GATEways sound events can best be described as "Global Ambient" in different media and on different stages. Contributions of a great variety of sound artists on different places come together via data lines, are mixed by other artists and machines in many various ways and sent back on line, on air and on the different on site venues.
Projects like GATEways can never be experienced in whole - neither by the public nor by the contributing artists themselves. The different media and venues just allow the perceiption of tiny bits of the overall concept. They are like pieces of a very special jigsaw puzzle which allows everyone to put them together in different ways to get different results on the same image.
As these projects cannot be perceived in whole they too cannot be documented in whole. So instead of a final mix we present you short cuts of the 30 hour event. Sounds, as they appeared on Vienna's Siebenbrunnenplatz as well as excerpts of the incoming audio streams, sometimes intermingling, sometimes running parallel. And to keep with the richness and variety of the sound events we put them on line more or less randomly. You can either choose to listen to the complete playlist or to zap between the smaller parts which might interest you.
MULTILINGUAL ECHOES - voices from Melbourne and a Viennese Turkish wedding in a feedback loop, 0:52"
WEB-J SESSION I - alien productions live on air and on line at Kunstradio, 2:23"
WEB-J SESSION II - alien productions live on air and on line at Kunstradio, 0:46"
LOCAL AMBIENT - the natural soundscape of Siebenbrunnenplatz intermingling with the sound events from the speakers, 0:39"
WESTERN FRONT JAM I - excerpt of a live performance by artists in Vancouver for GATEways, 1:33"
6 KINDS OF DARKNESS - cut of Toy Satellite's audio stream from Melbourne, 0:28"
STATIC BETWEEN THE STATIONS I - parallel audio events from B2-92, Belgrade and the Western Front, Vancouver and the air in between, 1:06"
MELBOURNE SIGNING OFF - Toy Satellite's "Good Night" for the rest of the world, 0:47"
OVERSEA DRONE - a very special tune coming via data lines; its origin cannot be traced back, 0:41"
VOICE OF ROMA I - excerpt from the Radio B2-92 stream from Belgrade, 2:53"
VIENNA SOUNDSCAPE I - Siebenbrunnenplatz during GATEways event at 9:30 am, 1:33"
VOICE OF ROMA II - another excerpt from the Radio B2-92 stream from Belgrade, 1:48"
INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPE I - cut from an audio stream, most likely coming from Vancouver, 1:42"
GLOBAL AMBIENT - audio streams between Melbourne and Belgrade, 1:34"
55 YEARS AGO ON THIS PLACE - interview statement on the past played live at Siebenbrunnenplatz, 0:34"
A MELBOURNE SIGNATURE - cut of an audio event showing up quite frequently in Toy Satellite's stream, 1:48"
HIGH NOON - virtual churchbells at Siebenbrunnenplatz at noon, 0:37"
COMING HOME - the voice of an Austrian emigrant in Melbourne - sounding on Siebenbrunnenplatz, 1:48"
PIANOS GOING BERSERK - kids improvising on the pianos on Siebenbrunnenplatz, 0:32"
VIENNA ORIENT - interview statements on multiculture played live at Siebenbrunnenplatz, 0:44"
MELANCHOLIC PATTERN - voices, churchbells, ambient and accordion in a delay loop, 0:54"
VIENNA SOUNDSCAPE II - another time-window on Siebenbrunnenplatz during GATEways event, 0:41"
INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPE II - cut from Vancouver's audio stream, 2:49"
SCRAMBLED GROOVE - cut from Melbourne's audio stream, 0:32"
EAST SIDE DAWN - again Melbourne, playing the sunset in Australia, 0:36"
WESTERN FRONT JAM II - excerpt of another live performance by artists in Vancouver for GATEways, 1:16"
WESTERN FRONT JAM III - one more performance cut from Vancouver, 0:27"
VOICES OF SIEBENBRUNNENPLATZ - kids improvising on the pianos answering the audio-streams, 1:08"
TIDAL FOUNTAINS - the fountain on Siebenbrunnenplatz in conversation with Melbourne's traffic noise, 2:09"
A PLACE FOR US - performance on Siebenbrunnenplatz at 11:00 a.m. by composer Johann Pinter and the group vocalgestoeber, 0:15"
PERFORMANCE SHOWDOWN - performance on Siebenbrunnenplatz at 7:00 p.m. by composer Johann Pinter and the group vocalgestoeber, closing the event on site, 2:44"
VOICE OF ROMA III - another excerpt from the Radio B2-92 stream from Belgrade, 1:59"
A VIENNESE MORNING - the beginning of GATEways on site event on Siebenbrunnenplatz at sunrise, 1:36"
UNIDENTIFIED STREAM - some more beautiful static, 1:01"
VOICES BETWEEN THE STATIONS - different voices, different languages, different cultures..., 0:51"
DOGGY DELAY - a voice of a human and a dog in the delay-loop on Siebenbrunnenplatz, 0:41"
SIESTA - a voice of a human and Siebenbrunnenplatz in a kind of rest, 1:14"
STATIC BETWEEN THE STATIONS II - parallel audio events from B2-92, Belgrade and the Western Front, Vancouver and the air in between, 2:21"
VIENNA SOUNDSCAPE III - the last time-window on Siebenbrunnenplatz during GATEways event, 1:03"