Sonification of You ran live for an hour as part of NOMUSIC Festival X (live transmission / 24 hour performance):

–< 48 Participants >–
–< 24h Continuous Streaming Audio Festival >–
–< Realtime Simultaneous Dual Live >–
–< Audio Live Performing only via Internet >–
–< Creative Commons Audio License - No Archivz >–
–< Stream Live Audio - Double/Split Channel >–

[GMT+0 – Greenwich Time] * lasting 24 hours forming a terrestrial revolution completes online without interruption between 48 participants.
START : the 13th, December, 2006 (00h00 / 00:00am) [GMT+0 – Greenwich Time]
END : the 13th, December, 2006 (23h59 / 11:59pm) [GMT+0 – Greenwich Time]


(((NOMUSIC))) started on June 2001, according to the principle that a diffusion site on Internet should correspond to the representation of the singular performances of a new generation of artists, musicians, performers and other actors of the electronic scene. The creation of this open diffusion site proved to be necessary because of today’s difficulty to perform disembodied concerts of electronic music on stage, in a classical frontal (actor/audience) representation space.
Nowadays, these emerging new multimedia performances allow everybody to approach music in a more singular way, with a different listening practice and on a more sharing scene.

Every year since 2001, (((NOMUSIC))) offers one or more festivals which programming is geographically variable and which function is to relay in a coordinated way a 24 hours earth revolution of no-musicians @ home. This virtual earth revolution materializes a world wide sound cover of 24 time zones according to the universal time [GMT 0]. This gives to participants who are scattered all over the world the opportunity to take part in the festival. The participation is free of charge and the recruitment is made exclusively on Internet through diffusion lists. The selection is not made according to practices and genres criterion but rather according to the approaches and artistic positions which should echo the logic of the festival.

(((NOMUSIC))) platform offers two types of live. In its classical form, the participant plays alone at home for one hour. He can also play in dual. Dual is a live in which two geographical sites are linked via Internet and mixed together in stereo (participant 1 on the left channel and participant 2 on the right one).

(((NOMUSIC))) wishes to generate improbable duals and gatherings between two participants during one hour time in a web audio performance. We make no storage because we think that Internet is a huge database which conveys already a great amount of dead informations and we don’t want to pollute it further. We are thus in favour of instant access to a selective event. The mechanism of the programming is not automated; it is relayed manually for 24 hours without any interruption by laboiteblanche and Carl.Y., two real human routers who are at the service of continuous audio stream and who endure technical difficulties and give rapid formation on the technologies of streaming to all the participants.

(((NOMUSIC))) stands between musical negation and anti-bruitism, in a non-silent interstice of audio manifestation. It allows the composer-performer to be his own auditor, in a place where nothing should be heard but just felt as a new entity to observe.


From 1999 on, laboiteblanche and Carl.Y, have both experimented streaming through series of interconnected web concerts and programming via the site NOWEB thus creating a form of festival which dimension is tailor-made for the web.

The support of the late CICV Pierre Schaeffer ’s residence at Hérimoncourt [Fr] gave more opportunity for further development of the interface system; it allowed also an access to a bandwidth of great capacity, which is essential to bear the year after year rising load of the connections. Technically speaking, (((NOMUSIC))) is now autonomous and provides its own lodging on Internet since the creation of the NOHOST platform.

laboiteblanche & Carl.Y play regularly together in concerts or on the net, from Berlin to Fournos via Paris or other cities. At the same time, each of them develops different projects related to the new technologies:
Radio WNE
[Self Radio]
Radio WNE concentrate his programs on diffusion of new emergent musics and musicians, performers and the broadcasting of stranges audio-contents, events retransmissions and acoustics phenomena, on a collaborative open-plateform online
[Installation / Performance / Website]
Random listening system of the radio frequencies of police, airports, trains, emergency services…
Workshop on the techniques of audio and video streaming in Art schools
[Audio 3D Map / Performance]
Audio 3D environnement mixed on web

5 years and 10 festivals
226 participants during 212 hours
More than 8000 listeners from 25 countries over 4 continents

Review at Ecrans:

24 heures de « Nomusic » non stop
par Marie Lechner
tag : musique

La dixième édition du Nomusic festival, marathon du streaming orchestré depuis cinq ans par Carl Y. et La boîte blanche, débute ce soir à minuit pour 24 heures de musique non stop (le 13 décembre de 0h à 23h59) around the globe.

