31.3.09

Something... Simply Beautiful for a Wednesday arvo...Queen Latifah & Al Green) -

aslongasittakes whydidittakesolong? fabulous work and resouce for sound thats not music but everything else



a s l o n g a s i t t a k e s, a sound poetry magazine published by the Atlanta Poets Group, is seeking submissions....heres a quote from them..."we are looking for sound poetry, scores for sound poetry and essays on sound poetry. “What is ‘sound poetry’?” you ask. Good question. It’s one of those know it when you see (hear) it kind of things. It’s probably not music (thanks Dick Higgins). It might be noise. If you think about a spectrum of possible noise made by the human body (or simulations thereof or substitutions therefor), and at one end of the spectrum is a person reading her poem and at the other end is abstract noise, we’re looking for works that fall towards the latter end. We are looking for works in/of/against the tradition(s) of Ball, Schwitters, Dûfrène, Henri Chopin, Jandl, Cobbing, The Four Horsemen, Fylkingen Group, Öyvind Fahlström. . . hopefully by now you get the idea. We’re looking for stuff that will push/redefine the limits. The magazine is Web-based".


Issue 2 is now up! Right here
. And it includes work by Adachi Tomomi, the Atlanta Poets Group (performing a piece by Michael Basinski and some Love Songs by Bruce Andrews ), Gary Barwin (alone and with Gregory Betts ), Michael Basinski, David Braden, Craig Dongoski, Brian Howe , Maja Jantar (alone and with Vincent Tholome), e k rzepka, Larissa Shmailo, and Mathew Timmons (performing a Hugo Ball poem).


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29.3.09

The ava maria online



























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You can listen to mutiple versions continually or all at once

25.3.09

Avital Ronnel and the Idiot / the stupid



http://www.egs.edu/ Avital Ronnell, Professor of German, comparative literature, and English at New York University, where she directs the Research in Trauma and Violence project, and has also written as a literary critic, a feminist, and philosopher. Public open lecture session given at the European Graduate School, Media and Communication Studies Department Program in 2008. EGS, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, Europe.


Ronell was born in Prague to Israeli diplomats and was a performance artist before entering academia. She studied with Jacob Taubes at the Hermeneutic Institute at the Free University of Berlin, received her Ph.D. under the advisement of Stanley Corngold at Princeton University in 1979, and then continued her studies with Jacques Derrida and Hélène Cixous in Paris. She joined the comparative literature faculty at the University of California, Berkeley before moving to NYU. She is also a core faculty member at the European Graduate School. Themes of her work include technology (Test Drive, Telephone Book) and Stupidity/Idiocy. In addition to her own writing, she has produced English translations of Derrida's work.

Ronell's work in The Telephone Book focuses on three themes: technology, schizophrenia and electric speech. The book begins with a sustained examination of Heidegger's involvement with the (Nazi) National Socialist Party of Germany. Early in the book she describes it as a gesture of anti-racist activism. It proceeds through a history of the telephone, looking at the structure of "the call", as in Heidegger's "call of being", and applying that form to various subjects. A close friend of Derrida's, Ronell's work is heavily informed by the strategy of deconstruction, using close readings and looking at the play of language to find the marginalized group or idea that is pushed out from the center. In this work Ronell demonstrates the complexity of "the call" and its presence throughout contemporary culture including technology, psychology and art. In the book, the rejects the authoritarian position of the author and instead refers to herself as the "operator" of the text.
Crack Wars focuses on Madame Bovary, looking at addiction to literature and comparing it to addiction to drugs. She describes the work as being a political gesture against the hysteria of the "racist" war on drugs. It begins with a wide survey of literary discussions of intoxication, including Nietzsche, Baudelaire, Benjamin and more. The book proceeds by looking closely at Heidegger's descriptions of want, wishing and "being towards".
The Test Drive examines the underlying logic of contemporary scientific discourses and their ethical and political implications. It does so by focusing on the idea of "the test" as a basis for discovering knowledge.

Nam June Paik

Charlotte Moorman and Nam June Paik "The Originale"



Charlotte Moorman talks about how she met her long time artistic partner Nam June Paik. The details of the establishment and presentation of the 1964 premier performance of Stockhausen's "Originale" in New
Yok is described in very funny detail. She tells about George Maciunas (Fluxus) picketing the performance. Filmed in 1980 under a grant from the National Endowment for the arts. It is an excerpt from the work Charlotte Morman and the New York Avant Garde.

