Mobile Radio

art project by Sarah Washington & Knut Aufermann

PARIS August 2014

August 2, 2014 by Mobile Radio

The ∏-node collective had called for ideas for a whole day of broadcasting on their own mini-fm frequencies (108.0 MHz) as well as Radio Campus in Paris (93.9 MHz and DAB+). Knut organised a live performance duo with Tetsuo Kogawa in Tokyo, the outcome of which is archived above. Both used their individual no-input transmitter techniques, all sounds come from feedback and interferences between radio transmitters and receivers.

Tetsuo Kogawa performing live in Tokyo while... (photo: Tetsuo Kogawa)

...Knut was adding his sounds in Paris (photo: Anton Mobin)

Many other events found their way on air: live music mixes, an antenna building workshop, DJ-sets, round table discussions, trumpet playing and baby crying. Plus live inputs from a roving reporter in the nearby park and callers to a magic phone number that would replace any current input to the transmitters.

The ∏-node crew and guests

DInahBird, Pali Mersault and Knut discussing the joy of outside broadcasts (photo: Anton Mobin)