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mixtophonics

Dec 28, 2018

    mixtophonics has returned, after 17 years. VNM started mixtophonics in 2001 at the Havana Theatre on Commercial Drive, to offer a space to present sound and music explorations by a variety of young and upcoming artists living in Vancouver. It run for 3 years and it was a great monthly gathering fostering the beautiful energy of people enjoying playing together, reflect, provoke and meet through and...

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58

Aug 5, 2018

Here is a random image search for the number of my birthday; today, my 58th birthday, August 5, 2018   Brahms op 58   58 Gin Cerium   Chopin Sonata op 58   John Cage, Fifty-Eight   Messier 58     SHURE SM58      ...

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MAGIK
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MAGIK

Jun 14, 2018

Marina Hasselberg, cello • Giorgio Magnanensi • cedar resonators, Kenton Loewen, drums & metals Nicolas Teichrob spun spectra video       https://giorgiomagnanensi.com/wp-content/uploads/WCR-@-China-Cloud.mp4...

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Schola Heidelberg • Ensemble Aesthesis
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Hailing from the beautiful city of Heidelberg SCHOLA HEIDELBERG // ENSEMBLE AESTHESIS Friday, May 11, 2018 • 7:30 PM, BY DONATION Red Gate Revue Stage • Granville Islandhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1843394822619735/http://tsilumos.org/salt2018/https://klangforum-heidelberg.de/en/schola-heidelberghttps://www.kairos-music.com/artists/ensemble-aisthesis  ...

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LOoW exhibition
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LOoW exhibition

Jan 8, 2018

  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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à nous la liberté
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à nous la liberté

Dec 26, 2017

à nous la liberté (Live all’Auditorium di Radio Popolare) a great project by Guido Mazzon, Tony Rusconi & Walter Zanetti          ...

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TDU / MH
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TDU / MH

Dec 18, 2017

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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URI RMX
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URI RMX

Nov 25, 2017

  URI RMX Wonderful music with a great artist and amazing Vancouver musicians! TONIGHT NOV 25 at the ROUNDHOUSE    ...

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Shades of Scorpius v.2
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  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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West Coast Radians
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West Coast Radians

Sep 14, 2017

WEST COAST RADIANS @westcoastradians     Wood Flat Audio Resonators Design a great logo by Max Magnanensi   WOOFAP/S WOOd Flat Audio Panel System     In the last couple of years I have been experimenting with and building various sets of yellow cedar and maple flat audio-panels to create both instruments and audio diffusors that might engage in a more embodied form of listening...

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Rogue Arts Festival
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Rogue Arts Festival

Aug 24, 2017

Friday, August 25th 7PM Spacedock 8PM Dylan Rhymer 8:30PM Devil in the Wood Shack 9:30PM Buckman Coe   Saturday, August 26th 11AM Doug Koyama/The Imprints/Spacedock *Collective Set* Noon Matthew Lovegrove 1PM Kitty & The Rooster/Steve Weave and Giorgio Magnanensi *Collective Set* 3PM The Imprints 4PM Devil in the Wood Shack/Dirty Mountain *Collective Set* 5:30PM Kitty & The Rooster 6:30PM Scenic Route to Alaska 7:35PM...

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asabikeshiinh
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asabikeshiinh

Aug 13, 2017

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...

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Bird Sounds
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Bird Sounds

Aug 12, 2017

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

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R.I.P. Gilles Tremblay
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  Gilles Tremblay Gilles Tremblay, composer, pianist, ondist (born 6 September 1932 in Arvida [Saguenay], QC; died 27 July 2017 in Montréal, QC).   OBITUARY    ...

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Spiral
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Spiral

Aug 2, 2017

  SPIRAL MAGAZINE Spiral is a free publication from the Rubin Museum of Art. The first issue, available HERE and in print, accompanies the exhibition The World Is Sound, amplifying its themes and going a bit further afield.        ...

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sonic thinking
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sonic thinking

Jul 30, 2017

a must read:     Sonic Thinking: A Media Philosophical Approach Edited by Bernd Herzogenrath   Sonic Thinking (short excerpt from the Introduction) I would like to start with a set of resonances. First of all, a resonance on the word “resonance”—on the one hand it means something like “echo,” or “reverberation,” on the other hand, the word “reason” is somehow hidden in “resonance.” The French verb r.sonner makes this resonance...

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lunaire, apparizioni
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    fließend (b) performed at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna Ensemble Zipangu conducted by Fabio Sperandio       fließend (b) • Zipangu [Download]     Ensemble Zipangu Direttore: Fabio Sperandio Violini: Alessandro Di Marco, Giacomo Scarponi, Emanuele Benfenati, Anton Berovski, Elvi Berovski, Alessandro Bonetti, David Caramia, Silvia Mandolini, Elena Maury, Cosimo Paoli Viole: Corrado Carnevali, Loris Dal Bo, Emanuela Bascetta,...

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quid at PRISMA
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quid at PRISMA

Jun 10, 2017

  Quid at PRISMA Festival, June 20 2017   Here is a remix of the Aventa‘s premiere at the Vancouver Aquatic Centre:   quid sustain [Download]    ...

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sajrmx
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sajrmx

Jun 4, 2017

  Tuesday June 6, 7pm       A post shared by saj&co (@sajandco) on Jun 7, 2017 at 9:13am PDT  ...

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raw meat & butterflies 2017
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I’m very happy I’ll be working and playing with Doug Schmidt, my dear friend of our early 2000’s duo raw meat & butterflies. Doug has been away from Canada for many years now and it will be great to play together again after all this time. We will present a new set of pieces during Accordion Noir Festival 2017 in Vancouver • September 8, St. James Anglican Church...

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game of drones
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game of drones

May 26, 2017

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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  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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CTAPP
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CTAPP

May 20, 2017

Circling Towards a Possible Present is a new media installation by Matthew Talbot-Kelly consisting of three interactive, game-engine driven and on-the-fly rendered figurative portraits. The work sits at the intersection of portraiture, film, theatre and video game traditions. It plays with and subverts the expectation of portraiture & interactive 3d games, while considering the inherent theatrical, filmic and painterly dimensions and expectations of these...

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sound crystals / -H
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sound crystals / -H

Apr 14, 2017

  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,...

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GCK
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GCK

Mar 26, 2017

  Glossary of Common Knowledge (GCK)   curatorial statement Narrated by Zdenka Badovinac, Jesús Carrillo, Bojana Piškur, Ljubljana, January 2014   Our Glossary of Common Knowledge (GCK), unlike an encyclopedia, makes no attempt to unite all the world’s knowledge in a single totalizing system or to assemble a variety of viewpoints under the roof of tolerance and inclusion. What makes the glossary different from similar efforts is that it does...

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TALEA Ensemble
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TALEA Ensemble

Mar 6, 2017

Talea Ensemble (US) Saturday, March 11, 2017 • 8PM Free pre-show chat at 7:15PM The Annex • 823 Seymour Street [Map] Program: Stefan Maier: territories III (2017)* Fausto Romitelli: Trash TV Trance (2002) Olga Neuwirth: spazio elastico (2005) Pierluigi Billone: Ebe und anders (2014) With: Oren Fader, electric guitar Jeffrey Means, conductor * World Premiere, commissioned by Vancouver New Music with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts.   Last...

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One Page Score video
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  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...

