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"The Water Method" at the Sound of Failure


No, this post on the Sound of Failure is not about the DMLCompetition--it's a shout out to HASTAC Member (you'll remember him asthe thereminist at the Nasher for HASTAC 07) Steve Burnett whosemusical composition "The Water Method" was accepted at a Festival in Australia and isavailable for listening on line.

?The Water Method? was accepted for inclusion in the second Australian event, Sound of Failure: Experimental Music in a Post-Digital Era, organized by the Don't Look Gallery. The group show for the event opens today in Australia. If you're on the appropriate continent during the event, stop by. If you're not in Australia, Steve?s piece is available online.

Some of you who were part of HASTAC 07 at Duke will remember Steve?s Nasher Museum performance on theremin and other electronic instruments.

Listen to his new piece at:

Using water droplets across cable jacks processed and looped
I created "The Water Method" which is posted as an mp3 on
at the following link:

Festival description:
Following on from the (ironic) success of last year's festival, Sound of Failure 2008 brings together over forty local and international sound artists in numerous venues to surprise, shock and entertain. Many of these artists have attempted to transcend the small rectangular screens and the latest Microsoft releases, opting instead to look at unintended consequences of technology - when it misbehaves or just gives up the ghost.

General press release follows:
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WHAT: The Sound of Failure Festival Main Exhibition & Rococo Vortex
(as part of the Sound of Failure Festival)
WHERE: Chrissie Cotter Gallery (Pidcock St, Camperdown) & Don't Look
Gallery (419 New Canterbury Rd Dulwich Hill)
WHEN: Opening August 19, 6pm & 20, 6pm (respectively)
WHO: Various artists & Wade Marynowsky
CONTACT: Greg Shapley, 0401 152 434, email:

The Sound of Failure Festival kicks off with an enthralling sound art
exhibition at Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown. As part of a festival that involves over 40 local and international artists and six venues, this exhibition will host a diverse range of audio, and audio-visua installations.


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