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::: 2016.05.07 ::: rovaniemi, fi :::

::: talk @ napa-gallery & performance @ culture house valsa :::

saturday, 7 may
talk: 14:00
Kairatie 3
performance: 18:00
Valtakatu 19
both free entry

As a part of Pixelache 2015 Living Spaces festival touring program, sound artist murmer (Estonia/US) perform in Rovaniemi on the 7th of May. Murmer will bring his ‘Echo Surveys’ sound art performance to Culture House Valsa, soon to be torn down house in the centre of the town. All the sounds in the performance will be produced by the materials found in the Valsa house or pre-recorded in the same space. Murmer creates a unique and straight-forward connection to the space and the audience while maintaining an aspect of risk or surprise in his performances. ‘Echo Surveys’ can be experienced as a performance or as a pop-in-out sound installation.

Patrick McGinley (murmer) talks about his work in Napa -gallery the same day at 14 – 16. Pixelache 2015 – Living Spaces co-director John Fail will tell about the 2015 festival, as well as the co-directors for year 2016 Interfaces for Empathy -festival, Mari Keski-Korsu and Petri Ruikka, will talk about the theme for this year’s festival. Pixelache 2016 – Interfaces for Empathy festival will bring program to Rovaniemi again in November 2016.

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The program is produced in collaboration with Pixelache, Northern Media Culture Association Magneetti ry, Napa-gallery and Culture Association Valsa.

Detailed program
At 14-16 Murmer and Pixelache in Napa-gallery (Kairatie 3, Rovaniemi)
At 18-19 murmer’s ‘Echo Surveys’ -performance in Culture House Valsa (Valtakatu 19, Rovaniemi)

Murmer from festival 2015 program will perform also in Jyväskylä 21. of May. The visit to Jyväskylä is organised in collaboration with Live Herring Ry. The collaboration between Pixelache, Live Herring and Magneetti will continue in autumn 2016 when program of Pixelache 2016 – Interfaces for Empathy will tour both Jyväskylä and Rovaniemi. The events are supported by Finnish Cultural Foundation.

Northern Media Culture Association Magneetti ry is an organisation which gives exposure to northern artists and connects them to the international art world. Our foundations lie in internationalism and professionalism. Magneetti was set up in 2005 by Jetta Huttunen, Minna Rainio and Mark Roberts.

::: 2015.11.26 ::: london, uk :::

::: performance/presentation @ london college of communication :::

thursday, 26 november

Patrick will be presenting, in the context of his approach to field recording and environmental sound at large, sounds and images from the Räpina Papermill, the oldest continuously-operating industry in Estonia, where he had been recording and filming extensively over the past few years for various projects, in particular the upcoming documentary film ‘The Mill’ with collaborator Daniel Allen.

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::: 2015.11.24 ::: oxford, uk :::

::: presentation @ playground :::

w/ debbie fieldhouse & christopher morley

tuesday, 24 november
19:00
arts at the old fire station
40 george street, oxford
free

Ep.25: The one with Sonic Bicycles, Documentaries from Estonia, and collaborative music making

Less than a week to go until some of the most exciting and fresh off the oven art projects are coming to an arts centre near you!

Tuesday 24th November, 7pm at the Gallery of Arts at the Old Fire Station Playground will be bringing you…..

Debbie Fieldhouse, straight out of the Contemporary Arts MA at Oxford Brookes, will be bringing her wondrous “Velophones” for you to experience up close! Do you like bikes? Do you like sounds? You should be getting very excited about this one! Some of Debbie’s work https://vimeo.com/user17376793

Patrick McGinley (aka Murmer) who some of you might have seen using the Hollywell Music Room as a percussion instrument in last year’s Audiograft festival, will be showing the makings of his recent documentary film, about a Peppermill in Southeast Estonia. His site: http://www.murmerings.com/

Christopher Morley (aka Crusoe) is a musician and composer who likes getting people to collaborate by adding and/or changing his music in real-time! Get your music loving fingers into that pie! Ie: https://soundcloud.com/the-diplomatic-core/satans-clans-are-coming-to-town-28102015

See you on Tuesday! Don’t forget to bring your curiosity, playfulness and of course your Instant Noodles!