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EMUSE
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EMUSE

Feb 20, 2017

  EMUSE 2017 Aboriginal Electronic Music Festival Co-presented by NEC Native Education College, Warriors Against Violence Society, and Vancouver New Music March 2 – 4, 2017 Events take place at NEC Campus (237 E. 5th Avenue) and VCC Broadway Campus Atrium (1155 E. Broadway, entrance at Glen and E. 7th) Join us for three-days of FREE workshops, panel discussions and a concert! Featuring Jordan Abel,...

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Grimes RMX
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Grimes RMX

Feb 16, 2017

  Presented at CLUSTER Festival, performed by Plumes   PLUMES Upcoming Shows Mar 10 2017 Montreal, QC Rocket Science Room Mar 11 2017 Toronto, ON The Music Gallery Mar 13 2017 Windsor, ON University of Windsor Mar 16 2017 Kitchener, ON Wilfrid Laurier University Mar 17 2017 Winnipeg, MB Cluster Festival Mar 21 2017 Vancouver, BC Music on Main  ...

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little wheel spin and spin
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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,...

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TDU HRO January 24
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TDU HRO January 24

Jan 10, 2017

  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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one-page score project (Vancouver)
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  ONE-PAGE SCORE PROJECT call for participants   Here is last year’s one-page score performance   One-Page Scores coming to life with @plasticacid and #giorgiomagnanensi #vancouvernewmusic – check them out this Sat. Jan. 23 at 8pm at Vancouver Community College – Glen and 7th Ave. A video posted by Vancouver New Music (@vannewmusic) on Jan 22, 2016 at 3:04pm PST  ...

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Cross-Country
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Cross-Country

Nov 27, 2016

    On the compositional work of Heiner Goebbels   more texts and information on Heiner Goebbels and his wonderful work HERE   and HERE...

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The Power Of Nightmares
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by  Adam Curtis Published 2015 Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Topics war on terror, False Flag, Islam, Adam Curtis, ISIS, Neocons, Israel, 911, patriot act, terror, hoax, 911, cold war, islam, enemies, false flag, inside job, patriot act, ndaa, israel The Power of Nightmares, subtitled The Rise of the Politics of Fear, written and produced by Adam Curtis. Details the rise of the American NEOCONS (Neo-Conservative/Israeli movement and Radical Islam, with comparisons on their origins and strong similarities. Curtis argues that the threat of radical Islamism as...

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carnival and lent
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carnival and lent

Nov 8, 2016

did you reset your clock? Daylight saving times… getting darker… …and scary. Watching Pence speaking right now, I can’t wait to hear Trump, …gotta  go,  here he is coming….   …now I can go back to read, while Santa Klaus dresses up for the occasion. […] becoming conscious of existing structures of domination always has an emancipatory effect. Becoming conscious can also transform modes...

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Mechanical Music
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Mechanical Music

Oct 11, 2016

  VNM Festival October 13-15, 2016   MECHANICAL MUSIC no logos without noise This year’s VNM Festival is about bringing the everyday and the aesthetic back together: to erase the barrier separating musical and non-musical sounds. Mechanical Music is not just about sounds with specific sets of causal relationships – all based on well-understood Newtonian mechanics of action and reaction, motion, energy, friction and...

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PAO & Veda Hille
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PAO & Veda Hille

Aug 28, 2016

Plastic Acid Orchestra with Veda Hille and Friends Presented by Plastic Acid Orchestra and Vancouver New Music The Vancouver Playhouse 600 Hamilton Street at Dunsmuir Saturday, September 10, 2016  • 8:00 pm Join Veda Hille in this rare concert as she performs with a full symphony orchestra a visionary programme of reimagined Buffy Sainte Marie songs and original pieces inspired by Emily Carr. Conduction...

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Destroy Vancouver XVIII
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  DESTROY VANCOUVER XVIII Co-presented with Vancouver New Music THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 8 | DOORS 〓 8.30PM-2AM CONCERT 〓 9PM ADMISSION: $15 advance $20 door BUY TICKETS (Advance tickets will be available till Wednesday Sep 7, 11:59pm) fb event page               Featuring: ■ Adriana Lopez ■ Christina Kubisch ■ Friends+War ■ Katharina Ernst ■ hazy ■ minimal violence Selectors’ Record Dj Visuals by Emily Thacker     DV is an experimental...

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VNM 2016-17
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VNM 2016-17

Jun 23, 2016

VANCOUVER NEW MUSIC 2016-17 CONCERT SERIES AND FESTIVAL CONCERT SERIES SUBSCRIPTIONS AND FESTIVAL PASSES NOW AVAILABLE   FESTIVAL VNM 2016 Festival • Mechanical Music 13 – 15 October 2016; 8PM each night Free pre-show chat at 7:15PM each night The Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor)   The 2016 Festival will present a varied selection of musicians and sound artists who have been focusing their efforts on...

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a musical engagement
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  A nice article by Ian McLatchie in the new issue of Coast Life included with this week’s edition of the Coast Reporter. You can read it below or open the PDF...

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propeller trinity
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propeller trinity

Apr 28, 2016

Another great work by Koka Nikoladze Check his other work on his website. Koka will be performing in Vancouver in October, at the 2016 VNM...

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9 of Cats
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9 of Cats

Apr 8, 2016

    Michael Red – 9 of Cats EP (lowi 010)            download:  WAV – MP3 – VIDEOS          the tenth release from low indigo. suiting that (ahem) michael red would bring the label he initiated into the double digits. four distinctly different pieces, threaded together by common metaphors and mindsets and a slower quiet mood. muted rhythms, immersive bass, subtle and not-so-subtle dub references, hints of...

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ACOUSMATIC
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ACOUSMATIC

Mar 31, 2016

  STANDING WAVE ENSEMBLE Sunday, April 17, 2016 • The Annex 7:30PM SW facebok looking forward to all the works presented on Saturday including Alfredo Santa Ana’s arrangement of O Superman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH2x5pARGdE  ...

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painting music
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painting music

Feb 27, 2016

PAINTING MUSIC • ONE-PAGE SCORE  a new installment of one-page score on the Sunshine Coast   Workshop Leaders   François Houle, Clarinet • Eyvind Kang, Viola • Giorgio Magnanensi, Conduction Lisa Cay Miller, Keys • Dean Schutz, Visual Artist • Maurice Spira, Visual Artist   A stellar ensemble of 12 local, Vancouver and International musicians ONE-PAGE SCORE ENSEMBLE   Doug Gorkoff, Cello   François Houle, Clarinet & Electronics   Eyvind...

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SONM
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SONM

Feb 18, 2016

    http://sonmarchive.es/images/stories/letter-re-confirmation-artists.pdf    ...

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Symphony Without Bounds
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    PAO Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm With Guests Francois Houle, Jack Garton, Giorgio Magnanensi, Jason Nett  and the Lions Gate Youth Orchestra. Join Plastic Acid Orchestra for a spectacular full symphony concert that breaks through genres from folk, rock, experimental and metal. Featuring special guests Francois Houle, Jack Garton, Giorgio Magnanensi and Jason Nett. The show features original compositions from Plastic Acid,...

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Agnes Denes
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Agnes Denes

Jan 5, 2016

  MANIFESTO Working with a paradox defining the elusive visualizing the invisible communicating the incommunicable not accepting the limitations society has accepted seeing in new ways living for a fraction of a second and penetrating light years using intellect and instinct to achieve intuition achieving total self-consciousness and self-awareness being creatively obsessive questioning, reasoning, analyzing, dissecting and re-examining understanding the finitude of human existence...

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Happy Holidays!
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Happy Holidays!

Dec 14, 2015

      .· :*¨*: · . . · :*¨*: · . . · :*¨*: ·.         Auguri! • Happy Holidays! Giorgio .· :*¨*: · . . · :*¨*: · . . · :*¨*: ·.      ...

