Audio art

Episode No. 182 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Liz Larner and curator Tamara Schenkenberg.

Liz Larner’s sculptures explore forms that seem rooted in the familiar – a cube, a sphere, an ‘X’ – but that push beyond the familiar to reveal the possibilities inherent in familiar shapes and spaces. Her work will be spending the summer on the outdoor terrace at the Art Institute of Chicago. The installation will feature two of Larner’s recent works, the stainless-steel X from 2013, a work first shown at that year’s Nasher Xchange in Dallas, and the sculpture 6 (2010-11). The works will be on view on a Larner-designed wooden platform the will serve as a base for both works. The installation, which was organized by curator Lekha Waitoller, will all be at the Art Institute through September 27.

Larner was the subject of a mid-career survey at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and her work has been featured in single-artist shows or installations at the Kunsthalle Basel, the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, and the MCA Chicago. This is the wooden version of Larner’s X (2013), as installed during 2013′s Nasher Xchange project.

On the second segment, Pulitzer Arts Foundation curator Tamara Schenkenberg will tell us about the Fred Sandback piece she’s installing for the re-opening of the Pulitzer this weekend. (The museum has been closed while it’s expanded its Tadao Ando-designed building.) Sandback’s Untitled (64 Three-Part Pieces) will be on view at the museum through September 12. Sandback created the work, which has only been installed once, in Munich in 1975, to have 64 different possible permutations. With Sandback’s idea in mind, the Pulitzer will realize one of those permutations each week over the course of the exhibition.

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Tech artist DevKid presents a look into a custom projection mapping tool he developed himself to design sound reactive visuals for architectural spaces:

Imagine a space defined just by points. Points as the only constants and reference to the physical world. Then, imagine a tool, something like a pencil. Drawing tool crafted to be used in a 3D canvas.

I use it to rewrite the physical form of the space into digital substance. I don’t want to create a realistic representation of that space, rather that, I want to pull out the essence I want to work with. Connection between the physical and digital world will remain through my points. Someone would call it mapping. But it really does not matter. For me it is important to vanish physical substance of one and give physical reference to the second.

Here is one example of a performance which was used with this software for a stage performance by a band:

You can find out more at DevKid’s website here

devkidstudio also has a Tumblr blog here

5SOS SLSP (Around a campfire)
  • 5SOS SLSP (Around a campfire)

Really shitty edit but I hope you all enjoy :) it’s best to use both earphones
l think just listening to it give the whole thing away of the scene around you. Close your eyes and relax! 

«Poème électronique» is the first, electronic-spatial environment to combine architecture, film, light and music to a total experience made to functions in time and space. Under the direction of Le Corbusier, Iannis Xenaki’s concept and geometry designed the World’s Fair exhibition space adhering to mathematical functions. Edgard Varèse composed the both concrete and vocal music which enhanced dynamic, light and image projections conceived by Le Corbusier. Varèse’s work had always sought the abstract and, in part, visually inspired concepts of form and spatial movements. Among other elements for «Poème électronique» he used machine noises, transported piano chords, filtered choir and solo voices, and synthetic tone colorings. With the help of the advanced technical means made available through the Philips Pavilion, the sounds of this composition for tape recorder could wander throughout the space on highly complex routes. 

Le Corbusier; Iannis Xenakis; Edgard Varèse «Poème électronique: Philips Pavilion»

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Six Drawings

Collaboration with tech artist Maotik and performer Diego Espinosa features projected sound reactive graphics and a standard ballon used as a percussive instrument:

SIX DRAWINGS is a short instrumental audiovisual performance where a percussionist uses an amplified balloon as an audiovisual instrument. With a contact microphone and a MIDI pedal for effect, the performer explores different techniques to generate sounds (grinding, strokes, bubbles or breathing) and visuals in order to create a unique audiovisual composition.
Sound reactive generative visuals gives the illusion the public to be inside the instrument, inside the baloon.

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Heartbreak Girl  (Next Door Audio)
  • Heartbreak Girl (Next Door Audio)

Imagine moving into a new house and sitting in your basement which is right  next door to the boys’  and listening to them perform whilst doing a twitcam/ livestream.
When the boys are talking it is edited down from their google hangout livestream.
Can I take time to say I cant believe the response to my last post more than 300 notes?! thats ridiculous… :’) 

I love you all! Have a great day :)