"Artworks are the virtual traces of a ceaseless process of becoming." -- Henri Focillon

"THESE HANDS" call for entries

"THESE HANDS" call for entries
Click photo to view details of newest CHRISTINE TARANTINO project.

FLUX-USA welcomes visitors from over 40 countries daily. Artists, curators, and other arts leaders who wish to contribute to this blog, please contact me. tarantinochristine@yahoo.com


September 2012

Christine A. Tarantino - Hjuler BROTKATZE collaborations on exhibit at FzKKe Gallery, Germany, Sept. 1 - 30, 2012. http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/brotkatzen-exhibit-opens-sept-1.html

With the Blood of a Daylily - Poems & Drawings by the Homeless Poet by Christine A. Tarantino, published by Words of Light:

THESE HANDS PRAY FOR GERONIMO, a visual poem of American Indians, by Christine A. Tarantino, published by Words of Light:

Christine A. Tarantino's ECDYSIS, snake skin artist book exhibited with 99 other book artists in Italy, curated by Maddalena Castegnaro. http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/mirabilibrimostra-internazionale-di.html

Christine A. Tarantino, Sign and Language Group Exhibit, Open Stal, The Netherlands.

Christine A. Tarantino series of 40,"Being Human" published by Redfoxpress, Assembling Box #20, Ireland.

RED LIPS - What is Your Version for Me? by Christine Tarantino is published by Words of Light now available in print or eBook formats. New version includes ALL 42 artists from 13 countries plus additional text and images by Christine Tarantino.

August internet art exhibit @ CHRISTINE TARANTINO COLLECTION features artist STEVE RANDOM. http://christinetarantinocollection.blogspot.com/2012/08/steve-random-usa.html

WORDS OF LIGHT BOOKS, Art Publications By Contemporary Artists, new blog offering various format books published by Christine A. Tarantino. www.wordsoflightbooks.blogspot.com

Christine A. Tarantino/Words of Light publishes THE SKY EMBRACES THE GREAT WORLD by Walter Festuccia. http://www.lulu.com/shop/walter-festuccia/the-sky-embraces-the-great-world/paperback/product-20294750.html

Christine Tarantino, "Instant Person 1 & 2", self-portraits with Polaroid Camera for POLAROID MADNESS, project of Franticham, Ireland. On-line exhibit and exhibition Kassel, Germany during the DOCUMENTA 2012.http://wordsoflightart.blogspot.com/2012/02/no-426-instant-person-1-2.html
Exhibition "INSTANT PEOPLE"250 polaroid self-portraits by 175 artists from 22 countries.11.– 23. Juli 2012 Zur Eröffnung der Ausstellung am Mittwoch, dem 11. Juli 2012 ab 19 Uhr möchten wir Sie und Ihre Freunde herzlich in denKasseler KunstvereinWerner-Hilpert-Straße 2334117 Kassel, einladen.

Christine A. TARANTINO, "Ecdysis" artist book exhibited at Villa Excelsa, Sannicola, Italia. Curator, Maddalena Castegnaro
Opening night: http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/07/naturalia-animalia-artist-book-exhibit.html

July internet art exhibit @ Christine Tarantino Collection features Anna Banana, Darlene Altschul, & John Mountain.

"THESE HANDS" call for entries, newest project from Christine TARANTINO.

June internet art exhibit @ Christine Tarantino Collection features Antoni Miró.

"Fear No NewNew Art" artist book published by Redfoxpress, Assembling Box #19, Ireland.

"E-mail Between the Artist & Her Lover" artist book exhibited Villa Giulia, Italia. Curator Marisa Cortese.

"WHO AM I?" artist book exhibited Mostra Internazionale, Italia. Curator Virginia Milici.

"RED LIPS of Christine Tarantino", art booklet by Bruno Chiarlone published in Italy. http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/05/red-lips-of-christine-tarantino-by.html

May internet art exhibit @ CHRISTINE TARANTINO COLLECTION features artist RYOSUKE COHEN.

Christine TARANTINO, "RED LIPS FOR DALAI LAMA" exhibition @ INviso, Padiglione TIBET, Associazione
Sal Viana frazione Saliana Pianello del Lario (CO)curated by Ruggero Maggi. http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/04/inviso-padiglione-tibet-cura-di-ruggero.html

April internet art exhibit @ CHRISTINE TARANTINO COLLECTION features artists Daniel C. Boyer and Richard Canard. http://christinetarantinocollection.blogspot.com/2012/04/daniel-c-boyer-richard-canard.html

Christine Tarantino, "NEWNEW ART Mono-Prints" published in
"Franticham's Fluxus Assembling Box Nr 18", Redfoxpress, IRELAND.

DODODADIANI featured this month in internet art exhibit at
Christine Tarantino Collection. Dododadiani internet art exhibit.

RED LIPS Project: What is your version for me? Send to:
tarantinochristine@yahoo.com or RED LIPS, Box 121, Wendell, MA 01379 USA
"Sometimes I need red apple. Sometimes I need red
Nam June Paik
Your RED LIPS art modification will yield online documentation, mailed
documentation, and potential publication. Please include a mailing address with
your submission.

