Micro 7

Micro7

We contributed a track to the project ‘Each Morning of the World #03 – Central American PhoNographic Mornings #02/1’ by Stephane Marin / www.espaces-sonores.com

„Micro 7“ is the portrait of a morning ritual happening in Santiago de Cuba, in the suburb Micro 7. A seven years old boy, Cesar, receives the symbols of three Orishas, the guerreros, to give him protection and to help him in life.
The ritual happens in the house of his father, the Santero Abelardo Lardué, who is accompanied by a second Santero, taking the part of the Padrino. This is the first initiating ritual starting a long process of further rituals for a person being part of the Santeria community.
During the several phases of the activity the boy will be washed, Chickens and doves will be sacrificed and at the end Cesar gets three necklaces in the colours of the Orishas.

We recorded the material during a long stay in Santiago, when we collaborated with anthropologist Dr. Jose Millet and Abelardo Lardué, developing a number of installations and performances, documenting and portaiing the Santeria community of Santiago de Cuba.

Listen to “Micro 7” on Bandcamp!

A.O.S.C. Live Audio Broadcast

Listen to the live generated ambient music of the A.O.S.C. network in a 24/7 Live Audio Broadcast!

http://blackhole-factory.homedns.org:8000/listen.m3u
September 22 6pm UTC until September 28 6pm UTC

A.O.S.C. – Agents of Synchronicity is an autonomous system of remote networked machine agents transforming the environmental soundscapes at distant places into a collective realtime composition of abstract electronic music.

A.O.S.C. draws on Anthropocenic notions of the autonomous nature of dispersed environmental events, and their repercussions on the world in which we live.

blackhole-factory sent out 5 microphone agents to international places where they are placed outside their hosts houses to listen to the current soundscape. Each agent streams data of the analysis of the sound spectrum over the internet to a computer in the blackhole-factory studio. An algorithm interpretes these data and calculates parameters to control custom-built audio synthesis software. These parameters are streamed back to the agents where the collective music is generated and can be heard.

actual networked places:

agent02: Lviv, Ukraine – hosted by Ostap Manulyak and Mykhaylo Barabash
agent03: Toronto, Canada – hosted by Rob Cruickshank
agent04: Londrina, Brazil – hosted by Chris Vine
agent05: Sydney, Australia -hosted by Roger Mills
agent06: Bonaforth, Germany – hosted by blackhole-factory

The agents are designed to survive outside in bad weather conditions. They consist of a RaspberryPI single-board computer in a waterproofed box and a custom built microphone.

A.O.S.C. 24hours Live Stream

A.O.S.C. 24h Live Stream

A.O.S.C. – agents of synchronicity – 24h live stream
a networked installation by blackhole-factory

Monday April 4 2016 8am UTC – Tuesday April 5 8am UTC
24 hours live stream @ www.blackhole-factory.com

“The general acoustic environment of a society can be read as an indicator of the social conditions which produce it and may tell us much about the trending and evolution of that society.” (Murray Schafer)

A.O.S.C. is a autonomously working networked system which uses the unique acoustic environments of 5 remote places to compose a new abstract environment in a 6th place.

blackhole-factory has sent out 5 microphone agents to locations in different countries where they are continuously registering the current soundscape, analyzing the sound spectrum and streaming the results into the installation space.
These data are interpreted by a central computer with regard to frequency, texture and synchronicity of events. The emerging space encompasses soundscape, light, the movement of a machine and 3d printed objects.

the agents and their hosts:
agent01: Berlin, Germany – Barbara Slawig
agent02: Lviv, Ukraine – Ostap Manulyak, Mykhaylo Barabash
agent03: Victoria, Canada – Paul Walde
agent04: Londrina, Brazil – Chris Vine
agent05: Sydney, Australia – Roger Mills
installation: Braunschweig, Germany – Elke Utermöhlen, Martin Slawig

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