Electronic Music

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The Authority of Taste. Mattin and theses on noise

Sound artist Mattin and Martina Raponi started a conversation which is still on-going, and of which this unusual interview is part. It culminated in the drafting of a manifesto about noise. In this they sketched some ideas about how to frame a new conception about noise without falling again into a necessarily sonic categorization
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Sonic Acts Festival – The Noise of Being

The 17th edition of Sonic Acts titled The Noise of Being, takes place from 23 to 26 February 2017 in Amsterdam. The festival includes a conference, multiple exhibitions, concerts, performances and screenings, highlighting on a wide spectrum of contemporary practices.
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Sonic Cyberfeminisms – Call for Contribution | Deadline: 12/02/2017

In recent years, the relationship between sound, gender and technology has gained increasing attention. There have been a number of artist networks, archives and educational initiatives established in the hope of tackling the gendered exclusions. Sonic Cyberfeminisms will provide an opportunity to critically reflect and debates concerning sound, gender and technology.
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Prix Ars Electronica and STARTS Prize 2017 | Deadline: 03 / 03 / 2017

The Prix Ars Electronica is the world’s most time-honored media arts competition. Winners are awarded the coveted Golden Nica statuette, prize money ranging up to € 10,000 per category and an opportunity to showcase their talents at the famed Ars Electronica Festival in Linz. On behalf of the European Commission, Ars Electronica issues an open call for entries to a competition: STARTS, in which encouraged are innovative projects at the interface of science, technology and art.
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CTM 2017: Fear Anger Love

CTM 2017 FEAR ANGER LOVE will examine the unhinging and emancipatory potential of resonant (musical) emotion to question and challenge the status quo. Through 10 days of special projects, commissioned works, performances ranging from extreme noise explorations to contemporary club sounds and an intensive daytime programme, this 18th edition continues CTM Festival’s ongoing intent to make space for radical forms of musical expression and dissonant emotion.
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Werktank: a platform for new media art. Poetry, humor and beauty

Werktank is a platform for new media art. It is an organisation which focuses on the production of visual art projects, media art and performative art, with it’s headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. The main focus of their activities is to create installations that investigate the relationship between technology and perception
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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) 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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Copenhagen Contemporary

The new art institution Copenhagen Contemporary inaugurated in August with an exhibition dedicated to Bruce Nauman, and artists such as Yoko Ono and Carsten Nicolai, wants to create a network between cities, museums and public; presenting to the viewer an immersive and inspiring artworks by internationally acclaimed artists
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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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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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