lautstrom-photo-pittsburg-06101Lautstrom: eine einstündige, monatliche Radiosendung mit jeweils einem Studiogast. A Project Lautstrom - mit Anna Bromley und Jeremy Woodruff.

Radiosendung mit jeweils einem Studiogast. A Project Lautstrom - mit Anna Bromley und Jeremy Woodruff.

A Portrait of various current sonic streams happening in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:

Meet Luke Loeffler, who sonifies the movements of ants in a feedback loop. He previously studied engineering and biological sciences, and is interested in the manifold ways biology and the machine are colliding as well as the rapidly increasing complexity these interactions are creating and revealing.

Robot Cowboy: A futuristic expatriate American Space Ranger combines wearable computing, midi guitar, and live energy to wander the digi-range as a robotcowboy playing for dying astronauts. This is a lofi-guitar-compu-show with algorithmic balls from a DEVOspud, laptop-stomping idiot wearing exposed electronics.

Professor Robert B. Dannenberg is a trumpeter, composer and computer scientist. His many accomplishments include being the innovator of computer accompaniment technology that eventually led to the SmartMusic software, designing and implementing the Audacity audio editor, developing a number of programming languages with special applications for sound and music and developing music instruments that play themselves, among many other things. Here we have a discussion about computer sound recognition and Professor Dannenberg’s piece for Cello and Electronics, Critical Point, is excerpted.

Instrument builder and performer Michael Johnsen was born in 1968 in Pennsylvania. Drawing on the rich American tradition of experimentation and cobbling, he has built up an integrated menagerie of devices specifically for live performance whose idiosyncratic behaviors are revealed through their complex interactions. His work is characterized by a relative lack of ideas per se, and an intense focus on observation, the way a shepherd watches sheep. The extensive patching of large numbers of devices produces teeming chirps, sudden transients and charming failure modes; embracing the dirt in pure electronics. As an antidote to all that wire, he is equally devoted to the singing saw, a simple folk instrument. Most of what he might have learned has come from the natural world, like watching robins run. He is particularly fond of sounds that end. He has played widely in the US and Europe in improvising and noise contexts, at large festivals, museums, squats, and kindergartens. Recent collaborators include C Spencer Yeh, Margaret Cox, Jerome Noetinger, Jack Wright, Pascal Battus, Thomas Lehn; also Michel Doneda, Michael Zerang, Joe McPhee, Bhob Rainey, Tom Djll, and Greg Pierce. His recordings are distributed in Europe by Metamkine.

Die Bewegung der Sendungen soll eine forschende sein. Ausgehend vom Studiogastformat soll das Radio als künstlerische Ressource untersucht werden. Dabei soll die Sendung zum auditiven Instrument der Untersuchung von Diskursinhalten aus medientheoretischen und künstlerischen Fragestellungen werden.