This piece by Fred Stern is dedicated to the Memory of Charlotte and Nam June.

steina vasulka interview



Interview with video artist Steina Vasulka. From the TV show "Kuhinja", a weekly programme on the phenomena of contemporary culture, produced by pro.ba (www.pro.ba), a Sarajevo based independent TV, film and video production company. Broadcast Thursdays 22:30 CET on BHT1 (www.pbsbih.ba)


23.3.09

Ada Lovelace Day- for women who inspire...as key players within the voice and sound technology


Ada Lovelace Day, March 24, 2009Image by clvrmnky via Flickr



































Who was Ada??

Finally, who was Ada?
Ada Lovelace was one of the world’s first computer programmers, and one of the first people to see computers as more than just a machine for doing sums. She wrote programmes for Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, a general-purpose computing machine, despite the fact that it was never built.

Its Ada Lovelace day, the day and week to register the names of women who have inspired you
Ada Lovelace Day -bringing women in technology to the fore
http://findingada.com/blog/2009/01/05/ada-lovelace-day/
sign a pledge to blog about inspirational women in tech on 24th March

Heres my contribution....

MY NAME: Majena Mafe

URL: http://www.sounded-language.blogspot.com/
http://www.that-unsound.blogspot.com.au

MY WORK: Focuses on the perverse affect of sound in/as language, and its implications for digital ways of saying

INSPIRED BY:

Gertrude Stein-
For being a ground breaker, ground shaker and self described genius
For her introduction of the loop in language that eventually filtered through into digital sound
That the idea repetition is never repetition
The idea that if objects are things, so too are the word we use for them
That meaning does not lie linearly
She highlighted the non-definitive
Her play with ear-play
For her insistent sane use of disruption
Honesty that written language is mock realism
For highlighting the aurally charged nature of language and its connection to meaning
http://books.google.com.au/books?id=H__e3ZXoYMEC&dq=Gertrude+STEIN&printsec=frontcover&source=an&hl=en&ei=8RHISZvVB4yMkAWwle3DDA&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=4&ct=result#PPP5,M1

Meredith Monk-
For sticking with her own throat sounds
http://www.meredithmonk.org/

Cathy Berberian-
For interpreting contemporary music, Armenian folk songs, Monteverdi, The Beatles, and her own compositions in a very throated way.
Especially for best known work is her "Stripsody" (1966), in which she exploits her vocal technique using comic book sounds.
http://that-unsound.blogspot.com/2008/09/cathy-berberian-trills-me.html

Cathy Brietz-
For her elaborate video instillations
For her shots taken at media
http://www.whitecube.com/artists/breitz/texts/78/
http://www.kunstraum.net/content-en/artists/index/b/candice-breitz/view?set_language=en

Pipilotti Rist-
For being 'not the girl who misses much'
For her insistence on the perverse pleasure principle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pipilotti_Rist
http://www.pipilottirist.net/begin/open.html

Maja Ratkje-
For her use of the voice as un-mediated instrumented sound
http://www.ratkje.com/main.php

Joan la Barbara-
For her use of multiple voices
For her use of multiple voices
For her use of multiple voices
http://www.joanlabarbara.com/bio.html

Vicki Bennett and People Like Us-
For the mischief
For her re-examining the throw away sounding out from the 40s and 50s
For the interpolation and density of sound image mashups
http://www.peoplelikeus.org/index.html

Janet Cardiff-
For being a composer/performer intrigued by change, the subtle and rthe thick in sound, fascinated with voices and definitely enamored by technology.
For using her voice as raw material, which she transmutes into machine noises, choral works or pulverizes “into granules of electro acoustic babble and glitch, generating animated dialogues between innate human expressiveness and the overt artifice of digital processing” as the Wire Magazine put it.
http://that-unsound.blogspot.com/2008/08/janet-cardiff.html


!!!!NetBehaviour are inviting all women who work in media arts and
net art to join their email list for a week between 23rd and
30th March to talk about inspirational women. At the end of the
week they will collate all of the posts in the thread and
feature them on Furtherfield.org.
http://www.netbehaviour.org/mailman/listinfo/netbehaviour

