Sal Randolph
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Sal Randolph lives in New York and makes art involving gift economies, social interactions, public spaces and publishing, including Opsound, an open exchange of copyleft music, the Free Biennial and Free Manifesta, a pair of open, internet-mediated "biennials," Free Words, a book infiltrated into bookstores and libraries, and Money Actions, an ongoing series of interventions in which she has given away several thousand dollars to members of the public. She is currently investigating games, recipes, algorithms, codes, and texts. http://salrandolph.com
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Opsound Newsletter 11.09.03


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OPSOUND NEWSLETTER 11.09.03

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CONTENTS

++ GREETINGS FROM OPSOUND
++ OPSOUND ARTISTS AT CREATIVE COMMONS
++ NEW IN THE OPEN POOL
++ NEWS FOR ARTISTS: FREE HOSTING FOR SOUND FILES
++ NEWS FROM OUR FRIENDS: GNOMONRADIO
++ ARTISTS NEWS ON THE OPSOUND FORUM
++ CALL FOR THE OPEN POOL (ONGOING)

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GREETINGS FROM OPSOUND

Hello all. It's been a little while since the last Opsound Newsletter
but we've been busy collecting music for your listening enjoyment and
planning for the first physical releases on the Opsound label. Our
friends at Creative Commons have also been up to some interesting
things, including featuring Opsound artists and working with the
Internet Archive to offer free hosting of sound files.

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OPSOUND ARTISTS AT CREATIVE COMMONS

Opsound artists BM Relocation Program have been featured in a Creative
Commons remix contest, and the original plus the winning remix have
been included in the new Creative Commons Copy Me/Remix Me CD. Copy
Me/Remix Me also includes a song by Opsound artist Nood. Download a
complete copy of the free CD from the Creative Commons site:

Copy Me/Remix Me
http://creativecommons.org/extras/copyremix

BM Relocation Program
http://opsound.org/opsound/pool/bmrelocation.html

Nood
http://opsound.org/opsound/pool/nood.html

Remix Contest & all the results
http://creativecommons.org/extras/copyremixes

Creative Commons
http://www.creativecommons.org

Watch this space for news about more upcoming collaborations with
Creative Commons.

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NEW IN THE POOL

We've got exciting new work from Austria, Germany, Japan, Sweden;
Brighton & Bristol in the the UK; and Boston, Buffalo, Minneapolis, San
Francisco & Seattle in the US.

_aa_ ++ annoying ++ Bambient ++ boring ++ binary beats ++ Duke
Ellington ++ engine ++ reverb ++ bokoboko ++ electric rock ++ minimal
++ primitive ++ EOFM ++ dance ++ low-fi ++ Tokyo ++ Ale Fernandez ++
guitar ++ improvisation ++ vocal ++ Freundschaft ++ dense ++ subtle ++
system ++ Robert W Garrett ++ instrumental ++ jazz ++ new age ++ Jim's
Big Ego ++ mix ++ share ++ tape ++ m.ash ++ cycles ++ signals ++
temporary ++ the life fire in peopledom ++ calculated ++ drowned ++
reconstruction ++ Abinadi Meza ++ dancing ++ mass transit ++ pirate ++
ML ++ ambient ++ glitch ++ heavy metal ++ 'round midnight ++ guitar ++
rock ++ vocals ++ son person ++ electroclicks ++ heart ++ surprise ++
Aaron Trubic ++ bass ++ Fender ++ loop ++Andrew Vavrek ++ buddha ++ no
war ++ technophobia

http://www.opsound.org/opsound/pool.html

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NEWS FOR ARTISTS: FREE HOSTING FOR SOUND FILES

Need a home for your large music files? The Internet Archive's Open
Source Audio Project is now offering fee hosting for Creative Commons
licensed music. Share your music online without being burdened with
high bandwidth costs!

http://archive.org/audio/collection.php?collection=opensource_audio

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NEWS FROM OUR FRIENDS: GNOMORADIO

An exciting announcement from some like spirits at gnomoradio.org:

The Gnomoradio project intends to create an online network where
artists can promote and share their music freely and willingly. By
eliminating many of the exclusionary tactics of the mainstream music
industry, musicians will have a chance to interact directly with their
listeners and receive valuable exposure. The first step of this process
is to develop a program that can find, fetch, and play music that is
legally available in the public domain or under one of many free
licenses.

