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Joana Vasconcelos at Manchester Art Gallery Time Machine includes many works that will be displayed amongst Manchester Art Gallery’s permanent collection galleries. There will be pieces placed in the Craft & Design gallery, the Victorian rooms and in the Pre-Raphaelite gallery. Each piece was inspired by the subject matter within the gallery. Secret Thirteen - Infinite Music and Art Journal The author of the mix is Joseph Sannicandro (b. 1984), a writer, sound artist and scholar currently based in Minneapolis, where he is pursuing his PhD in Cultural Studies. His research interests include phenomenology, Hannah Arendt, Heidegger, Nietzsche, online education, new media, critical theories of technology, re-appropriation in art, copyright reform, Deleuze & Guattari, Radio Alice, Italian cultural history, and ecology. Moreover, Joseph is a co-founder of A Closer Listen community, where he publishes Sound Propositions, a series of essays and in-depth interviews with artists discussing their creative practices, deemphasizing gear fetishism.
the-echoes-of-hearts-long-silenced Photo Efforts to record the pattern of human heartbeats — the wavy lines so familiar on hospital monitors — go back at least to 1854, when a German scientist pressed a weighted plate against an artery, connected it to a stylus made of a strand of hair, and traced the pulsations on a moving strip of paper blackened by the soot of an oil lamp. Now, using innovative digital processing techniques to turn pictures of repeating waveforms into sounds, an artist and a sound historian have converted that mute pattern of lines into the rhythmic lub-dub of a heart. And working with a slightly newer medical chart, they have resurrected in sound the pulse of a 100-year-old Frenchman whose heart started beating in 1769, 20 years before the French Revolution. The artist, Dario Robleto, was doing research on artificial hearts for a conceptual art installation in Houston when he met the historian, Patrick Feaster, while both were on a fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution in 2011. (Dr.
QUIZ: What typeface are you? Have you ever wondered which typeface is best suited to your personality? Are you more of a relaxed script font, or assertive, bold sans serif? Never fear, guys, we're here to help with these burning questions. Simply take our fun typography quiz and find your perfect font match! What typeface are you? Let us know in the comments below. Episode #16: Song Swap In 1857 Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville was granted a patent for an invention he called the “Phonautograph.” The contraption was the first to capture sounds, but it did not have a mechanism to play them back. These sounds were locked away until 2008 when researchers found a way to recreate them through modern technology. Around the time that those sounds were being revived, the decision was made to intentionally make the recording of a song as rare and unique as recordings once were.
Hypnotic GIFs That Get Better the Longer You Stare at Them Erik Söderberg Fractals—shapes that self-repeat in smaller forms again and again an infinite number of times—typically get represented as psychedelic, bacterial, tie-dye swirls. That’s possibly because the study of fractals gained traction in the 1970s, even though the geometry has always existed in natural forms like broccoli or ice formations. Erik Söderberg’s fractal animations are certainly psychedelic, but they’re of the M.C. Escher-does-op art variety, rather than the black light posters-in-the-basement kind. AdHoc Our Favorite Albums of 2014 This list will appear in this month's edition of the AdHoc zine. Preorder Issue 3 or subscribe. Actress: Ghettoville [Werkdisks] When I interviewed Actress for The FADER this year, he described Ghettoville to me as a concept album about being homeless but having a laptop with musical software on it. He even suggested that he made the album in the hopes of imparting a piece of life advice to his listeners: “If there is one sort of profound moral, it’s just to consider other people a bit more.
Download more than 100 classic hardcore rave and jungle mixtapes We’ve hit the motherlode. Nostalgic for hardcore rave and oldschool jungle? Rinse FM veteran Stamina MC has you covered. Artist Transforms Old Paintbrushes Into Delicate Ladies San Francisco-based artist Rebecca Szeto uses paintbrushes to create her artwork, but we’re betting you weren’t expecting exactly how she uses them. She carves the ends of her used paintbrushes into refined painted renaissance ladies, and the colorful used brush hairs become the sweeping elegant fibers of their gowns. “These works play with notions of re-forming beauty and value,” writes Szeto in her artist’s statement. “I use humble, end-of-life, mass-produced materials inspired by my experience as a faux finisher.” Rebecca agreed to answer some of Bored Panda’s questions about her work, so read on for more!
Radio Yak: Alessandro Bosetti - Soundproof Radio Yaks: A Soundproof series in which eminent producers from around the world share audio they’re crazy about, and tell us why. For Soundproof's next Radio Yak, Italian composer, Alessandro Bosetti, curates an hour of radio works that have pricked his ears. When asked if he is a performer, composer, writer, sound poet, or sound artist his answer is simple – he is a musician and his material is language. These 20 Unorthodox Instruments Are Making the Music of the Future The Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition doesn’t crown any old clarinet or guitar. Nicknamed the “X-Prize of musical instruments,” the annual Georgia Tech competition showcases the revolutionary ideas and innovations that are changing the way music is made and experienced, and highlights some of the best instrument makers in the world. “A lot of what the judges have to deal with is trying to define for themselves what it means to be a musical instrument. Then they can begin to understand what is an effective or a particularly exemplary or transformative example,” explains Jason Freeman, an assistant professor at the school of music in the preview video. This year, the competition featured 20 semifinalists, with instruments that ranged from sculptable interfaces to the Space Age string instrument, the Yaybahar. Below, check out the nominees, and stay tuned for the winners who will be announced in February: