[NetBehaviour] Turbulence Commission: "The Simultaneous Translator" by John Roach and Willy Whip

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April 15, 2007
Turbulence Commission: "The Simultaneous Translator" by John Roach and Willy
Requires Windows OS
LIVE PERFORMANCE: Sunday April 15; 12:00 PM EST to 3:00 PM EST [Mac users
can listen via the player of their choice]

"The Simultaneous Translator" (SimTrans) is a Windows based audio interface
that enables anyone to load audio streams and manipulate them in real time
on the Internet. SimTrans makes the delays and fluctuations of the Internet
visible and audible. The Internet becomes your collaborator as you create
your mix, and the instability you usually try to avoid becomes a tool for
creation. Distance and delay are manifest within the interface numerically
and as a series of sliding heads; there is also a link to Google Earth where
you can watch the dynamic flight of data travel between yourself and the
audio source. 

"SimTrans" is a 2007 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., (aka
Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It was made possible with funding
from the Murray G. and Beatrice H. Sherman Charitable Trust.

THE PERFORMANCE: "The Simultaneous Translator" grew out of the artists' live
networked performance project "Simultaneous Translation," in which the
delays of the internet are used to dynamically effect the live performances
of geographically distant artists. 

The upcoming performance will take place from 12:00 PM EST to 3:00 PM EST on
Sunday April 15. Log on via http://turbulence.org/Works/simtrans.

Participants: Greg Davis (USA), Kenneth Goldsmith (USA), John Hudak (USA),
Keyman (France), Lawrence Li (China), Mice69 (France), Miguel Ramos (Spain),
Joe Reinsel (USA), John Roach (USA) and Willy Whip (France).


JOHN ROACH doesn't consider himself an installation artist, a sound artist,
or a sculptor, but prefers to think of himself as a nomad, touching down in
whatever place is most hospitable to his ideas. Recent projects have been an
installation at the 2B Gallery in Budapest, Hungary; a collaborative
performance with objects and video at the Saint Stephen Museum in
Szekesfehervar, Hungary; and a web video project called Sweet Music. He
continues to work with Willy Whip on their long-standing live networked
performance project Simultaneous Translation.

WILLY WHIP is a designer and teacher in hypermedia interactivity. Outside
his institutional work he likes to produce mashups that fertilize his own
secret garden. This personal research and development leads him on a quest
for hybrids: connect this information to that information; grow new
contents; release new senses. Recent activity includes projects with the
artists Anika Mignotte, Reynald Drouhin, and Du Zhenjun.

For more Turbulence Commissions, please visit http://turbulence.org

Jo-Anne Green, Co-Director
New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.: http://new-radio.org
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