11.04.2009: Sommeil -- A Concert for Sleep, New Orleans/LA

Dieses Thema im Forum "Termine" wurde erstellt von ppg360, 26. März 2009.

  1. ppg360

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    Hallo allerseits,

    als einer der beteiligten Musiker habe ich das Vergnügen, Euch im Namen des Organisators -- Tanner Menard -- diese Info zu überbringen. Ich glaube zwar nicht, daß sich hier jemand auf den Weg nach New Orleans machen wird (hä-hä), aber da derzeit auch ein Livestream in Planung ist, empfiehlt es sich, diesen Termin im Hinterkopf zu halten. Hier etwas mehr Info:

    "Tanner Menard, Antenna Gallery and Experimedia Records
    presents Sommeil: Concert for Sleep, an international collaborative

    Sommeil will be an all-night event beginning at 10:00 pm on Saturday,
    April 11th, and ending on Sunday, April 12th, at 7:00 am. Participants
    are asked to slowly fall asleep while live ambient and environmental
    music is performed through the night by Tanner Menard.
    Sommeil: Concert for Sleep will be Menard ’s reinterpretation of
    the sleep oncert experiment, first created by Robert Rich in 1982
    and will be presented at the Antenna Gallery, 3161 Burgundy
    St., New Orleans, LA 70117, in he heart of the St Claude Arts
    District. The concert will be realized with Rich ’s permission and
    guidance. Sleep concerts are all-night events in which the audience
    is asked to attend the concert with a sleeping bag and pillow
    and to fall asleep while slowly unfolding sonic texture evolves
    over he course of the night and into the morning. People attending
    the event are asked to be willing to sleep during the event or
    at least to remain silent during the course of the nine hour experience.
    Not merely a recreation of Rich ’s original idea, Sommeil is
    a conceptual, global remix of a performance type that addresses
    one of the most basic functionalities of ambient and environmental sound;
    music by which to sleep.
    In the spirit of remix and the Creative Commons movement, Me-
    nard, Louisiana native, has compiled submissions of audio material for the
    concert from nearly seventy artists across the globe.
    These artists answered a call for submissions marketed online by
    Experimedia Records which asked for music and field recordings
    to be used, remixed and mashed up during this nocturnal event.
    Submissions include drones, found sound, recordings of natural
    and unnatural environments and synthetic music created on synthesizers
    and computers. Submitters have included radio scientists, geologists, psychologists,
    sound artists, musicians, composers, installation artists as well as several well-known
    figures in the ambient music scene. During the course of the evening,
    Menard will remix these sleep submissions into a constantly evolving
    sonic texture that will lull the audience to sleep. Quad-channel
    surround sound system will be provided by Piety St Studios for
    maximum sonic enhancement of the sleep space and ambient
    video lighting will be provided in the form of a video loop by the
    internationally acclaimed VJ HIKA. Experimedia Records has
    generously agreed to release multiple out takes from this concert
    on its internet label under a free Creative Commons license.
    Sommeil: Concert for Sleep will be nine hours of uninterrupted
    music beginning at 10:00 pm on Saturday April 11th and ending
    at 7:00 am on Sunday April 12th at Antenna Gallery . Tickets to
    the evening event will be $15 and will include a light breakfast
    at waking time. During the day of April 11th Antenna Gallery
    will be opening the space to allow people who do not wish to
    sleep through the night to hear the original submissions from the
    international community of artists. We are asking $5 per hour to
    experience the meditative environment of the sleep space and $3
    per half an hour from noon to 9:00 pm on Saturday April 11th.
    At 6 pm we will also be participating in the St Claude Gallery
    Opening that falls on the second Saturday of each month. All
    proceeds will benefit Antenna Gallery."

    Danke für´s Lesen,

  2. Sehr schöne Idee und Aktion!
  3. ppg360

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    So, mittlerweile gibt´s auch eine Liste derer, die sich an dem Sleep Concert beteiligen. Viele davon kenne ich nicht, außer namentlich Fabio Anile und Richard Lainhart (letzterer wird wahrscheinlich Buchla-Noises beigesteuert haben, könnte ich mir vorstellen):

    Hi all,

    Ok, So far I have received 86 submissions from people all around the world.
    Thank you so much to all of you for taking the time to submit music to
    Sommeil: A Concert for Sleep. As you might have read in blog entries, for
    the concert itself, due to the number of people who have submitted, I will
    crediting everyone by name only. Below, you will see the complete list of
    names. If I have misspelled your name, and or you prefer to be recognized
    by a different name, please let me know asap. If you haven't already seen
    it, here is an official press release for the concert


    As mentioned in a previous blog entry, when the release of the concert comes
    out, I will do my best to credit everyone track by track. In many cases,
    tracks were un-named so, and during the concert, I will be choosing tracks
    sometimes at random for remix during the course of the night, so I have
    decided to credit people for the concert by name only since it is impossible
    for me to know exactly what track I will be using during the course of the

    I will be publishing this list of names on my blog in the next two weeks
    sometime before the concert so please get back to me with any corrections.
    Also, in the next two weeks I will be publishing interviews with Robert
    Rich, one of the curators of Antenna Gallery and Chika, the video artist. I
    will send bulk emails letting everyone know of these interviews.

