UPIC: A Musical Instrument or A Drawing Device?

UPIC: A Musical Instrument or A Drawing Device?

UPIC (Unité Polyagogique Informatique du CEMAMu) is an electronic music program, where drawings are inputted onto a screen, and the resulting shapes and images are translated into sounds ...
Music, Museum, and Culture

Music, Museum, and Culture

Electronic music is resulted from the integration. It departs from (and still stand on) Classical Music that has found its way to progress and created its own path by utilising the technological ...
Journalism: Juggling with Politics, Money & Technology

Journalism: Juggling with Politics, Money & Technology

[Jakarta, LTTW] Journalism operates within the freedom of speech and freedom of the press principles. In doing so, there are ethics and code of conduct that must be followed. Covering all sides, ...
2020 Vision, and Post-SRRU Blues

2020 Vision, and Post-SRRU Blues

To say 2020 started off with a bang would be the ultimate cliché, although nonetheless it seems fitting to say this for various reasons at the start of the new decade, after ...
#LTTWThrowback Crossing the Sacred Bridge – Celebrating Life

#LTTWThrowback Crossing the Sacred Bridge – Celebrating Life

By Jason Noghani The magical event that took place on April 26th 2019 (the second event of the Sacred Rhythm: Reborn Unison series, the first of which took place in August 2018) reaffirmed ...
A Celebration of Life, A Process of Reborn

A Celebration of Life, A Process of Reborn

by Bramantyo Indirawan Everything moves fast, information flows endlessly—the comforting technology and advances seemingly accelerate us into submission. At that pace we forgot what it means to be a living human being, ...
MUSIC: REVISITED

MUSIC: REVISITED

In 2018, our sister web, Vox de Cultura, had an opportunity to interview a young experimental composer, turntablist, and electronic music artist who has been responding to her surroundings, may it be ...
Analogue Alchemy

Analogue Alchemy

The music of Shiva Feshareki addresses some of the most pressing questions concerning music and culture in our time. She is a highly versatile and diverse composer whose musical output encompasses a ...
Obituary, One of The Pioneers of Sound Sampling in Rock Music, Holger Czukay

Obituary, One of The Pioneers of Sound Sampling in Rock Music, Holger Czukay

September 5, 2017, Co-founder and bassist of German Rock band Can, Holger Czukay passed away at the age of 79 and left us an abundance of legacies. He died eight months after ...
Buying Music: Online Vs. Record Store

Buying Music: Online Vs. Record Store

[Jakarta, LttW] There are two types of music enthusiasts that we should be aware of: ones who buy music, and ones who don’t. For some of those buying ones, especially those who ...
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CES 2014: (Slow) Progress in Audio Technology

[CES, GRAMOPHONE, LTTW, LAS VEGAS] With CES welcomed the year 2014, the advancement within the audio technology will remain as minor as before; or will it not? Consumer Electronics Show 2014, the ...
On WhatsApp Deal: Who Dares to Be A (Young) Billionaire?

On WhatsApp Deal: Who Dares to Be A (Young) Billionaire?

[THE NEW YORK TIMES, FORBES, LTTW, SAN FRANCISCO] Every one of us perhaps ever dreamed of success at relatively young age, by doing what we love. In today’s climate, having our own ...
vox de cultura

LttW and VdC: together towards a Fresh, Strong Start in 2015

Jakarta, February 2015 -- Listen To The World (www.listentotheworld.net) has relaunched on January 2015, with new editorial formats and tighter cooperation with sister site Vox de Cultura (www.voxdecultura.net). Both sites under supervision of the Sacred Bridge Foundation (www.sacredbridge.org), this ...
FM Radio

Norway to End FM Radio by 2017

Norway to become 1st nation to end all FM radio broadcasts, scheduled for 2017 [Jakarta, April 2014, LTTW] -- The Government of Norway has just announced that all commercially-licensed FM Radio broadcasts in their ...
cisa

What is CISA, and Why Should We be Concerned?

[Jakarta, LTTW] On October the 27th, 2015, the US Senate passed into law, by a significant voting majority, a controversial bill called the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA). Proponents of the bill ...
The Narcissist Art Bait

The Narcissist Art Bait

[Jakarta, LTTW] Google, the tech company who program search engine into our curios heads gives us something new to ponder. This time the 1996 founded company is taking a shot at persuading ...
Not Being in the Moment, Courtesy of Our Phone

Not Being in the Moment, Courtesy of Our Phone

[Jakarta, LTTW] As we watch a music concert and gaze upon the stage, our sight can suddenly be blocked by gadgets that extend in the air—minimizing the full experience. This phenomenon happens ...
A Tale of the Meme Generation

A Tale of the Meme Generation

With just a click away, we can learn something new and explore the vast data the internet has to offer. From Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, facts about Borobudur Temple, to lessons ...
Famous People Hologram for Sale

Famous People Hologram for Sale

Nobody can bring back the dead. With that in mind, they can still be immortalized through memories, ideas, medias and other inheritance that they left on earth. Artists who sing their way ...
Indigenous people need control over digital tech

Indigenous people need control over digital tech

by Inga VesperIndigenous people need more support to become tech-savvy and deal with the threats digital technology can pose to their culture. Digital technologies such as smartphones and drones can bring problems ...
In Jakarta, Solving Problems with New Tech Tools and People Power

In Jakarta, Solving Problems with New Tech Tools and People Power

A foreword from Listen To The World Is digital technology the solution to our problems? Big cities around the world have been overwhelmed with new, ever increasing problems, especially in developing countries ...
Recycling Air Pollution to Make Art

Recycling Air Pollution to Make Art

Startup’s system captures particle matter from diesel exhaust and turns it into inks and paints.On a break from his studies in the MIT Media Lab, Anirudh Sharma SM ’14 traveled home to ...
Amy Knoles

Amy Knoles, Voices and Machine

One of the Gurus of Electronic Music/Percussionist “Electronics was the beginning for me of a journey that is still taking me in fascinating directions and to fascinating lands…” ...
teamLab, 21st Century "Cave Painters"

teamLab, 21st Century “Cave Painters”

[Jakarta, LTTW] There’s an online discussion going on at Listen to the World about environmental deterioration caused by human behavior and how we should respond. If we look upon what we’ve been ...
Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

The World’s First Fully Oil-Painted Film[Jakarta, LTTW] “We cannot speak other than by our paintings” is a sentence from the last letter written by Vincent Van Gogh himself, which later inspired painter ...
dj

DJ: Between Artist, Artistry, and Technology

by Aryo Adhianto The Disk Jockey, commonly shortened as “DJ”, many may have forgotten that in the past­—specifically in the 1960s—we would know them merely as someone who works behind a radio ...
Electronic Music: Then, Now, and Later

Electronic Music: Then, Now, and Later

by Aryo Adhianto Translation by Ferdi Zebua As a music genre whose age has exceeded a century, electronic music of course have accumulated a warehouse of context regarding human civilization history and ...