Klang:Zeit:Klang on Soundart Radio UK - live on air NOW

From: BenFed express (benfed@intraversal.de)
Date: Sun Nov 07 2010 - 09:07:48 EST

Hi there

My radio sound installation Klang:Zeit:Klang is on air right now until
00:00 (GMT). The show is Jenny Wellwood's "ssllooww rraaddiioo
ssuunnddaayy" on Soundart RadioUK. Live-Stream is up on
http://icecast.commedia.org.uk:8000/soundart.mp3.m3u. Works for me with
Realplayer. iTunes and Quicktime seem to have trouble with it. Don't
know about others, particularly VLC or Mediaplayer. Hope you enjoy it!

/*Klang : Zeit : Klang*
Listening to the time passing -- by Benjamin H.S. Federer

In Ancient Greece Pythagoras of Samos regarded the harmonic concept of
movements as the musica universalis that connects mathematics and
religion. Buddhists
and Hindus even believe this music of the spheres to be audible. Of
course every
rotation's frequency can be moved into the human's audible range by
simply multiplying or
dividing by the factor of 2. Musicians know this practice as transposing
by an octave.
Johanes Kepler's De Harmonices Mundi based the discovery of musical
intervals in
planetary movements on the same concept. Only in the 20th century Hans
Cousto and
Joachim-Ernst Berendt drew attention towards the concepts' musical
aspects. The now so
called sonification was born.

Where sonification usually is employed to make abstract data sets
through audibility, sound installation Klang:Zeit:Klang is an artistic
take on the passing of
time. Since our whole life is more or less dictated by the
click-clack-clock -- does it have to
sound that boring all the time? Would we recognize something familiar in
listening deeper
down into it? Is there something like an inner soul, something like a
life of its own to it?
Klang:Zeit:Klang provides the listener with a constantly but slowly
changing sound mix. All
sounds are generated in real time with time and date being the only
source material. Every
little time division has got its own sound, from the hour down to
minutes, seconds,
milliseconds and beyond. By combining these sounds to an ever shifting
mix a music of its
own arises.

First presented on Radio LoRa Zu?rich's Nachtschichten as part of
research program
NOW II of HGK Zu?rich. Klang:Zeit:Klang was on air every night and
without interruption
from January 23rd to February 5th 2006./


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