Pour cette nouvelle session, diffusée exclusivement sur le net, ils seront 48 musiciens dispersés aux quatre coins de la planète (Suède, Italie, Russie, Allemagne, France, Japon, Royaume-Uni, Autriche, Québec, Belgique, ou encore Pérou, Hongrie, Pologne…) à se relayer. Dans les premières éditions, les solos se succédaient, chaque musicien jouant tout seul depuis sa chambre pendant une heure, désormais c’est le duo qui prime. Les duettistes, tirés au sort, émettent l’un sur le canal de gauche, l’autre sur le canal de droite, recréant une stéréo artificielle. Ils jouent chez eux à distance, et « Nomusic » les réunit sur le réseau, suscitant d’improbables rencontres audio par exemple entre Kaffe Matthews (Londres) et Erik Minkkinen (Paris), entre les noiseurs alsaco-roumains Sun Plexus (Cluj) et le suédois Jon Eriksen (Malmö), entre Carl Stone (Tokyo), pionnier de la musique live sur ordi, et Neil Kaczor (Londres) ou encore Cat Hope (Singapour) et Davidly (Berlin).

Nomusic, qui dit se situer entre « la négation musicale et l’anti-bruitisme », propose une instantané du réseau en matière d’expérimentation sonore, offrant une plate forme de diffusion et de création adaptée à une génération d’artistes, musiciens, performeurs aux pratiques singulières.

Nomusic privilégie l’instantanéité du live et refuse l’archivage. « Nous n’archivons pas parce que nous pensons qu’Internet stocke déjà une quantité énorme d’informations mortes, nous ne voulons pas le polluer davantage. » C’est donc ce soir ou jamais…

Trampoline, Broadway Media Centre

Sonification of You live at Trampoline Festival, Broadway Media Centre, Nottingham, November 2006

Trampoline is dedicated to the promotion of new technology art and artists and aims to present cutting edge art in an informal atmosphere; encouraging new artists to exhibit work to a real audience, whilst providing a platform for established artists working in new directions.

Trampoline began life in 1997 as Nottingham’s first ever platform event for new media art. In 2001, founders Miles Chalcraft and Anette Schäfer moved to Berlin and expanded Trampoline to Germany. Co-founder Gareth Howell continued Trampoline Nottingham throughout 2001 and 2002. Since then Trampoline has been left in the capable hands of a series of guest curators including Sharmila Cogger and Lizzy Whirrity, Nottingham art based collective, REACTOR and now Emma Lewis.

Vague Terrain

A whole series of my work featured in issue 5 of Vague Terrain

Vague Terrain is a web based quarterly publication showcasing work from various artists, musicians, and writers. The quarterly samples the focus and methodologies of academic and art journals, and examines contemporary issues in an immediate and accessible manner that reflects the nature of the web. Content consists of curated visual, audio, and written works.

Sonification of You part of Paraflows Festival Vienna

Sonification of You. Martin John CallananSonification of You live at Paraflows, Martin John Callanan
Sonification of You live at Paraflows, Martin John CallananSonification of You live at Paraflows, Martin John Callanan

Sonification of You was part of the city wide Paraflows Festival, Vienna, Austria, in September 2006, hosted at the Blumberg Gallery.

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Diese Arbeit ist Phasen9. bis 16. September 2006

Wechselwirkung ist umgebend geworden. Einzelne Leute sind nicht mehr lokalisiertes aus der Skalierung oben der Netze resultieren und der Skalierungabstieg des Apparates für Getriebe und Aufnahme. Verschiedene Kommunikation Vorrichtungen immer getragen ununterbrochen strahlen aus und empfangen Informationen. Dieses ununterbrochene Datenfluß ist unsichtbar und häufig, durch die Mehrheit einen Leuten, unbekannt. Heutige Handvorrichtungen können als Verlängerungen von gesehen werden menschlicher Körper erlauben überall vorhandenes, unvermeidliches Netz interconnectivity.

