. AUSTRALIA PARTICIPANTS
NORIE NEUMARK, Convener
Norie is an Associate Professor in the Dept of Media Arts, Communication
and Information, University of Technology, Sydney; Fellow of The Society
for the Humanities, Cornell University, 1999-2000.
Norie is a sound/radio and new media artist whose radiophonic works have
been commissioned and broadcast by the Listening Room, ABC Classic FM.
Her new media work, the multi award winning CD ROM, Shock in the Ear,
was funded by the New Media Arts Fund of the Australia Council and by
the Australian Film Commission, and has been exhibited in festivals, competitions
and galleries in Australia and internationally. Norie’s new media
installations have been exhibited in Australia, Germany and the U.S. Her
published works include articles in Essays in Sound, Leonardo
and Media Information Australia, and books, such as Writing
Aloud: The Sonics of Language. She is currently co-editing At a
Distance: precursors to internet art and activism (forthcoming, MIT
Press) In 2002, with her out-of-sync collaborator, Maria Miranda, she
was invited to join ICOLS.org, as rumorologists (aka, Professore Rumore
and Doktor Rumour) and to perform at the opening.
Ian Andrews, born 1961 (Australia) is a Sydney based independent film,
video and sound artist who has been practicing since 1981. He studied
electronics TAFE in order to achieve the knowledge and skills to build
his own electronic instruments and video equipment, and studied film and
sound at the University of Technology Sydney. He has written several essays
on sound which were published in periodicals such as NMA and Essays
His latest work consists of a series of online generative sound pieces,
video/sound installation works, and a series of experimental music CDs.
Andrews has exhibited his works in various international film and media
art festivals. He has spoken about and presented his work at various conferences,
both nationally and internationally. In June 2001 he presented a retrospective
of his work, from 1983 to 2000, as part of the Sydney Film Festival.
In 1983 Jim studied in Tokyo with shakuhachi master Yamaguchi Goro.
Improvisation, with its emphasis on spontaneity, site-specific work and
collaboration has been central to his work. He sees no clear distinctions
between his roles as instrumentalist, improviser and composer. R a d i
o Collaborations, his radio feature for the Australian Broadcasting Company
won the Prix Italia in 1989. His interest in radio has continued with
the ABC over the last 14 years. For the last year he has been a regular
contributor to the Belgium improvised radio show on FM Brussels Van Aangezicht
tot Aangezicht. They have just completed a series of programs for radio
Klara this year.
He has played throughout Australia, Europe and the US with musicians
and dancers such as Tess DeQuincy, Burkhard Beins, Chris Abrahams, Keith
Rowe, Otomo Yoshihide, Fred Frith, Phil Niblock, Trey Spruance, Annick
Nozarti, Axel Doerner, Oren Ambarchi, Tony Buck, Martin Klapper, Ikue
Mori, Annette Krebs, and Shelley Hirsch.
This year he has played at festivals in Liege, France, Wellington, Melbourne
and Berlin. With the turntable, computer artist Martin Ng, he performed
in 1999 at the Sydney Opera House, at the What is Music? Festival in 2000
and in 2001 with Hiaz Gmachi (member of Austrian electronic quartet Farmer’s
Manual) and at Waveform at UWS July 2001, they also performed at the A2D
Adelaide festival 2002. Since 1989 he has been working with the text/music
group Machine for Making Sense.
Julian Knowles is a composer/perfomer and audio artist working with new
and emerging technologies. His practice draws heavily on the transformation
of location audio and is informed by film sound practices, electro-acoustic,
acousmatic and concrete musics and contemporary popular music production
techniques, resulting in a personalised sonic language which is exploratory,
yet recognises its roots in historical traditions. It challenges the arbitrary
distinctions between sound, noise and music and attempts to reveal the
inherent musicality in so-called non-musical materials. Since the early
90s, Julian’s work has made use of spatial audio systems and in
the past 5 years has located itself within the 5.1 surround audio standard.
In the early 90s, Julian joined the critically acclaimed experimental
audio arts group Social Interiors. He continues to publish work under
this name. Julian has undertaken a number of tours through the USA, the
UK, Korea and Australasia and his music works is released internationally
via Extreme Records. He is Head of School of Contemporary Arts at the
University of Western Sydney.
