ECHO: launch of the third issueNews January 31, 2022
ECHO #3 - Feedback (Adam Pultz Melbye, ed.)
A third issue titled "Feedback" (Adam Pultz Melbye, ed.) has just been released in ECHO, a journal of music, thought and technology. The new issue includes peer-reviewed multimedia articles, as well as artist statements, by Virgile Abela, Øyvind Brandtsegg, Jaehoon Choi, Nicolas Collins, Eugenia Demeglio, Agostino Di Scipio, Petra Dubach, Robert Ek, Scott McLaughlin, You Nakai, David Novak, Mattias Petersson, Thanos Polymeneas-Liontiris, Adam Pultz Melbye, Dario Sanfilippo, Ricardo Thomasi, Mario van Horrik and Marcus Whale.
Issue #3: Feedback
Financial flash crashes, Jimi Hendrix’s rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner, thermostats, the Gulf Stream, Watt’s steam engine, global warming, artificial neural networks. In all of these phenomena feedback is a driving force, creating the possibility for adaption, equilibrium and learning, but also setting the stage for surprising, nonlinear—and in some cases—catastrophic behaviours. As a core component of cybernetics, feedback processes are at play in theory of architecture (Minati and Collen, 2009), management (Beer 1961), robotics (Brooks, 1999), and anthropology (Bateson, 2000) while in the sonic and performative arts, it has propelled seminal works ranging from Onkyo (Nakamura, 2013) and ambient music (Eno, 1975) to sound art (Lucier, 1997).
The issue contains sixteen entries:
- Introduction by Adam Pultz Melbye
- Article by Scott McLaughlin: Feedback and materiality on the spatial and energetic planes
- Article by Marcus Whale: Feedback and Loss of Control in "Possession"
- Article by Adam Pultz Melbye: A continuously receding Horizon
- Article by David Novak: Feedback, Modularity, and the Global Subjects of Electronic Soundmaking
- Article by You Nakai: Late Realizations
- Article by Thanos Polymeneas-Liontiris and Eugenia Demeglio: Cybernetic Feedback Processes in Music-Theatre Practice: The Im-Medea Cycle
- Artist statement by Nicolas Collins: Roll, Pitch and Yaw
- Article by Øyvind Brandtsegg: Making a pitch map for a vibrotactile feedback instrument
- Article by Agostino Di Scipio: A Relational Onotology of Feedback
- Article by Dario Sanfilippo: Towards the formalisation of structurally-coupling performance modalities and interfaces in human-machine interaction
- Article by Ricardo Thomasi: Patterns of emergence and feedback topology in Ecos Study
- Article by Mattias Petersson and Robert Ek: Exploring Sinew0od
- Artist statement by Mario van Horrik and Petra Dubach: The future: another scale of feedback?
- Artist statement by Jaehoon Choi: Brushing II
- Artist statement by Virgile Abela: Acoustic Pendulum
Adam Pultz Melbye
Adam Pultz Melbye is a Berlin-based musician, composer, researcher and audio programmer. He has released three double bass solo albums, appears on additional 40+ albums and has toured Europe, Australia, Japan and the US. He has premiered sound installations and performances at Wien Modern (Austria), Murray Art Museum Albury (Australia), the Danish National Gallery of the Arts and Kunsthal Nord (Denmark). His writing has been published in international journals and conferences. Adam is a PhD-researcher at Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) at Queen’s University, Belfast.
ECHO is an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal that exists to share creative work and understanding in the common space at the intersection of music, thought and technology.
An initiative of the MTT (Music, Thought and Technology) research group at the Orpheus Institute, Ghent, ECHO welcomes artist-researchers to submit contributions for development on its custom platform.
Authors are encouraged to structure digitally-native storytelling around their creative work, using media-rich materials, nonlinear navigation and tools of data representation and interactive code. The ECHO software environment is made available to contributors to experiment.
Editors-in-chief are Jonathan Impett and Nicolas Collins. Each issue has its own guest editor.
Addition to ECHO #2 - Networks
A new article by Diana Chester, Benjamin Carey and Liam Bray titled Creatively Processing the Pandemic has been added to issue #2 - Networks (Juan Parra Cancino, ed.).
Call for submissions - ECHO #4
The fourth issue of ECHO, a journal of music, thought and technology is planned for September 2022. After "Archive(s)", "Networks" and "Feedback" the title is "New Mimesis", with Jonathan Impett as issue editor. The call for submissions is now open.
Submission deadline: 30 April 2022.