SOUND ART

DFM RTV INT

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DFM RTV INT is an Amsterdam based non-profit streaming station, run by artists for
artists, financed by donations only. Providing audio-art, sound-sculptures and
independent music with traces of Amsterdam’s Free Radio’s like the legendary Radio 100.
Programs are streamed live from artists home-studio’s all over the globe, 24/7 online.

Acoustic Space: Xchange - Net Audio Network

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Xchange is a pioneering streaming audio and sound art project on the Internet. It was launched in 1997 by Riga based artists group E-LAB (Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits, Jaanis Garancs) in collaboration with various other emerging net.radio initiatives from all over the world. The intent was to create a network for alternative net audio content providers and a collaborative platform for creative explorations with real-time sound and live streaming possibilities on the Internet. Read more »

Everyday Listening: sonic inspiration

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Everyday Listening: sonic inspiration collects inspiring and remarkable sound art and creative sound design projects, installations, reviews of urban soundscapes, places, contemporary or experimental, mostly electronic music. You might also read about new ways of using and distributing music and sound.

The term Everyday Listening is used to describe the way we use sound to find our way in our everyday life. There's an article by Buxton, Gaver & Bly giving a very clear description of this phenomenon:

"Everyday listening is a matter of listening to the attributes of events in the world - the speed of a passing automobile, the force of a slammed door, whether a person is walking up or downstairs."

Sonus

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SONUS is an online listening library (jukebox) of electroacoustic works, created and managed by the CEC for the benefit of the greater Electroacoustic / Computer Music / Sound Art community.

The CEC created SONUS to make electroacoustic pieces easily accessible to audiences everywhere. SONUS is a valuable tool for composers to promote their work, and a fascinating resource for listeners, with over 1800 works in a wide variety of aesthetics already in the catalogue.

Nonrepetitive

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Sound artwork: Nonrepetitive by Achim Wollscheid

Through the graphical interface the user/participant can influence the parameters of a sound data generator, effecting things like sound colour, density and complexity. The impact of the change can be seen on the interface by other users visiting at the same time, in another place and they may also mutually interfere through the interface, in order to change the generation of sound.

Once you grab the line - representing the present wave spectrum of what is to be heard - and change it, any other user online on this page will witness the alteration. In other words, this piece is not an applet that you download, but an online piece that you actually change on the server while others can watch, listen, and equally interact. The piece is thus subject to a play or negotiation between partners.

Organisations, magazines & resources

Organisations, institutions, blogs, webzines, e-zines, portals etc...

Ubuweb:sound

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Originally focusing on Sound Poetry proper, UbuWeb's Sound section has grown to encompass all types of sound art, historical and contemporary. Beginning with pioneers such as Guillaume Apollinaire reading his "Calligrammes" in 1913, and proceeding to current practitioners such as Vito Acconci or Kristin Oppenheim, UbuWeb Sound surveys the entire 20th century and beyond. Read more »

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HZ journal

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Hz #14 December 2009
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Fylkingen's journal Hz started as a non-virtual journal after its predecessor Fylkingen Bulletin from '60s. Since 2000, Hz moved to the Internet and has become an Internet journal, one of the few in Sweden. From the second issue in 2003 it also includes Net Gallery, where international Internet art works are presented.
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Ephemeron: Control Over Self-Organised Music
by Phivos-Angelos Kollias

"The present paper discusses an alternative approach to electroacoustic composition based on principles of the interdisciplinary scientific field of Systemics." Composer Phivos-Angelos Kollias discusses the approaches of Xenakis and of Di Scipio as well as his own composition Ephemeron in relation to Systemics.

Metal and Wind: Bertoia and the Space of Reverie
by Michael Filimowicz

"Offering to the Wind, as the Bertoia sound sculpture is now known, offers one possible solution to the problem of soundscape design for the city's places of leisure and reverie...It reverses a certain urban deafness, returning the possibility of silences between sounds, producing a quietude in the midst of the city roar. "

Embodiment and Technology: Towards a Utopian Dialectic
by Belinda Haikes Read more »

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netpoetic.com: exploring digital poetry and electronic literature

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This is a space, a net workshop, a spinning and feathering space for all manner of digital poetry and poetics and literature. Started/birthed/hurried forth by Jason Nelson and Davin Heckman, we will endeavour to include and play with as many digital poetry/literature writer/theorists/artists as want to play with us.

