Natural Language Processing of facebook messages; and their inclusion into an abstract painting


Synopsis_

In this work the author attempted to hybridize aspects of contemporary digital communication such as Facebook text messages, personal data derived from social media use, text analysis and visualization using computer algorithms, and traditional abstract painting. As result the author conceived and created an abstract painting (acrylic on cardboard) having regular mail envelopes containing excerpts from incoming and ongoing Facebook messages. These messages were the result of communication exchanges between the author and 200 Facebook friends over a 2+ years period (January-1-2017 to March-17-2019). The work aims to be interactive in nature as visitors to the exhibit can interact with the painting by opening the envelops and reading the message excerpts. This work explores the possibilities of physical abstract painting as carrier of personal digital data to give visitors an insight into the social media activities from the author who created the painting.

Creation of abstract painting with regular mail envelops_

An acrylic on cardboard painting (of dimensions: 118 x 93 cm) having regular mail envelopes in it was created during March of 2019 (Figure 1). The visual content of the painting followed the artist's abstract style and was not directly related to data derived from text analysis of Facebook messages. The visual composition of the painting stand by its own and at the same time offer a visual trigger to viewers for them to realize the paintings contain regular mail envelops in them. These envelops are the 'interactive agents' that bridge physical and digital worlds as they contain not regular letters but excerpts derived from the digital exchange the author held with Facebook friends.

The painting have 20 mail envelops in it and thus provided the author with the opportunity to share with the audience 20 different conversational topics that took place via Facebook text messaging.

Figure 1. Acrylic on cardboard painting containing regular envelopes. The artwork harbors inside each envelop a printed excerpt from Facebook text messages the author exchanged with 200 hundred friends over a 2 years period.

Natural Language Processing of Facebook's text messages_

In order for the author to curate/select interesting conversational topics he has held with friends in Facebook over a two-year-period, he recurred to text analysis using Natural Language Processing algorithms written in Python. For this, the author manually created two text corpuses: one containing all outgoing Facebook's text messages from the author to his friends; an another containing all incoming Facebook's text messages from friends to the author (Figure 2). The text files contained messages written in English and Spanish. References to weblinks, email addresses, or phone numbers were removed from the corpus of text messages and thus any posterior analysis.

Figure 2. Sketch depicting the overall approach to curate interesting texts from Facebook messages exchange between the author and his friends on the social media platform. Two corpus texts were created: one containing outgoing messages from the author to 200 friends; whereas the other corpus contained incoming messages from 200 friends to the author. Both corpus were compared and analyzed using Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Complex Network Analysis (CNA) in Python. The insight derived from this approach guided the curation/selection of interesting text excerpts to place inside each mail envelope associated with the painting shown on Figure 1.

The Python's library Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK) was used to perform text-data-mining on the created text corpuses and to extract interesting insights on the topics written and discussed between the author and his friends. These insights then were considered as the 'conversational topics' to be included in printed format to be placed inside the mail envelops on the painting.

The corpus assembled from outgoing Facebook messages from the author to friends was 1.42 times larger than the corpus text assembled from incoming messages. Despite this fact, the lexical richness of incoming text messages from friends to author was higher than outgoing text messages from author to friends. Lexical richness is a measure of unique words used/written relative to the total size of the corpus text.

Text lengths:

(OuTe Corpus) Outgoing texts: 47,516 vocabulary items (tokens)

(InTe Corpus) Incoming texts: 33,390 vocabulary items (tokens)

Lexical Richness:

OuTe: 0.20 (each world is repeated 5 times on average)

InTe: 0.26 (each word is repeated 4 times on average)

When identifying the top 100 most commonly used words in each corpus text, their cumulative frequency graphs showed that they constituted 42.5% of the outgoing text corpus, and 39.9% of the incoming text corpus, respectively (Figure 3).

Figure 3a. Cumulative frequency graph for top 100 commonly used words from corpus text containing outgoing facebook messages from the author to his friends.

Figure 3b. Cumulative frequency graph for top 100 commonly used words from corpus text containing incoming facebook messages from friends to the author.

