Bogong Centre for Sound Culture Artist in Residence
Dec 29, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015
I have been selected to be an artist in residence for two weeks in Bogong Village situated in the Australian Alpine National Park. During this time, I will be working on my project Listening at the Interaction of Nature and Community. Hear more

iDMAa 2014
November 7, 2104
I will be presenting my student's Eff'd Up Things as part of the Digital Media Pedagogy Workshop.

From Memory Live Performance
October 4, 2014
From Memory was a liver performance as part of the Grin City Culture Lab theatrical event Journey to the Sun.

Noise is Fiction @ ISU
June 24, 2014
Noise is Fiction was a week-long sound art workshop created to give high school students a college-like experience. Hear more

Sonic Fiction Workshop @ ISU
June 13, 2014
Sonic Fiction was a three day interactive sound workshop created for middle and high school students.

Art Vacancy
April 24-27, 2014
The Bureau of Infrastructure Tourism provided it's inaugural listening tours of non-spaces throughout the city of Ames.

DSM Social Club New Years Bash
January 1, 2014
Site specific Des Moines Noise (Dem Noises) installation.

iDMAa 2013
November 8, 2013
Presented Personal Performance Machines at the 2013 iDMAa conference.

October 5, 2013
Installed two works on the Long Beach SoundWalk. Alert Fatigue and NoiseScape Yellowstone (in collaboration w/ Meredith James)

Listening in the Megacity
August 2013
Travel to Seoul, South Korea; Delhi, India; and Shanghai, China to record noise in some of the most densely populated cities on the planet. This work was supported by the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities at Iowa State University.

Live Performance @ Rurally Good Fest w/ Kenji Yoshino
September 21, 2013
Performed a live composition based on the archery activity of Kenji Yoshino.

Sonic Boom @ Tiger Strikes Asteroid w/ Ezra Masch
July 5, 2013
Sonic Boom is a collaborative project created w/ Ezra Masch and presented at Tiger Strikes Asteroid July 5 - July 29, 2013. More info here

Live Rural Soundscape @ Relish
May 29, 2013
Performed live at Relish as part of my Grin City Residency.

Grin City Artist Residency
Spring 2013
Two week artist residency at the Grin City Collective exploring the soundscape of the farm.

Media in Transition (MiT) 8
May 5, 2013
I presented Personal Performance Machines: Listening Interventions in the Public Soundscape on the panel Sonic / Telephonic

Invention Workshop @ Side Street
March 23, 2013
Invited to lead a Listening Instruments Invention Workshop at Side Street Projects in Pasadena, CA More info here

Neural Media Art Magazine
Issue 43 / Autumn 2012
Noisolation Headphones reviewed in the print and online versions.
November 2012
Synesthetic Din reviewed on .

Sound Through Barriers: Listening in Continuous Spaces. Fort Collins, CO.
April 20-29, 2012
One of seventeen international artists included in this group sound art show curated by C. Reider and on display at Art Lab Fort Collins.

Science & Vie dècouvertes No 161
May 2012
The Noisolation Headphones were included in a story in a French science magazine for children.

Music, Mind & Invention conference
The College of New Jersey. Ewing, NJ

March 31, 2012
Invited to demonstrate Noisolation Headphones

Featured on KTLA Evening News
February 29, 2012
Interviewed for a KTLA evening news technology segment about the Noisolation Headphones and my noise work in Los Angeles.

KPCC: City Sonic Documentary
February 7, 2012
KPCC Videographer Mae Ryan made this documentary about the Noisolation Headphones and my work in Los Angeles.

BoingBoing: Tuning in to ambient urban sound: Alex Braidwood's "Listening Instruments"
February 7, 2012
Listening Instruments featured on the influential tech blog BoingBoing

LAist: Meet the Man Who is Listening to Los Angeles
February 7, 2012
Listening Instruments featured on this online culture magazine about Los Angeles.

Speaker: Art Center's Graduate Media Design Program Colloquium series
January, 20 2012
Invited to present Listening Instruments in Pecha Kucha format to graduate media design students.

Speaker: Critical Information: Mapping the Intersection of Art & Technology. School of Visual Arts. New York, NY
December 3, 2011
I presented Listening Instruments on the panel Visualizing the Invisible: The Art of Sound. The conference was organized by the Art Criticism & Writing Program. Video of the panel discussion is available here.

