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ELBOW: portable cassette tape player /// #sound #tape

ELBOW: portable cassette tape player /// #sound #tape | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

ELBOW is a portable cassette player reduced to the core. In XXI century, the rise of cheap and convenient digital media has made all physical formats „outdated“. Still, the tactile intimacy of physical formats is dearly missed. That’s the reason behind the resurgence of vinyl, and also motivation behind ELBOW. ELBOW was conceived with burning passion by, and for, cassette tape lovers!

 

ELBOW’s most prominent feature is the biaxial arm. It rotates in two directions – upward motion enables the insertion of a cassette, while sideways motion allows to manually switch playing direction. Playback is controlled by a single wheel – turning left from the initial position activates the motor and increases volume, turning in the opposite direction fast-forwards the cassette. The device has two connections: a standard 3.5mm audio plug, and a mini-USB port for charging and transferring audio to a computer. Also, an additional pin can be used to attach player to clothes and other objects, turning your cassette into a unique accessory.

 

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nay-seven's curator insight, March 15, 6:09 AM
A cool idea here and a beautiful design for this portable cassette tape player. This support become popular again in the experimental music world, so hope this company will have success to finalize this with a low price.
Phil Heeley's curator insight, March 28, 3:24 AM
Oh I'm so gutted I through all my tapes out now! They included my first band "False Modesty" 14 years old - Sob!
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Sound is a process, and other field notes | by Adam Basanta (2016) // #soundart #mediaart

Sound is a process, and other field notes | by Adam Basanta (2016) // #soundart #mediaart | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

Adam Basanta is a sound artist, composer and performer based in Montreal. His sculptural sound installations are minimalistic choreographies of speakers and microphones, replicating real or imagined scenarios of listening. These installations operate around an alternative perception of sound, through attuning to sensations that are not necessarily perceived by the human ear — and through recognising that what may appear to be empty space is full of sonic phenomena that is material.

 

Basanta may translate statistical information — a dossier that documents geospatial, and thus social, patterns in movement between cities — by codifying it into a different medium than we are accustomed to reading. Information is processed not through text or image, but through sound, as in the documentation of domestic and international flights of Going Nowhere Fast. By making audible the ratios, lengths or repetitions of individual travel, raw data attains a curious musicality. ...

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01.10 - Journée Science et Musique 2016 /// 10000 ans de sons

01.10 - Journée Science et Musique 2016 /// 10000 ans de sons | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

Journée Science et Musique 2016
10000 ans de sons

L’IRISA, l’Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires, organise chaque année, gratuitement et pour le grand public, la Journée Science et Musique (JSM) afin de rendre compte, à travers des ateliers ludiques et des conférences, de la diversité des interactions entre Science et Musique. A l’occasion de sa 6ème édition, la JSM sera pour la deuxième année consécutive l’évènement d’ouverture du Festival des Sciences, le samedi 1er Octobre prochain au Diapason à Rennes.

Cette année, la JSM propose une passionnante programmation sur la question de l'évolution de la musique et du son à travers les âges. Comment les robots peuvent-ils nous entendre ? Qui étaient les premiers inventeurs de synthés électroniques ? Comment le son peut être utilisé pour contrôler ou localiser des drônes dans l’espace ? Plusieurs ateliers sont proposés dans un grand pôle « immersion » : vous pourrez notamment visiter Paris au 18ème siècle grâce aux dernières techniques de réalité virtuelle. 
Conférences, ateliers participatifs, performances sonores et musicales vous attendent dès 14h au Diapason le samedi 1er octobre. Afin de conclure cette journée en apothéose, le groupe Léon se produira sur la scène du Diapason en fin de journée !

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Download 50+ Issues of Legendary West Coast Punk Music Zines from the 1970-80s: Damage, Slash & No Mag

Download 50+ Issues of Legendary West Coast Punk Music Zines from the 1970-80s: Damage, Slash & No Mag | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

If your understanding of early punk derives mainly from documentaries, you’re sorely missing out. As I wrote in a post yesterday on international treasure John Peel—the BBC DJ who exposed more than a couple generations to carefully-curated punk rock—finding such music before the internet could be a daunting, and exciting, adventure. Without a doubt the best way die-hard fans and curious onlookers could get a feel for the music, manners, and personalities of any number of local scenes was through magazine culture...

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NASA Posts a Huge Library of Space Sounds, And You’re Free To Use Them

NASA Posts a Huge Library of Space Sounds, And You’re Free To Use Them | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

And SoundCloud is now a place you can find sounds from the US government space agency, NASA. In addition to the requisite vocal clips (“Houston, we’ve had a problem” and “The Eagle has landed”), you get a lot more. There are rocket sounds, the chirps of satellites and equipment, lightning on Jupiter, interstellar plasma and radio emissions. And in one nod to humanity, and not just American humanity, there’s the Soviet satellite Sputnik (among many projects that are international in nature).


