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[Nettime-ro] Social Acoustics, July 19-14, Cluj
joanne richardson on Fri, 14 Jul 2006 21:44:21 +0200 (CEST)


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[Nettime-ro] Social Acoustics, July 19-14, Cluj


Social Acoustics, July 19-24, Cluj

A week of audio workshops, sound performances and film
screenings

>From July 19-24, Paul Fyvolent, a radio activist,
artist and writer, and Daniel Gorman, an electronic
music composer, will host an interactive workshop for
artists, musicians, DJs, students and other
participants from Cluj interested in acoustic
experiments and radio art. The workshop is organized
by D Media (http://www.dmedia.ro) in collaboration
with AltArt, La Gazette and Tranzit House. It is part
of radio.territories (http://www.radia.fm), a
year-long project of radio art and urban interventions
in Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia,
Germany, Romania, Slovakia and the UK. 

The workshop focuses on using do-it-yourself media for
social change, using radio to build bridges from the
media world to physical spaces, and using ?cultural
jamming? to deconstruct existing media. Workshop
participants will create site-specific acoustic
portraits of Cluj - mixing the sounds of urban spaces
with interviews, stories and fragments that capture
(or distort) its culture and politics. The completed
works will be played at clubs and public spaces in the
city, broadcast on local radio and uploaded to
radio.indymedia.org. 

The workshop is limited to 15 participants, but there
are also public events (all in English). For more info
or to register for the workshop send an email to
jori {AT} riseup.net & adresaluiliviu {AT} yahoo.com or call
0747650343.

>> Program:

> 19 July, 16:00: Tranzit House, Str. G. Baritiu nr 16
(Public Event)
Intro to radio.territories project & workshop.
Presentation of do it yourself media practices, the
history of cultural jamming, the experimental use of
acoustics by artists and free radio projects in the US
and Europe.
> 20 July ? 23 July, 11:00 ? 18:30: Binar Center for
Digital Culture, Str. Universitatii nr 2 
Workshop (for registered participants).
> 21 July, 22:00: La Gazette, Str. Clinicilor nr 16
(Public Event)
Screening of ?Sonic Outlaws,? a film by Craig Baldwin
about cultural jamming. The term ?jamming? comes from
the practice of amateur radio pranksters who
interfered with broadcasting signals. ?Sonic Outlaws?
documents examples of jamming from Duchamp and Warhol
to Negativland - who gained underground notoriety when
they were sued by copyright U2?s copyright lawyers for
parodying their songs.
> 22 July, 22:00: La Gazette, Str. Clinicilor nr 16
(Public Event)
DJs Podp (San Francisco/Berlin) and Dan Seizure
(Edinburgh) mix up electronica, d+b & world beat with
visuals
> 23 July, Works produced during the workshop played
in Cluj and broadcast on FM ? times & places will be
announced. Look for updates on http://www.dmedia.ro
and http://romania.indymedia.org

>> About the invited artists:

Pod p, aka Paul Fyvolent, is a media activist, artist,
writer, DJ and the host of Pan Optic Radio (a mix of
audio composting and interviews with activist
artists). He has worked primarily in San Francisco and
Berlin, contributing audio, texts and films to Ars
Electronica, Next 5 Minutes, Noborder.org, Borderland
Film and Arts Festival, Resonance FM and
Radio.Indymedia.org. Pod is also a writer for
Faultlines and The Journal Of Aesthetics and Protest,
a co-founder of the Soundlab at Cellspace in San
Francisco (http://www.cellspace.org), and is active
with Electronic Frontier Foundation
(http://www.eff.org). His latest production site for
media interventions and community organisms is
http://www.xlterrestrials.org. 

Danseizure, aka Daniel Gorman, works in Edinburgh as
an experimental composer, creating hypnotic music by
sampling and distorting sounds collected from everyday
life (http://www.theforest.org.uk/music/Danseizure).
In 2004 he was awarded a Grant from the Scottish Arts
Council to work in a dome of an abandoned American
military base in Berlin, where he reversed the dome?s
original constructed purpose (to listen) to produce
abstract sound compositions. The recordings were
featured at Transmediale 2005 on the Soundscape
Website (http://berlin.soundscape-fm.net). Dan
performs at The Forest, a veggie cafe/self-organized
art space in Edinburgh. For the past year he has
worked in Bosnia Herzegovina as Director of Firefly
International, organizing exchange projects and youth
workshops.


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