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NIMk Depreciated, solo exhibition Cory Arcangel

The Netherlands Media Art Institute presents:

Cory Arcangel
Buffalo, New York, 1978, lives and works in Brooklyn, New York (USA)

‘Depreciated’

29 August – 14 November, 2009
opening 28 August 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with DJ Cinnaman

The Media Art Institute proudly presents the first solo exhibition in The Netherlands by the 31-year-old ‘darling of new media art’, Cory Arcangel (US). Recent films, modified video games and computer installations by the artist will be shown in the context of earlier work.

Cory Arcangel hacks, manipulates and reuses various technological applications, including video games, web software, film and print media. In doing so he comments on digital media technologies and cultures while at the same time continuing to seek the possibilities that present themselves on the cutting edge of humor, theory and technological shortcomings. His interest in technology spans from the vernacular or non-expert to the conscious disrupting of digital techniques. Using techniques common to conceptual art and performance, Arcangel’s work often comments on the relationship between these two.

The Netherlands Media Arts Institute is showing Arcangel’s best known work, ‘Super Mario Clouds’ (2002-). The artist altered a version of the Nintendo game Super Mario Brothers in such a way that only an iconic, bright blue sky with clouds slowly drifting by remained. For the work ‘Structural Film’ (2007) Arcangel used the medium of film, which has been around a much longer time. In this work the iMovie filter that imitates dust and scratches from a time-worn film, called ‘Aged Film’, was applied to a blank image. Arcangel then transferred the resulting quicktime film to 16 mm film, so that the work becomes a contemporary pastiche of Nam June Paik’s ‘Zen for Film’.

Arcangel’s video installation ‘Sweet 16′ (2006), which by now could almost be called a classic, will also be presented. In this work two intros to the Guns N’ Roses video clip ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ sometimes run synchronously, and are sometimes totally out of sync. That is because the two videos’ lengths are off by one note. The artist’s love of music also emerges in his latest work ‘Drei Klavierstücke, op. 11’ (2009). In this video Arcangel brings together short YouTube fragments of cats walking on pianos. The artist edited all the separate fragments one note at a time, so that the cats collectively play Schönberg’s ‘op. 11’, a pioneering work of ‘atonal’ music.

Cory Arcangel completed his Bachelor in ‘Technology in Music and Related Arts’ at The Oberlin Conservatory of Music, in Oberlin, Ohio, in 2000. Together with friends from the conservatory, in 1998 the artist set up the programmers’ collective BEIGE. In addition to being an artist, Cory Arcangel is also a musician and performer. At the age of 27, Arcangel already had a solo exhibition in the Migros Museum in Zürich, Switzerland. Since then his work has been shown in group exhibitions in museums all over the world. Arcangel has had shows in commercial galleries in New York (USA), Paris (France), Salzburg (Austria), London (UK), Brussels (Belgium), Geneva (Switzerland), Stockholm (Sweden) and other.
http://www.beigerecords.com/cory/

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Keizersgracht 264
1016 EV Amsterdam
The Netherlands
http://www.nimk.nl

Opening hours: Tue t/m Sat and each first Sunday of the month Sunday September 6, October 4, November 1, 1300 – 1800 hrs. Entrance 4,50 (2,50 with discount). Museumkaart free

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RAJO: Radio Jorongo

Sorpresas culturales para abrigar el destape informativo.
Conduce: Fernando Llanos

“Porque no hace falta hablar de arte para hablar de arte”

Escucha a Fernando Llanos,
todos los lunes a las 21:00 horas en Código DF:
www.codigoradio.cultura.df.gob.mx/

* Se habla español / just in spanish.

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Entrevistas y canciones seleccionadas por personajes como:
Arcangel Constantini, Sarah Minter, un pirata de Tepito, Hector Falcón, Rogelio Sosa, Pacho Paredes, Dick el Demasiado, Juan José Gurrola, Vicente Fox, Felipe Ehrenberg, Jordi Soler, el sobrino de Rigo Tovar, Andrea di Castro, Issac Broid, Regine Debatty, Lucas Bambozzi, Gustavo Romano, Graciela Taquini, Laura Baigorri, Carlos Capelan, Oscar Sarkis, Uriel Waizel, Maris Bustamante, José Wolffer, Cuauhtemoc Medina, Sol Henaro, Manuel Rocha…y más!!!