Gnomoradio itself is free software, available under the terms of the
GNU General Public License. It currently runs on GNU/Linux and other
UNIX-compatible systems. The short-term goals of the project include
continuing the development of the music player, porting it to all
popular operating systems, and establishing a community of musicians
who wish to harness the power of the peer to peer file transfer to
legally promote their music on the internet.

For more information, the initial announcement of the Gnomoradio
project can be found here.

http://gnomoradio.org/announcement.php

If you are an artist interested in using Gnomoradio to promote your
music, there is an online form to put your music on Gnomoradio using a
Creative Commons license. For now, we would recommend that you join the
gnomoradio-artists mailing list.

http://mail.nongnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnomoradio-artists

If you are interested in developing, testing, or using Gnomoradio, CVS
snapshots are available for download. A developer's mailing list is
also available, as well as a user's mailing list.

http://gnomoradio.org/

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ARTISTS NEWS ON THE OPSOUND FORUM

The Opsound forum is a great place to post or read news about Opsound
artists and their current projects. We've also started topics for
interesting artists opportunities, and of course for discussions of all
types. Make the Opsound forum your new hangout.

http://www.opsound.org/forums

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CALL TO ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS FOR THE OPEN POOL (ONGOING)

Musicians and sound artists of all kinds are invited to join the
Opsound project.

Opsound is a record label using an open source, copyleft model, an
experiment in practical gift economics, a laboratory for new ways of
releasing music.

In its first phase of operation, Opsound is gathering material for an
open sound pool which will be drawn on for the creation of a series of
online and real-world microlabels. All material for the sound pool will
be released under a Creative Commons license (the
"Attribution-ShareAlike license"), a copyleft license in the spirit of
open source software license which allows for all kinds of copying,
remixing, use, and reuse while retaining an attribution to the original
artist.

Anyone is encouraged to contribute sound files to the open sound pool,
including field recordings, ambiences, incomplete improvisations,
monologues & dialogues, unfinished experiments, detached soundtracks,
vocal solos, strange noises, bedroom laptop, microsound, generative,
glitch dub, idm, minimal techno, blip hop, hip hop, turntablist,
downtempo, uptempo, reggae, ragga, raga, roots, breakbeat, basement
punk, garage band, indy, shoegazer, psychedelia, noise, song, be-bop,
free jazz, modern composition, avant-anything, etc. Sound files can be
complete pieces of music, or elements intended be combined into
something new.

DEADLINE: There is currently no deadline, and entries will be accepted
on an ongoing basis. You are, however, encouraged to enter your
material as soon as is conveniently possible.

HOW TO ENTER: Visit the website at http://www.opsound.org, Please read
the guidelines and faq, and then use the entry form.

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THAT'S ALL TILL NEXT TIME

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OPSOUND
648 Broadway, Suite 1005
New York, NY 10012
212-777-1156
http://www.opsound.org
info@opsound.org

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OPPORTUNITY

Creative Commons Moving Image Contest


Deadline:
Thu Oct 30, 2003 22:01

Creative Commons Moving Image Contest

http://creativecommons.org/contest/

Create, or mash-up, a moving image that explains Creative Commons mission,
using your favorite moving image authoring tool, such as Flash, iMovie, or
Final Cut Pro. Entries can contain video, animated images, text, and audio.
We welcome and encourage the use of other people's work, provided that you
have permission or the work is Creative Commons-licensed or public domain.
The entry should be 2 minutes or less. All entries must be licensed under a
Creative Commons license of your choosing by time of entry. Top prizes
include a computer, DV Camera, and an iPod. Deadline for entries is
December 31st 2003. http://creativecommons.org/contest/


DISCUSSION

LAUNCH OPTION berlin at B=?ISO-8859-1?B?/A== roFriedrich OPEN ARCH


LAUNCH OPTION berlin at BuroFriedrich OPEN ARCH

Opsound | Rocket Shop
Miles Chalcraft
Dan Belasco Rogers

22 - 26 Juli 2003

http://www.opsound.org/launch.html
contact: info@rocketshop.de
contact: launch@opsound.org

