Monday, 11 November 2013

Looks Like Music | Yuri Suzuki

For its summer project, Mudam’s Publics Department invited the Japanese creator Yuri Suzuki to conceive Looks Like Music, an audiovisual installation based on his work Colour Chaser. This consists of a miniature robot which detects and follows a circuit – a black line traced in marker pen – interspersed with coloured reference points that the device translates in sound. The public is invited to actively contribute to the development of the installation in the exhibition space by extending the circuit drawn on paper. Visitors thus participate in the creation of a large-scale artwork and enrich a collectively composed sound piece.
Yuri Suzuki

Friday, 1 November 2013

COH + FRANK live video

CoH, a short clip with the excerpts from Moozak festival, Vienna, 2013 [video/mix by Tina Frank].

Thursday, 31 October 2013

This is Halloween, this is Halloween, pumpkins scream in the dead of night

In The Room Where You Sleep, Dead Man's Bones

The Perfect Drug, Nine Inch Nails

I put a spell on you, Screamin Jay Hawkins

Somebody's Watching Me, Rockwell

Come To Daddy, Aphex Twin

Quote Unquote, Mr. Bungle

Everybody (Backstreet's Back), Backstreet Boys

Werewolf Heart, Dead Man's Bones

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Seeing Sound

Seeing Sound is an informal practice-led symposium exploring multimedia work which foregrounds the relationship between sound and image. The event will take place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November 2013 in Bath Spa University (UK).

This year’s event will have a focus on live performance, but as in previous years, they will also be open to works which fall outside of this focus but within the broader remit of the Seeing Sound series. Submissions should be sited in areas of (audio)visual music, videomusic and other areas of sound-led multimedia practice, and may take the form of papers (theoretical, historical or practice-led), fixed media works, performance or installation works.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Tutte le pause del mondo | Mariateresa Sartori

L’artista affronta il tema della pausa nella conversazione spontanea tra persone. Si tratta di un video e di una istallazione a parete: i brani di conversazione con le relative pause che si possono ascoltare nel video, sono le stesse che vengono rappresentate graficamente come tracce audio nell’istallazione. Il grafico esprime la propria necessità di esistere in quanto rappresentazione di ciò che accade: descrivendosi si autorappresenta.
Mariateresa Sartori

Found at: GalleriaMichelaRizzo

Saturday, 31 August 2013

BLINKDRINK | Brad Simpson

BLINKDRINK transforms your phone from “that thing you play with when no one is talking to you at the bar” into a pint-sized party. Open the app, choose your color, and put your drink on top. BLINKDRINK uses the prism of your poison to keep time to whatever song is playing.
Brad Simpson

Found at: Creative Applications Network

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Quotidian Record | Brian House

Quotidian Record is a limited edition vinyl recording that features a continuous year of my location-tracking data. Each place I visited, from home to work, from a friend's apartment to a foreign city, is mapped to a harmonic relationship. 1 day is 1 rotation ... 365 days is ~11 minutes.
Brian House

Found at: Data Sonification

Saturday, 27 July 2013


The background music of the video is very annoying, but the project seems interesting.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Spectral Tablature | John Keston

Spectral Tablature is a series of collaborative installations that explore sound generated through visual processes. Sound is recorded or synthesized using common techniques then converted into images called spectral analysis. These forms are re-interpreted as a visual artifact then converted back into sound.

Found at: @reaktorplayer

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Lumenoise | Niklas Roy

Lumenoise is a light pen, which turns your old CRT-TV into an audiovisual synthesizer. You paint abstract geometric patterns and sounds directly onto the screen. It is a playful and performative device, as anything that you do will cause an instantaneous reflection in the gadget’s sonic and visual output.
More information about Lumenoise

Niklas Roy

Monday, 17 June 2013

Hand Cave Painting Sonified | Dara O Shayda

Each image and subsequent image processing are left as nature and untouched as possible. All sounds from clicks echoing in a cave, to the voyage, to the chant are produced from the said images and nothing else.
Dara O Shayda