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Para escuchar en vivo:
www.codigoradio.cultura.df.gob.mx/index.php/nuestra-programacion-codigo-df/rajo http://www.codigoradio.cultura.df.gob.mx/index.php/nuestra-programacion-codigo-df/rajo

Archivos:
www.fllanos.com/rajo

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* RAJO, Radio Jorongo es parte de la espectacular programación de Código Radio, una iniciativa de la Secretaría de Cultura del Gobierno del Distrito Federal. México 2008/2009.
Muchas gracias a Verónica Ortíz Lawrenz, Gabriela Lemus, Alejandra Gilling, Dulce Oliva, Carlos Díaz, Edna de Lucio, J. A. González y a todos los entrevistados.

Futuresonic 2009 Art Programme

Urban Festival of Art, Music and Ideas
13-16 May Manchester UK
http://www.futuresonic.com

Futuresonic’s 2009 art programme is more ambitious and relevant than ever. Themes include society, technology and the city plus this year Environment 2.0. The exhibition takes place across Manchester and beyond, with the focal point an exhibition at the CUBE gallery.

Kim Abeles (US)
Prayas Abhinav (IN)
Ackroyd & Harvey (UK)
Carlo Buontempo (IT)
Lluis Sabadell Artiga (ES)
Rob Bailey (UK)
Amy Balkin (US)
Mike Bennett (IE)
Jonathan Cohrs (US)
Jonah Brucker-Cohen (US)
Alfie Dennon (UK)
Yara El-Sherbini (UK)
Cleo Evans (UK)
Usman Haque (US)
Drew Hemment (UK)
HeHe (UK/FR)
Aaron Koblin (US)
Megan MacMurray (US)
James Marriott (UK)
Eva Meyer-Keller (DE)
Fujiko Nakaya (JP)
Christian Nold (UK)
Angela Pablo (US)
The Owl Project (UK)
Andrea Polli (US)
Janine Randerson (NZ)
Scenocosme (FR)
Will Schrimshaw (UK)
Royal College of Art & Yamaha
Yuri Suzuki (JP)
Elin Wikstrom (SE)

CUBE exhibition 13-23 May, opening 5pm on 13 May
All Art exhibitions and events are free
http://www.futuresonic.com/art

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Curator’s Statement

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The 2009 exhibition has grown out of three years of background work which commenced in 2006. It adds an engagement in the environment to the festival’s now perennial themes of society, technology and the city.

Artists here avoid cliches and address environmental sustainability in ways both forceful and irreverent. Eva Meyer-Keller re-enacts catastrophic weather scenarios using household objects in Handmade, and Kim Abeles’ exhibits commemorative plates with images of U.S. presidents, created by exposing the plates to an amount of smog proportional to their environmental records.

Futuresonic has developed a social engagement within its art programme, and in Beuys’ Acorns by Ackroyd and Harvey this resonates within a wider art historical tradition. Installing 250 oak saplings grown from artist Joseph Beuys’ acorns, they revisit his notion of social sculpture, where the artist is asking dangerous questions, seeking to change the social order.

The exhibition includes artworks which are purely aesthetic, such as Janine Randerson’s compelling film Rorschach Clouds, artworks which are conceived directly as social interventions, such as the urban gardening projects of Prayas Abhinav in Petpuja, as well as pieces which arise out of a sustained engagement and dialogue between artists and scientists such as the work of Andrea Polli.

A focus on participatory artworks continues, with a public recital of the most recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) coordinated by Amy Balkin, an art device for prospecting for oil in the city centre by Jon Cohrs, and a number of large scale, participatory mass observation projects on climate and biodiversity by Futuresonic with the Met Office and Natural History Museum.

Elin Wikstršm introduces us to wheelchair tag rugby in a conceptual art event and exhibition in which the drama and brutality of the game offers a metaphor for the invasion of non-native species of plants and animals in the year of Darwin’s bicentenary, and also a celebration of the sporting prowess of the disabled wheelchair rugby players prior to London 2012.

Several artworks make visible and tangible the outcomes of our actions at a local level, including aesthetic and conceptual design objects by Usman Haque and Megan MacMurray & Angela Pablo, and documentation of HeHe’s award winning Nuage Vert projecting energy usage onto a powerstation vapour cloud.

