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   Leif Brush

     Leif Brush
     2909 Jefferson Court
     Duluth, MN 55812

     Web: http://www.d.umn.edu/

Leif Brush is an emeritus art professor at the Department of Art & Design, University of Minnesota, Duluth, Minnesota, born 28 March 1932, Bridgeport, Illinois, U.S.A. He received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago: http://www.d.umn.edu/~lbrush/lbarchivesc1.html.

Selected 2-way-satellite soundworks, teleperformances, installations, publications, presentations, articles and DVDs/CDs include:

In association with World New Music Festival (http://www.mdjstuttgart.de/n%5byou%5d) the Child and Youth Congress, Stuttgart, Germany, 24-28 July 2006, "N[you]: Music in a Globalized World," Brush will presemt public lectures, workshops and seminars 24-29 July (theme: GRENZENLOS ["WITHOUT BORDERS"]) in cooperation with the Institute for New Music and Music Education Darmstade (ISCM).

Brush will supply a citation chapter, soundworks, CD and images for Beyond 440 Cycles per Second by Volker Staub; publisher: GmbH (in German only); publication date: March 2006; http://www.wolke-verlag.de/neuerscheinungen/staub.htm.

Initial development and work with computers, hardware and software, and determining the organization structure for his archiving of his work to double-sided DD, PDF and URLs, to include all audio, video, writing and published works.

Leif Brush has, for decades, acquired a matching vocabulary whose pace evolved together with his soundworks. Both epicentrally re-radiate those sought after and then found highly amplified signals from an array of audible constructions: sensor-laden terrain instruments. These are conceptually identified as unique catalysts and conduits for recontextualizing Earth's wave and vibration "sound tracks." Particular focus is on analog artifacts from terrestrial and extraterrestrial resources which he hopes can outflow seperately but along side traditional out bound aural streams currently available via Internet, cable and digital broadcast. His Internet-2 quest seeks, in realtime, an on call 2way availability of the overwhelming and perpetual data-laden analog science artifacts which could be Y-connected onto a public Internet "pipe". The flux status he's advocating would continue his ground work for making sounds available "on through invisible boundaries, from specific Latitude and Longitude nodes which would be UTC synced." He's advocating ("using multiple cell phones") that we all could use for audibly sharing through net-constructing a most obvious and missing aural aspect of our being earth guests. It's a special activation of a long term memory niche for "our" vibrations we have in common while riding on "spaceship earth." http://www.d.umn.edu/~lbrush/asensors.html

Updated 13 February 2008.

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