Artists and Musicians Remix and Remap Berlin at BuroFriedrich

As summer tourists are making their way through Berlin with guidebooks in
hand, LAUNCH OPTION berlin offers alternate models for exploring the city
which are guaranteed to hold new discoveries even for Berliners who know the
city inside and out. In a 5-day festival of live performances, exhibitions
and events at BuroFriedrich from 22 to 26 July, 2003 Opsound, Miles
Chalcraft, Dan Belasco Rogers and range of guest performers will create a
landscape of sights and sounds

OPPORTUNITY

Open Call for Launch Option Berlin


Deadline:
Tue Jul 01, 2003 16:32

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OPEN CALL FOR LAUNCH OPTION BERLIN

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An open call to musicians & sound artists for LAUNCH OPTION BERLIN

Musicians and sound artists of all kinds are invited to participate in
LAUNCH OPTION BERLIN, a joint project of Opsound and Rocket Shop, which will
take place at BueroFriedrich, Berlin, July 22-26, 2003 as part of
BueroFriedrich's month-long Open Arch program.

LAUNCH OPTION BERLIN is a test site and data gathering center, a 5-day event
devoted to discovering, collecting, playing, and listening to the sounds &
noises of Berlin. We want to know what Berlin sounds like: Berlin real,
Berlin virtual, Berlin dreamt and desired -- from field recordings of
Oranienstrasse to the music of underground punk bands, techno tracks and
experimental audio files lurking on hard drives. Over the five days of the
project and continuing through the internet, LAUNCH OPTION BERLIN will
create a network of exchange, a temporary gift economy of sounds inspired by
the free software and open source software communities.

How to Participate:

LAUNCH OPTION BERLIN, is gathering material for an open sound pool of
material from, about, or inspired by the idea of Berlin. (We also have a
weakness for sounds of, about, & inspired by rockets and rocket launches --
if you have any, we want them). Anyone is welcome to add work to the sound
pool, and all material for the pool will be released under a Creative
Commons license (the "Attribution-ShareAlike license"), a copyleft license
in the spirit of open source software licenses which allows for all kinds of
copying, remixing, use, and reuse while retaining an attribution to the
original artist. Sound from the pool will be played in the LAUNCH OPTION
control center at the BueroFriedrich gallery, mixed into sets by LAUNCH
OPTION djs at parties and listening salons, and made available for remix
contests and internet distribution through the opsound.org website.

To enter your work in the pool visit

Deadline:

For practical reasons it is advisable to enter your work in the pool as soon
as possible, but entries will be accepted up to and throughout the LAUNCH
OPTION BERLIN event.

In addition, we have many slots for live performances throughout the
five-day period. If you can be in Berlin in person during July 22-26 and
would like to perform your music or play your sounds, please contact us by
email at launch@opsound.org

Contact Info:

http://www.opsound.org/launch.html
launch@opsound.org

http://www.rocketshop.net
http://www.opsound.org
http://www.buerofriedrich.org
http://www.creativecommons.org

About Rocket Shop:

Rocket Shop was founded in 2001 by the artists Roger Frank and Laura
Schleussner and featured monthly exhibitions in a store-front project space
in Berlin through 2002. Rocket Shop is currently in orbit and currently
presents regular exhibitions and events at venues in Berlin and abroad.

Reflecting the function of rockets and spaceships as symbols of progress and
carriers of collective visions of the future, the exhibition project is not
only interested in the visionary function of art. Rocket Shop also supports
art as a means of investigating the human aspect and impact of the unending
pursuit of technical, social and personal utopias.

http://www.rocketshop.net

About Opsound:

Opsound (http://www.opsound.org) responds to recent upheavals in the music
industry by creating an alternative structure for musicians and sound-based
artists wishing to share and release music under a copyleft, or open source
structure. Opsound will gather a pool of sound material from artists and
encourage the development of both web-based and real-world micro labels to
release artists' work. All work will be released under a Creative Commons
license which permits free copying and modification (the Creative Commons
Attribution-ShareAlike license, http:/www.creativecommons.org). In the
second phase of operation, over the coming months Opsound will also begin to
function directly as a record label in its own right focusing on
experimental electronic music.