Across the Art Programme artists explore other themes, including a number of sound art projects, centred on an important exhibition by Yamaha and Royal College of Art. Futuresonic 2009’s focal point is, however, very much this year in seeking to open an original engagement in the environment, with projects which aim to provoke and inspire.

Drew Hemment
Artistic Director

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The Festival

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Futuresonic Urban Festival of Art, Music and Ideas features world premiers of astonishing artworks, an explosive city-wide music programme, and visionary thinkers from around the world. Now in its 14th year, Futuresonic is the UK’s leading festival for digital culture, and this year was nominated for the prestigious Lever Arts Prize. An urban festival experience, it is anticipated that over 50,000 festival visitors will engage with 300 artists and 100 events across 30 venues.

13-16 May, Manchester UK
http://www.futuresonic.com

Futuresonic is presented by FutureEverything CIC. It is a Regularly Funded Organisation (RFO) of Arts Council England North West, a pillar event of Manchester City Council and is supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. FutureEverything was shortlisted for the highly acclaimed 2009 Lever Prize.

Futuresonic is presented in partnership with ImaginationLancaster http://imagination.lancaster.ac.uk, a major new research lab at Lancaster University.

In 2010 Futuresonic will return as FutureEverything

#futr09

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Volunteers

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Futuresonic offers a range of opportunities to get involved through volunteering. In the lead up and during the festival this may include tasks in marketing, production, artist liason and front of house.

Get in touch if you’d like to be involved in making the festival a great success. Contact: volunteers@futuresonic.com

http://www.futuresonic.com/getinvolved

STRP Festival presents RE: le Poème Electronique: a symposium about a contemporary muse

STRP Festival presents RE: le Poème Electronique: a symposium about a contemporary muse

The STRP Festival is a multidisciplinary all-out experience of art, music and technology taking place 2 – 13 April in Eindhoven (the Netherlands). During every edition of STRP, special attention is paid to a theme that focuses on Eindhoven and the relationship between creativity and technology under the “RE:” banner. This year, RE: is dedicated to the 1958 work of art Le Poème Électronique.

In 1956 Philips commissioned the renowned architect Le Corbusier to build a pavilion for the World’s Fair in Brussels. Le Corbusier wished to avoid designing yet another industrial exhibit and told Philips that he would create an “electronic poem” about the technological development of mankind. Together with composer Edgar Varèse, architect Iannis Xenakis and cinematographer Philippe Agostini, Le Corbusier developed a spectacular work of art in which light, sound, film and architecture merge to form a revolutionary multimedia spectacle. STRP will host a symposium on this remarkable cultural legacy, which was created in Eindhoven’s NatLab.

Five hundred visitors gather inside the futuristic pavilion at the World’s Fair. The excitement is palpable. While an introductory text is projected on the wall, oscillating sounds issue from the left and right from hidden speakers. A nude female mannequin at the top of the ceiling lights up as ultraviolet lights flashed across the diagonal side walls. The audience is startled by the weird electronic sounds cascading over them from somewhere far off in the distance in the pavilion. A series of abstract light patterns and graphic images and photographs of monkeys, birds, skeletons, explosions and babies alternate as the soundscape seems to continue moving along the walls of the tent-like structure. After eight minutes, the lights go out and everything is quiet. The dazzled spectators stumble out through the exit doors, making way for the next group of curious World’s Fair visitors.

Le Poème Électronique tells the story of mankind and the quest for harmony in an ever-increasingly technological society. In the mid-1950s, technology is a source of hope, inspiration and optimism. At home, families gather around the radio or the black and white TV set. In the streets, the first affordable cars cruise around. In space, the Russians launch Sputnik, the first satellite. At Philips’ Natuurkundig Laboratorium (Natlab) in Eindhoven, in addition to developing new electronic appliances, which include an honest to goodness colour TV, the future of music is taking shape, too. Using huge tape recorders, reels, mixing boards and homemade electronic instruments, pioneers such as Dick Raaijmakers, Tom Dissevelt and Henk Badings create new electronic music. This technical playground in Strip-S is where the composer Varèse spent several months working with the Natlab technicians on Le Poème Électronique presented in the mathematically constructed pavilion at the World’s Fair.

