time-shifted sound performance (with Aquiles Hadjis, Pat Noecker)

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3 x 30:00min running time
Aquiles Hadjis: modified guitars, amps and effects units, transport cart — Tatjana Preuss: computer, digital control units, voice recorder, musical box mechanism, light bulbs — Pat Noecker: iPhone, effects units
2013
play clip from live recording (2:05min)

This performance was developed in collaboration with Aquiles Hadjis and Pat Noecker for “Transmissions”, a group show held simultaneously at AIRPLANE Gallery in New York City and 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Tokyo.

The three players were scattered over three continents and three different time zones. Their individual performances started at 7pm local time and ended exactly 30 minutes later.

Players were not restricted in regards to the content of their piece. They improvised freely, but in reaction to the previous performance, in a procedure similar to the exquisite corpse method developed by the Surrealists. Afterwards, they sent a video recording of their performance to the next player via the Internet. In theory, the sequence can be continued ad infinitum. At the final performance, in this case the one by Pat Noecker in New York, the videos are displayed next to each other.