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'''[http://www.openmusicarchive.org Open Music Archive]''' initiated by artists Eileen Simpson & Ben White, is a collaborative project to source, digitise, and distribute out of copyright music recordings.  
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'''[http://www.openmusicarchive.org Open Music Archive]''' initiated by artists [[Eileen_Simpson_and_Ben_White_-_biography|Eileen Simpson and Ben White]], is a collaborative project to explore the potentials of public domain archive material.
  
'''Open Music Archive Projects''' is a forum for projects using material from the archive. Use this wiki to [[Feedback%2C_suggestions_and_project_ideas | post feedback, suggestions or project ideas]].
 
  
== Canal Plus ==
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== British Art Show 8 - Southampton ==
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'''9 October - 15 January 2017'''<br/>
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''Open Monday to Sunday 10am - 5pm''
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British Art Show 8<br/>
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Bargate Monument<br/>
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High Street,<br/>
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Southampton, SO14 7LP
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''Admission Free''
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Auditory Learning is part of Eileen Simpson & Ben White’s ongoing project to generate public resources, using the archive as a vehicle for collaborative activity. Using tactics of hacking and gleaning they explore legal loopholes to find and distribute out-of-copyright archive material for their Open Music Archive.
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== Music For Children - FOUND at The Foundling Musuem, London ==
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We're contributing to:
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[http://foundlingmuseum.org.uk/events/found/ FOUND]<br/>
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''27 May 2016 — 04 Sep 2016''
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[http://www.foundlingmuseum.org.uk The Foundling Museum]<br/>
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40 Brunswick Square<br/>
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London<br/>
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WC1N 1AZ
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We found Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman’s 1958 vinyl record ''Music for Children'' in the personal record collection of architect Luis Barragán, whilst on an artists’ [[Open_House_Divided_Estates|residency in Mexico City in 2012]]. The record works as a kind of audio source code for teaching music to children, in the mode of play.
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Treating the found record as an artefact, as an object to be excavated, we detect, extract and separate sounds from the original vinyl record. Although the complete rights to the music remain in copyright until [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2061 2061], we free copyright-expired sounds by dissecting copyright-controlled elements to generate a '[http://www.openmusicarchive.org/mfc public sonic inventory]'. This inventory contains thousands of samples from ''Music for Children'' and is freely released into the public domain for reuse.
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Xylophones, glockenspiels, drum hits, crashing cymbals and fragments of children’s voices echo in the [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ copyleft licensed] work, which is pressed onto a vinyl record and offered for free download to be found by its future audiences:
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[http://www.openmusicarchive.org/mfc Listen and Download]
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'''Live event featuring Leafcutter John'''
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Thursday 30 Jun 2016<br/>
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Doors 18:00, event 18:30<br/>
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Tickets £5
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[http://foundlingmuseum.org.uk/events/open-music-archive/ More info and tickets]
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FOUND at The Foundling Museum is curated by Cornelia Parker
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== British Art Show 8 - Norwich ==
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'''24 June - 4 September 2016'''<br/>
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Open Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm<br/>
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Admission Free
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St Georges Building, Norwich University of the Arts<br/>
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St Georges Street<br/>
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Norwich, NR3 1BB
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Auditory Learning is part of Eileen Simpson & Ben White’s ongoing project to find and distribute out-of-copyright archival material. Sourcing vinyl 45 rpm records of chart hits from 1962 – the last year that commercial recordings can be retrieved for public use, due to recent copyright revisions – the artists have extracted over 50,000 sounds to produce a public sonic inventory.
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In the gallery, eight modified turntables play a new sound work assembled from the inventory of individual notes, percussive elements and vocal phonemes. The surrounding graphic fragments recall vinyl 7 inch printed paper sleeves.
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Auditory Learning will change and develop throughout the exhibition’s tour. Reassembled as part of a live event during British Art Show 8 in Leeds, in Southampton it will form the soundtrack for a new film.
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All work is copyleft licensed and available to download or cut-on-demand at [http://www.openmusicarchive.org/auditorylearning openmusicarchive.org/auditorylearning].
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== KALEIDOSCOPE - Modern Art Oxford ==
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We're developing a new project for the 50 year anniversary of Modern Art Oxford.
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'''KALEIDOSCOPE: A Moment of Grace'''<br/>
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[https://www.modernartoxford.org.uk Modern Art Oxford]<br/>
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30 Pembroke Street<br/>
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Oxford<br/>
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OX1 1BP
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Exhibition runs:<br/>
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''Tuesday 29 March -  Sunday 22nd May 2016''
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Preview:<br/>
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''Friday 15 April 2016''
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'''Premonition 2037'''
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In the spirit of the 1960s project of the Museum of Modern Art Oxford, to make contemporary art freely accessible to the widest audience, the artists produce an archive of recorded sounds - auditory traces of activity in the gallery, available for use by a future public, without restriction and beyond the scope of the current copyright term.
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Tape hiss, voices, musical fragments, audience shuffles and applause, recorded at past public events, are digitized from videotapes and audio cassettes held in the MAO archive, to generate a new sonic inventory. The artists process the archival sounds using emerging information retrieval technologies, to create a bank of source material and a new work for exhibition. A series of live events with invited collaborators, reanimate these sounds on a specially assembled platform. The events will be recorded and released with copyleft licenses.
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'''Free events:'''
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''Thursday 5th May, 7pm''<br/>
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[https://soundcloud.com/konductorslab Bambooman]
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''Saturday 14th May, 3pm'' <br/>
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[https://www.facebook.com/YWMPOXFORD/ Young Women's Music Project]
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''Thursday 19th May, 7pm'' <br/>
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[https://soundcloud.com/luttolento Lutto Lento]
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== British Art Show 8 - Edinburgh ==
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'''13 February – 8 May 2016'''<br/>
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Open Monday – Saturday, 10 – 5pm
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[http://www.ed.ac.uk/about/museums-galleries/talbot-rice Talbot Rice Gallery]<br/>
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University of Edinburgh<br/>
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Old College<br/>
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South Bridge<br/>
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Edinburgh, EH8 9YL.
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Auditory Learning is part of Eileen Simpson & Ben White’s ongoing project to find and distribute out-of-copyright archival material. Sourcing vinyl 45 rpm records of chart hits from 1962 – the last year that commercial recordings can be retrieved for public use, due to recent copyright revisions – the artists have extracted over 50,000 sounds to produce a public sonic inventory.
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In the gallery, eight modified turntables play a new sound work assembled from the inventory of individual notes, percussive elements and vocal phonemes. The surrounding graphic fragments recall vinyl 7 inch printed paper sleeves.
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Auditory Learning will change and develop throughout the exhibition’s tour. Reassembled as part of a live event during British Art Show 8 in Leeds, in Southampton it will form the soundtrack for a new film.
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All work is copyleft licensed and available to download or cut-on-demand at [http://www.openmusicarchive.org/auditorylearning openmusicarchive.org/auditorylearning].
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== Auditory Learning EP ==
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'''Open Music Archive presents Auditory Learning - K Barley'''
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The EP is released on the occasion of British Art Show 8 opening in Edinburgh on Feb 12th 2016
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[https://soundcloud.com/openmusicarchive/sets/auditory-learning-k-barley-aka Listen/Download]
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== Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival @ British Art Show 8 ==
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'''Thursday 26 November'''
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'''Leeds Art Gallery - Tiled Hall'''<br/>
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The Headrow, Leeds<br/>
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LS1 3AA
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'''8pm'''<br/>
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'''Free event'''
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Featuring [https://soundcloud.com/konductorslab Kirk Barley] and [https://twitter.com/massonix808 Graham Massey]
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This event reanimates both public domain archive material and copyleft recordings generated by the artists and their collaborators. The event brings together the first live remix of a new work produced the British Art Show 8 alongside the presentation of two recent Open Music Archive projects.
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Auditory Learning (2015)<br/>
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performed by Kirk Barley
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ATL 2067 (2013)<br/>
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audiovisual DJ set by Ben White
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Local Recall (2014)<br/>
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live soundtrack by Graham Massey
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[[HCMF@BAS8|photos]]
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''Produced by [http://www.hcmf.co.uk hcmf//] in partnership with [http://www.leeds.gov.uk/artgallery Leeds Art Gallery] and [http://britishartshow8.com/ British Art Show 8]''
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== British Art Show 8 - Leeds Art Gallery ==
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We're developing a new project for [http://www.britishartshow8.com British Art Show 8]
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For British Art Show 8 we harvest copyright-expired chart hit records from 1962, the last retrievable from the public domain until 2034 due to legal revisions. Hacking emerging information retrieval technologies, we strip away proprietary elements to generate a [http://www.openmusicarchive.org/auditorylearning public sonic inventory] which provides a soundtrack for a new audio-visual work, assembled during the exhibition tour.
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'''9 October 2015 - 10 January 2016'''<br/>
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Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12 - 4pm.
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[http://britishartshow8.com/page/leeds-1519 Leeds Art Gallery]<br/>
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The Headrow<br/>
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Leeds, LS1 3AA
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''BAS8 opens at Leeds Art Gallery on 9 October 2015 and continues until 10 January 2016. It then tours to: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, and Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 13 February - 8 May 2016; Norwich University of the Arts and Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery 24 June - 4 September 2016; and John Hansard Gallery and Southampton City Art Gallery 8 October 2016 - 14 January 2017.''
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== Moving Image Contours - Tabakalera, San Sebastián ==
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[[Struggle_In_Jerash|Struggle in Jerash]] is showing as part of [http://www.tabakalera.eu/en/moving-image-contours-points-surrounding-movement Moving Image Contours: Points for a Surrounding Movement], the inaugural exhibition of [http://www.tabakalera.eu Tabakalera], San San Sebastián.
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'''11th September 2015 - 3rd January 2016'''
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[http://www.tabakalera.eu Tabakalera]<br/>
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Paseo del Duque de Mandas 32<br/>
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20012 San Sebastián
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''curated by: Anna Manubens and Soledad Gutiérrez''
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photo by Anna Manubens
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== Open House | Divided Estates - Hiroshima MoCA, Japan  ==
  
 
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'''Canal Plus''' at '''Vilma Gold:'''<br>
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[http://www.hiroshima-moca.jp/ Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art]<br/>
25b Vyner Street<br>
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1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku<br/>
London <br>
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Hiroshima 732-0815<br/>
E2 9DG
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Japan
  
An evening of films, performances and music<br>
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26 November 2014 - 25 January 2015
'''Sunday 17 December, 5-8pm'''
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''programme''
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[[Open_House_Divided_Estates|Open House | Divided Estates]] is showing at [http://www.hiroshima-moca.jp/main_e/ Hiroshima MOCA] as part of a programme curated by Yukie Kamiya.
  
'''Hilary Lloyd''' (Say directly what you want, 1993 – excerpts)
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Shot on location in Mexico City, ''Open House | Divided Estates'' takes as its starting point the intimate spaces of Casa Barragán, the former home of architect Luis Barragán, and his large collection of vinyl records. Shelves of vinyl, record turntables and speaker systems are installed in almost every room in Barragán’s house, including hidden speakers in the garden. The film reanimates the architect's extensive record collection through playback, choreographed camera moves and lip synch.
  
'''Brian Dawn Chalkley''' Manifesto
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''Open House | Divided Estates'' attempts to open out the public domain territory of Barragán’s record collection while exploring the grey zone of the building's image rights. The film explores both the complex web of propriety rights locked within the vinyl collection and images of the house in relation to their legal position and public access.
  
'''Felice Hapetzeder''' (Man’s World, 2006)
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The soundtrack to ''Open House | Divided Estates'' is created entirely from copyright-expired recordings and fair use samples taken from the extensive and idiosyncratic record collection. For Hiroshima MoCA a new version of ''Open House | Divided Estates'' has been assembled for distribution in Japan. The film and its soundtrack are distributed under a copyleft license (cc by-sa3.0).
  
'''Eileen Simpson and Ben White''' play a selection of out-of-copyright early blues, jazz and folk recordings from the archive alongside copyleft licensed electronic remixes.
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''Open House | Divided Estates'' was originally produced during a research and production residency with [http://desitio.net/ de_sitio] at [http://www.casaluisbarragan.org/ Casa Estudio Luis Barragán].
  
Solo performance by All Tomorrow’s Parties recording artist '''Alexander Tucker'''
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== Local Recall - Ancoats, Manchester  ==
  
Followed by drinks at The Victory.
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[http://www.halle.co.uk/halle-st-peters.aspx Hallé St Peter’s]<br/>
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40 Blossom Street<br/>
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Ancoats<br/>
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Manchester<br/>
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M4 6BF
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Thursday 20th November
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7pm - 9pm
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FREE - [http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/local-recall-an-ancoats-recital-tickets-13939349971 book a ticket here]
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For their new live artwork Local Recall, Open Music Archive explore the ghostly echoes that persist through repetition in the playback of music and draw line between the model industrial city of the late 19th Century and post-industrial Manchester of the early 1990s.
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Open Music Archive ran workshops with young people from [http://42ndstreet.org.uk 42nd Street] with [http://www.unityradio.fm/ Unity Radio 92.8FM], to remix, cut-up, loop and re-assemble late 19th Century music gleaned from player piano rolls. The results will be played back and performed live for a 21st Century audience.
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Featuring: DJ sets, live piano performance and a new audio-visual work with specially commissioned soundtrack produced by Graham Massey (808 State) using 1990s music technology.
  
 
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==Alternative film/video festival Belgrade ==
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== Barragán Sound System - MK Gallery ==
  
 
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'''Screen Tests''', '''Dragline''' and '''Broadcast Times''' are showing at '''Alternative''' film/video festival Belgrade.
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[http://www.mkgallery.org MK Gallery]<br/>
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900 Midsummer Blvd<br/>
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Milton Keynes MK9 3QA
  
6th - 10th December 2006
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Saturday 14 June 2014<br/>
  
More details on the [http://www.alternativefilmvideo.org/ festival website]
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7pm - 9pm
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Recordings ripped from Barragán's vinyl collection are used as source material for a live event – ranging from early Mexican folk recordings, European minimalism, Central African field recordings, and American cabaret. Guest artists and producers are invited to process and remix the material to create copyleft licensed live performances:
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[http://jonnyhill.blogspot.co.uk/p/sound-music.html Jonny Hill]<br/>
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[http://www.tomwhitesound.com/ Tom White]<br/>
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This new event brings to life works with a legal status identified primarily through the date of the death of the author, and echoes an event which took place in October 2012 at Casa Barragán during the week of Día de los Muertos. At the present time, Mexico currently boasts the most restrictive copyright law worldwide, with copyright in recorded sound to 100 years from both the date of recording and the death of the author. Legal frameworks governing the material in the EU, enables a different subset of the collection to be freed for use at MK Gallery.
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[http://www.mkgallery.org/events/2014_06_14/melanie_smith_exhibition_closing_events/ FREE EVENT]
  
 
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==Screen Tests @ Brighton Film Festival==
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== Open House | Divided Estates - MK Gallery ==
  
 
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'''Screen Tests 1/4''', a film by Neil Cummings, Marysia Lewandowska, Eileen Simpson & Ben White, will be shown as part of Cine City 2006: Brighton Film Festival
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[http://www.mkgallery.org MK Gallery]<br/>
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900 Midsummer Blvd<br/>
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Milton Keynes MK9 3QA
  
'''PAST PRESENT FUTURE'''<br>
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'''Open House | Divided Estates (2013)'''<br/>
'''Thurs 30 Nov 6pm £2.50'''
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A film by Eileen Simpson and Ben White
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1 May - 15 June 2014
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A looped screening in the first floor Video Space. 
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Shot on location in Mexico City, ''Open House | Divided Estates'' takes as its starting point the intimate spaces of Casa Barragán, the former home of architect Luis Barragán, and his large collection of vinyl records. Shelves of vinyl, record turntables and speaker systems are installed in almost every room in Barragán’s house, including hidden speakers in the garden. The film reanimates the architect's extensive record collection through playback, choreographed camera moves and lip synch.
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''Open House | Divided Estates'' attempts to open out the public domain territory of Barragán’s record collection while exploring the grey zone of the building's image rights. The film explores both the complex web of propriety rights locked within the vinyl collection and images of the house in relation to their legal position and public access.
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The soundtrack to ''Open House | Divided Estates'' is created entirely from copyright-expired recordings and fair use samples taken from the extensive and idiosyncratic record collection. For MK Gallery a new version of ''Open House | Divided Estates'' has been assembled for European distribution in 2014. The film and its soundtrack are distributed under a copyleft license (cc by-sa3.0).
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[http://www.mkgallery.org/p/may_2014_video_space/ More info]
  