Christine Tarantino, "Better Together: Harmony; Radiance; Consciousness; Evolution",
International Mother Language Day Art Exhibit, Kathmandu, NEPAL, by invitation of Rafique Sulayman, Curator.

Christine Tarantino, "Flux-USA Gallery of Stars with Lucy Chew Intervention" http://wordsoflightart.blogspot.com/2011/12/no-403-flux-usa-galaxy.html
exhibited in Group Show: Fluxfest Chicago 2012 (Chicago, USA) FROM THE ARCHIVE Mailart and Fluxus from the archives of Fluxus/St. Louis. Opening reception Chicago Art Institute, Joan Flasch Library.

February online art exhibits from 'The Christine Tarantino Collection' features Belgian artists Guido Vermeulen and Gerson Wenglinski. http://christinetarantinocollection.blogspot.com/2012/01/guido-vermeulen-and-gerson-wenglinski.html

Christine Tarantino, "RED-BERRY Series" published in "Franticham's Fluxus Assembling Box Nr 17", Redfoxpress, IRELAND.
http://wordsoflightart.blogspot.com/2011/05/no-377-red-berry-stained-series.html http://www.redfoxpress.com/ass.box17.html

FAX Exhibit, The DeVos Art Museum, Michigan, USA, curated by Ribas; organized by The Drawing Center and ICI, NYC. TARANTINO "I of the EYE-FAX", asemic writing series: http://wordsoflightart.blogspot.com/2012/01/no-416-i-of-eye-fax.html

Wooden Postcard Exhibit, Stehekin Post Office, Stehekin, Washington, USA. Work by Christine Tarantino: http://christinetarantino.blogspot.com/2012/01/outgoing-wooden-postcards-mail-art.html

Christine Tarantino, "PhotoBooth" work published in new book, "Photobooth Performances" by Ginny Lloyd.

Christine Tarantino, Mail Art and Video Performance at Galleriea Terre Rare, Bologna, Italy, January 28 - February 8, 2012. Project of Maurizio Follin, Italia. http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/01/no-commercial-potential-phaze-ii-show.html

Christine Tarantino, RED LIPS for Dalai Lama, collage exhibited at Venice Biennial Tibet Pavilion – Palazzo delle Esposizioni Sala Nervi - Torino, project of Ruggero Maggi, Milan, Italy.

Christine Tarantino exhibited at Foundation IK New Year Celebration Exhibit "I WISH", The Netherlands, by invitation of Ko de Jonge.

The Christine Tarantino Collection, newest Christine Tarantino art blog started on January 1, 2012. Showcasing selected works from my 20 year collection of works on paper from artists around the globe.

Christine Tarantino-Hjuler BROTKATZE Collaboration exhibited at GALERIE "Offenes Atelier D.U. Design", Austria, Barbara Rapp, Curator.


Alice B. Toklas, famous birthday April 30th

Alice B. Toklas (April 30, 1877 – March 7, 1967) was an American-born member of the Parisian avant-garde of the early 20th century and American companion of Gertrude Stein.
The Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club, a political organization founded in 1971 in San Francisco, is a namesake of Toklas.

RADIO Donations sought for Japan Relief Fund

I created a blog to ask donation radio for Iwate Japan. Please help if you can. Thank you.

Time: April 30, 2011 to May 20, 2011
Location: Miyagi Saigai FM, Iwate
Organized By: Galicias

Event Description:
This is a copy from my blog, so you can add message/question to my blog or here.
Radio with Mail Art for Japan Call
click above

Radio with Mail Art for Japan Charity Call
--- Give hope to the victim and send radios----

This is not a call for an art show, but for donating radio to people in Miyagi in Japan who are victims of Tunami and are evacuating or surviving at home. Many people still do not have TV or radio or no home or job or even lost their family members. I have noticed in IUOMA that many people want to express their prayer and hope for Japan and victim of the earthquake, so I have been looking for some chance to send your messages (or mail art) with something to donate.

I will set the deadline 3 weeks from today on 5/20,
but if they are still asking for radios, I will put up another "call" later. Depending on how much they can get radio from other people.

You can send to my address and I can send all together as a group.
To the organizer, Tomoe Nakamura
2-22-2 Daiho Kanancho Minamikawachi-gun Osaka 585-0005 Japan
Tel: 81-721-93-2881 (for shipping needs)

Or you can send to "Miyako Saigai FM" directly:
1-3-5 Rikutyu building 3F, Miyatyo Miyako city, Iwate, 027-0052 Japan
Tel: 81-193-77-3399

The Miyako Saiga FM site in Japanese
twitter @miyakofm774

More details please visit my blog. Thanks.

This is a sample image of what to send.
(I used a Gabby C mail art sent to me as a sample.)

