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Listening to art. Playing with audio. Sounding out technology. Composing in code. Rewinding the soundscape.

tangents / Sound Art (Furlong, sonochemical, toys …)

Recent Items from the World of Sound Art: Interview with early sound-art figure William Furlong, founder with Michael Archer of the publication Audio Arts, by Ilari Valbonesi (at “The tape was also an economic form of production and distribution.” … Interview with Adam Nash, whose sound work has been exhibited within the online simulation zone Second Life, at “I really love music, but I think new environments like this reveal music as an outdated concept”; more on Nash and his partner, Mami Yamanaka, at … Interview with Pipilotti Rist on how technology has become more portable … more “ladylike”: “When I started, the recorders and the cameras were so heavy”¦and we are, at least physically, weaker [laughs]. You know, it made a big difference” (at

Images of Dan McPharlin‘s toylike renderings of fictional synthesizers at (from which the above picture is borrowed); more info at … Images from a presentation by Rob Cruickshank ( … Video footage from a corridor of computer fans by Studio Roosegaarde at (screenshot directly below); more on the organization at

Lina Dzuverovic notes the current “love affair between the museum and the arts of sound” — and asks, “But will it last?” ( … Documentation, including video, of a subway “Ghost Station” installation by Kristen Roos in Toronto:; more on Roos at … Details on the Microwave International New Media Arts Festival, which ran in Hong Kong last November, at; participants included Interactive Sonic Systems (, Henry Chu (, FM3 ( and others.

Examples from Ingeborg Marie Dehs Thomas‘s “encyclopedia of radio waves” at, including the one below:

Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand‘s installation Camera Lucida: Sonochemical Observatory, “an installation work [that] visualizes a sonic wave which should be invisible,” was honored at the 2007 Japan Media Arts Festival ( … DJ Olive is among the participants at the Whitney Biennial in Manhattan (; he’s hosting a “sleepover” at the museum; elsewhere in the sprawling exhibit, a piece by Bozidar Brazda includes “a microphone [that] picks up ambient sounds from visitors to the room.” … Submissions due for the Prix Ars Electronic 2008 by March 19, 2008; details at

Reviews: Christian Marclay-curated Ensemble at ICA in Philadelphia (; Brian Belott at the gallery Canada in Manhattan (; Ivin Ballen at Winkelman in Manhattan (; Chia-Ying Lee‘s Sonic Graffiti, along with work by Mike Fleming, Kang Chang, and Kyle Millns (; Phil Kline‘s Unsilent Night in Baltimore (; Luis Gisbert at Mary Boone in Mahattan, with a score by Phoenicia (; Georg Gatsas at James Fuentes LLC, with a “recording of dark ambient rumblings and tribal drumming by the band I.U.D.” (

Back in December, sound art made Liz Smith‘s column at; the subjects included artist-brothers Shelby and Latham Gaines, who had an exhibit running at the gallery Think Tank 3 (

By Marc Weidenbaum

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