Many of these sounds were available before; I’ve actually used a number of them in my own music. But putting them on SoundCloud makes them much easier to browse and find, and there are download links. Have a listen below...

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Elektrosluch 2 - Record the invisible electromagnetic world

It has 2 electromagnetic pick-ups (microphones) to create stereo image on board and amplifier for use with headphones or with other instruments. Compared to older version, main features are stereo amplification, on-board pick-ups, high-fidelity amplifier, better filtering and tighter design. It runs on one 9V battery (included).


Listen to electromagnetic fields! Get one here: http://zvukolom.org/instruments/elektrosluch-2/ http://zvukolom.org

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nay-seven's curator insight, May 18, 2015 6:27 AM

There's a complete invisible world around us made of electromagnetic sounds . This device lets you discover it .Must be easy to plug an audio recorder to add these sounds to your audio sources material.

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The EIP Laser Turntable plays records without touching them

The EIP Laser Turntable plays records without touching them | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

You like your vinyl records but don’t like the fact that you’re killing them? The new EIP Laser Turntable plays records without touching them… The catch: a $15,000 price tag.

“The Laser Turntable employs patented technology that produces phenomenal fidelity while never physically touching the record, thus eliminating the deterioration to the album’s surface inflicted by conventional turntables. The laser’s precision allows you to pick up audio information that has never been touched or damaged by a needle. This virgin audio information is then reproduced without digitization maintaining true analog sound as close as possible to when the master tape was recorded. The Laser Turntable even allows you to play records that have been severely warped or damaged over years of wear and tear.” – EIP

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Introducing the Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 - Strum a guitar, bow a violin, tap a piano, loop a beat...

Introducing the Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 - Strum a guitar, bow a violin, tap a piano, loop a beat... | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

We believe anyone can make music, and that most people really want to. Like snapping an Instagram, now you don't have to already be a professional to start making music and enjoy every note. We’re building an instrument that empowers people to play music apps beyond the touchscreen, and we want to inspire people to explore music-making in their everyday lives.  ...

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William Burroughs on... Led Zeppelin!

William Burroughs on... Led Zeppelin! | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it
Rock Magic: Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin, And a search for the elusive Stairway to Heaven by William Burroughs, Crawdaddy Magazine, June 1975. When I was first asked to write an article on the Led Zepp...


When I was first asked to write an article on the Led Zeppelin group, to be based on attending a concert and talking with Jimmy Page, I was not sure I could do it, not being sufficiently knowledgeable about music to attempt anything in the way of musical criticism or even evaluation. I decided simply to attend the concert and talk with Jimmy Page and let the article develop. If you consider any set of data without a preconceived viewpoint, then a viewpoint will emerge from the data.


My first impression was of the audience. As we streamed through one security line after another–a river of youth looking curiously like a single organism: one well-behaved clean-looking middle-class kid. The security guards seemed to be cool and well-trained, ushering gate-crashers out with a minimum of fuss. We were channeled smoothly into our seats in the thirteenth row. Over a relaxed dinner before the concert, a Crawdaddy companion had said he had a feeling that something bad could happen at this concert. I pointed out that it always can when you get that many people together–like bullfights where you buy a straw hat at the door to protect you from bottles and other missiles. I was displacing possible danger to a Mexican border town where the matador barely escaped with his life and several spectators were killed. It’s known as “clearing the path.”

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TRANSLATION, interactive installation by Martina Menegon & Stefano D’Alessio - #mediaart

Translation is the result of a research that had as aim the creation of an experimental audio/visual fingerprint of the spatial context holding the work. The environment’s image is realtime translated into sound and emitted by a speaker in the space where it gets modified and enriched by it and anybody present. Sound is then captured back and re-translated in to image. This process creates a hyper-image, a visual representation of the space that also contains its sonic characteristics.

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Laser sonore 'A' par Akoustic Arts : un haut-parleur directionnel pour écouter en privé sans s'isoler - #innovation

Laser sonore 'A' par Akoustic Arts : un haut-parleur directionnel pour écouter en privé sans s'isoler - #innovation | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

Le A, présenté comme un « laser sonore », est un haut-parleur très directionnel émettant un faisceau conique étroit dont le diamètre est compris entre 50 et 150 cm seulement. Il repose sur un phénomène permettant de transformer des ultrasons en sons audibles. La démonstration est parlante, sans mauvais jeu de mot : on entend le son lorsqu'on oriente le haut-parleur vers soi, mais on n'entend vraiment rien autrement. ...


