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Show 108: ENIAC NOMOI by Joulia Strauss and Martin Carlé

Reboot.Fm presents:
Length, 27:57
Languages: English, French, German, Greek

The acoustic results of the cooperation between artist, Joulia Strauss, and scientist, Martin Carlé: this work traces early computer sounds to ancient Greece. Additional scientific discoveries make the work all the more compelling.

The mathematical operations of the first calculation machine in history (ENIAC) to be called a ‘computer’ are differentiated through as yet unheard rhythms, frequencies, and melodies, which will be released as sound for the first time during THE ENIAC NOMOI. In so doing, the project seeks to prove the extent to which the epistemological existence of time-critical computer simulations are, in fact, rooted in ancient Greek dramaturgy and art. This sound perspective on cultural history becomes accessible by figuring it as successive knowledge structures with technical laws (NOMOI) governing their generation and culminating in simulation technology which moulds Being in contemporary life. Our choreography re-stages the diagrammatic notation of the historic ENIAC programmes in three acts and executes them in sound. This offers unique insight into the historicity of Being. In the clarifying environment of synthetic sculpture, the musical measures (NOMOI) of the first electronic computer (ENIAC) will provide a revelation: that the common origin of human beings and the poetic is a spring flowing at the foundation of technology. This fundament now ascends to regions of the living and divine nature from which it has heretofore been excluded. In contemplating the foundation of the evolution of Being, we do not seek a vanishing point in the past or bemoan “the forgotten Greek identity of art and craft in the concept of techné”. Rather, our thought must finally understand and commence with a recognition that the distinction between nature and art is rendered increasingly irrelevant by virtue of the processual entanglement of the symbolic with time.


Show 097: Apocalypso – The Cosmic War Dance of Sun Ra’s Army

Apocalypso: The Cosmic War Dance of Sun Ra’s Army of Athropodial Transistors.

Peter Dennet, (UK), Darius James (USA/DE), Karl Heinz Jeron (DE)

When the composer and mystic, Sun Ra, returned to his native Saturn on May 30th, 1993, he left behind a vast and varied body of recorded musical works. Up until now, much of this music has been unavailable to the public. But, through a series of séances conducted in the studios of Radio 1:1, Mister Re informed us that on Sunday, July 30th, 2006, between the hours of 4-6 pm, he will be returning to this planet in astral form with a special message for the people of earth. And he will not be alone. He will be accompanied by his army of Athroploidal Transistors:

“We are going to invade Berlin!!!” he chuckled, “This is declaration
of war! Kreig, baby! Our first target is the TV Tower in Alexanderplatz!
My weapons?!! Two full hours of sonic assault—or acoustical magic–taken from my vast library of unreleased recordings. I and my Transistors will dance the cosmic dance. The cosmic WAR dance. It’s the Apocalypso!

–A direct spirit communication from Sun Ra on Saturn

Peter Dennet, Art Yard (UK) is sound artist based in London.
Darius James (USA/DE) is a writer and radio maker in Berlin.
Karl Heinz Jeron (DE) is an artist and programmer in Berlin.

Radio Vehicles:
The working environment of the radio vehicles is the urban public
space. Radio vehicles is an ephemeral urban intervention aiming to usurp urban space artistically. Twenty vehicles created from the
simplest and most affordable technical equipment will be let free into the wild. The swarm moves awkwardly while emitting sound into the public space.

Aliens Am Alex:
a radio.territories urban intervention that took place in Berlin in the short hot summer of 2006 at the TV tower….

Show 026: Gegen Die Bridge by Serhat Koksal

Serhat Köksal aka 2/5 BZ, a regular contributor to reboot.fm, performs with samplers, saz, tapes, electronics, darbouka and spoken word.
His style varies between traditional music via experimental electronic sounds to improvisation with elements of popular Turkish cinema. His visual works borrow from zine and poster aesthetics and are collages of 70s and 80s Turkish melodrama and action films, political propaganda and media imageries of social phenomena.

Show 008: Holy Babble – Glossolalia from the New Berlin by Heinrich Dubel (DJ Officer, Officer) and Paul “Paulator” Paulun

Holy Babble – Glossolalia from the New Berlin

by Heinrich Dubel (DJ Officer, Officer) and Paul “Paulator” Paulun

The works of Dubel and Paulun on myths and mutations in popular cultural and musical history – for example James Dean (his death and his Porsche) and Michael Jackson (as demon-engine of pedophilia) – have earned them a strong audience in the Berlin radio community.

In “Holy Babble” the psychodaemonic lingo of mythology is extracted from the Bible’s Revelations, various song-texts and the abyssmal imaginations of the authors, and injected into a stream-of-consciosness-style set of electronica.

“Holy Babble” was produced at reboot.fm (Berlin/Germany, May 2005).

“The devil’s body is hard lyk yrn, his face is terrible.”

artist: Paul Paulun & Heinrich Dubel
radio station: reboot.fm, berlin
name: Holy Babble – Glossolalia from the New Berlin
description: thematic audio and spoken text
length: 50:38