Welcome to the page of Maria Papadomanolaki.
Maria Papadomanolaki is a Greek artist that works within the fields of sound design for dance and film, networked performances, exploratory workshops, installation and transmission art. She has a background in literary and sound studies. Since 2009, she has also been successfully releasing ambient electronic music on a variety of labels and collaborations under the moniker Dalot. Between 2009-2011, she was involved in a research project about art and the electromagnetic spectrum, conducted by NY-based non-profit arts organisation Wave Farm (previously free103point9). The research resulted in the publication of the book Transmission Arts: Artists & Airwaves (2011, PAJ Publications).
In 2007, she has received an award by the Nagoya University of the Arts, Japan for her interactive voice piece entitled STOMA. She has presented her work and research at galleries, conferences and festivals in Europe, UK and the US with highlights being IMT Gallery (London, 2008), Ontological-Hysteric Theater (NY, 2009), Cabinet Magazine (NY, 2010), Issue Project Room (NY, 2012), Decibel Festival (Seattle, WA, 2012), The British Library (London, 2013), Athens Biennale AGORA (Athens, 2013). Her projects have also been featured in radiostations such as Resonance FM (UK), WGXC (US), BBC Radio 3 (UK), BBC 6 Music (UK), Radio Campus Paris (FR) and CFRO Vancouver Co-operative Radio (CA) among others.
Papadomanolaki is currently pursuing PhD research on urban literature and listening at CRiSAP, UAL, London and is the producer of Sensing Cities, an ongoing series of interviews broadcast on Resonance FM.
Selected Group Exhibitions
- 2014 HCE, Close&Remote in collaboration with Peter Cusack, locative app project, London, UK
The Dresden Diaries,collaboration with Alkis Vlasakis for FYTA's Bianella,
Athens Biennale AGORA, Athens, Greece
a microcosm city: subtitled, Part of Visual Urbanism screenings, The British Library, London, UK
Ghost Fountains, collaboration with Caterini Dinopoulou for ChaniART2013, Splantzia, Chania, Crete, Greece
Resonances: W14/Convento, part of p-public's Public Space in Progress, Chania, Crete, Greece
- 2012 100x John: A Global Salute to John Cage in Sound and Image,
White Box,New York
Transmittal, Greene County Council for the Arts Gallery, Catskill, New York
SOUNDkitchen's Cinema For The Ears | Supersonic Festival Zellig gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Radio Arts Space, Skuc Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Pieces to Fit, Nightingale Theatre, Brighton, United Kingdom
The Supper Club, The Basement, Brighton, United Kingdom
Postcards from Gowanus, Cabinet Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
ChatRooms, DHRA Conference, Brunel University London, London, United Kingdom
ChatRooms, University of Chichester, UK and Center of Mediterranean Architecture, Chania, Greece
Amalgam , Roes Theater, Athens, Greece
Athens Video Art Festival, Technopolis, Athens, Greece
Audio Forensics, IMT Gallery, London, United Kingdom
IRAN-UK Sonics: Ensemble of Iranian and UK sound artists under the conduction of Veryan Weston. Produced by Keith Rowe. The Front Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
White Noise,Maria Papadomanolaki and Brane Zorman, Centralna Postaja, Maribor, Slovenia
Lugus,With Squetti Trio, Cody Dock, London
Optical 1 Showcase with Robert Henke, Brock Van Wey, Leo Mayberry (video), Fil Ieropoulos with Detour Collective (video), Decibel Festival, Seattle Washington
Breathing Space with Detour Collective, Body/Image Exhibition, Municipal Art Gallery, Chania, Greece
Kinematic Thursdays with Images by Thierry Dreyfus, Entwine, New York, NY
Every Second Friday with Jeremy D. Slater, Ian Epps, Gregory Reynolds, Rothwell, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Transmission Arts Book Launch with Matt Bua and Tom Roe, The Spotty Dog, Hudson, NY
Dalot EU Minitour : Milk Club, Genoa, IT, Niu Arts Space, Barcelona, ES, Panke Arts Space, Berlin, DE, Wilmington Arms, London, UK, Six d.o.g.s, Athens, GR, Coo Bar, Thessaloniki, GR
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, live soundtrack in collaboration with Christos Garbidakis (aka dergar), Chania Cultural Center, GR
Meditation on an invisible city, telematic four hour performance in support to the exhibition "ChatRooms", University of Chichester, UK and Center of Mediterranean Architecture, Chania, Greece
Closing Reception with Jeremy D. Slater and Gabrielle Herbst, Sterling Basement, Postcards from Gowanus, Cabinet Magazine Gallery Space, Brooklyn, NY
Retrograde Music Series with Aza, Manekinekod, Sister Overdrive and Makis Faros, Six d.o.g.s, Athens, Greece
Noise! 2009, Anika, Aza, George Steeltoe Ensemble, Reverse Mouth, Ontological Hysteric Theater, New York, New York
Trajectory with Manu Luksch, Peter Cusack and Richard Thomas, IMT Gallery, London, UK
Ancestors, n5MD, US
V.A - Uncharted Places, ASIP, US
V.A - Faded Photographs Remixes, Sound in Silence, GR
Your Hands, Self- Released, UK
Wards, This is it Forever, UK
E.R.T, Kasetina, self-released, DE/UK
squetti, Echomusic, GR
V.A - and darkness came..., Headphone Commute, US
Platonia, Filtig and Mariza Koch, self-released
Sequence 3, Various Artists, Futuresequence, UK
Tiger Flower Circle Sun Remixes, Various Artists, Overlap, US
Haikus 23, Self-released
Minutestatic, n5md, US
EP 1, Radical Matters, IT
Loop Over Latitudes, n5md, US
Sounds In Between, Hand-made CD-r with field recordings, self-released
Heart Monitor EP, worriedaboutsatan, digital-only, self-released
Flight Sessions EP, Coo Records, GR
Chromata, Coo Records, GR
Ep 1, CD-r, self-released
#number, a series of 6 CD-r releases consisting of cassette collage and laptop experimentations, self-released
Selected Work for Radio
To Begin is to follow on from, Radio piece developed especially for REuse Mesto: REuse Radio, part of residency program by CONA / CC Tobacna 001 / MGML, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Sensing Cities, an ongoing series of interviews about sound and the urban, Resonance FM 104.4
Edith’s Noise, audio piece featured in "The Dark Outside", a 24-hour site-specific radio transmission within the Dark Skies Park, Scotland
My A is your B, audio piece featured in INTERMISSION: AN AUDIO PORTRAIT OF PLACE, ECHOES, Osso Radio, Portugal
Sib Radio Gowanus, four, one hour, episodes of specially commissioned sound-works by 43 artists, broadcast at:
WGXC (Acra, NY), Radio Campus Paris (France),
Sound Art Radio (UK),
Radio One 91FM (Dunedin, New Zealand),
CFRO Vancouver Co-operative Radio (Canada),
Cooradio (Thessaloniki, GR)
Radia Episode #319, Gowanus Over and Out for free103point9/WGXC
Gowanus Sonotopia, International Radiophonic Creation Day
Woodplay, with Tom Roe(free103point9), International Radiophonic Creation Day
Radia Episode #226, Rug Radio for free103point9
Framework Radio Show, The Walls
Clearspots, Resonance FM
Flight Sessions, Resonance FM
Enigmai, Resonance FM
- 2003-2004, radio producer at Kriti FM 101,5
- 2000-2001, radio producer at 1431 AM
Selected Publications and Presentations
- Transmission Arts: Artists and Airwaves, co-author, PAJ Publications, 2011
- Radio Content in the Digital Age The Evolution of a Sound Medium, contributor, Intellect Books, 2011
- Featured Artists, ArtCards Review, 2011
- Transmission Arts: Artists and Airwaves, Book Presentation, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, New York, 2012
- Radio As The Voice of Locality, Community, Interactivity and Experimentation, ECREA Radio Research Section 2009 conference, Limassol, Cyprus, 2009 (published in the conference’s proceedings)
- Visual Urbanism 2013, Paper Presentation - The British Library, London, UK
- Functional Sounds 2013, ESSA's 1st International Conference - Paper Presentation, Berlin, Germany
- Re-contested Sites 2013,Paper Presentation - TrAIN, UAL, London
- Sonorities 2013, Paper presentation - Belfast, SARC, Queen's University, Ireland
Selected Awards and Grants
- 2012-2015, London Reseach Scholarship, UAL, London
- 2008, Alexander Onassis Scholarship, Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, Athens, Greece
- 2007, Schilizzi Foundation Scholarship, The Schilizzi Foundation, London, United Kingdom
- 2007, Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement, Nagoya University of Arts, Nagoya, Japan
- 2012-, PhD Candidate, CRiSAP, LCC, UAL, London
- 2009, MA Sound Arts, Telematic Performance and Environmental Sound London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, London, United Kingdom
- 2007, BA (Hons) Digital Music and Sound Art, Speech and Music, University of Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom
- 2003, Ptychion, French Language and Literature Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
PoL # 3 Listening to the voices of the city in "Wings of Desire"
On March 12th I will be presenting "Wings Of Desire" in a free screening at the Old Cinema Museum in London. The event is part of Points Of Listening, a monthly programme of listening workshops and activities. More info here.