Das `Sonification von dir’ zielt darauf ab, dieses zu bilden Datenfluß das `, das’ zu jenen Leuten sichtbar ist, welche die aktiven Vorrichtungen tragen. Unsere Ausrüstung lichtet passiv die verschiedenen Radiospektrumfrequenzen ab, die durch Vorrichtungen des beweglichen Telefons, Bluetooth, WiFi Netze und andere verwendet werden durch bewegliche Vorrichtungen, innerhalb a verwendet werden gegebener Raum. Die Dateninformationen dann vorbei dargestellt zugewiesene Audiotöne, die Tätigkeit, Abstand und Stärke der Signale anzeigen. Zeichnen auf Methoden für die überwachung des Großrechners Netze, das Resultat ist, einen Hintergrund `Ton’ für einen Raum, der representational der Leute ist, und ihre Vorrichtungen, Geschenk zu verursachen.

Das unsichtbare hörbar geworden und folglich sichtbar. Einzelpersonen erlauben, ihrer Konstante bewußt zu werden Konnektivität.

paraflows 06 – Annual Convention für Digitale Kunst und Kulturen in Wien, 09.-16.09.2006

Das Motto hinter paraflows 06 – Annual Convention für digitale Kunst und Kulturen in Wien ist das Konzept der ‘Netze hinter dem Netz’, was sowohl das Digitale hinter dem sozialen Netz als auch das Soziale hinter dem digitalen Netz meinen kann.

Ein viertägiges Symposium setzt sich mit Vorträgen und Workshops zur paraflows 06 Thematik auseinander. Die Ausstellung zum Festival widmet sich aktuellen künstlerischen Positionen der digitalen Medien- und Netzkulturen. Lokale und internationale Projekte werden vorgestellt, deren Intention es ist, mittels neuerer medialer Kulturmittel unsere heutige Gesellschaft besser zu verstehen, zu kritisieren und zu gestalten. TUagliche Abendveranstaltungen runden das Festival mit einem Vermittlungskonzept ab und laden zum Austausch ein.

paraflows 06 – annual convention for digital arts and cultures, 9 through 16 September 06

paraflows 06 focusses on the idea of a ‘net behind the net’ which can mean both the digital behind the social net, and the social behind the digital net. paraflows (the Greek prefix ‘para’ meaning: beside, near, moreover) emanates from the main motors of freedom of the net and its para-experts, the wikipedias and slashdots of all areas within which consumers help each other voluntarily to become and remain critical users and experts in their fields.

The symposium draws participants from all over the world and consists of lectures and workshops on the topic of paraflows 06: ‘nets behind the net’. The exhibition will display works dealing with the ‘social web’ focussing on the topic of the ‘nets behind the nets’. Installations and performances are meant to encourage visitors to actively participate in the event. The horizontal concept of the exhibition consciously takes on the approved principles of a decentralized organisation and of participatory practices. The exhibition will therefore be held in seven locations within the Viennese art and culture scene. The daily evening events will top off the festival and encourage participants and visitors to communicate with each other.


Sonification of You live as part of Paraflows06 in Vienna, Austria, September 2006, at Blumberg Gallery.

paraflows 06 focusses on the idea of a ‚net behind the net’ which can mean both the digital behind the social net, and the social behind the digital net. paraflows (the Greek prefix ‘para’ meaning: beside, near, moreover) emanates from the main motors of freedom of the net and its para-experts, the wikipedias and slashdots of all areas within which consumers help each other voluntarily to become and remain critical users and experts in their fields.

Resonance FM

Sonification of You live on Resonance FM as part of FRAMED, a Node.London event.

Resonance 104.4 fm is the world’s first radio art station, established by London Musicians’ Collective. It started broadcasting on May 1st 2002. Its brief? To provide a radical alternative to the universal formulae of mainstream broadcasting. Resonance 104.4 fm features programmes made by musicians, artists and critics who represent the diversity of London’s arts scenes, with regular weekly contributions from nearly two hundred musicians, artists, thinkers, critics, activists and instigators; plus numerous unique broadcasts by artists on the weekday “Clear Spot”.


Sonification of You live at FRAMED, London, March 2006

Framed was a performance event/showcase which took place in the new Slade Research Centre space in Woburn Square at the end of March 2006 to coincide with the NODE.London season for media arts and also to mark the 10th anniversary of the Slade Centre for Electronic Media.

From works exploring transmission, networking and time to palm pilot drawings, sound performances as well as experimental works developed in collaboration with UCL’s Immersive VR Laboratory exploring physiological input devices, this event was intended to provide a snapshot of the broad range of interests, exploration and investigations in this area.