Monthly Archive for November, 2007

resonance Sound Workshop

Nicolaj Kirisits und GordanSavicic erklärten in ihrem leider nicht sehr stark besuchten, nichts desto trotz aber sehr unterhalteneden und lehrreichen Workshop den praktischen Einsatz von Piezomikrophonen bei Performances – aber seht selbst:

re.sonance 07 up & running

The sonance.artistic.project launched the re.sonance07 festival with the presentation of the (mighty) festival catalogue including a DVD last friday in Vienna. The catalogue gives a pretty detailed overview of the actual digital culture scene in and around vienna.

resonance 07

It#s not easy to make your way trough the programme but it’s definitively worth a try. Especially the fact that a lot of exhibition and presentation venues are temporary art residences free of charge – very interesting story! it looks like it’s actually possible to get a temporary (unused) place to work on art projects. I’ll keep my eyes and ears open and try to get some more detailed information’s on this issue – a good time and place to find out more about this would be the vernisage of Franz Xavers exhibition “Biosphären” on Thursday 28th of November in the Lerchenfelderstrasse 65 – this place is used as a “Präkarium” since 2003, looks like a good place to start..

the 192 loudspeaker experience

not only from an aesthetic point of view “the 192 loudspeaker experience” is a installation you have to see ! the immersive soundexperience u face is unique and highly impressive and takes you out on a journey through soundscapes which not just surround you > they even intrude you ! ok, it looks like a huge battle of material (192 loudspeakers, 12 sub-woofers, 24 x 8channel amplifiers, 192 D/A converters, 2 x Quad G5, 1 Macbook), but after experiencing one of the three pieces you know that it´s worth it.

It has been developed by The Game of Life , Wouter Snoei and Jan Trützschler von Falkenstein, together with Raviv Ganchrow who did the hardware-development. Based on SuperCollider it works with wave field synthesis and has a specially developed graphical interface for positioning of the sound.

but better listen to jan trützschler and at least “see” the installation (because there is no way to transport the soundexperience) >>>

i_AM:installation @ STRP festival

Interview with Ramon Schreuder (NL)

creator of the i_AM:installation

an interactive soundtable >> connecting people by making music together “…in our world everyone is digitally connected but never talking to each other face to face anymore…” >> bringing electronic music to a broader audience >>

but listen to ramon, he will explain better >>>

STRP festival part II

because philips moved it’s production to the east we can be here and celebrate electronic culture. a couple of years ago the monotonic movements of production robots determined the daily rhythm, now it is the bumping sound of techno music which makes the people move in a robotic behaviour. it’s an electronic circus with artbots, installations, cinema, lecture and performances… STRP is actually a quite mainstream event with a slightly taste of a critic approach. there are no deepening philosophical lectures or theoretical input. but that’s not the intention of the festival organizers : “The composition of the programme is based on the principle that STRP should be a low threshold festival, geared to a large audience.” – from this point of view it’s definitely a big success! A lot of people not only during the day-time, but also the shows were sold out every night! thousands of people everywhere… mostly dutch of all ages, baby’s to granny’s – they were all there. the dutch people are really the most friendly and helpful people i’ve ever met: yesterday i even got driven home on the backseat of a bicycle – thx walter ! :-) i really enjoyed the people and atmosphere a lot at the festival!

STRP on Youtube

Some bits and pieces i collected on youtube that give an impressions whats up at the strp parties:

If you have some clips online please join the youtube group.

Jonctions Festival – Constant @ la Bellone – Brussels

Jonctions / Verbindingen 10: Tracks in electr(on)ic fields

Jonctions festival started since 2 days by different lectures, installations and debate.

Tracks in electr(on)ic fields, gestures transformed into data, codes that set bodies in motion, prescriptions that ask to be interpreted. Pretended or real identities spread like viruses as they are carried across networks by (un)controlable, commercialised and personalised information services, inhabiting borders and embodying rumours.

I participated to the stream team here and propose some workshop on build DIY electromagnetic antenna, plus some live and intervention in the street.

One of the objective of the festival is to think and work on the archives and memory system to activate and keep alive all the data after an event.

here is some extract of the ambiances of the lectures and preparation of the festival.

Wendy is one of the active member of Constant collective
Jussi parikka on constant TV

a conference on E-traces : and stream team

STRP festival part I

After a slightly complicated trainsurfingtrip i arrived in Eindhoven, a small beautiful city in the south of Netherlands… if you go to Eindhoven Beukenlaan by train , you’ll see an old Philips Factory… and inside you find STRP, the Festival for Art, Technology and Music. already surprised at the entrance because of the metal-gates guiding the people in lines i was even more puzzled when entering the first zaal, called the brainport zaal… loads of people and sounds and action everywhere… was like entering at a luna park… ok, aaahhh, to much for the beginning… so, what to see first ? i took the festival program and looked for special lectures or performances which i might miss. oh, it’s dutch… do you have a english version ? …no, but look at the overview, it’s international ;-) ok, it wasn’t supposed to be an international festival… at least on the web-page you find all the info in english. even the lectures are in dutch. alright, i know german, so i could get some info’s out of “paradise bij the laptoplight”, a lecture with the topic “next nature“. how nature becomes culture and culture becomes nature. with international speed lectures (english ;-) , so i could understand better). quite informational and critic view about how we try to copy the nature, commercialise it and how all this is becoming nature again. on a broadsheet we got, you could read : “our technological world has become so intricate and uncontrollable that it has become a nature of its own” or “second life is not sustainable”.
after that i started to check out the exhibition… wandering around and had lots of fun… in the beginning i was sceptic about the dimension of the festival and the luna park approach, but actually i liked a lot how the people used the interactive works. it was no such shy distance like in other art exhibitions, where people just look, or maybe very carefully touch. the people really use it and even start to invent new ways of playing around. so it’s a hardcore-test for all interactive works here… after a very interesting and intensive exhibition and my exhausting travelling i was to tired to see the music-program, which was a pity, because there was a very good international lineup ! … so i missed modeselektor :-(
check out some works from the exhibition >>>

STRP Festival

This Weekend ! STRP – Festival for Art&Technology in Eindhoven (NL)

strp logo is there so watch out for news!

Ciao Eleonora, Salute Julien, Hallo Peter!

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