More details on the [http://www.cine-city.co.uk/2006/basement.html festival website]
 
  
 
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==Leverage @ OpenLab3==
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== Biblioteca, Tapanco, Recámara - MK Gallery ==
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'''11 April - 15 June 2014'''
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[http://www.mkgallery.org MK Gallery]<br/>
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900 Midsummer Blvd<br/>
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Milton Keynes MK9 3QA
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Margaret Powell Square<br/>
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Broadcast (looped) throughout Gallery opening hours
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Biblioteca, Tapanco, Recámara is a new sound installation that takes music ripped from Luis Barragán's vinyl collection, recorded in three different rooms in Barragán's house, and presents them as an archival audio stream outside MK Gallery.
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The work appropriates the tactics of Mexico City's ambulantes – travelling music vendors who ride the city's Metro system selling pirate CDs while broadcasting chopped-up preview snippets of their catalogue from hacked backpack sound systems. The audio installation features out-of-copyright snippets, loops and fragments of transfers from Barragán's vinyl collection – echoing elements of the soundtrack for the artists’ film ''Open House | Divided Estates'' (screening at MK Gallery in May) and previewing elements to be used in the forthcoming ''Barragán Sound System'' event (which will take place at MK Gallery in June).
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Source material is distributed for [http://www.openmusicarchive.org/barraganbtr free public download]
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[http://www.mkgallery.org/p/biblioteca_tapanco_recamara Read more]
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== Utopographies - Chelsea College of Art, London ==
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Triangle Space<br/>
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Chelsea College of Arts<br/>
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16 John Islip Street<br/>
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London<br/>
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SW1P 4JU
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28 - 29th March 2014
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We are contributing to [https://www.flickr.com/photos/chanceprojects/sets/72157643347712633 Utopographies]  at Chelea College of Arts.
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== Playhead: a Parallel Anthology ==
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'''Schizophonia'''<br/>
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'''25 October 2013 - 16 February 2014'''
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[http://www.cac-synagoguedelme.org Centre D'Art Contemporain La Synagogue de Delme]<br/>
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33 rue Poincaré F - 57590 Delme
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''curated by Anna Colin & Sam Thorne''
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''Playhead'' (2013) by Eileen Simpson and Ben White builds on an ongoing project initiated by Open Music Archive for 17th Biennale of Sydney 2010 taking as a starting point the 1952 release Harry Smith's ''Anthology of American Folk Music''. The project brings together alternative public domain versions of tracks from the anthology not closed down by copyright, from non-attributed folk versions and covers to commercial recordings whose proprietary interests have expired. New copyleft iterations are simultaneously generated from elements of the archive material.
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[[Playhead|Read more]]
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== Schizophonia - Synagogue de Delme ==
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We've been commissioned to make a new work for:
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 +
'''Schizophonia'''
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Centre D'Art Contemporain La Synagogue de Delme
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 +
25 October 2013 - 16 February 2014
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 +
[http://www.cac-synagoguedelme.org Centre D'Art Contemporain La Synagogue de Delme]<br/>
 +
33 rue Poincaré F - 57590 Delme
 +
 
 +
With: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Latifa Echakhch, Sharon Hayes, Hiwa K, Franck Leibovici, Eileen Simpson and Ben White (Open Music Archive), Adrian Piper, The Otolith Group
 +
 
 +
''Schizophonia explores the histories of music, sound and speech as reinterpreted and written by artists. Many of these artists share an interest in sonic archives; they collect, revive and generate recordings - whether unconventional, popular, politicised or dormant - and examine the ways in which these are circulated.''
 +
 
 +
curated by Anna Colin & Sam Thorne
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[[Playhead|Read more]]
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== ATL 2067: The Recordings - Camden Arts Centre ==
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[http://www.camdenartscentre.org Camden Arts Centre]<br/>
 +
Arkwright Road<br/>
 +
London NW3 6DG<br/>
 +
United Kingdom
 +
 
 +
Friday 18 October<br/>
 +
8.00 - 9.00pm
 +
 
 +
For a special event during the [http://www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/view/walker Kara Walker exhibition], Open Music Archive presents an audio-visual DJ set of material recorded at their [[ATL 2067]] project in Atlanta, Georgia.
 +
 
 +
[http://www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/view/eve-kw-21 more info]
 +
 
 +
 
 +
|}
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== ATL 2067 - Flux Night, Atlanta ==
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[[File:OMA FLYER A4 ATL2067 08 BW.jpg|300px]]
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 +
'''Saturday 5 October 2013'''<br/>
 +
'''7 pm to midnight'''<br/>
 +
'''at the intersection of [https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=33.745862,-84.403491 Peters St SW and Walker St SW]'''<br/>
 +
'''Castleberry Hill, Atlanta GA'''
 +
 
 +
'''FREE ENTRY'''
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 +
'''ATL 2067''' imagines a future Atlanta. 1920s recordings from the city, fixed during the early days of the recording industry and controlled under copyright in the USA until [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2067#2067 2067], mutate into new beats for emcees and rappers. Special guest hosts bring exclusive live performances:
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 +
'''[http://boogiewoogiebrown.com/ Boog Brown]'''<br/>
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'''[http://www.stahhr.com/ staHHr]'''<br/>
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'''[http://www.realjlive.com/ J-Live]'''<br/>
 +
'''[http://ekundayo1.bandcamp.com/ Ekundayo]'''
 +
 
 +
'''OPEN MIC'''
 +
 
 +
Bring your rhymes / Fast-fwd over 50 years / imagine a future Atlanta
 +
 
 +
''no registration needed to join the freestyle cypher''
 +
 
 +
[[ATL 2067|More info and downloads]]
 +
 
 +
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== Undoing Property? launch - The Show Room, London ==
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[[File:Screen Shot 2013-06-25 at 01.41.15.png|300px]]
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 +
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 +
'''Undoing Property?'''<br/>
 +
Edited by Marysia Lewandowska and Laurel Ptak
 +
 
 +
[[The_Edges_of_the_Public_Domain|Read our contribution]]
 +
 
 +
[http://www.openmusicarchive.org/undoingproperty Listen]
 +
 
 +
Launch: Tuesday 25 June 2013, 6:30–8.30pm<br/>
 +
Marysia Lewandowska in conversation with Claire Pentacost and Marilyn Strathern, with DJ set by the Open Music Archive.
 +
 
 +
The Showroom<br/>
 +
63 Penfold Street<br/>
 +
London NW8 8PQ
 +
 
 +
[http://www.theshowroom.org/events/undoing-property-publication-launch More info]
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== En Vivo: Performance and Performativity - Mexico City ==
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[[File:Barragan-sound-system-68.jpg|300px]]
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Our new film shot during a [http://desitio.net/ de_sitio] residency at [http://www.casaluisbarragan.org/ Casa Luis Barragán] will be shown as part of:
 +
 
 +
'''En Vivo: Performance and Performativity'''<br/>
 +
[http://www.casadellago.unam.mx Casa del Lago Juan José Arreola]<br/>
 +
Bosque de Chapultepec<br/>
 +
Mexico City
 +
 
 +
13 June - 4 August 2013 (closed between 1 and 21 July), opening 12 June, 19:00
 +
 
 +
[http://desitio.net/ More info]
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== On Collaborative Elaboration of Meaning - ICA London ==
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[[File:Tbatd storyboard.jpg|300px]]
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We are contributing to:
 +
 
 +
'''On Collaborative Elaboration of Meaning: Photography & Film'''<br/>
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14 May 2013 <br/>
 +
6.30pm<br/>
 +
ICA Studio<br/>
 +
£5 / Free to ICA Members
 +
 
 +
Institute of Contemporary Arts<br/>
 +
The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
 +
 
 +
[http://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/collaborative-elaboration-meaning-photography-film More info]
 +
 
 +
|}
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 +
== The River Has Two Banks, Ramallah ==
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[[File:The-river-has-two-banks.png|300px]]
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 +
|
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 +
[[Struggle_In_Jerash|Struggle in Jerash]] is being shown as part of [http://www.makanhouse.net/content/program-launch-river-has-two-banks-%D8%A7%D8%B7%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%82%D8%A9-%D8%A8%D8%B1%D9%86%D8%A7%D9%85%D8%AC-%D9%84%D9%84%D9%86%D9%87%D8%B1-%D8%B6%D9%81%D8%AA%D8%A7%D9%86 The River Has Two Banks] curated by Curated by Shuruq Harb, Samah Hijawi and Toleen Touq.
 +
 
 +
Tuesday, 20 November 2012<br/>
 +
7:00 PM at Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, Ramallah, Palestine
 +
 
 +
'''film material will be freely distributed following the screening'''
 +
 
 +
[http://www.facebook.com/TheRiverHasTwoBanks more info]
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== The Brilliant and the Dark: B Sides for Remix, Cafe OTO ==
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[[File:Bside-samples.png|300px]]
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 +
|
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 +
''All My Independent Women 2012 presents:''
 +
 
 +
'''An Open Music Archive project'''<br/>
 +
'''The Brilliant and the Dark: B Side Samples for Remix'''
 +
 
 +
Friday 16 November 2012<br/>
 +
Door Times : 8pm
 +
 
 +
[http://cafeoto.co.uk Cafe OTO]<br/>
 +
18 - 22 Ashwin street<br/>
 +
Dalston<br/>
 +
London E8 3DL
 +
 
 +
Tickets : £5 adv/conc, £6 on the door
 +
 
 +
B Side Samples for Remix is the latest iteration of The Brilliant and the Dark culminating in a night of experimental electronics, live remix and mutated vocals.
 +
 
 +
The 1969 archive operatic work for women's voices – as re-worked via all-female choir Gaggle and released in 2011 – is remixed live by:
 +
 
 +
[http://www.karengwyer.com KAREN GWYER]
 +
 
 +
[http://www.dillonwork.com BEATRICE DILLON]
 +
 
 +
[http://www.openmusicarchive.org OPEN MUSIC ARCHIVE]
 +
 
 +
'''plus''' [http://www.gagglemountain.com GAGGLE] DJs.
 +
 
 +
[[The Brilliant and The Dark: B Side Samples for Remix|Audio and images from the event]]
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== Barragán Sound System, Mexico City ==
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 +
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[[File:Baragan-sound-system.jpg|300px]]
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 +
|
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 +
Open Music Archive has been invited by [http://desitio.net/ de_sitio] to develop a research and production residency that takes as a departure point, the music archive of Casa Estudio Luis Barragán with funding from [http://www.miriad.mmu.ac.uk/ MIRIAD]
 +
 
 +
'''Tuesday 30th October 2012'''<br/>
 +
'''8pm-10pm'''
 +
 
 +
[http://www.casaluisbarragan.org/ Casa Luis Barragán]<br/>
 +
General Francisco Ramírez 12-14<br/>
 +
Colonia Ampliación Daniel Garza<br/>
 +
México, D.F. 11840
 +
 
 +
''Delving into the personal archive of Mexican architect Luis Barragán (1902-1988), UK artists Eileen Simpson and Ben White (Open Music Archive) explore the architect’s record collection, housed in his former private residence. Barragán, well known for his devotion to the practice of solitude, clearly found refuge in music. Record players and speaker systems are installed in almost every room in his house (including the garden) and the house and collection operate as a kind of storage and playback system.''
 +
 
 +
''Through their research at Casa Barragán, the artists have explored the legal terrain of the music in Barragán’s record collection – particularly in relation to the complex web of propriety rights locked within the recordings. At the present time Mexico currently boasts the most restrictive copyright law worldwide, with legal revisions in 1994 and 2003 extending copyright in recorded sound to 100 years from both the date of recording and the death of the author. The artists gleaned material from the collection that achieved the status ‘copyright-expired’ before the legal changes, in an attempt to extract public domain music and audio fragments from vinyl and shellac 78s.''
 +
 
 +
''Barragán Sound System is a live event using public archive recordings as source material, with guest producers invited to process and remix through short live performances.  The event, which takes place during the week of Día de los Muertos, brings to life works, with a legal status identified primarily through the date of the death of the author. Barragán Sound System features: Live performances by invited guests [http://www.rogeliososa.info/ Rogeilo Sosa], [http://www.carminaescobar.com Carmina Escobar] and Andres Solis who will remix the archive source; an Open Music Archive DJ set of public tracks from the collection, plus a preview of the artists forthcoming film shot at Casa Barragán.''
 +
 
 +
[[Barragán Sound System|More info, photos, audio and source material from the event]]
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== de_sitio, Mexico City ==
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 +
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[[File:Barragan sound studio.jpg|300px]]
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 +
|
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 +
We have been invited by [http://desitio.net/ de_sitio] to carry out a research and production residency that takes as a departure point the music archive of [http://www.casaluisbarragan.org/ Casa Estudio Luis Barragán].
 +
 
 +
''[http://desitio.net/ de_sitio] is a non-profit platform with no permanent address devoted to the conception, development and promotion of contemporary art projects. de_sitio seeks to expand the possibilities of collaboration in different contexts with different organizations and individuals in order to foster continuous and consistent exchange in the development of ideas and concrete research. These are shared through different formats such as publications, residencies, exhibitions and other public programs. Focusing on the work process, de_sitio is a flexible and critical platform that prioritizes those projects based on dialogue.''
 +
 
 +
This project is part of ''En vivo: performance and performativity''
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== The Brilliant and the Dark - VBKÖ, Vienna ==
 +
 
 +
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 +
[[Image:Vbko_poster.png|300px]]
 +
 
 +
|
 +
 
 +
An exhibition by Eileen Simpson and Ben White<br/>
 +
''Documenting the reinterpretation of an archive 1969 cantata for women's voices featuring extraordinary 22 piece women's choir Gaggle.''
 +
 
 +
30th August - 3rd October 2012<br/>
 +
Opening 30th August 19:00
 +
 
 +
[http://www.vbkoe.org/ Austrian Association of Women Artists (VBKÖ)]<br/>
 +
Maysedergasse 2/4. Stock (Lift)<br/>
 +
1010 Vienna
 +
 
 +
[http://www.vbkoe.org/?p=1984 more info]
 +
 
 +
Many thanks to [http://www.ninahoechtl.org/ Nina Hoechtl] for the invitation
 +
 
 +
[[VBKÖ Images|Click here for images]]
 +
 
 +
plus
 +
 
 +
'''Screening of Struggle in Jerash'''
 +
 
 +
1st September 19:30h
 +
 
 +
[http://www.topkino.at/ TOP KINO]<br/>
 +
Rahlgasse 1, 1060<br/>
 +
Vienna
 +
 
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== Struggle in Jerash, no.w.here ==
 +
 
 +
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[[Image:No-w-here.jpg|300px]]
 +
 
 +
|
 +
 
 +
Eileen Simpson and Ben White (Open Music Archive)
<br/>
 +
[[Struggle In Jerash|Struggle in Jerash]] – screening and discussion
 +
 
 +
17th July 7-9pm
 +
 
 +
[http://www.no-w-here.org.uk/index.php?cat=1&subCat=docdetail&&id=330 no.w.here]<br/>
 +
First Floor, 316-318 Bethnal Green Road<br/>
 +
London<br/>
 +
E2 OAG
 +
 
 +
'''film material will be freely distributed following the screening'''
 +
 
 +
[http://www.no-w-here.org.uk/index.php?cat=1&subCat=docdetail&&id=330 more info]
 +
 
 +
''As the first Jordanian audio-visual works begin to fall into the public domain, a constellation of interests are translating, drafting and revising copyrights laws, trade agreements and licences to control the flow of culture and build new markets.''
 +
 
 +
''Against the backdrop of these emerging intellectual property markets, in 2008 artists Eileen Simpson and Ben White embarked on a period of research in Amman, Jordan – speaking to lawyers, copyright activists, software developers, artists, musicians, journalists, curators, film makers and critics – in an attempt to seek out the common cultural resources of Jordan’s public domain.''
 +
 
 +
''The result is Struggle In Jerash – a project convened around a lost 1957 Jordanian feature film of the same name, which fell out-of-copyright the year of the artists’ residency, and is used as a catalyst to explore value and meaning in archival material. ''
 +
 
 +
part of: [http://www.no-w-here.org.uk/index.php?cat=1&subCat=docdetail&&id=317 A Lecture from behind the screen]
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== From Commons to Communomics: Resisting Privatization ==
 +
 
 +
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 +
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 +
[[Image:SD_7.jpg|300px]]
 +
 
 +
|
 +
 
 +
We've been invited to contribute to:
 +
 
 +
'''Questions of Value - From Commons to Communomics: Resisting Privatization'''<br/>
 +
Speakers: Christophe Bruno, Neil Cummings, Open Music Archive, Toni Prug, Stevphen Shukaitis.<br/>
 +
Moderated by: Kuba Szreder<br/>
 +
Date: Wednesday, 27th of June 2012, 2 pm - 7 pm, <br/>
 +
Location: Design School building, [http://www.lboro.ac.uk/about/findus.html Loughborough University]<br/>
 +
Organized by [http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sota/research/groups/politicised/ Politicized Practice Research Group], School of the Arts and RADAR, Loughborough University <br/>
 +
Convened by: Corina Oprea and Kuba Szreder<br/>
 +
 
 +
The Admission to the Seminar is free, but the number of places is limited, please RVSP to: ''E.L.Nadin@lboro.ac.uk''
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== Song Division - Camden Arts Centre ==
 +
 
 +
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 +
[[Image:Song-division-poster-front.png|300px]]
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 +
|
 +
 
 +
Artists Eileen Simpson and Ben White develop a series of experimental events exploring the sonic potentials of materials gleaned from the edges of the public domain. Simpson and White have sourced a range of songs from early commercial releases that are currently subject to a conflict in copyright status through a split in ownership between lyrics and musical composition.
 +
 
 +
Manuscripts and recordings have been edited, redacted, cut-up and processed to suppress copyright-secured elements and enable the release of public domain layers from the proprietary control of commercial publishers. Invited guests process the collected material through short live performances.
 +
 
 +
'''Thursday 06 October 7.00 – 8.30pm'''<br/>
 +
Open Music Archive source DJ set
 +
 
 +
'''Wednesday 02 November 7.00 – 8.00pm'''<br/>
 +
Live performance: Leafcutter John
 +
 
 +
'''Wednesday 16 November 7.00 – 8.00pm'''<br/>
 +
Live performance: Lauren Doss AKA Mechanical Bride
 +
 
 +
Camden Arts Centre<br/>
 +
Arkwright Road<br/>
 +
London<br/>
 +
NW3 6DG
 +
 
 +
[[Song_Division|more info]]
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== The Brilliant and the Dark - Elgar Rooms, Royal Albert Hall ==
 +
 
 +
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[[Image:Tbatd-arena.png|300px]]
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 +
|
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 +
Wednesday 28 September 2011 - 8:00 PM
 +
 
 +
Elgar Rooms, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP.
 +
 
 +
Gaggle perform The Brilliant and the Dark live
 +
 
 +
with
 +
 
 +
"COMMENTARY TO SLIDES" archive slideshow performance by Eileen Simpson and Ben White
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== Beyond Struggle in Jerash, Makan ==
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[[Image:Beyond-struggle-in-jerash.png|300px]]
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 +
|
 +
 
 +
We are screening, discussing and distributing [[Struggle_In_Jerash|Struggle in Jerash]] at [http://makanhouse.net Makan]
 +
 
 +
'''Wednesday 21 September 2011'''
 +
 
 +
Makan<br/>
 +
Building number 21<br/>
 +
Nadim Al-Mallah Street<br/>
 +
Jabal Al-Weibdeh<br/>
 +
Amman, Jordan
 +
 
 +
[http://makanhouse.net/content/beyond-struggle-jerash-screening-and-discussion-wednesday-21st-september-2011 More info]
 +
 
 +
This event is supported by [http://www.miriad.mmu.ac.uk/ MIRIAD] and the [http://www.eurocult.org European Cultural Foundation]
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, New York ==
 +
 
 +
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 +
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 +
 
 +
[[Image:Struggle In Jerash Poster2.png|300px]]
 +
 
 +
|
 +
 
 +
[[Struggle_In_Jerash|Struggle in Jerash]] will be screened as part of:
 +
 
 +
'''Film screenings and Conversations'''<br/>
 +
'''United States of Palestine-Israel: Here and Elsewhere'''
 +
 
 +
'''Saturday, September 10, 2011, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm'''<br/>
 +
The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center<br/>
 +
55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor <br/>
 +
New York<br/>
 +
 
 +
'''Free event'''
 +
 
 +
[http://www.veralistcenter.org/engage/event/234/united-states-of-palestineisrael-here-and-elsewhere/ Full programme details]
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== Shadowboxing, Royal College of Art, London ==
 +
 
 +
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 +
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 +
[[Image:PublicMonument-6.jpg|300px]]
 +
 
 +
|
 +
 
 +
'''Open Music Archive''' <br/>
 +
'''''Pre-release'''''
 +
 
 +
'''Recorded: Thursday 17th March 2011 (18:30 – 20:30)'''
 +
 
 +
'''Broadcast: scheduled for 2021'''
 +
 
 +
We were invited by Sean Dockray to contribute to his [http://shadowboxing.rca.ac.uk/artists/sean-dockray/ Public Monument]. We produced a future public domain radio programme – projecting forward a selection of out-of-copyright archive music and recordings currently controlled under copyrights due to expire by the time of broadcast in the year 2021.
 +
 
 +
In 2011 in the UK, the term of copyright in a musical composition is limited to the life of the author plus 70 years, while the term of copyright in a sound recording is limited to 50 years from the date of recording. Once this bundle of proprietary rights expires, a music recording enters the public domain and is held in common. The legal frameworks, which define the limits of the public domain, are by no means fixed. The future of the public domain is precarious – the field of culture is increasingly colonised for private interests as proprietors of intellectual property continually lobby for the extension of their control. 
 +
 
 +
''Pre-release'' optimistically opens up a future channel for public domain material beyond individual proprietary and commercial interests – a truly free broadcast for an imminent public domain.
 +
 
 +
The ''Pre-release'' radio programme was presented by [http://www.danscott.org.uk Dan Scott]
 +
 
 +
Part of [http://shadowboxing.rca.ac.uk/ SHADOWBOXING]<br/>
 +
18 March - 3 April 2011<br/>
 +
Royal College of Art
 +
 
 +
[[Pre-release|more info and tracklist]]
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== Tempo Documentary Festival, Stockholm ==
 +
 
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 +
[[Image:Struggle_In_Jerash_Poster.png|150px]][[Image:Struggle_In_Jerash_Poster2.png|150px]]<br/>[[Image:Struggle_In_Jerash_Poster3.png|150px]][[Image:Struggle In Jerash Poster4.png|150px]]
 +
 
 +
|
 +
 
 +
[[Struggle In Jerash]] will be screened at:
 +
 
 +
[http://www.tempofestival.se/ Tempo Documentary Festival]<br/>
 +
Stockholm, March 8-13 2011
 +
 
 +
'''Friday 11 March 18:00 – 19:20 Victoria 7'''<br/>
 +
'''Saturday 12 March 14:15 – 15:45 Victoria 4'''
 +
 
 +
We are also contributing to the event '''Reality is Fiction''':<br/>
 +
'''Saturday 12 March 12:30 – 13:30 Skrapan'''<br/>
 +
with Göran du Rées (professor Film School Gothenburg), Per Wirten (author and journalist) and Ben White and Eileen Simpson<br/>
 +
Moderator: Shang Imam (journalist at Swedish Radio)<br/>
 +
''NOTE: discussion is in English''
 +
 
 +
[http://www.tempofestival.se/english/program/theme-reality-is-fiction More info and programme]
 +
 
 +
Read more about Struggle In Jerash at [http://www.cataloguemagazine.com/contemporary-art/magazine/selected-pieces/open-music-archive/ Catalogue Magazine]
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== Artists Film Club - ICA London ==
 +
 
 +
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 +
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 +
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 +
 
 +
[[Image:TBATD grab.png|300px]]
 +
 
 +
|
 +
 
 +
'''Artists Film Club - The Brilliant and The Dark'''
 +
 
 +
Institute of Contemporary Arts<br/>
 +
The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
 +
 
 +
'''2 December 2010'''
 +
 
 +
'''Screening and Discussion 7:30 pm'''<br/>
 +
'''Live Performance 8:15 pm (doors)''' 
 +
 
 +
Eileen Simpson and Ben White present their new short video work The Brilliant and the Dark, a restaging of a 1969 cantata for women’s voices of the same name. Following a discussion with the artists and choir leader Deborah Coughlin (chaired by curator Anna Colin), the radically remixed cantata will be performed live by the extraordinary 22-piece women’s choir Gaggle.
 +
 
 +
Free, Book for the Screening, Discussion and Live Performance (limited capacity) or only for the Live Performance<br/>
 +
Please call the Box Office on 020 7930 3647 to reserve your tickets.
 +
 
 +
''The Brilliant and the Dark live performance supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England''
 +
 
 +
[https://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/artists-film-club-brilliant-and-dark More info]
 +
 
 +
'''Live cc licensed recording coming soon'''
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== LuckyPDF TV Autoitalia Live ==
 +
 
 +
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 +
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 +
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 +
 
 +
[[Image:Luckypdf-image.jpg|300px]]
 +
 
 +
|
 +
 
 +
Running from the 9th October 2010 and broadcasting for 5 consecutive Saturdays at 5pm, Auto-Italia was transformed into a fully functioning independent TV studio.
 +
 
 +
We contributed to the last episode broadcast live Saturday 12th November:
 +
 
 +
''Through re-enactment and lip-synching, Open Music Archive present a series of musical vignettes structured around public domain recordings from 1920s blues and jazz to 1960s soul via 1930s dance band crooners.''
 +
 
 +
''Al Bowlly’s 1936 newsreel appearance is scrambled (You’ve Got What Gets Me reversed and flipped as Me Gets What Got You’ve) and Vaughn De Leath’s 1927 crooning of Are You Lonesome Tonight? is melodically de-saturated and retroactively mutated by a 1960s monotone female Elvis.''
 +
 
 +
Auto-Italia South East, 1 Glengall Road, Peckham, London SE15 6NJ <br/>
 +
 
 +
[[LuckyPDF_TV_Autoitalia_Live|Watch again]]
 +
 
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== Catalogue screening at SLG ==
 +
 
 +
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 +
|- valign="top"
 +
|width="310px"|
 +
 
 +
[[Image:Picture_4.png|300px]]
 +
 
 +
|
 +
 
 +
The Brilliant and The Dark video screening as part of:
 +
 
 +
'''Catalogue presents Film screening and Tatiana Trouvé in conversation'''
 +
 
 +
6 October 2010, 7pm, Free
 +
 
 +
South London Gallery<br/>
 +
65 Peckham Road<br/>
 +
London SE5 8UH
 +
 
 +
To celebrate its first anniversary, Franco-British online contemporary art magazine [http://www.cataloguemagazine.com/ Catalogue] presents a special evening comprising a screening of films by artists featured in the magazine during its first year of publication, as well as a rare opportunity for a limited audience to hear Tatiana Trouvé in conversation with an invited speaker.
 +
 
 +
[http://www.southlondongallery.org/page/3049/Talks++Events/538 more info]
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== The Brilliant and The Dark Live ==
 +
 
 +
{|cellpadding="0"
 +
|- valign="top"
 +
|width="310px"|
 +
 
 +
[[Image:Tbatd_front.png|300px]]
 +
 
 +
|
 +
 
 +
'''Thursday 23 September'''<br/>
 +
'''7 - 8.30 pm'''
 +
 
 +
Eileen Simpson and Ben White have invited the extraordinary 22 piece women's choir [http://www.myspace.com/gagglespace Gaggle] to reinterpret The Brilliant and the Dark, a 1969 cantata for women's voices and to perform it live at The Women's Library.
 +
 
 +
In addition they have asked vocalist Ellen Southern to create a new copyleft remix score, which will be performed with live band and singers on the same night.
 +
 
 +
All will be accompanied by an exclusive '''DJ set''' created by Eileen Simpson that celebrates music produced by women, gleaned from [http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/ The Women's Library]
 +
 
 +
[http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/ The Women's Library]
 +
<br/>
 +
25 Old Castle Street, London E1 7NT
 +
 
 +
'''£6 / £4 concessions'''<br/>
 +
'''Tickets: 020 7320 2222'''<br/>
 +
'''(limited capacity - booking advised)'''
 +
 
 +
This event is part of [http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/whats-on/exhibitions/out-of-the-archives.cfm Out of the Archives] curated by Anna Colin
 +
 
 +
----
 +
 
 +
'''Out of the Archives runs until 2 October 2010 at The Women's Library.'''
 +
 
 +
25 Old Castle Street, London E1 7NT
 +
 
 +
'''Opening hours:'''<br/>
 +
Monday to Friday: 9:30am - 5:30pm<br/>
 +
Thursday: 9:30 am - 8pm<br/>
 +
Saturday: 10am-4pm<br/>
 +
Sunday: Closed
 +
 
 +
'''Free entry'''
 +
 
 +
For the exhibition we negotiated with copyright owners music publishers [http://www.josef-weinberger.com/ Josef Weinberger] for permission to use elements from the work and invited the all-women choir Gaggle to remix the music and lyrics of the original composition for a new music video. Filmed on location in The Women's Library exhibition hall, the video re-animates the 1969 performance through restaging situations – from the backstage preparations, to choreographed moments in the live event – which are documented in photographs held in the Library’s collection. The performers are seen in new costumes referencing the originals and amidst remade props.
 +
 
 +
[http://vimeo.com/11923601 Watch video and read more]
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== Parallel Anthology - Whitechapel Late ==
 +
 
 +
{|cellpadding="0"
 +
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 +
|width="310px"|
 +
 
 +
[[Image:House carpenter.jpg|300px]]
 +
 
 +
|
 +
 
 +
'''Friday 30 July, 8pm'''
 +
 
 +
Whitechapel Gallery<br/>
 +
77-82 Whitechapel High Street<br/>
 +
London E1 7QX
 +
 
 +
An evening of music inspired by musicologist, record collector and artist Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music. Simpson and White have collected parallel public domain versions of the anthology recordings not closed down by copyright - from non-attributed folk versions, to commercial recordings whose proprietary interests have expired. For this event musicians and producers have been invited to perform covers and remixes of Parallel Anthology for a night of plugged and unplugged performances.
 +
 
 +
''Live Parallel Anthology sets by:''
 +
 +
[http://leafcutterjohn.com Leafcutter John]<br/>
 +
[http://www.myspace.com/pattensongs patten]<br/>
 +
[http://www.myspace.com/karengwyersound Karen Gwyer]
 +
 
 +
Plus Open Music Archive out-of-copyright/copyleft DJ set
 +
 
 +
'''Free Parallel Anthology source CD gift will be presented on entry.'''
 +
 
 +
[[Whitechapel_Late|Read more and listen to live recordings]]
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== Superdeluxe@Artspace Film Programme - 17th Biennale of Sydney ==
 +
 
 +
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 +
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 +
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 +
 
 +
[[Image:Struggle In Jerash Poster4.png|300px]]
 +
 
 +
|
 +
 
 +
[[Struggle_In_Jerash|Struggle in Jerash]] screening:
 +
 
 +
[http://www.superdeluxe-artspace.com.au/performers/openmusicarchive/ Superdeluxe@Artspace]<br />
 +
The Gunnery Building<br />
 +
43–51 Cowper Wharf Road<br />
 +
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011<br />
 +
Sydney Australia
 +
 
 +
Sunday, 25 July<br/>
 +
3.00 pm
 +
 
 +
FREE<br/>
 +
Bookings not required
 +
 
 +
[http://www.superdeluxe-artspace.com.au/films/biennale-film-program/film-number-12-heaven-and-earth-magic/ More info]
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== Outlet - Beaconsfield ==
 +
 
 +
{|cellpadding="0"
 +
|- valign="top"
 +
|width="310px"|
 +
 
 +
[[Image:IMG 3669.jpg|300px]]
 +
 
 +
|
 +
 
 +
Distributing direct to the public, the temporary outlet makes available the out-of-copyright and copyleft
 +
material from Open Music Archive.
 +
 
 +
''Listen, browse, burn and take away . . .''
 +
 
 +
'''Sunday 18 July 2-8 pm'''
 +
 
 +
[http://www.beaconsfield.ltd.uk Beaconsfield]<br/>
 +
22 Newport Street<br/>
 +
London<br/>
 +
SE11 6AY
 +
 
 +
Part of the SpaceShip Earth freecycling party.
 +
 
 +
[[Outlet|Read more about Outlet]]
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== Struggle in Jerash - Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (ACAF) ==
 +
 
