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The satisfying crunch of crushing some crap has never been more enjoyable. Dmitry Morozov, working under his ::vtol:: alias, was commissioned to make an installation for Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow recently and what he devised allowed visitors to come in, enjoy a little destruction and come away with a keepsake of creation. The basics of […]

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Russian sound and technology artist ::vtol:: has created a spinning, levitating speaker which emits glitchy noise. The speaker spins fast or slow, LED lights flash and the noises it makes sound a lot like an old dial up modem. The speaker receives noise using bluetooth and the sound is created using “pure data.” The project Division By […]

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Steve Bates metaphorically symbolic Concertina melds conceptual art into a functioning instrument. The piece uses a coil of barbed wire, electronic charges and radio transmitters, along with actual concertina samples, to create a droning, strangely beautiful music. Neural Magazine recently profiled the project, writing about Bates’ inspiration: In the jungles of Central America legend tells that rebel groups […]

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CloudChamber is an online project which takes submitted Soundcloud links and plays them into the Reverberation Chamber at the National Physical Laboratory in London. The sound of your mp3 reverberating against the walls of this chamber is recorded, processed, and re-uploaded to Soundcloud so you can compare it to the original. CloudChamber describes the mechanics […]

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MSHR’s stage is one giant musical instrument, a sculpture made of mirrors and fluorescent plastic. It’s laser-cut into latices of glyphs connected by wires, with plates curving into square, kaleidoscope shapes and lasers cutting through the fog. Their other instruments are custom-built from analog synthesizers, optical sensors, oscillators, light bulbs, microphones and seashells. As they perform, moving […]

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Holly Herndon is an artist interested in how the spaces we inhabit in the digital world become physical. In her video for “Chorus” off her 2014 EP of the same name, she explores how we coexist with technology. Her collaborators Akihiko Taniguchi and Mat Dryhurst created the video using clips sourced from friends and rendered in glitchy […]

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This new sculptural sound piece from Moscow-based Dmitry Morozov aka ::vtol:: reads tattoos as sheet music, producing a textured electronic noise track. Reading My Body (2014): this is a special instrument that combines human body and robotic system into a single entity that is designed to automate creative process in an attempt to represent the artist and his instrument […]

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Here’s a fresh artwork by David Renault over at F.A.T. It involves breaking into a lot of abandoned construction equipment in Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande of north-western France with a horn, some air tubes and something sharp enough to punch through industrial strength tire. Presenting, Dernier Souffle (The Last Breath). Honk your dead heart out, you annoying fucking thing. Renault’s past “Previously […]

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Space Replay, a project by British design students Francessco Tacchini, Julinka Ebhardt and Will Yates-Johnson, is listening to your every word. Taking the form of a menacing black sphere, it floats around aimlessly, recording everything it hears. Later, it plays those sounds back, echoing the human activity it just witnessed. As otherworldly as Space Replay feels, it’s mechanics […]

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Anywhere (2014) is a brand new sound art project by Moscow-based media-artist Dmitry Morozov aka ::vtol:: — a “pseudo multichannel personal autonomous sound installation with 10 panning spots.” It is, essentially, an umbrella skeleton that unfolds to hand 10 mini speakers around your head for ultimate sound piece immersion. Anywhere is made of “10 speakers,  optical relays, arduino uno
, micro […]

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