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Äänisuunnittelija, muusikko ja yrittäjä Sami Silénin motto kuuluu: ”Hiljaa parempi tulee".

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Being of Sound Mind

BY PAULA ALASAD ASBELL
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 04, 2012

In Paula Alasad Asbell's presentation, "sound mind" is not a reference to a psychological state, but refers instead to the source of the inspiration for her art: her favorite music and musicians. (in English)

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Experiments in Form and Sound

BY KEITA AKIYAMA
@ HEINEKEN STAR LOUNGE ON MAY 15, 2013

When it comes to his creative process, Keita Akiyama has two main themes he follows: form and sound. In this presentation, he walks us through recent drawings and electronic musical instruments, showing off some of his acoustic plants. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

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The Sound of a Tree

BY SIMON FAGÉUS
@ VOL 113 ON APR 30, 2014

Simon Fageus went to great lengths to help give his grandfather a long-forgotten feeling of the forest trekking he used to be able to accomplish. This led Simon to start on a quest to record the sounds of the oldest trees in the world, first in Sweden, then in Japan.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 23, 2014.

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Noise

BY MARTIN LUTZ
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 07, 2014

Martin Lutz makes things with sounds and sound out of things. makes this to music. sometimes. declares the ambience to music. makes music to a part of the ambience. this is the music. and this music is the sound.

Martin Lutz studied musicology at LMU Munich and SoundStudies at UdK Berlin. He works as a composer, musician and sound artist for dance, performances, theatre, installations and film. The focus of his work is the examination with sound and its relevance for and texture in the space. Field recordings and experimental sound production are the basis for compositions, that take sounds and soundscapes out of their natural context to give them a new content-related and spatial sense.

Martin Lutz has been invited to work out and realise the sound concept and a music score for the new dance production "Bhinna Vinyasa – Multiple Assemblages" commissioned by the Kochi-Muziris Biennale from the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, for the 2014 edition.

Two years ago he worked with Attakkalari on the performance "AadhaaraChakra - A Dancelogue“, which performed in India and Europe. The idea was to research contemporary Indian urban sound environments, to make field recordings of them and to create with this audio-material (in collaboration with the Austrian sound artist Sam Auinger) sound compositions that could be termed as somewhere between music and soundscapes. For this project they also worked together with Indian musicians to mix parts of the soundscapes with elements of Indian classical and folk music.

The requirements for the new performance will be similar. Basis for the artistic process will be the examination of site-specific Indian urban developments, social and cultural transformations of individuals and societies. The task will be to find a sonic language that characterises typical urban Indian milieus and their inner dynamics. He will work with Indian percussion musicians from Bangalore and also with video and light artists from Europe to find a performative path between (sound)installation, performance and music for contemporary Indian dance.

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The Architecture of Sound

BY STEREOTANK !
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Stereotank, founded by Venezuelan NY-based architects Marcelo Ertorteguy and Sara Valente, is dedicated to exploring the common territories between space and sound through the design and construction of sound instruments, urban artifacts, and public installations. At PK Night Brooklyn Volume 6, they share some of their sound recordings from installations around the world!

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Taut - alive sound experiment

BY INGRID PLUM
@ VOL 28 ON NOV 08, 2017

A classiclaly trained singer, with a five octave range (!), as well as being an artist, Ingrid Plum shares a new sound experiment live within the PechaKucha format.  

A native of Denmark, she has made her home in Brighton England, but travels worldwide collaborating, researching and installing artwork.

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ZENBARZ: For the Love of Sound

BY AJA SMITH
@ VOL 33 ON AUG 27, 2017

Have you ever felt, simply put, "out of whack"? Faced with a lifetime of challenging and distracting health issues, Aja Smith took a chance and joined a sound bath workshop. Listen as Aja tells us what a sound bath is, what exactly the benefits can be, and what changes sound therapy has brought to her life. 

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The True Power of the Sound of Your Voice

BY TINA FIREWOLF
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 23, 2018

Imagine communicating from a powerfully peaceful place. Tina Firworlf explains to us that it is possible to do so when we use our unique sound to sustain our inner peace.

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How Sound Comes From Microphones

BY RON YEARWOOD
@ VOL 26 ON OCT 18, 2017

Will Kienzle - An audio engineer's look at microphones