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some tiny noise

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some tiny noise

  @ SEEING SOUND 2018      ...

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figments

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figments

TGK Tony Wilson • Electric Guitar Kenton Loewen • Drums Giorgio Magnanensi • Keys & Live Electronics     TKG set 1 [Download] TKG set 2 [Download] Excerpt from the live performance...

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LOoW exhibition

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LOoW exhibition

  Coming soon! sound crystals / -H A new installation/project part of Leaning Out of Windows  January 25- February 8,  2018 at the ECUAD new building.         Thank you to RANDY LEE CUTLER + INGRID KOENIG for inviting me to be part of this exciting research project, and to Art Olin for his elucidations and fascinating work at TRIUMF        ...

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Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!

dream machine • sound capsule Supercabin • Roberts Creek, Januray 1, 2016 Andrew Bate, drums • Chris Rolfe, electronics • Giorgio Magnanensi, rhodes & lectronics      ...

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TDU / MH

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TDU / MH

some preliminary drafts/studies for a new piece for cello, cedar and maple resonators, sound objects and oscillographic videos for Marina Hasselberg. …more to come   studio #1   studio #2   studio #3   studio #4   studio #5...

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M.A.D. Atari ROM

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M.A.D. Atari ROM

  M.A.D. Atari ROM Meditation glitch    ...

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ISCM – VNM String Orchestra, VEE

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ISCM – VNM String Orchestra, VEE

ISCM 2017 • Vancouver Thank you to all the wonderful musicians and to all the composers.   ISCM 2017 • Program   Linda Catlin Smith, Orient Point   Serena Teatini, Mi Fa   Jay Schwartz, Music for Orchestra III   Kotoka Suzuki, In Praise of Shadows    ...

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HH

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HH

  …ribbons and sparkly lights    ...

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elektrosluch

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elektrosluch

  I assembled a new great little elektrosluch by makercube, …and having fun : )    ...

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Lied • TDU FS

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Lied • TDU FS

  AVENTA Ensemble // Bill Linwood, Conductor Müge Büyükçelen, Violin • Mieka Michaux, Viola • Alasdair Money, cello • Darren Buhr, Double Bass • Mark Takeshi McGregor, Flute and Piccolo • AK Coope, Clarinet and Bass Clarinet • Darnell Linwood, French Horn • Corey Rae, Percussion • Roger Admiral, Piano ISCM 2017 • The Round House – Vancouver, November 8, 2017  ...

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phonetica #1

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phonetica #1

    glitchy Speak&Spell spouting phonetic chaos    ...

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ISCM RMX

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ISCM RMX

  Vancouver Electronic Ensemble ISCM RMX   VEE – ISCM Remix (Performed by Vancouver Electronic Ensemble) [Download]      ...

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Shades of Scorpius v.2

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Shades of Scorpius v.2

  Colin Cowan • Bass/FX Boxes Lee Hutzulak • Synthesizer/Sampler Kenton Loewen • Drums/Percussion Giorgio Magnanensi • Laptop/Piano   Recorded live at THE LIDO • November 4, 2017 SOS | NGC​​:​​171104​​.​​2.​​2 by Shades of Scorpius    ...

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sandy pixels

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sandy pixels

    pixel sorting a water image    ...

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oscillo-graphic score

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oscillo-graphic score

  deep purple an oscillo-graphic score and an excersise in media transference     I will soon transcribe and orchestrate the 11 pages of this graphic score made of different frames extracted from the oscillographic video. Hopefully I will be able to perform both versions sometime soon : )    ...

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spun spectra at GPAG

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spun spectra at GPAG

  SPUN SPECTRA Nicolas’ Teichrob’s wonderful photos at the Gibson Public Art Gallery Spun Spectra is up and glowing at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery. if rolling through the coast in October, go check out some trippy light and colours and sounds (via @giominz) of spider webs! It will expand your mind in terms of what is there that we can tune into when observant, aware and expanding our spatial and temporal scales of engagement. —///—-Opening reception is this Saturday. 2-4pm. ???????????? #spunspectra #sunshinecoast #arts #bcarts #gibsons #gpag #cedarhits #missionnaish #giorgiomagnanensi #soundsalso #photography #exhibit #audiovisualmindfeast #nattylightforlife! #backlit #fujitrans #gallery #gibsonspublicartgallery #untilOct29 A post shared by Nicolas Teichrob (@nicolasteichrob) on Oct 5, 2017 at 1:17pm PDT   more spun spectra HERE  ...

