Sunday, April 27, 2008


LISTEN/VISION is a unique series exploring the art of perception. It is a place and time for a shared experience of sound and light and space. Volume and Overlap have partnered to commission new and unreleased sound and video works from an international pool of acclaimed contemporary artists. LISTEN/VISION will also host live performances and multichannel sound installations.

The third installment of LISTEN/VISION presents a very special evening with live performances by the three principal members of the German arts platform Raster-Noton: Carsten Nicolai, Frank Bretschneider, and Olaf Bender. Each artist will perform individually, and collectively as Signal. These artists are considered by many to be some of the most important and influential individuals working within the field of experimental electronic audiovisual performance today.

The program will consist of four live performances:
Signal: Robotron [mp3]
Alva Noto (Carsten Nicolai): Unitxt
Olaf Bender: D.O.A.T. (Death of a Typographer) [mp3]
Frank Bretschneider: Rhythm


Saturday, April 26, 2008

Bebe Barron (1925 - 2008)


Grain of Sound Night

Sawako (computer and voice), Richard Chartier (computer), Shinjiro Yamaguchi (mixing board + feedback loops + sampling), João Silva (digital video improvisation). Video recorded live by Nuno Moita at the ICA [ London, UK ] on the Grain of Sound night at the Atlantic Waves Festival, November 9, 2007. Live room sound recording by João Silva.

Highlight: Richard Lainhart

LUX from Richard Lainhart on Vimeo.

Friday, April 25, 2008


Film teaser for the documentary What The Future Sounded Like - the story of the Electronic Music Studios and their impact on music history.

Energie! -Thorsten Fleisch

The tv/video screen comes alive through the cathode ray tube. For 'Energie!' photographic paper was exposed to an uncontrolled high voltage discharge of approx. 30.000 volts. This photographic paper was then arranged into a sequence and projected as a short film, creating new visual systems of electron organization.


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Kyma in Oregon

Concert: 03-05 May 2007 -- 8:00 PM, May 3
Presented by: CarlaScaletti and KurtHebel
Public: $7 general admission, $5 for students/seniors
School of Music and Dance, 1225 University of Oregon, Room 163
Eugene -- USA

On May 3-5 2008, Carla Scaletti & Kurt Hebel have been invited by Jeffrey Stolet to the University of Oregon for a three-day event featuring music, workshops, individual coaching, and lectures. The events begin on Saturday night May 3 with a concert of live Kyma music by Carla Scaletti and Jeff Stolet's composition students. The concert will include the premieres of two new pieces by Scaletti: SlipStick (for Kyma and Continuum) and Cyclonic (for Kyma solo). On Sunday May 4, from 12-6 pm, Scaletti will present a 6 hour workshop on sound design for interactive performance. The workshop is open to the public; please contact Professor Stolet to make a reservation. On Monday, Scaletti will work with individual composition students during the morning and will present an afternoon lecture for Jeff Stolet's electronic music classes.

Kyma = Wave in Greece

Concert: 17-18 May 2008 --
Presented by: CarlaScaletti and KurtHebel
Athens -- Greece

Carla Scaletti and Kurt Hebel will be participating in the ElectroMediaWorks Festival in Athens. On May 17, Scaletti will present a 3 hour seminar on Kyma at the Centre for Music Composition and Performance. On May 18, there will be a concert of live Kyma music by Carla Scaletti and Joel Chadabe. Both events are open to the public. From May 20-22, Chadabe and Scaletti have been invited by Andreas Mniestris to present seminars and workshops on Kyma for his composition students at Ionian University.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Subatomic Pop: Composing an Electronic Symphony

Joshua Davis: a listening session with Curtis Roads

"...I'm listening to that piece at his home studio in Santa Barbara, California. A dense wall of sound reverberates from a pair of $8,000 Bowers & Wilkins speakers. Roads shakes his head sadly — it just doesn't sound right to him. At this point the only thing he's sure of is the track's title: 1987, the year he started to compose it."

Read the full article here.


Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Gary Rydstrom's first feature film

The Walt Disney Studios unveiled a diverse and ambitious slate of 10 new animated feature films from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios to be released through the year 2012.

In the summer of 2011, Pixar’s “newt” marks the directing debut of multiple Oscar® winning sound designer Gary Rydstrom.

NEWT (Disney Digital 3-D™)
Pixar Animation Studios
Director: Gary Rydstrom
Producer: Richard Hollander
Writers: Gary Rydstrom, Leslie Caveny

What happens when the last remaining male and female blue-footed newts on the planet are forced together by science to save the species, and they can’t stand each other? That's the problem facing Newt and Brooke, heroes of ”newt,” the Pixar film by seven-time Academy Award® winner for sound Gary Rydstrom, and director of Pixar's Oscar nominated short, "Lifted." Newt and Brooke embark on a perilous, unpredictable adventure and discover that finding a mate never goes as planned, even when you only have one choice. Love, it turns out, is not a science.

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11 April 2008 ore 22
Associazione Culturale Malaussène - Piazzetta di Resuttano, 4, Palermo

Great tuba player and composer Robin Hayward, born in Brighton, England in 1969, has been based in Berlin since 1998.His astounding technical mastery and musicality are expressed through the perfect and balanced control and through the sound articulation that make listening a pure experience.Hayward plays tuba in a very easy way but with a strong impact. These are the elements that caracterize his musical aesthetic.He has radically extended the tuba’s potential both in the areas of noise and microtonality, and his compositions for other instruments reflect a similar medium-specific approach. As an interpreter his specific playing ability has been utilized by leading composers such as Alvin Lucier and Christian Wolff. He has toured extensively both solo and in collaboration. His research to date has been documented in his solo CD Valve Division and numerous collaborative releases. Active in many contemporary music ensembles including Phosphor, and Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, in 2005 he founded Zinc & Copperworks for continued research into brass instruments.
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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Frank Serafine @ Surround Broadcast Conference

The Fifth Annual Surround Broadcast Conference will be held April 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

At the conference, Frank Serafine will present 5.1 On Your Shoulder: Single System EFP Camera Miking For Surround. A sound designer and remote recordist specializing in audio-for-video and post production, Serafine will explore his use of the Holophone H4 SuperMINI mic for a variety of projects. Serafine will demonstrate his setup, play examples of his work, and discuss ongoing projects.

Serafine is owner of Serafine Inc, located in the countryside of Simi Valley, California, just northwest of Los Angeles, from where he and his staff provide comprehensive post-production solutions including original music, sound design, sound editorial and supervision, dialogue editing, ADR, Foley and sound mixing.

[Surround Broadcast Conference 2008]

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Highlight: Helmut Lachenmann

Where I Have Never Been Before: The Composer Helmut Lachenmann

5750 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Director: Bettina Ehrhardt. 2006, 87 minutes, in German with English subtitles.
Discover how the German composer creates a music that is beautiful in the most unexpected ways, exploring uncharted sonic territory while engaging the great Western tradition.

Post-screening Q&A with director Bettina Ehrhardt and Helmut Lachenmann.
Live performance of Lachenmann's Dal Niente by Shizuyo Oka, clarinetist of the ensemble recherche.

Tickets available at the door only, at the Goethe-Institut Media Lounge. Price: $5 per person, free for subscribers.

[The Music of Helmut Lachenmann]