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::: 2015.11.17 ::: london, uk :::

::: presentation @ goldsmiths :::

tuesday, 17 november
17:00
cinema, richard hoggart building
free

Music Research Series and SPRS present:
Patrick McGinley, AKA murmer
One Square Meter: Small Scale Sonic Exploration

McGinley presents his experiments in small-scale sonic exploration.

We will examine and discuss perspective, perception, attention and focus through sonic surveys of small or unexpected spaces, as in his ongoing projects ‘One Square Meter’ and ‘Hidden Sounds’.

The Music Research Series is designed to help postgraduate students advance their research and careers. The events stimulate exchange, hones skills, facilitates the creation of professional networks and helps to consolidate the department’s postgraduate community, all over a glass of wine! Attendance is strongly recommended for all postgraduate students (MA, MMus and PGR) in Music but of course undergraduates, music researchers, and visitors from across the college and the community are also most welcome to these public lectures.

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::: 2015.09.27 ::: helsinki, fi :::

::: performance @ krunan keikat :::

w/ adam cadell & film: talousennustajat

sunday, 27 september
15:00
krunan mestassa
meritullinkatu 6

Krunan keikka #13

Syyskuun lopun Krunan keikalla, klo 15 alkaen –
Äänitaidetta sekä sooloviulu:

MURMER (Patrick McGinley, USA/Viro)
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ADAM CADELL (Australia)

Dokumenttielokuva:
TALOUSENNUSTAJAT (ohj. Reetta Huhtanen, 2015)

Ruokaa:
KANTTARELLIKEITTOA

Tapahtuma on osa Pikseliähky-festivaalia,
vapaa pääsy!

(vuoden 2015 Krunan keikkoja tukee Helsingin kaupunki)

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::: 2015.09.26 ::: helsinki, fi :::

::: performance @ pixelache 2015: living spaces :::

saturday, 26 september
18:00
meets at Käntöpöytä
Tallikatu, Pasila
free

group improvisational acoustic walkabout performance in the pasila railyard, showcasing the work done during the echo surveys for living spaces workshop, as part of pixelache 2015: living spaces

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::: 2015.09.21-24 ::: helsinki, fi :::

::: workshop @ pixelache 2015: living spaces :::

monday, 21 – thursday 24 september
11:00 – 17:00
Kääntöpöytä
Tallikatu, Pasila
free

Echo Surveys for Living Spaces

Echo Surveys will be a sonic exploration of, and interaction with, a series of found spaces around the city of Helsinki. We will focus our activity on improvised sonic actions in which we attempt to give voices to our locations by producing sound using only the space itself and objects found therein (tools for resonance – mallets, bows, etc. – can be used). Participants will develop their attentive listening skills while learning to find sonic potential in everyday materials. No artificial amplification will be used, but our explorations will be documented for later examination, presentation, and discussion. Our work will be presented publicly towards the end of the festival as a series of live site-specific group acoustic performances. The workshop is led by Patrick McGinley (US/EE).

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METHODOLOGY
The workshop will begin with an extended listening session and discussion centering on environmental sound, attentive listening, and sonic perception. We will then move through a series of exercises and games designed to draw attention to the perceptive possibilities of listening and of sonic interaction with a space and a group. From day two we will begin exploring a preselected group of locations, developing techniques of interaction and improvisation that will lead to a public performance in each space. Participants are encouraged to recommend spaces that they think may be appropriate for our explorations around the city, particularly spaces that are in the Pasila district. They are also encouraged to bring any resonating tools they may have that would be useful in our activities: old violin bows, drumsticks, rubber mallets, etc. No prior sound or music experience is necessary, all that is necessary is a good set of ears and a willingness to listen carefully and respond.

DETAILS
The workshop will meet daily at Dodon Kääntöpöytä, in Pasila Railyard, from 11:00 until 17:00. The workshop will be mostly mobile, in the chosen locations, but will return to Kääntöpöytä at the end of each day for review. On Saturday at 18:00, the workshop will present and perform to the public, and this performance will also begin at Kääntöpöytä.

