‘We don’t want anybody just turning a radio telescope on the sky and sending their own messages to the source.’
by Jon Ronson
If we are ever contacted by aliens, the man I’m having lunch with will be one of the first humans to know. His name is Paul Davies and he’s chair of the Seti (Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Post-Detection Task Group. They’re a group of the world’s most eminent scientists and will be, come the big day, the planet’s alien welcome committee. His is an awesome responsibility, and one he doesn’t take lightly.
Micah Frank, born 1977 in Columbia, Missouri, is a New York City based composer, sound designer and live performer developed Tectonic system to create realtime synthesis based on data from seismic activity.
Tectonic is a sound sculpture created in real time by earthquakes as they occur across the globe. A tightly integrated system between Max/MSP, Google Earth and Ableton Live processes a stream of real-time data that is translated into synthesis and sample playback parameters.
Exclusive extended alternate version of “Tober” from the The Dark Is Rising12″/CD by The Village Orchestra released on Stuff Records in January 2009
Ruaridh Law by birth, T.V.O is one of the country’s most meticulous DJs, and as a former member of cult electronica group Marcia Blaine School for Girls, he’s also a superb producer in his own right: most recently showcased by his ability to both release driving techno singles for labels like Stuff Records, and to indulge his experimental side on ambient/found sound albums for Highpoint Lowlife – this year’s I Can Hear The Sirens Again a particular highlight.
Musician and artist Cosey Fanni Tutti talks to the folks at the Tate gallery’s video channel, TateShots as part of their six episode Sound & Vision series looking at artists whose work uses both visual art and music. Featured in forthcoming instalments will be David Byrne, Lydia Lunch and Mark E Smith amongst others.
All kinds of of devices have been dubbed “sonic blasters” — from the Long Range Acoustic Device super loudhailer to the piercing Banshee to the Inferno (“most unbearable, gut-wrenching noise I’ve ever heard in my life” according to Wired.com’s own Sharon Weinberger).
But a new device, developed in Israel, merits the “sonic blaster” label more than most: the Thunder Generator really is a blaster, producing a series of ear-splitting explosions. Some are so loud they could be deadly.
Timeless describes moments outside of time – moments that exist so deep inside history that they break through that finite grid. Timeless: The Composer/Arranger Series compiled by Mochilla is an homage to the composer-arrangers that have influenced hip-hop in the most literal and profound ways.
Dorian Concept creates music. Dorian Concept is a modest megalomaniac.
It´s megalomania meets modesty, creating down toned megalomania. It’s the irritation which causes clarity that evokes further irritation. Here comes the deepness of confuse funk chords, accompanied by a thundering bass cloud. Is it really modesty we are witnessing?