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Dec 1: Neuhaus, Interactive Sound Network

The Art Gallery of Knoxville is proud to present the
Networks of acclaimed sound artist Max Neuhaus.

Friday Dec 1 Participate Online!
USA: 6 -11pm EST

Log into Auracle and broadcast though
the Art Gallery of Knoxville exhibition.

The public is encouraged to participate with the exhibition through Auracle.org.
Dec 1-23 all sounds on Auracle will be broadcast through the gallery space.

"The Networks propose the self-evolution of new musics. Their premise is a form of music-making which remains now only in societies untouched by modern civilization.

Rather than something to be listened to, music in these cultures is an activity open to the public at large - a dialogue with sound rather than a performance. I believe this to be the original impulse for music in mankind." -Max Neuhaus

Max Neuhaus has worked in the fields of contemporary art and music for more than 40 years. He is credited with being the first to extend sound as a primary medium into the field of contemporary art. His work has been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries, including exhibitions at the Dia Art Foundation, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Musee d'art moderne de la ville de Paris; and the Kunsthalle, Bern.

The Networks of Max Neuhaus are both a tremendous experiment in new sound -
and an early example of Network Art.

Max Neuhaus: "It grew out of an interest of mine in the potential of music-making with the lay public over networks. The first realization in this direction was Public Supply in 1966. … Over the next decade, I gradually developed this concept with other realizations and finally in 1977 realized Radio Net, a two-hour nationwide radio event where ten thousand people played a cross-country instrument with their voices. … In 2000 I realized that I could do it on the web…."

"Auracle is a networked sound instrument, controlled by the voice. It is played and heard over the Internet. Anyone can use it by simply launching it in their web browser at www.auracle.org and creating sounds unaccompanied or with other participants in real time.."

An exhibition of these Networks, featuring the online tool Auracle, will be on display during the month of December at the Art Gallery of Knoxville. The Networks (or broadcast works) are systems, " virtual architectures," which act as a forum open to anyone for the evolution of new musics. Auracle, the most recent Neuhaus network, is an online tool available at Auracle.org - visitors to the Auracle website may experience the artwork 24 hours a day, seven days a week. During the month of December Auracle will become an active sound, broadcast through the Art Gallery of Knoxville space.

Please participate with this exhibition through Auracle.org - starting on Dec 1 all sounds on Auracle will be broadcast live in the Art Gallery of Knoxville space.

For Additional Information: http://www.max-neuhaus.info/

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