GIUSEPPE BUTTIERO da Rocchetta presenta: DOLCE MAIL ART!!!!!


from relations that i understand

New Call

Bulls in Sevilla 2011
Taureaux à Séville 2011

For more information and details,
visit the blog http://toroszenon2011.blogspot.com
Miguel Jimenez
El Taller de Zenon

:-#) Saludos de Zenón

Poesia Visual y Arte Postal en El Taller de Zenón

Exposición de pinturas de Miguel Jimenez en

I Santini Del Prete a NAPOLI

(kindness of Raimondo Del Prete)


Dejavu from Triple Mystery Video in the Surreal Suspicion series 2011.

Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt track: Chinese Box. Dejavu from Triple Mystery Video in the Surreal Suspicion series 2011.

Text Festival, 2011

Welcome to the Text Festival.

The Text Festival in Bury is an internationally recognised event investigating contemporary language art (poetry, text art, sound and media text, live art). Opening on 29 April 2011, the next Festival will be its third manifestation and run into July.

Against the background of global stylistic multiplicity, the use of language spans many artforms and may even be a unifying field of enquiry, a new definition and a new field of international linguistic art practice and dialogue. The Bury Festival is the leading focus of language in 21st Century art.

The Festival specialises in experiments, in new experiences, in performances and exhibitions that mix artforms in ground-breaking combinations that challenge traditional language art boundaries and offer artists a forum for dialogue and exchange of ideas.


The opening: 

Ron Silliman (USA), Satu Kaikkonen & Karri Kokko (FIN), and Phil Minton's Bury Feral Choir:

Sound and Dark:




Da Marianna Montaruli / Tracce Cahiers d'Art / Edizioni d'arte Félix Fénéon

Erben a Nápravník v italských překladech
V časopise Tracce, Cahiers d'Art, č. 14/2011 byl v italských překladech Antonia Parenteho publikován text Milana Nápravnika O metodě surrealistických protokolů, text Romana Erbena Blíž skutečnosti a také devět jeho básní a několik kreseb.
Antonio Parente ci segnala che oggi 26 Aprile 2011
è stata pubblicata l'uscita del nuovo numero di
Tracce Cahiers d'Art sul portale della Letteratura Ceca,
sito Ufficiale del Ministero della Cultura della
Repubblica Ceca. Vengono segnalate le pagine che
abbiamo dedicato ai due importanti artisti e letterati
di Praga, Milan Nápravník e Roman Erben.
Erben a Nápravník v italských překladech - Aktuality - Portál české literatury

Prolongation de l'exposition rue de Lappe Espace Durand-Dessert

Nous avons le plaisir de vous informer de la prolongation de l'exposition
Masques, arts tribaux & chamaniques de l'Himalaya
au 31 juillet 2011.
Nous attirons par ailleurs votre attention sur la fermeture de l'exposition les 1er et 8 mai.
Début mai une série de photographies sur le Ladakh sera mise en place sur la coursive en remplacement partiel de l'actuelle exposition.
Le 14 juin 2011 commencera dans une nouvelle salle ouverte au public une exposition
BHUTA, Masques et objets rituels des esprits
provenant du Karnataka (Inde du sud)
et au mois de juillet, à une date à définir, une exposition sur
Les instruments de musique des Santal et des Ho
(Bihar, Bengale, Orissa).
Ces deux évènements sont programmés jusqu'à fin septembre.
Les conférences et projections du jeudi reprendront à cette occasion. La programmation en sera consultable sur le site.
Ce sera une excellente opportunité pour nous y retrouver.
François Pannier
Espace Durand-Dessert

Contest-Azioni videoart

Titolo: Contest_Azioni
data vernissage: 29 aprile 2011, ore 21.00
location: Rotonda Panoramica di Terzigno (Na)

A cura di : Raffaella Barbato

Artisti: AfterAll, Katia Alicante,Stefano Cormino, Gruppo Sinestetico, Gianni Iannitto, Rosaria Iazzetta, Marta Lodola, Salvatore Manzi, Christian Niccoli, Pier Paolo Patti, Massimo Pianese, Rinedda, Nello Teodori, Ur5o, Giacomo Verde, Ciro Vitale

Genere: Video Arte

Ufficio Stampa e Comunicazione: Carla Rossetti
Patrocinio: Associazioni Artlante, Cassiopea, Città Sensibile, Ferro3, Pompeilab
Note: Con la collaborazione di Collettivo Area Vesuviana; Movimento difesa del Territorio; Vesuvio in Lotta

Raffaella Barbato
art curator event manager
mobile +39 3393708413
skype raffaella.barbato78
(kindness of Antonio Sassu)

Optical Poetry

Greetings from Klaus Peter Dencker,

(Inhaltsverzeichnis und Einleitung/Introduction and List of Contents)
(kindness ofPaul Tiililä)


MHDL updates: Chicago Art Fair with Carl Hammer & vierter stock projektraum berlin @ Trajector Art Fair, April 30 - May 1, 2011

Friends, Fans and Foes: update information for the coming week's cultural fenzy.... ART FAIR...

