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Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 14:34

Two workshops for artists & writers by Melody Nixon.

Saturday June 6th, 2 – 4pm
USF Verftet, Georgernes Verft 12
Artist in Residence Studio 2, 3rd floor

Saturday June 20th, 1 – 4pm
Fosse-stova, 1st floor
Litteraturhuset Bergen

Beyond the signifiers of market reception and popularity, every act of creativity has, in essence, value. Yet so much of art instruction and the artist’s life is focused on achieving these external signifiers. This pressure can reduce the pleasure of creation, turn art making into onerous labor, and causing us to overemphasize what writer Laura Kipnis calls the Big Editor or Super Ego in our process.

How can we return to enjoyment of the simple act of creativity? How can we value everything we produce, regardless of its end result?

This participatory workshop investigates reasons for creative blocks, looks at the origin of creativity and creating from the unconscious, then offers exercises for working through and loosening these blocks. Participants will take part in discussion as well as writing exercises, and leave with readings for further exploration. The workshop will be in English (but writing in English is not a requirement). 200 kr / 150 kr. stud / artists (other arrangements are possible if low on funds). Workshop size is limited, so please register in advance by emailing:

About the instructor: Melody Nixon is a writer, editor and teacher from New York City, via New Zealand. She holds an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University. She is the editor of two literary journals — The Common, and Apogee Journal — the second of which she co-founded in 2011 to address a lack of diversity in the American publishing scene. She co-curates a reading series in Harlem, NYC, that has featured international writers like Karen Russell, Sam Lipsyte, Phillip Lopate, Stacey D’Erasmo, and she reads widely around New York. She also teaches weekly classes focused on using writing as a tool of creative healing and social change.

Frederic Font defends his PhD thesis on June 11th

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 14:38
11 Jun 2015 Frederic Font defends his PhD thesis entitled "Tag Recommendation using Folksonomy Information for Online Sound Sharing Platforms" on Thursday June 11th 2015 at 11:00h in room 55.410

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Bande-annonce. "Tour à tour" de Philippe Hurel

IRCAM - Tue, 06/02/2015 - 23:00

Vaste cycle pour orchestre qui joue avec la mémoire, la répétition, les rémanences, les boucles et la variation.

ManiFeste. "Il se trouve que les oreilles n'ont pas de paupières"

IRCAM - Tue, 06/02/2015 - 23:00

Un partage de la scène entre un acteur, un quatuor à cordes, emblème de l’ère classique, et l’électronique.


Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Tue, 06/02/2015 - 15:02

What do women talk about behind closed doors?

For one year now, 15 women in Bergen have shared personal experiences about relationships, gender and identity. At Agalausfestivalen in Voss, the women themselves premier edited abstracts from these talks.

De er fra ulike sosiale og etniske grupper og har på denne tiden provosert hverandre, gjenkjent seg i hverandres erfaringer og overrasket hverandre.

Tar du nok plass? Har du styring i sexlivet? Hvordan var livet som soldat og hvilket forhold har du egentlig til din mor?

Redigerte utdrag fra de nye samtalene urfremføres av kvinnene selv, anonymisert med parykker, kostymer og sminke. Vi starter gjerne nye samtaler med publikum!


Fredag 29.5 16.00 til 20.00

Lørdag 30.5 14.00 til 16.00 ( DJ kveld for sinte, utålmodige mennesker fra kl 21.00)

Søndag 31.5 14.00 til 17.00 (lydinstallasjon og samtaler)

Fullt Soups&Stories program med stemmebruk-workshop, samtaler og debatter ser du på:

Mer om prosjektet:

Når vi deler erfaringer er vi ærlig og prøver å finne frem til erfaringer som skiller seg fra det vi vanligvis deler . Man skal aktivt delta, og med åpent sinn lytte til andres erfaringer og synspunkt. Opptakene av samtalene transkriberes og lages til manus som tas ut i det offentlige rom.

Materialet fremføres ulikt fra gang til gang og arenaene kan være busser, kafeer, gallerier, telt, internett o.l. Manus utvikles av de prosjektansvarlige i samarbeid med deltakere. Deltagerne har taushetsplikt, og stoffet blir anonymisert før det skal ut i offentlig rom.

