toposonie : : spree
Sound walk with GPS-App
The sound course takes the listener through the lobby jungle in 14 scenes, with disruptive actions in the Reichstag, past a session of the Bundespressekonferenz [Federal Press Conference], over a blogger’s disclosures about the classified information office of the Bundestag to the Career Center at Humboldt University, where “public affairs” and “political consulting” agencies introduce themselves.
Between the scenes, which are similar to radio plays, real and unreal sounds continually appear that colour and transform the environment on site, such as at the six bridges, each of which has been “tuned” to a particular resonant frequency. The sound walk thus becomes a personal game with reality that affords the listener an acoustic glimpse behind the post-card views along the banks of the Spree. The moment of reality is greatly intensified as a result of the special record-ing technology, thus creating disconcerting perceptual perspectives.