1. Coppercussion/Papercussion


    from Nick Yulman / Added

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    Coppercussion/Papercussion is a piece created in collaboration with printmaker Hope Dector that uses copper etching plates both to imprint paper and as sound sources electromechanical percussion instruments. The piece responds to viewers' presence, altering the rhythms it plays as they get closer to it. The triggering mechanisms for the instruments (solenoids) are made up of copper coils. The piece was created for our shared exhibit at the 2011 Dumbo Arts Festival, which also featured a selection of Hope's prints and my piece "Song Cabinet" and won the Festival's Audience Choice Award.

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    • Music of the Gears


      from Alex Allmont / Added

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      This clockwork orrery continues my fascination in generating complex patterns with simple mechanisms in this piece developed for the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford. Like my Plaiting Machine this piece is driven by gravity and escaped through a flying pendulum which slowly turns three planetary bodies. As each planet's orbit completes it strikes a Tibetan singing bowl resulting in a meditative, methodical but apparently random phased performance. The site where it was exhibited holds a large number of fascinating mechanical items which are usually static or behind glass to preserve them. My intention was to breathe life into these artefacts and use the history of the space as a context for this work, i.e. the crossover between astrology and astronomy. However this contextual information was omitted from the exhibition as I prefer people to take their own meaning and I develop work from their reaction. And naturally, being LEGO, you don't want to take it too seriously! Children and adults both often spent a lot of time with this machine, just taking it in, which was a pleasure to see. Music of the Gears was exhibited between the 27th September and 2nd October as part of the museum's 'Eccentricity' exhibit. It was developed as part of the Brookes final year MA festival 'In With Between' which brought together a great range of work spanning sonic art, video, social sculpture, music, photography and storytelling. For more information please see our website at http://inwithbetween.blogspot.com. http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/music-of-the-gears/ www.alexallmont.com

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      • Illucia by Chris Novello


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        http://www.illucia.com/ http://www.paperkettle.com/ camera and editing by johngineer

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        • Stillchime No. 1 (Rev. A)


          from Christopher Ariza / Added

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          A wall-mounted, interactive, electro-acoustic, generative musical automata, controlled by an Arduino driving servo-controlled shakers, electromagnetic buzzers, and a three-color LED. Environmental inputs from light and temperature shape the large-scale generation of dynamic, generative rhythms and textures.

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          • Tom Haney "Undaunted"


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            Video featuring the Automata of artist Tom Haney. Music by AIR Video shot and edited by Nick Boxer

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            • Airplane Balancing Act with Amelia Earhart Quote


              from Don Olney / Added

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              You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the air. No batteries - just a lot of fun.

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              • dublabdub


                from Altitude Sickness / Added

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                a mashup of dublab's "bonus beat blast" from the 2011 "turning on tomorrow proton drive" performed in mlr with a monome mk kit, visuals seeded with copied OSC messages big thanks to the dublab crew and all of the artists sampled here (http://dublab.com) ))) not for laptop speakers ((( ::::::::::long description:::::::::: 'dublabdub' is composed entirely from snippets of dublab's 'bonus beat blast', from the recent 'turning on tomorrow' proton drive. the track was performed on a monome kit using the application 'mlr'. in addition to recording the audio, the button presses and LED configuration of the monome were used to generate visuals. while the audio is tightly arranged, the visuals are entirely generative and reactive. in the opening visualization, button presses impose boundary conditions on a wave as it spreads and interferes with itself. in the second part of the video, a cellular automaton is seeded with the monome's LED configuration. this project represents another installment of altitude sickness' ongoing work in visualizing his digital music making. big thanks to dublab and all of the artists sampled here. :::::works cited::::: beats from (in approximately chronological order): daedelus, asura, mnsl, james pants, co.fee, dj lengua, lawrence grey, julian sartorius, golden hits, grimm reality, gangi, eric steuer, galapagoose, wake, onkyovizion, s&ndc&stl&, yuichiro fujimoto visuals generated in Processing, with the forthcoming application 'grid goggles' some details revealed here: http://vimeo.com/24711593 these specific visualizations based on code from: rui gil (http://www.openprocessing.org/visuals/?visualID=6598) karsten schmidt (http://toxiclibs.org)

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                • August Lightning / She Rides These Hills


                  from Nick Yulman / Added

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                  I was working on this song tonight as an amazing lightning storm rolled in. It felt like they went together well... now available here: http://nickyulman.bandcamp.com/album/warsaw-machines-songs

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                  • New video of Jazz kinetic piece without background buzz!


                    from Don Olney / Added

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                    Figured out how to find copyright free music, and found free software to edit .mg4 videos to add music, so my videos of new kinetic pieces will no longer have that ambient buzz!

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                    • Automata • El Accidente de las Espinas IV: Viajero


                      from MARCOS SANCHEZ / Added

                      A mechanical sculpture made of paper, polymer clay, styrofoam, metal, polyurethane foam, paper, paper maché, clothes and ceramic. On view at Gabriela Mistral Gallery, Santiago, Chile. Visit expogabinete.com for more info and photos. ------------------------------------------------------------ Una escultura robotizada hecha de arcilla polimérica, papel, papel maché, poliestireno, espuma de poliuretano, madera, metal y cerámica. Visita expogabinete.com para más información e imágenes.

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