Prosjektansvarlig: Gitte Sætre: 93050078 og Katrine Meisfjord: 91768705

Produsert i samarbeid med BEK
Støttet av: Bergen kommune, Kunstløftet V/ Kulturrådet, Vederlagsfondet, og IMDI midler fra Hordaland fylkeskommune, Organic Soup Company

Time and place:
  • Galleri Basement, Voss - 29/05/2015 to 31/05/2015

Expressions: ways to say... Expressions: formas de decir... Expressions: formas de dir...

Phonos project - UPF - Tue, 06/02/2015 - 12:45
Friday, 2015, June 19 - 19:00




19.06.15 - 19.00h

C/Princesa 57 

08003 Barcelona

Free admission



Jane Rigler - Flute and Electronics

José Manuel Berenguer - Electronics





Supported by:

Generalitat de Catalunya: Departament de Cultura
Ajuntament de Barcelona: Barcelona Cultura
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Blueproject Foundation Category:

MAKE||SOUND Festival: searching for volunteers

I have approached a few people already, but we're still looking for volunteers to help with the Make||Sound Festival next week. For information about this, please check out its website:

Background: The festival is designed to be reasonably high impact in terms of public engagement, so we’re holding it in a vacant unit in Highcross Shopping Centre, then moving to the Curve theatre. It will involve an exhibition, workshops (this includes workshops for electronic sound-making devices, and a full day of Ableton Live activities), and a symposium. 
Searching for volunteers:  We’re looking for some volunteers who might be able to help us with the event. This would involve…:- stewarding the exhibition space and workshops
- soliciting feedback from visitors
- (possibly) conducting informal interviews with visitors.

Incentive:We can’t offer money, I’m afraid, but we can offer full expenses for the day amounting to about £25 per person,  which would cover transport, parking and food.  
There would be training for interviewing and gathering data, which is being kindly given by Dr Sophy Smith (leader of the MA at the IOCT). So there’s an employability and research development aspect to this. Sophy would be delivering this on Weds 3 June, 10-12. NOTE THE SHORT NOTICE ON THIS!

You’d be able to attend the workshop/drop-in sessions during the week, the symposium (Friday) and a full day of Ableton activities on Saturday (this promises to be a great day!). (Both the latter are being held in Curve.)
When:The activities will be running c. 12-6pm every day from 6-13 June.We’re looking for about four people per day.As many or as few days as you can manage (if any) would be great, and very much appreciated.
If you'd be interested, please contact me as soon as possible:

Série Sur le vif. Hugues Vinet

IRCAM - Sun, 05/31/2015 - 23:00

Tour d'horizon des Portes ouvertes avec Hugues Vinet, directeur R&D de l'Ircam qui présente cette journée.

Inventions du geste musical

IRCAM - Sun, 05/31/2015 - 23:00

Quels sont les processus d'invention gestuelle aujourd'hui, et quel rôle la technologie y joue-t-elle ? 8 juin

Portes ouvertes de l'Ircam

IRCAM - Sun, 05/31/2015 - 23:00

Découvrez et pratiquez les objets nés de l'imagination des artistes et des chercheurs. 6 juin, Ircam & place Igor-Stravinsky

Learning and Plasticity for Auditory Perception

CCRMA-Stanford University - Sun, 05/31/2015 - 19:32
Date:  Wed, 06/03/2015 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm Location:  CCRMA Seminar Room Event Type:  Hearing Seminar How do we adapt to the world around us? Adaptation is common for all of us, but especially important for patients that get cochlear implants. Many grew up hearing normally, but due to trauma have to make do with a wires that electrically stimulate the hair cells of the cochlea. This a very primitive approach that yields impressive result. But the resulting perceptions are nothing like what the patient is used to hearing.

