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  • 19-03-2014 – Conférence – Bobvan : The sound of mythscape

    09/03/2014

    Bobvan (Belgian musician, film director, multimedia artist) revisits, in the framework of “Résonances”, some of the highlights of his adventurous artistic journey by focusing on the sound dimension of his work. It shows how sound, both in its temporal and spatial deployment, contributes to the emergence of a series of “mythological modules” which, by their controlled accumulation, resonate with each

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  • 14-03-2014 – Concert micro-tonalités – Jean-Paul Wittek : Tender is the night

    04/03/2014

    Braine-l’Alleud > Académie de Musique > 20:00 Jean-Paul Wittek and Myriam Pierre play, with two pianos, ‘Three quarter-tone piece’ of Charles Ives (leading North American composer, crossing sound research, contrapuntal writing and popular loans) and some extracts of ‘24 preludes quarter-tone (op.22)’ of Ivan Wyschnegradsky (French composer of Russian origin, who worked on the micro-intervals). Astrid Gallez (flute) plays a

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  • 12 + 13-03-2014 – Conférence – Sébastien : Biset Usure, bricolage et hacking : usages et détournements dans l’expérience musicale

    02/03/2014

    12.03 > Braine-l’Alleud > École des Arts > 19:00 13.03 > Louvain-la-Neuve > PointCulture > 18:00 Sébastien Biset, art historian, musician and leader of the project “Archipel” for Point Culture, proposes this lecture in the framework of the event “Resonances”. What types of knowledge reveals the singular practice of DIY? How do they apply to musical invention and what fun

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  • 10-03 > 03-04-2014 – Résonances Visite de l’exposition – Animations kids + Caravane-Son-Média

    01/03/2014

    Braine-l’Alleud > École des Arts While the exhibition “Resonances” (curator : Philippe Franck) can be seen till May 5th at the School of Arts of Braine-L’Alleud, the students can have a guided tour of the exhibition and participate to two workshops to enable them to better understand the works presented in the course and plastic sound proposed by the School

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  • 20 > 23-03-2014 – Festival VIA / Mobile Award / NetArt Exhibition

    01/03/2014

    Exposition spamm.be + Mobile Awards Mons > Le Manège/Maison Folie > 12-18:00 City Lights (Digital Video Windows) UMons > Université > 20:00 Launched by Transcultures on the occasion of the Transnomades festival as part of the Quinzaine numérique initiated by the Ministry of Culture of the Federation Wallonia- Brussels in 2013, the Mobile Awards – Art (s) & Network (s)

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  • 12-03-2014 – Workshop – Sonic Kids : Nicolas d’Alessandro, Muzzpod

    01/03/2014

    Using an iPod and a synthetic voice software, children will create an original choral without using their vocal cords. Tenor, baritone, soprano or alto chorister…everyone is involved in the composition of a song he can take home after the workshop given by Nicolas d’Alessandro (musician, researcher at numediart /University of Mons and inventor of digital instruments) free 7m3, rue de la

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  • 27-02-2014 – Opening of Geosonic – Julien Poidevin + DJ City Sonic – Paradise Now live Transonic Night Gauthier Keyaerts/The Aktivist + Supernova + Ordinaire

    23/02/2014

    LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE> FORUM DES HALL > 18:00 (VERNISSAGE) + 20:00 (CONCERTS) For the opening of Julien Poidevin’ site specific creation ‘Geosonic mi’x, a ballad is proposed with the artist who worked on a geo-locative audio journeyon the site of Louvain-la-Neuve university, while Paradise Now offers “City Sonic dj set ” subtly mixing audio sources works produced by the international sound art

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  • 21.02.2014 – Jean-Paul Dessy + Jarek Frankowski “Cellectro” (piece for electronic & cello)

