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 107: An experiment in transmitter feedback by Knut Aufermann

During the RadioRevolten festival in 2006 Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann used two local FM transmitters to create feedback music.

RadioRevolten was a month-long festival organised by the new Radia member Radio Corax in Halle (Saale) in Germany. For the duration of the festival Radio Corax was allowed to broadcast on two different frequencies, one frequency carrying much of their ususal programme, and the other being used exclusively for special broadcasts for the festival. Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann used this duplicated setup to create live radio feedback with both available transmitters, thus performing each on a separate frequency. The listeners in Halle were asked to isten to both frequencies at the same time by using two radios. Here you can hear the combined sounds of both transmitters feeding back in a special edit for the Radia network.

Show 106: Sul Suono workshop

This program is consisted of 2 interwoven parts:
1. Sul Suono workshop on history of experimental music and sound art
Friday-Sunday, 23-25.02.2007, Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia lecturer: Enrico Glerean (IT/UK)
2. Improv session with Enrico Glerean (e.g.o) (IT/UK) + every kid on speed (MK)
Sunday, 25.02.2007, Open Graphic Studio, Museum of the city of Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia

This series of lectures follow the path of history of music, reaching contemporary lack of boundaries between sound art and music. It is mainly a workshop about sound and how sound can be used as an artistic medium not only in music but also in contemporary art. Lectures will involve the students to reflect on the meaning of sounds and their possible uses. Starting from basics of psychoacoustics and wave theory, the lectures will follow two parallel paths: path of technology and the artistic path. Through various listening they will see – or actually “hear” – how technology have changed the way we are approaching sound, but also how artists have managed to revolutionize sound even more than technology. This is second workshop from the workshop series project Consumer vs. User.

After the workshop on Sunday, 25.02.2007, there was sound performance, improvisation session with Enrico Glerean (e.g.o) (IT/UK) + every kid on speed (MK) + other participants on the workshop
at the Open Graphic Studio, Museum of the city of Skopje.

Enrico Glerean is a musician (piano studies, bass player, guitar player, accordionist, electronic music), programmer (master in computer science, sound software development) and digital artist. His artistic research is based on two keywords Coding and Memory: spaces are used to control audio parameter, mental processes are used to generate video, images are translated into sounds. Since 2003 contributed his works on many group shows, such as Echoes from the mountains, sound art for the Winter Olympic Games, Cesana, Italy in 2006. Realized many audio performances at: Placard festival, London (UK) in 2006, Placard at Transmediale, Transmediale festival, Berlin, Germany, 2005, Sound is the place, curated by Marco Altavilla and [no.signal], Bologna (IT), in 2005, London Placard, London (UK), 2004, Elementi festival, Bitola (MK), 2004, Avanto festival (with member from Helsinki Computer Orchestra), Gloria Club, Helsinki, Finland, 2003. Workshops: Digital Midia Workshop, workshop on field recording, Mestre, Venice, Italy, 2006-09, Workshop on Digital Sound, curated by A.S.U., Padova, Italy, 2006-03, Sound Art for future curators of contemporary art, Galleria A+A, Venezia, Italy, 2005-2006. Since 2004, co-founder of [no.signal].