Sonic Memories

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Sonic Memories was Werner Moebius' collaboration with the CAT5FETE project; a SoundNetwork intranet.
 
See links to our activity at Futuresonic08 here and to the Subtext installation 
 
It's a continuation of Werner's project "Fragments of Sonic BIographies" for the SoundNetwork artists lab; "COLAB" at Liverpool Biennial 2006.
He is interested in how sound and music relates to artistic practice and how it can work as tool of communication and collaboration; for Futuresonic 08 he wanted people to think of sound or music memories they may have; it could be your earliest memory, your least favourite sound, your first record you bought or the last; how you approach this is up to you.
 
The link below will take you to the audio upload page where you can write text about your memory and upload mp3 files up to 8MB and attach an image to it if you wish.
 
The project is now over but you can still create audio content that relates to this project or your own work; most recent user added audio is then listed in the sidebar on the left
 
We generated material in the final run up to our event on Saturday 3rd - Sunday 4th May 2008 (11-5pm) and then people added more material over the weekend.
 
These 'intranet' users will be added shortly to this online site
 
We encouraged people in the cafe to post audio from CD, USB stick, new recordings on site, and to blog text memories, Daniel Jones light installation responded to the network activity displaying what are essentially glyphs representing the hidden micro protocols and events that take place when we use a network; whether on a closed network or on the world wide web.
Use the link below and follow the promptsif youwant to continue the project

References:

Literature

Christoph Cox, Daniel Warner: „Audio culture: readings in modern music“, New York 2004

Brandon LaBelle: „Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art“, London 2006

Christoph Metzger: „Conceptualisms – contemporary tendencies in music, art and film“, Saarbrücken 2003

Angus Carlyl: "Autumn Leaves - Sound and the Environment in Artistic Practice", France 2007

Nicolas Bourriaud "Relational Aesthetics", France 1998

Billing Johanna, Maria Lind and Nilsson Lars: „Taking the Matter into Common Hands: On Contemporary Art and Collaborative Practices“, 2007

Articles

Holger Schulze: „What are sound studies Introducing a new and yet old discipline“, University of the Arts Berlin October 2003, retrieved on 08.09.2006 from http://www.udk-berlin.de/sites/soundstudies/content/e861/infoboxContent9...

Hans Dieter Huber: "Life Is A Cut-Up -interfaces of intermediality“, Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig 2004, retrieved on 08.09.2006 from http://www.hgb-leipzig.de/ARTNINE/huber/aufsaetze/cutup.html

Golo Föllmer, Julia Gerlach: „Audiovisionen. Musik als intermediale Kunstform“
retrieved on 15.02.2007 - http://www.medienkunstnetz.de/themen/bild-ton-relationen/audiovisionen/1...

Links

The World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE) http://interact.uoregon.edu/MediaLit/wfae/home/

Aural and visual cultures, Goldsmiths College, University Of London, www.goldsmiths.ac.uk

Iftaf - institute for transacoustic research, Vienna, http://subsol.c3.hu/subsol_2/contributors0/iftaftext.html

Medienkunstnetz.de, Germany, http://www.medienkunstnetz.de/

Sonic Arts Network, United Kingdom, http://www.sonicartsnetwork.org/

Share - support and infrastructure for new media communities worldwide, http://share.dj

Ubuweb, http://www.ubu.com/

APO33 Network – Space of research and experimentation, France, http://www.apo33.org/

RHIZOME.ORG - connecting art and technology, New York, http://rhizome.org/

Sonic Media Art Net, Germany, http://www.sonic-media-art.net/