Although most of the frequently used words shown on figure 3 are words related to the inner workings of English and Spanish language (personal pronouns and articles for example), the author found 'work' and 'tango' interesting words to analyze because they were shared among the two corpus texts. It is interesting to note that whereas the author frequently mentioned words such as 'art', 'video', and 'media', these words were not frequently mentioned in incoming Facebook texts from friends.

Top_100_words:

OutTe Corpus: > 'work' (102 occurrences), 'tango' (187 occurrences), 'art' (92 occurrences), 'video' (71 occurrences), and 'media' (61 occurrences)

InTe Corpus: includes > 'work' (53 occurrences) and 'tango' (52 occurrences)

Since there are 20 mail envelopes for each of both paintings (shown on Figure 1), the author needed to find 20 interesting words in total that were shared among the two text corpuses. Because 'work' and 'tango' were initially found within the top 100 most frequently mentioned words, an additional 18 words of interest shared among the incoming and outgoing text corpuses needed to be found. For this reason, the author focused his attention to (1) words that were longer than 7 characters and had been mentioned more than 7 times; (2) collocation of words; and (3) words ending with 'ing'.

(OuTe) Words from OUTGOING Facebook Messages written BY AUTHOR to friends:

['(practice', 'Argentina', 'Diciembre', 'Facebook', 'Gracias!', 'Holidays!', 'Jusleine', 'Leonardo', 'Leonardo,', 'Montevideo', 'Princeton', 'Richard,', 'Saludos!', 'University', 'University.', 'algorithm', 'alternative', 'apologize', 'articulo', 'artificial', 'artistas', 'artistic', 'artworks', 'artículos', 'audiovisual', 'available', 'background', 'building', 'buscando', 'collaborate', 'collection', 'community', 'computer', 'consulado', 'contaminación', 'daughter', 'different', 'electronic', 'electronica', 'entonces', 'entrance', 'escribir', 'festival', 'following', 'gracias!', 'gracias.', 'haciendo', 'included', 'inspired', 'interesa', 'interesante', 'interest', 'interested', 'interesting', 'intersection', 'learning', 'material', 'mensaje.', 'message.', 'mientras', 'milonga.', 'milongas', 'multimedia', 'opportunity', 'organizar', 'original', 'performance', 'performance)', 'performance.', 'practica', 'practice', 'preguntar', 'promotional', 'propuesta', 'proyecto', 'realizar', 'regards,', 'remember', 'research', 'response.', 'resulting', 'saludos!', 'shooting', 'something', 'soundtrack', 'speakers', 'surrealistic', 'technology', 'thinking', 'together', 'tomorrow', 'tonight.', 'trabajar', 'traditional', 'upcoming', 'visualization']

(InTe) Words from INCOMING Facebook Messages written BY FRIENDS to author:

['Thursday', 'actually', 'alternative', 'available', 'different', 'electronic', 'entiendo', 'everything', 'festival', 'haciendo', 'important', 'interesting', 'learning', 'material', 'performance', 'practice', 'probably', 'proyecto', 'recording', 'schedule', 'something', 'thinking', 'tomorrow']

Shared words between OuTe and InTe are (with interesting words in bold):

alternative - available - different - electronic - festival - haciendo- interesting

learning - material - performance - practice - proyecto - something - thinking - tomorrow

A collocation is a sequence of words that occur together unusually often, and are characteristically resistant to substitutions with words that have similar senses. Clear examples from results below include the name of cities as collocations, such as Hong Kong, Buenos Aires, and New York.

Collocations of words in OuTe:

Hong Kong; message finds; would like; new media; gracias por; Kind

regards,; short film; media art; Happy Holidays!; creates

surrealistic; Martin Calvino; machine learning; two weeks; regards,

Martin; resulting images; Buenos Aires; surrealistic images;

promotional material; so. Happy; computer algorithm

Collocations of words in InTe:

Hong Kong; Hola Martín,; New York; Hola Martín!; muchas gracias;

Gracias por; gracias por; Muchas gracias; machine learning;

alternative room; Hola Martín.; get back; would love; Hey Martin,;

little bit; Hola Martin; right now.; 21.30 hs.y; hs.y sabados; Looking

forward

Interesting shared collocations:

Hong Kong - machine learning

The author was interested in analyzing the use of verbs or words ending with 'ing' and how their frequency may change in outgoing versus incoming Facebook messages:

