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[ rectificatif -- In the wake of the ongoing social actions, strikes and all other - so very justified - public unrest in Paris and elsewhere in France, april 4th's, 2006 Hors d'Oeuvres dinner/concert by Cosmodrone at Mains d'Oeuvres in Saint-Ouen has been canceled, and postponed till tuesday may 2nd ... ]

100+ new (r)audio philes ... [3]

april 04, 2006.

The latest - seventh - edition of Raudio, our no beginning, no end web stream, has been continuously evolving for about three months now, into a brand new 'one audio main thing' made up out of more than one hundred audio~files contributed by some twenty eight audio~philes of some ten different nationalities :: together - without repetitions - summing up to about four hours and a half of pure sound ...

[ This is the third - and last - in a series of soundblog entries providing some details for this edition's contributions ... ([prev.])

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If your browser comes equipped with a recent Quicktime plugin you may just click this Raudio button. It will open a small pop-up which is nothing short of a 'dedicated Raudio player', that streams the current edition for you while you continue to read the rest of this entry ... ]

I already started putting together the playlist for the next - the eight - edition of Raudio, but there do remain a couple of contributions to the current - seventh - edition that I did not give you any details on, yet ... if I'm not mistaken, the couple actually is two ... both among the latest additions to the stream, and both from ... Germany ...

michael petersRegular viewers may have come across Michael Peters and his divers acitivities in several earlier SB entries, most notably in relation to the my2k project. He already contributed to several of the earlier raudio editions, for instance with a selection of tracks from his cut-up radio album. Michael contributed 6 new tracks to Raudio 7 ... "Totally wacky music/sounds, as one would expect," he specifies in an email accompanying his contribution ... you will hear 'radio related' work, like a slightly treated recording from "a Christian indoctrination program for children in New York, 1986 [...] pitched down 4 or 5 notes" and a new cut-up radio track, a 'computer music experiment' from 1995 using the Gumowski-Mira strange attractor, and a number of 'field recording based' tracks: 'the fun of it' ("I don't quite remember what we did that was so funny, but it had to do with fireworks"); in 'slidescan times 16' one hears "the sound of a Braun slide scanner, scanning a complete magazine of slides [...] sped up 16 times ..."; 'not an animal' is a background/foreground track, with "in the background a field recording of birds and hen", and "in the foreground: the slowed-down tweeting sound of a thermos bottle filled with hot tea, releasing tiny amounts of hot steam..."

instruments CD Frankfurt based german composer Ralph Lichtensteiger sent me an voluminous and rich selection of tracks. All of his music is documented very meticulously on his web site, which is literally crammed with pictures, music and art related theoretical and philosophical texts and quotes. Especially recommended: a series of 'silence' related short texts, based upon an (I guess still valid) open call for contributions.

In Raudio #07 you hear two pieces from Ralph's Montages Pieces II (planned as part of the follow-up to his 2004 'Studies and Montage Pieces' CD), two 'Depolarisation' tracks (from his Instruments CD) and Saint Croix One (from 'Montmajour').

[ Next related SB-entry: jam karet? ; earlier related SB-entry: 100+ new (r)audio philes ... (2) ]

