Sound Drifting: I Silenzi Parlano Tra Loro was an interdependent temporary
system of 16 international remote sub-projects, which used a wide range of
methods and approaches to the generation, processing and presentation of
data/sounds/images to form a nine-day long continuous on line – on site – on
air sound installation on the occasion of the Ars Electronica festival’99
The publication documents the unusual interdependent, temporary system´. The
installation had several very different on site versions in Europe and
Australia and was also rendered into an 8 hour radio-installation (Austria and
a 5 day non stop radio-sculpture in Weimar, Germany). More than 50 artists were
involved in this project.
In the publication two CDs are included. Radia #29 is a very long excerpt of the
second CD, which was composed by a generative programme using samples from short
examples (approx. 4 min) sent by each node of the SOUND DRIFTING NETWORK after
the live event had ended.
The generative programme used was the SOUND DRIFTER designed by Winfried Ritsch
downloadable on radioswap, with a log in.