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Rene Barge, David Dunn, and Gustavo Matamoros: Multi-Channel Installation at the Listening Gallery, Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

August 30, 2012

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Rene Barge, David Dunn , and Gustavo Matamoros are installed at the Listening Gallery on Lincoln Road on Miami Beach. The sound installation was produced site specifically, with extensive strategies employed for a tight tune to the challenging out-of-doors and often times cacophonous location. Of the collaborative strategies, I employed various pre-recorded sounds from the site that I processed in preparation for the tuning, as well as brilliant textural feedback; pitches high enough and random enough to meander differently within the location. This is the second run of the installation, the first occurred in two parts during Sleepless Night, Miami Beach and Art Basel, Miami Beach 2011. The first run was also in conjunction with a live, twelve hour, performative installation that included, sound artist, Russell Frehling during Sleepless Night Miami Beach, 2011. Russell Frehling has a rich pioneering history in sound art, much of which has been archived by Subtropics.org [iSAW+SFCA]. David Dunn, Gustavo Matamoros, and I are an artist collective known as FM. FM is less an ensemble than a confluence of strategies for sonically activating a space, additional perspectives can be found at Sound Expanse. FM has been invited as guest artists / performers to the ISEA 2012 in Alburquerque, New Mexico. This year’s theme for 18th International Symposium on Electronic Art is Machine Wilderness and will explore the discourse of global proportions on the subject of art, technology and nature.

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Listen to Bullion Algorithm and Drifts by Rene Barge

August 27, 2012

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The composition, Bullion Algorithm and Drifts, was produced from experiments held at Bridge Red Project Space, Miami, FL, USA during May 2012 and where I collaborated with sound artist, Gustavo Matamoros. I post-arranged, for a stereo relay, my contributions to the multi-channel space as an extension of its original form; evading its original context into a new form: shape, structure, color, and pattern. In the title, Bullion Algorithm alludes to strategies that explore acoustic phenomena such as our perception of spatial resonance or phase interference between closely tuned pitches popularized by Alvin Lucier. In the title, Drifts makes reference to the morphology introduced by my idiosyncrasies and my need to recontextualize ideas that often times produces inquisitive behavior to emerge and thus an alternative meaning and function. There is no other way this composition could have been produced. A video of me, questing for sound at Bridge Red Project Space is available here. To listen and purchase Bullion Algorithm and Drifts please visit Nautical Miami Bandcamp from here.

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Listen to Nautical Miami Part One, Part Two, and Part Three (excerpt)

August 26, 2012

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Kerry Ware and I have settled on a conceptually and visually restrained version from multiple sketches we explored over the summer for the Nautical Miami unique 7″ scheduled to release January, 2013. The sketch is serving as a model for the production of 250, limited edition, color pencil and water color on hand made paper, white vinyl 7” that is taking place until their release and thereafter as we continue to take time to produce new work. A glimpse into the sonic attributes of the unique 7″ is available at Nautical Miami Bandcamp where you will find other projects as they become available.

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