A mechanistic/digital universe of sound in 12 tracks
The important ideas originating from the Bauhaus subsequently came to exert a decisive influence in the areas of music and sound: Immersion, equality of the artistic disciplines, a solid understanding of the material as well as focusing on a modern mechanical philosophy in which the position of humans must be redefined.
In Audio.Space.Machine, these ideas are redefined for the present day by the artists wittmann/zeitblom, and translated to the form of a concept album; acoustically, in terms of content, but also on the technical level of sound design.
In terms of sound aesthetics, and with the aid of a 360° matrix, the listening room will host a radical staging of the twelve tracks, which were all conceived to be immersive. Voices, electro-acoustic music and sound are used simultaneously, all having equal value. In terms of content, the album focuses on man or woman as being a modern, adaptive apparatus. It includes text citations from László Moholy-Nagy, Walter Gropius and other Bauhaus artists of the 1920s, but also from John Cage and contemporary authors such as Martin Burckhardt and Bazon Brock.
The tracks in Audio.Space.Machine are each two to five minutes long and can be individually chosen and heard, whereas heard together they can also be experienced as a unified whole. Binaural staging and noise reduction transmission enable listeners to immerse themselves in a unique, mechanistic/digital universe of sound.
Audio.Space.Machine has been awarded as „radioplay of the month January 2019 “ by hörspielkritik.
Audio.Space.Machine was developed by wittmann/zeitblom and was realised in cooperation with the Interactive Media Foundation and the radio stations Deutschlandfunk, NDR and WDR. An expanded radio edition is broadcast in these stations’ acoustic arts programmes and online.