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Alt-w | Help me Obi

Help Me Obi

Cycle 08 Alt-w Production Award -
Chris Helson & Sarah Jackets

1st to 30th August 2014, Tue-Sat 10am-4pm.
Evolution House, 78 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LE

With this 3D volumetric display, the artists will perfect a seemingly impossible machine. Referencing Princess Leia’s iconic holographic message in Star Wars, this artisan technology will enable an investigation of cult cinema, remote relationships, intimacy and dislocation.

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The Radio and the Commons

Radio and the Commons

20th-21st November 2014.
ForestCentre+, 38 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 9SJ

The Radio and the Commons is a two-day event by mobile hacklab FreeMachines. The programme will explore the power of radio in contemporary society, and propose radical ways in which it could be co-opted by the public in the digital age.

In the context of the forthcoming digital radio switchover, can we make use of the old public AM/FM radio bands, and turn it into a new commons? Roel Roscam Abbing and Jack James will discuss on the first night, and also lead the 'Write the Wave' workshop the following day.


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gap in the air | Michel Doneda

Michel Doneda

Thursday 27th November 2014, 8:45 for 9pm.
Talbot Rice Gallery, Old College, Edinburgh EH8 9YL

gap in the air is a celebration of experimental music and sonic art. The programme is dedicated to the experience of sound. Over four months this accessible overview of an expanding field will also be a live testing ground for new and innovative ideas.

gap in the air spans four thematic seasons: place, reach, orientation and nature. In this concert renowned experimental saxophonist Michel Doneda celebrates his 60th birthday in the context of 'place' with free improvisation collective Edimpro.


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Alt-w | SSA Annual Exhibition 2014

ink (2008), ~ in the fields

5th-20th December 2014, daily 10am-5pm.
Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2LE

Each year the Society of Scottish Artists holds an annual contemporary open exhibition. For the first time New Media Scotland will be guest curating a room at the RSA of artwork produced by four of our Alt-w Fund alumni.

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~ in the fields will present 'ink' (2009) which was awarded the 2010 UdK Award for Interdisciplinary Art and Science. This device art installation was first commissioned to celebrate 500 years of printing in Scotland.

The Fallen Oak (2006) by Chris Rowland is a three dimensional ‘fly past’ of the HMS Royal Oak, the first battleship to be sunk in WWII after being torpedoed by a U-boat with the loss of 833 sailors in Scapa Flow, Orkney.

Watch & Wolf

Watch & Wolf

Thursday 4th, 11th & 18th December 2014, 7:30 for 8pm.
Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL

Who could forget our Atmosphere screening of 'Spirited Away' in 2013. Guest augmentologists Jelly & Gin produced beautiful origami bento boxes filled with delicious treats to eat in line with the plot, with a little help from No-Face.

Now experience some of your favourite festive films with Jelly & Gin's new multi-sensory cinema experience Watch & Wolf. Enjoy food & drink-matched moments from Elf, Gremlins and The Wizard of Oz signalled by a special host.

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Dialogues | Rei Nakamura

Rei Nakamura

Saturday 15th November 2014, 8pm.
Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AG

Rei Nakamura uses piano, electronics and video to create performances that examine the interrelationship of movement and sound. She has worked with this concept annually since 2007 and this concert marks the 8th iteration.

The programme includes UK premieres of new work by José Rafael Subía Valdez, Raquel García-Tomás & Ainhoa Sarabia, Alberto Bernal and Christian Winther Christensen plus work by Johannes Kreidler.


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NEoN | Show Us Your Assets

NEoN | Show Us Your Assets

Friday 7th November 2014, 10:30am-4:30pm.
Malmaison, 44 Whitehall Crescent, Dundee DD1 4AY

As part of the NEoN Digital Art Festival this mini symposium on futureproofing the digital arts invites art historians, academic researchers, archivists and artists to debate tactics for ensuring legacy for moving image and media art in all its analogue and digital manifestations.

Laura Leuzzi (REWINDItalia), Donna Holford-Lovell (NEoN), Mark Daniels (New Media Scotland), Thomson & Craighead (artists), Nora O’Murchu (University of Limerick), Sarah Cook (DJCAD/CRUMB), Gregor White (Abertay University), Prof. Stephen Partridge (DJCAD/REWIND) and Luke Collins (Lux Scotland).


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Dialogues | Quasar Saxophone Quartet


Saturday 18th October 2014, 8pm.
Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AG

Celebrated for its energy, audacity and exceptional technical ability, the Quasar saxophone quartet explore different aspects of artistic creation from instrumental music to live electronics, from improvisation to instrumental theatre.

The quartet aims to contribute to the development of musical language and provide a platform for new music experiments, exploration and production. The quartet were Opus prize 'Performer of the Year' in 2012.

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Cryptic Nights | Out of Body

Out of Body

2nd to 4th Oct 2014, Thu 8-10pm, Fri 4-9pm, Sat 2-9pm.
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

Wearing specially designed periscopic visors, immerse yourself in an environment by composer and artist Joshua Payne in collaboration with Vanessa Coffey, Michael Butcher and Ed Crawley of All Eyes Wide. They invite you on a playful and mysterious journey through the mind.

Travelling through a maze of sensory and secretive spaces, Out of Body explores different neuroscientific phenomena through visual and musical illusion. Interact with live music, electronics and audio visual designs and watch as your curiosity is both encouraged and rewarded.


Alt-w | Requiem for Edward Snowden

Requiem for Edward Snowden Album Cover

Available on vinyl, CD and download now.

This audiovisual performance piece is based around the actions and decisions of whistleblower Edward Snowden. It focuses on a number of themes relevant to life in the 21st century; loss of faith and security, the hacking of digital media, invasion of privacy and personal sacrifice.

"...beautiful reminder of what we all need to be fighting against."

Snowden revealed that we live in a world in which the privacy of our daily routines is completely compromised. Exploring the consequences through electronic sound and acoustic instrumentation, the gestures of the performers will be analysed and interact with real-time visuals.