 +
{|cellpadding="0"
 +
|- valign="top"
 +
|width="310px"|
 +
 
 +
[[Image:Gasworks struggleinjerash.jpg|300px]]
 +
 
 +
|
 +
 
 +
Screening of [[Struggle_In_Jerash|Struggle in Jerash]] - a film by Eileen Simpson and Ben White
 +
 
 +
June 30, 2010<br/>
 +
7:00 - 9:30 pm
 +
 
 +
[http://www.acafspace.org/ Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (ACAF)]<br/>
 +
10 Hussein Hassab Street<br/>
 +
Flat 6<br/>
 +
Azarita<br/>
 +
Alexandria<br/>
 +
Egypt
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== Berlin Documentary Forum ==
 +
 
 +
{|cellpadding="0"
 +
|- valign="top"
 +
|width="310px"|
 +
 
 +
[[Image:BDF.png|300px]]
 +
 
 +
|
 +
 
 +
We're contributing to:
 +
 
 +
[http://www.hkw.de/en/programm/2010/berlin_documentary_forum/projekt_detail.php Berlin Documentary Forum # 1]<br/>
 +
New practices across disciplines
 +
 
 +
02.06.2010 - 06.06.2010
 +
 
 +
Haus der Kulturen der Welt<br/>
 +
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10<br/>
 +
D10557 Berlin - Germany
 +
 
 +
The BERLIN DOCUMENTARY FORUM is a new programmatic initiative at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. It is an interdisciplinary festival showcasing visual, audiovisual and performative works from all over the world. It is also the first festival to stage a forum that debates the contemporary documentary as a politically committed form of representation.
 +
 
 +
Curator Eduardo Thomas presents a selection of contemporary experimental documentaries – all shown as German premieres. The program brings together films recently made in South America, the Middle East and Asia. The discussions with the filmmakers depart from previously dominant notions such as ‘authorship’, ‘authority’ and ‘authenticity’.
 +
 
 +
"Struggle In Jerash" with Eduardo Thomas, Eileen Simpson, and Ben White<br/>
 +
Thu 03.06.2010 | 17:00 h
 +
 
 +
[http://www.hkw.de/en/programm/2010/berlin_documentary_forum/veranstaltungen_39179/Veranstaltungsdetail_44012.php More info]
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==PARADE: public modes of assembly and forms of address==
 +
 
 +
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 +
|- valign="top"
 +
|width="310px"|
 +
 
 +
[[Image:800px-DSC 0006.jpg|300px]]
 +
 
 +
|
 +
 
 +
We are contributing to [http://criticalpracticechelsea.org/wiki/index.php?title=Public_Space PARADE: public modes of assembly and forms of address]
 +
 
 +
'''Friday 21 may'''<br/>
 +
''Launch event''<br/>
 +
5pm —7pm <br/>
 +
Bring things to share in our Pot‐Luck
 +
of snacks, while Eileen Simpson &
 +
Ben White of the Open Music Archive
 +
play music from the commons.
 +
 
 +
'''Saturday 22 May''' <br/>
 +
''A day of consecutive BARCAMPS'' <br/>
 +
10am — 6pm
 +
 
 +
'''Sunday 23 may''' <br/>
 +
''Market of Ideas'' <br/>
 +
2pm — 6pm
 +
 
 +
Parade is at:<br/>
 +
The Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground <br/>
 +
Chelsea College of Art and Design <br/>
 +
16 John Islip Street <br/>
 +
London SW1P 4JU
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==LOOP Barcelona==
 +
 
 +
{|cellpadding="0"
 +
|- valign="top"
 +
|width="310px"|
 +
 
 +
[[Image:Struggle In Jerash Poster.png|300px]]
 +
 
 +
|
 +
 
 +
[[Struggle_In_Jerash|Struggle in Jerash]] is showing as part of [http://www.loop-barcelona.com LOOP Barcelona]
 +
 
 +
HOTEL CATALONIA RABMLAS<br/>
 +
Sala Fòrum<br/>
 +
Pelai, 28
 +
 
 +
Saturday the 22nd of May<br/>
 +
10:00 - 14:00
 +
 
 +
London Seen will be launched at this year’s edition of LOOP and functions as an exploration into moving-image practices on London’s contemporary art scene; prolific in exhibition formats, interactions and challenges to conventional circuits. The project brings to Barcelona platforms and exhibition spaces which reflect innovative engagement with and display of video and film. Gathering different types of sites for display, production, distribution and/or archiving of moving-image works, London Seen project aims to generate a reflection around the specific treatment of video and film, by bringing together the participant’s practices and trajectories.
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==Parallel Anthology - 17th Biennale of Sydney==
 +
 
 +
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 +
|- valign="top"
 +
|width="310px"|
 +
 
 +
[[Image:Parallel anthology cd front.png|300px]]
 +
 
 +
|
 +
 
 +
[http://www.superdeluxe-artspace.com.au/performers/openmusicarchive/ Superdeluxe@Artspace]<br />
 +
The Gunnery Building<br />
 +
43–51 Cowper Wharf Road<br />
 +
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011<br />
 +
Sydney Australia
 +
 
 +
Saturday, 15 May<br />
 +
7.30  pm – 12 am<br />
 +
FREE
 +
 
 +
Join Eileen Simpson and Ben White for an evening of free music launching their Parallel Anthology project inspired by musicologist and artist Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music. Simpson and White have collected parallel public domain versions of the anthology recordings not closed down by copyright; from non-attributed folk versions, to commercial recordings whose proprietary interests have expired. The evening will feature a free CD giveaway and a DJ set featuring Parallel Anthology tracks, recordings from their Open Music Archive and new copyleft remixes, covers and versions made with a range of collaborators.
 +
 
 +
We're also contributing to the Opening Week Forum:
 +
 
 +
'''Saturday 15 May'''
 +
Session II : 1 pm<br/>
 +
Communities, Commons, Copyright
 +
 
 +
Dr Gerald McMaster, Eileen Simpson and Ben White, Megan Tamati-Quennell
 +
 
 +
Domain Theatre, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney<br/>
 +
Free Event
 +
 
 +
[http://www.bos17.com/page/opening_week_forum.html More info]
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==The Brilliant and The Dark - The Women's Library==
 +
 
 +
{|cellpadding="0"
 +
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 +
|width="310px"|
 +
 
 +
[[Image:BrilliantDark0041.jpg|300px]]
 +
 
 +
|
 +
 
 +
We are contributing to '''Out of the Archives''' exhibition at:
 +
 
 +
'''The Women's Library'''<br />
 +
London Metropolitan University<br />
 +
Old Castle Street<br />
 +
London E1 7NT
 +
 
 +
12 May - 2 October 2010<br />
 +
FREE
 +
 
 +
The Women's Library exhibitions are open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm, with a late evening opening on Thursday until 8.00pm.
 +
 
 +
curated by Anna Colin
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==Struggle In Jerash - Gasworks London==
 +
 
 +
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 +
|- valign="top"
 +
|width="310px"|
 +
 
 +
[[Image:Struggle_In_Jerash_Poster3.png|300px]]
 +
 
 +
|
 +
 
 +
'''I Want to See / Struggle in Jerash'''<br/>
 +
Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige / Eileen Simpson and Ben White
 +
 
 +
'''Gasworks'''<br />
 +
155 Vauxhall Street<br />
 +
London SE11 5RH
 +
 
 +
'''16th April 2010 - 30th May 2010'''<br/>
 +
Opening: Thursday 15 April 2010
 +
 
 +
''As the first Jordanian audio-visual works begin to fall into the public domain, a constellation of interests are translating, drafting and revising copyrights laws, trade agreements and licences to control the flow of culture and build new markets.''
 +
 
 +
''Against the backdrop of these emerging intellectual property markets, in 2008 artists Eileen Simpson and Ben White embarked on a period of research in Amman, Jordan – speaking to lawyers, copyright activists, software developers, artists, musicians, journalists, curators, film makers and critics – in an attempt to seek out the common cultural resources of Jordan’s public domain. ''
 +
 
 +
''The result is Struggle In Jerash – a project convened around a lost 1957 Jordanian feature film of the same name, which fell out-of-copyright the year of the artists’ residency, and is used as a catalyst to explore value and meaning in archival material.''
 +
 
 +
[http://www.gasworks.org.uk/exhibitions/detail.php?id=533 Read more]
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==Ambulante Documentary Film Festival, Mexico==
 +
 
 +
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 +
|- valign="top"
 +
|width="310px"|
 +
 
 +
[[Image:No_soy_un_criminal.jpg|300px]]
 +
 
 +
|
 +
 
 +
[[Struggle In Jerash]] has been selected to be screened as part of [http://www.ambulante.com.mx/ Ambulante Documentary Film Festival 2010]
 +
 
 +
The festival tours to Mexico City, Metepec - Toluca, Cuernavaca, Leon, Puebla, Morelia, San Cristobal, Oaxaca, Monterrey, Tijuana, Xalapa and Guadalajara between '''Feb 12 - May 6'''
 +
 
 +
Panel discussion: "Copyright, intellectual property and public goods"<br>
 +
with [http://www.opensourcecinema.org/ Brett Gaylor], Ben White, Eileen Simpson and Pablo Duarte.<br>
 +
'''16:00 Friday 12th Feb''' Centro Diseño Cine y TV, Mexico City
 +
 
 +
Screening with Q&A session<br>
 +
'''17:30 Saturday 13th Feb''' Casa del Lago, Mexico City
 +
 
 +
Open Music Archive DJ set<br>
 +
'''22:00 Wed 17th Feb''' Hippodrome Hotel, Avenida Mexico 188, Col. Condesa, Mexico City
 +
 
 +
Injerto programme curated by Eduardo Thomas
 +
 
 +
Read more about Struggle In Jerash at [http://www.cataloguemagazine.com/contemporary-art/magazine/selected-pieces/open-music-archive/ Catalogue Magazine]
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==Free/Slow University of Warsaw==
 +
 
 +
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 +
|- valign="top"
 +
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 +
 
 +
[[Image:Swojadroga.png|300px]]
 +
 
 +
|
 +
 
 +
'''11th December 2009'''
 +
 
 +
Eileen and Ben will talk about Open Music Archive as part of OUR WAY, BY THE WAY
 +
NEW STRATEGIES FOR CULTURE
 +
 
 +
followed by an out-of-copyright/copyleft DJ set at [http://www.krytykapolityczna.pl/Nowy-Wspanialy-Swiat/menu-id-238.html Wspaniały Nowy Świat] (former Nowy Świat cafe), ul. Nowy Świat 63 Warsaw
 +
 
 +
[http://www.wuw2009.pl/wuw.php?lang=eng|More information ]
 +
 
 +
Conference "Our Way, by the Way. New Strategies for Culture" took place in the Warsaw University Library between the 11th and the 13th of December 2009. Lectures and discussions were dedicated to the issues of alternative strategies for independent culture and its possible transformations
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==Ghost Trace Stellar==
  
 
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|
+
|  
  
'''[[Leverage|Leverage]]''' will be presented at OpenLab3, an exhibition engaging with the aesthetics and politics of Free Open Source Software Culture. 
+
'''Friday 17th July 2009'''
  
'''Autoitalia South East London'''<br>
+
'''Ghost Trace Stellar''' <br>
82-86 Queens Road, Peckham
+
[http://www.starandshadow.org.uk/ Star and Shadow]<br>
 +
Stepney Bank<br>
 +
Newcastle Upon Tyne<br>
 +
NE1 2NP<br>
 +
T: 0191 261 0066
  
'''4th - 11th November 2006'''
+
''Organised by Polytechnic & Kate Sweeney. Part of the Polytechnic ''ecologies'' programme''  
  
Opening Event - '''Sat, 4th November from 4pm'''<br>
+
We're working with [http://www.ptechnic.org/ Polytechnic] to develop an evening of free music at Star and Shadow, an open volunteer-run social space and Cinema in Newcastle. We're inviting bands, musicians, producers and DJs to perform covers, versions, remixes or interpretations of the 1920s and 30s out-of-copyright folk, blues, and jazz from the Open Music Archive. A series of live plugged and unplugged performances will be recorded and licensed under Creative Commons ShareAlike, generating a new resource - free for use and reuse in the future.
Closing Event - '''Sat, 11th November from 4pm'''
+
  
More details on the [http://www.fexia.com/OPENLAB/ OpenLab3] website
+
The event opens up a temporary channel for music, exchange and discussion that operates beyond individual proprietary and commercial interests.
 +
 
 +
[[Ghost_Trace_Stellar|More Info]]
  
 
|}
 
|}
  
==Generosity: Broadcasting House, at Kunsthaus Graz - Live Event==
+
==Felix's Machines==
  
 
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|
+
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[[Image:Generosity_text.jpg|default|450px]]
+
'''Friday 19 December 2008'''<br>
 +
'''8-10pm'''<br>
  
Open Music Archive hosted [http://www.kunsthausgraz.steiermark.at/cms/beitrag/10329217/10626384/ an evening of free music] in the living room of the [http://www.kunsthausgraz.steiermark.at/cms/beitrag/10311547/10590368/ Generosity Broadcasting House]
+
'''[http://www.gasworks.org.uk/ Gasworks]'''<BR>
 +
'''155 Vauxhall Street'''<BR>
 +
'''London SE11 5RH'''
  
part of  [http://www.kunsthausgraz.steiermark.at/cms/ziel/4938419/EN/ Protections]
+
'''FREE ENTRY'''
  
Generosity Broadcasting House, Kunsthaus Graz <br>
+
Eileen Simpson and Ben White (Open Music Archive) play a DJ set featuring out-of-copyright clips, blips and loops sampled from 19th Century music boxes, player pianos and other automated music machines. This is followed by a performance of new compositions made in collaboration with Felix Thorn for Felix's Machines, and assembled from out-of-copyright material for the player piano.
7th October 2006 <br>
+
  
'''[[Generosity | more info . . .]]'''
+
'''FREE GIFT:''' a [[Perforations| copyleft licensed CD]] featuring the new compositions and source files will be given away on the night.
 +
 
 +
Map: download a [http://www.gasworks.org.uk/file_uploads/gasworks_map.pdf PDF]
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[http://www.gasworks.org.uk/exhibitions/detail.php?id=403 More info]
  
 
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==British Art Show Symposium Bristol - Live Event==
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==Open Music Archive Outlet, London==
  
 
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Outdoor screening of '''Broadcast Times''', '''Screen Tests''',  and '''Dragline''' with live musical accompaniment by Ben White. The music, which has been sourced from out-of-copyright early 20th Century 78rpm records will be manipulated in real-time using samplers and DJ turntables.
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22nd November - 14th December 2008<br>
 +
[http://colemanprojects.org.uk/ Coleman Project Space] / 94 Webster Road / Bermondsey / London / SE16 4DF <br>
 +
Outlet open: Fri - Sun 12pm - 5pm & by appointment
  
'''Friday 15 September, 7:30 pm'''
+
Artists Eileen Simpson and Ben White set up the first temporary outlet for their Open Music
 +
Archive. Distributing direct to the public, the outlet makes available the out-of-copyright and copyleft
 +
material from the archive on CDs, CDRs, and vinyl. Featuring new live recordings from Serafina
 +
Steer, Hest, Magic Arm, Sisters of Transistors, Per Ahlund and Mathias Josefson (Fylkingen),
 +
MC Strategy (Broke 'n' English); studio recordings by Homelife Duo, Liz Green, Sundowner; clips, blips and loops sampled mechanical music boxes; and 1920s and 30s archive source recordings by Leroy Carr, Virginia Liston, Cleo Brown and Honey Hill and more. . .
  