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Unknown-3

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Unknown-3

      the noise of an image          ...

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RM&B live

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RM&B live

Accordion Noir Vancouver, September 8, 2017 • St. James Anglican Church   Raw Meat & Butterflies Doug Schmidt, Bandoneon • Giorgio Magnanensi, Electronics   01 a breeze bowing scraps of dreams 00:27–10:45 02 mynah 10:59–19:02 03 techno chants 19:30–26:30 04 when I get the shakes 26:44–35:23 05 variations on 2 notes of Astor Piazzolla 35:35–39:37 06 spinny 39:50–43:05...

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West Coast Radians

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West Coast Radians

WEST COAST RADIANS @westcoastradians     WEST COAST RADIANS Info.pdf a great logo by Max Magnanensi     For a few years I have been experimenting with and building various sets of yellow cedar, red cedar, sitka spruce and maple flat audio-panels to create both instruments and audio diffusors that might engage in a more embodied form of listening and sound thinking. The LINKS below give an idea of the various explorations and implementation of these sound sculptures, and in general about the nature and spirit of these sound objects/instruments/resonators and my personal impetus behind them. You can find more informations in the West Coast Radians pagese HERE The flat audio-panels are built using large boards reclaimed from discarded piles of wood in mill operations and drifting ocean logs on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. After being sliced and smoothly shaped, they are planed and sanded to thin them down to thickness ranging between 2/16”and 1/4” and finally mounted on a stabilizer wood stand. An amplifier drives the sound into an audio transducer applied to the rear of each panel, exciting the wood boards and transforming their surface into a distributed-mode loudspeaker (DML). In this way the audio is approaching an omnidirectional presence in the way the sound from the panels is dispersed evenly in all directions. The diffused radiation patterns of all frequencies created on the panels expands the audio source. Sound then propagates through the wood in the most liberated and natural way while becoming omnidirectional in the far field. The diffused sound is stunningly beautiful and softly filtered by the smooth quality of yellow and red cedar or the brighter resonating quality of maple and sitka spruce, which adds to the uncanny character of their physical and sculptural presence. L I N K S In January 2018 I presented this project at ECUAD part of Leaning Our of Window (LOoW) In the Spring 2018 I presented an installation performance space at the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) at UBC with 16 panels driven by a 16-channel system. Both an installation and a performance instrument  were also made available to a variety of local sonic explorers during a three-day performance. I’m currently working with wonderful musicians and friends Marina Hasselberg (cello) and Kenton Loewen (drums) to share the MAGIK beauty of the woods through a diffused space for sound thinking and imagination. A complete list of activities, places and collaborations is at the bottom of this page.           maple red cedar resonators at the SC ART Crawl maple detail resonators at the SC ART Crawl resonators at the SC ART Crawl resonators at the SC ART Crawl resonators at the SC ART Crawl resonators at the SC ART Crawl red cedar detail resonators at the SC ART Crawl resonators at the SC ART Crawl resonators at the SC ART Crawl 8 large red cedar resonators 8 large sitka spruce resonators 8 small sitka spruce resonators   at Zero Waste Conference, Vancouver, Oct 29, 2019   PLACES, WORKS, PRESENTATIONS & COLLABORATIONS   Cycles and Rings Audiovisual installation for 2 cedar flat panel audio resonators, large cedar round and spectrographic sonification, duration: ad lib, 2015; Sechelt Arts Festival, Seaside Centre – Sechelt, BC   Soundgarden 02 Audiovisual installation with Nicolas Teichrob; Lower reaches of Malcolm Creek – Roberts Creek, BC, July 2016  ...

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bitcrushed

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bitcrushed

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asabikeshiinh

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asabikeshiinh

dreamcatchers     […] fascism doesn’t take root on the margins of society, but always emerges from within the existing status quo. […] Alain Badiou, Metapolitics   … and it seems getting worse on a speedy pace: a fast and aggressive emergence of fascistic behaviours, role-modeled by a naked leader and his entourage. But also long engrained in our broken societies, too many around the world to be suddenly surprised of such larger malaise. What to say? It also seems that communities should be reacting with convinced and massive response, as the threat is not a tiny one and not limited by geopolitical borders. It’s not unthinkable that US might quickly roll toward open and established authoritarianism. The exercise of democracy then becomes now an imperative to sustain in every single moment, as bending to fascism will only lead to catastrophe.  ...

