Posts in Performance Art
Music for ceiling fan and tubes

Artistic ideas are like mutations of the reasonable. 'Music or Ceiling Fan and Tubes' is a performance with a ceiling fan and tubes, performed in Suleymania, South Kurdistan, Iraq.

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Ice Music for Chicago

This sonified 3D fabricated black ice cello re-addresses the iconic 1972 work Ice Music for London by Jim McWilliams for Charlotte Moorman. The strikes, taps, scrapes, and gouges are translated into sound by artist Spencer Topel who diffuses these sounds across glass panels suspended around the gallery. 
 

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Ceramic Sound Art Instruments

By approaching and touching the objects,  they respond with magnified and designed electronic sounds. In each work a ceramic object is combined with another kind of material.
 

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Lisbon’s Sound Art Greenhouse

The second edition of Lisboa Soa: a multiple day event which presents
sound art installations and performances which discuss urbanism and auditory culture, this time at a beautiful botanic greenhouse in the centre of Lisbon.

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Resonant Sculpture Project

A site-specific series of music performances based on acoustic interactions between the improvisations of musician Avram Fefer and the large-scale sculptures of Richard Serra.

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Musical Messaging System

A series of musicians created a hybrid digital/analog musical messaging system along a path winding through the historic jute mills of the Blackness area of Dundee in Scotland.

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A live coding device album

An album released as a Pi Zero device with high quality audio in a custom case, allowing the tracks to be remixed and reworked using open source live coding software.

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Polyphonic Playground Choreography

A multi-sensory dance piece for an interactive sound installation. The abstract, upscaled children's climbing frame acts as a musical backdrop to an intimate duet, danced by a male and female dancer. 

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Neon Drums Series

Neon portals and ladders of light in acoustic drums. While these works picks up on the minimalists' reduction to simple geometric structures, serial reproduction, and the use of industrially produced music instruments, it imbues these elements with social references. Alluded to great American minimal and concept artists such as Dan Flavin or Dan Graham, an integral aspect of this works is the references to recent Chilean history: the military junta of Augusto Pinochet. The light flowing through his sculptures and mirror works can be read both as a metaphor for enlightenment and as one for economic and political power wielded in democratic and totalitarian systems to regulate and control all kinds of energies, be they financial, electricity, goods, or information. 

#IvanNavarro #SoundSculpture #MusicSculpture #Sculpture #Drums #ContemporaryArt #TVonTheRadio #OIDO #LightArt #Neon

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Soft Revolvers

A music performance for four acryl spinning tops. Each spinning top, 10’ in diameter, is associated with an ‘instrument’ or part in an electronic music composition. Gyroscopes and accelerometers communicate with a computer where the motion data is collected (speed, instability, acceleration, etc.) which is used for a music algorithm. LEDs placed inside the tops illuminate the body of the objects in counterpoint to the music. A camera placed above the performance table provides a video projection behind the artist, as an integral part of the performance. The behaviour of the objects adds unpredictability and makes each performance unique. #MyriamBleau #SoundArt #PerformanceArt #SpinningTop #Turntabllism #MusicPerformance #ContemporaryArt #DJ #HipHop #ElectronicMusic #VideoArt

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Author of Astonishment: Charlotte Moorman at the Block Museum

An exhibition of Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde in the 1960s–1980s. She was a groundbreaking, rule-bending artist, musician, and advocate for the experimental art of her time. She had an important role in the history of sound art and music related contemporary art. This exhibition replaces the indelible image of Charlotte Moorman (1933-1991)—playing the cello topless save for a pair of strapped-on miniature television sets—with a more complex but equally powerful portrait of the girl from Little Rock, Arkansas, who metamorphosed into a seminal and barrier-breaking figure in music inspired performance art and an impresario of the postwar avant-garde. 

#CharlotteMoorman #BlockMuseum #SoundArt #PostWar #AvantGarde #ContemporaryArt #ExperimentalArt #PerformanceArt #MusicArt #Cello #AuthorOfAstonishment

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Audio Graffiti in Sao Paulo

Uninvited sonic interventions based on the principles of street art. Urban environments can be sonically very dense, heavily populated, and have a tradition of graffiti. The recent prohibition of advertising in Sao Paulo means that advertisers will use audible marketing to promote their products. #MattLewis #StreetArt #Graffiti #AudioGraffiti #SonicGraffiti #Interventions #Disrupt #ContemporaryArt #SoundArt #SaoPaulo #Urban #Brazil 

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Eating records

An assortment of edible records that will be played during a performance, titles 'Edible Sound'. The audience was invited to reflect on the foods that informed their creation and the soundscapes they produce and will have the opportunity to consume the records. Its first release is pressed on a tortilla wrap, and is limited to 12 copies.

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Canvas amplifiers evoke questions of power

'Variations' are inverted amplifiers and speakers showing their inside components. Re-inserted as visual components onto cotton and linen canvases. The wires puncture in and out of the canvas to create a visual composition. Connected to power, each canvas retains their functional role with a set sound and volume level.

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