music theatre / scenic concert90 minwith Miron Hakenbeck and Barbara Eckle
Im Feld – Radioshow Nr. 1 was a music theatre project for the Staatsoper Stuttgart, dealing with questions of space and sound recording in relation to the history of contemporary music and the development of radio broadcasting, with its radically other electromagnetic spatiality. It was set as a fictional radio show, hosted by professional radio host Martina Seeber and incorporated reenacted interviews as well as original and sometimes heavily adapted versions of works by Eric Satie, Béla Bartók, Olivier Messiaen, Luc Ferrari and John Cage alongside the premiere of Voices and Piano Nr. 55 by Peter Ablinger and newly produced works by us.
Concept: Perspektivenbox, Miron Hakenbeck, Barbara EckleText: Julian Siffert, Martina SeeberPerformance: Perspektivenbox, Martina Seeber, Magdalena Cerezo Falces (Piano), Alan Hamilton (Piano), Ida Ränzlöv (Voice)with works by Perspektivenbox, Eric Satie, Béla Bartók, Olivier Messiaen, Luc Ferrari, John Cage and Peter AblingerField Recording (Leipzig): Jasmin Schädler
Béla Bartóks eight hungarian folksongs from 1907/1917 are used as the starting point towards an investigation into the acts of transcription and sound recording. These songs are based on transcriptions from Hungarian folk melodies, recorded by Bartók himself in the Hungarian countryside around 1907. In our version these original recordings are being collaged with parts of his songs as well as newly transcribed versions by us, that focused on other aspects of his recordings, e.g. the noises of his recording device. Thus we tried to make audible not only, the process of transcription itself, with its immanent decisions but also bring back the original cultural and social spaces, these melodies used to inhibit.
Voice, megaphone: Ida RänzlövPiano: Alan Hamilton
Using a DIY electromagnetic microphone, based on Priezor (github.com/LOM-instruments/Priezor), we improvised with the electromagnetic radiation of our electronic setup on stage. Furthermore we used samples of raw electromagnetic signals, we recorded in advance, using various other antennas and open source SDR-software (software defined radio) as well as imitating and interacting with these sounds with a violin.