andre castro
Since 2009
Works in Berlin Germany

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EVENT

Sense Noise Exhibition - at enblanco - Berlin


Dates:
Sat Jun 04, 2011 18:00 - Sat Jun 25, 2011

Location:
Berlin, Germany

André Castro - Sense Noise
 
From June  4th until 25th, 2011
Opening: Saturday June 4th, 2011 at 6 pm
Concert: Saturday June 4th, 2011 at 8 pm
enblanco is proud to present “Sense Noise” by André Castro.
This exhibition will begin with a series of pieces developed for the Tactile Noise project – an initiative started in 2010, dedicated to the construction DIY touch-reactive sound synthesizers, and demystification of the world of electronics.
The exhibited works consist of old cigarette boxes, each containing a unique sound generating circuit. By entering in physical contact with each box's contact-points and therefore its circuit, the body becomes part of the box's electrical flux, which triggers the generation of sound. Position, skin humidity and pressure are variants which modify the sound characteristics, turning these simple objects into a sonic puzzle open to sensorial exploration.
As an opening event, a workshop will take place during the 1st and 2nd of June, where participants will learn how to build their own tactile-noise boxes. With these ready, they will join the exhibition's inaugural concert (Saturday - 4th of June), and bring an end to their neighbors' peace.
After the opening André will use the space as an open studio, where new pieces that explore both aural and electronic universes will be developed and exhibited.
André Castro (b.1983) is a sound artist from Lisbon, graduated in Sonic Arts by the Middlesex University.
He develops works which, although often different in form, have in common the employment and exploration of sound and technology. A great part of these projects has been created in collaboration with designers, visual artists and choreographers.
In recent years he has developed an interest for the potential and imaginary of the radio. For this medium, he has created the sound installation Radio Fragments, shown last year at enblanco, and the radiophonic documentaries Subterráneos de Lisboa, and Boat People.
Since last year he has begun to explore the world of electronics. Such incursions have resulted in the Tactile Noise project.


EVENT

Radio Fragments A sound installation by André Castro


Dates:
Sat Jan 23, 2010 00:00 - Wed Jan 20, 2010

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Radio Fragments" - Transforming radiophonic silences into sound stories

A sound installation by André Castro
From January 23 until 30, 2010 (From 4 pm until 7 pm)
Opening: January 23, 2010 at 6 pm

The installation will open with an improvised concert by Klass Hübner, Rúben Patiño, Benjamin Altermatt and Nuno da Luz at 8 pm


Radio Fragments is a radiophonic project that aims to explore an auditory attention, different from the one usually associated with the experience of listening to the radio, making use of the spaces in between words and songs that occur throughout the radiophonic discourse as its main reagent.

Its basic formula consists of an analysis-control mechanism (built in Super Collider) residing inside a computer to which a real-time mainstream radio broadcast is fed. This mechanism acts as a reversed-noise-gate, singling out what is usually ignored or avoided in a radiophonic context (whispers, stumbles, pauses, dead spaces and errors) and muting all the other sounds such as words or songs.These punctuating fragments become the raw materials from which Radio Fragments sonic concoction is brewed.

Recently a light responsive system, built with Arduino, was added to the installation. Such system reacts and enhances the moment of emergence of the fragments by brightening up momentarily and then returning to its initial dim state.

Recordings of Radio Fragments in action can be heard here.
http://www.c-e-m.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/RadioFragments/

More information about the artist:
http://www.c-e-m.org/?page_id=108

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EVENT

Adam Hyde artist presentation 08/01/2010 NK-Berlin


Dates:
Fri Jan 08, 2010 00:00 - Sun Jan 03, 2010

Adam is an artist with an international practice who works with software, online audio and video, sound art, new technologies and more traditional forms of broadcast.
On 08/01/2010 at 19:00h Adam will give a presentation on his work.


Adam is an artist with an international practice who works with software, online audio and video, sound art, new technologies and more traditional forms of broadcast.
He has also gained extensive management experience, having managed the radio station Contact89FM (Hamilton, New Zealand) and held the position of CEO for 95bFM (Auckland, New Zealand). Adam also established and managed New Zealand’s first community television station, Static TV. Adam has also worked at management level internationally in the IT sector as Business Development Manager at Australias Virtual Artists (Adelaide, Australia), as well as managing the Software and Web Development departments at the renown Dutch Internet Service Provider XS4ALL (Amsterdam).

In addition to management experience in the IT sector Adam has an established reputation as a free software programmer. Adam has developed several free software applications including the FrequencyClock , and ReCo(de)R. Adam is an active member of the free software development group DYNE and is co-founder of the Open Source Streaming Alliance.

In late 2002 Adam also started his own consultancy - The Streaming Suitcase - specialising in online audio and video training and system design for cultural institutions. Clients have included Tate Modern, the Walker Art Centre in Minneapolis, USA, The Virtual Arts Network (an initiative of the Asia Society, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New England Foundation for the Arts, SF MOMA, and the Walker Art Centre), The Science Musem in London, the Foundation for Film, Art and Creative Technology - FACT, and Montevideo.

