alien productions - Norbert Math / Andrea Sodomka

BOTsonata, 1st movement (Rondo) (1999)

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Electronic live performance; Radiocafé, Vienna, A, Sept. 19th, 1999.
At the occasion of MERZmuseum-SCHWITTRADIO,
a global 12 hour Live-Webcast in homage to Kurt Schwitters.
Released on CD "schwittCD", ORF, CD291, 2002

A speech-robot's interpretation of the URSONATE in a duet with Kurt Schwitters.

MERZmuseum-SCHWITTRADIO: Using the famous URSONATE as a leitmotif, over 40 artists in 14 locations on four continents formed a live-network to pay homage to KURT SCHWITTERS, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

Initiated by Hank Bull as his contribution to the ARTBARNS exhibition, this homage took the form of a 12 hour on line MERZmuseum containing a wide variety of especially produced live-audio streams, webcams, audiofiles, images and texts.

Over the 12 hours of its existence, the shape and content of MERZmuseum changed constantly as artists at different locations took turns or overlapped in realising their temporary exhibits (live-projects) - sometimes making use of each others material and/or of contributions which were placed as 'permanent exhibits' within the 12 hour museum.

At some locations a live on site and/or on air audience participated in the event.

MERZmuseum was a co-production of First Floor Eastside, Vancouver and Ö1 Kunstradio, Vienna in collaboration with algorythmics, Graz; Toysatellite, Melbourne; Unstable Sounds, Sussex, UK; and others. MERZmuseum was part of the project-series WIENCOUVER 2000.

produced by ORF Kunstradio
performed on Nov. 19th, 1999, Radiocafé Vienna, A
remixed for CD by Bernhard Loibner