19August2011 The Sound of Dead Languages

The Sound of Dead Languages by phonophani A mini-LP with a collection of various experiments based on audio clips of dead or dying languages. What is a language? What do we loose when a language dies? If not any meaning, then at least the unique sound. Each track tries to extract harmony, rhythm and timbre from recordings made of the last speakers of various languges. The set is released under a Creative Commons License.

26June2011 Phonophani - "Nold" (Live)

Phonophani - "Nold" (Live) from Material Vision on Vimeo.

Live from the 2011 Présences Électronique Festival, Paris. Video and sound by François Bonnet INA/GRM.

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25May2011 Exhibition on Sonic Interaction Design

I exhibit a musical instrument made for the iPad called "the Movement I-X" at the SID exhibition that opens at the Technical Museum in Oslo on Sunday 29. May at 18.00. Welcome!

"Sound can be one of the principal channels conveying information, meaning, and aesthetic/emotional qualities in interactive contexts. The 12 works of this exhibition showcase the use of Sonic Interaction Design within arts, music and design, and also provide examples of sonification for research and artistic purposes.

The exhibition features works by: Christian Graupner, Roberto Zappalà, Norbert Schnell & Nils Peters (DE/IT/FR), Espen Sommer Eide (NO), Gerhard Eckel (AT), Jessica Thompson (CA), Joshue Ott & Morgan Packard (US), Michael Markert (DE), Natasha Barrett & Karen Mair (NO), René Tünnermann, Till Bovermann & Thomas Hermann (FI/DE), Satoshi Morita (JP/GE), scenocosme (Grégory Lasserre and Anaïs met den Ancxt) (FR), Steve Symons (UK) og Thomas Hermann & Risto Koiva (DE/EE)."

more info here


23May2011 Salmonsens Arkivsirkus

I mange borgalege heimar på tjuetalet sa man at Salmonsens Konversationsleksikon var som å ha ein hest i bokhylla. Lærmengda i permane tilsvara ein heil hingst. Det megalomane 24 bind store norsk-danske leksikon. Trykt av ein dedikert dansk boktrykkar – Isaac Salmonsen og hans namnlause bror. Tusenvis av artiklar om for lengst utdøydde dyr, ideologiar og mennesketypar.
Desse artiklane blei arkiverte live av Nicholas H. Møllerhaug & Espen Sommer Eide (aka Pilota – som tidlegare drifta Trollofonen, Klubb Pilota, Rural Readers m.m.) på Landmark 30.04.2011 – ved å bruke eit nytt digitaliseringssystem. Spesialutvikla for anledninga. Arkivmaterialet blei umiddelbart bli kommentert live av to legendariske sjangersprengande songarar: Jaap Blonk og Attila Csihar.


06May2011 Alog and the Ligetizer at Stedelijk Museum

Here are some snapshots from the building of the installation/concert piece Alog performed at the Stedelijk Museum 28. April.



And a short video:


27April2011 SALMONSENS ARKIVSIRKUS

The arkivsirkus is back! This time Møllerhaug & Eide will do live archiving to the songs of Attila Csihar and Jaap Blonk. Also Karen Skogs Orkester will play their beautiful instruments.

Attila Csihar aka Void ov Voices (Mayhem/ SUNN 0)))
Jaap Blonk
Karen Skog Orkester
Møllerhaug & Eide (Live-arkivering)

read more (norwegian)


27April2011 Hear it! – a playlist for the Stedelijk Museum

On Thursday 28 April the Stedelijk Museum and Non-fiction present Hear it! – a playlist for the Stedelijk Museum, with works by Dick Raaymakers, Alvin Lucier, Mark Bain and Gert-Jan Prins, and performances by Paul Panhuysen, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Alog, Claron McFadden and many others.

“I don't separate ‘Sound Art’ from ‘music’. I am one person; my ideas come from the same place.”

- Alvin Lucier

A playlist for the museum

Hear It! is presenting a playlist of these different types of work with sound, and is presenting different generations of musicians and artists who work with sound in their own way. This evening does not aim to provide a historical cross-section of sound in the arts, but is a personal playlist of works from the collection of the Stedelijk Museum and performances by (international) artists and musicians who are exploring the limits of the building and sound. The evening was organised intuitively by listening carefully to the building, the collection and the public, and is possibly most comparable to the way in which a DJ works, or to the musical experience you have with Soundcloud and Spotify. That is why there is a mixed succession of a Siren, a Norwegian DIY band, a Gregorian choir and the public which assumes the role of composer and performer, amongst others.

The sound of now, since 1952

It is now almost 60 years since director Willem Sandberg embraced music in the Stedelijk with his famous series ‘The Music of Now’ in 1952. Sandberg’s view was that the museum should provide room for other art forms than visual art as well, including contemporary music. Since then contemporary music has assumed many different forms and is described in various ways: as experimental music, sound art, sound performances, sound sculptures and audio culture. Some musicians call themselves ‘artists’ and some artworks are characterised as being ‘musical’. It is not always completely clear, but what is evident is that there is great deal happening at the point where the visual arts, music and sound come together.