We Make Money Not Art
October 6, 2011
Interviewed about Listening Instruments for the the influential art/design/culture blog We Make Money Not Art

ArtBots 2011. Ghent, Belgium
October 6-10, 2011
I was invited to present Noisolation Headphones as part of ArtBots 2011: The Robot Talent Show.

SoundWalk. Long Beach, CA
October 1, 2011
I presented Noisolation Headphones, Synesthetic Din Rail and a new collaborative peroformance with painter Meredith Lynn Morrison as part of this year's SoundWalk.

Noises in the Void
September 13, 2011 - March 11, 2012
See Also Noise and Noisolation Headphones are included in this online curatorial experiment by Pedro Torres from Barcelona, Spain.

You First @ OCCCA. Orange County, CA
October 1-30, 2011
Noisolation Headphones and Synesthetic Din Rail were included in this exhibition currated as an exploration of Relational Art by the UFORA group.

Speaker: USC's Institute for Media Literacy's Digital Studies Symposium
September 19, 2011
I was invited to present my process and Listening Instruments projects to research students from a variety of majors.

World Listening Day, Machine Project
July 17, 2011
Co-organized w/ David Eng, the day included a Noisolation Headphones presentation, a series of active listening projects & a Listening Instruments workshop.

Little Tokyo Design Week
July 12-17, 2011
Noisolation Headphones on display and demonstrated for Future City: Little Tokyo Design Week. Here are images from throughout the week.

Rafu Shimpo LA Daily Japanese News
July 16, 2011
Noisolation Headphones featured in a story about Future City: Little Tokyo Design Week

Brand X - Cover Story
June 29, 2011
The cover story "App evolution" featured Synesthetic Din in an article on mobile devices as media arts platform.

Los Angeles Times - Sunday Paper
June 5, 2011
Synesthetic Din was featured in an LA Times story on mobile apps as media arts platform. New Media section D10.

Dorkbot SoCal 44
June 5, 2011
I was invited to give a presentation about my Noisolation Headphones and demonstrate them at the June 2011 Dorkbot meeting. Photos of the event including visitors trying on the headphones are available here.

Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Blog
June 3, 2011
Synesthetic Din was featured in a story on mobile apps as media arts platform that was published on the LA Times media and game blog.

Speaker: Media in Transition 7 @ MIT
May 13-15, 2011
I presented Listening Instruments as a method for Negotiating Noise as a Condition of Urbanization on a panel titled Urban Media.

