Presentations in Week 10

Week 10 will see everyone giving a 5-10 minute presentation about an innovative example of using the internet for sound / music.

We are interested in innovation not just to do with distribution – but with research, collaboration and production in networks. Ideally some of thee projects will trigger ideas about how you could utilise online networks in a project of your own, whether this is the final project or something else.

eg?
- Radiohead letting audience name their price.
- Kutiman remixing youtube videos
- In the same remix vein : In B Flat, a collaborative music / spoken word project: “play these together, some or all, start them at any time, in any order”.

- Dangermouse released a blank CDR and photos by David Lynch with a web address for downloading the music.
- Alison Weiss crowdsourced the funding for recording her new EP.
- Sonic Youth twitter about their recording process. ( OK, so not particularly innovative, but what ideas does this give? How might the functionality of twitter be used to hook people into an interesting aspect of your projects? How might it create intrigue? )
- David Bowie released an ‘iPhone App that features the original multi-track stems of the song and remix capabilities’.
- Other iphone apps? An Underworld remixer, A Soulja Boy remixer, A NIN updater, etc

Tweet A Sound claims to be “social sound design”, allowing you to design a sound and share it in a community of like-minded folks. ( via Create Digital Music )

How twitter can relate to music distribution… – One musician’s experience ( Amanda Palmer ), with a record company that doesnt understand.

Discussion about the use of Twitter by DJs.

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The Net vs. Net Collective presents a networked concert with music composed and performed by several of the most prominent practitioners of the art of network music around the world.

Non Stop Music Planet – 24h of live music performances following the world time belt. Artists, performers, musicians, concert venues, radios, and entertainers were invited to participate by broadcasting sound & video content into the NSMP festival using DIY streaming technologies. The contents was broadcast on 3 screens at Point Ephémère – Paris.

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Canada’s finest, and most panda bear like scratch turnablist, Kid Koala, releases his album for free :
Here is a link to the full album
we figured you’d have more fun at the shows if you had heard these first… feel free to pass it on to your friends. enjoy.”
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Recording live to the web?

Playful use of social networks?
The network as playground : Lil B’s musical universe of 122 myspace pages..

The SOCIAL [net.work music] project and performanceis a new improvised network sound project and performance which utilizes the MySpace Music social network as its core sound library.

“… it begins on my own MySpace Music page. I select at random an artist from my “Friends Space” list and allow the page to load. Once the music begins to play, I select a friend link from that artist’s list and open the page in a new tab. This permits the music to layer over top of the previous track. The process continues until, eventually from the inability to handle the incoming data load, the browser crashes. bringing the composition to an end.
Each performance yields a spontaneous and unique, layered composition without the use of sample preparation, sophisticated hardware or software. All of the resulting audio produced in each performance is unedited and live in the moment. These works can be created and performed anywhere at anytime with simply a web browser and internet connection. I sculpt the layered audio on my end with a hacked kaoss pad, to add my own color to the sonic college.”
( via networked music )
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And not using the internet, but still a very interesting use of a network for creating music…
Dialtones (A Telesymphony)
“A large-scale concert performance whose sounds are wholly produced through the carefully choreographed ringing of the audience’s own mobile phones. Before the concert, participants register their mobile phone numbers at a series of web terminals; in exchange, new ringtone melodies are automatically transmitted to their phones, and their seating assignment tickets are generated. During the concert, the audience’s phones are dialed up by live performers, using custom software which permits as many as 60 phones to ring simultaneously. Because the exact location and tone of each participant’s mobile phone is known in advance, the Dialtones concert is able to present a diverse range of unprecedented sonic phenomena and musically interesting structures, such as waves of polyphony which cascade across the audience.”

Suite for Mobile Tags is a project based on QR-Code (Quick Response Code), which proposes an exercise of random and anonymous collective musical composition. Don’t say: I cant go to Rio. Test the suite on-line.

Related?
5 Steps to Social Media Engagement for Electronic Musicians
“A template for ’social media engagement’ – self-directed online information gathering that transitions into community-based offline knowledge exchange.”

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More via Tim / Faux Pas :
as kind of a coda to the amanda palmer thing, there’s this:
Amanda Palmer Made $19K In 10 Hours On Twitter

ghostly has made their entire back catalogue available via an iphone app

and i’ve been looking a bit at topspin as an interesting resource. When they open this up for self-service, it’ll be interesting to see if it explodes. sure everyone can DIY on the internet, but i think there’ll be a growing place in the market for services like this that can co-ordinate all the disparate things the net offers, streamline it into one management tool/dashboard that artists can control their whole online promotion/distribution/presence from…

[[ Will add more later, feel free to drop some in the comments ]]

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One Response to “Presentations in Week 10”

  1. Morgan Sully Says:

    Hey Sean,
    thanks for the linkage! I had a great conversation with some friends about the changing music landscape. Open collaboration rocks!

    I took some of our conversation and added it here:

    http://www.memeshift.com/2009/07/13/what-to-do-as-an-unknown-artistmusician/

    It applies to marketing and ‘getting the word out’ which I feel is kind of a necessary thing to do nowadays as an independent artist/musician – though much easier too. The biggest trouble is actually making sense of the tools. But then again, if you know what you want to accomplish than the tools are secondary?

    How do networked tools influence audience/content? (I’m thinking of data-driven music composition made possible with tools like MAX/MSP or Processing).

    Is the relationship between audience and performer getting closer. farther or changing completely?

    Just a few thoughts. This looks like a great course.

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