Today, Le Poème Électronique is more popular than ever. Books and documentaries are being made, reenactments are being discussed, and the experience is being reproduced with new, virtual technologies. The questions arise what le Poème Électronique means today. What story does the Gesammtkunstwerk tell us? What are the underlying ideals about mankind and technology? How is Le Poème Électronique being used today as source of inspiration? What kind of story should a contemporary Le Poème Électronique tell us about mankind and it’s increasing technological environment? These questions (and more) are being discussed during a diverse programme on Thursday April 9th.

The symposium RE: Le Poème Électronique takes place in the Klokgebouw at Strijp-S, not even a mile away from the spot where Le Poème Électronique originated. In addition to lectures, discussions, and performances, the documentary ‘Kamer 306’ is shown. Kamer 306 is a documentary about the experimental musical practices in the NatLab during 1956 – 1960. The symposium is part of the regular STRP Expo+, and is meant for students, researchers, artists, technologists, and everyone else interested in this unique work of art.

From 2 – 13 April Eindhoven (the Netherlands) will once again embrace electronic music, interactive installations, film, art performances, live cinema and robotics. The STRP Festival is an all-out experience of music, art and technology. On Thursday, 9 April, STRP is hosting a symposium with lectures, discussions, presentations and works of art about Le Poème Électronique and its significance today. For more information about STRP Festival, Le Poème Électronique and the programme, please visit: www.strp.nl (http://www.strp.nl/strp/page/19).

Link to Le Poème Électronique @ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1AT8rI_A8M

Conciertos en el LIMb0

CICLO DE ARTE SONORO Y MUSICA EXPERIMENTAL

MARZO
El Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (MAMBA), en colaboración con la Alianza Francesa de Buenos Aires, presentan la edición 2009 de este ciclo internacional que convoca mensualmente a destacados artistas sonoros, audiovisuales y músicos experimentales. Este año, además de los conciertos, se desarrolarán conferencias, talleres y la presentación del sello Sudamérica Electrónica, dedicado a la publicación de arte sonoro, música experimental y piezas audiovisuales de artistas iberoamericanos.

PRIMER CONCIERTO DE LA SERIE 2009 !
TATSUYA NAKATANI [JAPON]
LIGIA LIBERATORI [ARGENTINA]
COORDINACION: JORGE HARO

MUSEO DE ARTE MODERNO Y LA ALIANZA FRANCESA DE BUENOS AIRES
VIERNES 20 DE MARZO | 20 HS | ENTRADA LIBRE Y GRATUITA
ALIANZA FRANCESA DE BUENOS AIRES | CORDOBA 946
COORDINACION: JORGE HARO

LOS ARTISTAS DE ESTA FECHA

Tatsuya Nakatani [Japón]
Tatsuya ha creado una instrumentación propia, utilizando un set de batería, platillos, gongs tocados con arcos, vasijas, objetos de metal y campanas para crear una música intensa y orgánica. Una música que va mas allá de estilos y géneros: música experimental, improvisada, noise, free jazz, rock, etc., siempre manteniendo el sentido del espacio y de belleza que se puede encontrar en la música tradicional japonesa. Paralelamente a su carrera artística Tatsuya regentea el sello independiente H y es diseñador sonoro para cine y TV. Ha presentado su música en USA, Canadá, Europa y Asia junto a músicos como Peter Kowald, Otomo Yoshihide, Peter Brotzmann, Roy Campbell, Assif Tsahar, Michel Doneda, Rhodri Davis y Taku Unami entre otros. Visite su site aquí http://www.hhproduction.org/TATSUYA_NAKATANI_WORKS.html

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http://www.ligialiberatori.net Ligia Liberatori [Argentina]
Experimenta con las posibilidades que tiene la voz como instrumento. Además de las técnicas extendidas convencionales desarrolló sus propias técnicas como flaggiolettos y acordes vocales. Investiga la relación entre música y movimiento, lo que le ha llevado a desarrollar distintas posibilidades escénicas, como cantar en un trapecio o haciendo acrobacia en el suelo. Estudió en Argentina canto, dirección coral y educación musical en el Conservatorio Municipal de Música Manuel de Falla y luego en la Escuela Superior de Música de Colonia, Alemania (Hochschule für Musik Köln), especializándose en Música Contemporánea. Actuó en salas de Argentina, Alemania, Bélgica, Brasil, Países Bajos, Francia, Italia, Luxemburgo, Malta y Suecia.
Visite su site aquí http://www.ligialiberatori.net .

