Mobile Radio

art project by Sarah Washington & Knut Aufermann

MUNICH November 2007

We are invited to give a circuit-bending workshop as part of the festival A=V *AUDIBLEIMAGE=VISIBLESOUND* run by Natalia Borissova


We decide to focus entirely on radio hacking in the workshop – turning old radios into electronic instruments


A parallel workshop was run by Andrey Smirnov and Givan Bela (pictured standing) concentrating on many uses of theremin sensors in combination with self-programmed Max patches


The soldering table saw plenty of frantic action, as the participants made full use of the little time available to get their wonderful instruments performance-ready


When needs must – a bit of gaffer tape always works wonders


The variety of sounds produced by the different radios, and the unique approaches to instrument design made for a rich outcome


After two evenings of rehearsal, the Munich RadioHacking Orchestra was ready for its premier to an appreciative audience. Particularly impressive was the anonymous woman who chortled throughout the half-hour set. She grasped a truth – a lot of the sounds are hilarious