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Leif Brush

Leif Brush is an emeritus art professor at the Department of Art & Design, University of Minnesota. He received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Selected 2-way-satellite soundworks, teleperformances, installations, publications, presentations, articles and DVDs/CDs include: In association with World New Music Festival (http://www.mdjstuttgart.de/n%5byou%5d) the Child and Youth Congress, Stuttgart, Germany, 24-28 July 2006, "N[you]: Music in a Globalized World," Brush will presemt public lectures, workshops and seminars 24-29 July (theme: GRENZENLOS ["WITHOUT BORDERS"]) in cooperation with the Institute for New Music and Music Education Darmstade (ISCM). For decades, he acquired a matching vocabulary whose pace evolved together with his soundworks. Both epicentrally re-radiate those sought after and then found highly amplified signals from an array of audible constructions: sensor-laden terrain instruments. These are conceptually identified as unique catalysts and conduits for recontextualizing Earth's wave and vibration "sound tracks." Particular focus is on analog artifacts from terrestrial and extraterrestrial resources which he hopes can outflow seperately but along side traditional out bound aural streams. His Internet-2 quest seeks, in realtime, an on call 2way availability of the overwhelming and perpetual data-laden analog science artifacts which could be Y-connected onto a public Internet "pipe". The flux status he's advocating would continue his ground work for making sounds available "on through invisible boundaries, from specific Latitude and Longitude nodes which would be UTC synced." He's advocating ("using multiple cell phones") that we all could use for audibly sharing through net-constructing a most obvious and missing aural aspect of our being earth guests. It's a special activation of a long term memory niche for "our" vibrations we have in common while riding on "spaceship earth." http://www.d.umn.edu/~lbrush/asensors.html

Gloria DeFilipps Brush
Duluth, United States