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‘Sack Round the Freezing Tree’ by Sean Burn

Name: sean burn
Location: tyneside, northern england
Link: www.gobscure.info / http://nosobrasotros.blogspot.com/

Title: sack round the freezing tree
Description:
a response to the tumultuous events in london this spring at the time of the g20 meeting/protests and very much inspired by brechts poem spring 1938. while not comparing our times to the coming world war that brecht wrote about we are nevertheless all losers in the invididious if subtle war currently taking place against our environments, our economies and our freedoms

Licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales Licence. (i.e. only the non-commercial bit is different)

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‘Economicrisis’ by Nicola Bogo

Name: NicolaBogo
Link: http://nicolabogo.wordpress.com
Location: Italy

Title: “economicrisis”
Description:
the feeling of loss and of misunderstanding on 9 overlapping voices of the first ministers of the 8 major countries and the President of the European Union talking about the NEW global crisis (every speech is taken from registration of the recent G8 or the World Economic Forum). so many words that no one can understand the sense.

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‘Torquay is Closed’ by Martin Bizarro

Name: Martin Bizarro
Location: Torquay, England

Title: Torquay is Closed
Description: This is Torquay on the south coast of England. I wandered around a couple of shopping arcades noting what was closed or struggling. The sound quality isn’t very good – I was speaking into the microphone on my camera.

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‘Online Dating During the Global Crisis’ by Todd Broomhead

Name: Todd Broomhead
Location: New York, USA

Title and Description:
“Online Dating During the Global Crisis” shows what happens when the “global crisis” starts affecting “the dating scene.” That is all I will write, because I think it would be best to allow the voices in the piece to speak for themselves.

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‘Biomass’ by Daniel Blinkhorn

Name: Daniel Blinkhorn
Location: Sydney, Australia, work created in Amazon Basin Brazil
Link: http://www.bookofsand.com.au

Both works are from a series of interlinking radiophonic miniatures entitles insitu bacia, a work about the Amazon basin.

‘The basin consists of a hugely diverse sonic palate, and supports around 30 percent of the world’s terrestrial species. To the observer and listener, this can result in an experience of manifold sonic dimension and expression, not to mention a universe of spectral detail, intrigue and surprise. The works reflect a personal contemplation of life within the forest.

Title: Biomass

Title: En plein air

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‘The Sound of eBay’ by Hans Bernhard

Name: Hans Bernhard
Link: http://www.sound-of-eBay.com
http://www.sound-of-eBay.com/visualcoding.html

Location: Internet / Austria
Title: The Sound of eBay
by http://ubermorgen.com

Description:
Using eBay user data, The Sound of eBay generates unique songs (Soundcoding: Stefan Nussbaumer). By simply entering any eBay username and clicking “generate”, the robots sprawl out into the net to collect data, bringing it back to the SC3 Supercollider sound-generation engine. The complex software-machine starts generating a score-file which is then transformed into a unique song.

“The Sound of eBay” transforms a role-model of individual commodities market in an “ARTitude” of robotic configurations and strings, swapping personalized and compositional business dreams with sound designs from secure client accounting. Using the concept of creative destruction, this entertainment-aggregation is tuning in a mind-blowing cutup, pushing the contemporary lifestyles over the edge and combines it with transformable delays of post-realistic business-analysis.

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‘————‘ by Dr. Nojoke

Name: Frank Bogdanowitz aka Dr.Nojoke
Link: http://www.myspace.com/drnojoke / http://www.drnojoke.de/
Location: Berlin, Germany
Title: “————”

Description:
mixture of clicks & cuts and a collage of field recordings

The field recordings i made actually in egypt, turkey (muezzin)and in berlin (fireworks)
I re-contextualized them expressing my feelings to the political crisis in Iran demanding for humanity, freedom, tolerance and peace.
It could be in Israel, Palestine, Iraque, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uyghuristan …. or somewhere else as well.

In June i was churned up inside by the 20th anniversary of the massacre on the Tian Men square in Bejing first.
Then during the protest actions in Iran after the elections I followed links and information on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube to see what is going on there.
Although I am quite far away and I am not an Iranian I felt very close to the protesters. Emotions overwhelmed me and so for me it was really necessary to express them musically. I couldn?t find words for it!
In Berlin actually we are not suffering under the recession so much. Mostly we read about it.
But in times of the internet distances melt and you get nearly realtime information from diverse sources.
So my statement is based on the social networks I am using.

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