Words in OuTe which ends with 'ing' and were mentioned more than 7 times:

['DJing', 'asking', 'being', 'bring', 'building', 'coming', 'dancing', 'doing', 'during', 'following', 'going', 'interesting', 'learning', 'leaving', 'letting', 'living', 'looking', 'morning', 'playing', 'resulting', 'sending', 'shooting', 'something', 'taking', 'talking', 'thing', 'thinking', 'trying', 'upcoming', 'using', 'working', 'writing']

Words in InTe which ends with 'ing' and were mentioned more than 7 times:

['being', 'dancing', 'doing', 'everything', 'getting', 'going', 'interesting', 'learning', 'looking', 'meeting', 'recording', 'something', 'talking', 'thinking', 'working']

Shared words between OuTe & InTe ending with '-ing':

being - dancing - doing - going - interesting - learning - looking - something - talking - thinking - working

Examination of shared-words contexts between incoming and outgoing Facebook messages_

A concordance view shows every occurrence of a given word and its context. This allows for comparing the context in which words that are shared between incoming and outgoing Facebook messages were written. Based on the text analysis previously shown, the author has identified 20 words that were shared between incoming and outgoing Facebook messages that are an interesting case for a concordance. These words and their contexts will be printed and included in the painting shown on Figure 1 by placing them inside the envelopes (20 envelopes - 20 shared words - 20 concordances) (Figure 4). Based on the above, the selected words are:

work - tango - alternative - electronic - festival - performance - proyecto - Hong Kong - machine learning - being - dancing - doing - going - interesting - learning - looking - something - talking - thinking - working

Figure 4. A print out of concordance for the word 'work' to be placed into regular mail envelopes associated with an abstract painting.

Let's take a look at the concordance of the word 'work':

