Searching for Palila …

December 6, 2013

Victoria 2

Thanks to Laurie Sumiye, early December I was able to wander around and record the sounds of Hakalalu Forest and Mauna Kea while Natasha Florentino captured moments like this in these two diverse ecosystems. The results of our travels will be transformed into an environmental education App (fun side project for me) which extends Laurie’s Struggle for Existence project.

 

Musique et écologie: City Soundings in Paris

May 28, 2013

City Soundings was a collaborative project I was part of in 2011 in which a variety of cityscapes were recorded by several composers in different countries and were collectively assembled into a unique composition — glad to hear it is being heard  again this evening!

Trans X Transmission Art Symposium

May 15, 2013

Excited.

TRANS X TRANSMISSION ART SYMPOSIUM

May 17 – 20 @ the Wychwood Theatre, #176
Sessions information here.

NAISA is pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the Trans X Transmission Art Symposium featuring keynote addresses by Anna Friz (post-doctoral Fellow, School of the Art Institute of Chicago) and Steve Bates (Radioartist and musician, Montreal). Included will be international performances/presentations by Csenge Kolozsvari (Montreal, Can), Robert Mackay (UK), Alyssa Moxley/Ramona Stout (USA), Elizabeth Shores/Vikram Patel (USA) and Robin Koek/Merieke van den Ven (Netherlands). Also included will be paper presentations by Andrew O’Connor (ON, Can), Robert Mackay (UK), Matteo Marrangoni/Angel Feraldo (Netherlands), Jeff Kolar/Meredity Kooi (USA), Tricia Postle/Leif Bloomquist (ON, Can), Samwell Freeman, (USA), Alexandria Lepinski (ON, Can), Steve Bull/Scot Gresham-Lancaster (USA), Abinadi Meza (USA), and Victoria Estok (USA).

 

SUNY Purchase Colloquim …

April 15, 2013

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WGXC Broadcast!

March 10, 2013

wavefarm_2013Occupying the airwaves for 2 hours during WGXC’s Saturday Afternoon Show at Wave Farm!

Listen to the archived broadcast.

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Death & Design!

February 23, 2013

Nick Jelen of Action Mill is developing a blog on Death & Design which takes a look at projects that explore various cultural attitudes about Death. Audio as the Realm of the Dead is featured — but more importantly Nick and I found ourselves intensely engaged in a conversation topic that most people avoid … especially when first meeting.

Architectural Inventions (visionary drawings) Book Launch

November 27, 2012

Architectural-Inventions

Long awaited release:Architectural Inventions (visionary drawings) by Matt Bua & Maximilian Goldfarb and many many artists (myself included), took pen to paper to reveal the alternative structures and spaces they have been dreaming about.

Localflux up and running!

September 1, 2012

Had an engaging conversation with Joshua Kogan the creator of Localflux — a website project that showcases creative expression and non-conventional thought through art, images, interviews, text, think tanks, sound and video. The idea is that such content will not be showcased for the sake of showcasing it, but the idea is to spark new creativity and collaboration between non-conventional contemporary musicians, artists from various mediums, writers/poets, scientists, environmentalists, protestors, community speakers, architects, engineers, etc.,.

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Teaching at SUNY Purchase

August 22, 2012

After a whirlwind summer I’ve finally landed back into New York …  in a couple weeks I’ll begin encouraging sonic explorations of all sorts at SUNY Purchase’s New Media department!

Artist Talk at the New England Conservatory

June 19, 2012

Giving an artist talk at the Summer Institute of Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP – aka “Sick Puppy”) this Wednesday at 11am during John Mallia’s Electronic Workshop colloquia — will be framing the talk around sound installations as interventions  …

Northward Neighbors

May 14, 2012

Will be spending time with the locals of Kitchener encouraging them to share stories (unique and common) first through conversation — followed by writing during two evening wiki workshops led by Steve Lambert at Cafka’s (Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area) Critical Media Lab in Kitchener, Ontario. Looking forward to it.

 

Radio Context

April 5, 2012

Radio Context a three week live internet radio project by Jordan Tynes - approximately seventy-five hours of scheduled airtime, featuring artists, musicians, politicians, activists, etc. conversing in a sound-proofed booth at the Howard Art Space in Dorchester, MA. Entire project schedule here. My chat with Jordan will stream April 22nd 1-2pm EST and will be archived on the site … Of note: I am appropriately sandwiched between giants …

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Boston & Santa Fe: thought provoking side project

April 4, 2012

Will be helping out Steve Lambert out with his Capitalism Works for Me! project as it tours various locations in Boston during the first two weeks of April and again in Santa Fe beginning July –  interviewing folks about their concerns and thoughts. Should be interesting.

 

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transmediale 2k+12 in/compatible

February 3, 2012

This year’s annual new media festival in Berlin featured reSource a new initiative of transmediale. Isolation and Empowerment after Web 2.0 segment featured work that explores the tensions of hierarchical control and the increasing connectivity and virtualisation of our social relationships by exposing the possible scenarios of networked dystopias, and asked its audience to rethink critical strategies while proposing new paths for political actions (both artistic and hacktivist) based on the recognition of the power of distributed subjectivities.

Salvatrice Settis and I were aptly placed together on the panel Mobilizing the Unrepresentable. Read a review by Roberta Bulani of the reSource event here. In addition to the presenting Interpelled more hypersonic sound experiments also took place inside the Haus der Kulturen der Welt!

Will upload video documentation once transmediale releases it. If anyone has documentation of the event or experiments – please contact me – thanks!
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City Soundings for Radiophonic Creation Day

June 4, 2011

City Soundings was a collaborative composition side project made for Radiophonic Creation Day organized by Wiska Radkiewicz and Andrea Cohen. Several composers/artists took field recordings of their home cities, passing back and forth a pool of sound – sort of like a digital editing game of telephone – the result being a collective composition that incorporated many different compositional styles.

Contributers: Steven Brown (UK), Marek Choloniewski (Poland), Andrea Cohen (France), Victoria Estok (USA), Brad Garton (USA), Janete El Haouli (Brazil), Andrew Hugill (UK), Malle Maltis (Estonia), Wiska Radkiewicz (USA), Hernan Risso Patron (Argentina), Franziska Schroeder (UK),Andrei Smirnov (Russia), Marie Wennersten (Sweden), Lidia Zielinska (Poland). Andrea Cohen presented City Soundings during a radio programme on France Culture, the public cultural French radio. Give a listen if you like here to a portion of this broadcast. www.shakerattleroll.org

greenpeace behind the scenes …

May 18, 2010

How could I say no …when Steve Lambert asked if I was interested in an adventure and doing sound for a secret project that Greenpeace had been working on. Intrigue aside, working on a project with/for them is enough of a reason.  The trip gave us an incredible inside peek and also wound up being a bit of a nostalgic trip for me as well. In the DC office, I recognized two familiar faces (Kert Davies & Phil Radford) who were the lead organizers of  this student climate summit (COP6) that I took part in back in 2000. Hard to believe it has already been 10 years!  Seeing them again made me pause and think about global warming forecasts we heard of back then and how we really only had a 10 year window to really do something about it …

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