In the middle of Ars Electronica -and therefore in the middle of our series from "Ars"- I had a conversation with Serafine Lindemann (curator, Artcircolo), representing the mobile TV project Song fuer C, a joint endeavour by M+M (Marc Weis and Martin DeMattia), Vodafone R&D and the Hochschule für Gestalung und Kunst Zürich (HGKZ), trying to develop the new format of the mobile detective story.
For once, the intro to the (german) interview should give you most of the context, so without further ado:
Listen and enjoy!
As an aside, for the technically inclined: a press release by Vodafone, plus the (free) framework in use - and yes, the device runs linux/qtopia.. :-)
After the SemaSpace interview we continue the Ars Electronica series with another little piece of music - except that it isn't that little at all this time: It's the full recording of the two Spire concerts in the Stiftskirche St.Florian, made on 2006/09/02.
Spire is an experimental organ-based project and received an Honorary Mention in the category Digital Musics at Prix Ars Electronica 2006. The performers on the famous "Brucknerorgel" are Robert Kovács (Monastery Organist in St. Florian) and Charles Matthews (Spire), they're joined by Philip Jeck
(live turntables) and Christian Fennesz
The quality is just like what you'd expect from an amateurish bootleg recording in a very large room and a very mighty instrument such as the monastery's organs plus live electronics, which was sometimes clearly too much for my mic - but, as poor as it is, I think it might be somewhat interesting for at least some of you anyway.
So here is, in a rather abbreviated form, the listing of this artcast's content:
- Morning concert:
- Evening concert:
Note that this is in fact a rather big piece (length: 2:20:34h, size: 97M), but please:
Listen and enjoy!
The next posting is going to be an interview again - with Dr. Serafine A.I. Lindemann, representing Vodafone Research & Development and the project Song fuer C.
Continuing the Ars Electronica 2006
series, here's a conversation (in german) with Gerhard Dirmoser on SemaSpace
, an amazingly fascinating network diagram browser/editor much more powerful than others - due to its (ab-) use of a video game engine as its very base - stunning computer scientists, collectors and artists alike. It's being used to visualize the clustered topics of 27 years of the Ars Electronica festival, offering new ways to visually discover new interconnections and insights into the development of media arts and its theory.
Before listening to the conversation (36 min, uncut), you'll best take a look at a short video demonstrating SemaSpace
. But then: Listen and enjoy!
We're starting to release the material recorded at Ars Electronica 2006 with a relatively easy one - not an interview, but the as-is recording of Michael Nyman performing a piece of his on the bells of the augistinian monastery of St.Florian near Linz.
At the beginning there's a short austro-english greeting by the organizers (Nyman didn't want to talk that day), then there's about 15 minutes of the Nyman bell piece, mixed with the sound of people enjoying the Novizengarten (14Mb, average quality).
Listen and enjoy!
ArtCast (Hannes, with Jan
as a senior expert) currently is in Linz at Ars Electronica
, recording 5-8 hours of content a day: Presentations and concerts, lectures and, of course, interviews . Processing and filtering is being done constantly, expect a number of postings soon.
In the meantime, you can listen to the podcast the organizers are publishing
, containing all talking done during the officially central symposia with the contest winners and celebrities.