People and Projects
This section is devoted to individuals who are actively engaged in a variety of endeavors within the field of acoustic ecology. We welcome news of projects related to the ecology of sound.
Radio Web Project. Philip Blackburn's new radio/web project for Minnesota Public radio is now online at http://www.musicandnature.org. This is a one-hour program that introduces many of the themes of the site, from nature sound recordings to how composers have been influenced by nature (and vice versa!). Also a webstream of hours of environmental recordings, a Name That Tune game, and several other features.
You may also happen to hear the show as part of your local public radio's Think Global special coverage.
From Mozart's pet starling to the Thai Elephant Orchestra, the sound of the Pinon Bark Beetle to saving the world through Sonic Bloom, there are many topics introduced that show how we relate to our environment through sound.
Philip Blackburn an environmental sound artist lives in Minnesota.
Bill Thompson 'Of Aberdeen' I've just finished a project 'of aberdeen' as part of Jim Colquhoun's gangrel bodies exhibition
peacocks visual arts (running over the next two weeks
at various locations in aberdeen.)
'Of aberdeen' consists of a continuous 8 hour soundwalk
of aberdeen in which I recorded the entire process and
installed it as an 8 hour headphone installation (at
Mckays, 29-31 queen street, t: 01224 643136).
Numerous pictures, a brief essay, and mp3 excerpts are
available on my site at: http://www.billthompson.org/ofaberdeen.htm
Thomas Gerwin - Sound works. November, 2005
- Concerts related to "The Four Elements" with Berlin Loudspeaker Orchestra, Dance, Film and Live-Performance
Friday, November 18, 2005 at 8 p.m. "Fire" (5.1 BLO) + "Air" (live-performance with dance)
- Saturday, November 19, 2005 at 8 p.m. "Water" (Film "Fontaine de Vaucluse") + "Earth" (live-conzert with TG.s stone instrument and live-elektronics)
- Sunday, 20. November 20, 2005 at 6 p.m. "The Alchemy of 4 Elements" (Berlin Loudspeaker Orchestra) at Berlin-Mitte
- An event of the City of Berlin in Cooperation with Galerie Nord and Institute for Multisensorial Art. More information at http://www.inter-art-project.de
Denise Bryan, visual artist and Adrian Wilkins, sound artist are traveling from Italy to China and beyond along the Ancient Silk roads. They recently posted, "We are now in Pakistan and are about to head up the Karakorum Highway. We hope to be in China by the end of May.
So far Pakistan has been great, the people are very welcoming and the trucks are fantastic. Hope to put some images on the website soon. And, some Sufi sounds.
If you haven't looked for a while there are new categories on the website and there are updates to 'Ceremonies and Celebrations' and 'Hitting, Blowing and Plucking', the latter having plenty of new sound clips. Visit their web site at: www.silkthreads.org
Amacher Maryanne Winner of the 2005 Prix Ars Electronica. Maryanne Amacher (USA) composes works of acoustic art and visualizations, and investigates the universes engendered by different forms of sound in different physical spaces. Preferred venues for the staging and performance of her works are grandiose, architecturally complex structures. As an artist who takes full advantage of all possibilities to physically customize the design of acoustic tones, she is simultaneously a philosopher and construction engineer of sounds.
The artist has been working with sound installations since 1967 and has achieved worldwide renown in this field. Her winning project, “TEO! a sonic sculpture,” was conceived as a sound installation for the Esplanade des Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. Many of her pioneering conceptions of spatial sound models and reciprocally influencing perceptions have been developing in the direction of acoustic installations that are now enjoying increasing popularity. Read More
Silk Threads. We are now heading West having looked out to sea on the east coast of China. Ahead of us is lot of desert and mountains as we head back through Central Asia before we look out over the Mediterranean, hopefully in early November.
We have added some new 'stuff' to the website. In addition to the Landscape Portrait drawer (have look if you haven't already), we have now revised the Birds & Beasts section featuring new creatures of all varieties, and the map pages are now pretty much up to date. Also we have just revamped the Silk drawer to include Chinese item, although it will take a few days before the 'popup' items will be working.
So, have a look and please let us have more requests
for items to collect from Central Asia.
Adrian & Denise www.silkthreads.org
24 Pictures at an Exhibition. May 14 - August 28. Christina Kubisch sound installation within the museum's collection
St. Knuts Torg
SE 271 80 Ystad
Itinerarios del sonido - 14 artistas escuchan. Madrid May 21 - September 21 Fourteen sound pieces have been installed at bus stops in the city of Madrid, Spain.Christina Kubisch's piece is located at: Gran Via esq. Montera. www.itinerariosdelsonido.org