In support of Ada Lovelace Day they are inviting all women who work in media arts and net art, who are not already subscribed, to join the NetBehaviour email list for a week between 23rd and 30th March, asking them to squat the list for a week (of course we hope they'll stick around for longer:) and tell them about their work and that of other women who have inspired them in their own practice.
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22.3.09

the passions spoof on bill viola



A parody of Bill Viola's "The Passions" series & others where the viewer is probably asked to look too much into what is a seemingly dull video.
But THIS seemingly naive video video represents the painful gushes, splashes of emotions that we all suppress & conceal behind an affected & happy soundtrack of our hectic, paced life instead of flushing out our negative emotions.
*Add more BS here*

bill viola

trevor wishart



vasulka / trevor wishart colllab

20.3.09

Operas Dirty Litle Secret

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essay by Kali on harada-sound.com

Ecosonic Performance.Ouija Board , Baroque Flutes and Cellos



May 2008, City University Electroacoustic Concert Series.

Peter Coyte, Kirsten Edwards - Ouija Board
Amara Guitry, Stephen Preston - Baroque Flutes
Laura Reid, Thomas Gardner - Cellos

The Ouija Board - a new form of group musical instrument. Based on the real-time video analysis of the shadows of a group of people, it reframes many of the conventions of traditional tactile instrumental control. It allows the relationship between sound material from loudspeakers and the embodied act of performance to be investigated more deeply. This occurs both in a formal research process and during performance, where the Ouija board acts as a bridge between acousmatic and traditional instrumental / vocal techniques.

The tactile quality of traditional acoustic instruments is in contrast to this remote, shadowy form of engagement. It is a negative instrument, between two worlds, casting a human shadow on the acousmatic curtain.

Ecosonics is designed to explore the almost biological aspects of primitive music making, based on the notion of music as sonic communication. Ecosonic improvisations involve relationships between sound, movement and emotion. The performers draw on the intense expressivity that lies at the heart of emotional vocal utterance. Improvisations are shaped in practice as conversations made from sonic gestures between players. The immediacy of the body defines player-instrument relationship and methods of sound production, while minimizing cognitive mediation of culturally acquired musical imperatives

18.3.09

Dual Lab- verbal and Vocal Experimentation


Group of Verbal and Vocal Experimentation Founded in 2006 by Sara Davidson and Lorenzo Durante
"Restoring Dignity to the breath, measured with the item. Rediscovering the body as medium, as a tool. The sound before sense, the sounds of language. The sound of the word field that goes beyond the page by creating units of meaning and sound. an intrinsic meaning, internal, visceral. "(Fabio earrings, [A] live Poetry - III Dual from poetry alive on Vimeo.


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15.3.09

Heidi's day, new sound piece

betty...a language all my own

natural sequences of events-don't pull!

little audrey

Unidentified Sound Objects Interview with Trevor Wishart



















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Wishart uses the voice alot as the sounding instrument, talks about it here, just reading his On Sonic Art, whew what a relief, research not based on sound properties of pitch and duration... 'like how long is it???'
...how long that is...

13.3.09

Andy's Stein

Thru you is thick with sounding

TRU YOU ... inspired,thick, dense, not preplanned, lets call it spontaneous collab, great work
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12.3.09

Explorations in Sound Vol 3

Hi Everyone,
Just a note to let you know that tracks from our net release
'Explorations in Sound, Vol 3 will be featured on the excellent
Framework program on Resonance FM this Sunday 15th at 10pm. For anyone
whos interested, the program will also be available as podcast for a
week on their site www.frameworkradio.net

Roger Mills
Editor
http://www.furthernoise.org

CIRCLE practice led research collaborations from Edinburough

CIRCLE

CIRCLE is a group of artists/researchers engaged in Creative Interdisciplinary Research into Collaborative Environments.
Its members are staff and research students at Edinburgh College of Art and the University of Edinburgh as well as independents.
They work in diverse areas, such as visual and media arts, dance and performance, architecture and sound, informatics and social sciences.
They seek to undertake collaborative research at the juncture of the creative arts and sciences and across disciplines.

