We started the project reading the chapter “ A ghost” by Walter Benjamin of his autobiographic sketches “Berlin childhood around 1900”. The text deals with a robbery which took place in the summerhouse in Babelsberg in the presence of the whole family, . This incident is connected in a mysterious manner with a dream of the young Author. The whole story takes place on the threshhold between being awake and dreaming, reality and fantasy.
The composition of the sound collective intertwines the literary narrative strings with the annihilation of the temporal linearity overlappingelectro acoustic and performative media. Prominent motives of the story are reenacted live and modified with sounds, the text serves as material for playful word-poetry.
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M.I.R is a research project of the University of arts and design in Karlsruhe. In pilot schemes the students and collaborators put the possibilities of new technologies to test in order to remodel the radio in times of the ubiquitous internet.
M.I.R. wants to demonstrate new possibilities of radio art such as:
radio-dramas which take place in special locations, radio documentations which can be listened to on the spot of the real life events,
trans-reality games which mix reality and fiction, public space as a scenery. And most importantly, this new possibilities should enable the listeners to participate in the creation of the new radio.
Utopia-the -”the none existent place” - the vision of a better world
What possibilities are there to make the world sound?
The aim of the workshop was to learn more about different forms of storytelling and to develop together a tale consisting of sounds.
Everything was permitted:
sounds, music, spoken word and interviews with the musicians, makers, visitors and artists of the festival.
My parents used to say: “Eat something to become something! I never followed this rule but nevertheless I made something out of my life.” Steffi 26 years
family love, a radio-drama of Sarah Thoele
spoken by Anne Lessmeister (approx.6 min)
Original version mastered for 5.1
premiere in the Festival ARD Hörspieltage 2010