[http://www.spikeisland.org.uk Spike Island at A Bond]<br>
+
Visitors to the outlet can browse, listen and take away the music. The CDs and records are available
Smeaton Road, Cumberland Basin<br>
+
in exchange for a suggested donation and all material is out-of-copyright or copyleft - free for use and
Bristol BS1 6EE<br>
+
reuse in the future.
More info: 0117 929 2266<br>
+
  
The A Bond building is approximately
+
''The outlet is set up in collaboration with designer Ismini Adami.''
10 minutes walk from Spike Island<br>
+
 
<br>
+
[[Outlet|Read more about Outlet]]
[http://www.situations.org.uk/projects_britishartshow_symposium.htm Part of British Art Show Symposium: Curating Post-Nation Rethinking the Survey Exhibition for the Biennial Age]<br>
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|}
 
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==Futuresonic 2006==
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==This is not a gateway==
  
 
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'''Leverage''', a new project for [http://www.futuresonic.com Futuresonic 2006], centres around the creation of copyleft licensed 12 inch vinyl records containing a range of samples, beats and extracts from the archive in a format referencing scratch tools, breaks compilations and battle records. [[Futuresonic_2006 | Read more . . .]]
+
  
Sample Leverage at [http://10.futuresonic.com/urban_play/instrument/ Instrument], an exhibition of artist-made instruments, noise-generators, audio-visual manipulators, and head twisters by sound artists and noise-makers.<br>
+
Open Music Archive DJ set at:
'''20-29 July at 1830 Warehouse, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester'''
+
  
'''Friday 21 July 11am'''<br>
+
This is not a gateway festival launch<br>
Eileen Simpson & Ben White talk about Leverage and the Open Music Archive project.<br>
+
Thursday 23rd October 2008<br>
'''1830 Warehouse, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester'''<br>
+
7pm at Cafe Oto , Ashwin St, Dalston, London.
[http://10.futuresonic.com/urban_play/artist_talks_and_performances/ More info]
+
  
''Futuresonic 2006 runs from 20 - 22nd July at various venues around Manchester''
+
FREE ENTRY
 +
 
 +
[http://www.thisisnotagateway.net more info ...]
 +
 
 +
[http://www.cafeoto.co.uk/contact.shtm directions ...]
  
 
|}
 
|}
==Broadcast Times: British Art Show Bristol==
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 +
== Free-to-air CD ==
  
 
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 +
Free-to-Air CD containing 14 copyleft covers, versions and remixes of the out-of-copyright archive jazz / blues / music hall & folk from the Open Music Archive. Featuring Magic Arm, Homelife, Sisters of Transistors and more....
 +
 
 +
'''[http://www.openmusicarchive.org/freetoaircd.php Send a donation of £5] and we'll post you a copy of the CD'''
 +
 
 +
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 +
 
 +
== Nought To Sixty, ICA ==
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'''Broadcast Times: The Birth of Westward''' - a film by Neil Cummings, Marysia Lewandowska, Eileen Simpson, and Ben White - is showing as part of the British Art Show Bristol.
+
'''Monday 29 September 2008 8 - 10 pm'''
  
As the exhibition train leaves the platform, we are taken on a documentary journey of “a happy hunting ground for tycoons” the birth of commercial television broadcasting.
+
[http://www.ica.org.uk Institute of Contemporary Arts]
  
'''15th July - 17 September 2006'''
+
out-of-copyright archive jazz / blues / music hall & folk<br>
 +
covered / reworked and remixed by: [http://www.myspace.com/magicarm MAGIC ARM], [http://www.myspace.com/drumstreetsefa SERAFINA STEER] and [http://www.myspace.com/hestuk HEST] with support from DJs [http://www.myspace.com/djdysu DYSU] and [http://www.myspace.com/djtendrawandthegypsiesdog Tendraw] playing a new set using the [[Declose|Declose copyleft battle record]] and more . . .
  
[http://www.spikeisland.org.uk Spike Island at A Bond]<br>
+
part of [http://www.ica.org.uk/Nought%20to%20Sixty+16694.twl Nought to Sixty] curated by Mark Sladen and Richard Birkett
Smeaton Road, Cumberland Basin<br>
+
Bristol BS1 6EE<br>
+
More info: 0117 929 2266
+
  
[http://www.hayward.org.uk/britishartshow6/ British Art Show website]
+
[[Nought to Sixty|More info . . .]]
  
 
|}
 
|}
  
==Screen Tests @ Canal==
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== Loose Booty, Zurich ==
  
 
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An evening of short films and a party to celebrate the opening of:
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Loose Booty at [http://www.k3zh.ch K3 - Project Space]<br>
 +
Hardstrasse 219 - 8005 Zurich<br>
 +
27 September - 5 October 2008
  
'''[http://www.canalonvyner.org/ Canal]''' 29 Vyner St, London E2 9QD
+
opening 27th September with Open Music Archive DJ set
 +
7pm till late
  
Friday 2 June 2006<br>
+
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Screenings from 8.30pm
+
  
'''The Light Fantastic''' - Ken Russell, 1960
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== Disclosures II: The Middle Ages, Laxton ==
  
'''Behive''' - Jim Self and Frank Moore, 1985
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'''Screen Tests''' - Neil Cummings, Marysia Lewandowska, Eileen Simpson, Ben White, 2005
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Party to follow
+
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Canal is a temporary project room and studio run by Matthew Darbyshire, Anna Colin, Sarah McCrory, Olivia Plender, Melissa Franklin, Djordje Ozbolt and Celine Condorelli.
+
'''Saturday 6 September 2008'''<br>
 +
'''Laxton, Nottinghamshire'''
 +
 
 +
For [http://disclosuresproject.wordpress.com/disclosures-ii-the-middle-ages/ Disclosures II], Eileen Simpson and Ben White (Open Music Archive) use [[Declose]], the vinyl battle tool created for [http://www.gasworks.org.uk/exhibitions/detail.php?id=344 Disclosures I], to make music for a party in the barn.
 +
 
 +
Nottingham based Turntablists JS, [http://www.myspace.com/djfeverhiphop DJ FEVER], and [http://www.myspace.com/onetwoism O.P.1] presented live sets created entirely from the battle vinyl. Thanks to [http://minimaljames.wordpress.com/ James Kelly] for putting us in touch.
 +
 
 +
Declose is a copyleft licensed 12" vinyl scratch tool containing a range of samples, beats and extracts made from out of copyright blues, jazz and folk housed in the [http://www.openmusicarchive.org Open Music Archive]
 +
 
 +
Declose was made in collaboration with music producers from the [http://ntslive.co.uk/?author=35 burntprogress community].
 +
 
 +
[[Declose|Download the Declose record]] or request your free copy of the vinyl from: info@nottinghamcontemporary.org
 +
 
 +
 
 +
''Disclosures II is a project realised by [http://www.nottinghamcontemporary.org/ Nottingham Contemporary] in partnership with [http://www.gasworks.org.uk Gasworks]. Curated by [http://annacolin.wordpress.com/ Anna Colin]''
  
 
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==Screen Tests DVD==
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== Freebooter, The London Festival of Architecture ==
  
 
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A project in collaboration with [http://www.chanceprojects.com Neil Cummings & Marysia Lewandowska] that evolved from British Art Show 6.
+
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The Free DVD was launched at the [http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/eventseducation/symposia/anticipatingthepastartistsarchivefilm5202.htm Anticipating the Past: Artist: Archive: Film] conference on the 12th-13th May, at Tate Modern.
+
'''FREEBOOTER: an evening of free music'''
  
The DVD includes three new films -  edited from archive film material, with a soundtrack made from out-of-copyright records - along with the original material and source files. The material is released under a [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/ Creative Commons license], enabling anyone to use and re-use Screen Tests for future creative exchange.
+
''exploring public territory in a peninsula haunted by pirates and bootleggers.'' <br>
 +
''a project by Eileen Simpson & Ben White''
  
'''Screen Tests 1/4 Screen Tests'''<br>
+
'''Saturday 28th June'''<br>
The film unfolds as a series of Andy Warhol-like screen tests, slowly revealing the location and the occupation of those before the camera - students and models from the Manchester School of Art.
+
'''9pm - 1am'''<br>
 +
'''FREE ENTRY'''
 +
 
 +
at: The Pilot Inn, 68 River Way, Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10<br>
 +
nearest tube: North Greenwich
 +
 
 +
'''presenting reclaimed lost treasures:'''<br>
 +
out-of-copyright 1920s blues, jazz, folk and music hall reworked via an [[Declose|open source scratch vinyl]] showcase
 +
 
 +
featuring:<br>
 +
'''DYSU & MAN ONE''' (Open Sauce)<br>
 +
'''DJ Tendraw'''
 +
 
 +
plus<br>
 +
'''OPEN MIC session'''<br>
 +
''hosted by'' '''THA 4ORCE (BBE / Mind Tha Gap)'''<br>
 +
MCs sign up on the night
 +
 
 +
and<br>
 +
out-of-copyright & copyleft selection from '''OPEN MUSIC ARCHIVE'''
  
'''Screen Tests 2/4 Dragline'''<br>
+
'''Funktion-One sound system'''
Dragline stumbles across an autonomous event, and echoing 1970’s structuralist film, returns the default setting of contemporary digital practice - sampling and looping - to its industrial roots.
+
  
'''Screen Tests 3/4 Broadcast Times: The Birth of Westward'''<br>
+
''The Declose vinyl will be available on the night in exchange for a donation.''
As the exhibition train leaves the platform, we are taken on a documentary journey of “a happy hunting ground for tycoons” the birth of commercial television broadcasting.
+
  
'''Screen Tests 4/4'''<br>
+
part of [http://www.lfa2008.org/event.php?id=426&name=Freebooter%3A+An+Evening+of+Free+Music The London Festival of Architecture]
The Northern Region Film and Television Archive, based in Newcastle did not respond to several attempts at contact, eventually we spoke over the telephone and they declined any involvement.
+
  
[http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/ Arts Council England] funded the production of this DVD through Grants for the arts.
+
Project Manager: Heidi Pedersen
  
'''If you would like a copy of the Screen Tests DVD email info@openmusicarchive.org'''
+
[[Freebooter|Read More]]
  
 
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|}
  
==Dragline: British Art Show Nottingham==
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==Photosocial, The Photographers' Gallery ==
  
 
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'''Dragline''' and '''Screen Tests''' are showing at [http://www.angelrowgallery.com/ Angel Row Gallery] as part of British Art Show 6, Nottingham (21st April - 25th June)
+
'''Photosocial''' [4]<br>
 +
29 May 2008 18:30-21:30<br>
 +
Photographers Gallery
  
Angel Row Gallery<br>
+
See new photography with music, debate and diversion.
Central Library Building<br>3 Angel Row<br>
+
Nottingham<br>NG1 6HP
+
  
Catch a live performance of Screen Tests in Nottingham at 7.30pm on 19th May at Powerhouse, Victoria Studios (part of the Nottingham Trent buildings)
+
The next in an ongoing series of bar nights will include a debate on '''The Amateur vs the Professional''' as well as a projection of '''Screen Tests''' by Neil Cummings, Marysia Lewandowska, Eileen Simpson and Ben White.
  
[http://www2.ntu.ac.uk/ntsad/bonington/bas6_10.shtml more details]
+
Free, spaces limited, so come along early!
  
 
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==Dragline @ Swiss Institute NY==
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==Electronic Music Festival, Amman ==
  
 
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Preview of our new film '''Dragline''' - remixed archive material, with a soundtrack made from out-of-copyright records, produced in collaboration with [http://www.chanceprojects.com Chance Projects] showing at:
+
Outdoor screening of '''Screen Tests''', and '''Dragline''' with live musical accompaniment by Ben White. The music, which has been sourced from out-of-copyright early 20th Century 78rpm records will be manipulated in real-time.
  
[http://www.swissinstitute.net Swiss Institute] 495 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10012
+
'''100LIVE Electronic Music Festival 2008'''<br>
 +
The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts Park<br>
 +
6 Hussy Fariz Street, Jabel Luweibdeh, Amman
  
Thursday March 23, 7pm
+
Saturday, 17th May 08 at 4:00pm
 +
 
 +
FREE ENTRANCE
  
 
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==Open Music Archive presents an Evening of Free Music and Films==
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==Disclosures, London==
  
 
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For [http://www.gasworks.org.uk/exhibitions/detail.php?id=344/ Disclosures] Eileen Simpson & Ben White create '''Declose''', a project to create a [http://www.creativecommons.org/ copyleft licensed] 12" vinyl scratch tool containing a range of samples, beats and extracts made from the out-of-copyright blues, jazz and folk housed in the [http://www.openmusicarchive.org Open Music Archive].
  
[[My_Goodniss|Archive playlists, remix samples, and photos]]
+
The artists promote collaboration and seek to explore its significance and value for creative production. For Declose they invite producers and members of the [http://www.burntprogress.com/ burntprogress] community to create new remix tracks, short vocal snippets, percussive noises, samples, breaks and beats - made entirely from the out-of-copyright music in the Open Music Archive - to make up the battle vinyl.
 +
 
 +
'''Declose Launch Event:'''
 +
 
 +
Featuring scratch routines, live experiments and improvisation using the Declose vinyl by:
 +
 
 +
'''Collection Society'''<br>
 +
'''DJ Dysu & Man One'''<br>
 +
'''James Kelly (Pedestrian)'''<br>
 +
'''DJ Tendraw'''
 +
 
 +
'''FREE ENTRY'''<br>
 +
'''Thursday 27th March 2008 10pm - 1am'''<br>
 +
'''CHANGE OF VENUE: 333, 333 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LE'''<br>
 +
 
 +
''The Declose vinyl will be available on the night in exchange for a donation.''
 +
 
 +
[[Declose|More info]]
  
 
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==British Art Show 6, Manchester  (28th Jan -2nd April 2006) ==
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==Clips, Blips and Loops #2, Geneva ==
  
 
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We were invited by artists [http://www.chanceprojects.com Neil Cummings & Marysia Lewandowska] to collaborate on Screen Tests for the British Art Show 6 in Manchester. Screen Tests is a film composed entirely of material found and released from the North West Film Archive. The ten minute film is accompanied by a sound track made from out-of-copyright recordings. These source recordings are available in the Open Music Archive to download:
 
  
[http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/Grandmas_Ball.mp3]
+
For '''Clips, Blips and Loops #2''', we are inviting producers, musicians and DJs to contribute to the collection of free source tools available [[Clips_Blips_and_Loops_2#Downloads|here]]. This is an extension of a project developed in Stockholm, November 2007. In February 2008 all of the tools will be gathered together to produce a CD that will be freely distributed at a public performance at an event in Geneva on 13th March.
[http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/Intro_And_Tarantelle.mp3]
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[http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/O_Patria_Mia_From_Aida.mp3]
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[http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/Oi_ya_nestchastay.mp3]
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[http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/Umbrellas_To_Mend.mp3]
+
  
See '''Screen Tests''' at [http://www.urbis.org.uk Urbis] until 2nd April 2006
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[[Clips_Blips_and_Loops_2|Read more]]
  
On 18th February (6-8pm) at [http://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk The Whitworth Art Gallery] a DJ remix of Screen Tests was performed live by Ben White.
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==Loose Booty, London==
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|
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'''Loose Booty'''<br>
 +
24 January 2008 - 16 February 2008<br>
 +
(opening 23 January 2008 6-9pm)
 +
 
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Alexandre Bianchini, Jeff McMillan, Sylvie Rodriguez, Pascal Rousson, Guy Sherwin, Eileen Simpson and Ben White
 +
 
 +
For Loose Booty, a new exhibition by Pearl Projects, Eileen Simpson & Ben White have brought together a number of different cover versions of [http://www.openmusicarchive.org/browse_tag.php?tag=boogie%20woogie Pinetop's Boogie Woogie], originally written by Clarence "Pinetop" Smith of Chicago (d. 1929). The various out-of-copyright versions, including those by Bing Crosby and Honey Hill, and a new track made entirely from the out-of-copyright elements, are to be burned on CDs and given away for free at the exhibition as a way of disseminating materials that are in the public domain.
 +
 
 +
Vegas Gallery<br>
 +
64-66 Redchurch Street<br>
 +
London E2 7DP
 +
 
 +
'''After Party''' - featuring Open Music Archive out-of-copyright/copyleft laptop and DJ set <br>
 +
23 January 9pm 'til late at Green and Red Basement Bar 51 Redchurch Street, E2
 +
 
 +
'''Downloads here
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[http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/01%20Stop.%20Move.mp3 STOP.MOVE]
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[http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/02%20Pinetop's%20Boogie%20Woogie.mp3 Track 2]
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[http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/03%20Pinetop's%20Boogie%20Woogie.mp3 Track 3]
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[http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/04%20Pinetop's%20Boogie%20Woogie.mp3 Track 4]
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[http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/05%20Pinetop's%20Boogie%20Woogie.mp3 Track 5]
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[http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/06%20Boogie%20Woogie.mp3 Track 6]
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'''
  
 
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==OMA @ Open Congress, Tate Britain==
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==Screen Tests - The Bigger Picture, Manchester==
  
 
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Open Music Archive presented at Open Congress (Tate Britain 7th-8th October 2005)
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See '''Screen Tests''' and '''Broadcast Times''' on [http://cornerhouse.org/events/info.aspx?ID=1242&page=0 The Big Screen Manchester] from 12th Jan - 1st Feb 2008.
  