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Incessant Spring
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Incessant Spring

Dec 7, 2015

a project with Kedrick James selected for the virtual gallery exhibit at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay 2015-2016 Featured Artist Researchers The Featured Artist Researchers are selected by the jurors from open submissions. These researchers represent innovative arts integrated research from around the world.  Kedrick James & Giorgio Magnanensi ​ Series Title: Incessant Spring Medium: Transformed video data and stills University of British Columbia, Vancouver New Music, Laboratio...

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SPUN SPECTRA
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SPUN SPECTRA

Nov 5, 2015

  I’m very happy to work again with Nic on this new exciting project. We plan to get the light/audio boxes ready early next year and install the project in various gallery spaces. Check some of the early experiments here    ...

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BENT
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BENT

Oct 31, 2015

BENT: A Showcase of Circuit Bending at VIVO Saturday, November 7th . Doors at 7pm. Featuring over 15 artists/hackers and musicians, this evening is a showcase of Vancouver artists and makers exploring the art of circuit bending.  There will be a circuit playground, a “Show and Tell” of different projects, and performances throughout the evening.    …a nice reunion, ten year later… Shawn Cashin, Kedrick James,...

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Steve Roden
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Steve Roden

Sep 22, 2015

striations & distance piece     Steve Roden – striations (2011) and distance piece (striations) (2011) Exhibition opening reception September 25, 2015; 5–7PM Live performance by Scant Intone Exhibition continues Monday to Friday September 28 – October 23, 2015; 9AM–5PM Canadian Music Centre – BC-Creative Hub (837 Davie Street) Free admission   striations (6 min.) is a two-channel video made by Steve Roden with artist Mary Simpson. It was originally...

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anne-f
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anne-f

Sep 2, 2015

    September 6, 2015 • The Gumboot Cafe, Roberts Creek 8pm anne-f jacques anne-f is a sound artist and bike mechanic, working with amplified objects, electricity, scratching, rubbing and sound collages. She lives in Montréal and she is interested in amplification, erratic sound reproduction devices and construction of various contraptions and idiosyncratic systems. She often performs, alone and in various collectives (including Minibloc...

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soundscape
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soundscape

Jun 21, 2015

  Volume 14, number 1 • Winter/Spring 2014- 2015 Review of Jennifer Schine’s film documentary Listening to a Sense of Place & radio documentary The End of the Line for Soundscape: The Journal of Acoustic Ecology   Download PDF   Link to film, “Listening to A Sense of Place.” http://summit.sfu.ca/item/13703   Link to CBC piece, “The end of the line.” http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Living+Out+Loud/ID/2625495018/   Link to audio piece, “Conversations...

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listening?
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listening?

May 16, 2015

    Relational Listening : The Politics Of Perception LAWRENCE ENGLISH     Sound, Listening, and Public Engagement BRENDA HUTCHINSON     ...

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beautiful soul syndrome
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Timothy Morton • Beautiful Souls Syndrome     Timothy Morton’s Ecology Without Nature’s blog   […] Ecomimesis is a pressure point, crystallizing a vast and complex ideological network of beliefs, practices, and processes in and around the idea of the natural world. It is extraordinarily common, both in nature writing and in ecological criticism. Consider Lawrence Buell’s The Environmental Imagination: ” The grove of...

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subcodes 04
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subcodes 04

Apr 22, 2015

    Friend viola player John Kastelic will be on the Coast this weekend. We are going to have an earthy and sounding evening.   The Gumboot Café • Roberts Creek Saturday, April 25 • 8pm       beardy John and his Brother Tony (No Mothers)    ...

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Róisín Murphy
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Róisín Murphy

Apr 17, 2015

  I loved Moloko and Róisín a lot, …stumbled on these tonight:       I dreamt that I was dreaming I was wired to a clock Tickled by the minute hand Tick tock tick tick tock I dream I’m on a train And it is making music I don’t remember getting on Clickity click clickity click I dreamt that I was very tall I...

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open mind
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open mind

Apr 10, 2015

      This is an edited collection of 39 original papers and as many commentaries and replies. The target papers and replies were written by senior members of the MIND Group, while all commentaries were written by junior group members. All papers and commentaries have undergone a rigorous process of anonymous peer review, during which the junior members of the MIND Group acted...

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inflated balloons
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inflated balloons

Dec 7, 2014

Here is a nice piece of garbage from an “eminent” contemporary “artist”: German Artist Georg Baselitz: ‘My Paintings are Battles’ Years ago when asked what role he believes art plays in society, Baselitz replied, “The same role as a good shoe, nothing more.” And he has stated elsewhere: “The idea of changing or improving the world is alien to me and seems ludicrous. Society functions, and...

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destroy vancouver XI
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I’m very happy I’ll be playing with Hayato Kubo at DESTROY VANCOUVER XI   also featuring ✖ STEFAN SMULOVITZ & SAMMY CHIEN ✖ ROOT & BRANCH ✖ BUBBY ✖ NERVOUS OPERATOR ✖ BRIAN BEAUDRY + DJ SILK   DESTROY VANCOUVER XI  2625 KASLO Street FRIDAY NOV 21 | DOORS 〓 8.30PM CONCERT 〓 9.30PM-1AM ADMISSION: $10                ...

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Halloween Plastic Acid Orchestra
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Come out to see the full-sized Plastic Acid Orchestra perform music by Plastic Acid, Giorgio Magnanensi, The Living, The Whiskeydicks, The End Tree and Anita Eccleston. Costumes welcome! ALL AGES Oct. 31   |   Doors 7:00pm   |   Concert 8:00pm $5 Beer / Wine / Cider Tickets $25 (pre-register now, pay in cash at door) Performance Works, Granville Island, 1218 Cartwright Street Download and...

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GRADIENT 2
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GRADIENT 2

Oct 3, 2014

  Tomorrow VEE performs Homage to David Dunn at the VCC Atrium   Here is an excerpt of a sonification of Gradient 2: GRADIENTS 1 GRADIENTS 2 GRADIENTS 3 for computer generated sounds David Dunn 1999   Gradients 1,2,and 3 are a set of pieces for computer generated sounds all based upon a common structural transformation of three different graphic images. The lefthand images were...

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woodshed
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woodshed

Sep 22, 2014

  In the last couple of weeks Heather and I built a nice woodshed , fun and sweat.              ...

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psych fest
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psych fest

Sep 10, 2014

art signified   I’m very happy I’ll be playing again with the great Kenton Loewen On October 4 • PSYCHFEST at Red Gate • after 10pm Though, make sure to  check it all as psych fest will go on day and night with a fantastic lineup of great sound-psyched people   Here is Sab Kay‘s great poster        ...

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vnm festival 2014 • sonic topographies
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SONIC TOPOGRAPHIES Oct 16-19 plus an exciting series of other events VNM Festival 2014 brochure  Only on condition of a radical widening of definitions will it be possible for art and activities related to art [to] provide evidence that art is now the only evolutionary-revolutionary power. Only art is capable of dismantling the repressive effects of a senile social system that continues to totter...

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tapegerm
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tapegerm

Aug 3, 2014

  Tapegerm is a group of recording artists who share sounds and create new sonic experiences with them. We are a close-knit community and we welcome evolving ideas which explore new ways to collaborate. Tapegerm was formed in May 2000 and after fourteen years of online collaboration, resulting in over 100 albums of music we decided to start fresh July 4, 2014. It was...

