[microsound-announce] Fwd: Call for drivers in staalplaat soundsystem ctm2010 composition for 30 cars

rinus van alebeek rinusfiles at gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 13:11:38 EST 2009

Dear friends and car drivers

here's a call for those who will be in Berlin next year during the ctm fair.

'Yokomono Pro' at CTM.10

With an eye on CTM.10, Geert-Jan Hobijn / Staalplaat Soundsystem
(www.staalplaat.org) and sound artists Ilpo Väisänen and Mika Vainio
(Pan Sonic) are busy preparing the outdoor sound-performance-action
'Yokomono-Pro'. Staalplaat Soundsystem has won international renown
for public actions devoted to investigating the sound properties of
everyday objects, gadgets and different varieties of architecture, and
immersing the audience in new auditory experiences.

We still need YOU!
For the performance on Sunday, 31 January 2010, we need a total of 30
volunteers, each with his/her own car, to be sound-drivers.

Yokomono-Pro features several groups of cars - 30 vehicles in total -
playing synched sound-patterns and driving a carefully choreographed
route around a specific (tba) location for a period of approx. 30
minutes. Each vehicle's battery is hooked up to a specially designed
horn that is triggered by low-frequency transmitters linked to a
central controlling unit. After dividing the vehicles/drivers into
groups and assigning each a specific route, Ilpo Väisänen and Mika
Vainio are able to 'play' them like an instrument: the interaction of
choreographed traffic and the horns' sound patterns creates a
composition tailored to the spatial dimensions of the action.

The low-frequency transmitters will not interfere with any 'official'
radio signals. The vehicles' original horns remain independent of the
added-on 'action-horns' and function as per usual at all times.
Installation of the extra components is temporary and simple. No
original car parts will be modified or removed so there is no danger
of damage to participants' vehicles.

Nor does the action restrict or impair public traffic. The individual
movements that make up the car-choreography (changing lanes, stopping,
etc) proceed in compliance with German traffic regulations.

If you interested in taking part in this extraordinary experiment and
have a Car license and or car at hand, please drop us a line at:
yokomono at clubtransmediale.de

Thanks for your time,

have a great weekend,

staalplaat board

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