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LO QUE VIENE…

ABRIL
Viernes 17 de abril | 20 hs
Conferencia de Norberto Cambiasso [Argentina] http://esculpiendo.blogspot.com http://www.sudamericaelectronica.com
Laboratorio de Sonido (Luis Marte+Pablo Reche) [Argentina] http://www.myspace.com/laboratoriodesonidoo

MAYO
Presentación del sello Sudamérica Electrónica [extreme noise ˆ extreme nature] http://www.sudamericaelectronica.com
Viernes 15 de mayo, de 10 a 14 hs
Taller de Jorge Castro [Argentina]: Hecho en casa: taller orientado a la creación y programación de plataformas personalizadas para la manipulación de imagen y sonido.

Viernes 15 de mayo, 20 hs
Santiago Peresón (aka Yaco) [Argentina] http://yaco.net
Jorge Castro (aka Fisternni) [Argentina] http://www.manipulatto.com
http://www.manipulatto.com/

CATALOGO SUDAMERICA ELECTRONICA
http://www.sudamericaelectronica.com

[suda0001] Sudamérica Electrónica 1 | CD | Compilación latinoamericana | 2007
[suda0002] Sudamérica Electrónica 2 | CD + DVD | Compilación iberoamericana | 2008
[suda0003] Jorge Haro, Works based on field recordings | CD | 2008 http://www.jorgeharo.com.ar
[suda0004] Yaco, Películas y una canción | CD | 2008 http://yaco.net
http://www.sudamericaelectronica.com _
http://www.sudamericaelectronica.com

AUSPICIA
Arnet ˆ Telecom
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+ INFO
http://www.limb0.org
http://www.museodeartemoderno.buenosaires.gov.ar
http://www.alianzafrancesa.org.ar

March 6 – 8 at 3rd Ward

List of Announcements:

1. Resonance in Residence: Sound Sculpture Exhibition, March 6th

2. Moviehouse + Bushwick SITE After Party!, March 8th

####1. Resonance in Residence: Sound Sculpture at 3rd Ward!, Opening Event, March 6th

What happens when you put 7 artists in a room and ask them to create a sculptural object focusing on sound? A collaborative installation combining 100 algorithmically-controlled, sound-generating motors and field recordings, of course!

Join us for the opening reception on Friday, March 6th from 7 to 10 p. There’ll be free beer (while it lasts), an electronics demo, and of course, a three dimensional, multi-sensorial art experience!

RSVP gallery@3rdward.com

####2. Moviehouse + Bushwick SITE After Party!, March 8th
Doors 7 p, Films 8 p, After Party & Performance 9 p, FREE

On Sunday March 8th, Moviehouse Mixes it up! Existing footage is dissected, edited and altered into something new and never seen. Created in collaboration with guest curator, Blanca De La Torre, the show features the unreal animation of Rob Carter and the amazing appropriated videos of Christoph Draeger.

Then(!) wrap up your weekend and the Bushwick SITE performance festival with an AFTER PARTY! Festival goers, Moviehouse lovers and Sunday blues busters are invited to dance the night away to the video rhythms of VJ Clay Franklin. Featuring a very special live video performance by Elena Demyanenko and Itsiar Barrio, drinks and eats.
RSVP moviehouse@3rdward.com

I have included film and festival details and graphics for both events below. Please feel free to contact me for more information.

Thanks as always for your continued support!

Nikki

Nikki Bagli
Director of Marketing & Events
3rd Ward
195 Morgan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11237
347.223.5954
nbagli@3rdward.com
www.3rdward.com

Film Details

Metropolis Rob Carter

This quirky and abridged narrative history of Charlotte, NC captures the development of one of the fastest growing American cities with stop motion video animation. Physically manipulated aerial still images of the city (both real and fictional), create a landscape in constant motion. Made entirely from images printed on paper, the animation literally represents this sped up urban planners dream. The video travels into an imagined hubristic future, of more and more skyscrapers, sports arenas and a suffering environment – capturing our paper-thin significance, no matter how many monuments of steel, glass and concrete we build.

Apocalypse Now Christoph Draeger/Martin Frei

Explore your fascination with breaking, exploding, and drowning & analyze our notions of fear, horror, death and the afterlife through the fractured lens of cinema. Apocolype Now investigates the themes of disaster and catastrophe by slicing together snippets from 50 films using found footage.