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a history of sound art
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A HISTORY OF SOUND ART      […] “this playful and metaphorical collage of sound arts genealogy is not only broader, but more literally plausible than what Heidegger calls the received or “vulgar” view of orderly, progressive, linear time. Language itself, the splintering of sounds into signs, into embodied and disembodied representations, signals and signifiers, call into question my subjective image of the past: a...

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Geoffrey Smedley
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Geoffrey Smedley

Jul 31, 2014

Geoffrey Smedley is a fantastic artist living on Gambier Island, very near where I live. A wonderful man of wondrous skills and fantastic vision. Finally he is online with a great website.       “I am not alone in thinking that one can only know, understand, and take possesion of that which one has oneself made.” (Geoffrey Smedley)   Geoffrey’s work is not only beautiful but...

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shame
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shame

Jul 30, 2014

Our Prime Minister on Wednesday blamed Hamas for the heavy loss of civilian life caused by Israel’s deadly strikes on the Gaza Strip: “Obviously, no one likes to see the suffering and loss of life that has occurred” he stated, “That said, we hold the terrorist organization Hamas responsible for this. They have initiated and continue this conflict, and continue to seek the destruction of the...

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favourite classical pieces
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  I picked up these interesting cards at the West Vancouver Memorial Library the other day. I found the choices of the various people and music professionals very telling about the slim appreciation (…knowledge?) of  contemporary – or whatever newer – repertoires. All the listed composers are European with a couple American, no Canadian composers at all. The only recent work mentioned in the various lists...

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Gaza
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Gaza

Jul 12, 2014

 It is very telling that the most credible comments on this recurrent massacres are found in these cartoons. And it is also very telling that the Arab League has not being discussing yet about all this, while just posturing with the usual anger, …distractions of socially mediated/google(y) eyed tribes. Maybe the revolution(s) have actually failed.    cartoon by Jabertoon, an Israeli tank is shown being refuelled at a petrol pump...

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Franco Donatoni • Orchestral Works
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  A great recording of Franco Donatoni‘s orchestral works conducted by Yoichi Sugiyama, including his very last and beautiful composition, Esa (In Cauda V)    Franco Donatoni Orchestral Works read more »     [01] In Cauda II (1993/1994) 18:18 [02] In Cauda III (1996) 13:27 [03] Esa (In Cauda V) (2000) 10:33 [04] Prom (1999) 12:33 [05] Duo pour Bruno (1974/1975) 19:25 total time: 74:22 Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra Yoichi Sugiyama conductor LIVE RECORDINGS Suntory Foundation for Arts’ Summer Festival...

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closer to the noise
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closer to the noise

Jun 16, 2014

Morton Feldman and Iannis Xenakis In conversation (for full text click the title above)     excerpt: […] Xenakis: There are three reasons why I use quarter-tones. The first reason is to enrich the sound with the beats that they produce and with the impossibility to distinguish pitches when they are very close, especially when you have many string instruments because they are able...

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Distribution Religion & COPY-IT-RIGHT
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Dan Sandin and Phil Morton  began to work together to create the schematic plans for the Sandin Image Processor, a document they called the Distribution Religion. Through the Distribution Religion, Sandin open sourced his Sandin Image Processor, giving the plans away for only the cost of making Xerox copies and mailing them while incorporating any additions or modifications made by those who built their own Sandin...

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GLI.TC/H
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GLI.TC/H

Jun 1, 2014

GLI.TC/H                 digital PDF download:   20111 GLI.TC/H READER[ROR]   &   Glitch Art Historie[s] (contextualizing glitch art) <——–*//==||==\\*——–> by Nick Briz            ...

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red art
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red art

May 27, 2014

  Red Art: New Utopias in Data Capitalism, Leonardo Electronic Almanac   Volume 20 Issue 1        ISBN: 978-1-906897-28-4 ISSN: 1071-4391 Date of Publication: January 15, 2014 Number of Pages: 250 Volume Editors: Lanfranco Aceti, Susanne Jaschko and Julian Stallabrass Editor: Bill Balaskas The publication investigates the relevance of socialist utopianism to the current dispositions of New Media Art, through the contributions of renowned and emerging...

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stochastic poetics
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stochastic poetics

May 27, 2014

  click the image below to download Johanna Drucker‘s book     and HERE another great book by Johanna Drucker about the meta-language of diagrammatic thought in graphic form.        ...

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random vimeo
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random vimeo

May 25, 2014

Vimeo corrected for TV-style viewinby Daniel Temkin   Vimeo in TV aspect ratio See random video     read also   Glitch && Human/Computer Interaction Daniel Temkin, 2014    ...

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net.art
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net.art

May 12, 2014

  a few great sites to check:   http://fa-g.org/2013 http://www.maadonna.com/ http://kimasendorf.tumblr.com/ http://claudiamate.com/2013/projects/threejs-playgnd/ http://www.emiliogomariz.net/ http://www.rollinleonard.com/ http://www.manuelfernandez.name/ http://miyovanstenis.tk/ http://bmruernpnhay.com/ http://www.geoffreylillemon.info/ http://timefly-exist.tumblr.com/ http://gifwrapping.net/ http://yearoftheglitch.tumblr.com/ http://www.birdog.es/#en/ http://nznzweb.tumblr.com/          ...

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circuit bending workshop
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While in Halifax next week I’ll be presenting a circuit bending workshop at The Centre For Art Tapes (CFAT). Here some toys I’ll be bringing there. Hidden under La Dictée Magique (French version of the Speak & Spell) Nicolas Collins’ great book Handmade Electronic Music.     CIRCUIT BENDING WORKSHOP WITH GIORGIO MAGNANENSI Circuit bending is the art of creatively short circuiting audio electronics in order...

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24 Hours of Radio Art 2013
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On January 17, 2013 artists around the world celebrated Art’s Birthday and CiTR transmits local Radio Art to the world. Our celebration, 24 Hours of Radio Art was broadcasted Midnight to Midnight on CiTR 101.9FM and www.citr.ca.   Listen to the podcast I recorded at CiTR to celebrate VNM 40th anniversary last year: CiTR podcast [Download]   The concept of giving art a birthday was...

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IGNITE! 2014
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IGNITE! 2014

Apr 28, 2014

  Every year, for one week in May, The Cultch is taken over and transformed by young people. Hundreds of youth are involved in what has grown to be Vancouver’s largest youth-driven arts festival. The festival includes showcases in music, dance, and spoken word, the world premiere of three one-act plays, a visual arts exhibit, variety shows featuring improv, drag, circus arts, and much...

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random sounds
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random sounds

Apr 21, 2014

listen to RANDOM SAMPLES from the freesound.org archive playing all the samples simultaneously on a Remix Groups page: remixgroup freesound...

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waves, strings and wires
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On May 16 I will be in Halifax playing at Suddenly Listen‘s Waves, Strings and Wires with Norman Adams – cello, live processing John DS Adams – electronics Lukas Pearse – bass, video processing I am really looking forward to meeting Norman, John and Lukas this May in Halifax. I look forward to the different ways in which our creative process will unveil itself while...

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Musicworks #117
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Musicworks #117

Mar 2, 2014

Giorgio Magnanensi in the Sonic Playground   by Nancy Lanthier Admirers of Giorgio Magnanensi—composer, conductor, teacher, and the artistic director of Vancouver New Music Society—tend to be lavish in their praise of him. “Giorgio is singularly the best conductor of modern music, period,” says composer and Capilano University jazz instructor Bradshaw Pack. Vancouver music critic Alex Varty calls him “one of the most outgoing,...

