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<nettime-ann> Networked Music Review Commission: "Voices from the Paradise Network" by John Hudak

Networked Music Review Commission: "Voices from the Paradise Network" by
John Hudak
With Flash programming by erational.org

"My mother-in-law passed away recently, reminding me of a technique that a
parapsychologist named Dr. Konstantin Raudive (1906-1974) used to record
what he purported to be voices of deceased spirits. With the amount of
information moving around on the internet these days, and the passing of my
mother-in-law, who I thought would want to get in touch (if possible), I
thought I'd give Raudive's technique a try within the digital realm." - John

"Voices from the Paradise Network" is a 2007 commission of New Radio and
Performing Arts, Inc., for Networked Music Review. It was made possible with
the funding from the New York State Music Fund, established by the New York
State Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.


John Hudak has been interested in sound and music from the age of four, when
he began to play a variety of instruments. At the University of Delaware and
the Naropa Institute for the Arts, he studied English, video, photography,
creative writing and dance. John then began to create taped soundtracks for
his solo performance-art/dance pieces, that later developed into audio,
audio-video, and mixed-media pieces. Language has also been a predominant
focus, and John has studied and published haiku poetry, the literary
equivalent of the reductive, minimal, and nature-based sound forms that
interest him.

John's current work focuses on the rhythms and melodies that exist in our
daily aural environments. These sounds usually remain hidden, as we tend to
overlook their musical qualities; or, their musical qualities are obscured
through mixture with other sounds. This work takes the form of audio CDs,
web-based projects, mixed-media installations and performances. In
simplified terms, what John is doing could be considered reframing and
transforming sound in our environment so it can be noted, admired, and

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