Launch Event for "Here Comes Everybody" / 25th of January 2014 at 12 noon
"Here Comes Everybody" or "HCE" is a locative app project created by "Close&Remote". For the piece I assisted Peter Cusack in the recording of sounds that were used in the narrative. "HCE" offers a fictional audio trajectory taking place in Lower Sydenham. Anybody can experience it by downloading the app on their iPhone or Android. The launch event is scheduled for Saturday the 25th of January at 12 noon.
Premiere of my radiopiece "To Begin Is To Follow On From"
The new radio piece that I created during my residency at CC Tobačna 001 will be aired on the 15th of January as part of "radioCona: REuse MESTO: REuseRADIO". More info here.
2013 Essay published on "The Field Reporter"
I shared some thoughts about 2013 for "The Field Reporter"'s series of 2013 Retrospectives. You can read and listen to it here.
New Episodes for Sensing Cities
The new year kicks off with four new episodes for my radioshow "Sensing Cities". The new day and time for the show is Friday at 5pm to 5:30pm, starting on the 10th of January with an interview with Ljubljana-based CONA Institute of Contemporary Art and their project "Walk the City". More info:http://sensingcities.wordpress.com/.
Participation in the IRAN-UK Sonics Event
I will be participating in the Iran-UK Sonics event presented by Six Pillars. The project will involve a week of intense workshops between an ensemble of 11 Iran and UK based artists under the supervision and conduction of Keith Rowe and Veryan Weston. The conclusion of the workshop will be a performance at The Front Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre on Friday the 13th 2013. More info here.
Residency at CC Tobačna 001 for Cona/MGML, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Currently doing a residency at CC Tobačna 001 for CONA's January edition of radioCona: REuse MESTO: REuseRADIO and a collaboration with electro-acoustic composer Bojana Šaljič. On the occassion of my stay in Slovenia I will also perform along with Brane Zorman in the 3rd instalment of BELI ŠUM, an event curated by Centralna Postaja in Maribor, Slovenia.
"Ancestors": New Release by Dalot out on n5MD
I am pleased to announce that today sees the release of a new EP entitled "Ancestors", out via n5MD. The album features contributions by Alexandr Vatagin, Izumi Suzuki among others as well as remixes on the title track by Brock Van Wey (bvdub), Alastair Brown (Northcape) and Mike Cadoo (Dryft).
"The Dresden Project" at AGORA, Athens Biennale 2013
A collaboration with Vienna-based visual artist Alkis Vlassakakis entitled "The Dresden Diaries" for which I provided the sound design (as Dalot), will be exhibited in this year's Athens Biennale as part of FYTA's curation for the biennale entitled "Bianella". More info here and here.
Performing with Squetti at Lugus / 28th of September / Cody Dock London
I will be performing along with Artur Vidal and Yiorgis Sakellariou as Squetti at an event curated by Stephen Shiell entitled "Lugus". Other artists performing on the night are Lee Berwick, Ansuman Biswas, Bermuda Triangle Test Engineers, Stephen Shiell, Al Cree & Dave Corbett. Live visuals: Jaime Rory Lucy. More info here.
Paper presentation @ "Functional Sounds", 1st International Conference of ESSA
I will be presenting a paper about my current research in ESSA's 1st International Conference entitled "Functional Sounds" that will take place in Berlin between 4-6th of October 2013. More info: Functional Sounds Website .
Presentation and video piece screening @ "Visual Urbanism", the British Library
I am invited to give a brief presentation about my current research activities on the second "Visual Urbanism" event curated by Holly Gilbert and Rachel Jones. The event will take place on the 7th of October at the British Library's Auditorium. I will be participating on the afternoon panel along with Bradley L Garrett, Diego Ferrari and Micheál O’Connell. In conjunction with the panels, there will be a screening of films made by the participants. My piece "A microcosm city: subtitled" will be featured in the programme. More info here .
My A is your B @ "INTERMISSION: AN AUDIO PORTRAIT OF PLACE"
My audio piece entitled "My A is your B" will be included in INTERMISSION: AN AUDIO PORTRAIT OF PLACE , a project curated as part of "ECHOES", a programme aiming to rethink and increase the radio role in the present media context.
Resonances: W14/Convento @ p-public's "Public Space in Progress"
I will be participating in this year's series of events curated by Chania-based collective s p-public under the theme "Public Space in Progress". The piece I contributed is entitled "Resonances: W14/Convento" and invites the audience to walk around the neighbourhood of Splantzia where St. Nichola's Convento is located and discover via their mobile phones a series of soundscapes in a process of dialogue, rediscovery and exploration. The sounds were recorded in a certain perimeter around my house in W14, London and then were locatively positioned in the respective perimeter around the Convento of St. Nicholas and in response to the actualities of the area there.
The work engages with the themes of sound and landscape, architecture, memory as well as the possible and imagined correlations between sonic, haptic, visual textures birthed by attentive interaction. Many thanks to the team of p-public who will providing mobile devices to whoever wishes to interact with the piece. The allocated time and day of the event is Saturday, June 8th, at 7pm to 9pm (GR time). The piece uses the free Radio Aporee app for iphone and Android. Installation and use info: resonancesw14.blogspot.co.uk .
