Mobile Radio

art project by Sarah Washington & Knut Aufermann

MUNICH March 2007

March 11, 2007 by Mobile Radio

We were asked to perform in Munich at an event in the darkly historical building of the Haus der Kunst. We took the opportunity to stay longer and catch up with our good friends in the area, from our homely base in Planegg.

For the Grosse Kunstausstellung end-of-show celebration in the Haus der Kunst we choose to perform as a trio with the other performer Gunter Pretzel, a viola player from the Munich Philharmonic. We have previously played together in other combinations in the studio and as contrasting elements in an ambitious conceptual piece, but this was the first time we dircetly combined our improvised sounds in a live setting. It was enjoyable and and worked very well, delighting some of the unsuspecting audience and horrifying others. Photo by Christian Schallert

PRAGUE February 2007

February 20, 2007 by Mobile Radio

We were invited to Prague to perform a concert and take part in a discussion at Radio Lemurie’s Radio Tombola, and to do a sound installation for the hear2hear exhibition curated by Pavel Sterec of radio transmitter art

Knut’s installation caused problems for everyone else – for technical reasons the feedback bled into all the other installations. It could only be activated at your peril!

There was an evening of live broadcast by Lemurie, beginning with a discussion on the state of Czech radio today

We finally met our biggest fan. Photo by Echo Ho

Echo and Hannes perform as earweego

At the end of the concert we played in an ad hoc quartet with Echo and Hannes. It turned out to be the best part of the concert. Photo by John Grzinich

The fantastic prizes in the radio tombola, compete with a whole host of ancient electronic parts donated by Stanley ‘The Robot Man’

VIENNA January 2007

January 17, 2007 by Mobile Radio

On return to Vienna we prepared for Kunstradio’s Art’s Birthday Party

Tonic Train performed on four micro fm transmitters and a group of friends performed the sound using small portable radios. Many thanks to Billy, Dieter, Eva, Barbara, Ernst, Sylvia, Tim and Angelica

LINZ January 2007

January 13, 2007 by Mobile Radio

The crew moved to Linz a couple of days later, where another fine concert night was held

Noid on stage with the group Grosze Koalition

Silly on air at Radio FRO, just before the concert started

Billy Roisz and host Dieb13 during the setup

VIENNA January 2007

January 11, 2007 by Mobile Radio

We travelled to Vienna to support our favourite music portal and server host: and dieb13

The stage of the Vienna party had to be laid out in depth to accomodate all 14 acts

First band on was the excellent laptop duo Silly

Silly screen shot from Sylvia’s laptop