A pre-festival interview conducted by Pixelache can be found here: http://livingspaces.pixelache.ac/posts/interview-with-patrick-mcginley-murmer

Echo Surveys is co-sponsored by Âänen Lumo/Charm of Sound.

::: 2014.11.11 ::: cambridge, usa :::

::: presentation @ harvard university :::

tuesday, 11 november
harvard university
15:15
free

i have prepared a playlist of recordings made with ‘extended’ recording techniques (contact microphones, hydrophones, etc) for the group to explore and discuss before i reveal their origins. i will also be showing the mics i use and explaining their construction and use and how i think about them in my work. if we have time we’ll also try them out in/around the lecture room.

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::: 2014.07.26 ::: kaluka, ee :::

::: performance @ non-existent villages :::

w/ villem jahu & derek holzer w/ marco donnarumma

saturday, 26 july
departing tartu @ 12:00, võru @ 14:00

The project of non-existent villages deals with culturally organized areas of landscape and activates spaces where human habitation has ceased. These villages are considered as null pointers; those points existing on maps and in cultural memory but which have lost the objects being refered to. The exhibition connects the villages in question conceptually and/or technologically to the exhibition space, links proto machines and/or rural symbols to contemporary technological culture.

Participating artists excavate embedded meanings in these culturally changing environments and search for intersections of traditional and contemporary cultural practices.

The closing event, a joint tour, takes place on SATURDAY 26th of July starting 12:00 from Tartu / 14:00 from the Võru City Gallery and passing by all the installations in the landscape, also featuring sound performances by Derek Holzer + Marco Donnarumma, Patrick McGinley and Villem Jahu.

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::: 2014.07.24 ::: kiila, fi :::

::: performance @ kiilan kansainväliset äänipäivät :::

w/ keränen & jookla

thursday, 24 july
16:00
kiila beach & westers café
kiila, finland
10€

Kiila International Sound days.
Jooklo duo (IT), Murmer (Patrick McGinley) (US/EE) and Tommi Keränen (HKI).
Murmer 16:00 at the beach
Tommi Keränen 18:00 at Westers
Jooklo 20:00 at Westers

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::: 2014.07.19 ::: varbuse, ee :::

::: presentation @ eesti maanteemuuseum :::

saturday, 19 july
16:00
eesti maanteemuuseum
vana postitee
varbuse

presentation of my (light-hearted) project mushroom(ears) in the context of the estonian road museum’s road art festival, about the use of a quasi-jecklin disk recording set-up to record sounds from the perspective of mushrooms in the ihamaru forest just off the historical tartu-võru postal road where the museum is situated.

each recording was made from the perspective of the pictured mushroom, with a pair of small-capsule omnidirectional microphones placed on the mushroom cap as ‘ears’, with stereo separation created with a cardboard and felted-linen semi-circular barrier, amounting approximately to one-half or a jecklin disc. observations: at this time of year, mid-july, bird sound is low in the forest, leaving more space for distant sounds and insects. as such, i would like to repeat the experiment with a lower-noise microphone. also, the black windshields seemed to attract insects – a more neutral color would be preferable. here are three examples:

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kitsemampel (gypsy mushroom):
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kukeseen (chanterelle):
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::: 2014.06.09 ::: jaffa, il :::

::: performance/presentation @ hanut 31 :::

monday, 9 june
19:30
hanut 31 gallery
hanut 31, jaffa
free entry

early evening artist talk, listening session and discussion.

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::: 2014.06.08 ::: jerusalem, il :::

::: performance/presentation @ ha-mazkeka :::

sunday, 8 june
19:00
ha-mazkeka
shoshan 3
jerusalem
20₪

early evening artist talk, listening session and discussion.

