Archive for December, 2008

Satellite Sounding .mp3

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

Listen to the 7 minute sound piece that includes the Satellite Sounder recordings


Sun Run Sun: Satellite Sounding (7′43″)Yolande Harris
The Satellite Sounders are custom made hand-held instruments that take live navigation data (gps) from the satellites orbiting the earth and turn them into electronic sounds listened to on headphones while walking. In this piece the reactions of the public who become the performers, combined with the satellite sounds collected from four corners of the world, activates an imaginative space of both dreams and suspicions enacted above the everyday.
Sun Run Sun and the Satellite Sounders: composition, concept and design Yolande HarrisWith thanks to participants at the Picnic08 Conference Amsterdam, Virtueel Platform and Fonds BKVBDeveloped at the Netherlands Media Art Institute (NIMK) and STEIM Amsterdam during 2008Satellite sounds recorded on location in Genova, Los Angeles, Singapore, at Sea 2008

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Satellite Sounding – data and language

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

Research Presentation, Orpheus Institute, Ghent

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

I gave a 90 minute presentation of this research so far to the research group at the Orpheus Institute. Here is the pdf of the slides: YoPresent19dec08

The Composer uses Sound to Articulate Relationship with Environment.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Composers engaging with the mental, physical, collaborative and environmental processes of music making, embody concerns that are recurring in music and sound art today. The use of technologies to generate, simulate and sonify sounds in the environment is also pointing beyond issues of performance practice and instrument design. The environment? Humans are part of complex interconnected ecosystems in constant flux. The composer? Organising sound and making audible the inaudible, can help articulate these relationships through music rather than human language. (more…)

David Zicarelli – on women and Max/MSP

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

David Zicarelli, founder and CEO of Cycling 74, company behind Max/MSP, introducing the design decisions behind the very different Max 5. The design improvements really reflect an attempt to incorporate creative users needs, aiming for fluency in programming so that the creative process is allowed to take the foreground.


STEIM Jamboree 8-11 December 2008

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

A series of presentations and concerts on issues related to electronic music performance, interface design, and instrument technology, taking place at STEIM and the Smart Project Space in Amsterdam. STEIM Jamboree blog