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Could sound be a catalyst for a social change?

In Raza Kazim’s evolutionary thinking, music and sound play a major role.

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Budhaditya Chattopadhyay

And his six steps. A finished work decomposed questioning over-determination.

Artists

Song of Lahore

Ever thought how Dave Brubeck’s Take Five would sound if played with a sitar and a small orchestra of string instruments?

Artists

Anna Zemánková

Four in the morning she would wake up and start working on her drawings in a manic manner, Bach, Beethoven or Dvorak on the background.

Design

Cover art simplicity

Musicians too have pursued simplicity in their album covers. Three famous examples.

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Skin noises

Taina Riikonen’s Skin Archive is a collection of selected ephemeral touches.

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Un-contaminated electronic sounds

An artist and composer Ann Rosen makes sound art out of white noise and electronic artefacts.

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Simplicity

The desire to simplify, to weed out excess and get to the heart of the matter is a cyclical human tendency both historically and personally.

Artists

Critically pop

Harro Koskinen is best known for his socially critical works which draw on Pop Art. In one, a turntable plays black crispbread.

Design

Poetic reinvention

When string instruments become body, tool, weapon, toy, machine, phallus, creature, fetish, sculpture, icon, symbol, and voice.

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Sound of work

No work without sounds. Blacksmiths live in the midst of a rich sound world.

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Carved book cases

Manolo Valdes’ Bookcases may not be accurately calculated in terms of wavelengths, but could still be excellent diffusors.

Exhibition

Skin deep

Berlinde de Bruyckere uses hanging and stacked animal hides to make us think of the delicate difference between being an animal and becoming mere material.

Design

Woodnotes k Chair

In this series of articles, we present chairs that have a potential of becoming the audiophile’s favorite resting place.

Design

Space and events

Still empty is not empty talk.

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City Mirage

Different cities of Europe are brought together through seven musically improvised video sequences.

Artists

A master of wood

The sculptor and audiophile, Veijo Ulmanen (b. 1955) passed away August 2016. His exceptional sensitivity to wood handling was reflected in his pursuit for life-like hifi sound.

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WYSIWYG

What you see is what you get.

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What is it that he loves?

Books

Listening to … a smell

In the highend world of smells, scents are listened to.

Design

Only fifteen is made

Electric bike manufacturer Noordung’s Angel Edition bicycle features a battery that functions as a backup speaker.

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Sound art matters

Listen to what well-known scholars have to say on sound art and why it matters. Full Lectures by Brian Kane, Frances Dyson, Wolfgang Ernst and Cathy Lane.

Artists

Project dark

If you’re allergic to vinyl scratch, don’t bother to read more.

Design

Smart Tivoli design

Advertising is art of its own. Sometimes ads are art.

Artists

Re-defining arts – steamrollers and urinals

When an man places a metal counterweight at the other end of a tonearm in order to fine-adjust the tracking force of the 10 gram cartridge, it’s called audiophilia. When another man places 40 tons of concrete to counterweight a steamroller at the other end of a massive balk, it’s called art. Is it art? What is art, anyway?

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Triangle Frequency

“Triangle Frequency” is a sound installation that consists of three looping “endless tapes” of varying lengths and a projected video loop.

Artists

Veijo Ulmanen – a sculptor & audiophile

Veijo Ulmanen is a master of wooden sculpture. And a music lover with two nice Hi-Fi systems, home and studio.

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Petri Kuljuntausta: magnetism, sound installation

Media Art UP! presented projects by twenty artists: video works, installations, experimental movies, and sound art

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3CORNERS OF THE WORLD + edGeCut

Indian electronic musician edGeCut and the trio 3Corners of the World collaborated in different formations for unprecedented global futuristic sounds, from nature to culture and beyond.

Exhibition

Chords for eyes

Of all (visual) arts, abstract art is best suited for posing ontological questions about art itself, and because of that, also for accompanying music.