Thursday, October 7, 2010

Aural Architecture at WNUR

Thursday, October 7, 2010 (7:30 p.m. CST)

WNUR (89.3 FM)
1877 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
(847) 866-9687

admission: $5 suggested donation for those attending the event, and this can be heard on 89.3FM and on

You are invited to attend “Aural Architecture,” which is part of the Fifth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival and Chicago Artists Month. “Aural Architecture” explores sonic properties of buildings and how natural soundscapes relate to the built environment, and it includes musicians interacting with buildings’ sounds. A sculptor presents a sculpture that pertains to this theme, and musicians in remote locations perform together telematically via Skype, with contributions of audio recordings from inside and around buildings --
• Julia Miller (guitar), Satya Gummuluri (vocals), Jeff Carter (sculpture), Sarah Ritch (cello), Dan Godston (trumpet), and Anthony Poretti (drums) at WNUR;
• Berg26 at a 19th Century morgue in Berlin -- Annie Goh begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting, Florian Goeschke, Thomas Wochnik, Anna Bäumer, Patrick Muller, Daniela Imhoff, Elen Flügge, Christof Wenta, Damian Rebgetz, and Alexander Sieber;
• Marcos Fernandes and Masashi Heirakuji at the Yamagin Archive (Shimonoseki, Japan);
• audio recordings contributed by Barry Blesser, Tony Schwartz and Jimmy Giuffre, and the Buckminster Fuller Institute

Fifth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival
Chicago Calling is a multi-arts collaboration festival. During the Fifth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival, people in Chicago work with people outside of Chicago -- both here in the U.S. and abroad. These collaborations include a range of art forms, such as music, dance, film, literature, and intermedia -- and they are prepared or improvised. Some Chicago Calling events involve live feeds between Chicago and other locations. 2010 Chicago Calling events include “Bicycles and the Arts” at Happy Dog Gallery, “Translations 2010” at the Reconstruction Room, “Seda Röder / Burton Greene - Harrison Bankhead Duo Concert” at Curtiss Hall in the Fine Arts Building, “Temperatures and Shapes / Arctic Live” at Elastic Sound & Vision Gallery, “I Remember Fred” at the Velvet Lounge, “Chicago Calling, Waiting for the Bus” at Café Ballou, “Aural Architecture” at WNUR, “Two Way Tarot Mirrors” at Myopic Books, “Facets of Southeast Asia” at the Zhou B. Art Center, “Chicago Equinix” at Soapbox Music, “The City as Studio / Curatorial Practice” at the Phantom Gallery Chicago Network Office, and “My Favorite Banned Books Abecedarian Read-Out” at the Logan Square Library.

Borderbend Arts Collective
Chicago Calling is organized by the Borderbend Arts Collective, a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote the arts by to creating opportunities for artists to explore the aesthetic geography along the borders and boundaries between art forms. Poetry, music, performance, and the visual arts are no longer discreet modes: hybrid forms, and interarts collaborations proliferate in global arenas.

Borderbend events encourage artists to use innovative aesthetic technologies and create strategies to engage and collaborate with artists from divergent communities in Chicago and the world. Multi-venue performances of music, poetry and visual arts exhibitions and interdisciplinary festivals reach beyond immediate cultural and aesthetic neighborhoods to cross borders and boundaries among participants, audiences and art forms.

Annual Borderbend projects include Chicago Calling and the Mingus Awareness Project. Other organizations partner with Borderbend to enrich and extend the reach of its project, such as the Experimental Piano Series, which is co-produced by the Chicago Composers Forum and Borderbend, in partnership with the PianoForte Foundation.

Chicago Artists Month
Throughout October, you are invited to meet hundreds of Chicago visual artists at exhibitions, workshops, open studios, tours, neighborhood art walks and more in venues across the city. Presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs in collaboration with more than 200 program partners, Chicago Artists Month aims to showcase the extraordinary talent and vibrancy of Chicago’s art community.
This year's theme, "The City as Studio,” explores the impact of the urban environment on Chicago artists and their work, and the contributions that artists make to the vitality of our city. The place where art is imagined and made, whether in a physical or virtual space, affects the idea, the process and the final product. And the art, once created, leaves a mark on the place it occupies. Chicago Artists Month 2010 looks at how the city influences art and artists, and how artists transform the city by contributing to civic dialogue and quality of life.

