Category: audio/sound/music

+ a video i made for becky foon’s “saltland” project.

“A minimalist video diptych for Saltland’s contemplative track “ICA” from the gorgeously restrained debut album I Thought It Was Us But It Was All Of Us, with composer-cellist-vocalist Rebecca Foon filmed surreptitiously on a New York subway train in one frame while a Montréal winter cityscape captured from an airplane window unfolds in the other.” – from the constellation records site.

Piperno stones

“It’s a Renaissance music score which follows a Gregorian canon,” said
De Pasquale,
who conducted the study with Csar Dors, a Jesuit expert on
Aramaic, and Hungarian musicologist Lòrànt Réz. – from discovery

AntiVJ presents: MUTEK 2009 from AntiVJ / Joanie on Vimeo.

nam june paik’s early tv hack

POWEr is a performance based on high-voltage electromagnetic
perturbations, by Alexandre Burton and Julien Roy. Using an
audio-modulated Tesla coil as a live instrument, electrical arcs are
generated and transformed in an ongoing, realtime audiovisual process.
Electricity is used as a subtle yet intense material, manifested as an
instrinsically synesthesic phenomenae.


“‘The Clock’ is constructed out of moments in cinema when time is
expressed or when a character interacts with a clock, watch or just a
particular time of day. Marclay has excerpted thousands of these
fragments and edited them so that they flow in real time. While ‘The
Clock’ examines how time, plot and duration are depicted in cinema, the
video is also a working timepiece that is synchronised to the local time
zone. At any moment, the viewer can look at the work and use it to tell
the time.”


using the largest existing network, the telephone network, which had
about 500 million subscribers at the time. Using technology he had
constructed himself, he was able to mix calls coming in to ten
telephones in the studios of the WBAI radio station in New York in
different ways, and then broadcast this melange of listeners’ sounds and
noises. Once the listeners who called in had switched their radios on,
he played with the feedback this produced and bundled sounds from
introverted and extroverted callers together.  – reblogged from rhizome

“Talk to me is a physical Web radio. It connects to news Web sites and
reads them out loud using text-to-speech software in a monotone voice.”

…is an audio stream traveling through
the internet since the 1st of july 2010

ennio morricone interviewed over at The Quietus

Internal noise from a CCD in a light tight box is mapped to audio by sampling pixels in a Quicktime matrix and using those values to manipulate white noise. Software looks for similarity between spectrograms of the noise and a very large set of spectrograms of spoken words. When two are congruent enough the results are spoken by the computer and projected into the space. Software pans across, zooms, and changes the blur, brightness, and contrast of the camera noise, as it looks for hidden images. These are standard EVP strategies for teasing images and sounds from visual and audio noise.” – alan dunning and paul woodrow