World Mix History

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Tony Allard (FOSSIL MEDIA) and Dwight Frizzell (Wabi Media), began the WORLDmix project in 1992 and have presented nine broadcasts to date. Each new performance of the WORLDmix project is mixed live with recordings of all previous WORLDmixes, thus creating a generative and evolving audio history of our shared sonosphere. For ISEA 2002 in Nagoya, Japan, Allard and Frizzell set up a temporary radio/internet station from which to broadcast the live mix over FM radio, the internet and all other forms of broadcasting audio that were available at the time of the performance. The performance took place at the site of the ISEA conference and involved several collaborators (VIA the Internet, radio and telephone) from around the world.

Past WORLDmix broadcasts include: WORLDmixMONTREAL, in Montreal, Canada in 1997, in collaboration with the 3rd Manifestation, an electronic arts event hosted by Champ Libre in Montreal; and world_mix_L.A. in Los Angeles, California in 2001, broadcast from the Santa Monica Museum of Art in Los Angeles as part of the Art in Motion festival hosted by the University of Southern California. Collaborators on these two mixes included students from the Visual and Performing Arts Department at California State University, San Marcos in San Marcos, California and students from the Photo/New Media Department at the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City Missouri.

Link to Tony Allard's Performance Talk on the World mix Project, Center for Research and Computing in Art (CRCA), University of California, San Diego.