Simon Biggs, media artist and Research Professor, Edinburgh College of Art
Mariza Dima, digital artist and PhD candidate, Edinburgh University
Henrik Ekeus, sound artist and Research Assistant, Architecture, Edinburgh University
Sue Hawksley, dance artist and PhD candidate, Edinburgh College of Art
Beverley Hood, artist and Lecturer, Edinburgh College of Art
Dr. John Lee, Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Informatics, Edinburgh University
Dr. Sophia Lycouris, artist and Reader, Director Graduate Research School, Edinburgh College of Art
Vangelis Lympouridis, sound artist and PhD candidate, Edinburgh University
Ann Marie Shilito, Research Fellow in Design and Applied Arts, Edinburgh College of Art
Dr. Chris Speed, Reader in Digital Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art
Wendy Timmons, Coordinator MSc in Dance Science and Education, Edinburgh University
Dr. Penny Travlou, Research Fellow in Cultural Geography, Edinburgh College of Art
Dr. Mark Wright, Research Fellow in Art and Informatics, Edinburgh University

calling for transdisciplinary papers click here.....

Ursula Endlicher and her turbulance




















Artwork by Herrera

Upgrade! Boston: Ursula Endlicher
March 17, 2009; 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
http://turbulence.org/upgrade_boston/2009/02/ursula-endlicher/

Ursula Endlicher's work resides on the intersection of Internet, performance and multi-media installation. Since 1994 the Internet has an impact on her practice where she bridges the Web and physical reality. Her focus lies in analyzing the social, political and structural components of the Web while translating its hidden architectures and languages - such as HTML - into choreography for performances, into layouts for visualizations, installations or objects, or into notation for music.

Endlicher's recent projects include Website Impersonations: The Ten Most Visited (2006-09), a ten-part Live/Web performance series that utilizes Web Code as choreography. This series as well as the project html_butoh, a web-based participatory performance commissioned by Turbulence.org in 2006, are built on the html-movement-library, a database for small video clips enacting the html language through movement. She created Website
Impersonations: The Amazons (.at versus .com), an interactive multi-media installation with real-time web-feed navigable via the "mouse-chair" for which she received a production grant by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY in 2006. A presentation of her web works including Famous For One Spam was commissioned by the Whitney Museum's artport in 2004. Web Performer 1.0 was among the first net art works included into Rhizome's ArtBase in 1999. She produced her very first piece for the Internet - Left/Right - for The Thing Vienna BBS in 1994. More here http://turbulence.org/upgrade_boston/2009/02/ursula-endlicher/


Jo-Anne Green, Co-Director
New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.: http://new-radio.org New York: 917.548.7780 . Boston: 617.522.3856
Turbulence: http://turbulence.org
Networked_Performance Blog: http://turbulence.org/blog
Networked_Music_Review: http://turbulence.org/networked_music_review
Upgrade! Boston: http://turbulence.org/upgrade New American Radio: http://somewhere.org

10.3.09

Links for Women's Experimental Film and Video from Cinenova


Cinenova click here
..."Cinenova is a non-profit organisation dedicated to distributing films and videos made by women. Formed in 1991 from the merger of two feminist distributors, Circles and Cinema of Women, Cinenova provides the means to discover and watch experimental films, narrative feature films, artists film and video, documentary and educational videos.

Through national and international distribution, Cinenova acts as an agency for artists, educators, curators and their audiences. Cinenova is a source of very specific knowledge, a network and cultural community that engages directly with women's film and video work, and with the question of how to make this knowledge more publicly accessible. Cinenova offers an extensive archive and expert advice relating to film and video directed by women, with a practice informed by its history as a key resource in the UK independent film and video distribution sector"

Cinenova' Lovelys Links Follow

LUX: distribution, collection, exhibition, publishing, research in artists' moving image work
http://www.lux.org.uk

Sixpackfilm: Austrian film and video art distributor
http://www.sixpackfilm.com/

Women Make Movies: New York-based non-profit organization established in 1972, to facilitate and promote the production, distribution and exhibition of films/video by and about women
http://www.wmm.com

Sisters in Cinema: a resource guide for and about African American women feature filmmakers.
http://www.sistersincinema.com/

Women and Film in Europe: The working group of the European Coordination of Film Festivals E.E.I.G. . The aim of the group is to 'research the history of women and film in Europe and to make these findings available'. Has extensive database.
http://www.womenfilmnet.org/

BFI ScreenOnline: Women and Film
http://www.screenonline.org.uk

Women in Cinema: a Reference Guide: detailed and discursive site focusing on the history of women in cinema. Includes introductory essay, references, bibliographies, filmographies and sources for film study.
http://www.people.virginia.edu/~pm9k/libsci/womFilm.html

Women in Film and Television - Bibliography Materials: lists various bibliographies of books and articles on subjects relating to women in film and television. Based on material held at the Media Resource centre at UC Berkeley.
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/womenbib.html

