Soundscape & Hörspiel Project

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SOUNDSCAPE & HOERSPIEL 08"A Diamond in the Mud"

Location: Literaturhaus Basel → info
Listening Hours: Thursday to Saturday 10am to 5pm

Exhibition Host: Literaturhaus Basel → about

Introduction to the Project

A DIAMOND IN THE MUD
A Miniature Audio Exhibition of Stereophonic Soundscape & Hörspiel Works


Project Concept

The “Diamond in the Mud” Project addresses areas of the senses that Westerners tend to overlook. It is also an Asian concept rooted in Buddhism that self-cultivation can be developed at home as a householder and is not merely confined to a temple or monastery. It has been said by Buddhists that enlightened beings are those who "grew" out of the "mud" of the material world. So, like the lotus flower, which penetrates through sullied mud and water, but emerges unspoiled, enlightened beings are beautiful and pure even though they grow up in the material world. The phrase “a diamond in the mud” is an analogy for this and in keeping with it, the Digital Art Weeks would like to issue this call to sound artists and hörspiel authors to submit stereophonic soundscape works in regard to the beautiful and the sullied. The works will be chosen on their ability to transcend the listeners into a “moment of tranquilly” and out of the confines of the everyday, or as expressed in the Diamond Sutra: “Dwell upon nothing and produce the pure mind.”

Playback System

Constructed as a dock for Apple’s famed iPod, the iCarta stereophonic audio playback system will be used to play back all of the selected works. The systems not only offers an interesting solution for public pod-casting, but it also acts uniquely as a bathroom dispenser for the indispensable: Le papier toilette.


Relevant Links:
http://www.apple.com/de/itunes/
http://www.atechflash.com/products%20AFT.html


LISTENING ROOM

SOUNDSCAPE WORKS


The Month I Met You (4:59), Urduja Manaoag → more → mp3

Formant (4:32) Aaron Acosta → more → mp3

Manipulationship (3:23), Nicolas Dion → more → mp3

The Lost Cosmonauts (4:48), Kurt Schlegel → more → mp3

Castle Creek (3:19), Jeremy Baguyos → more → mp3

Ciguri (4:12), Felipe Otondo → more → mp3

Impetus (7:22), Mike Crain → more → mp3

Flowering (6:01), Chi-Hsia Lai → more → mp3

Samadhi (4:57), Chien-Weng Cheng → more → mp3

Camminamento S-Mascherante 1 (2:13), Davide Tidoni → more → mp3

Study on Morning Religion (3:34), Benjamin Furhmann → more → mp3

Calidociclo V (5:00), John Garcia Rueda → more → mp3

Strings (5:00), Helena Wee → more → mp3



HOERSPIEL WOKRS & SONIC POETRY WORKS


In The Beginning (5:00), Petri Kuljuntausta → more → mp3

The Origami Leaf (3:23), Manuella Blackburn → more → mp3

Alluvion (5:05), Robert Dow → more → mp3

Rowboat, Portage and Dan (4:59), David Braden → more → mp3

Letzte Gebärde offener Münder (4:51), Christian Banasik → more → mp3

Herbert Stencil als Orpheus Verkleidet in der Unterwelt (5:52), Raoul Haarmann → more → mp3

Auditory Scenes: We Are Still Young to Play This Game (4:17), Lo Yun Ting → more →mp3

Profondeurs (4;53), Paul Dibley → more → mp3

Death Among Apple Trees (3:08), Lisa Whistlecroft → more → mp3


Worry Worry Worry (1:00), Sarah Boothroyd → more → mp3

I Occupe U (1:20), Luca Forcucci → more → mp3

Living Apart, (3:25), Robert Voisey → more → mp3

Three Poems (1:06), Andrew J. Jones → more → mp3

Attached to a Self (3:57), Amina Cain → more → mp3

Radio Ghosts (3:04), Mike Vernusky → more → mp3

Shuffleboardwalking Sheffield Shields (3:19), Ed Osborn → more → mp3

Attached to a Self (3:57), Amina Cain → more → mp3

I Don't Know (3:24), Bruno Bresani & Vera Van der Poel → more → mp3


We thank all of the artists who submitted works and the organizers and sponsor of the DAW08 for making this event possible.


