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Interactive sound art exhibition comes to Mile End

Queen Mary, University of London is supporting a new exhibition of audio-visual art - from video to electro-mechanical installations - taking place in the Art Pavillion at Mile End Park next week.

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Art exhibition piece by Mike Rijnierse and Jan Trutzschler von Falkenstein
Art exhibition piece by Mike Rijnierse and Jan Trutzschler von Falkenstein

The Sonic Arts exhibition, 17-19 April, is being hosted by the international SuperCollider 2012 London Symposium, a festival celebrating music and computer-programming.

It is the first time that an art exhibition is included on the festival line-up; and all 12 international artists involved will use the coding language SuperCollider to create interactive sound and music displays.

Highlights include Curtis and Chad McKinney's 'Leech', which explores technology music piracy in an audio-visual map of people downloading a popular song worldwide.

Jan Trutzschler von Falkenstein and Mike Rijnierse will be showing '\/\//\/\#3' which uses the light and hum of fluorescent tubes as sculpture.

Andrew Lambert will show 'Crickets'; an interactive playground of sound generators.

Other artists exhibiting their work include Andre Bartetzki, Berdnt Schurer, Till Bovermann, Simon Katan, Yorgos Diapoulis, and Scott Nobles.

"The exhibition showcases the huge range of uses for audio-programming, from club music and live concerts to new sonic ideas as art pieces. It's fantastic to use Mile End Park to display what international artists are achieving with sound and code,” said Dan Stowell, lead organiser for sc2012, and Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at QM.

sc2012 is supported by Queen Mary and the PRS Foundation for New Music. The semi-annual SuperCollider Symposium has previously taken place in the US, Germany and Holland.

The Sonic Arts exhibition takes place April 17-19, 12pm-6pm at the Art Pavilion in Mile End Park (E3 4QY). Admission is free.

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