Festival Details

Arts in Bushwick presents SITE Fest 09: Live Music/Dance/Theatre/Performance

March 7 & 8, 1 p – 9 p.

Bushwick’s first multi-location performance festival! Bushwick SITE Festival is a two day interdisciplinary event, highlighting the diversity of performance in Bushwick. SITE centers around three hub spaces: Chez Bushwick, the Bushwick Starr, and Lumenhouse; performances will also take places in alternate locations including galleries, homes, studios, streets, and gardens. Encompassing theatre, dance, music, and other forms of performance art, SITE seeks to expand the interaction between spectators and spectacle, as both artists and visitors move through a plethora of spaces, events, media, and styles.

Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center present: ALESSANDRO BOSETTI: MASK/MIRROR

MONDAY JANUARY 26, 2009,
7PM FREE

HARVESTWORKS DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS CENTER
596 Broadway #602 _New York City (at Houston St)
Subway: F/V Broadway/Lafayette, 6 Bleecker, W/R Prince

Harvestworks is pleased to present Mask/Mirror by Italian composer and sound artist Alessandro Bosetti. Mask/Mirror (M/M) is a sampler-based software tool written 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.

Bosetti has performed more than 40 shows with M/M in Europe and the United States. Performances often build up to collective and interactive events where the audience gets actively engaged. This instrument has also been feature on radio shows, like a phone-in performance for Kunstradio.at and a live interview on WMFU. Bosetti also plans to explore the therapeutic use of this instrument with people with speech disorders like aphasia.

M/M has been made possible by taking immersive Max/MSP certification classes at Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center in NYC with interactive media artist/instructor Matthew Ostrowski. Additional work was done in collaboration with STEIM in Amsterdam.

BIOGRAPHY:
Alessandro Bosetti was born in Milan, Italy in 1973. _A composer and sound artist, he works on the musicality of spoken words and unusual aspects of spoken communication. He has produced text-sound compositions featured in live performances, radio broadcastings and published recordings. His work straddles the line between sound anthropology and composition, often including translation and misunderstanding in the creative process. Field research and interviews often build the basis for his abstract compositions along with electro-acoustic and acoustic collages, relational strategies, trained and untrained instrumental practices, vocal explorations and digital manipulations. Since he’s curious about differences, he travels. Since 2006 he has lived and worked in West Africa, China, Taiwan, Holland, Scandinavia, United States, Germany and Italy. Presently he is working and living between Berlin (D), Milano (I) and Baltimore (USA). More information: www.melgun.net

About Harvestworks – www.harvestworks.org
Harvestworks is a nonprofit Digital Media Arts Center that provides resources for artists to learn digital tools and exhibit experimental work created with digital technologies. Our programs are made possible with funds from New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Materials for the Arts, the Mary Flagler Cary Trust, the Jerome Foundation, media The foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Art, The New York State Music Fund, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, The Argosy Foundation, The Carnegie Corporation, The NY Community Trust, The Andy Warhol Foundation and the Friends of Harvestworks.
Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, 596 Broadway, Suite 602, New York, NY 10012
http://www.harvestworks.org, info@harvestworks.org, Tel 212-431-1130, Fax 212-431-8473

SoundPOOL: Call for Soundart

SoundLAB – sonic art project environments
http://soundlab.newmediafest.org
informs:

Call for soundart for SoundLAB VI
deadline: 31 December 2008
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Call for entries:
SoundLAB VI – “soundPOOL”
– sound compositions – a challenge for imagination –

SoundLAB is looking for its 6th edition to be launched in March 2009, sound compositions which represent a real challenge for human imagination

All details, the complete call, the regulations and entry form can be found here
http://www.nmartproject.net/netex/?p=242
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SoundLAB – sonic art project environments
http://soundlab.newmediafest.org
corporate part of [NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne
http://www.nmartproject.net
directed by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Visit also SoundLAB I -V on –
http://soundlab.newmediafest.org

TERRI HRON-BIRDS ON A WIRE AT HARVESTWORKS

BIRDS ON A WIRE
performed by Terri Hron (Canada) – recorder/electronics

Monday November 10, 2008, 7PM FREE
HARVESTWORKS DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS CENTER
596 Broadway #602
New York City (at Houston St)
Subway: F/V Broadway/Lafayette, 6 Bleecker, W/R Prince