In 2006 Adam also formed the group SIMPEL and has exhibited the Paper Cup Telephone Network (San Francisco Exploratorium, 21Grand Gallery Oakland, and ISEA 2006) and Wifio which was premièred at Waves (Riga, 2006). Earlier in the year Adam attended residencies in New Zealand, Latvia, and Slovenia. In 2006 Adam also curated a series of panel discussions about the future of television for the Rotterdam International Film Festival.

In 2007 Adam founded FLOSS Manuals Stichting for the development of a collaborative platform for manuals on free software. The project has been awarded a grant from Digitale Pioneers (Amsterdam) and Adam is currently working developing the platform at FLOSS Manuals. In 2008 FLOSS manuals won the New Zealand Open Source Award.

More info on Adam and his work:
http://www.radioqualia.net/
http://www.xs4all.nl/~adam/


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Sound Installation - Radio Fragments - at NK Berlin


Dates:
Mon Jan 04, 2010 00:00 - Sun Dec 27, 2009

INSTALLATION | 04-08/01/2010 | NK - Berlin

RADIO FRAGMENTS
A sound installation by Andre Castro.

Transforming radiophonic silences into sound stories.

From 14:00 to 17:00h.
At NK:
Elsenstr. 52/
2.Hinterhaus Etage 2
12059 Berlin Neukölln
http://www.nkprojekt.de



Radio Fragments
is a radiophonic project that aims to explore an auditory attention, different from the one usually
associated with the experience of listening to the radio, making use of the spaces-in-between-words-and-songs that occur throughout the radiophonic discourse as its main reagent.

Its basic formula consists of an analysis-control mechanism (built in Super Collider) residing inside a computer to which a real-time mainstream radio broadcast is fed. This mechanism acts as a reversed-noise-gate, singling out what is usually ignored or avoided in a radiophonic
context (whispers, stumbles, pauses, dead spaces and errors) and muting all the other sounds such as words or songs.
These punctuating fragments become the raw materials from which Radio Fragments' sonic concoction is brewed.

Recordings of Radio Fragments in action can be heard in http://www.c-e-m.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/RadioFragments/

André Castro (b.1983) is a sound artist from Lisbon, graduated in Sonic Arts at
Middlesex University(U.K).
Andrés practice has been shifting between two different universes. On the one hand, the computer music world, with its meditative textures, harsh noisy sounds, blips, and experiments with costume-built software in SuperCollider. On the other hand, a phonographic activity, in which he goes
out with a microphone trying to capture the incredible aural diversity of our world and the voices and stories that hide in each person.
Most of Andrés work has in common the evasion of visual elements, an acousmatic sound that aims to subvert the dominance of the vision over the other senses. In recent years he has nourished a growing interest for the radiophonic medium, which has become a fruitful source of inspiration and for which he has been creating pieces since the last 3 years.

A significant part of his practice has been developed through collaborations with other artists, such as the ongoing improvised music duo with Martin Aaserud.


EVENT

1 Day Workshop/Introduction to the Software Usine by Senso


Dates:
Sat Jan 30, 2010 00:00 - Mon Nov 30, 2009

Saturday, January the 30th 2010
1 Day Workshop/Introduction to the Software Usine by Senso

Usine is a universal audio software especially designed for live or studio utilisation. Usine is made by musicians and audio engineers to respond to their specific problems in a lot of domains like live sampling, effect processing or sound designing. Usine is a real musical instrument, flexible and powerful if you like to transform, resample the sound on stage, improvise and create unusual effect.
The workshop gives an introduction to the concept of Usine and Shows how to build your own workspace for live situation:


- Introduction to the concept and user interface of Usine

- Global setup

- Patches creation with various examples :
* Recording of external audio sources .
* How to play and control sounds (use of sampler / rack of effects…)
* Possibilities of sound editing/ routing : filters, effects, analysis, automations, lfo, random, etc.

- Use VST Plug-ins (effects and instruments, piano roll…)

- Manipulate midi, audio, data flux via buses.

- Control Usine patches with MIDI controllers.

- Introduction to the sequencer.

- Create your own user interface for live situation.

- Saving patches, complete workspaces, and configurations.

- Alternative input devices ( Wii mote , joystick, ( demo of v5 video tracking )

- Future of Usine ( version 5 )

Each participant will go back with all exercises we have done in the workshop at the end of the day. (Via usb key or ftp)
The workshop will be held in English.

Teacher: Nay-seven has help Usine users on the official forum since 2 years now
http://www.myspace.com/nayseven

Usine website:
http://www.sensomusic.com/usine/

Timetable: 10:00-12:30 13:30 18:00
Final live set 18.00_22:00

Participation fee: 20 Euros

Location: NK / Elsen Str. 52 (2. Hof) 2. Etage 12059 Berlin, DE
http://www.nkprojekt.de/

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