Opsound is a project of artist Sal Randolph. It is one of a series of
artworks exploring the idea of social architecture as an art form. Other
recent projects include Free Manifesta, The Free Biennial, and Free Words.
More information can be found at http://www.highlala.com

http://www.opsound.org

About BueroFriedrich:

BueroFriedrich has existed as a project space for contemporary art in Berlin
Mitte since October 1997. BueroFriedrich was founded and is currently
directed by Waling Boers. In a climate of intensified commercial and
non-commercial exhibition activity, BueroFriedrich positions itself as an
intermediary facility for contemporary art.

With Open Arch BueroFriedrich presents a month-long series of summer shows,
which invite artists and designers from the respective fields of
architecture, publications, art and fashion to make use of the exhibition
space for a 5-day period. The individual segments are not exhibitions in the
traditional sense. Instead groups of artists and designers present projects
which encourage interaction and participation on the part of the public. In
conjunction with a series of talks, the series intends to generate active
communication between the viewers and artists-producers. In some cases,
projects will actually require and depend on on-site participation of the
visitors. The core idea is to create a communicative space, in which the
viewer is actively engaged.

http://www.buerofriedrich.org

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THAT'S ALL TILL NEXT TIME

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LAUNCH OPTION BERLIN
http://www.opsound.org/launch.html
launch@opsound.org

OPSOUND
648 Broadway, Suite 1005
New York, NY 10012
212-777-1156
http://www.opsound.org
info@opsound.org

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Opsound Newsletter


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OPSOUND NEWSLETTER

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CONTENTS

++ POOL OPENS
++ OPSOUND LIVE AT THE PSY-GEO-CON MAY 8-11 NYC
++ CALL TO ARTISTS/MUSICIANS ONGOING

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OPSOUND POOL OPENS

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Opsound is off to an excellent start with almost 100 soundfiles in the
open pool from artists in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Iceland,
Italy, Norway, the UK, and the US, as well as the farther reaches of
cyberspace. More is arriving every day. Stop on by, the water is
fine.

http://www.opsound.org/opsound/pool.html

To add your own work to the pool:

http://www.opsound.org/opsound/call.html

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OPSOUND AT THE PSY-GEO-CONFLUX

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Opsound will be part of the first Psy-Geo-Conflux in New York, May
8-11, 2003.

We'll be participating with the Opsound Audio Blog, and also doing a DJ
set featuring opsounds from the pool and field recordings from all over
at the psy-geo-con closing party at Subtonic, on May 11.

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Opsound Audio Blog

What is the sound of psychogeography? The moody ambience of car tires
on a wet street. The scuff of walking. Little snippets of overheard
conversation. Music from the open door of a bar you're passing. During
the days of the psy-geo-conflux, May 8-11, participants in New York and
anywhere will be able to phone into the the Opsound audio blog and
record psychogeographic reports. Results will instantly be posted as
streaming mp3s to this page where they can be heard from anywhere, and
also remixed, rearranged and incorporated into other music and sound
pieces.

During the conference a phone number and passcode will be available
through the psygeocon & opsound sites, and will be also be passed
around on cards. Anyone will be able to phone in with a report. Reports
can be up to two minutes in length. You are encouraged to begin by
saying who and where you are, and your report can include both verbal
descriptions and (loud) ambiences.

During the run of the conference you'll be able to access the blog from
http://www.opsound.org/psygeocon.html

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Opsound DJ Set (featuring a live performance by Weapons of Mass
Destruction)

Sounds from the open pool mixed with field recordings from all over.

Psy-Geo-Con Closing Party
Sunday, May 11
8PM-Midnight
Subtonic Lounge @ Tonic, 107 Norfolk Street (btw Delancy and Rivington)
New York

The party will also feature live performances by Geoff Dugan & Sean
Meehan, and Jodi Shapiro, and DJ sets by Fabio Roberti and Krou.
http://www.tonicnyc.com/

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More on the Psy-Geo-Conflux:

Dates: May 9-11, 2003

Psy-Geo-Conflux headquarters and exhibition site:
ABC No Rio
156 Rivington Street (between Clinton & Suffolk)
NYC 10002 tel: 212.254.3697

Psy-Geo-Conflux website:
http://www.glowlab.com/psygeocon/pgc_index.html

Psy-Geo-Conflux 2003 marks the inauguration of an an annual event
dedicated to current artistic and social investigations in
psychogeography. Part festival and part conference, it will bring
together visual and sound artists, writers, urban adventurers and
curious city dwellers to explore the physical and psychological terrain
of the urban landscape.