Outgoing messages: 25 out of 102 matches displayed

. I left you a phone message at your work in Princeton. I wanted to reach out

to possible implement collaborative work Hi Keiichi, thanks for your kind wor

hi, thanks for your kind words. Your work is also very interesting! Perhaps we

program! Thank you so much for your work and help! sure, no rush. I am thinki

itional dancers (female and male) to work along with you? Hi Santiago and Beat

st part comes: that is to submit the work to several Film_Festivals in the Ind

I am confident you guys will make it work on the spot with improvisation. Alre

does Mondays and Wednesdays evenings work with you? The short film will probab

program! Thank you so much for your work and help! here is the written essay

st part comes: that is to submit the work to several Film Festivals in the Ind

stead of the studio and you guys can work it out as best accommodate this sure

the evening Jusleine just get out of work at 6PM and lives in NJ at what time

earsal ok, what days besides Sundays work with you? Female dancer is Jusleine

do it? Sundays are Mondays (anytime) work best for me. because it is on the su

-provoking research, commentary, and work relating to current discourse and em

ht y de ahi la conexión) Ryota! your work is amazing... Ahi te mande mensaje w

ch other any other time! How is your work going? Kind regards Muchas gracias M

elligence. It occurred to me that my work may be of your interest to be featur

the other artists. Will study their work Hi Christiane, happy new year! I hop

sking me to extend the context of my work and include references to artists wo

f you know more artists whose visual work pertaining DNA has been influential

st part comes: that is to submit the work to several Film Festivals in the Ind

about possibly joining Montclair to work at the intersection of science and m

e delayed. I will stay for a year to work on artificial intelligence and art H

ideo as well. Does sometime in April work for you? I am leaving to Hong Kong i

Incoming messages: 25 out of 55 matches displayed

it allows it in ur own website might work no soundcloud doesnt work maybe a gi

site might work no soundcloud doesnt work maybe a github repo? and provide the

si po, christian es muy bueno a ver work work work ahora estoy terminando de

o, christian es muy bueno a ver work work work ahora estoy terminando de mezcl

ristian es muy bueno a ver work work work ahora estoy terminando de mezclar el

ays & times, and I’ll see what I can work out. Also, let me know how much time

But if we can't communicate i can't work with you on this Please always commu

have time to discuss this now. Im a work too Or 6 to 7:30 At the studio. Make

8pm. Not sure about after I usually work in Newark till 3pm My calendar is th

oing to be there for an entire year? Work is going well but there is much of i

in, I think there is a lot of visual work referencing DNA but more interesting

idency sounds amazing - what type of work are you doing there? Congratulations

Ok, let's do it!!! It probably would work better. Put your request on FB. To b

t now. Yes, that is the idea. Yes, I work on it everyday. I am also creating a

e come down then thanks! Yes we will work on it! Ok. We know the tango very we

se let me know if any of these times work for you. Hi Martin! I saw your post

son you are looking for. I currently work as a paraprofessional at Irving in o

009. Nice ad it is B&W, classy, nice work you did - this is three tango we did

rtist Gona do 1060 build in card man Work with chinese manufacture I got my ow

n? Hugs! Now give me some dates that work for you for djing and I check the ca

hone etc I have gmail yes that would work oh the file is too big. do you have

ethnomusicologist, Alan Lomax, whose work inspired Marco’s Master’s Thesis, Ge

of a Rhythm (2018), which remains a work in progress. In Genealogy, Marco doc

instrument?” Your Nyu email doesn’t work What’s your email Espanish o inglish

d sensibilities are displayed in her work on over 30 films, installations, vid

The above text fragments show that a concordance on the word 'work' really provided many other words occurring just before and after the occurrence of 'work', providing a valuable context in which the word was used across many instances in the corpus texts, facilitating the interpretation in its differences in use among outgoing and incoming Facebook text messages. What other words appear in the text corpuses with similar range of contexts to 'work'?

Words in OutTe with similar range of contexts to 'work':

you - milonga - put - this - do - make - wife - tango - dj - email - idea - message - i

daughter - time - be - website - get - way - phd

Words in InTe with similar range of contexts to 'work':

time - works - do - am - post - you - nyc - leave - life - is - it - said - we - be - other - u - recorded - person - like - growth

Let's now take the word 'time' and conduct a concordance for outgoing Facebook text messages as test case to identify indeed that they share a similar range of contexts with 'work' in its respective text corpus:

Displaying 25 of 79 matches in OuTe:

r to the library there often, SO any time during 2019 would in principle work.

ple work. Would you like we set up a time to visit the lab and you can explain

tion? I am actively looking for full time employment right now Hi Sharon! Mart

ds, MC Hi Santiago, for the practice time at Nocturne I suggest you guys think

most. Do you want to have a practice time for dancing the soundtracks? here is

interested in participating and your time availability during next week or the

work at 6PM and lives in NJ at what time can you do it tonight ok, I thought

be nearby let us know so we can have time for talking about the film I see I w

came back to USA before the expected time since Tomas came to Boston for a 5 m

nks! please confirm me again at what time should I be there. I want to be with

should I be there. I want to be with time to set up ok, that's fine too. Great

enlivening him at NYC milongas each time I see you dancing on the floor + all

ses with him before? for us is first time thanks! great! let me know? hey Batt

le said yes and then they don't have time or they don't want to do it. I may n

nt are super small I better spend my time dancing when not working Super, let

ed artists out there. It will take a time for me as well as many applications

king a few classes with Naveira this time of year. I was wandering why don’t y

ow wow! next book? Prof told me next time I should prepare choreography to cut

e intended hey Batt, thanks for your time last Wed at TC. Please find the firs

o promote your book instead, so your time and effort can be compensated that w

me you guys met! Great! I hope next time I can catch up with you guys at a mi

thanks for these. I had a fantastic time just see your message now! I don't h

ter with me How many hours? Starting time to finish time? I can do that Great!

about tango, let me know. If I have time I would like to create two films in

de a resume/CV with bio? What's your time availability this week? for short in

When extending this procedure to all of the 20 words selected that were shared among outgoing and incoming Facebook text messages, the author could identify a group of words that shared a similar range of contexts based on concordance (Figure 5). Interestingly these words were not always shared between outgoing and incoming text messages, which prompted the author to study their relationship to the 20 selected words by conducting Complex Network Analysis (CNA).

Figure 5. Differences between OuTe (outgoing Facebook text messages) and InTe (incoming Facebook text messages) in the number of words that shard a similar range of contexts (based on concordance) to the 20 selected words (shown on the Y-axis).