Carl Hammer will be presenting an array of works of mine this coming weekend for Art Chicago @ Booth #123...
The Philip Slein gallery of St. Louis will be presenting something from their archives...

And: My sister-in-law will be a featured attraction @ this years fair... She has been running the Gillock Gallery in Evanston for over a decade...

Stop by and give them all a peek...

And From Across the Big Swamp:
vierter stock projektraum berlin is pleased to announce its participation at Trajector Art Fair, with following artists:

Michael Hernandez de Luna
Barbora Kysilkova
Edwin Walker
Ghost of a Dream
Quitolomalo & Tutso

Dates: 30 April - 1 May 2011
Venue: Hotel Bloom, Rue Royale 250, Brussels, Belgium

Our telephone while in Brussels: +


Berlin Gallery Weekend: IMPORTANT NOTICE:

vierter stock projektraum berlin will be also open during the Berlin Gallery Weekend: Sat-Sun 2 - 6 p.m.

On show: "Barlín" with works by Ruiz & Pontí

(kindness of Michael Hernandez de Luna)

Easter Egg: TRAX XTRA in free download! - Uovo di Pasqua: scarica gratis TRAX XTRA


Cos'hai trovato oggi nell'Uovo di Pasqua? Se la sorpresa ti ha un po' deluso, non prendertela, ti offriamo la ristampa gratuita approntata da Radical Matters - Editions / Label dello storico album TRAX 0982 XTRA, ideato nel 1982 dall'Unità TRAX 01 Piermario Ciani e composto a distanza in una rete di scambi incrociati da dieci musicisti internazionali. In bonus, un nuovo esperimento di musica "telecomposta", TRAX NEWXTRA 2011, coordinato da Gianluca Becuzzi col contributo di Nigel Ayers, Simon Balestrazzi, Fabio Orsi, Pietro Riparbelli e Rod Summers con Marie-Claire Krell.

Puoi SCARICARE GRATUITAMENTE l'album con copertina e contenuti extra qui:

Se ti interessa l'EDIZIONE LIMITATA IN CD DA COLLEZIONE, in confezione 7" con inserti, puoi ordinarla al costo di 15 Euro qui:


Continuando nella lettura di questo messaggio trovi note di copertina e titoli dei brani.

Vittore Baroni & Radical Matters


What did you find in your Easter Egg? If the surprise disappointed you, don't be upset, we offer you the free reprint curated by Radical Matters - Editions / Label of the historical album TRAX 0982 XTRA, ideated in 1982 by TRAX Unit 01 Piermario Ciani and composed at distance in a network of crossed exchanges by ten international musicians. As a bonus, you will find also a new experiment in "telecomposed" music, TRAX NEWXTRA 2011, coordinated by Gianluca Becuzzi with contributions from Nigel Ayers, Simon Balestrazzi, Fabio Orsi, Pietro Riparbelli and Rod Summers with Marie-Claire Krell.
Get it as a FREE DOWNLOAD, inclusive of cover images and bonus contents, here:
Or buy it as a COLLECTABLE LIMITED EDITION CD in special 7” sleeve with inserts (Euro 15,00) here:
Read below in this message the new introductory text and the list of tracks.
Vittore Baroni & Radical Matters

A un anno dalla ristampa in download gratuito e cd in tiratura limitata del progetto Trax 0983 Anthems, Radical Matters ripropone nella medesima formula il primo album in vinile prodotto dall’atipica etichetta/gruppo TRAX nel lontano 1982. Facendo seguito a svariate audiocassette assemblate con metodologie similari (Technodeath, Horrorbox, The Cop Killers, ecc.), questo pionieristico album ideato e coordinato da Piermario Ciani ha sintetizzato in modo esemplare l’idea di una musica “telematica” (e “modulare”), composta ed eseguita mediante collaborazioni a distanza, un concetto esplorato in epoca pre-Internet sia da attivisti del frastagliato “tape network” internazionale che da esponenti della musica elettronica “colta”, ad esempio Pietro Grossi. Com’è ormai consuetudine in questa serie di riedizioni avviata nel 2007 col doppio cd Notterossa, Gianluca Becuzzi si è occupato del remastering dal vinile originale e dell’aggiunta di un nuovo esperimento in composizione a distanza (NewXtra). Nigel Ayers è l’unico, tra i partecipanti di Xtra, ad essere stato di nuovo coinvolto, creando trent’anni dopo un ponte ideale tra i due progetti. Per l’occasione, mi sono immerso ancora una volta nell’archivio dei ricordi, riesumando immagini e documenti d’epoca (il cofanetto Grand Trax 0184, in particolare, conteneva alcune grafiche create in origine per una versione deluxe del lp Xtra, mai realizzata), aggiunti qui come ulteriore bonus a testimonianza dell’indole multimediale del carosello di produzioni ed eventi che TRAX ha messo in opera tra il 1981 e il 1987.