[http://opencongress.omweb.org Open Congress] was Inspired by Free Software: software that challenges conventional practices of authorship, ownership and distribution. The innovative congress explored these implications for art, visual culture and cultural production in general.  
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'''Screen Tests''' - Neil Cummings, Marysia Lewandowska, Eileen Simpson, Ben White<br>
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The film unfolds as a series of Andy Warhol-like screen tests, slowly revealing the location and the occupation of those before the camera - students and models from the Manchester School of Art.
  
For Open Congress, Open Music Archive presented a DJ set of music made entirely of samples of out-of-copyright music recordings, mainly sourced from 1920s 78rpm records. An accompanying [[Open Congress slideshow images | slideshow]] uncovered the process of tracking this material.
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'''Broadcast Times''' - Neil Cummings, Marysia Lewandowska, Eileen Simpson, Ben White<br>
 +
As the exhibition train leaves the platform, we are taken on a journey of 'a happy hunting ground for tycoons' the birth of commercial television broadcasting.
  
[[Open Congress performance images]]
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[http://www.tate.org.uk/onlineevents/archive/open_congress/sound.htm Tate Online Events Archive (video of the performance)]
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== Who Makes And Owns Your Work, Stockholm ==
  
Listen to an excerpt of the live performance: [http://www.openmusicarchive.org/projects/audio/Open_Congress_excerpt.mp3 MP3 (5.3MB)] | [http://www.openmusicarchive.org/projects/audio/Open_Congress_excerpt.ogg Ogg Vorbis (3.7MB)]
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 +
'''Time: 17 November 2007 12.00 - 01.00'''<br>
 +
'''Place: Årsta Folkets Hus, Årsta torg, Stockholm'''
 +
 
 +
In an attempt to cross the boundaries of idea and practice, Iaspis and Konstfack initiated a project on production, distribution and ownership of cultural matter and artistic knowledge starting in December 2006. On 17th November 2007 the project will open itself up by letting the gathered knowledge be combined with that of invited guests, in an event aiming at an in-depth look on the making and owning of contemporary culture.
 +
 
 +
[[WMAOYW|Read more]]
  
 
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==DJ Performance of Screen Tests, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art==  
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== Free-to-air (Cornerhouse, Manchester) ==
  
 
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Ben White performed a live remixed version of '''Screen Tests''' for the launch of British Art Show 6 at BALTIC, Newcastle.
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[[BALTIC_images | Photos of the performance]]
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From 15-25th July 2007 Open Music Archive will be resident at [http://www.cornerhouse.org Cornerhouse], Manchester's international centre for contemporary arts.
  
Future live performances are scheduled for Manchester, Nottingham and Bristol
+
For two weeks Eileen Simpson & Ben White will be producing a series of live events and programmes for a temporary FM radio station broadcasting across Manchester. (106.5FM)
  
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Open Music Archive initiated by artists Eileen Simpson and Ben White, is a collaborative project to explore the potentials of public domain archive material.


Contents

British Art Show 8 - Southampton

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9 October - 15 January 2017
Open Monday to Sunday 10am - 5pm

British Art Show 8
Bargate Monument
High Street,
Southampton, SO14 7LP

Admission Free

Auditory Learning is part of Eileen Simpson & Ben White’s ongoing project to generate public resources, using the archive as a vehicle for collaborative activity. Using tactics of hacking and gleaning they explore legal loopholes to find and distribute out-of-copyright archive material for their Open Music Archive.

Music For Children - FOUND at The Foundling Musuem, London

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We're contributing to:

FOUND
27 May 2016 — 04 Sep 2016

The Foundling Museum
40 Brunswick Square
London
WC1N 1AZ

We found Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman’s 1958 vinyl record Music for Children in the personal record collection of architect Luis Barragán, whilst on an artists’ residency in Mexico City in 2012. The record works as a kind of audio source code for teaching music to children, in the mode of play.

Treating the found record as an artefact, as an object to be excavated, we detect, extract and separate sounds from the original vinyl record. Although the complete rights to the music remain in copyright until 2061, we free copyright-expired sounds by dissecting copyright-controlled elements to generate a 'public sonic inventory'. This inventory contains thousands of samples from Music for Children and is freely released into the public domain for reuse.

Xylophones, glockenspiels, drum hits, crashing cymbals and fragments of children’s voices echo in the copyleft licensed work, which is pressed onto a vinyl record and offered for free download to be found by its future audiences:

Listen and Download


Live event featuring Leafcutter John

Thursday 30 Jun 2016
Doors 18:00, event 18:30
Tickets £5

More info and tickets

FOUND at The Foundling Museum is curated by Cornelia Parker

British Art Show 8 - Norwich

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24 June - 4 September 2016
Open Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm
Admission Free

St Georges Building, Norwich University of the Arts
St Georges Street
Norwich, NR3 1BB

Auditory Learning is part of Eileen Simpson & Ben White’s ongoing project to find and distribute out-of-copyright archival material. Sourcing vinyl 45 rpm records of chart hits from 1962 – the last year that commercial recordings can be retrieved for public use, due to recent copyright revisions – the artists have extracted over 50,000 sounds to produce a public sonic inventory.

In the gallery, eight modified turntables play a new sound work assembled from the inventory of individual notes, percussive elements and vocal phonemes. The surrounding graphic fragments recall vinyl 7 inch printed paper sleeves.

Auditory Learning will change and develop throughout the exhibition’s tour. Reassembled as part of a live event during British Art Show 8 in Leeds, in Southampton it will form the soundtrack for a new film.

All work is copyleft licensed and available to download or cut-on-demand at openmusicarchive.org/auditorylearning.

KALEIDOSCOPE - Modern Art Oxford

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We're developing a new project for the 50 year anniversary of Modern Art Oxford.

KALEIDOSCOPE: A Moment of Grace
Modern Art Oxford
30 Pembroke Street
Oxford
OX1 1BP

Exhibition runs:
Tuesday 29 March - Sunday 22nd May 2016

Preview:
Friday 15 April 2016

Premonition 2037

In the spirit of the 1960s project of the Museum of Modern Art Oxford, to make contemporary art freely accessible to the widest audience, the artists produce an archive of recorded sounds - auditory traces of activity in the gallery, available for use by a future public, without restriction and beyond the scope of the current copyright term.

Tape hiss, voices, musical fragments, audience shuffles and applause, recorded at past public events, are digitized from videotapes and audio cassettes held in the MAO archive, to generate a new sonic inventory. The artists process the archival sounds using emerging information retrieval technologies, to create a bank of source material and a new work for exhibition. A series of live events with invited collaborators, reanimate these sounds on a specially assembled platform. The events will be recorded and released with copyleft licenses.

Free events:

Thursday 5th May, 7pm
Bambooman

Saturday 14th May, 3pm
Young Women's Music Project

Thursday 19th May, 7pm
Lutto Lento


British Art Show 8 - Edinburgh

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13 February – 8 May 2016
Open Monday – Saturday, 10 – 5pm

Talbot Rice Gallery
University of Edinburgh
Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh, EH8 9YL.

Auditory Learning is part of Eileen Simpson & Ben White’s ongoing project to find and distribute out-of-copyright archival material. Sourcing vinyl 45 rpm records of chart hits from 1962 – the last year that commercial recordings can be retrieved for public use, due to recent copyright revisions – the artists have extracted over 50,000 sounds to produce a public sonic inventory.

In the gallery, eight modified turntables play a new sound work assembled from the inventory of individual notes, percussive elements and vocal phonemes. The surrounding graphic fragments recall vinyl 7 inch printed paper sleeves.

Auditory Learning will change and develop throughout the exhibition’s tour. Reassembled as part of a live event during British Art Show 8 in Leeds, in Southampton it will form the soundtrack for a new film.

All work is copyleft licensed and available to download or cut-on-demand at openmusicarchive.org/auditorylearning.

Auditory Learning EP

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Open Music Archive presents Auditory Learning - K Barley

The EP is released on the occasion of British Art Show 8 opening in Edinburgh on Feb 12th 2016

Listen/Download

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival @ British Art Show 8

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Thursday 26 November

Leeds Art Gallery - Tiled Hall
The Headrow, Leeds
LS1 3AA

8pm
Free event

Featuring Kirk Barley and Graham Massey

This event reanimates both public domain archive material and copyleft recordings generated by the artists and their collaborators. The event brings together the first live remix of a new work produced the British Art Show 8 alongside the presentation of two recent Open Music Archive projects.

Auditory Learning (2015)
performed by Kirk Barley

ATL 2067 (2013)
audiovisual DJ set by Ben White

Local Recall (2014)
live soundtrack by Graham Massey

photos

Produced by hcmf// in partnership with Leeds Art Gallery and British Art Show 8

British Art Show 8 - Leeds Art Gallery

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We're developing a new project for British Art Show 8

For British Art Show 8 we harvest copyright-expired chart hit records from 1962, the last retrievable from the public domain until 2034 due to legal revisions. Hacking emerging information retrieval technologies, we strip away proprietary elements to generate a public sonic inventory which provides a soundtrack for a new audio-visual work, assembled during the exhibition tour.

9 October 2015 - 10 January 2016
Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12 - 4pm.

Leeds Art Gallery
The Headrow
Leeds, LS1 3AA

BAS8 opens at Leeds Art Gallery on 9 October 2015 and continues until 10 January 2016. It then tours to: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, and Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 13 February - 8 May 2016; Norwich University of the Arts and Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery 24 June - 4 September 2016; and John Hansard Gallery and Southampton City Art Gallery 8 October 2016 - 14 January 2017.

Moving Image Contours - Tabakalera, San Sebastián

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Struggle in Jerash is showing as part of Moving Image Contours: Points for a Surrounding Movement, the inaugural exhibition of Tabakalera, San San Sebastián.

11th September 2015 - 3rd January 2016

Tabakalera
Paseo del Duque de Mandas 32
20012 San Sebastián

curated by: Anna Manubens and Soledad Gutiérrez

photo by Anna Manubens



Open House | Divided Estates - Hiroshima MoCA, Japan

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Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima 732-0815
Japan

26 November 2014 - 25 January 2015

Open House | Divided Estates is showing at Hiroshima MOCA as part of a programme curated by Yukie Kamiya.

Shot on location in Mexico City, Open House | Divided Estates takes as its starting point the intimate spaces of Casa Barragán, the former home of architect Luis Barragán, and his large collection of vinyl records. Shelves of vinyl, record turntables and speaker systems are installed in almost every room in Barragán’s house, including hidden speakers in the garden. The film reanimates the architect's extensive record collection through playback, choreographed camera moves and lip synch.

Open House | Divided Estates attempts to open out the public domain territory of Barragán’s record collection while exploring the grey zone of the building's image rights. The film explores both the complex web of propriety rights locked within the vinyl collection and images of the house in relation to their legal position and public access.

The soundtrack to Open House | Divided Estates is created entirely from copyright-expired recordings and fair use samples taken from the extensive and idiosyncratic record collection. For Hiroshima MoCA a new version of Open House | Divided Estates has been assembled for distribution in Japan. The film and its soundtrack are distributed under a copyleft license (cc by-sa3.0).

Open House | Divided Estates was originally produced during a research and production residency with de_sitio at Casa Estudio Luis Barragán.

Local Recall - Ancoats, Manchester

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Hallé St Peter’s
40 Blossom Street
Ancoats
Manchester
M4 6BF

Thursday 20th November

7pm - 9pm

FREE - book a ticket here

For their new live artwork Local Recall, Open Music Archive explore the ghostly echoes that persist through repetition in the playback of music and draw line between the model industrial city of the late 19th Century and post-industrial Manchester of the early 1990s.

Open Music Archive ran workshops with young people from 42nd Street with Unity Radio 92.8FM, to remix, cut-up, loop and re-assemble late 19th Century music gleaned from player piano rolls. The results will be played back and performed live for a 21st Century audience.

Featuring: DJ sets, live piano performance and a new audio-visual work with specially commissioned soundtrack produced by Graham Massey (808 State) using 1990s music technology.

Barragán Sound System - MK Gallery

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MK Gallery
900 Midsummer Blvd
Milton Keynes MK9 3QA

Saturday 14 June 2014

7pm - 9pm

Recordings ripped from Barragán's vinyl collection are used as source material for a live event – ranging from early Mexican folk recordings, European minimalism, Central African field recordings, and American cabaret. Guest artists and producers are invited to process and remix the material to create copyleft licensed live performances:

Jonny Hill
Tom White

This new event brings to life works with a legal status identified primarily through the date of the death of the author, and echoes an event which took place in October 2012 at Casa Barragán during the week of Día de los Muertos. At the present time, Mexico currently boasts the most restrictive copyright law worldwide, with copyright in recorded sound to 100 years from both the date of recording and the death of the author. Legal frameworks governing the material in the EU, enables a different subset of the collection to be freed for use at MK Gallery.

FREE EVENT

Open House | Divided Estates - MK Gallery

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MK Gallery
900 Midsummer Blvd
Milton Keynes MK9 3QA

Open House | Divided Estates (2013)
A film by Eileen Simpson and Ben White

1 May - 15 June 2014

A looped screening in the first floor Video Space.

Shot on location in Mexico City, Open House | Divided Estates takes as its starting point the intimate spaces of Casa Barragán, the former home of architect Luis Barragán, and his large collection of vinyl records. Shelves of vinyl, record turntables and speaker systems are installed in almost every room in Barragán’s house, including hidden speakers in the garden. The film reanimates the architect's extensive record collection through playback, choreographed camera moves and lip synch.

Open House | Divided Estates attempts to open out the public domain territory of Barragán’s record collection while exploring the grey zone of the building's image rights. The film explores both the complex web of propriety rights locked within the vinyl collection and images of the house in relation to their legal position and public access.

The soundtrack to Open House | Divided Estates is created entirely from copyright-expired recordings and fair use samples taken from the extensive and idiosyncratic record collection. For MK Gallery a new version of Open House | Divided Estates has been assembled for European distribution in 2014. The film and its soundtrack are distributed under a copyleft license (cc by-sa3.0).

More info


Biblioteca, Tapanco, Recámara - MK Gallery

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11 April - 15 June 2014

MK Gallery
900 Midsummer Blvd
Milton Keynes MK9 3QA

Margaret Powell Square
Broadcast (looped) throughout Gallery opening hours

Biblioteca, Tapanco, Recámara is a new sound installation that takes music ripped from Luis Barragán's vinyl collection, recorded in three different rooms in Barragán's house, and presents them as an archival audio stream outside MK Gallery.

The work appropriates the tactics of Mexico City's ambulantes – travelling music vendors who ride the city's Metro system selling pirate CDs while broadcasting chopped-up preview snippets of their catalogue from hacked backpack sound systems. The audio installation features out-of-copyright snippets, loops and fragments of transfers from Barragán's vinyl collection – echoing elements of the soundtrack for the artists’ film Open House | Divided Estates (screening at MK Gallery in May) and previewing elements to be used in the forthcoming Barragán Sound System event (which will take place at MK Gallery in June).

Source material is distributed for free public download

Read more

Utopographies - Chelsea College of Art, London

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Triangle Space
Chelsea College of Arts
16 John Islip Street
London
SW1P 4JU

28 - 29th March 2014

We are contributing to Utopographies at Chelea College of Arts.

Playhead: a Parallel Anthology

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Schizophonia
25 October 2013 - 16 February 2014

Centre D'Art Contemporain La Synagogue de Delme
33 rue Poincaré F - 57590 Delme

curated by Anna Colin & Sam Thorne

Playhead (2013) by Eileen Simpson and Ben White builds on an ongoing project initiated by Open Music Archive for 17th Biennale of Sydney 2010 taking as a starting point the 1952 release Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music. The project brings together alternative public domain versions of tracks from the anthology not closed down by copyright, from non-attributed folk versions and covers to commercial recordings whose proprietary interests have expired. New copyleft iterations are simultaneously generated from elements of the archive material.