Sensing Cities @ Resonance FM
Today marks the start of a new series of programmes I produced for Resonance FM entitled Sensing Cities. The show nvestigates the themes of urban exploration and narrative through the use of sound, writing and new media art. It aims to create an initial understanding of the processes behind artists, writers and specific projects and to raise questions about perceiving, creating and narrating place, be that fictional, real, internal or external. Sensing Cities brings together different creative approaches that engage with personal or collective memory and history, transience, listening, recording, sensing, voice, words, walking and locative art.
The first episode invites British Sound artist, composer and vocalist Viv Corringham to discuss the processes behind her ongoing project entitled "Shadow Walks". It will be broadcast at 1pm to 1:30pm. You can listen online here. For more information about the show please visit http://sensingcities.wordpress.com/.
The field Reporter
David Vélez, chief editor of the online resource The Field Reporter, invited me sometime ago to join their editorial team. My first review on Yiorgis Sakellariou's (aka Mecha/Orga) new release entitled 40:43 is up on the blog. You can read it here.
Symposium Presentations and a Radio show
As part of my current research, I am invited to give a presentation at Sonorities Festival and Symposium that will be taking place in Belfast, SARC, Queen's University. I will also be presenting at Re-Contested Sites, a one day symposium organised by the Chelsea Collage of Art and Design, UAL. In October 2013, I will participate in the first ESSA Conference of Functional Sounds in Berlin.
I am also happy to be returning to Resonance FM with a new series of shows about sensing, exploring and narrating the urban environment through writing, sound and new media. The first circle of shows is scheduled to begin on May 15th at 1pm.
Grand Union Canal at Harlesden: An Acoustic and Visual Essay
This week, the online blog The Field Reporter hosts a three part acoustic and visual essay made by Yiorgis Sakellariou, David Vélez, Lina Velandia and myself. I have provided the words and the sounds for the first part of the essay. You can read &listen here.
Daniela Cascella: "En Abîme: Listening, Reading, Writing"
I wrote a review for Daniela Cascella's "En Abîme", a book about writing sound and thinking critically about the way(s) we revisit our listening experiences. Cascella's dense writing speaks on many levels and layers to the reader and makes "En Abîme" a compelling and thought provoking read. You can read the review here.
Mark Templeton review and interview @ Headphone Commute
Mark Templeton's new album entitled jealous heart is out on under the spire recordings this month. On the occasion of this release and with the kind support of Headphone Commute, I wrote a review for the album and I chatted with Mark about the process and concept behind the album as well as other topics including his working and composing methods and his upcoming releases.
Sib Radio Gowanus @ Resonance FM
Resonance FM will rebroadcast the four one-hour episodes of Sib Radio Gowanus every Tuesday between 9:30pm-10:30pm (UK time), starting today January 8th. Tune in or listen online here. More info about the project can be found here.
100x John: A Global Salute to John Cage in Sound and Image
My field recordings are featured in Ear to the Earth's 100x John: A Global Salute to John Cage in Sound and Image; a three day event taking place at the White Box gallery in NYC. More info here.
"... and darkness came" Benefit Compilation
I am happy to announce that today is the official release date for ... and darkness came, a benefit compilation curated by the NY-based online music resource Headphone Commute to help and support those affected by hurricane Sandy. I donated a new and unreleased track to the cause under the alias Dalot, my ambient electronic music project.
The digital-only release features tracks by 87 established and emerging artists and a total of 6.2 hours of ambient, modern classical, and experimental music for only $10. All proceeds will be donated to Doctors Without Borders and The Humane Society. Make sure you get a copy of this unique release and support a great cause! Listen and purchase here.
Reviews for Fluid Radio
Transmittal @ "The Nothing Is Real Radio Hour", WGXC
Transmittal was documented on the episode of June 30, 2012 of the radioshow entitled "The Nothing Is Real Radio Hour," created by Sam Sebren. The show was originaly broadcast on WGXC and it is now archived and available for download here.
Ear to the Earth is an online resource dedicated to environmental sound art. There you can listen to my ongoing series entitled Buskers.
About the project:
Buskers is an ongoing series of recordings of street musicians from different cities. I have always been amazed by the presence of these street artists and the way their sound travels and gets filtered through the spaces they perform. I also find fascinating the way these sounds gradually unravel to my ears as I approach them. In fact, they are a pure and vivid manifestation of a city’s freeform and most of the times underground creative communities.
trans oceanic communique
Back in June while I was still in NYC, I met with Jeremy D. Slater aka ( ) to record an improvised set for Radio Ruido's X>TRIANGULATION>X.The result is quite interesting and as the titles of the tracks reveal, it creates an atmosphere of a dystopian urban landscape. The recordings are now available for free download here.
The opening of Transmittal is this Saturday 28th of April, 5-7 pm in Catskill,N.Y. The exhibition will feature works by Brett Ian Balogh (Chicago, IL), Max Goldfarb (Hudson, NY), Sam Sebren (Athens, NY), Phillip Stearns (Brooklyn, NY) and myself.
Presented as listening stations, Transmittal also includes special selections from two recent international radio art exhibitions: Radio Arts Space by radioCona (Ljubljana, Slovenia), and Radio Boredcast co-commissioned by AV Festival 12 and Pixel Palace, hosted by basic.fm (Newcastle, UK).
The exhibition is organized by Acra-based nonprofit arts organization free103poi9 in partnership with Greene County Council on the Arts (GCCA).
GCCA exhibition programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Transmittal will be on view at the Greene County Council for the Arts Gallery 398 Main Street, Catskill, NY 12414 April 28 – June 2, 2012. In conjunction with the exhibition, A Build Your Own Radio Synthesizer Workshop will take place on Saturday June 2, 2012. Please note that enrollment is limited, and pre-registration is required.
My recording of West India Quay footbridge is featured in Ear to the Earth's group project entitled 100 x John, in celebration of the 100 years from the birth of John Cage. You can learn more about the project and how to participate here .
"Radio Mirror" along with all the different radio sections curated in RadioCona's "Radio Arts Space" will be part of the exhibition Transmittal organized by free103point9 to celebrate its 15 years of sucessful contribution and support of freeform and independent transmission arts. For the event I will be installing an interactive sound piece inside the gallery space. Transmittal will be on view at the Greene County Council for the Arts Gallery 398 Main Street, Catskill, NY 12414 April 28 – June 2, 2012. More info: here.
Theofilos Ieropoulos (aka Filtig) is a writer, curator, musician and visual artist whose creative time is divided between London and Berlin. Filtig has recently created a series of film poems in response to an album I released under my Dalot project entitled Haikus 23. You can see the 23 film haiku here.
The book "Transmission Arts: Artists and Airwaves" has been reviewed by Leonardo.You can read the review here.
I have recently interviewed Kabir Carter about his views on sound, space, radio and technology. You can read the full interview here
My recording of West India Quay Bridge will be featured in SOUNDkitchen's HOME and METAL installations. The Installations will be presented on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October with the sounds being diffused over SOUNDkitchen’s site-specific sound sculpture as part of ‘Cinema for the Ears’ at Supersonic Festival. More details here.
On Tuesday, October 18th, free103point9, PAJ Publications, Issue Project Room and Electronic Music Foundation will celebrate the publication of "Transmission Arts: Artists and Airwaves" by Galen Joseph-Hunter with Penny Duff, and Maria Papadomanolaki (PAJ Publications: 2011).
This event will feature performances from Todd Merrell, Kabir Carter, Terry Nauheim, Lázaro Valiente, Joel Chadabe/Milica Paranosic. Performances begin at 7 p.m. More info about the book and the event can be found here.