Shannon O'Neill is a media artist working across music, radio, Internet,
film/video and installation. He is a Director of community radio station
2MBS-FM, a founding member of the Alias Frequencies electronic arts collective,
a former coordinator/curator of the Electrofringe festival (2001-2002)
and currently a Lecturer in Media Arts at the University of Technology,
Gail Priest is a Sydney based artist whose work includes sound/performance
installations, electro-improvisation and the occasional avant-rock opera.
Originally trained as a performer she has worked primarily as a sound
designer for theatre and performance works. She teaches Contemporary Arts
at the University of Western Sydney and is the co-director of Electrofringe
- new media arts festival. She is also the associate editor, graphic and
web designer, sound/music writer and earbash online CD review editor of
the Australian national contemporary arts magazine RealTime.
Robyn is Executive Producer of the Acoustic Art Unit, Australian Broadcasting
Company. In 2002 she won the Human Rights Award for Radio and the United
Nations Association of Australia Media Peace Prize for Radio for her program
about asylum seekers and their treatment in Australia, "On the Raft,
All at Sea.
Among the unit's projects are Australian Ad Lib, an interactive guide
to the wild, the weird and the vernacular in Australian music, and The
Listening Room, ABC Radio's premier acoustic art program. It's a space
for the exploration of radio forms and imaginative program making. The
Listening Room has a core group of producers and sound engineers who work
together, and who engage with Australian and international artists to
create radiophonic works. The group has strong links with a range of artists
including composers, writers, performance artists, electronic media artists,
environmental sound recordists and sound designers.
. ITHACA PARTICIPANTS
Convener, TIMOTHY MURRAY
Tim is Professor of Comparative Literature and English and Curator of
The Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art at Cornell. Along with Arthur
and Marilouise Kroker, he is Co-Curator of CTHEORY Multimedia,
and he curated the travelling exhibition, Contact Zones: The Art of
CD-Rom. He recently served as Guest Moderator of empyre. He is currently
completing Digital Folds: Electronic Art, Cultural Memories, and Baroque
Traces (Minnesota) and editing a collection, Digitality and the
Memory of History (Temple) which is an expansion of a Wide Angle
issue he edited in 1999.
Gérard is Director of The Music Representation Group at IRCAM
in Paris, France. The Music Representation Group is focused on research
and development in Computer Aided Composition (CAC). Its strong expertise
in the field is due to a continuous collaboration between scientists,
composers and musicologists.
A CAC environment is oriented towards the exploration of formal structures
involved in composition or musical analysis. This has lead us to study
several programming models such as visual programming, constraint programming,
functional programming and object oriented programming. We also consider
closely graphical representations of musical entities. This research has
led to the PatchWork and OpenMusic sofware, two successive generations
of compositional environments, that enable the computation of musical
structures from graphical programming languages. They have been widely
used by numerous composers for contemporary music production, especially
for designing instrumental parts.
Tim is Assistant Professor of Italian in the Department of Romance Studies.
Presently he is completing a study of the impact of early radio on modern
sound ecologies, particularly in the figures of Ezra Pound and the Italian
Futurists, entitled "Wireless Writing in the Age of Marconi."
At Cornell he has taught such courses as "Fascist Bodies/Fascist
Films," "War and Modernity in Italy," and "Poetry
in a Radio Age." He is also co-organizer of the Cornell Italian Studies
Colloquium, whose posters you may see as you walk through the Cornell
Millie Chen is Assistant Professor of Art at the University at Buffalo,
State University of New York. She is the recipient of numerous awards
and public art commissions, and has been an active member of a number
of artist collectives and artist-run organizations. In her installations,
performances and public interventions, she has explored the functions
and myths surrounding the cultural body through ritual practices in the
everyday, drawing associations between the sensual and symbolic qualities
of common yet potent materials such as bread, human hair, rice, spices,
blood, rust, noise. Evolving from earlier experiments with the senses
(e.g. smell). Her recent art production involves the capacity of tactile
materiality and architectural space to trigger immaterial sonic environments.