PROGRAM NOTES


Title: The Month I Met You
Author: Urduja Manaoag
Year of Production: 2008
Place of Production: Geneve

The month I met you has been created with a digital field recording I took of a large Buddhist bell I was striking on upon my first visit to Geneva in 2006. I create many sounds from this single recording by working with different digital software and hardware to transform the sound of the bell. Working in this method and composing the soundscape with meditative and subtle narratives, repetition, distortion, stillness expresses my own personal heart sutra. While composing I recall upon my meditation experiences from day to day life as well as from living at a Buddhisttemple in 2003.

Born in Detroit US, Philippine by origin. I studied visual arts and electronic music in London, England and currentlyattend a multi-disciplinary research studies postgraduate in Geneva, Switzerland.


Title: Formant
Author: Aaron Acosta
Year of Production: 2008
Place of Production: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Formant is an electroaccustic piece that uses formant filters, granular synthesis and East Indian samples to create a layered environment that emphasizes a subtle nature in the soundsacpe. In the multitude of sound there is a clearness.

Aaron Acosta is a graduate from the College of Santa Fe with a BA in Sound Design in Media in 2002. He is involved with electro acoustic composition as well as more traditional composition and currently resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


Title: Manipulationship
Author: Nicolas Dion
Year of Production: 2003
Place of Production: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The title refers to a relationship that revolves around manipulation behaviors. However, the piece was meant as a suspended moment, peaceful and meditative, no matter how disruptive the surroundings are.

Nicolas Dion is one of the core members of Le Son 666 audio art collective. He performs solo as Darcin, with a netrelease entitled Parc, on the Panospria/NoType Netlabel. He also plays in 2 groups: Minibloc, and Intercom (the canadian one...).


Title: Camminamento S-mascherante 1 (SoundWalkScapes, 2006)
Author: Davide Tidoni
Year of Production: 2006
Place of Production: Florence, Italy

In SoundWalkScapes I attempted to define and document certain physical/corporeal expressions induced by the sono-spatial forms of the sonic garden during the listening and the physical experience. Creating a rapport with the spatial element and the "rhythmicity" of the location, I interpreted and re-arranged the presence of the sound diffusion exploiting behavioural techniques in stereophonic recording.

Davide Tidoni is a sound-space researcher and a constantly deepening listener. I continue a path of personal study that utilizes the expressive potentiality of environments and of electro-acoustic sound. I had the chance to learn and work with Mirko Sabatini, Tristan Honsinger, Andres Bosshard, Butch Morris, Raffaella Giordano, Sound and Experience Design…


Title: The Lost Cosmonauts
Author: Kurt Schlegel
Year of Production: 2006
Place of Production: Downstairs studio

The Lost Cosmonaut project is based on a collaboration between artists and a research group investigating the application of the interactive paper platform in an artistic setting for interactive narratives and story writing. A user sits in a fairly dark room in front of a semicircular desk. The wall in front of the user contains a large round hole which is used as a screen for projecting digital information. On the desk there is a Nokia Digital Pen and three documents forming part of an interactive narrative: a star map, a book, and a collection of love letters. Ambient sound in combination with artificial lighting is applied to generate different moods.

Kurt Schlegel (born 1958 in Lörrach, Germany),studied in Germany music, works as as a music teacher, specialized in composing music for multimedia installations und video projects.