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Bird Sounds

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Bird Sounds

  A very nice website           The Cornell Lab of Ornithology Macaulay Library A.I. Experiments  ...

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webcam live painting

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webcam live painting

  random live webcam fed into Max Msp Jitter     more HERE and...

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Little Wheel Spin and Spin

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Little Wheel Spin and Spin

…a very beautiful song by Buffy Sainte-Marie The great Veda Hille with the Plastic Acid Orchestra from Buffy Remix    ...

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time..line

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time..line

  sonification/audiovisualization of Carsten Nicolai‘s time..dot score          ...

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GDG136

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GDG136

  G  A♭ B  C♯  D♯  E♯  F♯      ...

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XYscope

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XYscope

  Great Processing library & sketches by Ted Davis XYscope        ...

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pixelsorting G

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pixelsorting G

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3D variations on fluidity

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3D variations on fluidity

  This is for Scott Morgan (loscil) use 3D glasses (red & cyan)     …working with an old Jitter patch I always...

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bupp!! beats

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bupp!! beats

  playing with Bupp!! by  p i x e l m e c h a n i c s           Franziska Schroeder, sax • Jules Rawlinson, laptop • Dara Etefaghi, visual      ...

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grilli

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grilli

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noise clouds

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noise clouds

    … today’s sonic self-portrait  ...

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bubbling waves

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bubbling waves

  Normal • Slow • Fast     Superfast          ...

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iris

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iris

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spiral drones

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spiral drones

  this is for Constantine      ...

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spirals’ dance

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spirals’ dance

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μ loop

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μ loop

    very short / very rich      ...

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5 bluesy loops

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5 bluesy loops

  please, use them, recycle, remix!!      ...

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game of life

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game of life

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lovely sines

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lovely sines

  This is for Nikki     This old Max Msp Jitter patch is still one of my favorite instruments. Both visuals and sound are massaging my soul and brain reminding me how beautiful is letting go of your ego while bathing in the beauty of pure sonic vibrations without needing to express anything at all.   Radicalizing: listening is attention, not apprehension;  to listen is evidence of what happens as sound,  not knowledge of what happens with sound.  So: sound is the presence of an absolute,  his annunciation is its own revelation,  listening then certainly is not the act by which   you come to a discursive apprehension,  but the moment at which perception mediates  and joins the multiplicity in the unity of formal knowledge.  Listening is immediate experience in which knowledge  coincides with the action: listening is ascesis.                             (Franco Donatoni)...

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e-glitch

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e-glitch

  opening a webpage in Safari I got this nice glitch:     here it is after some pixel sorting:         and here some more random reiterations:    ...

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spun spectra video

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spun spectra video

  some beutiful spun spectra moving images     Spun Spectra is a short film based on the photo series by artist Nicolas Teichrob (spunspectra.com) which showcases the natural optical phenomena of the rainbow spectra created by sunlight passing through spider webs. Of form and function unknown, certainly distinct, similarly unique yet consistently variable, the spectra of webs have likely hit everyone’s eyes from afar but subconsciously pushed to the periphery of our observations. The fine details of colour wait for a participating observer to simply take a closer look and bring them to the forefront. To look and listen with a truly wide open perspective allows us to better understand the natural world around us, the billions of years behind us and resultantly have a more thorough understanding of the present as a function of the past and future. Further, these images invite us all to engage in the full range of spatial scales far beyond the average, from the micro to the macro and everything in-between. Beauty in nature surrounds us all. Cinematography by Nicolas Teichrob (spunspectra.com) Audio by Giorgio Magnanensi For inquires, please visit spunspectra.com and check other beautiful work by Dendrite Studios HERE    ...

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galassie

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galassie

for Heather            ...

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G spectrum

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G spectrum

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blue rays

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blue rays

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SO / MH

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SO / MH

  …some sound objects and oscillographic videos for Marina Hasselberg  ...