How is it that the brain learns how to process new stimuli? And what can we do to make it easier for an individual? Dr. Matt Fitzgerald is a new member of the Stanford community. I’m happy to learn more about his work and to welcome him to the Stanford Hearing Community.
FREE Open to the Public

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Dream Dust

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Sun, 05/31/2015 - 10:28

The exhibition Dream Dust is an invitation to explore the dreams of adults and children, but is also a tribute to picture books as works of art.

BEK has assisted towards sound design for the exhibition.

Learn more about the exhibition here.

“A museum visit you won’t soon forget”, writes Bergens Tidende’s art critic about our newly opened exhibition in KunstLab. He claims that Dream Dust is an unusually dynamic and lavish exhibition for both children and adults.

Dream Dust is KODE’s new exhibition in KunstLab, museum for children of all ages. Via illustrations taken from current Norwegian picture books, the exhibition invites young and old into an enchanted dream universe. The illustrations are presented in ways that are unusual for picture books. They are placed in a context together with objects and art installations from the museum’s collections. Picture books are often our first encounter with art, our first opportunity to foster our imagination. It is this sense of experiencing art for the first time that KODE wishes to recreate for everyone who visits Dream Dust.

Artists and Illustrators

Katrin Berge, Akin Duzakin, Anna Fiske, Stian Hole, Åshild Kanstad Johnsen, Mari Kanstad Johnsen, Rune Markhus, Kari Stai, Yokoland, Øyvind Torseter and Svein Nyhus. Artist Roald Andersen has created the installations.

The exhibition is curated by KODE’s learning and engagement team.

Illustration by Øyvind Torseter. From the book «Sokrates og pappa» with text by Einar Øverenget. Aschehoug, 2012.

Illustrasjon av Øyvind Torseter. Fra boken «Sokrates og pappa» med tekst av Einar Øverenget. Aschehoug, 2012.

Time and place:
  • KODE 4, Bergen - 17/04/2015 to 30/04/2017

The anechoic chamber

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Sun, 05/31/2015 - 10:02

nyMusikk invites you on a sound excursion to the high-end speaker factory SEAS in Moss, starting with a bus ride from Oslo that includes a literary lecture on sound by UK musician, author and critic David Toop. The anechoic chamber at SEAS features a sound installation by Trond Lossius, and in the factory space, vocalist and composer Stine Janvin Motland will demonstrate a new measuring and musical instrument that detects and regenerates body frequencies


SEAS speaker factory, Ryggeveien 96 Moss
KL. 11:00 (departure Oslo Plaza/Sonja Henies plass, Oslo)

Kr 100. Limited places. Binding registration. For registration and travel info, please email by 18:00, 5 June.
Buy festival pass, kr 550/450 (regular/member)


Det ekkofrie rommet på SEAS. Foto: Karoline Finnema.

Upon visiting an anechoic chamber John Cage famously heard the singing of his nervous system and the pumping of his blood. nyMusikk invites you on a sound excursion to the high-end speaker factory SEAS in Moss, starting with a bus ride from Oslo that includes a literary lecture on sound by UK musician, author and critic David Toop.

At SEAS you will be given a rare opportunity to experience the anechoic chamber, an insulated, echo-free acoustic environment designed for acoustic research. The chamber will feature the sound installation Lontano by sound artist and composer Trond Lossius, featuring a series of surround (Ambisonics) field recordings.

In the factory space, vocalist and composer Stine Janvin Motland will demonstrate a new measuring and musical instrument that detects and regenerates body frequencies. The audience is invited to get their body resonance measured and translated into sound.

There will also be a tour of the factory with managing director Olav Mellum Arntzen.

Video: Karoline Finnema.

Anechoic chambers are designed to completely absorb reflections of sound waves. Inside the chamber all surfaces are covered with foam wedges made from sound absorbing material. These chambers are also insulated from exterior sources of noise, making them some of the quietest places on Earth.

The architecture of the space, combined with the intense silence and absence of reverberation, makes the space claustrophobic and intimidating.

In spite of the visual appearance, the anechoic chamber acoustically behaves as an infinite open out-door space. The anechoic chamber is used for research in the fields of music, audiology, hearing science and engineering. The fundamentals of our understanding of spatial hearing are to a large degree based on listening experiments carried out in anechoic chambers.