Title: Castle Creek
Author: Jeremy Baguyos
Year of Production: 2008
Place of Production: Aspen Music Festival Studios, Aspen, CO, USA
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“Castle Creek” was written in the summer of 2008 in Aspen, Colorado. Although, the title is a direct reference to a creek that runs through the campus of the Aspen Music School, the work is a general programmatic depiction of all the rivers and creeks in the Aspen area that provide an underlying meditative calm to the intensity of the Aspen Music Festival. The work relies on a handful of short motives that are manipulated in a variety of ways and judiciously layered to create a new take on an old theme. This is not a romanticized babbling brook. This is a river that drowns urban apprehensions. The entire work is synthesized and exhausts the possibilities of one cusomized timbre.

Jeremy Baguyos is currently Assistant Professor of Music Technology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. His current projects include research on the music of Mario Davidovsky and platform-independent design of databases for orchestra and opera music libraries. layered to create a new take on an old theme. This is not a romanticized babbling brook. This is a river that drowns urban apprehensions. The entire work is synthesized and exhausts the possibilities of one cusomized timbre.


Title: Calidociclo V
Author: John Garcia Rueda
Year of Production: 2007
Place of Production: Bogotá, Colombia

Notes: n.a.

John García AKA Jade (Há-de) is a Colombian composer born in Bogotá. He focuses his work on the study and composition of soundscapes. His major interest consists in sound exploration with both acoustic and electro-acoustic tools. Improvisation and poetry also play an important role in his life. Calidociclo V resembles the flowness of a ceremonial indigenous space. It is the soundscape of an imaginary tribal environment. The piece was composed having on mind the idea of simplicity. Through circular movements, silence, wood and metallic sounds, I tried to create moments in capes of sound that call for a meditative state.


Title: Ciguri
Author: Otondo Felipe
Year of Production: 2008
Place of Production: York, United Kingdom

This work was developed using part of the music for the dance theatre piece To have done with the judgment of Artaud commissioned by Base Theatre for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2007. The composition is inspired in the writings of Antonin Artaud among the Tarahumara Indians in Mexico and is structured as different states of intensity stemming from the ritual of the peyote. The piece explores the inharmonic timbral character of different types of bell sounds blended and contrasted in an expanding and contracting time framework that varies from rhythms to textures of irregular sounds.

Born in 1972 in Santiago, Chile, studied composition with Anders Brødsgaard, Roger Marsh and Ambrose Field. Has done mostly electroacoustic music, music for theatre and dance, interactive works and sound installations. His music has been played in festivals in Europe, Asia and the Americas.


Title: Impetus
Author: Mike Crain
Year of Production: 2008
Place of Production: Sacremento

Let the Impetus of harmonies impede all but your auditory senses. Exploring different rhythmic ideas on a vibraphone, a series of loops are created thus creating different melodic lines. The vibrations implore me to use some bowing to create this deep, rich, resonance of Sound with an impulsion of ethereal qualities to console you; Soothe you; and Guide you in a refreshing instance of Time. It’s a fillip to embrace; a stimulus to revere; a peace to cherish.

Mike is an award winning composer and percussionist living in Northern California. He has written for strings, percussion, piano, brass, chamber ensembles, and full orchestra. Mike has also played with some of the most prestigious performing ensembles and musicians in the US. Currently, he’s having fun looping and improvising


Title: Flowering
Author: Chi-Hsia Lai
Year of Production: 2008
Place of Production: Australia

Flowering was realised in SuperCollider. The entire composition was a result of the manipulation of six pre-recorded sound materials in total of 33 seconds. These sound materials include a gamelan gong and a Thai gong. By changing various sound parameters and scheduling multiple sound events, the original sound source was stretched into a six-minute music. The composition aims to create an atmosphere of a sacred ritual where a dance for the process of flowering took place.

Chi-Hsia Lai was born in Taichung, Taiwan. As an active musician, Chi-Hsia has performed with a number of orchestras and chamber music groups in Australia. Besides her interest in contemporary music, she also has a keen interest in computer music. Her current research project looks into performance practices in media spaces.


