SOUNDNETWORK NEWSLETTER: INTERFACE AMNESTY

CALLING ALL MUSIC & SOUND INTERFACE MAKERS TINKERERS HACKERS AND MODDERS!

LAST CHANCE TO JOIN THE DIY/TECHD UP/HACKED/MODDED JUMBLE SALE OF THE YEAR!

SATURDAY 26th SEPTEMBER 2009

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 OPEN STALLS STILL LEFT TO SHOW OFF YOUR WARES!

Email amnesty (at) soundnetwork.org.uk with information on what you want to present!

INTERFACE AMNESTY

SATURDAY 26th SEPTEMBER STATIC 23 Roscoe Lane Liverpool L1 4JD 1pm - 9pm

THE AMAZING ROLO
CHRIS OSHEA
JODY HUDSON-POWELL
NOISE CLUB
NORTH WEST HACKSPACE
OWL PROJECT
PIXELH8
RACHEL CARNEY: THE ASTRONAUT SHOW
SILVER & TRUE: FLIRTMAN
TONY KEMPLAN’S SONIC PICNIC

Have you been making unusual devices to make music? Have you modified your guitar, DS, tupperware, phone, xylophone, wiimote, violin, Gameboy, kids toy, arduino, video projector or paper plate to make music or noise? If the answer is 'yes' or 'maybe' get in touch and get a stall in the hall to demo your gadget in a friendly creative environment! amnesty (at) soundnetwork.org.uk

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Interface Amnesty is a fringe event at Abandon Normal Devices - a festival of new cinema and digital culture. A SoundNetwork event supported by AND, STATIC, and John Moores University and funded by Arts Council England and PRS Foundation

 

Subscribe here to the Interface Amnesty YouTube channel


Inspired by a trade fair scene in the 1974 Francis Ford Coppola film
“The Conversation” and your local jumble sale and car boot, Interface Amnesty plays
with the conventions of interface design, music technology products and
the presentation of interactive art.

Invited artists hobbyists and makers show and tell self
made, developed and hacked devices for playing sound and music on
Saturday day and evening in a free trade fair/market style setting at
STATIC.

Come and play with the artists wares and see key
lunchtime and evening show-offs and performances with food and drink
available at the lovely STATIC bar and café.

Featuring PIXELH8 Artist and Techno anthropologist
with a BETA release of his Tech Pro Performer Synthesiser for Nintendo
DS and Nintendo Gameboy. Come along and make your DS the envy of all
your friends!

There is an emerging & developing sector and a
growing scene of artists, hobbyists and makers in the UK experimenting
with electronics and DIY interaction design often beyond multimedia
& music academia and crossing over into sound art, new music and
the moving image.
Its an opportunity for sharing between artists, musicians and the
public with live music, food stalls and that elusive country fair
feeling

http://soundnetwork.org.uk/
http://andfestival.org.uk/
http://statictrading.com/

amnesty(at)soundnetwork.org.uk

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Abandon Normal Devices,
Festival of New Cinema and Digital Culture
23-27 September 2009 Liverpool, UK


The debut edition of Abandon Normal Devices, festival of New Cinema and Digital Culture, is now two weeks away.  Featuring an eclectic array of exhibitions, film screenings, online work and events, the festival will spill from screens and galleries onto the streets of the city.

Expect artists and filmmakers offering striking new perspectives in a festival that questions the normal and champions a different approach.  Highlights include Apichatpong Weerasethakul, The Yes Men, Carolee Schneemann, Nic Roeg, Phil Collins, Jamie King and the conference Real-Time: Showing Art in the Age of New Media.

Join us in abandoning your normal devices, to celebrate new strategies and tactics in cinema and digital culture that challenge expectations and open opportunities for change and growth. Full programme is online now, with downloadable brochure and ticket details.  Visit http://www.andfestival.org.uk

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prs50kPRS Foundation New Music Award 2010

Open for entries today, the New Music Award offers £50,000 to realise a ground-breaking musical idea.

Find out more here

Sally Taylor, our Chairman, said: "We are thrilled to launch the third New Music Award, which is set to be bigger and better than ever. It is an exceptional award which takes risks by encouraging creators to push the boundaries of their artistic practice and extend the possibilities of music regardless of which genre they work in. We really do encourage anyone with an inspired musical idea to apply."

The deadline for entries is Friday 8 January 2009.
What would you create with £50,000?
The 9 proposals shortlisted for the two previous New Music Awards showed the huge spectrum of musical innovation from the UK's music creators - from beatboxing, samples of weather systems and African operetta to cathedral bells, bicycle bells and a choir of bats. We look forward to hearing even more creative ideas from you again this time.

Jem Finer, who won the first New Music Award with Score for a Hole in the Ground in 2005, welcomed the return of the award and the support it provides for creators who often find funding difficult for visionary musical projects. He said: "Winning the PRSF New Music Award enabled me to make a piece of work I never really imagined I'd find the resources to complete. It was a wonderful opportunity and I remain deeply impressed by the PRS Foundation's commitment to steering away from more traditional and safe choices in their funding."

What do you think?
The New Music Award has been dubbed "the Turner Prize for music" but we think it's more exciting (as well as offering more money!) We also think that new music should be as much in the public consciousness as contemporary visual art. What do you think? Join our discussion on Facebook and Twitter (using #newmusicaward)

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SOUDNDNETWORK IS SUPPORTED BY ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND & PRS FOUNDATION

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