Sound art per¬≠for¬≠mance cele¬≠bra¬≠ting 100 years of radio, by Frederike Moormann, Angelika Waniek, Constanze M√ľller, and Dieter Daniels
‚ÄúHello, hel¬≠lo, this is K√∂nigs Wusterhausen on wave 2700.‚ÄĚ Four radio enthu¬≠si¬≠asts set out to recon¬≠struct the first German radio broad¬≠cast in a live program.
On December 22, 1920, the main radio sta¬≠ti¬≠on of the Deutsche Post, the offi¬≠cial German pos¬≠tal aut¬≠ho¬≠ri¬≠ty, broad¬≠cast a Christmas con¬≠cert using an arc con¬≠ver¬≠ter. Radio was born. Probably no one in Germany lis¬≠tened to this first German radio pro¬≠gram. Listening to the radio was still ille¬≠gal. For tech¬≠ni¬≠cal rea¬≠sons, the pro¬≠gram wasn‚Äôt recor¬≠ded eit¬≠her. Broadcasting ‚Äúone-to-many‚ÄĚ was an important step in media evo¬≠lu¬≠ti¬≠on, after the telephone‚Äôs ‚Äúone-to-one‚ÄĚ and befo¬≠re the ‚Äúmany-to-many‚ÄĚ of today‚Äôs inter¬≠net. Following the dyna¬≠mics of the first German expe¬≠ri¬≠men¬≠tal broad¬≠cast, Dieter Daniels, Frederike Moormann, Angelika Waniek and Constanze M√ľller ima¬≠gi¬≠ne points of view of tho¬≠se who were broad¬≠cas¬≠ting and tho¬≠se who were lis¬≠tening and tell sto¬≠ries of com¬≠mu¬≠ni¬≠ty and com¬≠mu¬≠nities in front of and insi¬≠de the apparatus.
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