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16:26 -17:00 / 04:26 – 05:00 PM

Chaque Jour / Every day

Channel Hopping is a sound installation which scrapes audio from a variety of live web streams from the internet. A specially made system cuts, splices and processes these streams resulting in an ever-changing, generative sonic output.

The output is diffused through two or more speakers and one or more DIY audio reactive lightbulbs.

Snippets of commercial radio, community stations, live weather reports, news channels, religious broadcasts, cosmic radio, underground music shows, data packets, and open microphones are collected and re-composed with using custom made software.

You can  listen to Channel Hopping running on a remote server here at any time :

>>>>>>>>Channel Hopping – LISTEN HERE<<<<<<<<<

Channel Hopping has been presented in the following places:

ESAAIX, Aix-en-Provence, France w/ Acoustic Commons
Full of Noises, Barrow-in-Furness, UK
Structural Media – Collegium Helveticum, Zurich, Switzerland
In some versions of this work, an onmi-directional aerial was used to pick up analogue radio broadcasts using a DIY software defined radio system.

Channel Hopping was funded by ESAAIX and supported by Acoustic Commons, Full of Noises and the Collegium Helveticum. It was first developed during a residency with Locus Sonus in Aix-en-Provence during 2022.

Artist and researcher Tim Shaw works with sound, light, and communication media to create performances, installations, and site-responsive interventions. His practice spans environmental sound art, digital media, media archaeology, walking, and installation making.

Previously, Tim has developed artistic mechanisms to listen into the sound-worlds of insects, created augmented soundwalks, designed performances for high voltage devices, broadcast radio through trees, listened to network latency through time stretched bells, and extracted musical material from rocks. He frequently presents his work at festivals, in forests, caves, warehouses, up mountains, and in museums and art galleries all over the world.

Collaboration is central to his approach and he has engaged in interdisciplinary partnerships with medieval musicologists, data scientists, anthropologists, geologists, architects and astrophysicists. He has been lucky enough to make artistic work with Chris Watson, Phill Niblock, John Bowers, John Richards (Dirty Electronics), Tetsuya Umeda, Jacek Smolicki and Sébastien Piquemal (among many others).

Tim is currently a Senior Fellow at the Collegium Helveticum.
In 2019 Tim was selected for SHAPE (Sound and Heterogeneous Arts Platform Europe).
Tim is a Lecturer in Digital Media at Newcastle University.
Tim is the co-curator of the Walking Festival of Sound.
Tim holds a PhD in Digital Media from Culture Lab, Newcastle University.
He is an associate artist at Wild Musuem
His artworks, recordings and writings have been featured in The Guardian, Arte Tracks, Neural, BBC Radio 3, Resonance FM, We Make Money Not Art, Touch Radio, The British Music Collection, The Field Recording Show, Alphr, Its Nice That, SHAPE and The Space.


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