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fuori luogo in ogni luogo
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FUORILUOGO  IN  OGNI  LUOGO  –  OUT OF PLACE IN ANY PLACE     Wo gehen wir denn hin? Immer nach Hause. (Novalis) Where are we going? Always home    ...

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beautiful musics
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beautiful musics

Mar 2, 2014

A friend’s email and listening to this music tonight, made me think about this… I could write very “beautiful” musics but I’d rather make noise. That is in a nutshell. The longer story is simple, I don’t dislike “beautiful” musics, they are in a way great hyper oniric tools, enhancing high level of sentimental responses. So, I agree that in such a disastrous world such musics are at...

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six concepts
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six concepts

Mar 2, 2014

  Bernard Tschumi – Six Concepts   excerpt from Architecture and Disjunction …re-reading this text from a sound perspective. I especially realate to Chapter V […] “Function does not follow form, form does not follow function – or fiction for that matter – however, they certainly interact.” […] and […] “Crossprogramming,” “transprogramming,” “disprogramming” […]      ...

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amusing ourselves to death
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…thinking about art, spectacle, creativity, engagement, future, beauty… Can spectacle be reconsidered, beyond entertainment, as a re-enchanting tool? How?                                   From Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman   […] What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban...

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pioggia notturna
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pioggia notturna

Mar 16, 2013

  beautiful nocturnal West Coast rain     Mario Luzi Nell’imminenza dei quarant’anni   Il pensiero m’insegue in questo borgo cupo ove corre un vento d’altipiano e il tuffo del rondone taglia il filo sottile in lontananza dei monti. Sono tra poco quarant’anni d’ansia, d’uggia, d’ilarità improvvise, rapide com’è rapida a marzo la ventata che sparge luce e pioggia, son gli indugi, lo strappo...

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leaves of grass
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leaves of grass

Mar 5, 2013

I will not make poems with reference to parts, But I will make poems, songs, thoughts, with reference to ensemble, And I will not sing with reference to a day, but with reference to all days, And I will not make a poem nor the least part of a poem but has reference to the soul, Because having look’d at the objects of the...

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SOHO
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SOHO

Jan 15, 2013

Sun activity from the SOHO website check also other pages HERE        ...

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electronic panorama
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electronic panorama

Jan 13, 2013

To celebrate Vancouver New Music’s 40th anniversary I’m assembling a series of electronic panoramas remixing excerpts by artists who performed at the VNM Festival bewteen 2003 and 2012, recordings from members of the Vancouver Electronic Ensemble (VEE), Vancouver Soundwalk Collective’s archival recordings and more. Thanks to all the wonderful artists and spaces for their sonic gifts!...

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perpetual frontier
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perpetual frontier

Jan 9, 2013

a great book by Joe Morris                         Perpetual Frontier / The Properties of Free Music describes the way free music is constructed through the processes of synthesis, interpretation, and invention. With descriptive sections of four seminal methodologies Unit Structures, Harmolodics, Tri-Axium Theory, and European Free Improvisation, as well as sections on how specific...

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work for peace
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work for peace

Dec 23, 2012

Gil Scott-Heron http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil_Scott-Heron     Work for Peace   Back when Eisenhower was the President, Golf courses was where most of his time was spent. So I never really listened to what the President said, Because in general I believed that the General was politically dead. But he always seemed to know when the muscles were about to be flexed, Because I remember him...

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100 x John Cage
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100 x John Cage

Dec 14, 2012

EAR TO THE EARTH IN COLLABORATION WITH MA.P.S AT WHITE BOX PRESENT 100X JOHN: A GLOBAL SALUTE TO JOHN CAGE IN SOUND AND IMAGE DECEMBER 20 – 23, 2012   listen HERE   Ear to the Earth website HERE...

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quid
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quid

Dec 1, 2012

for ensemble, live video and electronics Redshift Music presents
THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC Performed by the Aventa Ensemble 9:00 pm, Tuesday, December 4, 2012 Vancouver Aquatic Centre (1050 Beach Avenue, Vancouver)   Live recording HERE Videos HERE     Redshift Music commemorates the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with a one-of-a-kind poolside performance inside the Vancouver Aquatic Centre. On December 4, the...

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The Living Building Challenge
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  produced & directed by: David Henderson-Hean & Todd Brooks co-producer: Isabelle Swiderski editor: David Henderson-Hean director of photography: Corey Robson music: Giorgio Magnanensi sound design: Latham Elle   additional photography: Shawn Seifert (2nd Unit Director of Photography) Hagen Leschanz Metro Vancouver Climate Solutions Marina Dodis (courtesy Perkins+Will) Richard Bentely (courtesy Shutterstock Images) Spotmatik (courtesy Shutterstock Images)   Van Dusen Visitor Centre – Vancouver...

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mouse music
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mouse music

Oct 28, 2012

  http://www.xcult.org/B/beam-me/Shibuya/mousemusic/ check also this Audio Diary by evala   Keichiro Shibuya            ...

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hacking and circuit bending
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I have been asked a few times in the past weeks why I think is important to present these forms of sonic (but not only audio) explorations. One of the reasons why I think is important to pay attention to this kind of activity is that hacking and circuit-bending – like exploring – are the glitchy metaphors resonating with John Cage’s invitation to embrace...

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circuit cabaret
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circuit cabaret

Oct 12, 2012

VNM festival 2012 Vancouver New Music Festival         Circuit Cabaret Thursday, October 18 to Saturday, October 20, 2012 | 8PM each night Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St.) Tickets $20 regular, $15 students/seniors, 3-day passes $50/$35 Available at www.brownpapertickets.com or 1-800-838-3006, and at the door. Circuit Cabaret, the 2012 VNM Festival, will explore the world of hacked and homemade electronics and...

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richter 858
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richter 858

Aug 28, 2012

Richter 858 858 Quartet (Bill Frisell, Eyvind Kang, Hank Roberts, Jenny Scheinman) Saturday, November 24, 2012 | 8PM Vancouver Playhouse (601 Hamilton St.) Tickets $35 regular, $25 students & seniors (plus venue surcharge) Available through www.brownpapertickets.com or 1-800-838-3006, and at the door. In honour of acclaimed painter Gerhard Richter‘s 80th birthday, Vancouver New Music brings Richter 858 to the Vancouver Playhouse for it’s premiere...

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dolomites
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dolomites

Aug 10, 2012

Today I found this very nice 1902 book. I spent lots of time in the Dolomites when I was a kid and until my late 20’s. So maybe it’s just a “nostalgic” find, or more simply, a very nice book I love the beutiful paper of the covers and the pictures inside. (see images below) The writing is also very interesting, with the style...

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Save Before It’s Gone (2006)
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Save Before It’s Gone (2006) SAVE BEFORE IT’S GONE is an experimental magazine created in 3 days during the Public01 art festival at the MAP Brussels organised by the OKNO.BE organisation. The magazine features interviews with DIRK PAESMANS (JODI.ORG), MAJA KUZMANOVIC (F0.AM), DARKO FRITZ (media artist and curator), ANDREI SMIRNOV (Theremin Center) and bits from the IRC chat moderated by Alejandra Nunez Perez and...

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Syria can be preserved
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  by the subtle route of compromise Charles Glass, Sunday 29 July 2012 In the past week, Syrian opposition groups have issued two contrasting appeals to the international community. On Saturday 28 July, the Syrian National Council demanded new and better weaponry for the insurgents battling the Bashar al-Assad regime. “We want weapons that would stop tanks and jet fighters,” SNC chief Abdul-Basset Sieda...