    18/02/2014

    BRAINE-L’ALLEUD > ACADÉMIE DE MUSIQUE > 20:00 Originally this project (created at Sonic Lab # 2 – Festival City Sonic 2013) is inspired by the Polish atmosphere proposed by Jarek Frankowski and a unique encounter between classical and contemporary universes. Jean-Paul Dessy (cello- Musiques Nouvelles) enters the world of electroacoustic created by Jarek Frankowski (composer and sound engineer born in Poland),

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  • 20-02 > 03-05-2014 – Résonances – Les Arts Sonores en Brabant Wallon

    16/02/2014

    BRAINE-L’ALLEUD > ÉCOLE DES ARTS > 20-02 >> 18:30 OPENING + DJ SET RAFAEL MUNOZ GOMEZ Curated by Philippe Franck (director of City Sonic & Transcultures), the Art School of Braine l’Alleud presents an exhibition exploring the relationship between sound and contemporary arts. On two floors, one can find installations by young Belgian international & artists Arnaud Eeckhout, Mauro Vitturini, Rodolphe

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  • Call : TransAwards Art(s) & Network(s) 2014 + spamm.be

    15/02/2014

    Transcultures, Digital and Sound Arts Centre present, with the support of Mons 2015, an introduction to the Net Art in 3 days dedicated to the various Net Art forms. On this special occasion, Transcultures launch a call for proposals for its 2014 TransAwards…

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  • Call for contribution – City Lights (Digital Video Windows) – VIA 2014 festival – deadline : 08-03

    13/02/2014

    City Lights (Digital Video Windows), is an evolutive and opened to citizen participation project. Initiated by thenumediart Institute in April 2013 (175th anniversary of the UMONS Engineering Faculty), it aims to create an indoor architectural facade mapping of the Houdain street UMONS building. Numediart (Research Institute for Digital Arts technologies) and Transcultures (Center for Digital Cultures – Mons) today launched call

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  • 12.02.2014 – Lecture François Zajega Touchless Interfaces from 2D to 3D – Mons

    06/02/2014

     MONS > FACULTÉ D’ARCHITECTURE ET D’URBANISME > 12:30 This lecture (in the framework the series of lectures and workshops ‘Augmented Digital Territories’ launched by Transcultures in partnership with the Dept of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of Mons) traces the different image analysis systems which have been implemented in interactive installations for a wide audience (that is to say a

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  • 06.02.14 – Introduction to sound art (sound-espace-movement) – Lectures Philippe Franck + Todor Todoroff – Brussels

    06/02/2014

    How does sound art play with the urban space, both as a living vibrating organism and a source of pollution source  to transform it? From historical examples (Max Neuhaus, Bill Fontana, Christina Kubisch, …) but also many contemporary pieces with different site specific approaches (including productions of the soundart festival City Sonic), Philippe Franck will discuss some issues related to audio architectures,soundscapes to latest geolocative developments.(in French only) Todor Todoroff, electronic music composer, teacher and engineer / researcher will then talk about his experience as a

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  • 05.02.2014 – Résonances autres, une introduction au arts sonores, d’hier à aujourd’hui – Lecture Philippe Franck – Braine l’Alleud

    03/02/2014

    What are the roots of the sound art that cross disciplines? What are the main features of these forms and adventurous sound practices? How does site specific audio creation dialogue  with the urban space? How does it develop? What are the possibilities and these pitfalls? These are some questions and issues that Philippe Franck bring light to stimulate critical thinking and discussion. After an introduction to the genesis of the  sound art through the avant-gardes of the twentieth century and some great pioneering figures practices, Philippe Franck will also discuss his experience and approach of curator/ founder

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  • 01.02.14 – Musiques Nouvelles Andy Warhol’s night (Factory happening 1964-2014) – Brussels

    29/01/2014

    Andy Warhol has definitely marked a “pop” culture with multiplied icons and fascinating superstars. In 1963, he launched the Factory in Manhattan, a factory to create images that attracts talent, poets, musicians and distinguished visitors from around the world. From this rich heritage essential to our contemporary life and in the framework of the Warhol’s exhibition “Life, Death and Beauty”

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