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il guadagnini

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il guadagnini

  scultura sonora (maple) il Guadagnini [Download]   August 2-20, 2017 • 50 Canadian Things • Sunshine Coast Art Council – Sechelt, BC This piece is dedicated to the memory of French Canadian violinist Jacques Israelievitch and it is inspired by “Violin”, one of the 50 short stories written by Jane Urquhart in her book A Number of Things. Maple is a wonderful and brightly resonating wood often utilized for its sonic and mechanical quality in precious violins of XVIII Century’s master luthiers such as Giovanni Battista Guadagnini. Similarly to a transfigured violin soundboard, the maple audio resonator of this piece diffuses a continuous soundscape composed using a short excerpt of the Gigue from the Partita no. 3 in E Major BWV 1006 by Johan Sebastian Bach as performed by Jacques Israelievitch on his Guadagnini violin. The transformed and manipulated sound waves and the maple resonator offer a sonic and iconic homage to the wonderful sounds we were gifted in time by a wonderful musician and his great violin. The silhouette design of the maple board was inspired by my son Max who drew it for me after we discussed some ideas.   Violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini    ...

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game of drones

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game of drones

Drone Day 2017   Tomorrow, Saturday, May 27  on Granville Island presented by Quiet City & Vancouver New Music https://twitter.com/panospria/status/865231749764141056=   https://www.facebook.com/events/1301058563312372/       DRONE DAY •  Flickr Page        ...

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Chambers Σflare rmx

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Chambers Σflare rmx

  Remix of (and video for) chambers (Michael Red & Gabriel Saloman). Based on stems from the original tracks appeared on debacle records sigma flare I & II     Thank you Michael and Gabriel for sounds and inspiration.      ...

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raging

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raging

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digibliz

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digibliz

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ambientsorting

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ambientsorting

  for K    ...

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∆••¬¬

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∆••¬¬

  some more drones and wave morphing…        ...

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orange drones

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orange drones

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wavetable drones

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wavetable drones

drone day is coming…       ….and here 7 more drones for sound meditation      ...

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squared

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squared

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sound crystals / -H

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sound crystals / -H

  I have been working on this new installation/project as part of Leaning Out of Windows and finally I finished all the maple resonators and finalized the audio material. It will be presented January 25- February 8,  2018 at the ECUAD new building. Leaning Out of Windows (LOoW) is a four-year SSHRCC funded interdisciplinary art and science project, involving four phases between 2016 to 2020. It involves co-designing, curating, testing, and analyzing models of collaboration for art and science. Participants include Emily Carr University’s faculty, art students, visiting artists + physicists, post-doctoral researchers and graduate students working at TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics and accelerator-based science located at the University of British Columbia.   In this venture we join together artists and physicists to share the quest to understand the nature of reality. Their diverse experiences, views, and interactions bring each discipline to see a new perspective on the creative process while also broadening the potential for communication between disciplines. Our aim is to transform the grammar of abstract knowledge by specifically addressing the barely discernible phenomena studied by physics through aesthetics, analogy, metaphor, and other inventive methods.     maple resonator A1 maple resonator A2 maple resonator B1 maple resonator B2 maple resonator C1 maple resonator C2 yellow cedar resonator plus 6 maple resonators yellow cedar resonator plus 6 maple resonators yellow cedar resonator plus 6 maple resonators yellow cedar resonator plus 6 maple resonators yellow cedar resonator       Resonances and Reveries During the time spent working on Sound Crystals / -H I have been trying to maintain an approach that, while mainly focusing on sonic imagination, would explore the possibility of dialogue, relation and transference between visceral and intellectual knowledge. This is the trait of a behavior which main goal is to attain an intense creative flow and a reinforcement of the balance between creative energy, intuition and veridical perspectival content of hearing. Approaching the dialogue with physicist Art Olin, and in general in the context of LOoW, I had the opportunity to better observe what is that I am doing when consciously activating poietic and symbolic analogies. In hearing and listening to the scientists at the TRIUMF seminar and to Art Olin’s elucidations during our conversations, I found myself asking very simple questions again and again: What is it? What am I hearing? And also: How does this hearing allow me to dialogue in the very space that is defined? What “knowledge transference” is about when inscribed in and inspired by a process of artistic transformation? These very questions are also already an inscription, a giving form: a kind of writing immanent to the act of perception itself, though here sound is no an object, “a thing”, as I don’t rely in any reification of sonic phenomena. Everything here exists instead in a constant and complex negotiation in between a perceived presence and the perceiving subject: antihydrogen and my own apprehension of the traces of its possible, revealed, yet impenetrable existence. The in between of this binary oscillation is the contingency of our temporal and cultural framework (medium) and it is here where the creation of “a” sense (meaning?) between signifier and signified may eventually happen. This in between is a fluid, shifting, morphing and never firm relational transformation, activated by and within the constant flow and emergence of symbolic and poietic reveries. Or maybe it is just the creation of an aura, a distance, or...

