Machine Wilderness Symposium

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Country and Region United StatesNew Mexico
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
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International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA)

Festival Description

The festival of art, nature and technology is an international symposium, exhibition, and performance platform for new and experimental arts and science. The electronic art programming includes exhibitions, performances, screenings, speakers, artists talks, educational events and parties.

Festival Dates September 19 - 24, 2012
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Featured performance 2012:
  • Frozen Music Ensemble: Pond
    September 22-23, 2012, 4:30pm to 4:30pm, the 24-hour performance takes place at Duck Pond, UNM Main Campus
    • David Dunn and Gustavo Matamoros perform the longest Frozen Music environmental activation to date. The 24-hour performance is a highlight of ISEA 2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness Conference. Frozen Music Ensemble is a unique vehicle for the development and implementation of a novel kind of extended electroacoustic music presentation. Each performance is a kind of acoustical “tuning” or redrawing of the existing aural landscape through direct sound generation and amplification. For Pond, David Dunn and Gustavo Matamoros will use loud speakers and custom-designed wireless exciters to engage Machine Wilderness audiences in multidimensional activations of the Duck Pond area at UNM’s Main Campus.The performance will include sound material recorded onsite as well as live signals from hydrophones and other custom-made transducers in combination with signals from non-linear chaotic oscillators. Throughout the performance, sounds will emanate from different locations along the site, populating the area and interacting with the existing acoustical environment. David Dunn and Gustavo Matamoros are associated with SFCA [] from Miami, Florida, USA
    • The typical Frozen Music event lasts 4-6 hours. Our first event, Canal, went on for 13 hours. Pond will sound continuously for 24 hours, making it the longest Frozen Music event to date.
    • Information: +01 505-242-1445, Free & open to the public.


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