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::: 2014.05.25-27 ::: al-bireh, ps :::

::: workshop @ orient & dance theatre :::

sunday-tuesday, 25-27 may
14:00-18:00
orient & dance theatre
16 nablus road
al-bireh
free entry

Field Recording and Ephemeral Listening

So much technology is associated with sound-work and field recording, but in this workshop we will begin with the first and most important piece of equipment: the ear. We will focus on the act and art of listening, exploring perception and the effects of sound through extended listening sessions, soundwalks, and exercises that will warm and sharpen our ears. A strong focus will be placed on environmental listening, and the development of the ear toward detailed sonic perception. Only from this new position or aural attention will we explore different microphones and recording techniques, as we embark on a group recording expedition that will make it clear that a sharp ear can make amazing recordings with any kind of equipment, while the best equipment in the world can do nothing with an inattentive ear.

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  • Day 1: extended listening session of endemic and exotic sounds, exploration of active and passive field recording, discussion
  • Day 2: participatory sound exercises, ‘alternative’ methods of field recording, blind and sighted group and individual soundwalks and soundsits, discussion
  • Day 3: field recording techniques and technology, group recording excursion, closing listening session, discussion

Patrick McGinley is a sound, radio, and performance artist who has been living and working in Europe (currently Estonia) since 1996. He works primarily with found sound, found objects, and site-specific sonic interactions. He also produces a weekly field-recording themed radio show which recently celebrated it’s 11th anniversary. He frequently teaches and leads sound workshops, group actions and experiments.

::: 2014.03.20 ::: london, uk :::

::: solo performance @ sprawl :::

w/ steve beresford, blanca regina, jack goldstein, matthias kispert & iris garrelfs

thursday, 20 march
19:00
TROYganic
132 Kingsland Road
£5/£3 concs

For our night of site-related, if not site-specific sounds, we feature a range of perspectives on the subject:

We have American Estonia- based artist murmer, fresh from his collaboration with Felicty Ford at Audiograft Festival, will be performing via a model of site-specific exploration and interaction. All sounds, whether live or pre-recorded, amplified or acoustic, emanate from the performance space itself.

We also have a collaborative project between Steve Beresford, Blanca Regina, Jack Goldstein and a solo performance by Matthias Kispert, who is interested in the city and the relationship between its sounds and everyday life.

Iris Garrelfs’ audio-visual piece Twine was made during a residency at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Celje, Slovenia – a slow, quiet and atmospheric portrait of a specific location at a specific time.

further details on the sprawl website here.
facebook event here.

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::: 2014.03.13 ::: oxford, uk :::

::: performance w/ felicity ford @ audiograft :::

w/ liminal, sybella perry & jd zazie

thursday, 13 march
19:00
holywell music room
holywell street
oxford
£5

audiograft is an annual festival of contemporary experimental music and sound art curated by the sonic art research unit (SARU) at oxford brookes university. the festival aims to engage the widest possible audience from oxford and beyond with the challenging contemporary practices that are the focus of the research unit.

in live performance patrick & felicity’s shared interest in field recording has developed into an attempt to integrate and resonate found sounds, found objects, specific spaces, and moments in time, in order to create a direct and visceral link with an audience and location. For this evening they will give a site-specific performance making use of the unique acoustic of the space.

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::: 2013.06.08-09 ::: jedburgh, scotland :::

::: weekend program @ soond gaitherin #1 :::

w/ felicity ford & james wyness

saturday & sunday, 8-9 june
oxnam village hall
oxnam, near jedburgh

A weekend of workshops, social listening and field trips investigating common ground between textiles and sound, with visiting artists Felicity Ford (Reading) and Patrick McGinley (Rapina, Estonia)

full schedule:

Saturday 8 June

10.30 – 13.00: mini knitted sonic pillow-making workshop with Felicity Ford

Materials Provided: one small pillow speaker, pure wool stuffing, pure wool yarn. Participants should bring: your own knitting needles, circulars or DPNs, sizes 3.5mm and 4mm. Maximum participants: 10. Booking essential, to make sure there are enough materials for all! This workshop is for people with some experience of knitting. Participants will know how to knit in the round, and how to cast stitches on and off. At the end of the workshop you will have a very wee 100% wool covered and stuffed pillow which you can bring with you anywhere or keep in your actual pillow at home, for listening to woolly sounds. You will need your own iPod, mp3 player or similar device to plug the woolly speaker into, and all workshop participants will be given a specially-created mix of wool-themed field recordings to play back through their speaker pillow!