Complex Network Analysis of words with similar range of contexts_

Based on data shown in Figure 5, the author proceeded to explore the quantitative relationships in networks created by connecting each of the 20 selected words to their corresponding words that shared a similar range of contexts on the concordance analysis. The author manually created two CSV (comma-separated values) files, one for OuTe and InTe respectively. These files contained the data shown on Figure 5, and they were analyzed and visualized using the Python's library NetworkX (Figure 6).

Figure 6a. Image depicting the layout network of OuTe data shown on Figure 5, which was created with NetworkX and visualized with pygraphviz module (Graphviz).

Figure 6b. Image depicting the layout network of InTe data shown on Figure 5, which was created with NetworkX and visualized with pygraphviz module (Graphviz).

From the images shown on Figure 6 it can be seen that the topology of the networks are different between OuTe and InTe, revealing (in visual format) differences in the use of words between the author and his 200 Facebook friends. For instance, the use of the words 'work' and 'working' in OuTe and InTe displayed quite different relationships with words that shared a similar range of contexts.

Because of the less-than-ideal visual layout of NetworkX and Graphviz, the author imported the networks created in NetworkX to Gephi, which can produce publication-quality networks layout. Furthermore, Gephi provides a set of tools to customize the network layout visualization according to 'degrees' (the number of immediate neighbors - adjacent nodes), and 'community structure' (coloring of nodes based on how they form tight groups called communities). The resulting networks layout are shown on Figure 7.

Figure 7a. Image depicting the layout network of OuTe data shown on Figure 5 and Figure 6, which was created with NetworkX and visualized with Gephi. The size of nodes is proportional to their 'degree' (number of adjacent nodes). Nodes were colored according to their 'community structure'. Nodes share the same color if they belong to the same group/community.

Figure 7b. Image depicting the layout network of InTe data shown on Figure 5 and Figure 6, which was created with NetworkX and visualized with Gephi. The size of nodes is proportional to their 'degree' (number of adjacent nodes). Nodes were colored according to their 'community structure'. Nodes share the same color if they belong to the same group/community. Coloring of nodes from figure 7a does not relate to figure 7b.

From the new network visualizations created in Gephi, differences in network topology between OuTe and InTe are even more evident; which the author finds very interesting. Differences in node size between figure 7a and figure 7b are evident, specially for the words 'something', 'learning', and 'alternative'. Community structures are also different between OuTe and InTe. For instance, the words shown on figure 5 'interesting' and 'going' form a community in figure 7a but 'interesting' forms a community with not only 'going' but with 'dancing' as well.

Discussion_

In this work the coalescence of two very different processes, that is plastic and algorithmic thinking, converged into a physical abstract painting. The painting being the physical agent conveying a digital message. This message reveals personal information from the author who created the painting, by given viewers the opportunity to read the author's digital exchange with 200 Facebook friends over a 2+ year period. Curation of written excerpts from this digital exchange was facilitated and guided by the utilization of algorithms inherent to the fields of Natural Language Processing and Complex Network Analysis that were implemented by the author for this project. Thus, a plastic idea (the painting with envelops) was enhanced with an algorithmic one (text analysis and visualization).

References_

https://www.nltk.org

https://networkx.github.io

http://www.graphviz.org

https://gephi.org

Supplemental Information_

Here it is the concordance analysis for the rest of the selected words:

INCOMING Facebook Messages written BY FRIENDS to author

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lavor your life with a little bit of tango Tango dance therapy for individuals

your life with a little bit of tango Tango dance therapy for individuals and co

therapy for individuals and couples Tango dance evenings and private lessons.

