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[Moritz Ellerich / Fabelphonetikum (rhizome schematic)] ‘The only true wisdom lives far from mankind, out in the great loneliness, and it can be reached only through suffering. Privation and suffering alone can open the mind of a man to all that is hidden to others.’ â€“ Inuit shaman Najagneq, recorded by Knud Rasmussen1 ‘If you [...]
By Derek Holzer & Mads Bech Paluszewski Regenwald 2011 was a contemporary re-interpretation of David Tudorâ€™s series of compositions from the 1970′s entitled â€śRainforestâ€ť. It used different types of sonic transducers to play sounds through a series of resonant metal objects suspended in the space. Additionally, two 8Ă—8 matrix mixers allowed the sound from any [...]
Although Rahsaan Roland Kirk and John Cage never actually meet in this film (Cage’s enigmatic questions about sound are intercut with some of Kirk’s more ambitious experiments with it) these two very different musical iconoclasts share a similar vision of the boundless possibilities of music. Kirk plays three saxes at once, switches to flute, incorporates [...]
The 21st subtropics experimental biennial of music and sound art is soon approaching.Â The inclusive dates are MARCH 3-20, 2011. It will feature music byÂ David Behrman,Â Alvin Lucier,Â David Tudor,Â David DunnÂ and by many Miami based artists as well as performances by Frozen Music, FLEA, Io, On Structure, UoM, PDMD, Fridamusiq, and more â€¦ http://subtropics.org/
Just as the struggle for the Western U.S. in the late 19th century revolved around the construction of the railroad, the struggle for global domination was waged around the development of the new electronic communication technologies during the late 1970s and 1980s in Silicon Valley. It was a free-wheeling time for start-ups run out of [...]