I have been invited to join the curatorial team of the exhibition Radio As An Arts Space. The exhibition will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia in December 2011. For the exhibition I will invite a selection of NY based artists to submit mainly original soundworks. More information about the exhibition can be found here.
The book Transmission Arts: Artists & Airwaves by Galen Joseph-Hunter with Penny Duff and Maria Papadomanolaki, is now officially published. We had our first book launch event on the 23rd of July at the Spotty Dog bookshop in Hudson, NY. Our next event is scheduled for the 18th of October at Issue Project Room. More info about the book and the planned event can be found here.
I have also completed my second full length album for my project dalot. The album is entitled minutestatic and will be released on the 6th of September by n5MD. Following up its release, n5MD will make available for free download on their bandcamp page a very special remix album, featuring exclusive reworks of a track off the album. For more info and updates you can visit: dalot.net and n5MD.com.
The limited edition CDr entitled "Sounds In Between" is now available for purchase on my bandcamp page. Only 30 copies, each one with a unique artwork, 100% handmade, are available for online order. The order includes an audio cd, an A4 insert with text/images, all wrapped up in an elegant cd pocket. You can listen to audio samples and order it online here.
I had a very interesting discussion with NY based music producer and audio thinker Ezekiel Honig for Artcards Review, in conjuction with his newest release on Type entitled Folding In On Itself. You can read the interview here.
I am currently working on a 27 minute mix for Radia featuring samples from the artworks submitted for Sib Radio Gowanus. The piece will be entitled Gowanus Over and Out and will be broadcast on Monday, 9th of May. More info here.
I recently met Erik Skodvin and Otto Totland from Deaf Center. You might also know them from their work in Svarte Greiner and Nest.I really like their releases and I have also thorougly enjoyed their performances at this year's Unsound Festival. I have asked them if I could interview them and they accepted. You can read the complete interview here.
Sib Radio Gowanus, four hour, special proram will be broadcast on the 2nd of April, 12pm - 4pm (EDT) on WGXC: Hands-on Radio (90.7FM). You can listen to the program online here. For more information about the tracklist visit: the project's blog.
My new soundscape composition entitled Gowanus Sonotopia will be featured in this years edition of International Radiophonic Creation Day, a biennal event honoring radio creation on its widest sense: soundscape, Hörspiel, radio drama, experimental music, various sounds.On Saturday June 4, 2011, a 24-hour program will be broadcast simultaneously on radio stations around the world. Following the broadcast, a CD boxset containing the 24 hours of programming will be edited and will be distributed to all the participants and to arts centers, libraries, specialised bookshops.
I am currently working on a 4 hour special program for upstate community radiostation WGXC. The program will include the materials commissioned for the Sib Radio Gowanus narrowcast audio exhibit that I curated last year for the Postcards from Gowanus exhibition that took place at Cabinet's gallery in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
par-A-phrase installation/performance, for which I provided the soundscapes, will be exhibited on the 25th and 26th of February at the Nightngale Theatre, Brighton, UK as part of the exhibition Pieces to fit. You can read about the piece here.
Dalot's new album entitled Loop over latitudes will be officially released on 09/09/10! The album consists of 3 "old" tunes from flight sessions ep and 6 new tracks.The beautiful images used for the album's artwork belong to the very talented Matthias Heiderich. The whole album is hugely inspired by my constant traveling and moving from literally one place of the planet to the other during the last 6 years :) You can listen to samples of the different tracks here. n5MD has also added the full album to the n5radio rotation.
ChatRoomsTelematic Performative Installation
25 – 27 June,18.30 – 21.30 (GMT)
Detour Collective and Caterini Dinopoulou present ChatRooms, a telematic performative installation that links, via the internet, three parallel events in three countries through the device of digital double as a form of communication. The duration of the installation is three hours each day, from 18.30 to 21.30. Spectators can enter and leave at any time.
18.30 – 19.30 (GMT): The body images of two performers are captured in real-time in England and Greece simultaneously. Then, the performers interact with each other by observing and manipulating their superimposed images on a single projection screen, creating a virtual dance duet.
19.30 – 20.30 (GMT): After the performance, spectators can book slots in order to actively participate, replacing the performer at the University of Chichester. They can experience the installation on a one-to-one basis, interacting with the performer at the Centre of Mediterranean Architecture / K.A.M. (Chania, Greece). You are welcome to just watch if you prefer.
20.30 – 21.30 (GMT): Greek spectators replace the performer at the K.A.M. (Chania, Greece) and interact with the performer at the University of Chichester. You are welcome to watch.
You can also watch the event online at:
A telematic sound performance by Maria Papadomanolaki, entitled Meditation on an Invisible City, is ChatRooms’ soundscape for the whole event. This comprises live transmitted environmental sound from the New York cityscape, drones, voices and abstract rhythmical patterns.
These events take place in association with: University of Chichester, Centre of Mediterranean Architecture, Municipality of Chania, K.E.DI.H. and free103point9.org.
Sponsored by: ANEK lines
University of Chichester, Studio 5
Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane
Chichester, PO19 6PE
Tel: 01243 816485 (Mon-Fri), 07811134066 (Sat-Sun)
Centre of Mediterranean Architecture
Akti Topazi 31, Katehaki Square
Τel: 0030 28210 40201
Postcards From Gowanus
Postcards from Gowanus is a creative
research program exploring a multitude
of approaches to mapping Brooklyn’s Gowanus
neighborhood. An exhibit and radio narrowcast
(Sib Radio Gowanus) will occur
at Cabinet’s gallery space March 17-19,
with a closing reception and performances on Friday,
March 19 from 6-9pm.
Postcards from Gowanus features work by:
• Bianca Ahmadi – Eyes on Gowanus
• Patrick Carey – Bricks and Paint and Water and Metal
• Penny Duff – Sounding the Infra-ordinary: Gowanus
• Kasia Gladki – The Many Scapes of the Gowanus
• Juan David Gonzalez-Monroy – The Dead Whale: Message from the afterlife.
• Gabrielle Herbst and Allie Tsypin – Architecture as Baggage on the Body
• Amir Husak – Gowanus Unheard
• Maria Papadomanolaki – Sounds in-between
• Heidi Prenevost and David Smith – Double Helix
• Sterling Basement – Songs of the Gowanus
• Bryan Zimmerman – “The Slate Was Her Parlor”
Friday night performances by:
• Juan David Gonzalez-Monroy
• Sterling Basement
• Gabrielle Herbst with Maria Papadomanolaki and Jeremie Slater
Participant Artists: A.G, another electronic musician, Knut Aufermann, bitcrush, Giancarlo Bracchi, Myroslaw Bytz & Nick Heling, Hethre Contant, Peter Cusack, denial of service, dergar, Exportion, Patrick Farmer, Jonny Farrow, Gabrielle Herbst, Amir Husak, inverz, Lina Lapelyte, Last Days, Leaf Loft, manekinekod, Sally Ann McIntyre, Todd Merrell, murmer, Naono, near the parenthesis, Oneohtrix Point Never, Dimitris Papadatos, Maria Papadomanolaki, Heidi Prenevost & David Smith, Radio Ruido, Sawako, Janek Schaefer, Jeremy D. Slater, Sogar, Solo Andata, Sterling Basement, Sublamp, Mark Templeton, verdi_spirali, Myke Dodge Weiskopf, Mark Peter Wright, Bryan Zimmerman.
