KUNSTRADIO


"V"
by Seppo Gründler and Josef Klammer
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duration: 37'31"

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[Deutsch]

There has always been a close connection between military and technological/scientific thinking. The French word for "machine", for instance, for a long time referred only to military machines, because the French had no term for civilian machines. The same applies to the radio: long before the first program was aired from the Berlin "Voxhaus" soldiers in the trenches of Verdun had earphones put on their heads and listendes to light music broadcasted over the field radio during battle breaks. Equally, every theater is front theatre and "The desire for light radio programs is strongest on the part of the front" (J. Goebbels).

As computer and media musicians we asked ourselves whether it is possible to habe other than military ideas working with military technology (computers etc.) and a military medium like the radio. As basic material we digitalized exclusively original recordings ranging from the beginnings of electric news transmission to modern broadcasts. Additional significant pictures and drawings referring to radio history were transformed inot music by the computer. Original recordings were used to control sequencers; e.g. Hitler`s voice controls Mozarts "Kleine Nachtmusik".

In the composition only the musical/aestethic substance of the material mattered to us and never documentary or virtuoso aspects. The message immanent in the material itself rose above our ambition as composers and interpreters.

The material speaks for itself.



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