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low bits

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low bits

      …more low bits : )  ...

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network noise

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network noise

  sniffing network noise            ...

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gameloop

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gameloop

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harmonographs

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harmonographs

      Inspiration:     John Whitney: Experiments in motion graphics   Anthony Ashton: Harmonograph, a visual guide to the mathematics of music     Harmonograph 1   Harmonograph 2    ...

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rndm

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rndm

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soundflowers

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soundflowers

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focus

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focus

    I needed some focus today… : )  ...

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One Page Score video

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One Page Score video

  One-Page Score Project with the Plastic Acid Orchestra   One-Page Score Project with Plastic Acid Orchstra Conducted by Giorgio Magnanensi 28 January 2017; 8PM Pyatt Hall (843 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC) Program: Ian Goldman • The Meditative Cycle 0:00 George McCutcheon • Relative (for PAO) 4:45 Dubravko Pajalic • OPS1 10:50 Larry Popovitch • Wound 15:55 Matthew Talbot-Kelly • 3 [sounds in a paper bag (for prepared orchestra)] 21:55 Vilio Celli • Armonia 26:40 Graham Brown • Unknown But Knew 36:35 Lance Lim • Faith in the DTES 44:05 Plastic Acid Orchestra: Percussion –Katie Rife; Trumpet – Mark D’Angelo, French Horn – Holly Bryan, Trombone – Jim Hopson; Flute – Carol Dymond; Clarinet – Mike Brown; Oboe – Emma Ringrose; Violins – Elyse Jacobson, Molly MacKinnon, Meredith Bates, Zoe Robertson, Llowyn Ball; Violas – John Kastelic, Tony Kastelic, Genevieve MacKay; Cellos – Doug Gorkoff, Shin-Jung Nam; Bass – Michael Vaughan....

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lupercalia

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lupercalia

happy lupercalia everyone     “European music is based on the artificial sound of the note and the (tone) scale; it opposes the brutal and objective sonority of the world. As a result of an unbreakable convention European music is obliged from the beginning to express a subjectivity. It seems to fight the sonority of the outside world, like a sensitive being resisting the insensitivity of the universe. European civilization (such as it emerged around the year 1000 ) is one of the only civilizations accompanied by a huge and dazzling history of music. This civilization – with its adoration of the suffering of Jesus, its chivalrous love, its cult of the bourgeois family, its patriotic passions – fabricated the sentimental man. Music has played an integral and decisive part in the ongoing process of sentimentalization of man. But it can happen at a certain moment (in the life of a person or of a civilization) that sentimentality (previously considered as a humanizing force, softening the coldness of Reason) becomes unmasked as ‘the superstructure of brutality’. It was at such a moment that music seemed to me like the deafening noise of the emotions, while the world of noise in Xenakis’ compositions became, for me, beauty; beauty purified of the dirt, purified of sentimental barbary. As a ‘prophet of insensibility’ Joyce could still remain a novelist; Xenakis on the other hand has had to go beyond music. […] Xenakis opposes the whole of the European history of music. His point of departure is elsewhere; not in an artificial sound isolated from nature in order to express a subjectivity, but in an ‘objective’ noise of the world, a sonorous mass which does not gush from the heart, but which approaches us from the outside, like raindrops or the voice of wind.” – Milan Kundera, Prophète de l’Insensibilité, in M. Fleuret (ed.) Regards sur Iannis Xenakis, 1981,...

