Friday, April 26, 2013

RESET 270413

RESET at the Menagerie Bar, Belfast
Saturday 27 April 2013

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Nicolas Collins Speaker Oscillator

Nicolas Collins (author of Handmade Electronic Music) was in Dublin. He gave a lecture on Thursday 110413 and he facilitated a workshop on Saturday 130413 at the Science Gallery.


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Friday, April 12, 2013

Belfast Sound Map / Sound Walk 100413

Belfast Sound Map
The Belfast Sound Map is an open resource that aims at engaging local communities in capturing everyday sound and hence characterise the soundscape of the city. We encourage not only the submission of sound recordings, but also other forms of experiencing and registering sound, such as text or image. The overall design of this platform facilitates this multiplicity of approaches, while also allowing participants to create their own projects. These are presented as separate, individual layers of recordings within the map.
The user/listener is also invited to explore the map in various ways, including an autoplay mode which creates a sequence composed of different recordings.
The map serves as a platform for a series of local workshops, in which we will share with the participants the concepts behind this work, exploring the rich relationship between sound, place and everyday life.
The Belfast Sound Map was designed by Pedro Rebelo, Rui Chaves, Matilde Meireles and Aoghus McEvoy in collaboration with Max Stein and is maintained by the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen's University Belfast. The Belfast Sound Map was first exhibited at the Metropolitan Art Centre (MAC) in 2012 in the context of the Sounds of the City project.
Made possible with the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund

Place NI hosted a workshop about the project. Participants were given recording equipment and taken on a walk around the centre of Belfast to listen and collect recordings. Afterwards everyone talked about the experience and wrote some extracts which were uploaded to the map.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

BUILD Workshop @ Catalyst Arts 060413

The first workshop of BUILD/CODE/IMPROVISE/PERFORM was carried out on Saturday 6 April 2013 at Catalyst Arts, Belfast (part of their exhibition, 'Under Construction'). The devices built and bent at the workshop will be used in the other workshops in the series in preparation for an event at SARC as part of the Sonorities Festival.

Here's an advert I found after the event had passed:

Here's a short demo video the Poor Man's Synth:

Here are a few photos from the workshop:

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Saturday, April 06, 2013

Alias Empire - Black & White

The new single "Black & White" from Alias Empire released today.
New album "Safety In Numbers" released April 12th 2013

Promo video :

Tour Dates
Fri 19th April – De Baras, Clonakilty
Thurs 25th April – Roisin Dubh, Galway
Fri 26th April – McGarrigles , Sligo
Sat 27th April  - Twisted Pepper, Dublin

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Monday, April 01, 2013


A series of free hands-on workshops as part of UNDERCONSTRUCTION,

a collaborative exhibition taking place at Catalyst Arts throughout April.
Learn to build and bend circuits, make an instrument from
your laptop and take part in a public performance at QUB's
Saturday 6th April 10am – 5pm, Free
Develop your own playable musical device with circuit bender
and instrument builder Barry Cullen.
Sunday 14th April 10am – 5pm, Free
Explore programming as musical performance using networked
laptops with Graham Booth. Mac laptop required.

Wednesday 17th April 6pm – 9pm, Free
Monday 22nd April 6pm – 10pm, Free
Develop a live performance with Kevin McCullagh & Tullis Rennie
using the instruments from BUILD and CODE.
Thursday 25th April 9.30pm – 12.30am, Free

The performance will be presented at the EARS showcase night 
as part of the Sonorities festival.
To reserve a place, please contact with
your name and details of the workshop(s) you would like to attend.
Venue: Catalyst Arts, 5 College Court, BT1 6BS
(+44) 028 90 313 303   /

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