On these pages you will find links to new digital poetry/literature, ideas about what the heck that might mean, experiments, calls for work, exhibitions, activities, news, his/herstories and just about anything that the authors feel needed.

Vispo: langu(im)age

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Runme - say it with software art!

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Runme.org is a software art repository, launched in January 2003. It is an open, moderated database to which people are welcome to submit projects they consider to be interesting examples of software art.

Software art is an intersection of two almost non-overlapping realms: software and art. It has a different meaning and aura in each. Software art gets its lifeblood and its techniques from living software culture and represents approaches and strategies similar to those used in the art world.
Software culture lives on the Internet and is often presented through special sites called software repositories. Art is traditionally presented in festivals and exhibitions.

Software art on the one hand brings software culture into the art field, but on the other hand it extends art beyond institutions.

The aim of Runme.org is to create an exchange interface for artists and programmers which will work towards a contextualization of this new form of cultural activity. Runme.org welcomes projects regardless of the date and context of their creation. The repository is happy to host different kinds of projects - ranging from found, anonymous software art to famous projects by established artists and programmers.

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Vague Terrain

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Vague Terrain is a web based digital arts publication that showcases the creative practice of a variety of artists, musicians and scholars. The project aspires to apply the focus and methodologies of academic and art journals and the tenacity and specificity of independent record labels to examine contemporary digital culture in an immediate and accessible manner. Content consists of curated visual, audio and written works, and now a companion blog. For better and worse this project is neither peer reviewed nor funded.

NewmediaFix

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newmediaFIX is a portal to online resources and projects; it offers news, opportunity announcements and occasional reviews, and periodically releases in depth texts as well as interviews on new media culture.

The website is divided into three sections which are Features and Reviews, News and Events, and Texts and Interviews. The Features and Reviews section focuses on websites and art projects that are relevant to new media; this section usually provides links along with some specific recommendations within the resource or art project to look at. This section also features occasional reviews of online and offline projects; books, films, and other works related to new media. The News and Events section offers opportuniy announcements, press releases and news that are relevant to online communities. The Texts and Interviews section features indepth writing on various facets of new media culture as well as interviews with people who are defining the field. Texts featured in this section will be considered for an annual print publication. Material in other languages is welcomed and will be considered. At the moment we are able to evaluate material in English, Spanish and Italian.

Neural

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Issue #34, winter 2009
ISSN: 2037-108X

Centerfold: '20.12.53 - 10.08.04' by Moira Ricci.

interviews
.Yes Men
.Janez Jansa
.Lieutenant Murnau
.Les Liens Invisibles

articles
.False Files
.Too Good to Be True
.The Onion News Network

reports
.Abandon Normal Devices .
.Energija Read more »

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Magazine électronique du CIAC / CIAC's Electronic Magazine

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It is not surprising that the creative process at the origin of many contemporary artworks takes place, in whole or in part, on the Net : interaction, collaboration, collage, remix… The Net constitutes for these modes of creation a natural habitat, in which the limits of space, time and matter are abolished. The works of netart, designed for, on and with the web, have gone one step further in taking the network itself as an object of their art. These works refer to the initial ideals of the Net, cooperation, free-trade, emphasis on the collective rather than the individual, but also underline the fact that navigation creates a visual trace which becomes an information, itself immediately transformed into a spectacle. The new issue of CIAC's Electronic Magazine looks at some of these works. Read more »

The Institute of Network Cultures

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The Institute of Network Cultures analyses and shapes the terrain of network cultures from the inside. No innocent bystander, it actively contributes to the field through events, publications and online dialogue. The sphere of new media has huge potential for socio-technological change – the mission of the Institute of Network Cultures, the INC, is to explore, document and feed this potential.

Mute, culture and politics after the net

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Mute is an online magazine dedicated to exploring culture and politics after the net. Mute combines quarterly issues dedicated to specific topics (Precarious Labour, The Knowledge Commons, etc) with regularly updated articles and reviews. The site also features ongoing coverage of relevant news and events contributed by ourselves and our readers.

As well as the online magazine, Mute also publishes a quarterly book (aka Mute Vol. 2) which features selections from current issues together with other online content, specially commissioned and co-published projects, and relevant historical material.

Finally, Mute is also an online multi-media resource, with a Public Library where readers can contribute reviews as well as upload media files which flesh out and diversify media history and other of Mute's perennial concerns.

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