Read more

Schizophonia - Synagogue de Delme

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We've been commissioned to make a new work for:

Schizophonia

Centre D'Art Contemporain La Synagogue de Delme

25 October 2013 - 16 February 2014

Centre D'Art Contemporain La Synagogue de Delme
33 rue Poincaré F - 57590 Delme

With: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Latifa Echakhch, Sharon Hayes, Hiwa K, Franck Leibovici, Eileen Simpson and Ben White (Open Music Archive), Adrian Piper, The Otolith Group

Schizophonia explores the histories of music, sound and speech as reinterpreted and written by artists. Many of these artists share an interest in sonic archives; they collect, revive and generate recordings - whether unconventional, popular, politicised or dormant - and examine the ways in which these are circulated.

curated by Anna Colin & Sam Thorne

Read more


ATL 2067: The Recordings - Camden Arts Centre

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Camden Arts Centre
Arkwright Road
London NW3 6DG
United Kingdom

Friday 18 October
8.00 - 9.00pm

For a special event during the Kara Walker exhibition, Open Music Archive presents an audio-visual DJ set of material recorded at their ATL 2067 project in Atlanta, Georgia.

more info


ATL 2067 - Flux Night, Atlanta

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Saturday 5 October 2013
7 pm to midnight
at the intersection of Peters St SW and Walker St SW
Castleberry Hill, Atlanta GA

FREE ENTRY

ATL 2067 imagines a future Atlanta. 1920s recordings from the city, fixed during the early days of the recording industry and controlled under copyright in the USA until 2067, mutate into new beats for emcees and rappers. Special guest hosts bring exclusive live performances:

Boog Brown
staHHr
J-Live
Ekundayo

OPEN MIC

Bring your rhymes / Fast-fwd over 50 years / imagine a future Atlanta

no registration needed to join the freestyle cypher

More info and downloads

Undoing Property? launch - The Show Room, London

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Undoing Property?
Edited by Marysia Lewandowska and Laurel Ptak

Read our contribution

Listen

Launch: Tuesday 25 June 2013, 6:30–8.30pm
Marysia Lewandowska in conversation with Claire Pentacost and Marilyn Strathern, with DJ set by the Open Music Archive.

The Showroom
63 Penfold Street
London NW8 8PQ

More info

En Vivo: Performance and Performativity - Mexico City

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Our new film shot during a de_sitio residency at Casa Luis Barragán will be shown as part of:

En Vivo: Performance and Performativity
Casa del Lago Juan José Arreola
Bosque de Chapultepec
Mexico City

13 June - 4 August 2013 (closed between 1 and 21 July), opening 12 June, 19:00

More info

On Collaborative Elaboration of Meaning - ICA London

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We are contributing to:

On Collaborative Elaboration of Meaning: Photography & Film
14 May 2013
6.30pm
ICA Studio
£5 / Free to ICA Members

Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

More info

The River Has Two Banks, Ramallah

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Struggle in Jerash is being shown as part of The River Has Two Banks curated by Curated by Shuruq Harb, Samah Hijawi and Toleen Touq.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012
7:00 PM at Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, Ramallah, Palestine

film material will be freely distributed following the screening

more info

The Brilliant and the Dark: B Sides for Remix, Cafe OTO

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All My Independent Women 2012 presents:

An Open Music Archive project
The Brilliant and the Dark: B Side Samples for Remix

Friday 16 November 2012
Door Times : 8pm

Cafe OTO
18 - 22 Ashwin street
Dalston
London E8 3DL

Tickets : £5 adv/conc, £6 on the door

B Side Samples for Remix is the latest iteration of The Brilliant and the Dark culminating in a night of experimental electronics, live remix and mutated vocals.

The 1969 archive operatic work for women's voices – as re-worked via all-female choir Gaggle and released in 2011 – is remixed live by:

KAREN GWYER

BEATRICE DILLON

OPEN MUSIC ARCHIVE

plus GAGGLE DJs.

Audio and images from the event

Barragán Sound System, Mexico City

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Open Music Archive has been invited by de_sitio to develop a research and production residency that takes as a departure point, the music archive of Casa Estudio Luis Barragán with funding from MIRIAD

Tuesday 30th October 2012
8pm-10pm

Casa Luis Barragán
General Francisco Ramírez 12-14
Colonia Ampliación Daniel Garza
México, D.F. 11840

Delving into the personal archive of Mexican architect Luis Barragán (1902-1988), UK artists Eileen Simpson and Ben White (Open Music Archive) explore the architect’s record collection, housed in his former private residence. Barragán, well known for his devotion to the practice of solitude, clearly found refuge in music. Record players and speaker systems are installed in almost every room in his house (including the garden) and the house and collection operate as a kind of storage and playback system.

Through their research at Casa Barragán, the artists have explored the legal terrain of the music in Barragán’s record collection – particularly in relation to the complex web of propriety rights locked within the recordings. At the present time Mexico currently boasts the most restrictive copyright law worldwide, with legal revisions in 1994 and 2003 extending copyright in recorded sound to 100 years from both the date of recording and the death of the author. The artists gleaned material from the collection that achieved the status ‘copyright-expired’ before the legal changes, in an attempt to extract public domain music and audio fragments from vinyl and shellac 78s.

Barragán Sound System is a live event using public archive recordings as source material, with guest producers invited to process and remix through short live performances. The event, which takes place during the week of Día de los Muertos, brings to life works, with a legal status identified primarily through the date of the death of the author. Barragán Sound System features: Live performances by invited guests Rogeilo Sosa, Carmina Escobar and Andres Solis who will remix the archive source; an Open Music Archive DJ set of public tracks from the collection, plus a preview of the artists forthcoming film shot at Casa Barragán.

More info, photos, audio and source material from the event

de_sitio, Mexico City

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We have been invited by de_sitio to carry out a research and production residency that takes as a departure point the music archive of Casa Estudio Luis Barragán.

de_sitio is a non-profit platform with no permanent address devoted to the conception, development and promotion of contemporary art projects. de_sitio seeks to expand the possibilities of collaboration in different contexts with different organizations and individuals in order to foster continuous and consistent exchange in the development of ideas and concrete research. These are shared through different formats such as publications, residencies, exhibitions and other public programs. Focusing on the work process, de_sitio is a flexible and critical platform that prioritizes those projects based on dialogue.

This project is part of En vivo: performance and performativity

The Brilliant and the Dark - VBKÖ, Vienna

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An exhibition by Eileen Simpson and Ben White
Documenting the reinterpretation of an archive 1969 cantata for women's voices featuring extraordinary 22 piece women's choir Gaggle.

30th August - 3rd October 2012
Opening 30th August 19:00

Austrian Association of Women Artists (VBKÖ)
Maysedergasse 2/4. Stock (Lift)
1010 Vienna

more info

Many thanks to Nina Hoechtl for the invitation

Click here for images

plus

Screening of Struggle in Jerash

1st September 19:30h

TOP KINO
Rahlgasse 1, 1060
Vienna


Struggle in Jerash, no.w.here

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Eileen Simpson and Ben White (Open Music Archive)

Struggle in Jerash – screening and discussion

17th July 7-9pm

no.w.here
First Floor, 316-318 Bethnal Green Road
London
E2 OAG

film material will be freely distributed following the screening

more info

As the first Jordanian audio-visual works begin to fall into the public domain, a constellation of interests are translating, drafting and revising copyrights laws, trade agreements and licences to control the flow of culture and build new markets.

Against the backdrop of these emerging intellectual property markets, in 2008 artists Eileen Simpson and Ben White embarked on a period of research in Amman, Jordan – speaking to lawyers, copyright activists, software developers, artists, musicians, journalists, curators, film makers and critics – in an attempt to seek out the common cultural resources of Jordan’s public domain.

The result is Struggle In Jerash – a project convened around a lost 1957 Jordanian feature film of the same name, which fell out-of-copyright the year of the artists’ residency, and is used as a catalyst to explore value and meaning in archival material.

part of: A Lecture from behind the screen

From Commons to Communomics: Resisting Privatization

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We've been invited to contribute to:

Questions of Value - From Commons to Communomics: Resisting Privatization
Speakers: Christophe Bruno, Neil Cummings, Open Music Archive, Toni Prug, Stevphen Shukaitis.
Moderated by: Kuba Szreder
Date: Wednesday, 27th of June 2012, 2 pm - 7 pm,
Location: Design School building, Loughborough University
Organized by Politicized Practice Research Group, School of the Arts and RADAR, Loughborough University
Convened by: Corina Oprea and Kuba Szreder

The Admission to the Seminar is free, but the number of places is limited, please RVSP to: E.L.Nadin@lboro.ac.uk

Song Division - Camden Arts Centre

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Artists Eileen Simpson and Ben White develop a series of experimental events exploring the sonic potentials of materials gleaned from the edges of the public domain. Simpson and White have sourced a range of songs from early commercial releases that are currently subject to a conflict in copyright status through a split in ownership between lyrics and musical composition.

Manuscripts and recordings have been edited, redacted, cut-up and processed to suppress copyright-secured elements and enable the release of public domain layers from the proprietary control of commercial publishers. Invited guests process the collected material through short live performances.

Thursday 06 October 7.00 – 8.30pm
Open Music Archive source DJ set

Wednesday 02 November 7.00 – 8.00pm
Live performance: Leafcutter John

Wednesday 16 November 7.00 – 8.00pm
Live performance: Lauren Doss AKA Mechanical Bride

Camden Arts Centre
Arkwright Road
London
NW3 6DG

more info

The Brilliant and the Dark - Elgar Rooms, Royal Albert Hall

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Wednesday 28 September 2011 - 8:00 PM

Elgar Rooms, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP.

Gaggle perform The Brilliant and the Dark live

with

"COMMENTARY TO SLIDES" archive slideshow performance by Eileen Simpson and Ben White

Beyond Struggle in Jerash, Makan

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We are screening, discussing and distributing Struggle in Jerash at Makan

Wednesday 21 September 2011

Makan
Building number 21
Nadim Al-Mallah Street
Jabal Al-Weibdeh
Amman, Jordan

More info

This event is supported by MIRIAD and the European Cultural Foundation

Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, New York

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Struggle in Jerash will be screened as part of:

Film screenings and Conversations
United States of Palestine-Israel: Here and Elsewhere

Saturday, September 10, 2011, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor
New York

Free event

Full programme details

Shadowboxing, Royal College of Art, London

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Open Music Archive
Pre-release

Recorded: Thursday 17th March 2011 (18:30 – 20:30)

Broadcast: scheduled for 2021

We were invited by Sean Dockray to contribute to his Public Monument. We produced a future public domain radio programme – projecting forward a selection of out-of-copyright archive music and recordings currently controlled under copyrights due to expire by the time of broadcast in the year 2021.

In 2011 in the UK, the term of copyright in a musical composition is limited to the life of the author plus 70 years, while the term of copyright in a sound recording is limited to 50 years from the date of recording. Once this bundle of proprietary rights expires, a music recording enters the public domain and is held in common. The legal frameworks, which define the limits of the public domain, are by no means fixed. The future of the public domain is precarious – the field of culture is increasingly colonised for private interests as proprietors of intellectual property continually lobby for the extension of their control.

Pre-release optimistically opens up a future channel for public domain material beyond individual proprietary and commercial interests – a truly free broadcast for an imminent public domain.

The Pre-release radio programme was presented by Dan Scott

Part of SHADOWBOXING
18 March - 3 April 2011
Royal College of Art

more info and tracklist

Tempo Documentary Festival, Stockholm

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Struggle In Jerash will be screened at:

Tempo Documentary Festival
Stockholm, March 8-13 2011

Friday 11 March 18:00 – 19:20 Victoria 7
Saturday 12 March 14:15 – 15:45 Victoria 4

We are also contributing to the event Reality is Fiction:
Saturday 12 March 12:30 – 13:30 Skrapan
with Göran du Rées (professor Film School Gothenburg), Per Wirten (author and journalist) and Ben White and Eileen Simpson
Moderator: Shang Imam (journalist at Swedish Radio)
NOTE: discussion is in English

More info and programme

Read more about Struggle In Jerash at Catalogue Magazine

Artists Film Club - ICA London

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Artists Film Club - The Brilliant and The Dark

Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

2 December 2010

Screening and Discussion 7:30 pm
Live Performance 8:15 pm (doors)

Eileen Simpson and Ben White present their new short video work The Brilliant and the Dark, a restaging of a 1969 cantata for women’s voices of the same name. Following a discussion with the artists and choir leader Deborah Coughlin (chaired by curator Anna Colin), the radically remixed cantata will be performed live by the extraordinary 22-piece women’s choir Gaggle.

Free, Book for the Screening, Discussion and Live Performance (limited capacity) or only for the Live Performance
Please call the Box Office on 020 7930 3647 to reserve your tickets.

The Brilliant and the Dark live performance supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

More info

Live cc licensed recording coming soon

LuckyPDF TV Autoitalia Live

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Running from the 9th October 2010 and broadcasting for 5 consecutive Saturdays at 5pm, Auto-Italia was transformed into a fully functioning independent TV studio.

We contributed to the last episode broadcast live Saturday 12th November:

Through re-enactment and lip-synching, Open Music Archive present a series of musical vignettes structured around public domain recordings from 1920s blues and jazz to 1960s soul via 1930s dance band crooners.

Al Bowlly’s 1936 newsreel appearance is scrambled (You’ve Got What Gets Me reversed and flipped as Me Gets What Got You’ve) and Vaughn De Leath’s 1927 crooning of Are You Lonesome Tonight? is melodically de-saturated and retroactively mutated by a 1960s monotone female Elvis.

Auto-Italia South East, 1 Glengall Road, Peckham, London SE15 6NJ

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Catalogue screening at SLG

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The Brilliant and The Dark video screening as part of:

Catalogue presents Film screening and Tatiana Trouvé in conversation

6 October 2010, 7pm, Free

South London Gallery
65 Peckham Road
London SE5 8UH

To celebrate its first anniversary, Franco-British online contemporary art magazine Catalogue presents a special evening comprising a screening of films by artists featured in the magazine during its first year of publication, as well as a rare opportunity for a limited audience to hear Tatiana Trouvé in conversation with an invited speaker.

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The Brilliant and The Dark Live

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Thursday 23 September
7 - 8.30 pm

Eileen Simpson and Ben White have invited the extraordinary 22 piece women's choir Gaggle to reinterpret The Brilliant and the Dark, a 1969 cantata for women's voices and to perform it live at The Women's Library.

In addition they have asked vocalist Ellen Southern to create a new copyleft remix score, which will be performed with live band and singers on the same night.

All will be accompanied by an exclusive DJ set created by Eileen Simpson that celebrates music produced by women, gleaned from The Women's Library

The Women's Library
25 Old Castle Street, London E1 7NT

£6 / £4 concessions
Tickets: 020 7320 2222
(limited capacity - booking advised)

This event is part of Out of the Archives curated by Anna Colin


Out of the Archives runs until 2 October 2010 at The Women's Library.

25 Old Castle Street, London E1 7NT

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 9:30 am - 8pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: Closed

Free entry

For the exhibition we negotiated with copyright owners music publishers Josef Weinberger for permission to use elements from the work and invited the all-women choir Gaggle to remix the music and lyrics of the original composition for a new music video. Filmed on location in The Women's Library exhibition hall, the video re-animates the 1969 performance through restaging situations – from the backstage preparations, to choreographed moments in the live event – which are documented in photographs held in the Library’s collection. The performers are seen in new costumes referencing the originals and amidst remade props.

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Parallel Anthology - Whitechapel Late

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Friday 30 July, 8pm

Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7QX

An evening of music inspired by musicologist, record collector and artist Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music. Simpson and White have collected parallel public domain versions of the anthology recordings not closed down by copyright - from non-attributed folk versions, to commercial recordings whose proprietary interests have expired. For this event musicians and producers have been invited to perform covers and remixes of Parallel Anthology for a night of plugged and unplugged performances.

Live Parallel Anthology sets by:

Leafcutter John
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Karen Gwyer

Plus Open Music Archive out-of-copyright/copyleft DJ set

Free Parallel Anthology source CD gift will be presented on entry.

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Superdeluxe@Artspace Film Programme - 17th Biennale of Sydney

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Struggle in Jerash screening:

Superdeluxe@Artspace
The Gunnery Building
43–51 Cowper Wharf Road
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Sydney Australia

Sunday, 25 July
3.00 pm

FREE
Bookings not required

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Outlet - Beaconsfield

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Distributing direct to the public, the temporary outlet makes available the out-of-copyright and copyleft material from Open Music Archive.

Listen, browse, burn and take away . . .

Sunday 18 July 2-8 pm

Beaconsfield
22 Newport Street
London
SE11 6AY

Part of the SpaceShip Earth freecycling party.