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Read about the ookoi and Raudio and Stduio on the SoundBlog:
(2021, november 01) - Awesome Foursomes (v) - No. 954
(2021, august 20) - Awesome Foursomes (iv) - No. 793
(2021, july 18) - Awesome Foursomes (iii) - No. 562
(2021, july 09) - Awesome Foursomes (ii)- No. 284
(2021, june 21) - Awesome Foursomes (i) - No. 019
(2021, may 31) - d.ookoi writes b.ookoi (i)
(2020, january 26) - STDUIO Arti: aLife @Hal-fIve
(2020, january 25) - STDUIO Arti: The LⒶst Weekend
(2019, march 03) - ookoi 2.0: the remake of a spect[r]al b[r]and
(2017, april 12) - 1024
(2015, march 07) - The men once in green are now writing a book!
(2014, may 09) - You are NOT Hier!
(2013, july 03) - How to keep devils away
(2013, may 06) - Next Numbr!
(2012, june 24) - Ninja Fruit Plus Instruments
(2012, may 06) - Y.3 = Yltra !
(2012, may 06) - Our final gig / Ons laatste optreden
(2010, may 23) - 'Raise the trumpet, sound the drum'
(2010, april 02) - [Second Life and WudyWudy]
(2010, january 05) - ookoi: onderood
(2009, november 17) - Soli Deo Gloria !
(2009, october 10) - Project Icarus OST
(2009, august 24) - ookoi ShakeNRoll
(2009, july 18) - Pure . Reactive . Music . Hack Day
(2009, april 07) - "Blood and Bottom" (Raudi0GaGa)
(2009, february 21) - Insular arithmetic (ookoi toont)
(2009, january 31) - A glimpse of Heesbeen
(2009, january 15) - Rien à voir
(2008, october 02) - The right to be slow
(2008, june 06) - Raudio Graffiti: almost live !
(2008, february 24) - The Great Washing
(2007, december 04) - I'm an island
(2007, november 20) - Live Beyond the Paradiso, Amsterdam
(2007, september 04) - leve ookoi! (3)
(2007, august 22) - leve ookoi! (2)
(2007, august 12) - leve ookoi! (1)
(2007, april 12) - Back to Berling [Raudio 11/15]
(2007, march 24) - Vicky, Killers and Avatars
(2007, february 15) - Every presentation is a premiere
(2007, january 25) - 1024 Waarden, by ookoi
(2007, january 19) - Preparations for a Second Life
(2006, november 05) - Cellarlar Heroes
(2006, october 20) - Funky shit
(2006, august 14) - placard : la générale
(2006, july 07) - de-'tails of lite house keeping'
(2006, may 06) - jam karet?
(2006, april 04) - 100+ new (r)audio philes ... [3] [Raudio 07]
(2006, march 20) - raudio @cosman's
(2006, march 12) - 100+ new (r)audio philes ... [2] [Raudio 07]
(2006, march 03) - 100+ new (r)audio philes ... [1] [Raudio 07]
(2005, october 12) - Raudio #06 [Raudio 06]
(2005, september 25) - 0 OK, 0:1, life on ze road
(2005, july 31) - Outside - Inside Paradiso
(2005, june 18) - Sand-Y da-Y #5-7 [Raudio 05]
(2005, june 05) - Sand-Y :: da-Y #04 - da birds
(2005, may 26-24) - Sand-Y :: da-Y #03, #02, #01 - Crew cut ; "The truth is out here" ; ::
(2005, may 14) - 9 Beet Stretch [Raudio Special]
(2005, march 31) - Raudio #04 :: "GespRek 1982-2005" [Raudio 04]
(2005, february 10) - raudio #3 (drie/three) [Raudio 03]
(2004, december 08) - pure sound [Raudio 02]
(2004, november 24) - other, and good news! [Raudio 01]
(2004, october 10) - raudio launched
(2004, september 24) - made in ameland
(2004, june 09) - boyzz buzz # listen!global corpus
(2004, may 20-31) - >∞-îl_o_tré

Read some of the ookoi's papers [pdf]:
(2014) - Localized Sounds, Sounding Locations.
Presented at the International Symposium "Locative Media and Sound Art", Kortrijk (be)
(2007) - ookoi - Uptime Publishing Demonstration. (With Jay Needham.)

Read about the ookoi in Gonzo (Circus) [Dutch]:
Gonzo #88, september/october 2008 - Zelfcomponerende Klankstukken