The program is collaboratively organized by
Penny Duff (exhibit), Gabrielle Herbst (performances),
and Maria Papadomanolaki (radio) as part
of Cabinet's Intern Initiative Program and is
sponsored in part by free103point9.
Cabinet is located at 300 Nevins Street between Union and Sackett Streets in Gowanus, Brooklyn. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 12–6pm, and by appointment.
My ambient electronic music project has its first release Flight Sessions EP out by the Greek independent record label Coorecords. Listen and Order it online at my bandcamp page.
Woodplay will be aired on the 23rd of May 2009 during the 24 hour broadcast schedule of Radiophonic Creation Day.
While Digital Radio (DAB) is spreading
all over Europe, it’s time to remember that,
since its birth, the radio has always been a
medium for creativity and not just a powerful
means of communication, capable of the best as
much as the worst. This idea is still true for
many radio and Web radio stations around the
world which celebrate radiophononic creation
everyday, through the production of inventive
and surprising sound pieces.
On May 23rd 2009, from midnight to midnight, will thus be set up the first international Radiophonic Creation Day, a 24h programming devoted to radio creation. More than 40 radios and artists, coming from 12 different countries, produced sound pieces that will be broadcast in streaming on the festival website and on FM via 9 radios in Europe. This festival is not only a way of showcasing the lively contemporary radiophonic creation scene, but also to introduce this art to a wider audience.
The Radiophonic Creation Day attempts to include every aspect of radiophonic creation by proposing radio plays, creative documentaries, field recording, experimental and concrete music, sound poetry, Hörspiels and unidentified sound objects. We hope this event will inspire the production of creative programming in European radio stations and accelerate the setting up of a found to help radiophonic creation. Nowadays, this neglected art still suffers from a lack of financial help that continually threatens its position among the radio production line. For more info click here
Noise! 2009 line-up is finalized.
For more info click Here
Noise! 2009 is co-curated by Tom Roe (free103point9) and myself
Just wanted to let you know that I am currently working for free103point9 on a composition entitled rugradio. The piece will be featured in Radia
I am also happy to announce that my paper entitled Radio as the voice of community, locality, interactivity and experimentation has been accepted for the forthcoming conference "Radio Content in the Digital Age" organized by the Radio Research Section of ECREA and the Cyprus University of Technology.
I am really pleased to announce that I started a part time collaboration with upstate NY based non-profit arts organization free103point9.
(Projects section) is updated with videos, photographs, text and many more interesting stuff. Click here to see.
PRIVATE VIEW 27 NOVEMBER 18:00-21:00
Libero Colimberti, Jan Hendrickse, Simone Izzi, Nitin Lachhani, Luc Messinezis, Maria Papadomanolaki, Vytis Puronas, Mark Shorey and Mark Wright.
Comprising of ambitious works by nine artists who employ sound as the principle media of their practice, Audio Forensics demonstrates the breadth of engagement with sound in the arts, and how it can be re-evaluated in the context of an increasingly noisy world.
Sound art encompasses a wide range of forms and concerns and has its precedence across many creative fields, yet, as these artists demonstrate, the acknowledgment of sound's significance in the arts is becoming of greater importance as technologies develop, and as the public become ever more aware of the interactions between sound, space and artistic practice.
Audio Forensics provides an extraordinarily comprehensive inquiry into how sound, and its manipulation, influences our experience and understanding of our environment.
30 November 15:00-18:00 RSVP
Symposium in which Ben Borthwick, Assistant Curator at Tate Modern, and Steven Connor, professor of Modern Literature and Theory at Birkbeck, address issues of sonic practice raised by Audio Forensics. The symposium is free however places are limited. To reserve a place please call 020 8980 5475 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Audio Forensics is an exhibition and symposium presenting the final work of the first MA Sound Arts graduates of London College of Communication. The groundbreaking work in the exhibition demonstrates the high level of critical debate in sonic disciplines fostered by the university's Department of Sound Art and Design since 1998. The exhibition is co-curated by Electra and IMT
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This section features different samples of work I did for radio including interviews, tributes to artists or radio art compositions and performances. Select from the list on your left to listen.
A selection of one-off shows (clearspots) I did for Resonance FM. Choose a show from the list on your left to listen.
An experimental set between dalot (my solo project) and Reteric broadcast on the 24th of March 2008. It consists of a live mash up of their favourite tunes, records, sounds and live audio manipulation. Some of the featured artists are Xenakis, Christou, AGF, Tortoise, Luciano Berio, T. S Eliot, Tim Hecker, Boards of Canada, daedelus, Marsen Jules, Astrobotnia, William Basinski, Delia Derbyshire, Squarepusher, Amon Tobin and exclusive tracks by Reteric.
More information about the the artists:
Kat Vipers is the female equivalent of Jerry Lee Lewis projected in the Future with a few other tricks hidden in her pocket ranging from strange oriental melodies to more prog rock structures. The Clearspot was broadcast on the 4nd of February 2008. I interview Kat about her influences, her released material, pianos, guitars and car boot sales! We also recorded some of her tracks live in the studio.
- Pearls of Wisdom (Summer Bloody time, 2006)
- Hot Air Balloon
- Freak (Summer Bloody Time EP (PY, 2006)
- This is Now (Hot Air Balloon (PY, 2007)
- I'm so lonesome I could cry (harp + vocal) - Hank Williams cover
- Time has told me (harp + vocal) - Nick Drake cover
- Wasting Time (Harp, vocals, tambourine) Hot Air Balloon 2006
- Just Like Jerry Lee (harp, piano, drums, bass, vocals) Hot air Balloon 2006
More info about Kat Vipers on:
As a follow up to Manos Hadjidakis's, the second Clearspot, broadcast on the 22nd of January 2008, focused on the work of visionary pioneer of experimental Greek Electronica Lena Platonos who collaborated and had a very close friendship with Manos Hadjidakis until his death.
For this Clearspot I chose to leave the sound to speak for itself about the greatness and the content of Platonos's work. Tracks taken from most of her albums are surrounded by field recordings of London Underground signifying a point of departure to a fantasy world where the soundscapes and the words of the songs assume a leading role in the scenery. Songs about the future, the speed, the emotional distress, the expectancy and the loss, the sensuality and the triviality become the scenery of the underground trajectories.
Songs (in greeklish) featured in this programme:
- Tora pou pas kai si sti lilipoupoli (Edw Lilipoupoli, 1980)
- Mple-Mirabilia-Stop (Maskes Hliou,1984)
- To tounel (H hxw kai ta la8h ths, 1985)
- Ti nea psipsina (to gkalop, 1985)
- Hesperia Iris Greca (Lepidoptera, 1986)
- Hoping by Shoping (Maskes Hliou, 1984)
- Taxigonio (Mh mou tous kuklous tarate, 1990)
- Stin Erimo (Anapnoes, 1998)
- Pthsh 201 (Sampotaz, 1981)
- Oi trisxaritomenoi khpoi (To spasimo twn pagwn, 1989)
- Emigredes tis roumanias (Coti K. cover, To mixer ths Lenas Platonos, 2001)
- Ston asterismo tou pigkouinou (Sambotaz, 1981)
- Anoi3h (Karyotakis, 1982)
- Roza- Rozalia (Edw Lilipoupoli, 1980)
- Epilogos (To 62' tou Manos Hadjidakis, 1983)
You can learn more about the artist by visiting her myspace page:
The show was braodcast on the 20th of December 2007. My guest was filmmaker/musician Fil Ieropoulos and together we discussed about the life and music of influential Greek composer Manos Hadjidakis, his love for greek folk music and rebetika and how he merged successfully the eastern with the western, the pop with the experimental, classical with the folk, how his stay in the US informed his music and finally how instrumental his music and orchestrations were for the creation of a new wave of Greek music.