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James Blake
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James Blake

Jun 27, 2012

Great, what else to say? : listen to all his songs here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2n-kGLPCLs&ob=av2n   James Blake’s site...

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una comunitá che viene
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[…] The fact that must constitute the point of departure for any discourse on ethics is that there is no essence, no historical or spiritual vocation, no biological destiny that humans must enact or realize. This is the only reason why something like an ethics can exist, because it is clear that if humans were or had to be this or that substance, this or...

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imagine
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imagine

May 28, 2012

…re-listening to this great em:t CD, a great ambient label based in Nottingham, which in the mid-’90s published around twenty wonderful CDs before going out of business. Read more The track for tonight is this one: Imagine by Voodoo Warriors of Love mp3 [Download] Voodoo Warriors of Love (real name John Crossley and Patcee Francis) was a band who released only four tracks on em:t in the mid-’90s and then...

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lacci
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lacci

Apr 13, 2012

“Portare alla coscienza i propri schemi di pensiero, lacci, vincoli, impedimenti da rappresentare per conoscere meglio la prigione dove vivere il meglio possibile; è assai più fecondo che esercitare il pensiero nell’invenzione di schemi.” (Franco Donatoni)   “Bringing to consciousness our own thinking schemes, laces, ties – impediments to represent, so to better understand the prison where we can live the best possible life –...

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l’envers
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l’envers

Mar 27, 2012

March 28, 2012 Giorgio Magnanensi et Musicien(ne)s de La La La Humansteps Giorgio Magnanensi (sine waves and projectsions), Ida Toninato (Baritone sax), Jean-Christophe Lizotte (cello), Joël Lavoie (electronics), Jennifer Thiessen (viola), Ellwood Epps (trumpet)              ...

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TDU/CIRS
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TDU/CIRS

Mar 9, 2012

Sunday March 18, 2012 • 8PM at CIRS http://gcc.sites.olt.ubc.ca/2012/03/13/art-sustainability-cirs-4/ listen HERE  Paraphrasing  a great essay by Rudolf Frieling on Medien Kunst Netz, this project shares ideas and reflections about contemporary art, and a possible vision where contemporary art and creativity itself must occupy the commensurate fields and forms of action, and seek production processes that do not isolate art from life but instead influence life. In that tension, express and...

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Parma Manifesto
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Parma Manifesto

Mar 4, 2012

Parma Manifesto (1968) (written for the appearance of M.E.V. in a happening organized by Jean-Jacques Lebel at the Festival Internazionale del Teatro Universitario, Parma in March, 1968) In times of emergency men find it possible to perform operations necessary to survival without bureaucracy, police, money, and the other obstacles which normally obstruct the way to efficient behavior.  In such moments the organism, acted upon...

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Edgard Varèse and the Jazzmen
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Edgard Varèse conducting a workshop of Jazz musicians in the year 1957. Here is the original announcement of the mp3 release of these tapes. Edgard Varèse conducts a workshop with jazzmen Art Farmer (trumpet), Hal McKusik (clarinet, alto sax), Teo Macero (tenor sax), Eddie Bert (trombone), Frank Rehak (trombone), Don Butterfield (tuba), Hall Overton (piano), Charlie Mingus (bass), Ed Shaughnessy (drums), probably John La Porta...

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e kú ìrójú
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e kú ìrójú

Sep 14, 2011

A-Musik and friends ¡El pueblo unido, jamás será vencido! is a great songs of the Nueva Cancion Chilena movement. The music of the song was composed by Sergio Ortega and the text written by Quilapayún. Composed and recorded in June 1973 just three months before September 11, 1973. Another 9/11, when CIA acted and supported the Pinochet bloody coup that destroyed the Chilean dream and Salvador Allende’s together with the...

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on teatro dell’udito
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I have always been attracted by and worked in my compositions for any kind of balance between the politics of the code (the score) and the reality of sound making, its specific context and mobile nature. While continuing the reflection on these aspects of my compositional practices I wish to create works, which could reach a musical energy identified and mostly produced by the...

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London burning
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London burning

Aug 13, 2011

        These riots reveal some unpalatable home truths • Hari Kunzru We’ve created a culture where fear and greed roam unchecked at all levels. If we don’t like it, we ought to make a change. There’s nothing like fear and hatred to sharpen the senses. The riots have shown Britain some unpalatable truths about itself, making it impossible to hold on...

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Bologna
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Bologna

Aug 7, 2011

oh quanto eravamo poetici… …thinking to my town, • rimorso per quel che m’ hai dato, che è quasi ricordo, e in odor di passato • remorse for what she gave me, which is almost a memory, and with the smell of the past … A beautiful song by Francesco Guccini which stayed in my heart for many many years.     Bologna Bologna è...

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51
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51

Aug 5, 2011

…today, Aug. 5 below a random image search for “51”…. How do I feel today? Very good.          ...

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chance
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chance

Jul 29, 2011

An Anthology of Chance Operation by La Monte Young & Jackson Mac Low • 1963 and this one: La Monte Young Marian Zazeela “Selected Writings” (1959-1969)   Files from UbuWeb...

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for Stefan U
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for Stefan U

Jul 25, 2011

Today it’s my friend Stefan Udell’s birthday. HBD Stefan!!! some sounds and images for you xo g mp3 [Download]...

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duo pour bruno
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duo pour bruno

Jul 23, 2011

re-listening again to one of Donatoni’s most beautiful orchestral work, Duo Pour Bruno.   A wonderful visionary work to mourn the losss and celebrate the wonderful music making of another great Italian composer, Bruno Maderna who – with Franco Donatoni – is waiting to be fully recognised in his genius.   “Radicalizing: listening is attention, not apprehension; to listen is evidence of what happens as...

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have you heard this band?
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Have you heard this band? A fantastic chance to hear Terrence McManus, one of NY’s rising guitar talents solo and with Roberts Creekers Stefan Smulovitz (laptop/viola) and Viviane Houle (Voice). Born in Brooklyn, New York, guitarist Terrence McManus grew up in New Jersey and Connecticut. He has performed with John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Tim Berne, Ellery Eskelin, Herb Robertson, Mark Helias, Gerry Hemingway, Anthony...

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On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense
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Friedrich Nietzsche (1873)   “Once upon a time, in some out of the way corner of that universe which is dispersed into numberless twinkling solar systems, there was a star upon which clever beasts invented knowing. That was the most arrogant and mendacious minute of “world history,” but nevertheless, it was only a minute. After nature had drawn a few breaths, the star cooled...

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another good reason
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another good reason

Jun 21, 2011

…to give back some credit to Lombroso from http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Bashar_al-Assad: Syrians collectively decided on January 26th, 2011 that they were sick of Asshat and his regime making their lives miserable. They began protesting and demanding Asshat and his regime go directly to jail, do not pass go, and do not collect 2 billion dollars or live in a Saudi retirement home for ousted dictators. Asshat said...

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cure
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cure

Jun 19, 2011

…for my soul Here is the complete draft of another series of orchestration for 7 beautiful Veda Hille’s songs. A cycle inspired by someone who clearly interpreted and lived a really meaningful life: Emily Carr.                   The book of...

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Giorgio
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Giorgio

Jun 19, 2011

as seen by Tim A beautiful photo by Tim McLaughlin, a great photographer who lives in Roberts Creek. ..an image update of an aging man ; )          ...

