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January 06, 2007

Crosstalking (XT)


Sound Event(s)

ALIEN PRODUCTIONS & MACHFELD - "XT" Performance and Live-Webcast as part of the exhibition CROSSOVER III - photography and media art :: Thursday, Jan 11th 2007, 7 pm (CET) :: F O T O G A L E R I E W I E N, Währinger Straße 59/WUK, A - 1090 Wien.

The process of crosstalking (XT) is the point of departure for the conjoint performance of the artists' collectives alien productions (Martin Breindl, Norbert Math, Andrea Sodomka) and Machfeld (aka Sabine Maier und Michael Mastrototaro).

In telecommunication and telephony, crosstalk is often distinguishable as pieces of speech or leaking from other people's connections - hence the name. The artists will use this - normally unwanted - effect and base their performance exclusively on spoken word. They use their voice to trigger technical devices like sythesizer, vocoder, stylus printers or granular synthesis programs which themselves start to "crosstalk". The original signal will be gated out for listeners and also for the communicating artists. What remains are the sound events, processed in real time.

The performance will be webcasted live on kunstradio.at. It also will be used as material for a reworked radio-art version which will be broadcasted on ORF Oe1, Kunstradio-Radiokunst on Jan. 28th, 2007, 11.05 pm (CET).

Posted by jo at January 6, 2007 03:41 PM