your perception of time and physical space.
FLUIDIAN (Emil Gherasim, b. 1973) is a transylvanian composer, guitarist and sound artist of works including electronic art music, film scores, music for stage performances, live improvised sound textures, soundpaintings and ambiental soundscapes for visuals.