- Intro theme : Dance of the poets - These Absurdities (1976)
- Moonless Night - Six Folklore paintings (1954)
- Conversation with Prokofiev - From a small seashell (1954) 3-4
- Love a double-edged knife - Stella (1955)
- Excitement in the village - America,America (1963)
- Turkish Secuirity - Top Kapi (1964)
- The Clouds - Giocconda's Smile (1965) 7-8
- Introduction/ Dance - Captain Michalis (1966)
- 7/8 Hasapikos to Taurus - Rhythmology (1971)
- Kemal - Reflections (1970)
- White Dove- The Earth's Gold (1971) 11-12
- I love You- Magnus Eroticus (1972)
- Striptease for three boys - Sweet movie (1974) 13-14
- Where is Melissanthi? - The Era of Melissanthi (1980)
- Barrel - organ tune - Never on Sunday (1960)
You can learn more about him by visiting his web page:
Edith's Noise @ The Dark Outside
Edith's Noise is an improvised piece for field recordings and low-powered FM transmitters. It is inspired by a fictional book character named Edith who is a nurse living in London. The spine of the work is based on field recordings collected from the actual location where Edith works in the book. The piece was featured in "The Dark Outside", a 24-hour site-specific radio transmission within the Dark Skies Park, Scotland. More info: Dark Outside .
Sensing Cities investigates the themes of urban exploration and narrative through the use of sound, writing and new media art. It aims to create an initial understanding of the processes behind artists, writers and specific projects and to raise questions about perceiving, creating and narrating place, be that fictional, real, internal or external. Sensing Cities brings together different creative approaches that engage with personal or collective memory and history, transience, listening, recording, sensing, voice, words, walking and locative art. Past interviewees: Viv Corringham, Dan Scott, Daniela Cascella, Iain Sinclair, Francesca Panetta, Tom Wolseley, Olivia Bellas, Joel Cahen, Ian Rawes. More info: Sensing Cities Blog.
Woodplay is a collaboration with Tom Roe of Wave Farm (previously free103point9). It is an improvised composition consisting of field recordings and radio transmissions around the woods of Wave Farm in Acra New York. It was featured in the International Festival of Experimental Radio, Radiophonic Creation Day on the 23rd of May 2009. More information about the programme and the artists you can find here.
The Walls is a 20 minute composition consisting of field recordings taken solely from my apartment. The Walls was aired on episode #278(4/4/10) of framework radio show. Below You can listen to the show:
Rugradio (Radia Episode #226)
Rugradio is produced by Maria Papadomanolaki and free103point9 (US) for Radia (EU).
Rugradio is an improvised, modern, yet outdated sci-fi exploration of Maria's collection
of music, sounds and sonic memoirs, compiled exclusively for radio. The program contains:
field recordings from Athens and Crete (Greece), Wave Farm (Acra, New York), mixed with
voice, radio and radio static, digital noise and audio glitch, samples from a song by
the Carpenters, poems by T.S Eliot and Yiannis Ritsos, and finally original and borrowed guitarscapes.
Gowanus Over and Out (Radia Episode #319)
Gowanus Over and Out follows the aural traces of the narrowcast audio exhibit Sib Radio Gowanus curated last year for the exhibition “Postcards from Gowanus” (Cabinet Magazine Gallery, March 17-20 2010, Gowanus, Brooklyn, New York). The conceptual backbone of the project was to create a sonic wallpaper that would reflect the aural undertones, both real and imagined, of the area surrounding the gallery. It also served as an organic sonotopia that inhabited the audiovisual exhibits in a process of associative interaction. Responding to a call for works, a total of 44 U.S. and international artists from diverse creative backgrounds contributed works ranging from drones and field recordings to spoken word pieces and experimental sonic artworks. Gowanus Over and Out attempts to offer a glimpse into some of the different facets of the exhibit while at the same time being its own self-expanding universe of sounds.
More information at
Gowanus Over and Out is produced by Maria Papadomanolaki for Radia network member
free103point9 and their newly launched full-power FM station WGXC-90.7-FM in upstate
The piece features samples of the following works:
Myke Dodge Weiskopf – Helicopter
Sogar – Tapete
Knut Aufermann – avi5
Sterling Basement – Drowned in the Canal
Solo Andata – Ablationl
verdi_spirali – on_earth@in_space
Jonny Farrow – Gowanus Walk
Radio Ruido – all artifacts
Maria Papadomanolaki – Cabinet and Playground (Radia edit)
Lina Lapelyte – MATB1
Todd Merrell – As March Times On
Mark Templeton – Safely into March
Bryan Zimmerman – Blobs Of Yellow-Green Sun
Last Days – Walls
A.G – Polygon:08|1
Myke Dodge Weiskopf – VNG
Enigmai is an audio documentary about Southwark; its history as it is represented in its local history archive, the different aspects of its soundscape, the discovery of its hidden spaces, people and their actions through the personal trajectory of the recordist. It is also a summary of the artist's reflections on the paradox of trying to concretise a specific time and place by recording it and the importance of listening and learning from the soundscape.
This section features samples of commissioned work for video, dance and site specific installations.
Ghost Fountains was an interactive site specific audiovisual installation commissioned by ChaniART 2013 for the underground fountains found at Splantzia Square, Chania, Crete Greece. The piece was created in collaboration with Caterini Dinopoulou (Detour Collective), the valuable help of members from the Archaeological Society of Crete and the curators of ChaniART. Ghost Fountains was presented on September 20th 2013.
The Dresden Diaries is film/video/sound collage collaboration with Vienna-based visual artist Alkis Vlasakakis. The project was presented in 2013 as part of FYTA's Bianella events for Athens Biennale's AGORA.
Photograph: Fo Masnou
par-a-phrase is a site specific piece that explores the experience of a relationship through fragmentation. It is a collaboration with multimedia artist Marina Tsartsara.
The première performance of par-a-phrase took place 25 and 26 February 2011 as part of Pieces to fit - a live-installation exhibition curated by Marina Tsartsara at the Nightingale Theatre, Brighton, UK. It was followed by a successful tour of the piece in various locations around the UK that was made possible with the support of AHRC.
This instance of the piece consisted of two parts complementing each other: a screendance live installation and a dance live installation featuring dancer Soline Pillet.
ChatRooms is a collaboration with Detour Collective and Caterini Dinopoulou. The piece was a three-way videodance installation between three performers (two dancers and a musician) in remote locations who interact via the internet. Throughout the four hours of duration of the event, I provided a unique improvised composition entitled "Meditation on an invisible city".
The piece was exhibited in the University of Chichester (UK), the DRHA Conference 2010 (London, UK)) and the Center of Mediterranean Architecture / K.A.M. (Chania, Greece).