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Scientists are recording the sound of the whole planet

Scientists are recording the sound of the whole planet | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

In a few weeks, sensors in Indiana will go online that will record, in the words of Bryan Pijanowski, every sound the Earth makes. The array of microphones, geophones, and barometric gauges will run for a year, taping everything from the songs of birds arriving in the spring to the vibrations of the continent as ocean waves pound the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. They will measure earthquakes on the other side of the world and the stomping of cattle nearby, the ultrasonic whistles of bats and the barometric drop of cold fronts. “I joke to my physicist friends that if I had a microphone small enough, I could record the Higgs boson,” Pijanowski says...

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Scientists reconstruct speech through soundproof glass by watching a bag of potato chips

Scientists reconstruct speech through soundproof glass by watching a bag of potato chips | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it
Your bag of potato chips can hear what you're saying. Now, researchers from MIT are trying to figure out a way to make that bag of chips tell them everything that you said — and apparently they...
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Les scénographes numériques du Peacock Society – par Chloé Magdelaine pour beatalair.com

Les scénographes numériques du Peacock Society – par Chloé Magdelaine pour beatalair.com | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

Si l’on parle quasiment toujours des lines-up de Peacock Society, on s’attarde plus rarement sur les acteurs des différentes scénographies numériques innovantes qui font de ce festival une expérience multi sensorielle, qualifié à juste titre de «festival des cultures électroniques (…) de la musique aux arts visuels». Ces scénographies révolutionnent notre façon de vivre, de penser et de ressentir la musique en mettant le spectateur au centre du processus créatif.

Depuis sa création, l’agence WE LOVE ART – à l’origine du festival – œuvre pour la culture de demain dans les domaines de la musique, de la scénographie, des arts numériques et de la technologie en proposant des événements novateurs où les nouvelles technologies sont mises au service de la création et du public. Et ce n’est pas un hasard si l’agence a proposé deux années des créations dans le parcours officiel de la nuit blanche – en 2010 en collaboration avec 1024 Architecture ; et cette année sur le Pont des Invalides, pour une performance bluffante...


Une fois tous les deux mois, Beat à l’air vous emmène à la découverte des meilleures scénographies immersives mêlant art sonore et visuel.

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Artificial intelligence produces realistic sounds that cool humans by Adam Conner-Simons - MIT news

Artificial intelligence produces realistic sounds that cool humans by Adam Conner-Simons - MIT news | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

For robots to navigate the world, they need to be able to make reasonable assumptions about their surroundings and what might happen during a sequence of events.

 

One way that humans come to learn these things is through sound. For infants, poking and prodding objects is not just fun; some studies suggest that it’s actually how they develop an intuitive theory of physics. Could it be that we can get machines to learn the same way?

 

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have demonstrated an algorithm that has effectively learned how to predict sound: When shown a silent video clip of an object being hit, the algorithm can produce a sound for the hit that is realistic enough to fool human viewers...

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Soundtracker: A Portrait of Gordon Hempton - Trailer - Documentary by Nicholas J Sherman (2010)

In this documentary that shadows an Emmy Award-winning sound recordist at work, writer-director Nick Sherman captures one man’s solitary obsession with obtaining “natural” sounds in an aural world that’s littered with noise.

 

“This is a remarkable journey: a quest for imperiled Nature by an artist who never stopped listening.” -Ken Burns

 

http://www.soundtrackerthemovie.com

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Culture, not biology, decides the difference between music and noise by Lora Strum

Culture, not biology, decides the difference between music and noise by Lora Strum | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

One man’s music really is another man’s noise, based on a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The researchers found that only cultures previously exposed to Western music formed opinions on consonance and dissonance–an element of music theory that establishes consonant chords as more aurally pleasing than dissonant chords. The findings, published today in Nature, may end longstanding arguments over whether or not musical preference is biological...

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“Phantom” --- the best #sound in the world

“Phantom” --- the best #sound in the world | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

You need a big sub-woofer for big bass, right? Wrong. After 10 years of research, French acoustic engineers as Devialet just unveiled a giant step forward in audio that’s just one foot long. The Phantom is a petite, spherical, all-in-one amplifier and speaker that delivers what audiophiles think may be the best sound in the world for around $2,000.


Of course, $2,000 is pretty steep, and that’s just for one of these things. But it’s about the same as a 5.1 stereo system from Sonos or a traditional set of hi-fi speakers, sub and amp.

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Vente aux enchères de plus de 500 lots de matériels réformés de Radio France 07.06.2016

Vente aux enchères de plus de 500 lots de matériels réformés de Radio France 07.06.2016 | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

De l’analogique au numérique, 50 ans de matériel audio à Radio France Plus de 500 lots de matériels réformés de Radio France.


