Residency in Sydney

During october 2015 blackhole-factory stays as Artists in Residence in Sydney as guests of SOPA Sydney Olympic Park Authority
Our special thanks to Tony Nesbitt

The place:

The Armory - building 20
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Newington Armory in the Sydney Olympic Park is an old magazine for gunpowder and later high explosive ammunition for the army until it was changed into a public park for the Olympic Games in the year 2000
More information about this heritage area

Here we are:

cottage
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We are staying in a beautiful cottage in the park, in a fantastic and peaceful environment. Working in a spectacular studio in building 20 of the Newington Armory. The old storage for weapons has its special atmosphere and great acoustique. A perfect place for our research on the new piece “Die Erschütterung der Welt”, which will be shown in Braunschweig by February 2016.
We are setting up the wireless sensor network for the project and testing different modes of integrating it into the stagework.

Newington Amory building 20
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studio in the Armory
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Beside our research work we are doing a lot of public activities. See the timetable here:

Oct 2: Hacking the Stage – lecture about blackhole-factory concepts of work at CCS in the University of Technology in Sydney

UTS Sydney
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Oct 3-5 and 17-18: we present some installations in the studio for the public.
Workshops are being held In collaboration with the Sydney based arts collective tranSTURM and musician Roger Mills about the common work under the title “Waterline”.
In the exhibition we show “The Flight of the Seaswallow” as an interactive installation, fragments of the work with the wireless sensor network, our “CamBot” and some other sound experiments.

Waterline
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Oct 7: Martin Slawig live playing with the Ethernet Orchestra at Parramatta Lanes Festival. The concert being planned for Oct 9 had to be cancelled because of a protest demonstration on the streets against a mosque in Parramatta.

Oct 8 blackhole-factory played SnakeRiverDream as a live set at FBI-Radio ‘Ears Have Ears’ as guests of Brooke Olsen.

Oct 21-22: a series of workshops happens as a part of the Youth Eco Summit (YES) in the Olympic Park.

Oct 28: Ethernet Orchestra concert. After years of playing networked concerts blackhole-factory and the Sydney based members of the Ethernet Orchestra are meeting for the first time  live on stage: Roger Mills, Yavuz Uydu, Bukhchuluun Ganburged, Shaun Premnath + streamed from Londrina Brazil: Chris Vine

Ethernet Orchstra @ People's Republic Sydney
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Documentations of the residency can be found here:
Flickr Page
Facebook:
blackhole-factory
tranSTURM

Bonaforth railway tunnel

RailwayTunnel near Bonaforth
tunnel near Bonaforth inside
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There is a small tunnel under a railway near a small german village named Bonaforth. The tunnel has a very special atmosphere and a strange resonance to certain frequencies. It is about 35 meters long, 1.5 meters wide and the height changes from about 3 meters at one side to  1,5 meters at the other side.

There are two recordings on the radio aporee map.

The first is a slow walk-through making noise and wearing in-ear-microphones. In this recording a strange resonance can be heard really clear.

For the second recording we used a pair of shotgun microphones: one (right channel) placed at one entrance pointing to the outside forest, the second one (left channel) is placed on the other entrance pointing into the tunnel.

tunnel near Bonaforth recording
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tunnel near Bonaforth outside
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field recordings near Bonaforth

In the last few weeks we went for several walks  in the forest and captured some sounds, mostly focussing on water sounds at little creeks and ponds. The area is relatively quiet with not so many roads around, but from time to time you can hear some traffic noise and an airplane in the background.

You can listen to them on the radio aporee website

Bruchwald am Gahrenberg, pond, late afternoon

Mühlbach, Gutsbezirk Reinhardswald

Höllegrundsbach bei Bonaforth

Osterbach, Reinhardswald, Deutschland, Hydrophone

Kunstmuehle Live Mic @ Locustream SoundMap

The live stream of the Kunstmühle sound environment is now part of the Locustream SoundMap | Live Worldwide Open Microphones of locusonus.org.

Locus Sonus is a research group specialized in audio art. It is organized as a post graduate lab by the Art Schools of Aix en Provence (ESAA) and Bourges (ENSA) in France.

In the moment the Locustream is only possible in mono. Our Safari browser here doesn’t like to stream it, but Firefox does!
Furthermore we are still streaming in stereo over http://s10.myradiostream.com/31230.htm, although the server stops every now and then.

Our microphone now has a windshield build from a colander and silk stocking:

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