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little wheel spin and spin

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little wheel spin and spin

from Buffy Remix Veda Hille, CBC Radio Orchestra, Alain Trudel Conductor little wheel [Download] Sometimes special songs seem to give a strong voice to the spirit of our time. This project and its making was also special in the way it manifested itself. Maybe it’s just about beauty, something we only acknowledge as an exception and not as an option. “We are helpless, we are part of, we are little wheels. One and one and one make three… giving everything they have.” (Carl Wilson) So let’s hope in a philosophy that transcends these times, one that can overcome the limitation of die Zeitgeist, as I can not reconcile myself with the idea that the spirit of our time is also our own spirit.   Little Wheels Spin and Spin Big wheels turn around & around Merry Christmas Jingle Bells Christ is born and the devil’s in hell hearts they shrink Pockets swell Everybody know and nobody tell Little Wheels Spin and Spin Big wheels turn around & around Oh the sins of Caesar’s men cry the pious citizens who petty thieve the 5 & 10s and the big wheels turn around and around Little Wheels Spin and Spin Big wheels turn around & around Blame the angels, blame the fates, Blame the Jews or your sister Kate Teach your children how to hate and the big wheels turn around and around Little Wheels Spin and Spin Big wheels turn around & around Turn your back on weeds you’ve hoed silly sinful seeds you’ve sowed Add your straw to the camel’s load Pray like hell when your world explode Little Wheels Spin and Spin Big wheels turn around & around Swing your girl fiddler say Later on the piper pay Do see do, swing and sway Dead will dance on judgement day Little Wheels Spin and Spin Big wheels turn around & around    Little Wheel Spin and Spin with the PAO and Veda Hille last September: little wheel PAO rev [Download]     from Buffy Sainte Marie’s 1966 album Little Wheel Spin and Spin: My country ‘Tis Of Thy People You’re Dying          ...

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M-AM

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M-AM

matter / antimatter    ...

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sequenze

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sequenze

  for Julian      ...

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TDU HRO January 24

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TDU HRO January 24

  I’m happy to perform TDU HRO again this month with the Hard Rubber Orchestra   during the VSO New Music Festival.       ….final shots https://giorgiomagnanensi.com/wp-content/uploads/TDU-HRO-Jan-2017.mp4   and 2 sloooooow shots : ) https://giorgiomagnanensi.com/wp-content/uploads/2-shots.mp4  ...

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hard panning

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hard panning

  Some orange buzzing noise, rotating and panning for Lee Hutzulak    ...

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six sound objects (vid)

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six sound objects (vid)

  six sound objects SCORE   for the Plastic Acid Orchestra with the Lions Gate Youth Orchestra, and François Houle, clarinet & electronics video by Angela Stearns     This piece is an homage to live sound making, the energy and power of imagination and the sheer beauty of sharing sound and sound-thinking together with a large group of young, passionate and committed musicians. The nature of this work relies on direct communication and sonic responses to 6 sound objects ideas and articulations, to allow for an extemporaneous and varied exploration of orchestral timbre, dynamic, gesture and spatialization. The clarinet solo (François Houle) interacts following the sequence of the 6 objects but in a reverse order (chiasmus) and freely improvising within the live forming framework of the piece. This work wishes to provide a platform to expand explorations of live sound/music making in which priority is given to a visceral approach and immediate dialogues and responses via non verbal communication, while building upon a shared collective energy. Its purpose is not to reach an aesthetic dimension, but it aims to foster and to reinforce fundamental values related to sonic imagination and engagement while playing as a model of a possible form of living together: an artistic practice intended more as a behaviour and a vehicle of group meaning where beauty is an activity rather than an entity. [gm] The piece is dedicated to the Plastic Acid Orchestra, The Lions Gate Youth Orchestra and François Houle.     shots & resonances, in slow-mo   1. blocks/clusters 2. dust 3. clouds 4. fast panning 5. micropolyphonies 6. shots and resonances  ...

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happy new year!

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happy new year!

Happy New Year! Buon Anno! A tutti gli amici, vicini e lontani. To all my friends, near and far away. For a fuller life, where artistic behaviours would fully restore what neither politics or religion will never achieve. Potentiality, lots of work, butterflies, work for love, work for poetry, the beauty of any language, voice, sound, person and imagination. Love to all! Giorgio        ...

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