Stemming from her interest in site-specificity and interactivity, she
has been incorporating specific spaces and visitors' bodies as articulators
of sound in several recent installations. Negotiations are played out
between acoustics, architecture, membranes, interfaces and sound as a
cultural trigger. The relationship between seeing and hearing is shifted
back and forth. Within her visual art practice, the act of looking is
Andrew is a sound/ video artist who lives in Hornell, NY and teachesSound
Art at Alfred University. He is a member of the Institute for Electronic
Art at Alfred University and the Pauline Oliveros Foundation Board of
Directors. Deutsch has collaborated with Pauline Oliveros on many projects
over the past 7 years and is a regular collaborator with Peer Bode,
Jessie Shefrin and Kevin McCoy on both sound and video projects. Deutsch's
collaborative piece "The First Line" with Ann Hamilton was recently
exhibited in the Whitney show "Bitstreams" and he is the founder
operator of his Magic If label dedicated to experimental electronic music
produced packaging. Deutsch has music released on CDs through Magic If,
Deep Listening Publications, and JdK.
Sarah is a video and new media artist working with interactive video
song and lyrical narrative in forms ranging from performative installation
to linear video to the artist's book. She is an Assistant Professor in
New Media at Temple University's Film & Media Arts Program. She received
her MPS at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University
and her MA in Photography at the joint program of the International Center
of Photography and New York University. She has been on the faculty of
the Art & Media Program and the Interactive Telecommunications Program,
both at NYU.
She has worked professionally as a multi-media designer and producer.
Drury has led experimental workshops with performance artist Ellen Zweig
in interactive performance using Internet2, exploring telepresence in
networked video. She has received grants including an Artists Fellowship
Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and most recently from
the Temple University Vice Provost's Research Initiative to pursue the
development of performative physical interfaces for artists with disabilities;
and had residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts and the Experimental
Television Center in Owego, NY. Her work has been presented at conferences
including ISEA 2002, ACM Multimedia '98 and Performative Sites 2001, and
exhibited at venues such as Brooklyn Museum, the Kitchen, Artists Space,
Hallwalls, The Philadelphia Fringe Festival, The Worldwide Video Festival
at the Hague and broadcast on PBS.
Christine is a new media artist and musician with interests in how popular
media representations function in the fine art context and their cultural
ramifications. She has just recently completed an experimental music video
and is currently working on collaborative projects with iTel Media.
Art is an image/sound manipulator working with film, digital video, animation,
interactive CD-ROM, and live media. He was a member of the Not Channel
Zero television collective in New York in the early 1990's, and is a member
of the ITEL Media group, founded in 2001. His films/videos, cd-rom's,
live audio/videomixes, and installations are regularly seen in festivals,
museums, bars, galleries, and living rooms internationally. As a VJ he
has performed with a variety of musicians and artists including Soundlab,
DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, DJ T-Ina, Amiri Baraka, DJ Singe and MC
Verb, Femmes with Fatal Breaks, Anti-Pop Consortium, and Alec Empire and
Phillip Virus. He performs at various locations in the U.S. and internationally.
He is from the Bronx, New York, and lives and works in New York City.
Work is distributed by Video Data Bank: www.vdb.org,
& Third World Newsreel: www.twn.org
Ritsu Katsumata, digital musician-- began performing as a solo violinist
as a child. Highlights include debuting with the Philadelphia Orchestra
at age 11, and a recital at the Carnegie Recital Hall in NYC at age 15.
Trading in the acoustic for an electric instrument, she debuted as an
electric violinist at Seattle Opera House in the Bumbershoot Festival
in 1996. Since, she has recorded and performed her original music written
for digital and electric instruments in Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; New
York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Tokyo Japan and Ithaca, NY.
Daniel is a composer and electronic artist whose installation and sound
work has lately been presented at the Smith College Museum of Art, the
Synthese Festival in Bourges, France, the Butler Institute of American
Art in Youngstown, and the Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival
in Vancouver. His book, Audio Culture: Theories and Practices in Modern
Music (co-edited with Christoph Cox), will be published by The Wire/Continuum
Press in 2004. He is currently a Professor in the School of Humanities,
Arts, and Cultural Studies at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.