I make ambient electronic music under the moniker Dalot. With this project, I have successfully released 2 full lenghts, 3 eps and numerous contributions and remixes over the years. I have performed in an eclectic set of events in Europe, UK and the US, with highlight being Decibel Festival 2012 where I shared the stage with bvdub and Robert Henke.
Ancestors (n5MD, 2013)
HAIKUS 23 (Self-released, 2012)
Minutestatic (n5MD, 2011)
Loop Over Latitudes (n5MD, 2010)
Flight Sessions (Coorecords, 2009)
You can find out more about Dalot by visiting:
Kasetina is an ongoing critically acclaimed covers project aiming to give new life and dynamics to greek pop/hard-core music of the 80s and early 90s. Kasetina are filtig, leaf loft and Dalot.
squetti was birthed out of the common interest of musicians Artur Matamoro Vidal (Alto Saxophone, objects, radio), Maria Papadomanolaki (transmitters, electronics), Yiorgis Sakelariou (electric guitar) to initially merge heavy guitar riffs and free-improv combined with lo-fi noise electronics. The first self-titled compilation of recordings was released via Echomusic as a free download.
Artur Matamoro Vidal (alto saxophone, objects, radio)
Maria Papadomanolaki (transmitters, electronics)
Yiorgis Sakellariou (electric guitar)
Samples of curatorial projects including narrowcast and audio installations, festival archiving and organisation.
Radio Mirror @ "Radio As An Art Space" Exhibition by radioCona, SKUC Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
December 6-16 2011 | Participant Artists: Maria Chavez, Kabir Carter, Aki Onda, Ed Bear and Lea Bertucci, Zach Layton, The Propagations
For more info and documentation: Radio Arts Space
Radio Mirror invites six NY-based sound artists of different backgrounds to share their visions and ideas about radio by contributing a work to the exhibition. That said, I selected these specific artists on the basis of their work and the tools they use and I didn't try to intersect at all with it. How can radio resound or relive through the cuts and clicks of a turntable? Maria Chavez’s work essentially brings that question to the foreground in an effort to recreate the sound effects of the golden age of radio. Radio embraces our private memory and sensory space whilst being present in the public realm. Aki Onda shifts through spaces, ambiences and chance interactions in an effort to capture with his cassette recorder radio’s dual ethereal presence. Kabir Carter’s work challenges the listener by experimenting with the durational aspects of the sound on radio. How can a singular shortwave tone survive the radio interferences as its signal propagates through space. Ed Bear and Lea Bertucci use radio transmission as a tool to record and collage the voices of a group of young participants in a workshop on experimental broadcasting. The transmitted sound in its entirety can project a very dense pool of frequencies depending on the source and the targeted receiver. Zach Layton offers radio astronomy transmissions from the Haruni Mirror Radio Telescope in Armenia, showcasing its minute yet at times rather physical aural spectrum. Another characteristic of the sound on radio can be its haunting, distant yet familiar, connection to its listener/receiver. Along these lines, the artist duo “The Propagations” sends us recordings of shortwave transmissions from Bangalore, India. To conclude Radio Mirror aims to establish an open ended definition of what radio is or can be through the different facets presented in the audio exhibit.
Sib Radio Gowanus @ Cabinet Magazine Gallery
"Sib (Sounds-in-between) Radio Gowanus" was a narrowcast audio exhibition that ran in conjunction with the exhibition "Postcards from Gowanus" which was on display at Cabinet Magazine's gallery in Gowanus between 17th-19th of March. The program hosted a series of sonic artworks ranging from field recordings, drone, micro-sound to ambient and electro-acoustic compositions by US and International artists.
Sib Radio Gowanus essentially aimed to bridge the space between the inaudible, invisible (and yet real) ethereal and the physically present exhibits inside the gallery. The audience was be able to experience Sib Radio Gowanus by wearing the radio headsets provided by the gallery supervisors.
For the exhibition I have received artworks by 43 musicians and sound artists from the US, Canada, Greece, UK, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Lithuania, Estonia and a total of 17 hours of ambient soundscapes, field recordings, drones and experimental compositions inspired by or attuned to the undertones of the Gowanus landscape.
Participant Artists: A.G, another electronic musician, Knut Aufermann, bitcrush, Giancarlo Bracchi, Myroslaw Bytz & Nick Heling, Hethre Contant, Peter Cusack, denial of service, dergar, Exportion, Patrick Farmer, Jonny Farrow, Gabrielle Herbst, Amir Husak, inverz, Lina Lapelyte, Last Days, Leaf Loft, manekinekod, Sally Ann McIntyre, Todd Merrell, murmer, Naono, near the parenthesis, Oneohtrix Point Never, Dimitris Papadatos, Maria Papadomanolaki, Heidi Prenevost & David Smith, Radio Ruido, Sawako, Janek Schaefer, Jeremy D. Slater, Sogar, Solo Andata, Sterling Basement, Sublamp, Mark Templeton, verdi_spirali, Myke Dodge Weiskopf, Mark Peter Wright, Bryan Zimmerman
The exhibition was sponsored by free103point9
More Information: Sib Radio Gowanus Blog.
Sib Radio Gowanus (Version For radio)
As a follow up to my audio exhibit/installation at Cabinet Magazine's gallery in March 2010, I produced four, one hour, mixes for radio broadcasting featuring samples of the works submitted for the exhibition, including original and unreleased artworks by 43 musicians and sound artists from the US, Canada, Greece, UK, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Lithuania, Estonia. The radioshow presended a narrowed down version of a total of 17 hours of ambient soundscapes, field recordings, drones and experimental compositions inspired by or attuned to the undertones of the Gowanus landscape. The shows were broadcast in radiostations in the US, Europe, New Zealand and Canada. You can read more information about the scheduling and artist info/links here and here.
Wave Farm @ Megapolis 2010
May 14-16 2010, Baltimore: I curated, on behalf of free103poin9, a series of conversations with artists as well as small presentations of specific works featured in the festival. These recordings can be found by visiting Megapolis.
Brief Interview with Andrew O'Connor / Presentation of his work Frequent Mutilations
noise! 2009 @ the Ontological Hysteric Theater
Between March-June 2009, I assisted Wave Farm (previously free103point9) in the curation of 2009's Noise! festival, a four day festival of experimental music that took place at Richard Foreman's Ontological Hysteric Theatre in the historic district of Saint Mark's Place in Manhattan. The line up included artists representing different genres of the experimental spectrum as well as selected telematic performances from artists in remote locations. You can see the full line up as well as images and videos of the performances on Transmission Arts website. Below is a short, weird-angled documentation video with performances by Carlos Giffoni tweaking his buchla, one of the early sets of Daniel Lopatin as Oneohtrix Point Never, Sawako with her petite crystal radio, GDFX, Radio shock, Reverse Mouth, Aza and many ore.
Exploring the urban
This section features samples of work around the theme of exploring the urban, including, mobile-streamed performances, locative projects, exploratory walks and workshops, video pieces, compositions and audiovisual essays.
Trajectory was a 30 minute performance piece exhibited at Audio Forensics, IMT gallery, Bethal Green, London, UK from the 27th till the 30th of November 2008. The idea around the project was to set up a networked performance where a roamer outside the exhibition space sent an audiostream inside the gallery space and jammed with the audience by sending text messages. The final piece would be an audio depiction of the space surrounding the gallery. Guest performers: Peter Cusack, Manu Luksch, Richard Thomas.
