Archive for February, 2008
Check out http://www.sound-delta.eu/ for ‘ a mobile project on the Danube & Rhine Rivers focusing on radio-art using sounds of European cities. Two teams will be travelling on both rivers this summer, recording sounds, producing live performances and radio broadcasts with local sound-artists. A final exhibition is scheduled in Strasbourg-F by the end of September 2008 as part of http://www.ososphere.org
International sound artists are invited to apply with a project meant to be created on one of the trans-European floating labs.
–> To give young people the experience of a professional mobile
–> A documentary artistic research on cultural identities of
–> Built a new european network in the field of sound art
–> Experiment ICT via innovative artistic practices
–> Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany,
Hungary, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia & Slovakia
Val?rie Vivancos (www.vibrofiles.com) and Joachim Montessuis (www.autopoiese.org)
Participating artists & residents (list not closed) : Read the rest of this entry »
There is an interesting Conference about Sound and the City in Cambridge this Friday (22 February 2008). It is organised by the Cambridge University City Seminar at CRASSH (Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities). They are also organising the Conference “Music, Sound, and the Reconfiguration of Public and Private Space” that will take place 18-19 April 2008 in Cambridge, as Blogged earlier. Registration is now open for this event!
This is the conference announcement from their website:
Taking as its theme the intersection of sound and the city, this seminar seeks to present theoretical, artistic and empirical accounts of the complex relationships between acoustics, sensory awareness and performance in the context of urban space, landscape and the built environment (historic and contemporary). But the concepts of ‘sound’ and ‘the city’ are only intended to serve as departure points for more creative reflections on, or interventions into, this theme. A discussion of sound could well include an account of silence, just as a description of a city or urban space might well ask where the city ends and its other begins. Consequently, we expect Read the rest of this entry »
All welcome to this lecture:
Week Eight, Wednesday, February 27, 5.00 in EDB 121
Douglas Kahn writes and speaks about the intersections of history, theory and contemporary practice in art, music, literature, media arts, cinema, sound, electromagnetism, science, technology and politics, from the late-19th Century to the present, with an emphasis on the traditions of the avant-garde, experimentalism, bohemian and subcultural activities. Professor at University of California, Davis, teaches in the Technocultural Studies Program, Department of Music, and Art History Program. Author of Noise, Water, Meat: A History of Sound in the Arts (MIT Press), coeditor of Wireless Imagination: Sound, Radio and the Avant-garde (MIT Press). See http://www.douglaskahn.com/
Mobile Music Workshop 08 – Deadline extended to 17th February
Due to unforeseen clashes with other conference deadlines there is one more week for submissions
5TH INTERNATIONAL MOBILE MUSIC WORKSHOP 2008
13-15 May 2008, Vienna, Austria
Call for Submissions: Deadline 17 February 2008
The Mobile Music Workshop 2008 is the 5th in a series of annual international gatherings that explore the creative, critical and commercial potential of mobile music. They are inspired by the ever-changing social, geographic, ecological, emotional context of using mobile technology for creative ends. We are looking for new ideas and ground-breaking projects on sound in mobile contexts. What new forms of interaction with music and audio lie ahead as locative media, ubiquitous networks, and music access merge into new forms of experiences that shape the everyday? Can they change the way we think about our mobile devices and about walking through the city?
(Picture Collection of MMW 06 from Martin Rieser’s Mobile Audience Blog)
The emerging field of Mobile Music sits at the intersection of ubiquitous computing, portable audio technology and New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME). It goes beyond today’s Read the rest of this entry »
Last Thursday (7th February 2008) I was invited to the 1st Austrian Mobile Music Day, organised by Prof. Gerhard Gensch, Lisa Leitich and Claudia Kittinger, Center for Contemporary Music, Department for Arts and Management, Danube University, Krems (Austria). Here are some pictures form the event.
Some of the (blurred) Audience
I gave an invited lecture on “Mobile Music: Experimentelle Interaktionen mit sozialen Netzen und urbanem Raum” (“Mobile Music: Experimental Interactions with social networks and Read the rest of this entry »