Che fine hanno fatto le originali Unità TRAX? Alcuni amici (a cui dedichiamo la ristampa) sono purtroppo prematuramente scomparsi, altri sono tuttora attivi in ambiti legati alla scena artistico-musicale, con risultati anche di alto profilo (vedi Massimo Giacon in ambito di design, fumetto e arte contemporanea, o Martin Hall, divenuto in Danimarca scrittore e compositore da culto), altri ancora sono oggi stimati professori o occupano cariche pubbliche nel settore culturale (Martina, Ciullini). Se avete gradito la singolare mistura di stramberie new wave, guizzi elettropop, efferatezze industrial-rumoriste e minimalismi ambient di Xtra, fatecelo sapere, ci sentiremo maggiormente motivati a recuperare qualche altra rara reliquia. Il mio caloroso ringraziamento, ancora una volta, va a tutti gli autori coinvolti e a Gianluca Becuzzi e Sandro Gronchi, senza il cui genuino entusiasmo questo lavoro non avrebbero mai visto la luce.

Vittore Baroni, Gennaio 2011 - vittorebaroni@alice.it

Questo disco non è stato realizzato, come di solito avviene, da uno o più gruppi che, avendo composto dei brani, si sono trovati in uno studio di registrazione per eseguirli e in seguito trasferirli su vinile.

Questo disco è il risultato di un progetto che non ha tenuto minimamente conto delle esigenze musicali, compositive o stilistiche dei vari partecipanti.

L’Unità Centrale 01 ha contattato un numero ristretto di persone che svolgono la funzione di Unità Periferiche all’interno di un processo di interferenze incrociate.

Alcune di queste Unità Periferiche hanno preparato basi sonore che sono state smistate da 01 verso altre Unità per una ulteriore elaborazione.

Le successive fasi della manipolazione sono rappresentate nel grafico di copertina: ad esempio il brano Gamma Thetan, che apre il lato TRAX del disco, è il missaggio prodotto da 01 nella sua funzione di centro processamento dati e risulta dall’elaborazione, da parte dell’Unità 02, di un nastro inviato dall’Unità 08 che a sua volta aveva lavorato su di un nastro dell’Unità 04.

Il progetto Trax 0982 Xtra propone un modello operativo ma non ne esaurisce le possibilità.

La serie di dieci composizioni modulari raccolta in questo LP è solo una delle combinazioni possibili.

Trax 0982 Xtra propone brani senza compositore eseguiti da ensemble inesistenti di persone che si sono incontrate solo attraverso una rete di tecnologie di riproduzione e mezzi di comunicazione.

(note di copertina originali)
One year after the reprint as a free download and limited edition cd of the Trax 0983 Anthems project, Radical Matters reproposes with the same formula the first vinyl album produced by the atypical group/label TRAX in the distant year 1982. Following up a series of audiocassettes assembled with similar methodologies (Technodeath, Horrorbox, The Cop Killers, etc.), this pioneering album conceived and coordinated by Piermario Ciani synthesized brilliantly the idea of a “telematic” (and “modular”) music, composed and played through collaborations at distance, a concept explored before the age of Internet both by activists of the heterogeneous international “tape network” and by exponents of the “serious” electronic music scene, for example Pietro Grossi. As usual in this series of reprints started in 2007 with the double cd Rednight, Gianluca Becuzzi took care of the remastering from the original vinyl and added a new experiment in composition at distance (NewXtra). Nigel Ayers is the only participant of Xtra that has been involved again, creating thirty years later an ideal bridge between the two projects. For the occasion, I immersed myself once again in the archive of memories, digging up some images and documents of the period (the Grand Trax 0184 box, in particular, contained some graphics originally created for a deluxe edition of the Xtra lp, never completed), added here as an extra bonus and testimony of the multimedial disposition of the whirl of products and events that TRAX got under way between 1981 and 1987.

Whatever happened to the original TRAX Units? Some friends (to whom this reprint is dedicated) have sadly come to an untimely end, others are still active in areas connected to the artistical and musical scene, even with high-profile results (like Massimo Giacon in the fields of design, comics and contemporary art, or Martin Hall, who has become in Denmark a cult writer and composer), yet others are today professors of high repute or hold public offices in the cultural sector (Martina, Ciullini). If you appreciated the unique mixture of bizarre new wave, darting elettropop, ferocious industrial-noise and minimalist ambient of Xtra, let us know, we will feel more motivated to retrieve a few other rare relics. Once more, my warmest thanks go to all the authors involved and to Gianluca Becuzzi and Sandro Gronchi, without whose genuine enthusiasm this work would have never seen the light of day.

Vittore Baroni, January 2011 - vittorebaroni@alice.it

This record has not been produced, as usually, by one or more bands going into a recording studio with some compositions ready to be performed and later transferred onto vinyl.

This record is the final result of a process that did not take into account the musical, stylistic or compositive necessities of the various participants.

The Central Unit 01 contacted a selected number of individuals acting as Peripheral Units in a project of crossed interferences.

Some Peripheral Units prepared a base-track on tape that was forwarded by 01 to other Units for further elaboration.

