Works from the Irish Spatial Music Collective :: Linda Buckley live

CT::SWaM presents an evening featuring the Spatial Music Collective, based in Dublin. Composers included in this programm will be::

Linda Buckley (live)
Jonathan Nangle
Brian Bridges
Enda Bates
Ian McDonnell

The evening will open with Pauline Oliveros‘s text score and listening meditation, the “Inner-Outer Sound Matrix“. Participants include: Merche Blasco, Julia Santoli, Anastasia Clarke, Jeremy Slater, Matthew Gantt, Michael Hammond, Tom Montagliano, Mahin Salman, Chris Penalosa. Conducted by Jenn Grossman.

7p doors
7:30p start
121 Ludlow St, 2nd Fl
New York, New York 10002


The Spatial Music Collective is a group of like-minded Dublin-based composers working in the field of spatial contemporary music. Since 2006 they have presented numerous performances of new musical works with a dynamic and novel spatial component, incorporating both electronic and acoustic forces. The collective seeks to foster an awareness of contemporary and experimental music through the creation of new work, developing themed concerts in collaboration with ensembles, and through the programming of works by established international figures. It further promotes awareness of the medium through free public workshops on the aesthetics and practice of spatial music.

CT::SWaM Spatial Sound Summer Sessions 2016

Presentations: Experiments: Studies: Concerts: Workshops: and: Exchange:

For two weeks Fridman Gallery was turned into a Temporary multi-channel sound studio. Work sessions led to 5 public evening events:

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August 25 – September 6 2016

Fridman Gallery
287 Spring St



All events 7:30pm doors, 8pm program::

FRIDAY 8/26 – Opening
Richard Garet:: RED-Splice, 2016, sonic construction for 8 channels
Wolfgang Gil:: generative installation
Jay Hines:: improvised modular synth performance, utilizing cv panning and spatialization

Josefin Lindebrink:: Hyperakusi II, composition for 8 loudspeakers
Hyperakusi II plays on hypothetical spaces and alterations to temporal and spatial relationships
Michael J. Schumacher:: Fridman Space, 8 channel generative composition with improvisational elements
Fridman Space is a generative composition with improvisational elements
Talk:: The evening will close with a conversation between the artists and organizer Daniel Neumann

WEDNESDAY 8/31 – An evening focused on low-frequency spatialization
Stephen Schaum:: 5 compositions for 8 speakers and 4 subwoofers
Daniel Neumann:: Next To Nothing, 8.4 live performance

Dafna Naphtali:: Audio Chandelier – 8 channel live electronics
In this piece individual grains of nearly static sound are dispersed to 8 speakers throughout the gallery and altered as granular synthesis illuminates and refracts moments in time.
The performance will be followed by a talk about the artist’s practice.
Mike Amacio:: Field Manipulations
Field Manipulations features 8-channel field recordings, RF interference, and manipulated field recordings from various environments.
Ian Epps:: improvisations in ambisonic positive feedback and sympathetic resonance

TUESDAY 9/6 – Closing
Matthew Ostrowski:: Grand Abacus, 8-channel fixed media composition, a three-part exploration of sounds in space, as static and traveling entities, based on the notion of the idea of the asymmetrical field; with introduction and talk
Jenn Grossman:: Circumstantial Infiltration, 8-channel composition
Lybes Dimem (Lukas Rehm):: KZEJHRAV, 8-channel fixed media composition
Matthew D. Gantt:: Isomorphs, 8-channel composition using source material from ‘functional’ media, including commonly used ringtones, alarms, and a variety of western cultural signifiers (arena-rock guitar, auto-tune sludge, etc), which is analyzed, processed and re-mapped both compositionally and spatially
Kamron Saniee:: Room on Wire, spatial synthesis improvisation, instrumentalizing the real acoustics of rapid harmonic motion when combined with spatialized delay
Scott Murakami:: Walking In Circles, 8-channel installation





CT::SWaM: : Neu West Berlin: Extension #3

CT::SWaM and Neu West Berlin present::

Maria Chavez (US) – solo turntable
Jeff Donaldson (DE/US) – audio-visual live glitch
Andrew Lafkas (DE/US) – double bass / Daniel Neumann (US/DE) – electronics / Bruno Palazzo (BRA) – electronics

The evening will conclude with a quintet in which all the artists will be performing together.