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Struggle in Jerash - Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (ACAF)

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Screening of Struggle in Jerash - a film by Eileen Simpson and Ben White

June 30, 2010
7:00 - 9:30 pm

Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (ACAF)
10 Hussein Hassab Street
Flat 6
Azarita
Alexandria
Egypt

Berlin Documentary Forum

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We're contributing to:

Berlin Documentary Forum # 1
New practices across disciplines

02.06.2010 - 06.06.2010

Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
D10557 Berlin - Germany

The BERLIN DOCUMENTARY FORUM is a new programmatic initiative at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. It is an interdisciplinary festival showcasing visual, audiovisual and performative works from all over the world. It is also the first festival to stage a forum that debates the contemporary documentary as a politically committed form of representation.

Curator Eduardo Thomas presents a selection of contemporary experimental documentaries – all shown as German premieres. The program brings together films recently made in South America, the Middle East and Asia. The discussions with the filmmakers depart from previously dominant notions such as ‘authorship’, ‘authority’ and ‘authenticity’.

"Struggle In Jerash" with Eduardo Thomas, Eileen Simpson, and Ben White
Thu 03.06.2010 | 17:00 h

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PARADE: public modes of assembly and forms of address

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We are contributing to PARADE: public modes of assembly and forms of address

Friday 21 may
Launch event
5pm —7pm
Bring things to share in our Pot‐Luck of snacks, while Eileen Simpson & Ben White of the Open Music Archive play music from the commons.

Saturday 22 May
A day of consecutive BARCAMPS
10am — 6pm

Sunday 23 may
Market of Ideas
2pm — 6pm

Parade is at:
The Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground
Chelsea College of Art and Design
16 John Islip Street
London SW1P 4JU

LOOP Barcelona

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Struggle in Jerash is showing as part of LOOP Barcelona

HOTEL CATALONIA RABMLAS
Sala Fòrum
Pelai, 28

Saturday the 22nd of May
10:00 - 14:00

London Seen will be launched at this year’s edition of LOOP and functions as an exploration into moving-image practices on London’s contemporary art scene; prolific in exhibition formats, interactions and challenges to conventional circuits. The project brings to Barcelona platforms and exhibition spaces which reflect innovative engagement with and display of video and film. Gathering different types of sites for display, production, distribution and/or archiving of moving-image works, London Seen project aims to generate a reflection around the specific treatment of video and film, by bringing together the participant’s practices and trajectories.

Parallel Anthology - 17th Biennale of Sydney

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Superdeluxe@Artspace
The Gunnery Building
43–51 Cowper Wharf Road
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Sydney Australia

Saturday, 15 May
7.30 pm – 12 am
FREE

Join Eileen Simpson and Ben White for an evening of free music launching their Parallel Anthology project inspired by musicologist and artist Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music. Simpson and White have collected parallel public domain versions of the anthology recordings not closed down by copyright; from non-attributed folk versions, to commercial recordings whose proprietary interests have expired. The evening will feature a free CD giveaway and a DJ set featuring Parallel Anthology tracks, recordings from their Open Music Archive and new copyleft remixes, covers and versions made with a range of collaborators.

We're also contributing to the Opening Week Forum:

Saturday 15 May Session II : 1 pm
Communities, Commons, Copyright

Dr Gerald McMaster, Eileen Simpson and Ben White, Megan Tamati-Quennell

Domain Theatre, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Free Event

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The Brilliant and The Dark - The Women's Library

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We are contributing to Out of the Archives exhibition at:

The Women's Library
London Metropolitan University
Old Castle Street
London E1 7NT

12 May - 2 October 2010
FREE

The Women's Library exhibitions are open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm, with a late evening opening on Thursday until 8.00pm.

curated by Anna Colin

Struggle In Jerash - Gasworks London

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I Want to See / Struggle in Jerash
Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige / Eileen Simpson and Ben White

Gasworks
155 Vauxhall Street
London SE11 5RH

16th April 2010 - 30th May 2010
Opening: Thursday 15 April 2010

As the first Jordanian audio-visual works begin to fall into the public domain, a constellation of interests are translating, drafting and revising copyrights laws, trade agreements and licences to control the flow of culture and build new markets.

Against the backdrop of these emerging intellectual property markets, in 2008 artists Eileen Simpson and Ben White embarked on a period of research in Amman, Jordan – speaking to lawyers, copyright activists, software developers, artists, musicians, journalists, curators, film makers and critics – in an attempt to seek out the common cultural resources of Jordan’s public domain.

The result is Struggle In Jerash – a project convened around a lost 1957 Jordanian feature film of the same name, which fell out-of-copyright the year of the artists’ residency, and is used as a catalyst to explore value and meaning in archival material.

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Ambulante Documentary Film Festival, Mexico

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Struggle In Jerash has been selected to be screened as part of Ambulante Documentary Film Festival 2010

The festival tours to Mexico City, Metepec - Toluca, Cuernavaca, Leon, Puebla, Morelia, San Cristobal, Oaxaca, Monterrey, Tijuana, Xalapa and Guadalajara between Feb 12 - May 6

Panel discussion: "Copyright, intellectual property and public goods"
with Brett Gaylor, Ben White, Eileen Simpson and Pablo Duarte.
16:00 Friday 12th Feb Centro Diseño Cine y TV, Mexico City

Screening with Q&A session
17:30 Saturday 13th Feb Casa del Lago, Mexico City

Open Music Archive DJ set
22:00 Wed 17th Feb Hippodrome Hotel, Avenida Mexico 188, Col. Condesa, Mexico City

Injerto programme curated by Eduardo Thomas

Read more about Struggle In Jerash at Catalogue Magazine

Free/Slow University of Warsaw

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11th December 2009

Eileen and Ben will talk about Open Music Archive as part of OUR WAY, BY THE WAY NEW STRATEGIES FOR CULTURE

followed by an out-of-copyright/copyleft DJ set at Wspaniały Nowy Świat (former Nowy Świat cafe), ul. Nowy Świat 63 Warsaw

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Conference "Our Way, by the Way. New Strategies for Culture" took place in the Warsaw University Library between the 11th and the 13th of December 2009. Lectures and discussions were dedicated to the issues of alternative strategies for independent culture and its possible transformations

Ghost Trace Stellar

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Friday 17th July 2009

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Star and Shadow
Stepney Bank
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 2NP
T: 0191 261 0066

Organised by Polytechnic & Kate Sweeney. Part of the Polytechnic ecologies programme

We're working with Polytechnic to develop an evening of free music at Star and Shadow, an open volunteer-run social space and Cinema in Newcastle. We're inviting bands, musicians, producers and DJs to perform covers, versions, remixes or interpretations of the 1920s and 30s out-of-copyright folk, blues, and jazz from the Open Music Archive. A series of live plugged and unplugged performances will be recorded and licensed under Creative Commons ShareAlike, generating a new resource - free for use and reuse in the future.

The event opens up a temporary channel for music, exchange and discussion that operates beyond individual proprietary and commercial interests.

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Felix's Machines

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Friday 19 December 2008
8-10pm

Gasworks
155 Vauxhall Street
London SE11 5RH

FREE ENTRY

Eileen Simpson and Ben White (Open Music Archive) play a DJ set featuring out-of-copyright clips, blips and loops sampled from 19th Century music boxes, player pianos and other automated music machines. This is followed by a performance of new compositions made in collaboration with Felix Thorn for Felix's Machines, and assembled from out-of-copyright material for the player piano.

FREE GIFT: a copyleft licensed CD featuring the new compositions and source files will be given away on the night.

Map: download a PDF

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Open Music Archive Outlet, London

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22nd November - 14th December 2008
Coleman Project Space / 94 Webster Road / Bermondsey / London / SE16 4DF
Outlet open: Fri - Sun 12pm - 5pm & by appointment

Artists Eileen Simpson and Ben White set up the first temporary outlet for their Open Music Archive. Distributing direct to the public, the outlet makes available the out-of-copyright and copyleft material from the archive on CDs, CDRs, and vinyl. Featuring new live recordings from Serafina Steer, Hest, Magic Arm, Sisters of Transistors, Per Ahlund and Mathias Josefson (Fylkingen), MC Strategy (Broke 'n' English); studio recordings by Homelife Duo, Liz Green, Sundowner; clips, blips and loops sampled mechanical music boxes; and 1920s and 30s archive source recordings by Leroy Carr, Virginia Liston, Cleo Brown and Honey Hill and more. . .

Visitors to the outlet can browse, listen and take away the music. The CDs and records are available in exchange for a suggested donation and all material is out-of-copyright or copyleft - free for use and reuse in the future.

The outlet is set up in collaboration with designer Ismini Adami.

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This is not a gateway

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Open Music Archive DJ set at:

This is not a gateway festival launch
Thursday 23rd October 2008
7pm at Cafe Oto , Ashwin St, Dalston, London.

FREE ENTRY

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directions ...

Free-to-air CD

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Free-to-Air CD containing 14 copyleft covers, versions and remixes of the out-of-copyright archive jazz / blues / music hall & folk from the Open Music Archive. Featuring Magic Arm, Homelife, Sisters of Transistors and more....

Send a donation of £5 and we'll post you a copy of the CD

Nought To Sixty, ICA

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Monday 29 September 2008 8 - 10 pm

Institute of Contemporary Arts

out-of-copyright archive jazz / blues / music hall & folk
covered / reworked and remixed by: MAGIC ARM, SERAFINA STEER and HEST with support from DJs DYSU and Tendraw playing a new set using the Declose copyleft battle record and more . . .

part of Nought to Sixty curated by Mark Sladen and Richard Birkett

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Loose Booty, Zurich

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Loose Booty at K3 - Project Space
Hardstrasse 219 - 8005 Zurich
27 September - 5 October 2008

opening 27th September with Open Music Archive DJ set 7pm till late

Disclosures II: The Middle Ages, Laxton

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Saturday 6 September 2008
Laxton, Nottinghamshire

For Disclosures II, Eileen Simpson and Ben White (Open Music Archive) use Declose, the vinyl battle tool created for Disclosures I, to make music for a party in the barn.

Nottingham based Turntablists JS, DJ FEVER, and O.P.1 presented live sets created entirely from the battle vinyl. Thanks to James Kelly for putting us in touch.

Declose is a copyleft licensed 12" vinyl scratch tool containing a range of samples, beats and extracts made from out of copyright blues, jazz and folk housed in the Open Music Archive

Declose was made in collaboration with music producers from the burntprogress community.

Download the Declose record or request your free copy of the vinyl from: info@nottinghamcontemporary.org


Disclosures II is a project realised by Nottingham Contemporary in partnership with Gasworks. Curated by Anna Colin

Freebooter, The London Festival of Architecture

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FREEBOOTER: an evening of free music

exploring public territory in a peninsula haunted by pirates and bootleggers.
a project by Eileen Simpson & Ben White

Saturday 28th June
9pm - 1am
FREE ENTRY

at: The Pilot Inn, 68 River Way, Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10
nearest tube: North Greenwich

presenting reclaimed lost treasures:
out-of-copyright 1920s blues, jazz, folk and music hall reworked via an open source scratch vinyl showcase

featuring:
DYSU & MAN ONE (Open Sauce)
DJ Tendraw

plus
OPEN MIC session
hosted by THA 4ORCE (BBE / Mind Tha Gap)
MCs sign up on the night

and
out-of-copyright & copyleft selection from OPEN MUSIC ARCHIVE

Funktion-One sound system

The Declose vinyl will be available on the night in exchange for a donation.

part of The London Festival of Architecture

Project Manager: Heidi Pedersen

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Photosocial, The Photographers' Gallery

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Photosocial [4]
29 May 2008 18:30-21:30
Photographers Gallery

See new photography with music, debate and diversion.

The next in an ongoing series of bar nights will include a debate on The Amateur vs the Professional as well as a projection of Screen Tests by Neil Cummings, Marysia Lewandowska, Eileen Simpson and Ben White.

Free, spaces limited, so come along early!

Electronic Music Festival, Amman

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Outdoor screening of Screen Tests, and Dragline with live musical accompaniment by Ben White. The music, which has been sourced from out-of-copyright early 20th Century 78rpm records will be manipulated in real-time.

100LIVE Electronic Music Festival 2008
The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts Park
6 Hussy Fariz Street, Jabel Luweibdeh, Amman

Saturday, 17th May 08 at 4:00pm

FREE ENTRANCE

Disclosures, London

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For Disclosures Eileen Simpson & Ben White create Declose, a project to create a copyleft licensed 12" vinyl scratch tool containing a range of samples, beats and extracts made from the out-of-copyright blues, jazz and folk housed in the Open Music Archive.

The artists promote collaboration and seek to explore its significance and value for creative production. For Declose they invite producers and members of the burntprogress community to create new remix tracks, short vocal snippets, percussive noises, samples, breaks and beats - made entirely from the out-of-copyright music in the Open Music Archive - to make up the battle vinyl.

Declose Launch Event:

Featuring scratch routines, live experiments and improvisation using the Declose vinyl by:

Collection Society
DJ Dysu & Man One
James Kelly (Pedestrian)
DJ Tendraw

FREE ENTRY
Thursday 27th March 2008 10pm - 1am
CHANGE OF VENUE: 333, 333 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LE

The Declose vinyl will be available on the night in exchange for a donation.

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Clips, Blips and Loops #2, Geneva

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For Clips, Blips and Loops #2, we are inviting producers, musicians and DJs to contribute to the collection of free source tools available here. This is an extension of a project developed in Stockholm, November 2007. In February 2008 all of the tools will be gathered together to produce a CD that will be freely distributed at a public performance at an event in Geneva on 13th March.

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Loose Booty, London

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Loose Booty
24 January 2008 - 16 February 2008
(opening 23 January 2008 6-9pm)

Alexandre Bianchini, Jeff McMillan, Sylvie Rodriguez, Pascal Rousson, Guy Sherwin, Eileen Simpson and Ben White

For Loose Booty, a new exhibition by Pearl Projects, Eileen Simpson & Ben White have brought together a number of different cover versions of Pinetop's Boogie Woogie, originally written by Clarence "Pinetop" Smith of Chicago (d. 1929). The various out-of-copyright versions, including those by Bing Crosby and Honey Hill, and a new track made entirely from the out-of-copyright elements, are to be burned on CDs and given away for free at the exhibition as a way of disseminating materials that are in the public domain.

Vegas Gallery
64-66 Redchurch Street
London E2 7DP

After Party - featuring Open Music Archive out-of-copyright/copyleft laptop and DJ set
23 January 9pm 'til late at Green and Red Basement Bar 51 Redchurch Street, E2

Downloads here

STOP.MOVE Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 Track 5 Track 6


Screen Tests - The Bigger Picture, Manchester

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See Screen Tests and Broadcast Times on The Big Screen Manchester from 12th Jan - 1st Feb 2008.

Screen Tests - Neil Cummings, Marysia Lewandowska, Eileen Simpson, Ben White
The film unfolds as a series of Andy Warhol-like screen tests, slowly revealing the location and the occupation of those before the camera - students and models from the Manchester School of Art.

Broadcast Times - Neil Cummings, Marysia Lewandowska, Eileen Simpson, Ben White
As the exhibition train leaves the platform, we are taken on a journey of 'a happy hunting ground for tycoons' the birth of commercial television broadcasting.

Who Makes And Owns Your Work, Stockholm

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Time: 17 November 2007 12.00 - 01.00
Place: Årsta Folkets Hus, Årsta torg, Stockholm

In an attempt to cross the boundaries of idea and practice, Iaspis and Konstfack initiated a project on production, distribution and ownership of cultural matter and artistic knowledge starting in December 2006. On 17th November 2007 the project will open itself up by letting the gathered knowledge be combined with that of invited guests, in an event aiming at an in-depth look on the making and owning of contemporary culture.

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Free-to-air (Cornerhouse, Manchester)

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From 15-25th July 2007 Open Music Archive will be resident at Cornerhouse, Manchester's international centre for contemporary arts.

For two weeks Eileen Simpson & Ben White will be producing a series of live events and programmes for a temporary FM radio station broadcasting across Manchester. (106.5FM)

We're inviting bands and musicians to respond to the rare out-of-copyright folk, blues, and jazz from the Open Music Archive; to work with forgotten lyrics, chords, melodies and beats, and to make new cover versions of forgotten tracks.

For two weeks the gallery will host live plugged and unplugged performances and one-off broadcasts by Manchester's finest upcoming and established bands and musicians.

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Previous Projects

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Previous Projects

Future Projects

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Future collaborations and distributive projects.