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Oslo’s RAM Galleri Exhibits White Cube Remix Project
ccMixter Musicians Worldwide Provide Soundtrack for Unique Sonic Art Installation
The White Cube Remix project redefines the gallery experience by introducing sound and music into the traditionally quiet gallery space, and was organized by American musicians Gurdonark (Robert Nunnally) and SackJo22 (Susan Joseph), both active community members at ccMixter. Gurdonark and SackJo22 first composed and recorded ambient samples and spoken word source material, reflecting the central themes of this exhibition -- light and winter in the north, which were then contributed to the ccMixter community for remix under Creative Commons license. In less than one month, more than 94 original compositions, from ambient music to chill beats, were created by international music makers at ccMixter specifically for the White Cube exhibit.
SackJo22 and Gurdonark compiled a playlist of these 94 original compositions onto an mp3 player that will be installed in the RAM Galleri, thus providing more than six hours of original music as a soundtrack for the White Cube exhibition. The White Cube Remix installation will also include an interactive component with a computer in the gallery where visitors can further explore the music, artists, and intent of The White Cube Remix by visiting thewhitecube.info, the blog set up to support this project, as well as ccmixter.org, where visitors can explore the remix history and musical source for the contributed compositions.
Gurdonark co-owns the netlabel negativesoundinstitute.com. His “weirdbient”
ccMixter was founded by the Creative Commons, who transferred operations of the musical website to music start-up ArtisTech Media on its five year anniversary October 28, 2009. The site advocates, Download, Sample, Cut-up, Share. The Ram Galleri has since its inception in 1989 shown 170 artistic projects and had more than 4,000 exhibition days.
More information about this project and its participants can be found at:
The White Cube Remix blog: http://www.thewhitecube.info/
RAM Galleri: http://www.ramgalleri.no/
Susan Joseph (aka SackJo22) Robert Nunnally (Gurdonark)
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ArtisTech Media (ATM) is a next generation music label that embraces Creative Commons licenses and facilitates music production, curation, distribution and technology. ATM operates the sites ccMixter.org and TuneTrack.net.