A correlate of the working exchange of the musical material on reel tape
or, compact cassette and its interchanging or sequential reworking is the so
called "recycling". This term denotes a procedure concentrating on materials
already existing on their own or as separate sources as a practical base for
further reworkings. It is important that those basic materials should have
reached a complex state for which not all musical or acoustical materials can
The musical activity is not so much object centered, rather, it is engaged with the general conditions of exchange and organisation.
Cooperation, material-exchange, and recycling are fundamental to NICHTS
NIEMAND NIRGENDS NIE! The DLP by P16.D4 and S.B.O.T.H.I. (1985/86). Both groups
/ projects had been cooperating on different smaller matters before. NNNN!
Marked the point when a general discussion of procedures and a parallel
processual work n the musical material necessarily merged into the conceptual
frame of a sound carrier, which was on the one hand a documentation of
processual cooperation and on the other, a complex connection of sound
materials; e.g. those sound formations referring to various independent
compositional ideas on the level of pieces or fragments and to the sound
carrier s an obligatory condition on the macrostructural level.
SLP presents an attempt to transfer the experiences off cooperative work and SELECTION's development of tape-music to the field of a multi-levelled live presentation. It includes a live recycling of the NNNN! Record mentioned, a spatial installation defining SLP's pragmatic space and a computer composition selecting the sound material, which determines the special acoustical space.