ompania es Italina y se llama Regina tango shoes Te mande Las fotos si alguna v

ved to New York where he founded his tango band Tango Meditarraneo and lately L

York where he founded his tango band Tango Meditarraneo and lately Los Peores d

ditarraneo and lately Los Peores del Tango and has collaborated with various ar

g seriously in karate, he discovered tango and soon knew that his life would ne

he same. He diligently commenced his tango studies, learning from tango masters

ced his tango studies, learning from tango masters and milongueros from Argenti

, adding that he strongly recommends tango for everyone, of all ages. Here ya g

ery exciting: Martin tu relación con tango es muy fuerte correcto? Conoces al c

fident it will be a good spontaneous tango moment Wednesday! It’s all about the

ging part lol! No problem! As far as tango practice goes, Beata & I will be at

er... just practicing to any regular tango music wont help too much. we should

. thurdays might be. i have some new tango students starting tomorrow, they wer

& white Argentinian movies, videos, tango cartoons, performance videos, tango

tango cartoons, performance videos, tango documentaries and more. I will wait

or three years. It will be a book of tango quotes and photographs. I have my ne

we will work on it! Ok. We know the tango very well we are not professional bu

sional but we both have been dancing tango for years in. Buenos. Aires. My part

n automatic mess of the page Bologna Tango Lab, don’t care about it. Gracias Ma

justo ayer que mencionaste sobre el Tango Club, ¿sigue funcionando? Many thank

y top, all male younge dancer during tango with her, just keep look at her sexy

the one only not look at her body & tango well with her. Sure, in the end, he

OUTGOING Facebook Messages written BY AUTHOR to friends

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hay aporte nuevo a lo ya dicho en el tango la historia es muy directa y esta su

of the event: new media art event + tango dance demo at the Uruguayan consulat

b.uy) Schedule_ Introductory Remarks Tango Dance Performance (Jusleine Daniel &

ile, la exhibición esta en NJ videos tango HK: En donde matan a niños por queda

rquesta de Hector del Curto 'Eternal Tango Orchestra' en el Lincoln Center los

incoln Center los veranos que tienen tango al aire libre. Hola Richard, super o

a project related to development of tango dance choreography using genetic alg

possible avenue would be to contact tango people in Tokyo and run a tango soci

tact tango people in Tokyo and run a tango social event in an architectural pla

architectural place of interest with tango films projected on interesting surfa

podia realizar otro cortometraje de tango en incluir los temas del proximo alb

ros cortos que hice incluí música de tango (both: copyright free y copyrighted

a dar charla las milongas grandes de tango están cobrando $25 entrada y las mas

las mas chicas $12. Los artistas de tango cobran $200 la performance por baila

por bailar tres canciones y un DJ de tango cobra $100 la noche, mas los multime

ntrada y pagando artistas que mezcle tango y media arts, con performances de ba

iovisual. Trayendo buenos artista de tango y media arts podemos meter unas 200-

aqui esta todo el proceso explicado tango lyrics created by Martin Calvino usi

char-RNN algorithm with database of tango lyrics from todotango.com credito a

with human-made creative instances. Tango lyrics created using Recurrent Neura

c sound compositions with a notch of tango remix. aqui va 'liner notes': impeca

imeras compositions son con letra de tango hecha con machine learning. Las ulti

edo hacer las otras con re-mixado de tango que ya no tiene mas copyright (que s

2 (mi propio sonido) + re-mixado de tango si, la idea es seguir creando cortin

perimentos en música electrónica con tango re-mix para que los escuches. Son de

INCOMING Facebook Messages written BY FRIENDS to author

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obably take about 35 minutes. The alternative room opens for dancing at 11:15 p

orked out well. Do you want to DJ alternative on saturday ? I have not hired a

impossible I am also seeking more alternative DJs. Can you DJ alternative? If i

room dj, he hasn’t played in the alternative room for us. ;)b And seems like y

iel and Andrew. Adam and I DJ the alternative room more than anyone else. :)) M

songs but didn’t mention all your alternative songs were going to be electronic

. If you’ve spent any time in our Alternative room in the past with any of our

in that sense. We saw some of our alternative regulars didn’t dance in the alt

ou; how often do you dance in the alternative room in our events? Just curious

s no mention of you wanting to do alternative room when you asked originally. I

ve to have more alt dj’s Let’s do alternative this time and book you for trad a

yed in the other room. We have an alternative room so that probably doesn’t mak

OUTGOING Facebook Messages written BY AUTHOR to friends

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mance). I am mostly interested in alternative room, but I can do traditional as

