• Dial Tone Drone

Satz, Aura, 2014, Show, Exhibition or Event, Dial Tone Drone

Abstract or Description:

For Telephone, Satz focusses on the familiar pitch of the electronic dial tone, a signal of live telephonic connection which came into widespread use in 1950s. Considering the dial tone as an open field of potential communication, Satz talked with electronic music pioneers Laurie Spiegel and Pauline Oliveros on the technological and perceptual implications of composing and listening to sustained musical notes, known as drone music. Excerpts of the conversations, recorded via Skype and IPhone, are played against compositions by the two composers, probing the political, musical and conceptual implications of the drone.
Dial Tone Drone features excerpts from ‘Horse Sings From Cloud’ (1975), an accordion score by Pauline Oliveros, and ‘Expanding Universe’ (1974-76), a computerised composition by Laurie Spiegel.
The commission is a companion piece to Satz’s work Dial Tone Operator, on show as part of ‘Mirrorcity’ at Hayward Gallery. To coincide with the launch of the commission there was a live performance with Elaine Mitchener and Jennifer Walshe at the Hayward Gallery on the 15th November 2015.

Further exhibitions: Group exhibition at 44th International Film Festival Rotterdam (Rotterdam, 2015); CONTEXT Art Miami, group exhibition curated by Christoph Cox (Miami, 2015); 'Where there is sea there are pirates', group exhibition at 3 137 Gallery (Athens, 2016).

TelephoneLondon, UK15 November 2014 – 9 January 2015One person show
Official URL: http://mirrorcity.southbankcentre.co.uk/aura-satz-...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Funders: Measure
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2016 17:22
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2019 15:26
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2321
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