Sound

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Not just a matter of nostalgia: loving the vinyl record in the digital age

The return of the use of vinyl is a nostalgic issue or a reaction to the digital world, preferring a specific auditory experience? Vinyl: the Analogue Record in the Digital Age, a book of 2015, written by Dominique Bartmanski and Ian Woodward responds at this question assuming an historical, unique and not at all obvious perspective.
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Justin Wiggan: Life Echo

Until January at BOM in Birmingham is on show Echo Life, the revolutionary experiment by Justin Wiggan,that interweaves sound and memory. Project born in collaboration with the John Taylor Hospice in Erdington, is an intimate journey through memory to identify key sound triggers in a person’s life.
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(Italiano) Zimoun: 605 prepared dc-motors, cardboard boxes

(Italiano) Inaugura sabato 22 ottobre alle 18.00 nell'ambito di NODE festival, “605 prepared dc-motors, cardboard boxes”, prima mostra personale in un museo italiano dell’artista svizzero Zimoun, noto per le sue opere che uniscono sound art e architettura degli spazi.
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(Italiano) Atlas Festival 2016

(Italiano) Incoraggiando la collaborazione tra artisti, musicisti, performer e dj appartenenti a diverse generazioni e realtà, Atlas intende offrire al pubblico un viaggio cognitivo e sensoriale, ricco di contaminazioni e stimoli audiovisivi, in cui l'esperienza intima di ogni spettatore diverrà parte integrante degli spazi e ambienti sensibili.
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(Italiano) NODE Festival 2016

(Italiano) NODE ritorna. Il festival dedicato alle arti elettroniche e digitali riparte per la sua ottava edizione ospitando artisti provenienti da tutto il mondo che esplorano le diverse stratificazioni del suono nei punti di intersezione con le discipline multimediali e le arti visive.
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Ahata Anahata: Manifest Unmanifest IX di Jung Hee Choi

The multimedia installation Ahata Anahata, Manifest Unmanifest IX by Jung Hee Choi is on show at the MELA Foundation in New York. The artist famous for its environmental compositions made of drawings, lights and sounds, in this artwork invite the viewers to immerse themselves in an atmosphere that bypasses the reality, almost touching other worlds
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Lawrence Abu Hamdan: the political implications of sound and silence

Lawrence Abu Hamdan is an artist, researcher, and private ear born in 1985 in Anman , Jordan and currently based in Beirut. In a few years he has achieved an expanded public due to his artistic and scientific research. He analyzes on the one hand surveillance technologies and forensic listening practices ( within legal hearings ) and on the other hand he focuses on language and phonetic comparisons of legal or political issues
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Theaster Gates: How to Build a House Museum

Until October at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, will be on show Theaster Gates with How to Build a House Museum. An exhibition that traces the memory and the conquests of black people through sounds, dances, videos, paintings and clubbing atmosphere organized in six symbolic house-museums, that lead the viewer into another reality
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CTM 2017: Radio Lab Call for Works. Deadline: 28/08/2016

The call is for unusual audio projects that couple the radio medium with the potential of live performance. The call is open to artists in the fields of experimental music, sound art, radio art, new radio drama, and performance. The two commissioned works will premiere at CTM 2017 Festival in Berlin, and then be broadcasted in Deutschlandradio Kultur’s Klangkunst programme.
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Allora & Calzadilla: Echo to Artifact

Allora & Calzadilla: Echo to Artifact is the first exhibition in Canada of the work of internationally renowned artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. The artworks are the result of the research trip to Alberta in 2014, and consider the nature of sound, music and voice as a way to animate the natural forms and the man-made artifacts.
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Sound Systems

Between June and December 2016 at the TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art in Szczecin, will present a series of installations developed around the theme of sound. The event will be inaugurated with the work The Forty Part Motet by Janet Cardiff and will continue with Sound Systems, a set of site-specific sound works chosen by Marie-Eve Lafontaine.
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Brian Eno: The Ship

Brian Eno celebrated musician, composer and producer, is also a famous visual artist whose works are recognized in almost all over the world. After 1992, he returns to Denmark to present his latest installation: The Ship. A multidimensional sound artwork specially designed for the exhibition room at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg.
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CairoTronica brings the electronic spring in Cairo

If we think to Egypt at this time, probably there are not many positive things that come to our mind, especially looking at the art and culture world and at the issue of freedom of expression. Still, good things also happen there. For example, the last edition of the Cairo International Electronic and New Media Arts Symposium, better know as CairoTronica
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The psychoacoustic properties of sound: an interview with Jonáš Gruska

Jonáš Gruska is an artist exploring the many facets of sound, he even creates the media through which he records. He studied at The Institute of Sonology in The Hague and at the Music Academy in Krakow. In his sonic work, he focuses on chaotic rhythms and the exploration of psychoacoustic properties of sound and field recording.
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Caterina Barbieri: new tactics for electronic mutants

Caterina Barbieri is a young electroacoustic musician and performer, born in Italy in 1990, and now living and working out of her homeland. Caterina’s music stems from a pan-harmonic conception of the sound universe, to which the composer needs to attune to, and then work through subtraction to create her own music
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