The anechoic chamber has made a seminal impact on contemporary arts practises as well. John Cage’s visit to the anechoic chamber at Harvard University fundamentally changed his understanding of silence, music and noise. Robert Irwin and James Turrell stayed in darkness in an anechoic chamber for prolonged periods of time, and the experience deeply influenced how they engaged with perception in their art practices. (Text by Trond Lossius).

Trond Lossius. Foto: Anders Helgerud.

Lontano is an installation / event taking place in an anechoic chamber. It addresses the anechoic chamber as a site of research, and draws attention to our hearing capabilities and in particular the spatial dimensions of hearing and listening, the phenomenology of listening, the rich soundscapes that surrounds us, and how we are situated and immersed in the world through sound.

An audience of only four persons at a time are invited to enter the space along with the artist. They get to experience the space itself, and are then seated in the middle. A series of surround (Ambisonic) field recordings are presented. The situation is open-ended. The group might choose to listen in silence, or engage in discussions concerning how the room is experienced, the sensations, memories and thoughts triggered by the field recordings, or any other topic relevant to the situation.

Trond Lossius is a sound and installation artist based in Bergen. His projects investigate sound, place and space, using spatial sound and multichannel audio as an invisible and temporal sculptural medium in works engaging with the site. Lossius coordinates research and development at BEK – Bergen Center for Electronic Arts.

Time and place:
  • Only Connect Destival of Sound, SEAS speaker factory*, Ryggeveien 96 Moss - 06/06/2015 11:00

ATK Reaper at MusicTechFest Scandi

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 10:02

Trond Lossius will present Ambisonic Toolkit for Reaper at #MTFScandi.

Music Tech Fest is the free festival of music ideas, mixing performances and experiments, hacks, demos, and installations. Since 2012 Music Tech Fest has been redefining how music is perceived, performed and experienced. It is now time to build some new formats for music.

Now it is landing in Sweden – the biggest world exporter of music per capita – and gathering the best minds able to transform this new media landscape, for a Music Tech Fest Scandinavia.


Friday 29th May: New instruments and new musical experiences

From 16:00 on the outdoor stage: Kung Fury / The Ideas Workshop / #MusicBricks / The RIoT board / Ultrasonic / Abbey Road Studio / Chirp / The Portable Wooden Pipe Organ / Gestrument / Live Sound Spatialisation Using Gesture Control / Codename Playground / Teenage Engineering / ExClaM! / The Self-Playing Harmonium / Ecce Cello / Cymatics Beatboxing / The Stimmflieger / The Strophonion
Register for #MTFScandi here: – attendance is free

Saturday 30th May: New formats for music

From 10:30 in Sliperiet: Pro hackers gather for briefing and introduction to the challenges. 24-hour Pro hackathon begins at 12:00 sharp.
Register for the hackathon here: – participation is free

From 10:30 to 16:30 in Sliperiet: Creative thinkers gather to explore new ways of interacting with culture and businesses in the city of Umeå in the Creative Ring Workshop, supported by eXpression and the European project SPECIFI.
Register for the Creative Ring Workshop by email: – participation is free

From 11:30 in Sliperiet: Electronic producers and musical collaborators gather for the Toontrack Trackathon briefing and introduction to the software and sounds. 24-hour trackathon begins at 13:00 sharp.
Register for the trackathon here: – participation is free

From 13:00 on the outdoor stage: LunaLEC / One Drop / Axoloti / The Immersive Album / #FistPics / Isotonic / The Calamity of Concept / Prolody / Kitmonsters / Performing Melancholia / Crewdson / The Ambisonics Toolkit / Hyperpiano / The Metasaxaphone / The Strombophone / Modular Synthesis / EEG Neurofeedback Guitar / Fatta / Yellofier / Live Music Hack
Register for #MTFScandi here: – attendance is free

