Because February 29 happens only once every four years, Beirut Art Center is putting on a special programme involving two pioneers of industrial and electronic music.  Pacific 231 is a project by SMARTlab PhD student Pierre Jolivet.  His concert is Wednesday 29 February 2012 at 8 pm.  More info…  Seminars by Philippe Blanchard and Pierre Jolivet are on Saturday 3 March 2012 at 4 pm, free entry.  More info…

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New SMARTlab student Pierre Jolivet, who has joined SMARTlab to explore Brainwave & Sensorial Perception, has produced his latest compositional contribution under the moniker of ‘Pacific 231’ for a limited edition book and CD entitled Coupling.

Coupling is a compilation of work from 26 artists that celebrates the life and work of experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage. Silent Media has released a limited edition run of 500 books and CDs containing a collection of sound, word and image compositions by various artists, comprising video stills, photography, oil and mixed-media images. The CD and booklet are housed in a letterpressed 14pt. card stock envelope currently breathing life into the gears and pistons at Starbage Hands Press. (more…)

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The exhibition and performance event Sonic Peripheries #5 (Sound in the Virtual) opened on July 7, 2011 at the Gallery Artist-in-Residency Stuhr-Heiligenrode, Bremen, Germany, as part of the practice-based research project, ‘Sonic Art Practices in the Expanded Field,’ by SMARTlab PhD student Petra Klusmeyer.

The research for ‘Sonic Art Practices in the Expanded Field’ aims to explore acoustic practices in the arts with respect to an in-between space. David Strang, UK sound/digital media artist, was invited to investigate the topic along with the researcher during a two-week art laboratory. The pair pursued the question: which ways does sound in the virtual affect our perception and understanding of reality? (more…)

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