Women in Film and TV - UK members' organisation: The site provides background information on the organisation, details of its aims, magazine, events and campaigns and WFTV awards and membership.
http://www.wftv.org.uk/home.asp

San Diego Women Film Foundation: Our mission is to educate the public about film, promote women filmmakers and their work, and empower young women through film.
http://sdwff.org/home.html

Women's Studies Database Film Reviews: Part of the University of Maryland Women's Studies website, the database lists reviews by film title. Users can also search alphabetically. Articles are all written by women writers or academics in film and media.
http://www.mith2.umd.edu/WomensStudies/FilmReviews/

Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media - Analyzing media in its social and political context since 1974.
http://www.ejumpcut.org/home.html

Film-Philosophy: Online journal and discussion salon dedicated to serious debate about film. Also includes an extensive list of related links.
http://www.film-philosophy.com/

Film Festivals:

Femme Totale: International Women's Film Festival Dortmund/Cologne
http://www.femmetotale.de/indexe.html

MadCat Women's International Film Festival: MadCat is a highly acclaimed festival that exhibits independent and experimental films and videos directed by women from around the globe. Based in San Francisco.
http://www.madcatfilmfestival.org/

The San Diego Women Film Festival: hosted by the San Diego Women Film Foundation, it promotes women filmmakers of all ages, and empowers young women through the films' positive messages about specific social issues including ethnicity, class, culture, race and gender.
http://sdwff.org/sdwff.html

The Women's Art Library (MAKE): an artist-led slide library developed in order to enhance public knowledge of the practice, impact and achievement of women in visual culture. The library contains published and unpublished written documentation, photographs, posters and videos in addition to a substantial slide collection and artists' files on contemporary and historical women artists. The artists' files contain paper documentation, photographs and slides, postcards, photographs, press cuttings and ephemera, with much of the material donated by women artists. Early feminist art journals held include Feminist Artists Newsletter (UK), Heresies (USA) and Matriart (Canada).
http://make.gold.ac.uk/

The Women's Library: The Women's Library is a cultural centre, housing the most extensive collection of women's history in the UK.
http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/

British Artists' Film and Video Study Collection: Established in 2000, the British Artists' Film and Video Study Collection is a research project led by Senior Research Fellow David Curtis concentrating on the history of artists' film and video in Britain. Welcomes post-graduate researchers, curators, programmers, artists, anyone interested in the academic study of British Artists' Film and Video. Consists of an extensive range of reference materials including video copies of artists' works, still images, historical posters and publicity materials, paper documentation and a publications library. Browsable catalogue online.
http://www.studycollection.co.uk/

BFI National Library: We provide access to a major national research collection of documentation and information on film and television. Our priority is comprehensive coverage of British film and television, but the collection itself is international in scope.
http://www.bfi.org.uk/filmtvinfo/library/

Artists Moving Image Network: The Artists' Moving Image Network supports London-based artists working in moving image in all its forms. We work in partnership with other organisations to provide: funding, events, seminars, advice, surgeries, residencies, training and workshops.
http://amin.filmlondon.org.uk/

Documentary Filmmakers Group London: DFG exists to support and represent the interests of documentary filmmakers across the UK. We focus on offering training, specialised events and screenings, production opportunities as well as acting as a resource for all those interested in the art, craft and process of documentary film and video.
http://www.dfglondon.com

Shooting People: Huge UK and US based independent filmmaker internet network, with over 25,000 members. Daily bulletins covering Filmmaking, Documentary, Animation, Music Videos, Casting, Screen Writing and Script Pitching, and extensive calendar of events.
http://shootingpeople.org/

The GenderChanger Academy: Based in Amsterdam, the Gender Changer Academy is a nonprofit organisation by women for women, its primary goal being to improve women's understanding and skills with regards to computer hardware. To attain this the GCA provides workshops, makes and maintains a website and mailinglist, and distributes a reader. We encourage women to crash computers and to put it all back together again. Preferebly with an improved installation.
http://www.genderchangers.org/boot/index.html

LinuxChix: LinuxChix is a community for women who like Linux, and for women and men who want to support women in computing. The membership ranges from novices to experienced users, and includes professional and amateur programmers, system administrators and technical writers. Joining LinuxChix is easy - just join one of our mailing lists and start participating.
http://www.linuxchix.org/