From 19:00 in Sliperiet: Drinks reception and the launch of a brand new format for music invented right here in Umeå – followed by new works, performances and experiments in the Sliperiet concert space – including: Anders Lind’s Animated Notation / Kickstart Creativity / Optonoise / Mørk / Graham Massey (808 State) / Matt Black (Coldcut) / Jason Singh / Scanner / Random Bastards / Obi Blanche / The Jam Camp
Register for #MTFScandi here: – attendance is free

Sunday 31st May: Building the future of music

From 09:00 – 12:00 in Sliperiet: Sunday morning at Music Tech Fest is all about making, inventing and building new playful music ideas in the Volvo Kids Hack Camp. Our specialist workshop leaders are skilled educators who provide children with the tools and the skills to make their own creative project and build their own musical instruments – while learning coding, physical computing and music participation – and having great fun. In the afternoon the kids present and perform with their inventions on the main stage – which is always a real highlight of the festival.
Register for the Kids Hackathon here:

From 13:00 on the outdoor stage: Kids Hackathon presentations / Lab Media / DisCoTech / Human Instruments / Drake Music / Soundation / Skoog / Stave Breakthrough / Novalia / Bentrax / The Voice Harvester / Low-Fi / The SME Instrument / Freesound / Essentia / The Hack Camp Awards / The Toontrack Trackathon Awards / We Suffer For Our Art / Lovisa Negga / Beyond Glitching / Roboard Jam Session / Hidden Materia / The Guerilla Dance Project / Blue Vinyl Awards / The Jam Camp
Register for #MTFScandi here: – attendance is free

ALL WEEKEND: The Electro-Acoustic Cafe / The 4Sound Jam Camp / The Craft Beer Tent

Monday 1st June: Academic ‘afterparty’ symposium

From 10:00 – 16:00 in HUMLabX: The academic ‘afterparty’ research symposium and formal establishment of the global, interdisciplinary MTF Research Network.
Register for the research symposium here:

All activities, events, installations and stages at Music Tech Fest are FREE. Feel free to bring musical instruments, crazy inventions, your big ideas and your curiosity.

Time and place:
  • #MTFScandi, Uneå - 29/05/2015 to 01/06/2015

Six rooms of gloom

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 09:03

A series of new ectro-acoustic works by composition students at the Grieg Academy are presented as part of the Drop In program during the Beren International Festival.

This spring the composition students have been given an introduction to sound editing and computer-aided composition. At this concert, a series of new electro-acoustic works that employ these techniques are presented. The works relates to various genres such as radio montage, sound art, sound design and the use of field recordings.

Equipment for this concert has kindly been provided by BEK – Bergen Center for Electronic Arts.


Erik Håkon Halvorsen (1974)
(dedicated to Rebecka Ahvenniemi)

Ole-Andreas Førde

Morten Brunsberg Refsli (1989)

Aslak B. Hermstad, (1995)
El Aaiún, E6. Oslo

Tor Anders Eri (1991)
Shards from Last Night

Kari Telstad Sundet (1987)
Memory Leak (Melting – Sinking – Snowbound)

Time and place:
  • Drop In concert, Bergen International Festival, The Grieg hall - 29/05/2015 15:00

ManiFeste. "Requiem pour un jeune poète" de Bernd Alois Zimmermann

IRCAM - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 23:00

Entretien avec Michel Tabachnik, chef d’orchestre et Geoffroy Jourdain, chef de choeur.

Expressive Performance in Ensembles of Humans and Computers

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 18:34

Time: Wed 2015-05-27 13.15 - 15.00

Location: TMH, 5th floor, Lindstedtsvägen 24

Type of event: Seminars

CARA Concert at Música Viva Festival

SMC Group, INESC Porto - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 18:10
SMC Researchers: Rui Penha, Rui Dias, Gilberto Bernardes and Filipe Lopes will take part in the CARA concert on Wednesday 27th May as part of the Música Viva Festival in Lisbon

ManiFeste. Série vidéo "Sur le vif" : Michaël Levinas

IRCAM - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 23:00

Nouvelle version de "La Métamorphose": une collaboration de Maxime Pascal avec M. Levinas et le metteur en scène et vidéaste Nieto.

Splinter Reeds

CNMAT, UC at Berkeley - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 20:30
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