Performances by

Aardvarck (NL) / Alog (NO) / Nathalie Bruys (NL) / Carl Michael von Hausswolff (SE) / Allard van Hoorn (NL) / Brandon LaBelle (USA) / Claron McFadden (USA/NL) / Gabriel Lester (NL) / Paul Panhuysen (NL) / Sarah van Sonsbeeck (NL)  / Schola Cantorum Amsterdam (NL) / Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht (NL)

Works by

Mark Bain (USA/NL) / Pierre Bastien (FR) / John Cage (USA) / Alvin Lucier (USA) / Gert-Jan Prins (NL) / Dick Raaymakers (NL)

Introduction by

Harold Schellinx / Juha van ‘t Zelfde

Compiled by

Michiel van Iersel & Juha van ‘t Zelfde (Non-fiction)


14April2011 Radio Arc

Radio Arc from Material Vision on Vimeo.

I received my Arc today. After unboxing, I updated an old patch I had lying around to be controlled by it. The patch mimics a long-wave radio, and the "stations" I tune into are soundfiles lying on my desktop. It was actually originally made to be controlled by the Griffin Powermate knob. But this upgrade to Arc gives me much better control through high resolution and visual feedback. One knob is for tuning in larger/coarser steps and the other for fine tuning into the stations spread around the Arc.


06March2011 Len Live at HKS, Bergen 6.3.2011

Len Live at HKS, Bergen
From H.C. Giljes Flickr set.
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28February2011 Immaterials: Light Painting WIFI

Einar Sneve Martinussen, Timo Arnall and Jørn Knutsen just released a great WIFI lightpainting video. Music score by Phonophani.

Immaterials: Light painting WiFi from Timo on Vimeo.

This project explores the invisible terrain of WiFi networks in urban spaces by light painting signal strength in long-exposure photographs.

A four-metre long measuring rod with 80 points of light reveals cross-sections through WiFi networks using a photographic technique called light-painting.

More here:
http://www.nearfield.org/2011/02/wifi-light-painting
http://yourban.no/2011/02/22/immaterials-light-painting-wifi/

Photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/timo/sets/72157626020532597/

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13February2011 Black Warrior Review: Sound Art

A new issue of Black Water Review is out. Including a sound art section were I contribute a track "Mjuklia". Check it out. 5. Mjuklia by aagnone
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12February2011 Spring dates

Some more Phonophani dates for March:

5. March: HKS, Bergen (music for Len Lye film).
11. March: Knipsu, Bergen (presentation/performance "the sound of dead languages")
23. March: Blå, Oslo (with Pierre Bastien)
24. March: Borealis/Landmark, Bergen (with Pierre Bastien)
27. March: Presences Electronique / GRM, Paris
31. March: Athens (with Pierre Bastien)

See you there!


24January2011 Phonophani Japan Tour 16.-26. February

Finally all is ready for the Phonophani tour of Japan! Together with Sigbjørn Apeland and Alexander Rishaug I will play a series of concerts, many of them in collaboration with local japanese artists. 

The dates and venues are:

16.2 Tokyo, Gift
17.2 Kyoto, Urbanguilde 
18.2 Osaka, Common Cafe
19.2 Kobe, Guggenheim House
24.2 Nara, Sample, White Room
25.2 Nagoya, K.D.Japon
26.2 Tokyo, Soup

And here are some of the musicians we will meet up with:

Sean Roe electronics
http://www.myspace.com/sseeaannrrooee
Yosuke Fujita - Pipe organ
http://fujita-yosuke.moo.jp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9G8c25GqIY&feature=player_embedded
Haco - voice/electronics
http://www.myspace.com/hacohaco
Reiko Imanishi - koto
http://www.myspace.com/reikoimanishi                  
Ali Moromoto - toy instruments and Game Boys 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SJV5R0vONo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTx19PsH_7A
Akinori Yamazaki - guitar 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9J8eVrNEJc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ24MgDEr58
Tim Olive - guitar/electronics 
http://www.myspace.com/timolive
Yasuhiro Usui - guitar Ryoko Ono - alto sax Taro
Tatsumaki - drums 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqgDPmgKAmg
ZONZONO - sampler/electronics 
Hosomi Sakana - electronics 
http://www.myspace.com/sakanahosomi
http://www.myspace.com/video/sakanahosomi/to-fill-you-up-to-empty-you-hosomi/25391640

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01January2011 And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing

And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing from Verdensteatret on Vimeo.

35 min documentation of Verdensteatret's live performance "And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing"


01November2010 Upcoming shows

Some very special phonophani shows coming up in November. 

First up are my collaboration with french instrument builder extraordinaire, Pierre Bastien. We will play two concerts as part of the Les Borealés festival in Caen, France. 

19. Nov 21h Auditorium de Bayeux
22. Nov 21h Maison de l’étudiant, Caen

More concerts with this project are being planned for 2011.

Following this I will do two special edition duo concerts as Phonophani + Sigbjørn Apeland (Harmonium). 

28. Nov 17h Blackbox, Dostoevsky Literary-Memorial Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
1. Des 20h AB, Brussels, Belgium

See you there!

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