Production:

Electra: Electra is a London based cross artform agency specializing in fostering projects spanning across sound art, moving image, music and visual arts.
http://www.electra-productions.com/

no.w.here lab: a centre for artist film production run by artist filmmakers Karen Mirza and Brad Butler. Creating a cultural centre for the artist filmmaking community, no.w.here provides public access to a unique set of film facilities at low cost. Also runs a training, exhibition and talks programme.
http://www.nowhere-lab.org/

Film and Video Umbrella: Film and Video Umbrella curates and produces film, video and new media projects by artists which are commissioned and presented in collaboration with galleries and venues across England.
http://www.fvumbrella.com/

Education:

British Universities Film & Video Council and Society for Screen-Based Learning (BUFVC): The BUFVC promotes and supports the use of moving images and related media in UK higher and further education, and the use of moving images in research generally. It achieves this through a variety of services, databases, publications and other activities.
http://www.bufvc.ac.uk/

Slade School of Fine Art: Has a well-respected undergraduate and post-graduate artists' film and moving image programme within its Fine Art department, including instructors such as Jayne Parker and Lis Rhodes.
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/slade/homepage.html

SPACE Media Arts: runs a wide variety of digital art courses for artists.
http://www.spacemedia.org.uk

Publications:

Camera Obscura: Journal covering Feminism, Culture and Media Studies. Published 3 times per year. Subscriptions available for web access, or you can purchase single articles from the archive dating back to 2000.
http://cameraobscura.dukejournals.org/

Vertigo Magazine for Worldwide Independent Film and Video:
http://www.vertigomagazine.co.uk/

Mute: Culture and politics after the net.
http://www.metamute.org/

Afterimage: Journal of media and cultural criticism providing a non-commercial formula for the discussion and analysis of photography, independent film and video, multimedia and other related fields.
http://www.vsw.org/afterimage/index.html

Black Filmmaker: BFM magazine is the only filmmaker magazine that exists in the UK catering to black media. The magazine's editorial mix comprises interviews, actors showcase profiles and features on film, television and multi-media.
http://www.bfmmedia.com

Cahiers du Cinema: Website of the legendary French film magazine made famous by the film-makers of the Nouvelle Vague.
http://www.cahiersducinema.com

Filmwaves: Filmwaves is a non-profit making publishing project devoted to filmmaking as well as an opportunity for up-and-coming talents to to present their work.
http://www.filmwaves.co.uk

Journal of Film and History: On-line journal concerned with the impact of motion pictures on society, focusing on how feature films and documentary films both represent and interpret history.
http://www.h-net.org/~filmhis/index.html

Kinokultura: Quarterly on-line journal on all aspects of Russian cinema.
http://www.kinokultura.com/

Midnight Eye: Midnight Eye is a web-based magazine that profiles the latest and best in Japanese Cinema. The site includes an extensive archive of film and book reviews, interviews with Japanese filmmakers, and an international calendar of screenings and DVD releases.
http://www.midnighteye.com/

Millenium Film Journal: Print journal, published since 1978, dealing with independent, experimental, and avant-garde cinema, video, and, more recently, works that use the newer technologies. Site has full archive listing of articles, and link to order back issues.
http://mfj-online.org/

Senses of Cinema: an Australian based online journal with an eclectic approach to film criticism and a large archive of criticism, comment and reviews.
http://www.sensesofcinema.com

The Thinking Eye: English-/Spanish-/Portuguese-language Mexican on-line magazine, covering Latino-American and Spanish cinema.
http://www.elojoquepiensa.udg.mx/ingles/index.html

Wallflower Press: an independent publishing house specializing in Cinema and the Moving Image.
http://www.wallflowerpress.co.uk

Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media - Analyzing media in its social and political context since 1974.
http://www.ejumpcut.org/home.html

Film-Philosophy: Online journal and discussion salon dedicated to serious debate about film. Also includes an extensive list of related links.
http://www.film-philosophy.com/

katz- stein - tolkas


Distinguised playwright and professor Leon Katz spent one winter in Paris, thanks to the Ford Foundation, talking to Alice B. Toklas about the Gertrude Stein notebooks Katz had discovered at the Yale Library, which Miss Toklas had never seen. Here, Katz talks about his experiences.

