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(Absolute Value of Noise is a sound artist from Vancouver. He creates radio, installations, network projects, performances, curatorial projects, and handmade CD editions.)
Recent Audio Releases + Installations
Key Clicks a generative radio stream for Art's Birthday 2022. Featuring a little machine made with a typewriter, cornet keys, and a flute.
Solar Radio an outdoor solar powered radio installation that streams when the sun is bright. It imitates the sounds of insects, birds, frogs, magnetic phenomena, the wind moving through the trees, rain falling, and waves on the ocean.
Tapeloping: 30th Anniversary radio stream a generative radio stream for Art's Birthday 2018 and the 30th Anniversary of Absolute Value of Noise. Featuring the sounds of many artists that I've worked with (or been inspired by) over the years.
Bio-electric Radio a collection of pieces from an outdoor installation featuring the sounds of bees and living circuitry. Most of the recordings were made in Halle at Radio Revolten in October 2016. (Released November 2016).
Various pieces on IFAR Musique Concrète compilations. Produced by Shaun Robert.
Muted Stories 3 on and/OAR. A compilation featuring sounds that are muffled, dampened, and somehow narrative. Released May 30, 2019.
No Other Possibility compilation on IFAR Musique Concrète. A compilation featuring odes to Negativland. Produced by Shaun Robert. Released July 30, 2018.
Homage for Heidi Grundmann - a collaborative network radio event with participants at Kunstradio in Vienna, ESC in Graz, Usmaradio in San Marino, and the ABC:V collective at the Western Front in Vancouver. Local Vancouver artists include: Deanne Achong, Hank Bull, Peter Courtemanche, Ann Friz, Igor Santizo, and Sarah Shamash. Deanne Achong's blog post about the event can be found here. Live event 1pm - 3pm PST July 1, 2018.
absolute value of insomnia - a four hour generative radio show - airs every Sunday morning from 2 am to 6 am on CITR FM 101.9 in Vancouver.