OPEN CALL FOR SOUNDS II: Experimental Sound Lab

We want to contribute to the cultural exchange between artists around the world, to encourage innovation and evolution, to combine ideas in different contexts, to join forces, to share and to collaborate on the Internet. With this in mind, we are curating a free sound library, which is going to comprise sounds by skilled artists from around the world.
This open call is the second and the last open call for sounds of this project. We already selected 40 packs and we would like to reach the number of 60 packs. After the deadline on July 30, we are going to announce an open call for tracks created out of these sounds. Thus, we want to involve a bunch of people in the process of creation of an album, aiming to reach new horizons in collaborative creation.
The sounds of the ESL are also being used by artists to create other art works, like THÆTA by Stratofyzika intermedia performance collective. The interactive soundtrack of THÆTA uses mostly the sounds we shared during 21 minutes. The piece merges interactively body dynamics, auditory sensations and visuals function in live performance.
Thalamus Lab, Harvestworks (New York, US), Niu (Barcelona, Spain) and Netlabelism (Ghent, Belgium) invite you to participate in the creation of a free collaborative sound library and an album, which will be officially presented in various listening sessions in different countries.
Read Submission Guidelines

THÆTA – German Premiere

StratoFyzika´s latest movement based interactive a/v performance
PLATOON KUNSTHALLE – Schönhauser Allee 9 / 10119 Berlin Germany.
TICKETS: 7,- € (150 available) *

AfterShow party:
hiT͟Hərˈto͞o + aiKia / visuals
Davic Nod / Thomas Van Ta – live set / visuals
Kate / Daito (b2b experimental techno DJ set)
*including a code for downloading the recording of Thæta’s soundtrack, made out of the sounds of the Experimental Sound Lab.

Electronic music production workshops in Berlin

We are organizing a series of electronic music production workshops in Berlin for a very affordable price and also a few workshops for free. This is a great opportunity for you to learn to produce electronic music with professionals without emptying your pockets!

Areas of focus include, but are not limited to creativity, productivity, workflow, performance, sound theory, music theory, sound synthesis, sampling, foley, acoustics, psychoacoustics, soundtracks, advertising, sound installations, Ableton Live, Max4Live, Maschine…

If you are interested contact us or join our mailing list. We would love to keep you informed of our forthcoming events.

StratoFyzika will do the opening performance of B-Seite 2014

The past month we were talking about StratoFyzika, an interdisciplinary collective crossing audio, visuals, movement and interactive technologies. We have been collaborating with them during their artist residency in Barcelona and we are happy to announce that the Experimental Sound Lab has been the main sound source of their new performance. =D

The piece draws on the boundaries of consciousness and subconsciousness at different sleep stages. The soundtrack has been created by Davic Nod and it represents these special states of the mind with abstract atmospheres and drones which at some point morph into rhythmic patterns and lead the piece to a very intense conclusion. There is a meaningful dialogue with movement at precise points, where the sound synthesis process reacts to the sensors’ signals.

The premiere date has been confirmed for March 15. StratoFyzika will open B-Seite Festival in Mannheim. This is really exciting!