4 Hours Solid
April 20, 2011
The first 3 Listening Instruments were on display as part of the Graduate Thesis Exhibition.
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Objectifying Sound Working w/ Infrastructure  Solar Power. Sound recording.  Secret Spring Break, Formal Danger Sound Art & Graphic Design Adventures in S. Korea Buoy Listen – Chuncheon S. Korea Cassette Player/Recorder Panasonic M8455 Stereo Wind Turbines – Spirit Lake, Iowa Bee Hives @ The Prairie Flower Cities & Memory – Oblique Strategies Des Moines NoiseScape @ The Social Club Modified NatureSound & Junction Dam Installation It rains on all the microphones the same Listening Walk – Mt Beauty, Victoria, Australia The return hike Australian Bird Calls @ 0432 347 156 Bogong – Final Early Morning Nature Sound Hike Bogong – Installation Prep The experience is the hike and the Listening Community Notice Board Intervention Bookmaking Noise at the Country Horse Races New Year’s Day – Australia’s Alpine Nat’l Park – Bogong Village New Year’s Eve – Noise Celebration in Mt Beauty, Victoria, Australia Water is ElectriCity is Noise Temporary Community in the Alpine Shire Post-interview – 3CR Community Radio, Melbourne Customs and Boarder Patrol Listening at the shore – Venice Beach Comforting water Noise in the O’Hare Urban Garden From Memory: A Performative Exploration of Sonifying Solar Wind Data Lake Superior – Grand Island Lakeshore – Stone Quary Cabin Bureau of Infrastructure Tourism Listening Tour Bureau of Infrastructure Tourism – Public Transport and Communication 001 Bureau of Infrastructure Tourism – Transport and Removal 001 Bureau of Infrastructure Tourism – Listening Site Scouting Nature Sounds – NoiseScape: Yellowstone – Artist Paint Pots End Transmission @ Tiger Strikes Asteroid Alert Fatigue – process Temporary Listening at the making of a Tibetan sand mandala Compositional destruction & different awareness of objects NoiseScape [prototype] Discovering my own totem Sounds – fire Grin City Soundscape Performance 2 Performance Excerpt – Live @ Relish in Grinnell, IA Sometimes it just feels good to make some fu©king Noise Sounding at Relish – Grinnell, IA Listening on the Farm – thunder in the farmhouse Listening to the Farm – Drips, Pens & Tills Listening to the Wind on the Farm Listening on the Farm – high winds & loose roof panels Nature Sound Workshop 2013 – Seattle, WA Diagnostic Listening Audium: A theater of Sound-sculpted space Noise to keep us safe Listening Instruments Invention Workshop Listening Instruments Invention Workshop – photos Listening Instruments Workshop Booklet Listening at the Hardware Store Anti-cancellation 503 01 – mr & mrs formalplay collaboration Listening Instruments workshop – warning Warning – Safety Headphone Danger Zone Sonic fictions from powered mobility LEAPstrument Zero1 Hunting vs Foraging Active Listening in the Urban Soundscape Listening in the MegaCity Kansas City SoundWalk Research & Performance Documentation Listening to the Unwanted, Broadcast from the Desirable Infrastructural Radiations 02013-002-0073 The Listening City – Reports from the Noise Camera Dead rat making – Listening at the fabric store Rapport de la Volière Mécanique Dem Noises – Infrastructural Intersections Listening at the Intersection of Infrastructure Écoutant Instruments pour l’écoute Rapport de la route électrique – 02013-01.0001 Noise Box Rapport de la Volière Mécanique: 02012-04.0002 Carte Voliére Mécanique Rapport de la Volière Mécanique: 02012-04.0001 Carte Voliére Mécanique Carte Voliére Mécanique Rapport de la Volière Mécanique: 02012-04.0001 Mysterious Hums – Collective Listening Carte Voliére Mécanique Rapport de la Volière Mécanique: 02012-03.0002 – Visée #02 Carte Voliére Mécanique Listening to Mysterious Hums Carte Voliére Mécanique Rapport de la Volière Mécanique: 02012-02.0022 – Visée #07 Carte Voliére Mécanique Rapport de la Volière Mécanique: 02012-02.0022 – Visée #04 Carte Voliére Mécanique Rapport de la Volière Mécanique: 02012-02.0022 Sighting #01 Panel – Visualizing the Invisible: The Art of Sound Carte Voliére Mécanique Hum Listener Rapport de la Volière Mécanique: 02012-02.0015 Sighting #09 Carte Volière Mécanique Listening to LA on KTLA (the weirdo on the corner) Visualizing Audio – Commotion – Noise Collage Test 018 Visualizing Audio – Commotion – Noise Collage Test 011 Report from the Aviary: 02012-02.0015 – Sighting #03 Mysterious Hum: DETINU 6425 Mysterious Hum: Subterranean Descent Persistent Hum: Grammy Patrol Mysterious Hum: 6th Bridge – On & Over Noisolation Headphones on So Cal Public Radio 89.3 KPCC City Sonic – by KPCC Noise Collection Organizational Measure Wander-listen Listening Up: Neighborhood Tumult Meter Happy New Ear New York: Critical Information That time I wore those things and ʍɐs ʇɐɥʇ ɟɟnʇs Asynchronous Collective Residue Thinking about the Walkman® – Shared Listening Experiences Thinking about Magnetic Tape – Musical Instruments Simulacra-tecture I’m not a Musician Thinking about Mysterious Hums – The Importance of a Source These aren’t your Grandparents’ Orange Groves Noise? Some Ramblings about Discovery & Inspiration Listening in Las Vegas
