Workshop 13:00 – 18:00 im Setzkasten; Performance 20:00 im MOE
Unbedingt mitbringen: Anrufbeantworter vom Flohmarkt
Digital answering machines are obsolete.
They litter our world as ancient relics of the pasts‘ communicational habits. You see them more in thriftshops, on fleamarkets or just lying around on the street than you see them next to a landline telephone. If you have to pay for one, it will be less than the price of a beer. Also, they are essentially digital samplers with slightly awkward interfaces. Apart from recording calls, they usually come with a function to record memos, sometimes up to several minutes. So, while not exactly uber pro gear, they are suprisingly versatile instruments you can get for next to nothing. With a few reasonably easy mods, we will unleash their full potential by making them pitchable, installing in- and outputs and adding crazy circuit bending noise madness. These modifications usually work with most kinds of digital answerphone and should be doable in a few hours even for beginners.
Each participant of the workshop becomes an official member of the international Answerphone orchestra, which, in addition to playing a concert shortly after the workshop, will become a huge cultural phenomenon over time, spanning the world with a vast network of answerphonists, uniting cultures through the use of musical instruments to eventually enable world peace. Or something like that.