Archive | February 21, 2012

Bread, Samba and Kitchen Music: Bread Houses Network EVENT!

Nadezhda Savova uses a simple breadmaking technique to create change through tactile, round table dialogue around the world… The Bread Houses Network and MIMA Brooklyn present Bread, Samba and Kitchen Music 6-8:30pm, Sunday, February 26, 2012 MIMA Academy, 124 Washington Ave, Brooklyn NY $5 fee (includes the bread-making materials and honey) Event hosted by Nadezhda Savova […]

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@aiww

An individual who makes an effort can make an impact (Ai Weiwei giving a TED talk, speaking about the link between his creative work and social activism) Aaron & I worked together on this project. The original inspiration came from thinking about the potential for sound as a medium suited to small acts of protest […]

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Resonant Frequency sound project

Update: I appreciated Shannon Mattern’s encouragement to consider historical precedents to my project such as those discussed in the work De Architectura (“On Architecture”) of Vitruvius. This type of historical contextualization is invaluable for considering the contemporary situation and appropriate design. What follows is a writeup that chronicles the development of my thoughts regarding my […]

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Sound Experiment: Waterways

Waterways Context: I was inspired by Valerie Tevere’s work with CUNY Staten Island, where her and partner set up a pirate radio station on the Staten Island Ferry. I began thinking about the connection between waterways and sound and the parallels between waves, which are visible and sound waves, which, as Kahn and Whitehead observe […]

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Where are you from?

Lauren Gianni Jeremiah Pietroniro Civic Media, Tactical Design Conceptualizing and Performing Sound Assignment     Sound is the idea of transition – that you are moving through space – but it can also contribute to a loss of sense of place. Our sound piece inspired by Walter Ruttman’s “Weekend,” is an ensemble of sounds collected […]

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Carrier Women of East DR Congo

More than sounds and noises I want to explore voices and discours. The interaction of someone listening to what someone is saying is at the core of this project. At first I wanted make a digital version of the “Tree of Secret”. Before, when you needed to share a secret, you would go and find […]

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Sound experiment: In search of “feminine” musical instruments

“He [Alberto Savinio] broke the piano! Now that’s what I call a musician!” – Guillaume Apollinaire In “Gender Trouble,” Judith Butler argues that gender is brought into being through repeated acts; therefore it is performative rather than being intrinsic. “Feminine” musical instruments foster experimental body movement in the opposite sense of classical dance and music, […]

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Using Sound for Immigrant Refugee Rights

Re-fusing Refuge Powerpoint Re-fusing Refuge: Connecting Separated Cambodian-Americans from Philadelphia explores Cambodian-American family histories impacted by displacement, genocide, war, poverty, discrimination, harsh legal systems, separation from family members and removal to a strange ‘homeland’.  Re-fusing Refuge traces the challenges confronting Cambodian-Americans, illustrating their perseverance in the face of trauma and a devastating legal system that […]

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NOISE CITY

Since the 1930s New York City has been fighting noise. From Mayor Fiorello La Guardia’s “War on Noise” to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s “Operation Silent Night”, an attempt to “protect the sensitive and the infirm from the ravages of urban din” has today become the systematic identification and decimation of quality of life compromising noise. In […]

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Sound Mapping Trough Time and Space

The German avant grade radio movement came into being when radio became possible. They considered sound as a medium with unique potential.  “In the beginnings… every broadcast was an experiment, every production was an attempt to improve the quality of the sound, to find ways to balance music, sound effects and voice, to create and […]

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:: protest for three cassettes ::

protest for three cassettes Protest For Three Cassettes is the introduction to a larger body of lived sound, that is, experiential sound. This form of experiential sound is produced by the audience, progresses with participation, and presents communal experiences and ideologies as nodes of access. Recorded with the use of one iPhone and two microcassettes, […]

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DEPT OF ENVIRO PROTECTION: SOUND ADVISORY

Important Bulletin: You’re advised to bring your earphones and your fully charged cellphones to today’s class. Thank you for your cooperation, C de Klerk Minister of Sound END

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Graphic (Musical) Notation

In the course of my research into sound maps, I saw that scoudscape artist Murray Schafer works in graphic notation, and thought that would be relevant to share here. Graphic notation is the practice of committing score to the page through graphic representation rather than with the traditional musical notes and staff. This initiates a […]

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Mapping sound in a contested area

I’ve been interested in the conflict that surrounds eminent domain since I read about the case, Kelo v. City of New London. Eminent domain gives the government the power to take private property (that is economically blighted) for public use with the requirement that the government provides “just compensation” Eminent domain is typically used to […]

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One Language: A Sound Experiment

By Jimena and Maria In 1998, Jacques Derrida published Monolingualism of the Other, an interesting reflection on issues such as identity, language, citizenship, and colonialism. Derrida confessed his personal history to analyze how exclusions -as the one he faced- “come to leave their mark upon this belonging or non-belonging of language, this affiliation to language, this […]

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