December 7th, 2009

Copenhagen Call for Commotion

via Filastine (reblogged, more artfully than i&i, by /Rupture) —

URGENT CALL FOR SOUND COMPOSITIONS
On a topic even more urgent: Climate Chaos

Deadline: December 13, 2009
Public Performance: December 16, in the streets of Copenhagen during the Climate Summit, broadcast from the Sound Swarm, a of battery of bicycle-mounted megaphones within the Bike Bloc
Compensation: Air that you can breath & weather that doesn’t kill you
Curated by: Filastine

From the 7-18th of December the world’s leaders will be in Copenhagen to decide the conditions of this planet’s future. Given the suspects & their financial backing, it’s nearly impossible we’ll be presented with solutions, far more likely we’ll see further privatization, enclosure, and commodification of the our atmosphere under the alias of carbon trading.

This is your chance to put pressure, speak truth to power, or sonically disrupt, at HIGH VOLUME.

Anything on-topic is welcome: remix the speeches of corporate & government leaders, environmental soundscapes, the sounds of nature or it’s undoing, appropriate collages, home-cooked theme songs, subliminal mob-inflaming drones, advertising jingles of the apocalypse

Submission Details:
1. Composition can be of any duration, but there is no guarantee your composition will be broadcast.
2. The loudspeakers do not reproduce frequencies below 500hz. Use a highpass EQ filter. Also, megaphones respond better to longer sounds than short transients. Translation: no bass, no drums.
3. Please submit 5 dual-mono wave files with equal start times. Use the diagram below for conceptualizing space. If you are technically unable to compose and render for 5 channels, submit it anyhow, if it’s good I’ll make the effort to cut it into multi-channel.
4. Send files via an ftp, yousendit.com, sendspace.com, or a similar service to this email: filastine.soundswarm@gmail.com
5. Name the files like this:
1RR_title
2R_title
3C_title
4L_title
5LL_title

This is how we’ll try to be arranged in the street, the X’s signify non-sound bikes of the bike block.

(imagine Sarkozy, Wen Jiabao, or Obama here in front of us listening attentively.
or maybe just a load of riot police & TV cameras)

X 5LL X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 1RR X
X X X X X X 4L X X X XX X X 4R X X X X
X X X X X X X X X X 3C X X X X X X X X X X
X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
(+ another ~ 1000 bikes)

Move fast. We are just about out of time.

Get in touch if you will be in Copenhagen and want to build or pilot one of the Sound Swarm bikes: filastine.soundswarm@gmail.com

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Wayne&Wax

I'm a techno-musicologist, internet annotator, imagined community organizer.

I left my <3 in the digital global, but I reside in Cambridge, MA, where I'm from.

I represent like that.

wayne at wayneandwax dot com

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