Vente aux enchères à la Maison de la radioDimanche 7 juin - Auditorium de Radio Francede 11h à 12h30 et de 14h00 à 18h00


Le dimanche 7 juin aura lieu la première vente aux enchères à la Maison de la radio, organisée par Art Richelieu, offrant une nouvelle vie à 500 lots de matériels réformés de Radio France.

Depuis plusieurs années, Radio France a mis en place une politique permettant d’offrir une nouvelle vie aux matériels réformés en raison des évolutions technologiques et de leur obsolescence.

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Every Noise at Once - interactive map of Every Single Musical Genre by Glenn Mcdonald

Every Noise at Once - interactive map of Every Single Musical Genre by Glenn Mcdonald | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

This is an ongoing attempt at an algorithmically-generated, readability-adjusted scatter-plot of the musical genre-space, based on data tracked and analyzed for 1374 genres by The Echo Nest. The calibration is fuzzy, but in general down is more organic, up is more mechanical and electric; left is denser and more atmospheric, right is spikier and bouncier.

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Ces bruits qui vont disparaître - par Les Inrocks

Ces bruits qui vont disparaître - par Les Inrocks | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it
Les sons qui meublent notre quotidien périssent en silence. Matériel technologique obsolète, métiers en voie de disparition… Plusieurs "banques" de sons ont déjà ouvert sur internet pour sauvegarder ce patrimoine acoustique qui disparaît progressivement.
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SID 2015 - Sounds, Images and Data Conference - 23 > 25 July 2015

SID 2015 - Sounds, Images and Data Conference - 23 > 25 July 2015 | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

Sounds, Images and Data 2015, hosted at New York University, Reinhardt School is a conference that analyzes the role of the artists and curators in creating new experiences and aesthetics in the 21st century. By mixing a series of contemporary technologies, big data, social media practices and innovative approaches both to curating and artistic practices, contemporary creators and commentators are envisaging and constructing a different world where different strands collide. These practices could be defined as convergent, but they actually bring a complexity to the field of studies that cannot be subsumed under an homologating system, rather it appears to produce multiple and sometimes contradictory aesthetics. ...

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Teenage Engineering designed a set of incredible pocket synthesizers that cost $59 each

Swedish hardware designers Teenage Engineering have made a name for themselves by building some of the most unique and creative musical gear on the market. But devices like the gorgeous,...
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Adam Donovan Robotic Sound Lens Sculpture 2012

Please watch with stereo audio and full screen! The sound recording is slightly binaural so you will get a better impression of the focused sound if you listen with headphones.

This artwork uses is a highly directional beam of sound almost like a laser. The work does not use a normal speaker but rather it is made of many small ultrasound speakers that cause some funky physics stuff and creates sound out of thin air. The work can only be heard when it is either pointing directly at you or reflecting of a wall.

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This artwork incorporates a parametric array mounted on a gimbal for human tracking.
The work also serves as a performance device to track aspects of my own body to compose music.
The Robot Sound Lens Sculpture is one of 3 new works I am developing for exhibitions and performances in 2012. The work uses the Kinect camera to track members of an audience through space projecting various memory soundscapes also based on movement.
This artwork expands on research into parametric arrays done 2001 while artist in residence at the Defence Science and Technology Organization in South Australia.
My sound lens artworks series began in 1996 evolving from previous sculptures using optics. The lens in its most simple form is a representation of a point of view while at the same time it is a real device used in physics to peer into the extents of the known Universe and also within the human body.
We all form types of lenses by the way in which we develop our perception of the world.

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Le Son est-il le système nerveux du cosmos ? par Lucile de La Reberdiere

Le Son est-il le système nerveux du cosmos ? par Lucile de La Reberdiere | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it
Il existe un moyen de rendre les sons visibles. On appelle « cymatique » cette science énigmatique, qui puise ses racines dans l'histoire de l'univers. Quelle est la nature de l'onde sonore? Que sait-on vraiment de son pouvoir sur nous?


Allemagne, 18ème siècle. Ernst Chladni est un mathématicien doué et discret. L'homme est aussi musicien et sa passion pour le violon va le conduire à une découverte extraordinaire. Saupoudrant de sable un disque de cuivre, il en frotta le bord avec son archet. La plaque se mit à vibrer et le sable à se déplacer, dessinant d'authentiques formes géométriques. « Qu'on juge de mon étonnement voyant ce que personne n'avait encore vu », dira plus tard son ami et philosophe Lichtenberg, auteur de travaux sur l'électricité statique.

Dans les années soixante, le physicien Hans Jenny sera le premier à révéler ce phénomène oublié. Grâce à l'évolution de l'électronique, il prolonge les recherches et fait varier les supports. Il invente le tonoscope, petit appareil tubulaire assorti d'une membrane sur laquelle on aura versé de la poudre, qui permet de créer des formes étonnantes avec le son de sa voix....

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