ookoi - The works:
(2017) Weekly, 10'24" :: ookoi dooki podcast
(2014) HIER - iPhone app, 4 track album of localized Future Popp
(2013) Y ¬ Y.1024 (HTML5 web app)
(2013) Wandelzand - iPhone app, soundwalk for the Dutch isle of Ameland
(2012) Palm Top Theatre V2
(2010) WudyWudy, machina movie, filmed in Second Life by Evo Szuyuan (trailer)
(2009) ookoi_@_E@rport, Amsterdam - channel 19 of the RAUDIO IIIII streaming audio art iThing app
(2009) ShakeNRoll, Project Icarus OST - scenes for the RJDJ reactive music iPhone platform
(2009) iRingg®, iPhone ringtones
(2009) 2525 (video)
(2008) L'Ecoute - public space screen video
(2008) Jam Karet I & Jam Karet IV - pocket movies
(2007) Live beyond the Paradiso (USB-stick data-dump)
(2007) Leve ookoi! - channel 16 of the RAUDIO IIIII streaming audio art iThing app
(2007) 1024 (DVD)
(2007) 1024 Waarden - flash animation
(2006) "Roam Stroam" - channel 12 of the RAUDIO IIIII streaming audio art iThing app
(2006) Tijdrekken - flash animation
(2005) Sand-Y (Zandoog) - channel 7 of the RAUDIO IIIII streaming audio art iThing app
(2004) Muziektafel-Tafelmuziek (CD)
...
(1980) Signs and Symptoms


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brahem machines

march 28, 2006.

Had a pleasant surprise when entering the 'coeur de ville' building, opposite the town hall, in Vincennes yesterday afternoon. The walls of the long and high 'rue intérieure' had just been lined with a large collection of strange, but also classic and majestic, looking machines. Constructs with some of that typical 19th century 'weird science and mad inventors' feel ... sound machines ... mechanical sound machines ... 'Musical machines' (machines musicales), it reads on the sober green 'pamphlet' that accompanies the show.

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There are about twenty of them, designed and created by Claudine Brahem. Some of them, the pamphlet explains, were commissioned for music theatre pieces. Like (see pictures) the curious rolling double bass kettle drum, that stems from a 1994 collaboration with choreographer François Verret and Fred Frith (Nous sommes des vaincus). brahem machine Or the very simple but effective énumération 'toys', consisting in a spiral slide, a swing and a wheel, which are among the Brahem machines that figure in music theatre pieces by Georges Aperghis. Another one of these is the rather more 'complicated' tricyclist-orchestra ('Eclipse partielle').

Other machines were made for the exposition (they have been, as googling learnt me, exposed already at several other places during the last couple of years), and "mettent en oeuvre des mécanismes racontant une histoire sonore" ... I suppose that among these 'special constructs' are the five, what might be described as, 'mechanical generators of classical horror B-movie sounds' ... Maybe these are my favorites among the many nice constructions on view ... Besides my camera, I had a (monophonic) microcassette dictaphone in my pocket, and though there are some 'do not touch' signs, one is allowed to 'sound' many of the musical machines. So I did record some of it, and I used this recording to compile for you a short lo-fi Brahem machines monosonorama, which I join as a podcast to this entry. You may listen to short samples from four of Brahem's 'horror machines', in order: baptème par le feu et l'eau chaude, danse des fantômes, course du petit garçon poursuivi par un essaim d'abeilles and the machine à intempéries.

The last minute or so of the recording will give you a (but shallow!) impression of what happened when at some point a couple of kids, arriving in the hall after their music lessons (the Vincennes music school is in the same building), discovered the machines, and had a go at them in the cathedral-like reverberating space ... Ah, now that was having fun ... you should have seen and heard that for real ... The Brahem machines are solid, and very well constructed, but I doubt they (anything) can survive many such 'attacks', were they to continue ... :-) ...

[ The Brahem machines are on show only for a couple of days (march 28-30, and april 3-7) along the rue intérieure of the Coeur de Ville building in Vincennes (98, rue de Fontenay). They will be used in the Coeur de Ville auditorium on this saturday april 1st (16h), when Jean-Pierre Drouet will perform Georges Aperghis' Parcours. After april 7th, they move to the reception of the Vincennes conservatory, on the second floor of the Coeur de Ville building, where they can be visited until june 30th: on tuesdays between 18h30 and 20h, wednesdays between 11h45 and 12h30, 15h and 15h45, 18h and 20h, on thursdays between 18h30 and 20h; on saturdays one may opt for a tour with Claudine Brahem, on appointment (phone the conservatory at 01 43 98 68 68) ... ]

[ earlier related SB-entry: machines sonores ]

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