10.30 – 13.00: ephemeral listening with Patrick McGinley

For this workshop, as a basis for the afternoon field recording session, we will begin from the beginning, avoiding technology and concentrating on our most important tools: our ears. We will explore listening as an active endeavour, examining our perception via both pre-recorded and natural soundscapes, through listening exercises, soundwalks, and discussion. We will actively examine our hearing and how it works, attempting to consciously experiment with the perception and filtering that our brain typically uses unconsciously. Most of all: we will listen.


13.00 – 14.00: lunchbreak – good cafes and restaurants in Jedburgh, or bring a packed lunch

14.00 – 16.30: natural dyeing workshop with Felicity Ford

Materials Provided: dyestuffs, yarn to dye, tags for labelling results of experiments. Participants should bring: an apron, notebook, and pen. Maximum participants: 10. Booking essential, to make sure there are enough materials for all! In this workshop we will experiment with dyeing a range of primary shades, using madder, indigo, and onion skins. At the end of the workshop you will have a small collection of mini skeins in different shades, plus notes on how to repeat those shades if you want to have a go at home. While we are dyeing wool, workshop participants working with Patrick McGinley will be recording and collecting some of the sounds produced by the dyeing process.

14:00 – 16.30: recording colour with Patrick McGinley

Following on from the morning ephemeral listening session, we will use both ears and microphones to explore the sounds and textures being produced in the course of Felicity Ford’s natural dyeing workshop. We will provide a variety of microphones to try out, including contact microphones and hydrophones, as we put our newly warmed-up ears to the test through the mechanical, chemical, textural, and human sounds of the wool dyeing process. Feel free to bring your own recorders, microphones, and headphones if you have them.

All workshops cost £10.00 which includes the cost of all materials. To book please contact .

19.00 – 21.30: soond gaitherin

A social listening event in a relaxed setting with curated sound works, performances and
contributions from guest artists. Cost: £10.00

Sunday 9 June

10.30: field trip – environmental interventions and field recording

A rare opportunity to work in the field with sound artists Patrick McGinley and Felicity Ford, supported by James Wyness. Meet at the Glebe Car Park, Jedburgh (just off the A68 overlooking the Abbey and the river, across from the swimming pool) at 1030am. Bring a packed lunch. Cost: £10.00

Map to Oxnam Village Hall

Further information:-
James Wyness
t: 01835 863061
m: 07896305368
e:

::: 2013.06.03-04 ::: oxford, uk :::

::: presentation @ sound diaries symposium 2013 :::

radio and social change, with colin black & patrick mcginley, june 4th @ 12:00

SARU presents The Sound Diaries Symposium 2013 which boldly asks “How are we using field recordings to change the world?”

3rd – 4th June 2013
Oxford Brookes University
Headington Hill Campus
Oxford

Over two days contributors from around the world will address how field recording practices have multiplied and diversified in response to increasingly affordable recording gear, developments in software, changes in how field recordings can be shared online, and evolving cultural theory. As field recording intersects with other disciplines – radio-making; composition; social sculpture; ethnography and the preservation of heritage, so do new frameworks for sharing sounds emerge. At the Sound Diaries 2013 symposium a diverse range of speakers including representatives from Sound & Music, The British Library, The Pitt Rivers Museum and Radio 4′s recently commissioned “Noise: A Human History” series will share different perspectives on contemporary field recording practices within these terms.

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Themed panels include: Social relations explored through sonic praxis; Field recordings and education; Listening to the past; Can we really change the world with field recording?; The global picture; Radio and social change; Composition and field recording; and Mapping the field.

Contributors

Colin Black, Efthymios Chatzigiannis, Peter Cusack, John Drever, José Luis Crespo Fajardo & Atilio Doreste, Patrick Farmer, Felicity Ford, Michael Gallagher & James Wyness, David Hendy, Ernst Karel, Christopher De Laurenti, Noel Lobley, Patrick McGinley, Udo Noll, Sybella Perry, Judith Robinson, Doug Rouxel, Cheryl Tipp, Claudia Wegener, Paul Whitty and Mark Peter Wright.