Sunday, July 3rd 2016

Neu West Berlin
Yorkstr. 86


[ ] leerraum [ ] : :: label special :

CT::SWaM presented a selected program of multi-channel releases and live performances from the Swiss-based label [ ] leerraum

multi-channel live-set:

Colliding Fields (CH)
Richard Garet (USA)
Zimoun (CH)

multi-channel presentation:

Yuzo Kako (JP) – fora
Janiv Oron (CH) – an other variation for rotary speakers
D’Incise (CH) – stephan thut vier 1-12
Elías Merino (ESP) – initial suppressions


Jane Rigler, Elizabeth Hoffman, Anna Weisling; and diNMachine

Harvestworks in association with Knockdown Center and CT::SWaM presented two audio-visual multi-channel performance works that were commissioned and produced by the Harvestworks Artist-in-Residence Program.

The evening featured All the more my thoughts multiply, a new work by Jane Rigler and Elizabeth Hoffman with video by Anna Weisling and The Audio Visual Matrix by diNMachine (Michael Schumacher and Nisi Jacobs).


CT::SWaM :Neu West Berlin: Extension

Live multichannel performance for >6ch radial speaker system.

The Gentle Caress of a Stone Wall


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The second collaboration between CT::SWaM and Neu West Berlin!

CT::SWaM [Contemporary Temporary:: Sound Works and Music] will now be intermittently presenting compositions and experiments for audible space at Neu West Berlin.

Monday, March 14 2016
Neu West Berlin
Yorckstr 85, 10965 Berlin


Leap Time:: with Marcia Bassett / Stephen Conover:: Jordan Topiel Paul / Gao Jiafeng


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INTUITION & REASON (for 8 channels)

80, 30

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Cantina Royal
58 N 3rd St.
Brooklyn, New York 11249

Doors at 7p
(with a CT::SWaM Walk-in-installation)
Performances at 8p

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New Ears Festival: CT-SWaM Hosted Compositions and Talks


An evening of Spatial Sound Compositions and Talks as part of the New Ears Festival at Fridman Gallery

January 11 2016

Works by Patrick Franke, Merche Blasco, Gordon Minette + Kamron Saniee and Michael Musick

Panel talk with Mona Chromatic


CT::SWaM presents an evening of spatial sound pieces by Merche Blasco, Patrick Franke, Gordon Minette + Kamron Saniee and Michael Musick. The three sets were specifically produced for an 8-channel speaker system.

In between the sets will be a panel talk about audible space and multi-channel sound moderated by Mona Chromatic.


Programm:: :

Patrick Franke
Eight-channel musique concrète composition made of own sound recordings
obtained on an expedition to Iceland.

Merche Blasco
Eight-channel field recording composition about movement and global mobility.
AUDIBLE CROSSED GEOGRAPHIES: N 40° 43.37′ W 73° 57.01′ – N 42° 46.3
An ongoing series of soundpieces sonically merging the artists’ own steps as they navigate two locations that couldn’t otherwise coexist; a fictional subjective sonic cartography

Gordon Minette + Kamron Saniee (demo)
Introduction of a new software instrument for gestural spatial control


Michael Musick
The 9th iteration of an ongoing artistic research project creating “sonic ecosystems”; through interactive performance systems the physical space, in which the performance takes place, is integrated into the performance.

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The evening will feature an 8.2 channel sound system for which the pieces were developed or adapted to. The different composers explore aesthetics and techniques for spatialization. Listening will be practiced as a phenomenological activity: the listener immersed in inner spaces; distance and continuity; sound as intersubjective space. A central question thereby is how to dramatize the distinctions between interior, exterior, and the interior beyond the exterior space.

Guest presenters and performers are invited to bring a range of approaches to spatial sound and to make use of the Temporary multi-channel sound setup.

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CT::SWaM :: :: Neu West Berlin:

Daniel Neumann [NYC]:: Contemporary Temporary:: : Soundcheck 2016:

Mittwoch, 6. Januar
21 Uhr

Neu West Berlin
Yorckstr 85, 10965 Berlin

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Daniel Neumann

Zum Jahresbeginn und Auftakt einer laengerfristig angelegten Zusammenarbeit nimmt sich Neumann vor das neue Neu-West-Berlin als komplexen Klangapparat auszuloten. In einer experimentellen Erweiterung seines Stueckes Freifeld / Druckfeld / Diffusfeld, welches aus Testtoenen und Feldaufnahmen besteht, wird jegliches verfuegbare Tonequipment im Neu-West-Berlin zu einer live gespielten und variierten Installation zusammengeschaltet. Diese performativ genutzte Mehrkanalinstallation oszilliert dann zwischen Hintergrund und Fokus. Experiment wird zu Performance, Performance wird zu Installation, Installation wird sozialer Raum, sozialer Raum wird Experiment.