“Among bird fanciers the word record is used to signify the first essays of
a bird in singing.” Sir John Hawkins, in A General History of the Science and Practice of Music, 1776

“Any set of transmitted electrical impulses received as a sound or image,
e.g. via wires; the message conveyed by them.” Wikipedia, Definition of: Signal, 2006

Signal-based processing. Interactive improvisation environments. Real-time image to audio synthesizers. Recorder player Terri Hron walks the tightrope of new developments in computer-assisted composition and improvisation. During the course of two years, Terri is experimenting with 7 composers to put together a programme of works which drops the recorder into different corners of the ever-growing realm of electroacoustic music. She is intensely fascinated by the variable degree of interactivity between musician and machine and by the direction of the signal: who is controlling who? Each composer is providing Terri with a different challenge and approach. These are being rounded out by three new pieces by Terri herself, which will not only integrate new ideas growing from the collaborations, but also highlight her instrument’s historical connection with birds.

www.birdonawire.ca/electricedge
www.birdonawire.ca/works

Terri Hron (b. 1977 in Edmonton, Canada) moved to Amsterdam in 1999, following a dream to study the recorder. Since finishing her studies – a Master’s in improvisation, composition and non-Western music from the Conservatory of Amsterdam – she has been active both in America and Europe as a composer and performer. She is a leading member of two ensembles: Rara Avis, a duo with drummer Robbert van Hulzen, that explores the boundaries between composition, improvisation, sound investigation and storytelling and Forbidden Fruit, a mixed renaissance consort dedicated to digging up and reworking early music. She is currently working on writing new solo repertoire as well as works for the David Kweksilber Bigband and Trio Scordatura.

Terri is the recipient of many awards and scholarships, including several from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Canada Council, and has participated in residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Banff Centre for the Arts.
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Harvestworks is a nonprofit Digital Media Arts Center that provides resources for artists to learn digital tools and exhibit experimental work created with digital technologies. Our programs are made possible with funds from New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowmentfor the Arts, the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Materials for the Arts, The Experimental TV Center, the Mary Flagler Cary Trust, the Aaron Copland Fund, mediaThe foundation, the Foundation for Con- temporary Art, the Jerome Foundation, the Argosy Foundation and the New York State Music Fund.

LAURA VITALE: AMORGOS AT HARVESTWORKS

Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center present:

LAURA VITALE: AMORGOS

SATURDAY & SUNDAY NOVEMBER 22 & 23, 2008,
NOON-6PM FREE

HARVESTWORKS DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS CENTER
596 Broadway #602 _New York City (at Houston St)
Subway: F/V Broadway/Lafayette, 6 Bleecker, W/R Prince

Harvestworks is pleased to present Amorgos, a new multi-channel sound work by 2008 Harvestworks Van Lier Fellow Laura Vitale. Amorgos is a duet of water and cello in a constructed multi-channel acoustic environment. Through cellist Ethan Philbrick’s collaboration with Vitale’s prepared sounds of water, they create a world that is as uncanny and eerie as it is poetic. The listener is invited to enter into an exploratory sound environment, to rest in the nebulous area between music and sound, rhythm and water.

The listening will be followed by a reception at 5pm on Saturday, November 22.

BIOGRAPHY:
Laura Vitale is an artist living and working in New York City. She has been working in radio art and sound design for five years. Her work focuses on the literary, painterly, and of course musical potentials of sound. She is also a member of the production company Piehole, an experimental puppet group. She graduated with a degree in Visual Art from Brown University in 2006. Her work has been aired in many cities including WBEZ Chicago and Resonance FM London, as part of the St. Marks Poetry Project, and at Palestine Gallery in Chicago. She is a 2008 Van Lier Fellow at Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center.

About Harvestworks – www.harvestworks.org
Harvestworks is a nonprofit Digital Media Arts Center that provides resources for artists to learn digital tools and exhibit experimental work created with digital technologies. Our programs are made possible with funds from New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Materials for the Arts, the Mary Flagler Cary Trust, the Jerome Foundation, media The foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Art, The New York State Music Fund, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, The Argosy Foundation, The Carnegie Corporation, The NY Community Trust, The Andy Warhol Foundation and the Friends of Harvestworks.
Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, 596 Broadway, Suite 602, New York, NY 10012
http://www.harvestworks.org, info@harvestworks.org, Tel 212-431-1130, Fax 212-431-8473