BUOY - Iowa Lakeside Lab
LI No. X02015.06-0014
Sonification of sensor data collected from the Lakeside Lab research buoy located in West Lake Okaboji in northwest Iowa.
Noisolation Headphones
LI No. W02011.01-0008
An invention for mechanically transforming the relationship between a person and the noise that immediately surrounds them.
Listening at the Intersection of Nature & Community - Junction Dam
LI No. E02015.01-0009
An installation in Bogong Village's Junction Dam exploring the impact of man on the natural environment of the Alpine National Park. Bogong Centre for Sound Culture. Victoria, Australia.
From Memory
LI No. X02014.10-0004
A data-driven live performance as part of Grin City Culture Lab's theatrical production Journey to the Sun
Alert Fatigue
LI No. W02013.10-0027
An installation using circuit-bent smoke alarms to explore the soundscape we design through the introduciton of sonnic alerts and the increasing tendency to ignore them.
Listening Walk - Mt Beauty
Victoria, Australia
LI No. W02015.01-0008
This listening walk was part of my time as the artist in residence at the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture and featured use of the modified headphones.
Bureau of
Infrastructure Tourism
LI No. P02014.04-0011
Providing listening tours of infrastructure noise and acousically rich non-spaces in the built environment.
Noise is Fiction
LI No. W02014.07-00105
An art workshop with Iowa high school students as part of an Iowa State Art & Design Camp
Sonic Fiction & Sonic Forms
LI No. W02014.06-00016
An art workshop with Iowa middle school students as part of an Iowa State Art & Design Camp
Listening Instruments
Invention Workshop
LI No. W02014.04-00003
A workshop devoted to active listening and design intervention experimentation
Synesthetic Din Rail
LI No. V02011.04-0010
A trolly system invented to allow a mobile device to perform visual information from the environment by manipulating a series of noise compositions.
Interacting with Sound - Student Podcast
LI No. R02013.10-0132
Each episode of this semester long podcast is created by students as part of the Interacting with Sound course as a way to have a dialog about sound, memory and meaning.
See Also Noise
LI No. C02011.03-0054
A cassette containing a collection of tracks composed entirely using found noises from various urban environments. Developed as part of the early research process, each of the six tracks is an audio exploration of a synonym for the word "Noise."
Synesthetic Din [App]
LI No. V02010.11-0037
An experiment in releasing an album as an app. The individual sounds have been composed from found noises in the urban environment. The composition of the sounds is determined by information read in using the device camera.
LEAPstrument Zero1
LI No. V02013.02-0057
An exploration of the Leap Motion interface as instrument.
LI No. L02011.03-0021
A system invented to pose the question, what if a community's listenable proximity to noise changed to GPS scale?
Listening Instruments Workshop & Sound Walk
LI No. E02011.07-0003
A hands-on, making lab that provides participants the opportunity to develop physical devices that create new listening experiences.
Performing the City
LI No. L02011.01-0014
A GPS controlled audio performance system using a mobile app that I developed [GEOsc for Android], this experiment uses the act of driving to control the performance of compositions using traffic noise as the material.
Synesthetic Record
Noise + The Body
LI No. C-V02011.02-0005
A collaborative performance between Daniel Lara & Alex Braidwood that explores the relationship of noise and the body through the visual analysis of the act of painting.
The :) :) :| :) Quartet
Noise + Happiness
LI No. C-V02010.11-0003
A collaborative performance by Haejin Lee & Alex Braidwood exploring the performative qualities of happiness and noise through the orchestration of facial expressions.
Based on a True Story
A Mobile Noise Collection Prototype
LI No. L02010.12-0117
A real-space sampling, real-time performing noise collection experiment based on the importance of context when discussing noise as a category of sound.
Mobile Color Sound Control
LI No. V02010.11-0013
An early experiment using color data sampled from a mobile device camera to control sound. This was accomplished through the use of OSC messages sent over a network to a waiting Max/MSP patch.
Noise Collection - ACCD Library
LI No. L02010.10-0032
An experiment based on the importance of context inspired by the question "what is noise?"
Noise Collection - (BUR)
LI No. L02010.10-0044
An experiment based on the importance of context inspired by the question "what is noise?" this time in the area surrounding an airport's flight path.
Traveling Footage as Score
LI No. V02010.11-0018
This investigation is a system developed to use digital video footage as a score through the use of image analysis as a controller of a digital instrument.
Touch Noise [001]
LI No. T02010.10-0001
An investigation into the use of a networked mobile device as a touch-based controller for noise manipulation.