Die bisher ausschliesslich in New York City veranstaltete Konzert- und Workshopreihe CT::SWaM [Contemporary Temporary:: Sound Works and Music] soll nun auch gelegentlich im Neu West Berlin stattfinden und Kuenstlern, die mit Mehrkanalton und experimentellen Raummusikkonzepten arbeiten, in Berlin eine Praesentationsplattform bieten.

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November 11 – 17 2015

Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Ave
Maspeth, NY 11378


Lectures: Presentations: Workshops: Experiments: Studies: Concerts: Exchanges: 

After the Summer Sessions at Fridman Gallery, the Sessions will find a new home at Knockdown Center. For one week in November, CT-SWaM will provide an experimental environment for sound artists, composers, and students, who want to expand their current practices and explore spatialization as a creative element.

Under the guidance of Daniel Neumann, CT-SWaM founder and an accomplished sound engineer, you are invited to develop a project using high-end equipment, follow the group lectures, listen to pieces, read from the library, and book one-on-one individual work sessions.


Public Presentations:

SAT, Nov 14

4p-6p: presentations by participants

6p-8p: Pedro Lopes (Berlin/Portugal), lecture and performance:: turntable-driven surround sound. ::


In this piece one turntable will stand-in as the interface for sound spatialization: as it rotates the sound sources will rotate around the audience. The music will be improvised by Pedro using needles as microphones to capture micro realities otherwise left unheard, such as tiny scratches, coins rolling, chains and even the resonance of the turntable chassis itself. :: Pedro Lopes is one the most interesting and innovative representatives of the exploratory music of Portugal. His main instrument being the turntable with modified needles, percussive objects and self-made records::


SUN, Nov 15

2p-6p: presentations by participants


TUE, Nov 17

7p:: performances by participants with::

Kamron Saniee
Michael Hammond
Gus Callahan
Matthew Gantt

Gabe Raines, who will present “Sun Castle – Room of a Thousand Doors – Door Two”.
Sun Castle is a sound project that describes various spaces inside an imaginary castle. The goal is to fit the spaces together into a functional audio map. ‘Room of a Thousand Doors’ is a cavernous circular room with doors all along the wall. Each door leads to a different place in time and space, with its own unique sonic properties and ecosystem. :: Gabe Raines makes audio environments as Sun Castle, sound poems as Enlilylyxyl, and organizes multi-channel shows as Future Forever.


8:30p:: Jenn Grossman:: 2 multi-channel pieces: : :”Mechanical modulation” :: transforms the physicality and rhythm of shop sounds & actions into a dynamic, exalted composition :& :”Memory bleed”: a string of ambient works that consider memory and dreaming as shaping our present consciousness, a coming out of and into ones self through sound and voice: : ::Jenn ‘s works play with psychological displacement of sound in space as to transform common realities into heightened perceptual/bodily experiences.



9p:: Woody Sullender:: “Variations on Furniture Music”. Furniture Music is a series of multi-channel electronic music performances utilizing arrangements of modular cardboard forms outfitted with audio transducers :: Woody Sullender is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. His work encompass a variety of media including music, sculpture, performance, theater, installation, architecture, origami, and even sonic weaponry. Among other activities, he is founding co-editor (will Bill Dietz) of the sonic arts publication Ear | Wave | Event (


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The group sessions will outline the history of spatial sound works while providing a technical understanding, and explore the aesthetics and techniques for spatialization. Listening will be practiced as a phenomenological activity: the listener immersed in inner spaces; distance and continuity; sound as intersubjective space. A central question thereby is how to dramatize the distinctions between interior, exterior, and the interior beyond the exterior space.

“Personally, as a sound artist as well as a professional live sound engineer, I understand a loudspeaker in a certain space as an instrument, as my main instrument. The speaker is the resonating exciter – like a string; and the space is the resonator – like the wooden body of a violin for example. Every space and every speaker system will act differently.” DN

Guest presenters and performers are invited to bring a range of approaches to spatial sound and to make use of the Temporary multi-channel sound setup.



A) Book a session. The full week includes three group sessions and one individual work session for $175. Hourly individual sessions are $65.

B) Volunteer, trade, barter – in approximate exchange rates.

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WED, Nov 11
10a-2p: group session 1
3p-6p: individual sessions

THUR, Nov 12
10a-2p: group session 2
3p-6p: individual sessions

FRI, Nov 13
10a-2p: group session 3
3p-6p: individual sessions

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