Found at: microsound discussion list

Friday, 14 June 2013

Sonic Water | Elfenmaschine

The installation is very simple: A sound signal is used to vibrate a speaker. On top of the speaker membrane we have applied a plate and on the plate we have then glued an ordinary bottle cap. The bottle cap (or the whole plate) is filled with water. The water works as a flexible three-dimensional sculpture mass, that translates the sound into pictures. The vibration of the speaker creates one of a kind water-sound-images in response to the respective sound impulse - from chaotic patterns to standing mandala-like waves.
Sonic Water

Found at: Creative Applications Network

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Laser Sound Scans | Peter Van Riper

The Laser Sound Scans, as he called them, were musical compositions translated to laser pulses and recorded on a rear projection screen by a digital camera. Although simple, they are among the most beautiful pieces he produced.
Gene Mchugh, "Peter Van Riper: Between Holography and the Avant-Garde".

Peter Van Riper

Found at: Rhizome

Wednesday, 1 May 2013


The Audiomurale project is set on the wall of a townhouse at Rzeznicka Street in the Old Town district of Elblag (Poland). Extensively damaged at the end of World War II, Elblag's Old Town waited until the 1980's for major reconstruction works ... For the purposes of the project, we conducted interviews with passers-by ... Selected opinions – including some unprintable remarks – were transferred onto a blank wall of a townhouse in the form of spectrograms (i.e. sound wave patterns).

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Cycles 720 | numbercult

Cycles 720 is an hybrid visual/audio sequencer built using VVVV and Ableton Live with a custom M4L patch.

Found at: Creative Applications Network

Friday, 5 April 2013

Night Train | Guy Sherwin

Guy Sherwin

140 Trailer

140 is a challenging minimalistic platformer with abstract colorful graphics. Rhythmic awareness is required to overcome obstacles controlled by an energetic, yet melancholic electronic soundtrack.

Found at: @alexanderchen

Thursday, 4 April 2013

The Harmonic Series | Luisa Pereira & Manuela Donoso

The Harmonic Series ( is a collection of machines, software, sculptures and prints that explore musical harmony. Major, minor and diminished chords are represented by Lissajous figures, unveiling a tight relationship between musical and visual harmony.
The Harmonic Series, Luisa Pereira &| Manuela Donoso.

Found at: Creative Applications Network

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Tortured good-looking boys in black leather (singing, of course)

Tortured good-looking boys in black leather... I don't know if I should call this a music meme, an archetype or even a ghost of the hive-mind. I think that the first theoretical reference that I read about this was in Guitar World (June, 1995) magazine:

Trent Reznor is the Elvis Presley of industrial. Just like the King, Reznor dyed his hair black, put on some tight black leather pants and hit a deep, twisted nerve in America's pop psyche. And just like Elvis, Nine Inch Nails' charismatic leader took an obscure, marginalized, wrong-side-of-the-tracks style of music and gave it mass appeal. Sex appeal. What Elvis Presley did for black American rhythm and blues, Trent Reznor has done for the 20-year-old, noisy, subversive style known as industrial music.
Frontman Blixa Bargeld ... was a major Trent Reznor precursor –a tortured good-looking boy in black leather, clawing his skinny bare torso as he explored the idea of "temper tamtrum as performance."

Elvis Presley (1968)

Adam Ant (1982)

Peter Murphy (Bauhaus, 1983). If you're good-looking and wear black leather, vampires appear at some point.

Blixa Bargeld (Einstürzende Neubauten, circa 1987)

Ewan McGregor in Velvet Goldmine (1998)

Michael Pitt in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

Alec Empire (2002). Curiously, in this music video there are references to Elvis Presley.

Stuart Townsend in Queen of the Damned (2002). Yeah, vampires again...

I've always hated leather clothes.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Monday, 28 January 2013

Frequencies (a) | Nicolas Bernier

Frequencies (a) is a sound performance combining the sound of mechanically triggered tuning forks with pure digital soundwaves. The performer is triggering sequences from the computer, activating solenoids that hits the tuning forks with high precision. Streams of light burst in synchronicity with the forks, creating a not-quite-minimal sound and light composition.
Nicolas Bernier

Found at: @MrPrudence