THE LONG NIGHT OF RADIOART
ARS ELECTRONICA '99
SOUND DRIFTING: I SILENZI PARLANO TRA LORO
22:05 to 6 :00 a.m.
Live from the OK Centrum für Gegenwartskunst OÖ.
Rendered by Sound Drifter
Supervised by changing artists teams.
Introduced by Susanna Niedermayr
In compliance with decisions by the participants in Sound Drifting, the on air version of this global project will manifest itself strictly as a radio-installation without any performative elements. The basic on air rendering of all the incoming stream is done by Sounddrifter. The artists-teams which take turns about every two hours of the broadcast will not add anything to the material coming in from the sub-projects.
All they are able to do is to change certain parameters of the Sounddrifter so the general mood of the radio-installation might change. The only navigating device for the listeners are short jingles iproduced by the participants to indicate their geographical position and/or project title.
This radio-night will make for a very new experience for the artists as well as for the listeners.
The radio-program is fed back into the Sound Drifting system as a separate stream. After the event excerpts will be available as files.
The Radio Installation can be considered as an attempt at a 'Radical Radio'
Quotations from R. Murray Schafer: Radical Radio. In: EAR, Festival for a New Radio. New York, 1987
10 years "LONG NIGHT OF RADIO ART"