Archive for August, 2007
The Copenhagen Doctoral School in Cultural Studies, Literature, and the Arts organises a Conference on “Sound, Art, Auditory Cultures” November 28-30 2007. The deadline to submit abstract is September 1st – tomorrow! For me, the most relevant aspect of interest for the conference is “The interplay between sound and spatial experience”. The keynotes sound very promising:
Sound, Art, Auditory Cultures
Organised by Søren Møller Sørensen, Torben Sangild, Erik Granly and Brandon LaBelle.
Venue: University og Copenhagen / Amager
Time: November 28-30
Registration: Please submit proposals/abstracts of 200 words for possible presentations by September 1st to Kirsten Zeuthen. The proposals will be reviewed by the conference organizers, and the applicant can expect an answer by September 15th.
‘Each unit consists of a sound generator, amp, speaker and sensory system, and is housed in camouflage appropriate to the streets of the city — soda cans, cigarette packs, and the like.
This project aims to create, by installing small “crickets” in a small area of city space, Read the rest of this entry »
‘The LyreBird is a pendant to wear while participating in Conflux events. It will record 1-2 minutes of sound at random times resulting in an audio souvenir of the city.’
It could also be interesting if the device had a little speaker as well and would not need to be connected to a computer to play the sounds. It might also be possible to write a software for mobile phones to make timed recordings and play them back randomly…just an idea.
‘The Songbike is a mobile sound lab on a bicycle than can record and upload audio soundscape to a member based website.’
Some other bicycle-based sound projects are: Read the rest of this entry »
There are two projects at Conflux that can be described as ‘phone or text to public broadcast’.
The first one is ‘Supplied by the Public’ by the ‘Free103point9/31 Down Radio Theater’ . Is a festival radio station where the content consists of nothing but telephone calls by the public and festival participants, streamed on the internet and broadcast locally via FM radio. There have been various telephone-radio projects on the last decades; this projects references Neuhaus work: Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve seen Toshio Iwai perform on his Tenori-on and chatted to him and Yu Nishibori from Yamaha at ars electronica in 2005 (see pictures) – finally it will be launched – and luckily first in the UK, so I’ll try to get my hands on one asap. See http://www.global.yamaha.com/tenori-on/ for launch details.
Tenori-on with headphones
Toshio Iwai Playing the Tenori-on at Ars Electronica 2005
There are a few videos on YouTube to Read the rest of this entry »
Michael Rüsenberg recommended the following paper to me. I met Michael at the sound art conference “Stare über Berlin. Ästhetische Analogien des Vogelsangs“, organised by Tilman Künzel in 2004, where I gave a paper on “Mobile Phone Music and Bird Song in Sound Art and Everyday Life” and he made a radio feature “Die Heiwatils” (by Michael Rüsenberg and Hans-Ulrich Werner. Deutschlandradio. Broadcast 01 December 2004) featuring some of my paper. Recently he interviewed Kersten Glandien (who teaches Sound Art at Brighton University) for the radio feature “Sonic London”.
Heuten, W., Henze, N., & Boll, S. (2007). Interactive exploration of city maps with auditory torches. San Jose, CA, USA.
Abstract: City maps are an important means to get an impression of the structure of cities. They represent visual abstraction of urban areas with different geographic entities, their locations, and spatial relations. Read the rest of this entry »
‘Lifetrak: music in tune with your life’ (by Reddy and Mascia) sounds interesting in relation to other context-aware music and sound systems such as Bluetuna (by Arianna Bassoli and Stefan Baumann), Sonic City (by Lalya Gaye), The Compass (Atau Tanaka, Guillaume Valadon, Christophe Berger) that have been presented at the Mobile Music Workshop over the last years.
Reddy, S. & Mascia, J. (2006). Lifetrak: music in tune with your life. Paper presented at the HCM ’06: Proceedings of the 1st ACM international workshop on Human-centered multimedia, Santa Barbara, California, USA.
Advances in sensing technology and wider availability of network services is beckoning the use of context-awareness in ubiquitous computing applications. One region in which these technologies can play a major role is in the area of entertainment. Particularly, context-awareness can be used to provide Read the rest of this entry »