Documentation sample of the performances:
Peter Cusack (29th of November 2008)
Photogallery:Photography by: Kirsten, Apostolos Voulgarakis and Mark Peter Wright.
Resonances: W14/Convento invites the audience to walk around the neighbourhood of Splantzia (Chania, Crete) where St. Nichola's Convento is located and discover via their mobile phones a series of soundscapes in a process of dialogue, rediscovery and exploration. The piece was exhibited in June 2013 as part of p-public's festival entitled "Public Space in Progress". More info: "Resonances" blog .
Video with sound, Duration: 2:00, 2013
a microcosm city: subtitled was screened at "Visual Urbanism", the British Library, 07/10/13.
From The Sound Of It was recorded on the 18th of July 2013 beneath the Angel Road flyover, London Borough of Enfield. It is featured in "Sonic-Terrain"'s World Listening Day 2013 compilation [STR 005] WLD 2013 – Machine.
Grand Union Canal at Harlesden: Willesden Junction is an acoustic and visual essay in collaboration with Lina Velandia. The piece was published on The Field Reporter.
"My A is your B" is an audiopiece resulting from an exploratory walk/workshop inside Liverpool Street Station, London. It was featured in INTERMISSION: AN AUDIO PORTRAIT OF PLACE , a project curated as part of "ECHOES", a programme aiming to rethink and increase the radio role in the present media context.
Here Comes Everybody is a mass adventure using digital technology. James Joyce meets Enid Blyton via Philip K Dick as Close and Remote journey down the River Pool in Lewisham, capturing sound and images via mass observation events to produce smart propaganda for this area of outstanding urban beauty. For this project I assisted Peter Cusack in recording sounds in various locations along the river path. More info: Here Comes Everybody.
Photographs: Close and Remote
Sounds in-between is a hand-made booklet consisting of images, text and sounds gathered from the area of Gowanus, Brooklyn. Part of a tableau, Sounds in-between is the result of a series of exploratory workshops with a group of participants. It was exhibited at Cabinet Magazine's gallery as part of the group exhibition "Postcards from Gowanus". More info: exhibition blog.
Sound and Image Expeditions
In February 2010 I initiated a series of exploratory workshops with a group of scientists from NASA GISS that took the form of sound and image expeditions in different areas of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. The walks run until June 2011 and usually involved covering long distances across the different districts of New York. The duration of each walk could reach up to 6 hours and it involved taking photographs, recording sounds as well as discussions. Samples of the sounds recorded from some of these walks can be listened below or found in the "Misc Field Recordings" section of this website. Sounds In-Between (see relevant section) booklet was also the result of such a workshop.
Samples of sounds recorded during "Sound and Image Expeditions
Poplar, London, UK was recorded in August 2008.
Alaskan Way Viaduct was recorded on the 25th of September 2012, during my visit to Seattle, WA
Bronx Zoo Walk was recorded in August 2009, during my visit to the Bronx Zoo. Although I, initially, intented to record wildlife animal sounds, I didn't manage to reach my aim due to the fact that most of the animals were in a sedated/sleep mode (the heat?). The rides were all fully booked and I ended up strolling around the accessible and free parts of the park. These are my findings. Lend your ears and make your own judgements about the naturalness of the zooscape
Contacts is an ongoing digital release of contact microphone recordings.
Buskers focuses on recordings of street musicians that I encountered in the different places I've been.
Sounds In Between is a collection of recordings from Gowanus, Brooklyn.
Transmission Arts: Artists and Airwaves
Transmission Arts: Artists and Airwaves is the culmination of a two year research on the art made using the electromagnetic spectrum. Beyond its encyclopedic value, the book offers a definition of a new genre by establishing a non-linear thematic timeline of events, projects, inventions and discoveries. The book was co-authored by Galen Joseph-Hunter, Penny Duff and myself.
About the book
In this ground-breaking look at a new art genre, Transmission Arts: Artists and Airwaves brings together a genealogy of 150 artists and artworks—and more than 250 images—from 1921 to the present that encompasses performance, video, radio theatre, sound art, media installation, networked art, and acoustic ecology. Here is a fascinating account of the ingenuity and creativity of artists who have made new discoveries in broadcast, public works, performance composition, sound, and text, stretching the boundaries of both transmitter and receiver. At a time when public access struggles with corporate control of the airwaves, artists have combined activism and communications technologies to represent alternative worlds on the electromagnetic spectrum.
Amalgam is a dance theatre performance by Caterini Dinopoulou. The final version of Amalgam was presented in Greek festivals and events during Spring- Summer 2008.
Returning is collaboration with filmmaker and dance performer Marina Tsartsara. Returning is the journey of the moving body into the chambers of a woman's soul. Poetic imagery through the combination of plastic arts and movement. Returning was presented at 700IS International Experimental Short Film Festival (Egilsstadir,Iceland), ‘Café Voltaire’ Exhibition (Clapham Picture House Gallery, London, UK), National Review of Live Art 2009 (Glasgow, UK).
Radio Content in the Digital Age
My paper entitled "Radio as the voice of community, locality, interactivity and experimentation" is included in the book Radio Content in the Digital Age The Evolution of a Sound Medium by Angeliki Gazi, Guy Starkey, and Stanislaw Jedrzejewski.
The paper was originally presented at The Cyprus University of Technology and the ECREA Radio Research Section 2009 conference. It explores the themes of radio-art in the contexts of cultural activism, public space intallation, performance and experimental composition
About the book
The traditional radio medium has seen significant changes in recent years as part of the current global shift toward multimedia content, with both digital and FM making significant use of new technologies, including mobile communications and the Internet. This book focuses on the important role these new technologies play—and will play as radio continues to evolve. This series of essays by top academics in the field examines new options for radio technology as well as a summary of the opportunities and challenges that characterize academic and professional debates around radio today.
Kabir Carter is a NY-based sound artist using media technology to diffuse sound and to physicaly explore and define the affinities and interactions between sound, space and body. Read the full interview here.
Ezekiel Honig is mainly known for his abstract-minimal techno infused- electronic music and as being the mastermind behind the two independent labels Microcosm and Anticipate. Having said that, I feel that it is important to note that a major part of what he does as a music producer is driven by his memory of lived spaces. One can notice the existence, if not importance, of field recorings in his music. Read the interview here.
Deaf Center are the experimental, modern classical project of Erik Skodvin and Otto Totland.Their sound can be compared to the darkest scenes off a David Lynch movie. Compelling enough, the world of Deaf Center consists of sparse piano melodies, drones made from the unorthodox playing of stringed instruments, field recordings and muted rythms. Read the conversation I had with them in full.
Maria Chavez is an avant-turntablist based in NYC. Her practice involves an unsual and imaginative treatment of vinyl records via the use of old or prepared record needles and instantaneous play of multiple records layered on top of each other.
You can read the interview i did with her for the arts blog "Artcards Review" here.
Fill is a closed-circuit tranzistor installation. The piece was exhibited at Skuc Gallery, Ljubljana as part of the exhibition "Radio Arts Space"(December 2011) and at the GCCA, Catskill, NY as part of the exhibition "Transmittal" (April-June 2012).
Stoma is an interactive voice installation inspired by Beckett's theatrical monologue entitled Not I. It was exhibited at The University of Brighton (2007) and Athens International Video Art Festival (2008).