The graphic scheme on the cover represents the development of the subsequent crossings: e.g. the track Gamma Thetan, that opens the TRAX side of the record, is the mix that results from a sound base produced by Unit 04, forwarded to Unit 08 who elaborated it and then forwarded it to 02, who after working on it returned the tape to 01, functioning as the data processing centre.

The project Trax 0982 Xtra proposes a workable model but does not exhaust its possibilities.

The series of ten modular compositions on this LP is just one among many possible combinations.

Trax 0982 Xtra presents audio pieces without a composer performed by inexistent ensembles that met only through a network of reproduction technologies and communication media.

(original cover notes)
Lo schema concettuale/operativo che ho pensato per Trax NewXtra, il nuovo progetto di “composizione modulare” che coinvolge sei Unità di cui due straniere e quattro italiane, è un po’ diverso da quello originale. Invece di adottare lo schema a rete incrociata utilizzato nel 1982, ho optato per un sistema a raggiera. Alle cinque Unità periferiche invitate al progetto (Ayers, Balestrazzi, Orsi, Riparbelli, Summers) ho fornito in qualità di Unità Centrale il medesimo input, ovvero una serie di basi droniche. Alle Unità ho chiesto di comporre e rimandarmi una traccia per ogni base fornita, non sovraincisa alla base stessa ma isolata. In questa maniera, una volta ricevuti tutti i contributi, ho potuto ricombinare liberamente i vari tasselli del puzzle sonoro in un’unica suite, intitolata Where Angels Can't Land. Di particolare interesse è il fatto che, con questo schema, si è dato forma ad una sorta di “orchestra sorda” nella quale gli orchestrali suonano tutti assieme senza udirsi reciprocamente. Solo il coordinatore/direttore d’orchestra o Unità Centrale (cioè io) ha potuto udire e controllare (ma solo in parte) il suono d’insieme. In questo senso, la struttura a raggiera di NewXtra opera esattamente al contrario del vecchio Xtra, dove ogni Unità rispondeva allo stimolo sonoro fornito dall’Unità precedente in una catena di stratificazioni verticali. Se vogliamo, NewXtra è anche una sorta di applicazione semi-controllata delle teorie aleatorie di John Cage.

Gianluca Becuzzi, Gennaio 2011
The conceptual and operative scheme that I devised for Trax NewXtra, the new project of “modular composition” with the participation of six Units, four Italians and two from other countries, is a little different from the original one. Instead of adopting the scheme of crossed collaborations employed in 1982, I opted for a radial system. Acting as Central Unit, I provided the five Peripheral Units invited to the project (Ayers, Balestrazzi, Orsi, Riparbelli, Summers) with the same audio input, a series of dronic bases. I asked to each Unit to record a different track for each base I provided, not overmixed but as a separate track. In this way, once all the contributions had been collected, I was able to freely recombine all the different pieces of the audio puzzle into a single suite, titled Where Angels Can't Land. Of particular interest is the fact that, with this scheme, we gave form to a sort of “deaf orchestra” in which all the musicians played together without hearing each other. Only the coordinator/director of the orchestra or Central Unit (me) has been able to hear and (partially) control the global sound of the ensemble. In this sense, the radial structure of NewXtra works exactly in the opposite way compared to the old Xtra, where each Unit answered to the audio input provided by the preceding Unit in a chain of vertical stratifications. If you wish, NewXtra also represents a sort of semi-controlled application of the aleatory theories of John Cage.
Gianluca Becuzzi, January 2011
TRAX side:

1 - Gamma Thetan (01<02<08<04)

2 - Strange Quack Quack (01<03<10)

3 - Di lui non si sa più nulla (01<03<07)

4 - Nastro rosso (01<03<06)

5 - Fishes (01<09<08)

XTRA side:

6 - Combination (01<04<03)

7 - Ancora icone (01<09<08)

8 - Fanfare for the Meat Generation (01<07<04)

9 - Live Blister Bump (01<02<07<09)

10 - I Love Cancer (01<10<06<04)

Central Unit:

01 - Piermario Ciani: concept, organization & mix.

Peripheral Units:

02 - Vittore Baroni: text, voice, guitar, post office.

03 - Massimo Giacon: text, voice, noises, casiotone. With Spirocheta Pergoli: Fabio Beltrame (sax, bass), Enrico Friso (keyboards), Alberto Mineo (bass, guitar, guitar synth).

04 - Giancarlo Martina: guitar. With B.Sides: Bruce (vocals), Gian (drums), Spyke (keyboards), Momi (drums, base only).

05 - Martin Hall: tapes, noises (base only).

06 - Enrico Piva: tapes, keyboards, personal IBM.

07 - Nocturnal Emissions: Nigel Ayers (tapes, voice, violin), Caroline K (synth, voice).

08 - Daniele Ciullini: synth.

09 - De Rezke: Angelo Pretolani (text, voice, rhythmbox, casiotone), Roberto Rossini (synth, voice, casiotone), Marco Canepa (synth, sequencer).

