Emptyset – Signal
An exclusive premiere here for this extraordinary piece by Emptyset, the British duo of James Ginzburg and Paul Purgas. Signal was recorded live at CTM festival in Berlin earlier this year, and involved taking sine waves and beaming them around Europe in real time, before playing back the distorted results. The audio was fired first to the oldest radio transmission station in the world in Nauen, 40 miles away, and then sent to the French radio base Émetteur d’Issoudun, before being routed back to the concert venue. Along the way, the atmosphere and ionosphere break up the purity of the waves, resulting in the scoured, pulsating mutant you hear here.
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