Mahalia Jackson




We shall overcome--very moving she gets totally saturated with the song, even at the end as she walks from the mic the power of her voice is still overwhelming. This song was a staple of the civil rights movement, Mahalia worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King. She also sang Precious Lord at his funeral in 1968

amazing amazing grace

scottish roots in gaelic music



Scottish roots of the AfroAmerican practice of "lining out".

- The Dr. Watts singers are from the St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Meridian, Mississippi.

- The Gaelic singers are the congregation of Back Free Church on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland.

the difference

psalmsung

'goodness'

my odd is so big

ubu web and Improvisation Derek Bailey (1930-2005)























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its fabulosa

"A series of four 55 minute films shown on Channel 4 TV in the UK in early 1992. To say this was the best and most intelligent analysis of improvisation to be screened on UK television is probably unnecessary: it has in all likelihood been the only televised programme on this form of music-making. Written and narrated by Derek Bailey, produced and directed by Jeremy Marr, it developed out of the first edition of Bailey's book on improvisation (the broadcast almost coinciding with the publication of the second edition) and attempted to provide a world-view of the subject, not being bound by country, musical genre or preconception. The four programmes were:

* 1: Passing it on
Broadcast 2 February 1992 this programme featured: Douglas Ewart at Haynes School in Chinatown, Chicago; improvisation in Mozart with Robert Levin, piano and the Acadamy of Ancient Music with Christopher Hogwood; John Zorn and Cobra; improvisation in religious and devotional music and communities with: Naji Hakim - organ improvisations in Paris; Gaelic psalm singing on the Scottish Isles of Harris and Lewis; and Indian singing with Pundit Hanuman Misra.

* 2: Movements in time
Broadcast 9 February 1992, tracing the effects of migration on improvising links across continents and the production of new styles from the combinations: qawwali from the Sufis in New Delhi, Northern India; Hindu music of Rajistan with Ram Narayan; early medieval music performed in Andalucia by Symphony (Stevie Wishart, Mark Loopuy, Jim Denley); improvisation in dance with: Mario Maya, flamenco; Indian kathak mime and movement; and Egyptian gypsy music; the mixture of Cuban music and jazz with Eddie Palmieri.

* 3: A liberating thing
Broadcast 16 February 1992, concentrating on jazz based and free improvisation. With Max Roach at the Harlam School of the Arts; Butch Morris conducting (with, among others, Shelley Hirsch); Sang-Won Park and Korean music; Max Eastley's sound sculptures; Derek Bailey (solo and fleetingly with Phil Wachsmann, Steve Noble and Alex Ward); Steve Noble and Alex Ward duo; Nashville musicians including Buddy Emmons; Eugene Chadbourne.

* 4: Nothin premeditated
Broadcast 23 February 1992, with Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead; Buddy Guy; George Lewis and computers (and in quartet with Douglas Ewart and sound and video generation); mbira music from Zimbabwe; music of the Tonga people; concluding with a house party on the Lower East side".

Image: score for a compressed sentence by myself

Lady McBeth put together collaborative-ly by ALTRASCENA
























Sirens at the Court of the Lady
Collaboration at/by ALTRASCENA
below is the translated post on his web describing the work,

..."This work began with the idea of creating a work under the aegis / demon of Lady Macbeth. I asked some poets and performers to record with the means at their disposal, some passages of the Shakespeare tragedy, without any constraints of interpretation or sound. The poet / performer Rosaria Lo Russo, Sara Davidovics, Chiara Daino Brandi and Irene, the singer / actress Raffaella Benetti, the poet Erminia Passannante and sound artist Majena Mafe, accepted.
The finished work emerged intrusive, confused, without a centre. In its way, it produces itself as both horrible and fascinating, a hybrid form, like that of a siren, with its inherent disorientation strategy. And the song which has no other message that its surplus. There is, in this work, which is made up of sudden flashes, an attempt to renew the art of radio directly using available space. Through listening to the characters and the accompanying sounds, it also aims to open new perspective perceptually. This work opens up a different audience and with full respect for the Shakespearean canon, that also calls the assassination of it.
[The piece is performed in German by Helene Weigel, to whose memory this work is dedicated]"
Duration: 21.15 min.