10 - Ado Scaini: rhythmbox, synth (base only). With Ale (keyboards, base only), Plexy (synth, sequencer, base only), W. Gibson (bass, guitar), Radar (drums), Silence (bass), Blue Panther (maracas), Frankie Gasperoni (geometer).

Tracks 1-10 released by TRAX in September 1982 as a black vinyl LP in edtion of 1000 copies.

Original cover art: Piermario Ciani & Cristina.

Thanks to Studio Diamine, Rap & Momi, Atelier De Montage, 001... Cancer, Centro UH!

In affectionate memory of Piermario, Caroline K and Enrico Piva.

(bonus) TRAX NEWXTRA 2011

11 - Gianluca Becuzzi / VV.AA. - Where Angels Can't Land (25’ 18”)

Central Unit:
Gianluca Becuzzi: electroacoustic drones, sound objects, programming.

Peripheral Units:

Nigel Ayers - Nocturnal Emissions: handcrafted digital audio, Made in Cornwall.

Simon Balestrazzi: prepared ukelin and tsymbaly, bird calls, analogue synths.

Fabio Orsi: processed electric guitar.
Pietro Riparbelli: transcoded short wave radio.

Rod Summers/VEC Audio: vocals, vocal treatments, with Marie-Claire Krell (vocals).
Track 11 assembled and produced by Gianluca Becuzzi at Kinetixlab (2011).

TRAX 0982 XTRA - Reprint remastered for Radical Matters / Editions / Label by Gianluca Becuzzi in January 2011 at Kinetixlab (Italy).

All (c) remain to the authors. Edition designed and manufactured by RM-ED/L SG

License: C.C. by-nc-nd 2011 Radical Matters - Editions / Label

(kindness of Vitorre Baroni, Italia)

add and post to.... (CAVELLINI)


Ken Friedman catching up...letter and catalog excerpts

Dear Friend,

With regret, I observe that I owe letters to most everyone I know. This
is a quick catch-up and an apology for my long silence.

At the beginning of 2008, I moved to Melbourne, Australia, to take up a
dean’s post at Swinburne University of Technology. While I expected
changes to my life, I have been astonished to discover just how many
changes my new life involved. The most significant is a change in tempo
and focus. My life as a professor focused my own research and teaching.
My current life is dedicated to ensuring that others have the resources
for their teaching and research. I expected the change: as researchers,
we suit ourselves; as deans, we serve others. What I did not expect was
the enormous shift in time – I’ve known deans and even a vice
chancellor or two who find the time for their research while helping to
manage a university. I’m still seeking the appropriate balance. Most
deans hold managerial roles before taking on this job. I moved directly
to a dean's role from a life in research and writing....

...As a very late greeting, I’m attaching a catalog to my 2009
exhibition, 99 Events. I planned to send it out two years ago in the
letter I never wrote.

Easter greetings and best regards,


Ken Friedman, PhD, DSc (hc), FDRS Distinguished University Professor
Dean, Faculty of Design Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia

Air and Water (Em141)

Split release from Noise Research / Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt

Latest release from Electronic Musik comes in the form of a split with Noise Research / Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt.

Em141: Air and Water – Noise Research / Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt

download FREE here

Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt, born in Chicago (USA), now living in Berlin, is a performance artist, musician, free improvisator and composer of experimental music. This piece was created using his accidental guitar method.

Noise Research is the alter-ego of UK Sound Artist / Musician Ian Simpson who has been involved in the experimental / improvised music scene for many years. He has adopted an uncompromising approach in both playing and performance.

SDCM’s track was recorded live on the 11th April 2011
NR’s track was recorded and processed on the 21st & 22nd of April 2011

Artwork copyright: Ian Simpson 2011

1000 sites & blogs echoed @ du-champ.blogspot.com


du-champ's mapping 1000 sites & blogs




dark waters

Roberto Formigoni per CAVELLINI

Tim Hetherington, Chris Hondros , Ai Wei Wei , and justice for and all the artists forgoten by the Wester Interests .

Tim Hetherington, Chris Hondros , Ai Wei Wei , and justice for and all the artists forgoten by the Wester Interests .

While the defensors or the institutional art look and talk exclusively about Ai We Wei’s cause for political, economic and personal interests…. artists have being killed and arrested all over the world everyday for decades.

Let’s be sincere , now they only talked about Tim Hetherington because he was English and Oscar nominated ( the Anglo-Hegemony always have priority, Ai wei wei, even being Chinese always defended these same cultural Anglo- American values to please the Western Richs and critics ) … ………….even so it is some progress. Let’s see if it is going to make people talk more about this ….. or if the “Voices of the art world and the free world” will still keep only defending their own interests.

Chris Hondros :
here I keep the same test I wrote for Tim Hetherington . I want to see Ai We Wei free and unspoilted, I want to see justice for all.
——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Listen, all the time I defend my view , defensor of the free world from USA and Europe come to argue with me. It seens they only defend democracy if you have exactaly the same opinion.
Not saying that i am from Brazil…. i DO have experience with artists being arrested and people of my own family only for defending democracy. It isn’t a theory to me . It isn’t a noble ideal as it is for easily manipulated art critics and people of the art world in general . It is real.