Title: Samadhi
Author: Chien-Wen Cheng
Year of Production: 2004
Place of Production: United States

Samadhi, a terminology in Buddhism and Hinduism, is a state of deep meditation contemplation that leads to higher consciousness. Inspired by the thinking of Buddhism and with my personal experiences and preference of practicing meditation, I try, in this piece, to convey an imagery of deep meditation and concentration and to create a mysterious atmosphere of oriental religions. The techniques mainly include convolution, granular synthesis, time-stretch, pitch change, morphing, spectral filtering. The processed sounds are arranged and mixed musically to achieve coherence and to create the imagery of the ideal world according to oriental religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism.

Chien-Wen Cheng received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Music Composition at the University of North Texas, where he studied music composition with specialization in computer music. Currently, he works as an adjunct assistant professor at National Kaohsiung Normal University in Taiwan.


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Title: Strings
Author: Helena Wee
Year of Production: 2005
Place of Production: London, UK

What's hidden inside our heads? Is our view of the world set by the time we are 10? Can science unpuzzle everything? Can kitsch be simultaneously superficial and profound? Can the combination of expert and lay knowledge produce a new multiply subjective paradigm? Are technology and architecture just the latest stages of our evolution? All these questions and more are fascinating to me. Sometimes the best ideas happen at the most mundane times; waiting for a bus, in the shower, sitting on the toilet... It is at these times, when our minds are not focused on anything in particular, that we gain an unexpected freedom. The dominant structures of our lives fall away. Patterns, previously hidden, slowly reveal themselves. Our thoughts wander.The Second Law of Thermodynamics states that entropy always increases. Eventually everything breaks down. When the universe ends only randomness will remain. Maybe all we are is a collection of tiny vibrating strings of energy. Different frequencies account for invisible particles and alternative planes of existence. Elegant symphonies of randomness and chaos, each movement varying in tone and colour.

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HOERSPIEL WORKS PROGRAMME NOTES


Title: The Origami Leaf
Author: Manuela Blackburn
Year of Production: 2007
Place of Production: Novars Research Centre, The University of Manchester, UK

Origami is the art of economy - a few simple folds can suggests an animal or shape and with slight modifications an entirely different creation can appear. The Origami Leaf is abstract in character. Once it reaches the ground its crisp texture crunches and cracks, and dissipates outwards.

Manuella Blackburn was born in London in 1984. She went on to gain a bachelors degree in Music at The University of Manchester followed by a Masters in Electroacoustic Composition, gaining a Distinction and the Peter J Leonard Composition Prize. She began a PhD at the University of Manchester, September 2006, and is currently studying with the supervision of Dr Ricardo Climent and Dr David Berezan with support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).


Title: Alluvion
Author: Robert Dow
Year of Production: 1998
Place of Production: Edinburgh

Alluvion (1998) was commissioned by BBC Radio Scotland as part of their series of Domesday Soundscapes: a set of short 'sonic postcards' from various parts of Scotland intended for broadcast. Much of the source material was recorded on Harris, one of Scotland's Western Isles, during the previous year. Rather than a depiction or an aural snapshot of Harris, Alluvion is intended to be a personal response to the island and the experience of its bleak, isolated, beauty.

Robert Dow (b. 1964, Oakland) is a composer of electroacoustic music living in Scotland. He studied composition at the University of Birmingham under Jonty Harrison. He is currently Senior Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.


Title: In The Beginning
Author: Petri Kuljuntausta
Year of Production: 2001 (edited 2008)
Place of Production: Meadow Path studio

I made this soundscape recording by installing a binaural microphones at the left and right sides of a hand-made wooden bird nest. The recording place was in my home garden at Meadow Path, Helsinki Finland. While young birds (Ficedula hypoleuca) waited their food they kept chirping every now and then. When the bird parents come back to the nest, the nest is immediately full of joyous sounds; sounds of chirping and flapping wings. Behind the bird sounds it is possible to hear sounds of human culture. Only a few hours after this recording the young birds left the nest.

