Israel invades Egypt after its nationalization of the Suez Canal, followed a few days later by UK and French troops; they are met with local resistance.

“Not through hope will the prize be taken,
The world is taken by struggle.”






My friend Mark Polscher introduced me to a new museum in München that opened in May.
The Museum Brandhorst is in the Kunstarealclose to the Alte and Neue Pinakothek museums as well as the Pinakothek der Moderne – and is near the university district. It’s a two-story structure that features 36,000 vertical ceramic louvres in 23 different coloured glazes. Except for one room, all of the inside galleries have white walls and Danish oak flooring for a neutral look. There’s an abundance of Warhol and Twombly and a selection of Beuys, Nauman, Richter, Hirst, a.o.




Input-Output lurk least hazards



The Futurelab presents a research and development laboratory that combines the experimental and analytic aspects associated with a scientific-based workplace with the creative, art-based locale of an atelier. This kind of setup encourages a working discipline that involves artists, technologists, designers, sociologists, and many other fields of endeavor that continue to nourish the synergistic relationship that these various fields require in order to encourage new ways of thinking. The video below, created to show the diversity of the Futurelab, is from last year – before the move to their new larger and futuristic present location where creative ideas have even more possibilities of realization.


(thanks to onurson)


Hustle and bustle before one of the seminars:


Prix Forum: Digital Communities winner:
Julian Assange (spelled incorrectly on the video) from WikiLeaks:

(thanks to Ars Electronica)

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Rod Stasick is a composer in the broad sense of the term. He is interested in the creation of event-systems for various situations. Template scores are often created using a combination of graphic signs and symbols that usually suggests a syncretism of styles and methods of performance. Using these methods, he produces works in diverse disciplines (audio, video, text, mail art, conceptualism, etc.) utilizing assorted influences: Eastern Philosophy, Fluxus, The Situationist International, Oulipo, Semiotics, Discrete Event-Systems, random numbers to revamp Zen planning and forms of Information Theory.

  • Psychoacoustics
  • Generative Music
  • Composition
  • Sound Diffusion
  • Interactive Art
  • Installation
  • Sound Design
  • Radiophonic Art
  • Field Recording
  • Electroacoustics
  • Sound Art
  • Performance
  • Sound & Image

  • His studies with Karlheinz Stockhausen (2001-2007) have renewed his interest in various aspects of compositional integration.

    Extensive number of performances
    of experimental works.

    Archivist for the Jerry Hunt Estate

    Percussion studies:

  • Steve McCall
  • Dennis Charles
  • Charles Hammond
  • Gary Burton

  • Eternally grateful to these folks who had, in person, taken the time to encourage me in my compositional work (chronologically listed):

  • Alan Watts
  • John Cage
  • Joseph Beuys
  • Jerry Hunt
  • Alvin Lucier
  • Robert Rauschenberg
  • Merce Cunningham
  • Buckminster Fuller
  • Nam June Paik
  • Charlotte Moorman
  • Anthony Braxton
  • David Tudor
  • Earle Brown
  • Pauline Oliveros
  • Ben Patterson
  • James Tenney
  • Christian Wolff
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen