Acoustic Ecology and Ethical Listening Lecture at DKSG, June 14

June 13-14: Muzički Dom kulture Studentski Grad, Belgrade

dksg_logoI am honored to give a solo performance on June 13 and lecture for the Muzički Program on June 14 at:

Dom kulture Studentski Grad (DKSG)
Bulevar Zorana Đinđića 179
11000 Belgrade, Serbia
tel. + 381 (0)11 2691 442

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June 5: Lecture in Klingt Gut! Symposium on Sound

klang_enOn Friday, June 5 I give a lecture on “Soundscape Awareness” at 3:00pm in “Lecture 3: Understanding Sound” with lectures until 6:00pm by Helmut Wittek: On the Sound of Microphones, and Lars Ohlendorf: Funktionale Klänge. Continue reading

November 7 and 8, Concert and Soundwalk in Marquette, MI

Thursday, November 7, at 7:00 p.m., in the Peter White Public Library’s Community Room

Concert posterI perform at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center’s “First Thursdays” Concert Series. My concert will be followed by a lecture-demonstration about the Springboard, including the technical, historical, musical and creative concerns that inspired its invention and performance.

Friday, November 8, at 10:00 a.m., Soundwalk at Northern Michigan University

I lead a morning soundwalk with students and faculty on the campus of Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan.

Sound and Image at Eli Marsh Gallery – Opening Monday, March 4

rebekah tolley - tortuaI made new sounds to accompany two of Rebekah Tolley’s animated image sequence projections of organic life forms. One of these sounds is part of a robotic piece. These are among her visual works on display at the Eli Marsh Gallery next week, Monday, March 4, 2013 at Amherst College.

rebekah tolley - spiderAt 4:30 on Thursday, March 7 Rebekah Tolley gives a lecture on her work at Pruyne Lecture Hall, 115 Fayerweather. A reception follows at the Eli Marsh Gallery.

Rebekah Tolley is a printmaker, digital media artist. Visiting Artist-In-Residence in the Department of Art and Art History at Amherst College where I am in residence, as a Copeland Fellow.

My sounds accompany two video installations. One is titled, “Molting.” This slowly changing, animated image sequence is projected a white handmade paper sculptural form on the gallery floor. “Tortua” is the title of the other installation. Its image sequence is projected onto a robotically inflated pneumatic sculpture. The images in both pieces come from ocean life forms, specifically a molting crab and a seashell. My sounds are recorded were made using analog synthesis, and digital post processing of the audio’s spectral content, to create slowly changing swells that ebb and return. We hear a single sound that hovering in a stationary place, that always changes internally, similar in character to the pace of changing shape and colors in the images.

This video shows “Tortua,” with robotics by Mike Tolley, followed by “Molting.” Mike and I will will talk a about our contributions at Rebekah’s lecture this Thursday, March 7 at 4:30 pm in Pruyne Lecture Hall and Eli Marsh Gallery, 115 & 105 Fayerweather Hall, Amherst College.

Jay Needham, Ars Memoria: Several Alternate Histories of Place

on the stage something happenedI hope you will join me at 7PM this Friday evening, Feb. 18 for a special presentation by sound and media artist Jay Needham, at The (New) Corpse, 1511 N. Milwaukee Ave., 2nd floor, Chicago, Illinois 60622.

Jay will present selections from recent works in a lecture titled Ars Memoria: Several Alternate Histories of Place. Jay will be finishing a chapter on the sounds of Mashinima and planning an evening of radio art and surround sound works for the April 2011 Out of the Box Contemporary Music Festival in Carbondale, Illinois. Jay is an Associate Professor in the Communications Department at Southern Illinois University, and a member of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE).

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