    When I publish the list of names, feel free to add your bio and web address
    to the page in the comment section. Again, thank you to everyone who put
    links to my blog on their own blog or website. This has increased my
    traffic substantially. So please continue to help me out by spreading the
    world about the concert and my blog :)

    I have really enjoyed getting in touch with each of you and some of you have
    become great friends in the course of this sleep journey. Thanks again and
    more soon

    check out the latest @ http://tannermenard.archaichorizon.com/

    Ben Owen Andrew Dalio Nicholas Szczepanik Antonio Della Marina Jay
    Hixson Tony Obr Holland Hopson Olivier Nijs Samuel Andre Adam
    Pacione Mik
    Pole Taishi Kamiya Matthew Kemp Diemo Schwarz Matt Griffin
    i8u Richard
    Kemp Stefanie L Ku Garland Villanova Oliver Stummer Raimund
    Maessen Harry
    Towell Sean Monaghan Kala Pierson Emily Steigerwald Phillip
    Klampe Layden
    Bryant Brian Kline Coin Gutter Tomorrow's Man Douglas Arney
    Pilote John
    Watson Arran Boom Clint Sand Mike Mc Morris Fabio Anile Elika Emmanuel
    Mieville Xorin Noize Emil Matko Anthony SABA Jay Downs Danielle-Robyn
    Farah Nico Bally Ian Hawgood Mathieu Ruhlmann Entia Non Scott
    M2 Nicholas
    Gish Christopher Horgan Phillip Wilkerson Stephen Spera Jonas
    Ruchenhever Chad Viator Jeff Betchel Daniel del Rio Jeremy Bible +
    Jason Henry Jen-Kuang Chang Will Hitz Osvaldo Cibils Christopher
    Hipgrave Brian Ruskin Mike Carss Nigel Samways Anders
    Östberg Marcel
    Gherman Matt Craque Antonio Della Marina Yard David Mansbach Stephen
    Parsick Mario Sarramián Liduino Pitombeira Spectra Ciera Marinos
    Koutsomichalis Martin Franklin Meri von KleinSmid Brandon
    Tallent Transparent
    Abelard Steve Curtin Jeph Jerman Daniel Lercher Richard Lainhart JM
    Charcot Lori Beckstead

    Danke für´s Lesen,

  4. ppg360

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    Hier wieder ein paar Neuigkeiten; u. a. sind ein paar Interviews mit den Verantwortlichen der Galerie in New Orleans geführt sowie ein Videodemo ergänzt worden, um einen Eindruck dessen zu geben, was da nachts zusätzlich zur Musik ablaufen wird:

    " hi all

    i am happy to publish this following interview with video artist chika


    she was kind enough to produce a video for Sommeil

    there is a sneak peak to the video at the link above

    and shes a super cool character so check out the interview

    by clicking on the hyperlink at the top of the page

    thanks again for all your support over the last months guys

    more to come this week"

    Demnächst folgt noch ein Interview mit Robert Rich.

    Danke für´s Lesen,

  5. ppg360

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    Das Audiointerview mit Robert Rich ist nun auch abrufbar:

    "it is an audio interview with robert rich the originator of the sleep concert idea.


    click on the hyperlink at the top of the page to get to the interview

    i have presented my questions in written form, but his answers stand alone as audio files

    i hope you enjoy and learn from this wonderfully intellectual man about how the idea of the

    sleep concert came to be, his synthesis techniques for creating sleep environments and

    what audiences can expect at sleep concerts. i hope this interview stands as a model

    for artists in the future who wish to use the concept in their own performances.

    if you want to hear me talk about sommeil on the radio i will be doing an interview on

    wwoz tomorrow at 1 pm central daylight time. http://www.wwoz.org/programs/streams

    more soon"

    Danke für´s Lesen,

  6. ppg360

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    Hallo allerseits,

    die Veranstaltung ist ganz gut gelaufen, hier gibt´s etwas mehr an Reaktionen und Bildern:


    Wie es scheint, wird das gesamte Konzert nächsten oder übernächsten Monat als Stream ins Netz gestellt. Sobald es da etwas mehr an Info gibt, werde ich mich nochmal melden.

    Danke für´s Lesen,