In 1955, Guy Debord defined psychogeography as "the study of the
precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment,
consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behaviour of
individuals." It has also been summarized as "the active search for,
and celebration of, chance and coincidence, concurrently with the
divination of patterns and repetitions thrown up by the
[meeting/collision] of the chaos and structures of cities, personal
histories and interpretations. It is based on the technique of the
"derive," an informed and aware wandering, with continuous observation,
through varied environments. It can be sought and can lead anywhere."

The idea for Psy-Geo-Conflux originated in an ongoing online
conversation with a network of psychogeographers actively pursuing
investigations in Utrecht, Rotterdam, London, Berlin, Lisbon, Paris,
New York and San Francisco, to name a few places. As part of this
dialogue I proposed organizing an event in New York as a prototype for
an annual gathering to be held in different cities and bring like minds
together. The response was enthusiastic, and a steady stream of
proposals followed.

Projects for Psy-Geo-Conflux include a live, city-scale chess match
using volunteers with cell phones as players on the Manhattan street
grid, a tour/acoustic parade with Brooklyn street art collective
Toyshop, a walk with artist Sal Randolph (organizer of last year's
Free Biennial ) to distribute copies of her book Free Words, and an
experiment in walking the urban itineraries catalogued in a database by
Paris-based artist and professor Karen O'Rourke. In addition, there
will be projects that explore translating digital networks into
pathways through the city, a lecture on the psychological effects of
urban planning in divided cities such as Berlin, and a presentation on
the subject game theory. Finally, there will be a reception featuring
video works and DJs using found sound recorded on the streets and
subways, and an exhibition of artwork, photographs, maps and documents
relating to the various projects. All events will be free and open to
the public.

With the inauguration of this annual event, I look forward to helping
create an exciting and collaborative atmosphere for those already
engaged in psychogeographic pursuits, and in turn engaging city
residents in new ways to explore our surroundings.

--Christina Ray
--Glowlab founder/editor
--February, 2003
--http://www.glowlab.com

Psy-Geo-Conflux
http://www.glowlab.com/psygeocon/pgc_index.html

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AN OPEN CALL TO MUSICIANS AND ARTISTS - ONGOING

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Musicians and sound artists of all kinds are invited to join the
Opsound project.

Opsound is a record label using an open source, copyleft model, an
experiment in practical gift economics, a laboratory for new ways of
releasing music.

In its first phase of operation, Opsound is gathering material for an
open sound pool which will be drawn on for the creation of a series of
online and real-world microlabels. All material for the sound pool will
be released under a Creative Commons license (the
"Attribution-ShareAlike license "), a copyleft license in the spirit of
open source software license which allows for all kinds of copying,
remixing, use, and reuse while retaining an attribution to the
original artist.

Anyone is encouraged to contribute sound files to the open sound pool,
including field recordings, ambiences, incomplete improvisations,
monologues & dialogues, spoken texts, unfinished experiments, detached
soundtracks, vocal solos, strange noises, bedroom laptop, microsound,
generative, glitch dub, idm, minimal techno, blip hop, hip hop,
turntablist, downtempo, uptempo, reggae, ragga, raga, roots, breakbeat,
basement punk, garage band, indy, shoegazer, psychedelia, noise, song,
be-bop, free jazz, modern composition, avant-anything, etc. Sound files
can be complete pieces of music, or elements intended be combined into
something new.

DEADLINE: There is currently no deadline, and entries will be accepted
on an ongoing basis. You are, however, encouraged to enter your
material as soon as is conveniently possible.

HOW TO ENTER: Please visit the Opsound site at http://www.opsound.org,
read the guidelines and faq, and then use the entry form.

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THAT'S ALL 'TIL NEXT TIME

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OPSOUND
648 Broadway Suite 1005
New York, NY 10012
212-777-1156
http://www.opsound.org
info@opsound.org

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