Rosaria Lo Russo , Sara Davidovics , Chiara Daino Raffaella Benetti , Erminia Passannanti

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7.3.09

Fabulous Browser at Geuzen.org








Click here

the critical browser Uses the bookmark feature to contextualize your viewing

Let's say you are a political scientist researching the rising popularity of right-wing parties across Europe. Choose a text that best suits the nature of your surfing and bookmark it! Each time you hit the site, the words will appear in the browser. Think about the potential. If you're looking at pornography for your feminist studies course, you can frame your research with a few simple clicks::

other of their gems are here the De Greuzen Foundation for Multi-Visual Resources
De Geuzen.org

This gem found on ...Rene Turner site Fudge the Facts, she is one of the members of the collective De Greusen site Fudge the Facts full of riches

On her site there are lots of great frames for distributing ideas and themes. Also an interview with Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett, co-founders and co-directors of Furtherfield.org and the HTTP Gallery, they discuss their approach to networked production and culture. Keywords: community, collaboration, mail art, Fluxus, DIY, DIWO and networked environments.Its a The Skype-streamed lecture that took place Feb. 2009, part of a three-day MA seminar entitled, “From Representation to Participation”. Examining participatory and collaborative art practices, the seminar was organized by Renée Turner at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts in Norway.

The stream was broadcast from the HTTP Gallery in London. For more information on Ruth Catlow, Marc Garrett and their diverse activities click on furtherfield.org, netbehavior, furthernoise.org and http gallery space

4.3.09

Human Voice in Pictures









On James Wagner.com click here...

"The Human Voice in a New World": really new music...if "hearing is another form of seeing"*, then seeing is another form of hearing (Jaap Blonk and his "noise", visualized graphically here, in a scene from "Messa

3.3.09

Ruth Catlow's 'Domestic Idols' is delishaless














Click Here
Ruth asks us to...."Please choose a room from the list below to open a new window displaying erotic images of pipecleaner figures in a domestic environment...."
what can one say! More of Ruth's great work can be found on furtherfield click here

1.3.09

'useful phrases' new sound piece
























useful phrases sound piece by myself



Iris Garrelfs

"Iris Garrelfs CLICK HERE is a composer/performer intrigued by change, fascinated with voices and definitely enamoured by technology. She often uses her voice as raw material, which she transmuted into machine noises, choral works or pulverised “into granules of electroacoustic babble and glitch, generating animated dialogues between innate human expressiveness and the overt artifice of digital processing” as the Wire Magzine put it.

Described as the Diamanda Galas of Glitch, Iris’ training into creating through voice began very early on. Her parents sang in the village choir, and would often practice at home with Iris making up new melodies, 2nd and 3rd voices to whatever was being sung. She got into the attractions of technology as a teenager, stumbling across her dad’s pulp si-fi magazines. Iris is still waiting for an implant that will siphon off her sonic nerve impulses, fragments of melody, rhythm and correlation floating around in her body and brain. A vital part of her work, be it using voice or other sound material, is improvisation and the use of random elements, the ephemeral fragility and risk implied in giving up control to me moment, a sonic singularity.

Iris performs solo as well as in collaboration with other artists, for example Robert Lippok (To Rococo Rot), Kaffe Matthews, Scanner, Si-cut.db and others. She also performs with the improvising group Symbiosis Orchestra. Recording collaborations include si-cut.db and Freeform - the latter has beeng re-released as part of the Bernt Friedman compiled and remixed compilation "Condensed" on Nonplace

The recent album Specified Encounters, released on the French label Bip-Hop, has been moulded from dissected voice sounds. Her new release on the other hand, fresh of the press, is her first ever 10" vinyl piece, the radio project "(Talking) Space To Space" on the German art-label lich-tung, uses no voices at all. She is currently working on a globe-spanning "(Talking) Space To Space" installation and is very much looking forward to a residency at the Mexican Centre for Music and Soundart in 2007.

Music making aside aside, Iris is the co-founder of London based underground playground and test tube for current sound Sprawl. Artists featured have included Kim Cascone, Scanner, Kaffe Matthews, Christian Fennesz, Taylor Dupree and more. She is a regular on London’s soundart radio station Resonance FM and sits on the Sonic Arts Network Board of Trustees.
As an outspoken person, Iris gets invited as a speaker and panelist at conferences and events in the UK and abroad, most recently at Visiones Sonoras in Mexico.
Iris has appeared on TV, for example and ARTE TV in "Well Tempered Computer - Are Computers able to compose" and most recently on ITV's Mixmasters TV. This project has been released by Moonshine in the US and has received a nomination for Best Music DVD at the Dancestar Awards" from Iris's web