Deterritoriale Schlingen
Thom Kubli / Sven Mann
interactive sound performance for 11 audio channels
and radio transmitters

A sound space is stretched by 11 transmitters, that dynamically
form loops (Schlingen). This loop room (Schlingenraum) is indi-
vidually sensed by the auditor-recipient. From partial perception
emerges a public. The recipients interrelate actively and interact
with the sender. Sender and receiver perform themselves recipro-

The radio is a wide-spread low cost technology. The principle
of "wireless transmitting"provides the possibility of a potential
recipience in any desired location. It is not bound to physical
structures like cable or installed networks, yet undergoes the
visual connected anchor of an euclidic perception of space.

Digitally fragmented sounds and beat loops are processed by
means of a self-reflexive algorithm and arranged in 11 channels.
On the basis of the preceding events, new structures are per-
petually generated in real time. The relationship between
particular sounds describes dynamic and tonal sound spaces
that move in field structures.

The sounds are broadcast via 11 short-range FM radio transmit-
ters with different frequencies and obtain their spatial represen-
tation via the positioning of the receivers. The receivers are
cheap commercial mobile radios, pocket radios, ghettoblasters,
brought by the recipients. These populate the room in variable
groups, or are spread over various rooms and outdoor spaces
and ideally are moved by the recipients. Through the recipients
topological rearrangement of the radio receivers, a potential
restructuring characterises the spatial discontinuity.

The acoustic approach to a spatical understanding deterritoriali-
ses the visible spatial boundaries. Through superposition and
"looping" (entanglement) of senders and recepients constitute
transient, public spatialities. By sending acoustic partials the
space is utilized. The recepients form the sound structure topolo-
gically, they enter into a performance with the senders.
(thanks to Nils Röller)