• Spaces Speak, Are You Listening? Experiencing Aural Architecture by Barry Blesser and Linda-Ruth Salter:
• Tony Schwartz:

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Inspiraling: Telematic Jazz Explorations @ NYU - UCSD

Inspiraling: Sun Jun 13 - 7:00 PM

San Diego 4:00 pm PDT

Admission Free.

NYC: 35 W. 4th Street, 6th Floor, New York NY, 10012. Music Technology Program, Steinhardt School, New York University. 7:00pmEDT

SAN DIEGO: Calit2, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0436. Center for Research and Computing in the Arts (CRCA). Click here for irections. 4:00pmEDT

An unprecedented concert of new jazz works with renowned composers and performers for the telematic music medium. Telematic music is real-time performance via the internet by musicians in different geographic locations. Performers will be located in New York and San Diego, playing together as one trans-continental ensemble in real-time and "real-space". There will be local audiences as well as a world-wide webcast. The music explores elements of jazz fused with artistic properties of telematic technology including multiplicity, heterophony, swing, polyphony, synchronicity, and nodality. The transparent densities and intensities are manifested to create this new music reality of telematic jazz.

Composers - Mark Dresser, Gerry Hemingway, Oliver Lake, Sarah Weaver
San Diego Performers - Hafez Modirzadeh, saxophone, Michael Dessen, trombone, Alex Cline, percussion, Mark Dresser, contrabass
New York Performers - Amir ElSaffar, trumpet, Oliver Lake, saxophone, Min Xiao-Fen, pipa, Gerry Hemingway, percussion, Sarah Weaver, conductor
Coordinators - Mark Dresser and Sarah Weaver

Co-Presented by Roulette Intermedia, Inc.

Monday, March 8, 2010

telematic events in 2010


ResoNations Panel Videoconference

April 9, 2010 / 4:00PM-5:30PM EDT
Presented by the Music Technology Program Lecture Series, Steinhardt School, New York University

An international videoconference on the groundbreaking international telematic music concert for peace, ResoNations. Panelists will make presentations on the ResoNations concert and the ongoing project. Performance highlights will be shown. Local and online international audiences will participate in discussion.

ResoNations was an international telematic music concert for peace November 21, 2009 12:30amGMT performed by twenty-six renowned musicians in five international locations: United Nations Headquarters in New York, University of California San Diego, The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, Queens University Belfast, and Dongguk University in Seoul with support from the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Telematic music is real-time performance via the internet by musicians in different geographic locations. Four new contemporary music works for peace were performed by the composite ensemble: Hope's Dream by Mark Dresser and Sarah Weaver, Disparate Bodies by Pedro Rebelo, Rock, Paper, Scissors by Chris Chafe, and Green-colored Harmony by Jun Kim. The performance took place on high-bandwidth internet with JackTrip audio software developed by Chris Chafe and Access Grid video software developed at Argonne National Laboratory. There were audiences in each location and a world-wide webcast.

ResoNations was part of the annual Innovation Talks Symposia held at the United Nations Headquarters New York by World Association of Former United Nations Internes and Fellows (WAFUNIF), a United Nations Peace Messenger. WAFUNIF Arts For Peace and the Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations sponsored the event. Arts for Peace has also worked with artists Mark Dresser and Sarah Weaver as a sponsor of Deep Tones for Peace, another recent telematic music project, and looks forward to further opportunities to support the work of the United Nations through telematic music and technology.

Greeting: Dr. Agnieszka Roginska, Associate Director, Assistant Professor, Music Technology Program, Steinhardt School, New York University
Introductions: Dr. Robert Rowe, Vice-Chair, Director of Music Composition, Steinhardt School, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, New York University
Dean Sally Blount, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Undergraduate College, Advisor to the President and Provost for Global Integration, New York University

Panelists and Audience Locations:

Site 1
New York University, Steinhardt School, Music Technology Program
Public Audience: 35 West 4th Street, 6th Floor Conference Room, New York, New York 10003

Sarah Weaver, Moderator
ResoNations Coordinator, Composer, Performer, United Nations Site Director
Arts for Peace Music and Technology Director, World Association of Former United Nations Internes and Fellows (WAFUNIF)
Graduate Student, Music Technology Program, Steinhardt School, New York University
Dean Leslie
ResoNations United Nations Site Director
Presidential Attaché, Arts for Peace Director, World Association of Former United Nations Internes and Fellows (WAFUNIF)