he audiovisual performance at the alternative room, please let me know so we ca

up on audio-visual performance at alternative room. Do you think there is possi

a rush yes, definitely. I can DJ alternative I will post and tag you so you ca

io-visual-performance project for alternative tango room at your milonga. I wou

an audio visual performance with alternative music and projected visuals mappe

d to the entire white wall of the alternative room as means to immerse dancers

coming to Hong Kong I DJed at the alternative room of 'All Night Milonga' which

mplemented (not all milongas have alternative rooms with clean white walls wher

performances are the next wave in alternative tango rooms across the country. L

could perform it in real life at alternative rooms at some milonga in the city

more than 200 persons). They have alternative tango room and we would perform t

she is there regarding DJ-ing at alternative or tradition, it was my mistake t

ed a theme (to go to the roots of alternative tango [electronic + tango] and de

which I expect around $50-$70 for alternative and $100-$120 for traditional. It

ent I am more interested in DJing alternative because I am taking classes in el

pressed my intention to DJ on the alternative room and you said YES. So I had t

I was referring to DJ-ing on the alternative and every 8 alternative songs to

ng on the alternative and every 8 alternative songs to play a tango (tango/vals

what I did at 'All Night Milonga' alternative room before going to Hong Kong (I

/vals/milonga) interspersed among alternative songs. This approach was the one

o switch room. When I DJed at the alternative room in ANM they really liked tha

ut. My ratio is about for every 8 alternative songs, one tango. So far its work

But if you prefer me playing all alternative music throughout the night that's

to play non-regular tangos on the alternative as well. Is that OK with you guys

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ects with Budapest Art orchestra, electronic music performance and music insta

lained to us that it was too much electronic music all night. You had mentione

ng a mix of world music with some electronic tango spread into that mix. So we

ying. But again I am not a fan of electronic music that much in tango or outsi

spect to this for sure. I do like electronic tango and it’s great to have it i

don’t force yourself to listen to electronic music at our events while DJing t

themselves. If you want to study electronic music for your art projects our p

a non typical tango song? Meaning electronic or contemporary? If so yes that’s

c that might work but if you mean electronic or non-tango stuff then that is n

OUTGOING Facebook Messages written BY AUTHOR to friends

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y Fanni Fazakas (for performance electronic music) podes empezar con tu bio,

's daughter); all combined within electronic sound compositions with a notch o

s especializadas en new media and electronic art Si, esta buena. Es chica igua

classes on professional DJing and electronic music composition. In Sep I will

rested in giving a performance of electronic music as invited guest? I have a

posts very relevant when creating electronic sound compositions: Thought of yo

created my first truly danceable electronic sound composition named 'tuve que

lude your bandoneon piece into my electronic sound creations! It could be very

started to take two courses: (a) electronic music composition and (b) profess

ity sometime this week to see the electronic art exhibition at the Whitney Mus

ve because I am taking classes in electronic music composition and I am compos

self to listen great composers of electronic tango and I learn a lot in the pr

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outreach me ha encantado curar el festival new latin wave es un agrado trabaj

ao antes que te fueras hola! en el festival eyeo en minneapolis hey sorry baby

fter other DJ's, what night of the festival is it early or late, what is the c

be live stream from fb page of the festival just follow the first lecture of S

not enough to meet new DJs for the festival so i came up with the idea of a ch

n Kiev so we decided to do a small festival for our friends during Christmas t

ke pictures she is a friend of the festival for many years of course) who was

help you tomorrow...im going to a festival so there will be no service ok coo

pretty battered from all the film festival screening, but I'll arrange to hav

ay mucho mucho. Esta ESO que es un festival anual: Despues tenes la spaginas d

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y/o performance Deadline en Feb y festival en Abril, te pagan pasaje Presenta

