noises and voices
radia #258 algorhythmic noises + radia #122 it all disappeared
[pls. scroll down for english version]
mobiltelephone. gps-navigatoren. digitalkameras. laptops. geräte, die wir täglich benutzen. sie alle produzieren: geräusche. rhythmus. klang.
shintaro miyazaki und michael chinen vom institute for algorhythmics erforschen die archäologie einer digitalen maschinenmusik.
im anschluss geht es um eine andere archäologie: jene der stimmen, die von diesen und anderen apparaten aufgenommen wurden, indes sie selbst längst verschwunden sind.
bitte beachten: in dieser woche wird die von radiator x/GUNST für radia produzierte sendung "algoRHYTHMIC noise of our everyday gadgets" von allen am kunstadio-netzwerk beteiligten sendern als premiere ausgestrahlt.
so natürlich auch bei radio x. die radia-sendungen #253-257 gibt es in den kommenden wochen bei radio x zu hören.
credits und hintergrund: siehe unten
mobiles. navigators. digital cameras. laptops.
gadgets we use every day. they all produce: noises. rhythms. sound.
shintaro miyazaki and michael chinen from the institute for algorhythmics dedicate their research to a sonic archaeology of everyday gadgets..
"'algoRHYTHMIC noise of our everyday gadgets' consists of a study with short snippets of audio examples about audificated processes of our everyday gadgets like our cell phones, cameras, smart phones and laptops. ausculations no. 1 to 16 are made by using a electromagnetic coil, no. 17 to 19 are made by audification processes of assembly code on software side (formal materiality) and ausculations no. 20 to 23 are produced with a HF-detector.
'algoRHYTHMIC noise of our everyday gadgets' is also a preliminary work for a more elaborated project about a 'sonic archeology of advanced everyday technologies'. archeology is meant following michel foucault's notion of thinking that we – when looking for meanings of things, but also their history – need to look not only for documents, but also for monuments. this means that the materiality of things and their physical effects should be investigated not only on the surface, but by 'digging deeper into' things or processes and by revealing and explaining the inner structures of black boxes. therefore we think that archeology is a more sophisticated term for hacking." [the institute for algorghythmics/michael chinen & shintaro miyazaki]
michael chinen (*1982) is a programmer and musician. He studied composition & computer science at university of washington, seattle/washinton state, electro-acoustic music at dartmouth college and was research student at tokyo denki university. lately he moved to berlin with the Fulbright research grant for wavefield synthesis at technische universität berlin.
shintaro miyazaki (*1980) is a theorist, artist and curator. he studied media studies, philosophy and musicology in basel, switzerland and is currently a PhD researcher at humboldt university berlin under prof. wolfgang ernst, holding a scholarship of the "cogito foundation". in 2008 he founded the “institute for algorhythmics”. find more info at www.algorhythmics.com
afterwards, we switch to another chapter of media archaeology: the archaelogy of human voices once recorded by these everday gadgets and other devices – that have themselves dissapeared:
"It all dissapeared" is a radio piece by milos vojtechovsky and stanislav abraham from radio taz lemurie, prague:
"[…] Electricity and amplified sound of the human voice transformed deeply the social, psychological and political context of the human discourse. Certain traces of totalitarianism are imbedded in almost every bit of broadcasted and transformed voice. The collage combines different samples of voices, speaking via telephone, found on the internet with ambient sounds, recorded in Prague, Wroclaw, Muenster and Kassel." [M.V.]
miss.gunst would like to thank the following artists and sound collectors:
jovica for the space machine, corsica s for some beautiful radiator sounds;
shintaro miyazaki and michael chinen from the institute for algorhythmics;
milos vojtechovsky and stanislav abraham from radio taz lemurie, prague;
as well as radia.fm radio art network for being a crowd of incredibly creative partners.