Frank Dominguez
ResoNations Development
Arts for Peace Development Director, World Association of Former United Nations Internes and Fellows (WAFUNIF)

Pedro Rebelo
ResoNations Composer, Performer, Belfast Site Director
Professor, Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) Queen's University Belfast

Franziska Schroeder
ResoNations Performer, Belfast Site Director
Professor, Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) Queen's University Belfast

Woon Seung Yeo
ResoNations Performer, Technologist, Seoul Site Director
Professor, Audio and Interactive Media (AIM) Lab, Graduate School of Culture Technology (GSCT), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Seoul, Republic of Korea

Site 2
University of California San Diego, Calit2 at UCSD
Public Audience: Atkinson Hall, Room 2004, UCSD - La Jolla, California 92093-0037

Mark Dresser
ResoNations Composer, Performer, San Diego Site Director
Dean's Fund for Innovation in Arts and Humanities, University of California, San Diego
Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA), Professor, University of California, San Diego

Todd Margolis
ResoNations Technologist
Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA), University of California San Diego

Site 3
Stanford University
Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Palo Alto, California

Chris Chafe
ResoNations Coordinator, Composer, Performer, Software Designer, Banff Site Director
iCore Visiting Professor, The Banff Centre
Professor, Director of CCRMA, Stanford University

Site 4
Dongguk University
Musical Arts and Technology (MARTE) Lab, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Jun Kim
ResoNations Composer, Seoul Site Director
Professor, Musical Arts and Technology (MARTE) Lab, Dongguk University

Online Audience Participation:
Multimedia Art Research Centres and Electronic Laboratories (MARCEL) is a permanent high band-width network dedicated to artistic, educational and cultural experimentation, exchange between art and science and collaboration between art and industry with 150 members in 22 countries. Members will view the panel through the MARCEL Access Grid venue and submit questions online.

Public Webcast:
Hosted by the MARCEL Network\

For Full Listing of ResoNations 2009 Musicians, Technologists, and Further Information, View the ResoNations Website

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4/17: Kamal Sabran (Ipoh, Malasia), Dan Godston (Chicago), Bruce Mak (electric guitar), and Michael Staron (upright bass)

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5/12: "Jazz Telemotions: A Networked Trio Concert" by Mark Dresser, Myra Melford, and Michael Dessen with media artist John Crawford and scenic designer Victoria Petrovich

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6/12: "Inspiraling: Telematic Jazz Explorations"

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Check soon for more updates. If you know about any upcoming telematic events, please write info about them in the comment section, and this will be updated. Thanks.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

audio from recent telematic performance events

April 17th performance event with musicians in Chicago and Malaysia
1st segment, 2nd segment, 3rd segment, 4th segment, 5th segment, 6th segment, 7th segment


Sonic Bridge 2 (March 23rd)
1st segment, 2nd segment, 3rd segment, 4th segment, 5th segment, 6th segment, 7th segment, 8th segment, 9th segment, 10th segment

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Fourth Annual Chicago Calling event at Brown Rice (October 2nd)
performers included: Jon Godston (soprano saxophone / Chicago), Gregory O'Drobinak — Arc of the Oven / Chicago), Williwaw (amplified ukulele / Glasgow), Steve Dalachinsky (poetry / New York City), Jim Ryan (kalimba / Oakland, Dan Godston (trumpet / Chicago), Michael Staron (bass / Chicago), and Jimmy Bennington (drums / Chicago)
first segment, second segment

CCAF4 performance event -- musicians at WNUR and Mills College (October 8th):
Performers at WNUR included Saalik Ziyad (vocals), Jayve Montgomery (reeds and percussion), Dan Godston (trumpet), Mike Staron (upright bass), and Matt Weston (percussion). Performers at Mills College included Karl A.D. Evangelista (guitar), Eric Glick Rieman (piano, toy piano, celeste, melodica), Curtis McKinney (bass), Lona Kozik (piano), Drew Ceccato (reeds), and Krzysztof Golinski (drumset)
1st segment (7:16), 2nd segment (11:08), 3rd segment (10:11), 4th segment (5:00), 5th segment (7:47), 6th segment (6:33), 7th segment (9:42), 8th segment (11:22), entire audio file (1 hr 9 min)

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Chicago-New Orleans panel discussion (October 11th)

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If you have been involved with a telematic performance event recently, and you'd like to let people know about audio, video, or other kinds of documentation that happened, please comment below and this can be updated with more info and links. Thanks.