Both works are from a series of interlinking radiophonic miniatures entitles insitu bacia, a work about the Amazon basin.
‘The basin consists of a hugely diverse sonic palate, and supports around 30 percent of the world’s terrestrial species. To the observer and listener, this can result in an experience of manifold sonic dimension and expression, not to mention a universe of spectral detail, intrigue and surprise. The works reflect a personal contemplation of life within the forest.
Using eBay user data, The Sound of eBay generates unique songs (Soundcoding: Stefan Nussbaumer). By simply entering any eBay username and clicking “generate”, the robots sprawl out into the net to collect data, bringing it back to the SC3 Supercollider sound-generation engine. The complex software-machine starts generating a score-file which is then transformed into a unique song.
“The Sound of eBay” transforms a role-model of individual commodities market in an “ARTitude” of robotic configurations and strings, swapping personalized and compositional business dreams with sound designs from secure client accounting. Using the concept of creative destruction, this entertainment-aggregation is tuning in a mind-blowing cutup, pushing the contemporary lifestyles over the edge and combines it with transformable delays of post-realistic business-analysis.
Title: zero balance (drawing zeros)
Description: zero balance (drawing zeros) is a direct recording of the drawing of zeros on paper. The repeated task is an attempt to center myself as I feel the gravitation pull of the thousands of bank balances approaching zero with each passing hour of the present economic recession.
Title: Sound of Ebb
Conceptual work that uses a mp3 file to represent a system. However it can’t be reproduced because some of its binary code characters have been removed and the file has become corrupted.
mixture of clicks & cuts and a collage of field recordings
The field recordings i made actually in egypt, turkey (muezzin)and in berlin (fireworks)
I re-contextualized them expressing my feelings to the political crisis in Iran demanding for humanity, freedom, tolerance and peace.
It could be in Israel, Palestine, Iraque, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uyghuristan …. or somewhere else as well.
In June i was churned up inside by the 20th anniversary of the massacre on the Tian Men square in Bejing first.
Then during the protest actions in Iran after the elections I followed links and information on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube to see what is going on there.
Although I am quite far away and I am not an Iranian I felt very close to the protesters. Emotions overwhelmed me and so for me it was really necessary to express them musically. I couldn?t find words for it!
In Berlin actually we are not suffering under the recession so much. Mostly we read about it.
But in times of the internet distances melt and you get nearly realtime information from diverse sources.
So my statement is based on the social networks I am using.
Name: GX Jupitter-Larsen
Location: A recycling center in Hollywood California, USA
The homeless are having a more difficult time finding recyclables in the residential trash of the middle class. The once affluent professionals, skilled laborers, and middle management types are all now selling glass and cans to local recycling centers themselves. Since these days, every penny counts…
Title: piece #45
Description: Six different news articles about the upcoming (now past) parliament and prime minister elections in Bulgaria, the world economic crisis and influence on the bulgarian economics summarized in Bulgarian morse code.