Petri Kuljuntausta is a composer, performer and sound artist. In close collaboration with natural scientists, he has composed an underwater music and made music out of whale calls and the sounds of the northern lights. Environmental sounds, live-electronics, improvisation and collaborations with media artists have influenced him as a composer.


Title: The Origami Leaf
Author:Manuella Blackburn
Year of Production: 2007
Place of Production: Novars Research Centre, The University of Manchester, UK

Origami is the art of economy - a few simple folds can suggests an animal or shape and with slight modifications an entirely different creation can appear. The Origami Leaf is abstract in character. Once it reaches the ground its crisp texture crunches and cracks, and dissipates outwards.

Manuella Blackburn was born in London in 1984. She went on to gain a bachelors degree in Music at The University of Manchester followed by a Masters in Electroacoustic Composition, gaining a Distinction and the Peter J Leonard Composition Prize. She began a PhD at the University of Manchester, September 2006, and is currently studying with the supervision of Dr Ricardo Climent and Dr David Berezan with support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).


Title: Rowboat, Portage and Dan
Author: David Braden
Year of Production: 2008
Place of Production: Oakland, CA

Rowboat, Portage and Dan" combines the sounds of an air mattress pump, an environmental recording of rowing on the lake with rusty oar locks, and the ethereal voice of a bus driver. Sounds were recorded on an iRiver mp3 player. Effects were added using AudioMulch 1.0 and edited using Audacity.

David Braden lives in Oakland. My work has been presented at the Electric Rainbow Coalition Festival in 2003, and the Portland Sound Poetry Festival in 2004. My work has been accepted in several on-line websites including ubuweb.com and has been remixed/sampled by DJ SilverFoxx in England and Ralph Lichtensteiger.


Title: Profondeurs
Author: Paul Dibley
Year of Production: 2008
Place of Production: Oxford, UK

Simplicity; the mundane; sounds that envelop our lives: these all prove irresistible for sonic intercourse and expansion.

Paul Dibley is a Senior Lecturer in Music and Director of the Electroacoustic Studios at Oxford Brookes University, UK. In 2003 Paul completed a PhD in composition with Professor Jonty Harrison at the University of Birmingham, UK. www.pauldibley.com


Title: Death Amoung Apple Trees
Author: Lisa Whistlecroft
Year of Production: 2007
Place of Production: Lancaster

Two characters, two aspects of a fragmented personality. Trapped – one in certainty, one in incomprehension – they exist in different spaces; but fear and darkness breach safety barriers, and certainty dissolves and drowns. Can ultimate peace be found in - or under - the waves? This piece is taken from the score for a dance piece 'The Saturated Moment'. The original theatre work was choreographed by Nigel Stewart, danced by Dominique Bulgin, presented by Sap Dance, and initially created through the Artists' Programme of Chisenhale Dance.

Lisa Whistlecroft lives in the wet and windy north-west of England. By day she works at Lancaster University and by night she composes soundscape and radiophonic pieces. Sometimes she sleeps



Title: Letzte Gebärde offener Münder
Author: Christian Banasik
Year of Production: 2001/05
Place of Production: Düsseldorf, private studio

Poems written by Michael Wuestefeld provide the poetic and tonal basis of this piece. The timber of the voice belongs to one of the planes which structure the piece. Furthermore, I developed a text analysis form for the written words consisting of seven groups of phonemes. These groups, combined with algorithmic models, control the form of the piece and every single sound object. Using an self-designed application in MAX, I was able to work with the different combinations of numbers which have been used for musical parameters such as material, duration, rhythm, stereophonic position and density. The semantic characteristic of the text objects depends on real-time calculations that, from time to time, create something like a new synthetic language or atomic word cells.

Christian Banasik (b. 1963) studied composition with Gunther Becker and Dimitri Terzakis at the Robert Schumann Academy of Music in Dusseldorf and with Hans Zender at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt. His instrumental and electronic pieces have been featured in concerts and radio programs throughout Europe as well as in the Americas, Asia and Australia. Beside live electronics and computer music, Banasik has produced works for tape, radio plays and film soundtracks.