usco en airbnb cerca del lugar del festival o cerca de la joda en la cuidad? L

with you here). At some moment the festival should send me access keys to shar

with you here). At some moment the festival should send me access keys to shar

lamado para presentación de obra a festival pueden enviar un correo a todos lo

oy viajando a Buenos Aires para el festival +CODE. Voy a dar unos talleres en

nde? Con Jus estamos viajando a un festival de tango en Bari, Italia a fines d

well. I saw your post on Remolino festival and opportunity for DJ. I just sta

for you? There will be a big tango festival in your city coming up soon, Phila

e you guys have created an awesome festival Because of my interest in DJing I

if I would actually attend to the festival and if having a good time as dance

mpetition to win a spot on a tango festival in Ukraine. If the select me, I go

ily in Romania before or after the festival in Ukraine! How about that! guys,

audience of the international film festival in which the short will be present

shorts and they are listed on the festival program and their own social media

taller que voy a dat en +CODE art festival en Buenos Aires. Un taller asi se

a todo bien, yo busco si hay algun festival de arte electrónico en Noruega par

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eb Stratos Achlatis studied vocal performance at the Institute of Vocal Arts an

arch can i do a talk, workshop or performance for the event? oki postulo me enc

o tuyo? me avisas ya po super! tu performance cuanto dura? presupuesto maximo 2

No, I’m not in the video. It is a performance with he and Corina. There is a vi

n movies, videos, tango cartoons, performance videos, tango documentaries and m

have the original videos of this performance Just emailed you with a couple of

t Art orchestra, electronic music performance and music installations in 3LD Ar

sunday? oh this satuarday I have performance at night the class will ends at 9

ail Matt said not confirm yet our performance is on the 9th right? Thursday? To

ok so let's meet tomorrow And our performance is not on next week I can’t confi

interesante el proyecto de tecno performance de tango y quisiera mantener cont

ally with Pugliese. Regarding the performance aspect, I agree that you should b

for the surrealistic dimension of performance dance. Te los voy enviando en est

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Introductory Remarks Tango Dance Performance (Jusleine Daniel & Stratos Achlat

Calvino) Experimental AudioVisual Performance (Lu Wang & Martin Calvino) Candom

u Wang & Martin Calvino) Candombe Performance (Marco Guarino) Hola Jus! todo bi

a: el 28 de Febrero voy a dar una performance de música electronica en Rutgers

l caribe, dare una charla y luego performance de los temas del album looping_th

s + 4 performances or 5 talks + 3 performance OK, super ok, si esta en Princeto

elle Hessel, y Fanni Fazakas (for performance electronic music) podes empezar c

artistas de tango cobran $200 la performance por bailar tres canciones y un DJ

es en la vuelta ya (para charla y performance audio-visual) a OK! y un Facebook

s y artistas americanos dando los performance para integrar ambas comunidades.

odo. Podes ayudar, far charla y/o performance Deadline en Feb y festival en Abr

z Cumple! Ok, es para la clase la performance y es solo un tema. La práctica es

d tango que estoy preparando como performance para una de mis clases en ITP. Se

días podrías. Tengo que hacer el performance en vivo para la clase que es el d

idea, luego podríamos replicar el performance en vivo en salon alternativo de a

are still up for the audiovisual performance at the alternative room, please l

nted to follow up on audio-visual performance at alternative room. Do you think

U fellows to have an audio-visual performance this coming Sat since I will be D

oductory opportunity for a second performance with Lu Wang later on. The price

e would need a tentative date for performance and also stop by the studio one o

you about giving an audio visual performance with alternative music and projec

uld you be interested in giving a performance of electronic music as invited gu

candombe, sound art, audiovisual performance y tango dance demo. Voy a dar una

tting up an immersive audiovisual performance at your monthly Sat milonga. The

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enza su tesis. Uno de los temas es proyecto de salmones en tierra. Por ahí cap

iame al mail invitalos si! mira el proyecto tortilla stories pareja de sejo me

ue tuya o te invitaron? un abrazo! Proyecto de I+D y publicación de un libro y

com.uy. Escribile! Suerte con este proyecto che! Thanks for messaging us. We'l

ng about. buenísimo, Qué bien! ese proyecto es de mis favoritos, el ecolocaliz

antaría colaborar contigo en algún proyecto combinando danza y visuales (y si

uro de lo que se podrìa hacer como proyecto de negocio te escribo. Te parece?

inversión. Querés venderla con un proyecto arriba o queres que ya se haga el

orque me pareció mu interesante el proyecto de tecno performance de tango y qu

cultura. Fue por q le presente un proyecto de Educación. Y en la charla se di

nal y proyectos. Comentale todo tu proyecto y que pretendes. I suppose they in