If you would like to attend either or both days of the symposium please email:

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Monday 3rd June 2013
  • 09:15 – 10:00 WELCOME, REGISTRATIONS, TEA & COFFEE
  • 10:00 – 11:30 PANEL ONE: SOCIAL RELATIONS EXPLORED THROUGH SONIC PRAXIS
    John Drever, Christopher De Laurenti, José Luis Crespo Fajardo & Atilio Doreste
  • 11:30 – 12:00 TEA BREAK AND Q&A
  • 12:00 – 13:00 PANEL TWO: SONIC PEDAGOGY, FIELD RECORDINGS AND EDUCATION
    Felicity Ford, Judith Robinson
  • 13:00 – 13:30 LUNCH
  • 13:30 – 15:00 PANEL THREE: LISTENING TO THE PAST
    Cheryl Tipp, David Hendy, Sybella Perry
  • 15:00 – 15:30 TEA BREAK AND Q&A
  • 15:30 – 17:00 PANEL FOUR: INTERROGATING FIELD RECORDING, “CAN WE REALLY CHANGE THE WORLD WITH FIELD RECORDING?”
  • Michael Gallagher & James Wyness, Mark Peter Wright, Patrick Farmer
Tuesday 4th June 2013
  • 09:15 – 10:00 WELCOME, REGISTRATIONS, TEA & COFFEE
  • 10:00 – 11:30 PANEL FIVE: THE GLOBAL PICTURE
    Claudia Wegener, Noel Lobley, Ernst Karel
  • 11:30 – 12:00 TEA BREAK AND Q&A
  • 12:00 – 13:00 PANEL SIX: RADIO AND SOCIAL CHANGE
    Patrick McGinley, Colin Black
  • 13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH
  • 14:00 – 15:00 PANEL SEVEN: COMPOSITION AND FIELD RECORDING
    Paul Whitty and Efthymios Chatziggianis
  • 15:00 – 15:30 TEA BREAK AND Q&A
  • 15:30 – 17:00 PANEL EIGHT: MAPPING THE SOUNDS
    Peter Cusack, Udo Noll and Doug Rouxel

::: 2013.04.04 ::: jaffa, il :::

::: workshop & performance @ primate arena :::

w/ eran sachs & alex drool

thursday, 4 april
noon workshop
20:30 performance
hanut 31 gallery
hanut 31, jaffa

האירוע הראשון של פריימט ארינה בחנות מארח את אמן הסאונד פטריק מגינלי (ארה”ב\אנגליה\אסטוניה) להופעה וסדנא.

הסדנא תתחיל בסביבות 12:00 בחנות (העליה 31) ותמשך בין 4-6 שעות. היא יותר ממומלצת והיא בחינם!!!
ההופעות יתחילו ב20:30 והכניסה תעלה מחיר סמלי.

כבר כמעט עשרים שנה שפטריק מגינלי מסתובב בעולם ומקשיב. מקשיב לרחשים הקטנים, אוסף סאונדים חמקמקים, מקליט ומייצר סאונדים במקומות לא שיגרתיים. את הידע הזה מגינלי מעביר הלאה – סדנא של מגינלי היא חווייה שמחדדת את השמיעה לניואנסים עדינים ומשנה לנצח את האופן בו אנו מבינים סאונד ומשתמשים באוזניים. הסדנא שלו בגלריה החנות תוקדש ללימוד הפוטנציאל הסונורי של חלל הגלריה ותסתיים בערב בהופעה של מגינלי עם משתתפי הסדנא.

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ניתן להירשם דרך הפייסבוק או במיילeransachs@hotmail.com. שימו לב! מספר המקומות בסדנא מוגבל ל-10.

פטריק מגינלי

האמנות של מגינלי סובבת סביב הקלטות שטח. בשנים האחרונות אנחנו נחשפים יותר ויותר לאמנים כאלו, שעובדים עם הקלטות שטח. חלק בטח זוכרים את הביקורים של דייב פיליפס ופרנסיסקו לופז בישראל. בעולם יש קהילה כזו, והיא הולכת וצוברת השפעה.

