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<nettime-ann> Networked_Music_Review Commission: "ItSpace" by Peter Traub

November 15, 2007
Networked_Music_Review Commission: "ItSpace" by Peter Traub

"ItSpace" creates a network of pages within the social networking site
MySpace. Instead of people, the pages feature everyday household objects
from the artist's house. Each page has a photo of the object, a description,
and most importantly, a 1-minute piece composed of samples of the object
being struck, resonated, and so forth. All the pages, or objects, are
'friends' with each other, so that visitors who discover one object may jump
to the others to see their profiles and hear their sounds. Visitors to the
site are invited to create new "ItSpace" pages with pieces made from their
own household objects and link those in as 'friends' of the original set.

"ItSpace" is a 2007 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for
Networked_Music_Review. It was made possible with funding from the New York
State Music Fund, established by the New York State Attorney General at
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.


Peter Traub is a 4th year Ph.D. student in Composition and Computer
Technologies at the University of Virginia. He received his Master's in
Electro-Acoustic Music Composition from Dartmouth College in 1999. After
that, Peter moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where he worked as a
software engineer for five years. While gambling his daytime employment on
internet startups, he spent nights composing at Stanford's CCRMA (Center for
Computer Research in Music and Acoustics). His music and internet-based
sound art works have been played and exhibited internationally. His
interests at UV include music that utilizes computer networks, virtual and
real spaces, multi-channel composition, and the exploration of alternative
and open-source software systems for composition.

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