Streamers and dance by Sarah Blood (sarahblood.com), music and animation by me.
If you want to dance it yourself, you can find the music & animation at editor.p5js.org/ranjit/full/GHilnmgjE (click to start and stop and change music, space bar to change animations)
Adam sent me some beautiful field recordings from his travels. I paired them with videos that totally don’t belong with them.
It’s the ASMR Haircube!! All the hair sounds you could ever want. Concept by Olivia Barr, with me and Colleen AF Venable and guest performers.
Cam sent me this beautiful indigo score made with the shibori technique! I played it with the Phonopaper app, but I hope to find other ways to interpret it in the future.
I put a microphone on Peter’s collar while he played with Daisy, and let Ableton Live’s algorithms turn the ambient sounds into musical sounds.
Daisy is represented by Diane Arndt.
Evil doll, delay pedal, contact mic and video by Claire Pannell aka Furchick
Windup toys by Ranjit Bhatnagar
[VIDEO HAS FLASHING LIGHTS]
The first collab of COLLAB FEB 2019! Ranjit Bhatnagar (moonmilk.com) on steel guitar app, Henry Lowengard (jhhl.net) on wrenches, bamboo clarinet, concert harp and effects – he also made the video!
My bot pentametron and I made a book! Encomials: Sonnets from Pentametron is out now from Counterpath Press, as part of the Using Electricity series edited by Nick Montfort. It’s a collection of sonnets made up entirely of texts collected automatically from Twitter over the last five years or so.
Along with Nick and two other authors from the series, we’ll be doing a mini-northeast book tour next week. Pick up a copy at one of the readings, or you can order it from the distributor (and probably Amazon soon).
Monday, October 15, 7pm
McNally Jackson Books
76 N 4th St, Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday, October 16, 6:30pm
College Building, Old Library (Room 521)
2 College Street, Providence, RI
Wednesday, October 17, 6pm
MIT Press Bookstore
301 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
Thursday, October 18, 7pm
145 W 14th St, New York, NY
Here’s my dog Peter sitting on a test swatch of the tapestry.
The Tapestry of the Search for Terrestrial Intelligence is my piece for the show Life at the Edges, on view through September 30 at Science Gallery Dublin.
In 1977, the two Voyager space probes were launched, each carrying a golden record with music, sounds, and voices from Earth — just in case. The records also feature over a hundred digital images encoded as sounds. If an alien civilization picked up one of the Voyager probes a million years from now, what would they make of the information on the record? They probably wouldn’t think they way we do. They might try to taste the disk, or try to find meaning in the way it feels when they rub their fingers on the grooves. Or they might try to decode the ancient, degraded images onto a forty-meter-long tapestry.