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radical times
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radical times

Jun 17, 2011

…matters to consider “Troppo facile la disperazione; più difficile contribuire al restauro.” (Luciano Anceschi) “Desperation is too easy, more difficult is to contribute to the restoration” (Luciano Anceschi)   food for thought:   Posthegemony: embarrassing Dear Hooligans | The Vancouver Observer Time for the NHL to join soul-searching over the Stanley Cup riot Riot On 2011! | Vancouver Media Co-op Vancouver hockey riot is...

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Granville
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Granville

Jun 16, 2011

sad Van-City night What a sad night. Granville, not the “Great City” but the Old French grand “large” + ville “settlement”. Lost a game ( a game ) and lost another few hundreds or more souls. Rioting for a (lost) game… well, as everyone with a minimum level of salt inside their skull am I appalled?, No – angry?, No – ashamed?, No – Losers are...

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one good thing about music…
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some great music from Ghana • African Brothers, Sakatumbe mp3 [Download] From: Ghana Soundz Vol 2 – Afro Beat, Funk and Fusion in 70’s Ghana [Soundway, 2004]    ...

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cheers to James Moore for this
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did I really said that? You won’t find this on sun news, and guess why… another good one here Canada must organize itself so that we stop assassinating our Mozarts – that all Canadians should have the opportunity to fulfil themselves to the best of their ability. (Pierre Elliot Trudeau)  ...

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waiting for the barbarians
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rejoice, they are finally here.         Here is a clear example of what creative energy will be facing in the coming years: http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/video/971454253001 If you feel this is unacceptable please, send your complaint HERE by the end of June. Read more here and here   Waiting for the Barbarians by Konstantinos Kavafis (1908)   What are we waiting for, assembled in the...

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earth day 2011
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earth day 2011

Apr 16, 2011

some tools for the day http://coolclimate.berkeley.edu/ http://www.nature.org/greenliving/carboncalculator/   …a funny one here and here is the first Earth Day poster (1970)                                     The hypocrisy of Earth Day exposed• Green Watch A load of stinking compost By Sylvie Barak THE INQUIRER • Wed Apr 22 2009 STAND BY YOUR...

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carr rmx
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carr rmx

Apr 15, 2011

for Veda Hille I’ve been working on a few songs by Veda Hille. It’s always a great pleasure working on her beautiful songs. I’m going to present these new orchestrations on October 11, 2011 with the Vicoria Symphony Orchestra (…and Veda!). The audiofiles below are drafts of the new orchestrations from Veda’s recording Here is a Picture (1998), a very nice song cycle about and inspired by the...

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revolution
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revolution

Apr 14, 2011

LABORATORIO  presents   REVOLUTION A unique celebration of Vladimir Mayakovsky’s life and poetry April 30, 2011 | 8PM Roberts Creek Community Hall (Doors at 7:30PM) Tickets $10 All Ages • Available at MELOmania, Coast Books, Strait Music Featuring: Andrew Bate, Allan Miller, Allain Morin, Barry Taylor • Drums Joe DeLeo • Bass, Giorgio Magnanensi • Rhodes and Electronics, Kedrick James • Spoken Words, Steve...

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taikotroniks
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taikotroniks

Apr 14, 2011

  Taikotroniks brings together seven prominent Vancouver-based taiko groups, with the newly formed Vancouver Electronics Ensemble (VEE) for this unique event! Taikotroniks celebrates both Vancouver’s historically significant taiko community, as well as a slice of its newer, collaborative electronic community. Featuring special performances by each of the groups, as well as a breakaway taiko and electronic improvisation piece, Taikotroniks showcases the rich variety of...

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NEG-ALE
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NEG-ALE

Mar 28, 2011

1960 music for piccolo, horn, cello, and percussion by Iannis Xenakis for the film  “Vasarely”   In 1960, Xenakis composed the music NEG-ALE for Peter Kassovitz’s “Vasarely”, an abstract film on the artwork of Op-Art master Victor Vasarely, documenting an exhibition of that painter’s work at the Denise Renée Gallery. Xenakis provided music in the form of a piece entitled NEG-ALE for piccolo, horn,...

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I share everything
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I share everything

Feb 28, 2011

…but music A campaign by IRIS Distribution, a record label representative, is targetting children with the slogan “I share everything but my music.” (???) Read a nice comment by Carl Wilson below Music Industry Vs. Sharing, Children, Candy December 14th, 2010 It’s been ages since I was moved to make a non-B2TW post here, but I couldn’t help snapping at a publicity email I just received...

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under the skin
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under the skin

Feb 26, 2011

Wen Wei Dance & Beijing Modern Dance Company under the skin Vancouver Playhouse March 11-12, 2011 • 8:00 PM an excerpt of the music here                                                     photo by Wang...

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mattin
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mattin

Feb 26, 2011

Object of Thought mp3 [Download]   “… Is it possible to take self-reflexivity to the point of positive feedback while making a commodity out of my intellect? Can this process help me to understand how I am objectified by capitalism? This is a very difficult question, as I am using English which firstly, is not my mother tongue, and secondly is the language more...

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Penderecki SQ
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Penderecki SQ

Feb 25, 2011

teatro dell’udito VI Live recording: mp3 [Download]   10 March 2011, 8pm • Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie Street)   Penderecki String Quartet Jeremy Bell, violin Jacob Braun, cello Jerzy Kaplanek, violin Christine Vlajk, viola   MARJAN MOZETICH (b.1948) Lament in the Trampled Garden for string quartet (1992)   KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI (b.1933) String Quartet No.3, Leaves of an Unwritten Diary (2008) (Canadian Premiere)   ERKKI-SWEN...

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matters to consider: Il Cavaliere e il Colonnello
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22 02 2011 • ὕβρις a repellent sound arepellentsound [Download] “The enemy had to be chased and the terrorists had to be hanged. Anybody who took arms against Libya would be executed. Those who waged war against Libya would be put to death. Those who facilitated entry of the enemy into Libya or handed over Libyan cities would be executed.” …he already started: 1000 dead. Millions...

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matters to consider
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matters to consider

Feb 22, 2011

The United States, with less than 5 percent of the world’s population, consumes more than 25 percent of the world’s petroleum…   …a very big mess   And I would say that Cesare Lombroso (at least sometimes) might be right:                    ...

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grid
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grid

Feb 22, 2011

butterflies…? …meaning and role of artistic work and artistic practice/poiesis...

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potentiality
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potentiality

Feb 18, 2011

re-reading Giorgio Agamben The Coming Community and “on” Giorgio Agamben’s mode of politics: […] Potentiality forms the key concept of Agamben’s specific mode of politics, for we should not simply accept what is but look at how the word where we live came into being. What renders the world of the human and art possible, and if such a world emerges from a potential, what other...

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HV?
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HV?

Feb 14, 2011

happy valentines (?)   […] Stick two fingers (or one, if you’re that way culturally inclined) at any organisation with a vested interest which prescribes how and when to show your feelings. … I kinda like that ; ) …also like this: from Where Did I Come From? written by Peter Mayle, Illustrated by Arthur Robins, Designed by Paul Walter Lyle Stuart, 1973  ...

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knots
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knots

Feb 13, 2011

by R. D. Laing a beautiful mantra If I don’t know I don’t know, I think I know If I don’t know I know, I think I don’t know   an excerpt of knots here                                                        ...

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Gerardo Gandini
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Gerardo Gandini

Feb 9, 2011

a few interesting questions… Del recato y otros pudores • Reflexiones sobre el oficio del componer Decidamos que la primera nota será un re. Los problemas comenzarán por la segunda. ¿Si ponemos una segunda? ¿Menor? ¿Mayor? A esta altura del partido me gustan más las mayores. Entonces puede ser un mi (o un do, si la pensamos para abajo). La tercera nota es aún...

