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Live Stage: Silophone [online]

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Silophone by Lee Rosevere :: July 16, 2007 at 9:30pm EST :: The performance, which will last 35-40 minutes, will be an exclusive live internet event, where Lee will perform new original material from his home studio and stream it to the Silophone. Log on to Silophone to participate in the performance. (Real audio required to listen, Flash required to participate).

'Silophone makes use of the incredible acoustics of Silo #5 (an abandoned grain storage facility in the port of Montreal) by introducing sounds, collected from around the world using various communication technologies, into a physical space to create an instrument which blurs the boundaries between music, architecture and net art. Sounds arrive inside Silo #5 by telephone or internet. They are then broadcast into the vast concrete grain storage chambers inside the Silo. They are transformed, reverberated, and coloured by the remarkable acoustics of the structure, yielding a stunningly beautiful echo. This sound is captured by microphones and rebroadcast back to its sender, to other listeners and to a sound installation outside the building. Anyone may contribute material of their own, filling the instrument with increasingly varied sounds.'

Musicians have created pieces for the Silo in the past, but in this event, an exciting element that makes this even more unique is the fact that anyone who is at the Silophone website can contribute to the concert, either by playing recorded content provided by the websites users, or by phoning or uploading individual sounds. These sounds will be heard simultaneously with Lee's performance, making it a truly unique performance.

To call the Silophone from North America: 1.514.844.5555 From the rest of the world: 001.514.844. 5555. Wait until the second ring, then start talking.

The results of the show will be recorded and released via archive.org. [via Create Digital Music]

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