למגינלי יש מקום של כבוד בהתפשטות של התחום. בשנות ה-90 מגינלי יסד את תחנת הרדיו הלונדונית ResonanceFM, שמוקדשת לאמנות רדיו ונקלטת בכל רחבי לונדון בתדר 104.4. כמו האחות האנינה של wfmu הניו יורקית, רזוננס אפ.אם מוקדשת לדברים היותר הרפתקניים שניתן לעשות עם רדיו והיא זרוע הרדיו של הירחון The Wire. מגינלי, שעזב את לונדון ומתגורר כיום באסטוניה, עדיין מגיש תכנית רדיו שבועית בשם Framework radio, שמוקדשת להקלטות שטח.

מגינלי מופיע תחת שם הבמה Murmer. הוא הוציא ריליסים בלייבלים כגון Drone, Helen Scarsdale Agency (הלייבל של ג’ים היינס מאווקריטס רקורדז), Ground Fault, Absurd ועוד. המוסיקה שלו תמיד רוחשת, חיה, מהפנטת, מלאה פרטים סונוריים ושואבת את המאזין למישורים אחרים.

הערב יפתח בהופעה משותפת של פטריק מגינלי עם אלכס דרול וערן זקס (Primate Arena).

::: 2012.11.16 ::: new york, usa :::

::: performance @ 106BLDG30 :::

w/ bruce tovsky, ben owen, & ana carvalho

friday, 16 nov.
20:00
106BLDG30
BUILDING 30 Suite 106
Brooklyn Navy Yard
$5

directions: enter at the Clinton Ave & Flushing Ave gate, ask for Building 30 Suite 106 at the guardhouse, they will direct you. a BNY map link and directions can be found here.

RSVP: via FB, btovsky (at) gmail (dot) com or 917.674.6647

after a long hiatus we are pleased to announce the first of a new series of events:

MURMER (SOUND) + BRUCE TOVSKY (VISUALS)
BEN OWEN (SOUND) + ANA CARVALHO (VISUALS)

we are really happy to have two very special sound artists launch our new season: patrick mcginley (aka murmer), who is an american now living in estonia, and ben owen, based in brooklyn.

for patrick’s set all sounds used are prerecorded in the space itself or it’s surroundings, or generated live from local found objects. patrick is using this process for each of the performances he is giving on this tour. we will be doing a soundwalk around the navy yard the day before, collecting sounds, and in my case visuals, to be presented during the performance.

106BLDG30 is curated by Bruce Tovsky & Tracy Wuischpard

::: 2012.11.10 ::: boston, usa :::

::: performance @ studio soto :::

w/ nmperign & ernst karel

saturday, 10 nov.
20:00
studio soto
10 channel center street
$10 suggested donation

Join Studio Soto for an outstanding evening of rare performances by American expat sound artist Patrick McGinley (aka murmer), and the renowned duo Nmpreign (Bhob Rainey and Greg Kelley), along with the sterling Ernst Karel.

Patrick McGinley (aka murmer) is an american-born sound, performance, and radio artist who has been based in europe since 1996. since then he has been building a collection of found sounds and found objects that has become the basis of all his work. in 2002 he founded framework, an organisation that produces a weekly field-recording themed radio show, broad- and podcasting around the world. in 2005, he began working closely with the artist-run organisation MoKS in southeast estonia, relocating there permanently in 2009.

most recently mcginley has been giving presentations, workshops, and performances based on the exploration of site-specific sound (with the revenant project) and sound as definition of space. in live performance his interest in field recording has developed into an attempt to integrate and resonate found sounds, found objects, specific spaces, and moments in time, in order to create a direct and visceral link with an audience and location. murmer’s work is about small discoveries and concentrated attention; it focuses on the framing of the sounds around us which normally pass through our ears unnoticed and unremarked, but which out of context become unrecognisable, alien and extraordinary: crackling charcoal, a squeaking escalator, a buzzing insect, or one’s own breath. he works equally with spaces, objects, resonances, and people, in composition, performance, or simply collective action and experience, in exploration of perception via attentive listening.