Cyber Attacks on Change.org

Dear Christine,

The petition demanding the release of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has nearly 100,000 signatures.

Here's how we know it's really gotten Beijing’s attention: For the past four days, the Change.org website has been repeatedly targeted by cyber attacks coming from China that aim to bring our site down, which would keep people from signing the petition.

Our engineers are working around the clock to fend off the attacks and, for now, the petition is still up.

We need to let the Chinese government know that illegal tactics from within its borders won't stop the mounting pressure on them to release Weiwei. If you haven't already, please click here to share the petition on Facebook to keep spreading the word.
To recap: Acclaimed dissident artist Ai Weiwei -- who helped design the famed “Bird’s Nest” stadium for China’s Olympics -- was arrested on April 3rd by Chinese security forces at the Beijing airport. His office and studio have been ransacked, and no one has heard from him since.

The international art community banded together, demanding his release -- and the directors of more than twenty leading museums (including the Tate Modern, Museum of Modern Art, and the Guggenheim) started a petition on Change.org that has garnered worldwide attention, including in the New York Times, LA Times, and Guardian.

The campaign has helped to give rise to an international outcry. Political leaders around the world are calling for Weiwei's release and activists have organized peaceful protests at Chinese embassies and consulates.

Though China is desperate to silence its critics, the pressure to free Weiwei continues to grow. You can help by asking five friends to sign the petition:


Autocratic governments know that the internet is a democratizing force, and they'll do everything they can to suppress online activism. Know that we stand with you for change, and that we will continue to fight to make sure your voice can be heard.

- Patrick and the Change.org team

P.S. Due to these repeated attacks, our site may be slower than usual or unavailable at times over the next few days. Thanks for your patience.

Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt - Chinese Box Reveiw

Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt is one of those gypsies who do their stuff on the margin of what is hip even in a such "hip-immune" field as experimental music. His Friends of Sagittarius records as well as other platforms he manages revolve around a community of musicians of different styles and approaches.
One of his outlet is "accidental guitar" style which his own genuine approach to composition as well as intuitive improvisation.
Chinese Box hits the sky with its droney lo-fi cloud of intense and dreamy microspace. What I loved the most is that it goes straight to the point, not getting into the place where the musician depletes himself from the fresh ideas. A wholesome bit of music, rich, tasty and healing.
You can download it for free at: http://www.archive.org/details/SeanDerrickCooperMarquardt-ChineseBox


The Radiant Child : First Act \ The Awaking Assiduous Awareness

‎"miniatur film clip" http://www.myspace.com/seandcmarquardt ''The Radiant Child"" film and composition by Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt |, music from the Album Release "The Radiant Child " First Act \ The Awaking Assiduous Awareness

"The Radiant Child " Second Act \ Harvest of Gold Succulence

"The Radiant Child " Second Act \ Harvest of Gold Succulence
‎"miniatur film clip" http://www.myspace.com/seandcmarquardt ''The Radiant Child"" film and composition by Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt |, music remixed from the Upcoming Album Release "The Radiant Child " Second Act \ Harvest of Gold Succulence

"The Radiant Child " Third Act \ Die Dreizehnte Fee

‎"miniatur film clip" http://www.myspace.com/seandcmarquardt ''The Radiant Child"" film and composition by Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt |, music remixed from the Upcoming Album Release "The Radiant Child " Third Act \ Die Dreizehnte Fee

The Radiant Child" Fourth Act \ A Season of Exaggeration

The Radiant Child" Fourth Act \ A Season of Exaggeration
www.youtube.com‎"miniatur film clip" http://www.myspace.com/seandcmarquardt ''The Radiant Child"" film and composition by Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt"The Radiant Child " music remixed from the upcomimg album release "The Radiant Child" Fourth Act \ A Season of Exaggeratio

Friends of Sagittarius Records Festival 2 14, June 2011 CURATED BY SEAN DERRICK COOPER MARQUARDT

14 June at 20:00

king kong klub, berlin germany
Friends of Sagittarius Records festival no.2
14, June 2011




DJ Matthias Heiderich





sean derrick cooper marquardt
A continuous accidental guitar adventurous aspirations in audio.

3 :

angela grasser



4 :

scanner unit
(ambient /spacenoise)


(electronika / experimental)



Gabi Schaffner: "Five Hours in a Fake Forest with a Bee Swarm"



(electronika / experimental)


Dorothy of the Day

Music from the Dustbowl - Live Vocal Loops:
Dorothy of the Day's developing vocal loops and harmonies begin
with a fragility that gives way to a cosy black and white film on a


Jazz meets Filmmusik meets minimalism.



A short soundtrack about the long term legacy of being born a human shield.
Jonathan Toby Burdon(TEST DEPT.)

sean derrick cooper marquardt


genus inkasso


The Captain Kirk on LSD Experience
Disco House / Melodramatischer Pop-Song / Psychedelic





Day 16, Where Is WEIWEI.