“Chicago Metra Number Station” live at Dada Sounds project

Cities & Memory maps the sounds of the world through discrete online projects. I created “Chicago Metra Number Station” for their Dada Sounds project. Artists were invited to remix field recordings of mapped locations, using DaDa-esque apporaches.

My 3-track project is included with 76 other artists, and it is live! Explore the map to hear field recordings. Explore the playlist to hear how 77 artists employed DaDaist approaches to sound-spaces fromVietnam to India to Britain & 25 other countries!

Look for the pieces labelled “Chicago Metra – ” in the playlist to hear mine [ Chuck Mix, Sapling Mix, Fontana Mix ]. I think my favorite creation so far is “Ssa-ha-la (Margate’s reimagined gulls)” but there’s so much to hear – –


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varese took pictures of the future (1958)

Always knew I had a lot in common with Varese. He of the ‘organized sound’ school of composition, responding to the sonic influences of the technological environments he lived in. Varese, Frank Zappa’a musical father.

I watched this tonight. Swoon. I have made some of the same video-collage gestures, unknowing quotes (esp. the skeletal hands – the 2-channel projection installation/performance ‘the hand remembers’ i did at the brillobox in ’09) . . . Maybe every aspiring video artist should watch it, so they don’t have to make it (but we make stuff like it anyway to learn how that language works so whatever.)

This video, from ’58. varese took a picture of the future.


a decent starting point about him : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgard_Varèse