nmperign began in 1998 as the trio of Greg Kelley (trumpet), Bhob Rainey (soprano saxophone) and Tatsuya Nakatani (drums and percussion). This line-up recorded the group’s debut CD, and toured the US before Nakatani left to pursue solo work. As a duo, Kelley & Rainey forged a unique style of improvised music informed as much by electronic music and noise as by the traditions of classical music (which Kelley studied at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore), modern composition (which Rainey practiced at the New England Conservatory), punk, and free improvisation. The duo toured extensively in the late 90s and early 00s, highlights of which were documented on a CD published by Ralf Wehowsky‘s Selektion label. They would hone the nmperign sound to a sharp point that would bring them into contact with people who would become frequent collaborators: Gunter Mueller, Axel Doerner, Andrea Neuman, Jerome Noetinger, Lionel Marchetti, Damon & Naomi, Le Quan Ninh, and most importantly Jason Lescalleet, with whom they would record two albums as a duo, and each work on an album with individually. — from Intransitive Recordings

In his audio projects, Ernst Karel works with analog electronics and with location recordings, sometimes separately, sometimes in combination, to create pieces that move between the abstract and the documentary. As an improvisor and performer on trumpet and/or analog electronics, or as a composer, he has participated in recordings released on and/OAR, Another Timbre, BoxMedia, Cathnor, Dead CEO, Formed, Kuro Neko, Locust, Lucky Kitchen, and Sedimental record labels, among others.

::: 2012.11.06 ::: allentown, usa :::

::: performance @ muhlenberg college :::

tuesday, 6 nov.
12:45 (afternoon)
the center for the arts galleria
muhlenberg college
2400 chew st.
free entry

::: 2012.10.16-21 ::: taipei, taiwan :::

as part of playaround 2012

The technology required for exploration of our sonic environment (digital sound recorders, microphones, editing software) is now readily available and affordable, but the most important and powerful tool we have is often overlooked: our ears. In this workshop we will return to this most basic hardware and explore perception via listening itself, in a detailed consideration of our surroundings via sound. Although we will of course make use of the technology available to us, our focus will be on the act of listening itself in an attempt to gain a greater understanding of what is arguably our most important sense.

We will explore both active and passive soundscapes: passive through the act of field recording, as we explore the obvious and hidden sounds of small spaces in an exercise called ‘one square meter’, in which participants will find and document different sounds, resonances and perspectives from within a defined radius, and active through improvisational sonic explorations as we create unamplified group performances in found spaces using only the materials found therein. In this way we will give voice to spaces whose resonances may otherwise remain silent.

Further description of some of our activities:

– durational listening: One of out first exercises will be to explore our own perception of sound through an extended session of listening to field recordings and found sound. We will explore and discuss perceptions of time and space and how they are affected by sound, notions of self-awareness, sensitivity to certain types/qualities of sound, and identification vs. anonymity of sound.

– one square meter: Participants will choose a small defined space, natural or urban, and explore it’s sonic aspects in detail through various recording techniques (normal microphones, contact microphones, hydrophones, miniature microphones inside objects, etc), making an extended sonic survey of a small space. For an example see this Maribor, Slovenia location on the aporee soundmaps.

– active/passive blind soundwalks: Participants will lead and be led through various environments with eyes closed, both through the existing soundscape of our natural environment, and through our own created soundscapes which we will construct through our acoustic improvisations and explorations. In this way we explore the intensity and detail of listening to an environment without seeing it.

– revenant actions: for the ‘active’ portion of our workshop, we will choose locations and explore them sonically through intervention/interaction with the space. All spaces have resonance and materials, and we will examine what sounds we can eek out of a space using only the material found there and a collection of ‘resonant aids’, such as instrument bows, rubber mallets and sticks, etc. Tones from rubbed windows, bowed metal, percussive hollow objects, textures from dried leaves – these are just a few examples of what can be found in a chosen space. For more information on the revenant project, see http://www.revenantsound.net

In the end we will have a collection of field recordings and site specific performances that will be a document of our explorations.