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a quick response
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a quick response

Feb 1, 2011

…to Agostino I read a letter by Agostino di Scipio tonight. I found it a very stimulating reading. I would like to read the Italian version though, Agostino ; ) I too – like yourself – like “thinking about it“… Here is the last paragraph of Agostino’s letter:     […] So, should I (however preliminarily) conclude, based on these annotations, that just by...

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a beautiful recording
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Walter Zanetti is a wonderful musician and this recording is about beautiful sound and music. I played with Walter many times when in Italy and I miss playing with him a lot. He is not only a great friend but a musician with shining musicality and pure sound. Thank you for this Walter!!! wbpreludio [Download]  ...

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Jay Schwartz
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Jay Schwartz

Jan 26, 2011

Music for Orchestra is a beautiful piece by Jay Schwartz which I recently heard on  a Wergo CD that came with the June 2010 issue of The Wire magazine (#316). All the compositions in this CD are very interesting and show diverse and very original compositional paths. Music for Orchestra though is my favourite piece, and If you find recordings of Jay’s work I encourage you...

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a new category
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a new category

Jan 25, 2011

  De/Noising   with Cage, Banfi, Donatoni and Rauschenberg in the background…   Instead of using denoising plugins to “clean” an audiofile, here they are used to unveil different soundscapes, ghostly or shimmerish panels of sound and silence. Not a very new idea but pretty fun to implement. As Rauschenberg says here, an act of poetry. (Check this one too). What I like most of this process...

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thought synthesizer
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thought synthesizer

Jan 20, 2011

[. . . The painter Millet used to say that what counts in painting is not, for example, what a peasant is carrying, whether it is a sacred object or a sack of potatoes, but its exact weight. This is the postromantic turning point: the essential thing is no longer forms and matters, or themes, but forces, densities, intensities. The earth itself swings over, tending...

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ocean of sounds
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ocean of sounds

Jan 19, 2011

some great links  for sound explorers!     http://continuo.wordpress.com/ http://closetcurios2.blogspot.com/ http://alicerabbit.blogspot.com/ http://allegory-of-allergies.blogspot.com/ http://erlenlieder.blogspot.com/ http://bolingo69.blogspot.com/ http://braingoreng.blogspot.com/ http://crystalvibrations.blogspot.com/ http://defeatedsounds.blogspot.com/ http://digitalmeltd0wn.blogspot.com/ http://doyouspeakenglishradio.blogspot.com/ http://doubleavenue.blogspot.com/ http://friendsound.wordpress.com/ http://sites.google.com/site/intergalacticresearch/ http://monrakplengthai.blogspot.com/ http://musichertz.blogspot.com/ http://pop-culture-reference.blogspot.com/ http://orpheusrecords.blogspot.com/ http://penmallet.blogspot.com/ http://lpcoverlover.com/ http://musiconthefringe.blogspot.com/ http://twicezonked.blogspot.com/ http://grapewrath.blogspot.com/ http://xtabaysworld.blogspot.com/    ...

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into infinity
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into infinity

Jan 18, 2011

I really like this site an exploration of on and on and on and on… (rmx 1 here • rmx 2 here) Explore the wide possibilities of forever! INTO INFINITY is an art and music exhibition presented by DUBLAB and Creative Commons. It is built on audio loops and circular canvases that are available online to the public for sharing, remixing, and resubmission. Stay tuned...

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happy new year!!
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happy new year!!

Jan 1, 2011

…not alla Scala… …with La Scala. As I couldn’t go for the top I went straight to the bottom… ($5.99) Buon Anno!!!  ...

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Audiopolaroids
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Audiopolaroids

Dec 31, 2010

Starting a new section Audiopolaroids soundscape recordings are better than pictures (…at least for me). Aural memory is vivid and stronger, plus it retains the dimension of time, both the chronological and Marcel Proust‘s  ; )...

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true music
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true music

Dec 29, 2010

found this on a website today: il fine dei fini di ogni musica non è altro che la gloria di Dio e la gioia dell’anima. E se questo si dimentica, non è più musica vera. (the ultimate goal of every music is nothing but the glory of God and the joy of the soul. And if you forget all this, it is not true...

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noise & capitalism
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noise & capitalism

Dec 23, 2010

a must read http://www.arteleku.net/audiolab/noise_capitalism.pdf   Noise & Capitalism Anthony Iles Mattin Csaba Toth Edwin Prévost Ray Brassier Bruce Russell Nina Power Ben Watson Matthew Hyland Matthieu Saladin Howard...

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speaking
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speaking

Dec 22, 2010

Bertrand Russell • Speaking An Interview with Woodrow Wyatt (1960)   …found this old record today, Winter Solstice… lucky day ; ) A1 Philosophy and Science A2 The Influence of Religion B1 Taboo Morality B2 Fanaticism All are available for download in the Member Area of www.russellsocietylibrary.com Reading this essay again tonight          ...

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a naked soul
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a naked soul

Dec 12, 2010

la primavera di Jos In Spring 1982, while reading XIII century Troubadour music and lyrics I found this Rondeau. Because of the fascination with the music of that time and the beauty of its poetry, on April 25 of that year I wrote this short story which, after so many years, is still talking to me about early dreams, fantastic visions and the discovery of an inner self....

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Young Saint Marie
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Young Saint Marie

Nov 24, 2010

YSM is out Check Veda Hille‘s site for more information. I love these songs and recordings very much. A sample from Buffy Remix here, a sample from Neil Remix here   An excerpt from Carl Wislon text about the record: […] A kindred breeze seems to waft through Magnanensi’s arrangements, which rather than accent or illustrate seem to turn about the spines of the songs...

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lichenometry 05
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lichenometry 05

Oct 16, 2010

video by Joost Rekveld sound by Giorgio Magnanensi I’m playing Saturday Oct. 23, 2010 with Joost Rekveld who will present his live-cinema project during the VNM Festival 2010. This year the festival is dedicated to audiovisualization and if you are in Vancouver between Thursday and Saturday come at the Scotiabank Dance Centre. [ Oct. 24: recording of lichenometry rmx ]...

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forma formans
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forma formans

Oct 2, 2010

art and creativity are essentially about revelation and participation, something through which we realize a meaningful form of being, the value of which is untranslatable into intellectual formulas.  ...

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a new piece
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a new piece

Sep 27, 2010

for ukulele, cello and live electronics you can listen a piece I did in preparation of the concert HERE Music On Main • modulus festival Saturday, October 2, 2010 Get to know a bright new musical talent when Music on Main introduces Chris Morano, the first artist chosen for the new Emerge on Main programme.  Chris will play a stunnigly virtuosic programme of rarely...

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the power of imagination
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the power of image/the power of imagination We all understand the difference, yet we do very little about it. “Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value” Ken Robinson said; and yes, as simple as this concept could be it’s still a very hard one to grasp, or – better – to regain to our own making. BC Arts Council recent...

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g’s portrait by Maurice Spira
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Maurice Spira is a great artist living on the Sunshine Coast. He wanted to make my portrait before I decide to get shaved… …that will be after my 50th birthday this August He did this great drawing in just one and an half hour. Check his work on his website: https://mauricespira.wordpress.com      ...

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about mixing, remixing, listening and arranging… ornaments…
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~.~.~.~…. random stream of ideas…   Idea of centre is lost in favor of poly-centre   Codes and automatism Material takes form / figure – can be decomposed           Ornamentation as multiplication of ideas, recursive process in which things (objects) hide in other objects and any object is in a transformative relation to each other Figures transform, layer, but they do...

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