The Sound of Europe
Salzburg, 27.-28. Jan 2006

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Europe in Sight

Mediatizing the Conference's Main Hall

Interactive media installations

bullet European Soundscape
bullet Europe is Real
bullet Europe: A Landscape of Ideas
bullet Leading Opinions

Media Art Interventions

bullet Threshold to the Kingdom
bullet 27. Januar 1945
bullet This is your Victory
bullet Faces of Europe
bullet Strength and Opportunities
bullet Europe all Weather
bullet Ars Electronica Futurelab


Soundtrack of the Conference


"European Soundscapes"

It is only in post-production that a five-channel composition can be reworked into a meaningful stereo mix with the proper volume and panorama relationships.

In this instance, the works are experimental pieces that shed light on the selection process and the basic treatment of the material, and thus resemble excerpts from a symphony score.

Most of the musical work is a matter of positioning and adjusting the volume of the individual elements in relation to each other and to the surrounding space in Salzburg; hence, this cannot be depicted on a stereo CD recording of the various takes.

Each listener (i.e. passerby) mixes his/her own version of the soundscape by moving about amongst the speakers dispersed throughout the park.

Details about the individual pieces:

1 annasong ........ two loudspeakers “sing” a piece by Rupert Huber; recorded in Berlin; female vocalist from Rome

2 censochor ........ vocal fragments from Horizontal Radio and a chorus structure by Rupert Huber

3 einstimmung in die atmosphäre ........ on site, three sounds of the Seine in Paris

4 soiree ........ London: Alexander Balanescu; Berlin: Regen; Linz: alien productions

5 sardinischer chor

6 mix1choir ........ Paris: chorus; Vienna: percussion; sound structures by Rupert Huber

7 ambience2 ........ ambience2 ........ sound recordings from Rome and Seville; piano; ensemble from Horizontal Radio

8 thursday afternoon ........ Radiotopia, Klangpark Linz; Mix via WWW by anonymous participants

9 mozartgeburtstagswünsche mit karl böhm

10 frankfurt loops ........ (excerpt) example of a stereodownmix of various of the above-listed pieces Composed and compiled by Rupert Huber

komponiert und zusammengestellt von Rupert