Title: Auditory Scenes: We Are Still Young to Play This Game
Author: Lo Yun Ting
Year of Production: 2008
Place of Production: Hong Kong

In a hot summer night, we went back to the time of childhood by playing various games. We still young to play this game. This work is one of the atmosphere of the game. Dedicated to all of my friends in that night

Born in 1984. Edwin Lo, sound artist, field recordist and phonographer form Hong kong. Through different experiments on sound -whatever in computer or in recording process -he tries to think sound as an object of desire, as haunting memories and experiences, and articulation of our consciousness and awareness.


Title: Herbert Stencil als Orpheus Verkleidet in der Unterwelt
Author: Raoul Haarmann
Year of Production: 2007
Place of Production: Klangkunstlabor/Berlin

The title of the radio drama refers to T. Pynchons book "V". Stencil pursues in his obsessiv search for V. strange Notes and lets them be part of his fantasy. The various metamorphoses of V. are traced in historical chapters, but are only in Stencils private fantasies. "Herbert Stencil disguised as Orpheus in the Underworld (for V.)" could be a possible episode of the book.

Haarmann works as a Composer for stage, radiodrama and installation.


Title: Auditory Scenes: we are still young to play this game
Author: Lo Yun Ting
Year of Production: 2008
Place of Production: Hong Kong

In a hot summer night, we went back to the time of childhood by playing various games. We still young to play this game. This work is one of the atmosphere of the game.Dedicated to all of my friends in that night.

Born in 1984. Edwin Lo, sound artist, field recordist and phonographer form Hong kong. Through different experiments on sound - whatever in computer or in recording process - he tries to think sound as an object of desire, as haunting memories and experiences, and articulation of our consciousness and awareness on listening.


SONIC POETRY WORKS PROGRAMME NOTES


Title: Shuffleboardwalking - Episode 2: Sheffield Shields
Author: Ed Osborn
Year of Production: 1998
Place of Production: Tornio, Finland

Shuffleboardwalking this absence is a series of several short audio meditations that attempt to emulate the condition of the interior monologue by creating personal stream-of-consciousness soundscapes. Layered over binaurally-recorded, real-time, audio-verite scenes recorded while traveling far from home are segments of spoken text, fragments of music, and a variety of other dislocated sounds. A fabricated glimpse into the thoughts of another, Shuffleboardwalking offers a simulation of an audio mind. The episode here, "Sheffield Shields," uses the acoustic scene of a cricket game as a starting point for the meditation.

Ed Osborn works with many forms of electronic media including installation, video, sound, and, performance. He has performed and exhibited worldwide and is on the faculty of the Visual Art Department at Brown University.


Title: Living Apart
Author: Robert Voisey
Year of Production: 1996
Place of Production: Vox Novus

Living Apart is an audio musing about Anne's two-year stay in India, when she wrote her collection of poems, "India Songs." Combining the philosophical, the abstract and the sensual, the poetry of Anne Cammon is at once ardent and restless. India Songs has been released on the collection "Beauty Keeps Laying its Sharp Knife Against Me" released on LOGOchrysalis Production.

Robert Voisey's compositions oscillate from Ambient to Romantic, often featuring his own voice as the primary instrument. Originating from a nontraditional education, he embraces a variety of media for his music. As Founder of Vox Novus, he pioneers innovative approaches to promote, and disseminate the music of today's composers.


Title: I Occupe U
Author: Luca Forcucci
Year of Production: 2008
Place of Production: Switzerland

This a sound work based on the voice. 3 languages (Italian, French and English) give different timbres.The sentences react to each other like a machine which forget is role and decide to have another one (Hal?). I decided to work on poetry like you work with break beat, maybe between dubstep and futurism, maybe...

