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06 FEBRUARY 2014

Pierre Hébert: Around Perception (1968)

"Around Perception is a groundbreaking experiment on computer–based animation, consisting of 11 audiovisual events designed to baffle cognition and unrest comfortable notions of reality. Unlike most of his later films, Hébert chose not to collaborate with top–notch experimental musicians and created the soundtrack himself. In this, he followed a method also used by Norman McLaren: to scratch sound directly onto the film itself. The relation between sound and picture, however, is not as symbiotic as in McLaren's Synchromy: although there are organic reactions between the two domains, one is not a direct translation of the other. This, of course, need not be seen as a weakness. Indeed, with its fast–paced changes of color and geometrical patterns, and the employment of Columbia–like richly crafted electronic tones, Around Perception works as a tremendously hallucinatory exercise in trompe l'oeil (and l'oreille) techniques. Or, as stated by Hébert himself at the beginning of the film, an exercise 'for the mind and against the mind'."

(The Sound of Eye)

Fig.1 "Around Perception", Director: Pierre Hébert, Year: 1968, Time: 16 mins, Music: Pierre Hébert.

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Simon Perkins
07 DECEMBER 2013

Silver Apples: Early Electronica

"Having languished in obscurity for many years, '60s US duo Silver Apples are now being widely recognised as pioneers of electronica, thanks to their ground–breaking work in melding psychedelic rock with primitive oscillators. At the time, certain switched–on tastemakers such as John Lennon and sometime collaborator Jimi Hendrix sang their praises, but it's been in latter years, with the likes of Beck, the Beastie Boys, Stereolab and Portishead's Geoff Barrow all acknowledging their influence, that the band's renown has grown. Despite having released only two albums during their first flush of creativity, it seems that Silver Apples' electronically enhanced, wigged–out pop has cast a long shadow. 'It's extremely rewarding as an artist that the documents of activity that I did all those years ago are being thought of as references by other musicians,' says the band's singer/electronicist Simeon today. 'It just astonishes me that it's taken on this kind of importance.'"

(Tom Doyle)

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1960s1968Beastie Boys • Beck • cast a long shadow • Danny Taylor • discordant • discordant modality • DJDJ mixesdriving beatdrum kitearly electronicaecho unit • electrical junk • electronic musicelectronicaexperimental electronic music • Geoff Barrow • ground-breaking workindie rockinfluential creators • jack field • Jimi HendrixJohn LennonKarlheinz StockhausenKrautrockminimalist electronicaminimalistic stylemusicNew York • obscurity • original music • oscillator • Overland Stage Electric Band • pioneers of electronica • plywood • Portishead • primitive oscillators • primitive synthesizer • psychedelic music • psychedelic rock • pulsing • rhythm oscillator • rock idiom • Silver Apples • Simeon Coxe • Stereolab • underground dance music • wigged-out pop

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Simon Perkins
27 JULY 2013

Audio Foundation: Alt.Music

"Organised by committees in every major city in NZ under the Audio Foundation, Altmusic is an ongoing series of audio events, regularly bringing a vital injection of contemporary and avant–garde sound art from around the world to New Zealand.

As a turning cog in a thriving local audio art culture, Altmusic has, since 2001, offered a concentrated gathering point where New Zealand's audio art and experimental music scenes can cross wires with those from other centres (and other peripheries). At the same time Altmusic gives audiences the opportunity to share space with audio artists at the very pinnacle of their field, and previous years have seen programmes of performers who tour rarely and are highly regarded around the world.

Altmusic is listening with an eclectic breadth across a range of sonic trajectories, with programmes including artists investigating the embodied nature of performance and the place of live media within sound culture and some of the world's most respected pioneers of electronic music.

Altmusic does not offer a unifying framework, into which a genre ('sound art' 'noise' etc) is neatly packed, rather it attempts to disclose an–often clamorous – discursive space, in which ongoing debate as to what comprises an innovative art of sound can be publicly articulated. Aligned to such utterance is the experiential listening space which is the ground where sound art thrives, and where you, as listener, are given a chance, via the live context, to re–imagine spectatorship as participation."

(Sally Ann McIntyre)

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2001 • Alastair Pettitt • Alt.Music • Andrew Clifford • Andrew McMillan • Aotearoa New Zealand • Artspace (NZ) • audio art • audio art culture • audio artists • audio events • Audio Foundation (NZ) • avant-garde music • Bruce Russell • Chris Cudby • contemporary sound art • drone musicelectronic music • experiential listening space • experiential musicexperimental music • Glenda Keam • Jeff Henderson • Joeseph Nunweek • Jon Bywater • live context • live media • Nigel Wright • noiseoral history • outsider music • Philip Dadson • Rachel Shearer • radio art • Richard Francis • Rosy Parlane • Sally McKintyre • Sam Hamilton • Sean Kerr • sonic artistsonic artssoundsound art • sound culture • sound performance • Stefan Neville • Tim Coster • Zita Joyce • Zoe Drayton

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Simon Perkins
29 MARCH 2013

Naïve illustration style used for Ost & Kjex's "Continental Lover"

Musicians: Ost & Kjex (2010), Client: Diynamic Music, Illustrator: Sac Magique, Production Company: Anima Boutique, Director: Heli Ellis.

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20102D animation • Agent Pekka Oy (creative consultancy) • alone • Anima Boutique (production company) • assembly line • by herself • by himself • by yourself • car • cheese • colour • continental • Continental Lover (song) • crackers • creative consultancy • dance music • Diynamic Music (music label) • drivingelectronic musicelectronicafactoryfactory girl • gigolo • Heli Ellis • human relationshipsillustrative styleillustrator • Monaco • musicmusic videomusiciannaive illustration • neon colour • Norwegian • Ost and Kjex • restaurant • Sac Magique • simplified forms

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Simon Perkins
11 MARCH 2013

Ràdio Web MACBA: nonprofit online radio project for popular education

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2006 • Allan Sekula • Ann Demeester • Anri Sala • Antoni Muntadas • arts and cultureBarcelonadigital resources • document the continuous present • electronic musicexperimental music • Fareed Armaly • Franco Berardi • generative music • Guy Schraenen • James Pritchett • John CageJohn OswaldJudith Butler • Kenneth Goldsmith • listening • MACBA • MACBA project • Mark Fisher • Mel RamsdenMichael Baldwin • Michel Feher • Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona • Natascha Sadr Haghighian • online radio • pioneering project • podcast • podcast subscription service • radio • radio medium • Radio Web MACBA • radiophonic art • Rick Prelinger • RWM • Seth Siegelaub • sound appropriationism • sound art • sound collecting • Stuart Bailey • Suely Rolnik • unpublished material • Vicki Bennett • Will Holder • Xavier LeRoy

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Simon Perkins
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