Formerly a (artexchange) online.
Established in January 2002, aaeol was aimed at presenting an ongoing program of audio-art and web-poetic media works on the Internet. The web site posted new work on an irregular basis from 2002 to 2007 and maintained an archive of previous content. Within the context of a weekly/bi-weekly web-zine, aaeol also promoted and produced Internet streaming projects, events, and on-site manifestations.
Aaeol accepted submissions on an ongoing basis and commissioned new work to be produced for the site. Works were selected by a group of curators who included: Peter Courtemanche, Elizabeth Fischer, Andreas Kahre, and Leanne Johnson.
aaeol was operated by the Western Front Society – an organization in Vancouver, Canada that promoted the role of the artist in determining the cultural ecology. This organization operated a variety of programs that focused on contemporary media and interdisciplinary art.
Artists were encouraged to submit material for the web site. This could have been in the form of existing audio-art, web ready work, or projects that require further development. aaeol had some (limited) resources to help with web production and creating web-pages for audio-only works. Artists would e-mail the curator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sent a short description of the work and a URL. Bios and resumes were accepted but not required.
Aaeol payed a flat fee for any material that was posted on the site. This fee is paid in exchange for non-exclusive rights to the material for eternity. This includes copyright, mechanical rights, and any other web publishing rights that might arise in the future.
For work that was posted on the site, artists were required to download, printout, sign a copy of the one page contract. This contract was independent of any fee paid to the artist(s).
Disclaimer and Usage Information
Users of the aaeol site agree to respect the copyright inherent in the artist’s work.
Organizations or individuals who are interested in using material from this site for other Internet sites, publications (electronic or otherwise), projects, or commercial gain must have written permission from the artist. aaeol is not an agent and is not responsible for connecting artists with other individuals or organizations.
Other web sites are free to link to this site. Please note that aaeol reserves the right to change the location of projects from time to time.
The opinions expressed by individual artists and groups on this site are not necessarily the opinions of aaeol and its representatives. aaeol expected the authors of individual works on the site to make sure that they have ownership or clearance of copyright for any material that is used in a particular work.
A partial record of past post titles
Grandfather Gets a House by Elizabeth Fischer (January 6, 2002)
Art’s Birthday Broadcast by Steve Heimbecker, Heri Dono, Sutrisno Haratana, .. devolve into II .. (January 13, 2002)
.. devolve into II .. by various artists (January 20, 2002)
Real-to-Real by Lora McElhinney (January 27, 2002)
Stain by Tim McLaughlin (February 3, 2002)
Private Radio – Monster Audio by various artists (February 10, 2002)
Live Streaming Experiments by .. devolve into II .. (March 3, 2002)
.. devolve into (I) .. by Shawn Chappelle, Joelle Ciona, Peter Courtemanche, Lori Weidenhammer (March 10, 2002)
On Site in Vienna and Karlsruhe by .. devolve into II .. (March 17, 2002)
Map Making by Maija Graham (April 21, 2002)
audio art edition april – may 2002 by Bill Mullan, NoiseDay, Tim Hecker, Theory, Troy McNabb, and Vudu (May 19, 2002)
where am i? by Sheila Urbanoski (July 7, 2002)
Brain Dress by Lori Weidenhammer (September 15, 2002)
Silence Descends by Shawn Chappelle, Joelle Ciona, Peter Courtemanche, Anna Friz, Eileen Kage, and Bill Mullan (December 15, 2002)
Art’s Birthday Network by various artists (January 12, 2003)
Local and Long Distance by Roberto Paci Dalo’ (June 8, 2003)
Scrambled_Bites by Diana Burgoyne, Ken Gregory, Matt Smith, and Sandra Wintner (September 14, 2003)
Art’s Birthday Da(t/d)a Exchange by various artists (January 11, 2004)
Transducers, Contact Mics and Micro-Audio by Absolute Value of Noise, Cecilia Greyson, Michael North, Jean Routhier, Ken Roux (August 29, 2004)
Reverie : noise city by Elizabeth Fischer, Anna Friz, Alberto Guedea, Francesca Mizzoni and Roberto Paci Dalo’, Michael North, Jean Routhier, Ken Roux, Igor Santizo, and other global network participants. (December 5, 2004)
Art’s Birthday Sound Exchange by artists from Western Front, Video Pool, The New Gallery, Studio XX, Radio Kinesonus, Modern Fuel Gallery, Mlab, Kunstradio, and CITR FM (January 9, 2005)
I Dream Eye by Raylene Campbell (December 18, 2005)
Chironomy by Miya Masaoka, Klaus Filip, François Houle, Giorgio Magnanensi, Burkhard Stangl (January 1, 2006)
The Inneretina Recital by Fortner Anderson, Luis Barrie, Brad, Josh Brendon, Coingutter, company M, Bobbi Kozinuk, Josh Rose, Jean Routhier, Sinoia Caves, Joshua Stevenson, and Absolute Value of Noise. (January 1, 2006)
Mawhrin-Skel by Deanne Achong, Kate Armstrong, Joelle Ciona, David Floren, and Matt Smith, with help from Dina González Mascaró (April 30, 2006)
Art’s Birthday | network versus propaganda | at the Western Front by Deanne Achong, Kate Armstrong, Don Chow (in Tokyo), Joelle Ciona, Elizabeth Fischer, David Floren, Anna Friz, Glenn Gear, Volkmar Klien (in Vienna), Second Front, Steve Heimbecker, Oliver Hockenhull, Roberto Paci Dalò, Matt Smith, Lori Weidenhammer, and Absolute Value of Noise. Remote jamming with CHOWDOWN (Laura Kavanaugh and Ian Birse in Regina), Society of Algorithm (on the net), and the Velvet Factory (in Rimini). (January 7, 2007)