Luca Forcucci is composer, performer and sound artist. His work has been produced by Al Comet. His latest project, 2 Humans & The Cosmos, explores the interaction between live musicians and electronic music. Luca graduated with a Masters in Sonic Arts from the Queens University of Belfast.


Three Poems
Author: Andrew J Jones
Year of Production: 2008
Place of Production: Amsterdam, Netherlands

3 Poems is a fusion/confusion of two pieces from my book Selfish Monologues and one new piece composed of scraps from my notebooks. The combination of all three into one reading created a babble much like that which can be heard in the mind of one/me struggling with faith and the notion of a higher consciousness.

I am a poet and language artist from New York living and working for the past ten years in The Netherlands. My poems and prose pieces have appeared in a variety of print and online journals as well as in my two books Paradise and Selfish Monologues. www.ajjones.org


Title: Attached to a Self
Author:Amina Memory Cain
Year of Production: 2007
Place of Production: n.a.

"Attached to a Self" is a piece of writing that takes place in a Zen Buddhist monastery, but questions the narrator's ties to it, and to her relationships to others, and to herself. In the story, The Diamond Sutra is studied, or the story shows someone studying it. Nothing is fixed, and still the narrator is human, and therefore pure, struggling to understand the world around her. A voice, in particular moments, can be a relaxing sound, and I submit a recorded version of the story hoping to provide a "moment of tranquility" in my reading of it.

Amina Cain writes stories that revolve quietly around human relationality, landscape and emptiness. Her first book, entitled I Go to Some Hollow, will be published by Les Figues Press in January of 2009. Also in January, in Chicago, she will co-curate When Does It or You Begin? (Memory as Innovation), a month long writing, performance, and video festival. She lives in Los Angeles.


Title: Radio Ghosts
Author: Mike Vernusky
Year of Production: 2008
Place of Production: Personal Studio

Excerpted from the electro-theatre collaboration with playwright Greg Romero premiered in New York City. Their collaborative work RADIO GHOSTS is a multi-layered piece that combines live performance and sound, creating a real-time bending, performative conversation between what is live, composed, and what is beyond the imagination. This excerpt is from the final scene for act 1, where Lorna speaks into the Pacific Ocean, hoping to hear the voice of her lost lover. The washes of noise are a blending of natural and synthesized types of noise. If you listen closely you might hear the call returned.

Mike Vernusky is a freelance sound artist. He writes music for theatrical environments through the use of electronics, and won the 1st Prize in the Digital Art Awards in Tokyo.


Title: I Don't Know
Author: Bruno Bresani
Year of Production: 2008
Place of Production: Amsterdam-Barcelona

Take from a conference in London given by the Dalai Lama, the piece was not dealt with the knowledge about the impossibility of being before everything.

Born in Recife (Brazil), at the age of 6 I moved to Mexico where I was educated and lived most of my life. As an adult, I have lived in Edinburgh (Scotland) and Sao Paulo (Brazil), finally moving to Barcelona (Spain) where I recently completed a Masters Degree in Digital Arts. As a Visual Artist, I've mainly used photography as a support for my work, also specializing in videos and installations. Migration and the amalgam of cultural diversity are an essential part of my work, and as well of my life.


Title: Worry Worry Worry
Author: Sarah Boothroyd
Year of Production: 2008
Place of Production: Canada

Worry Worry Worry is a one-minute meditation on anxiety and machines in modern life. It includes narrative clips from the 1957 public domain infomercial, The Relaxed Wife.

Sarah Boothroyd's work is frequently heard on CBC Radio in Canada, and has also been featured on BBC Radio 4, Resonance FM, WFMU in New York, Chicago Public Radio, and on the Deep Wireless CD compilations. Her sound art has been presented at the Radio Without Boundaries Festival in Toronto, at the International Features Conference in Denmark and Bulgaria, and at the Association of Women in Radio and Television Conference in Nairobi. Sarah's talents have been recognized in competitions held by New Adventures in Sound Art, the Third Coast International Audio Festival, and the European Broadcasting Union.


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