Sound tape installation with endless loop tape, interval switches and network components in the Atatürk Cultural Centre in Istanbul and Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf as part of the German-Turkish group show ‘Dialoge – Die verlorenen Idee von der Ordnung der Dinge / Diyaloglar – Şeylerin düzenine ait yitirilmiş düşünce’, Atatürk Kültür Merkezi Istanbul / Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf 1996. Electronics by Dirk Zschammer.
Five different endless tapes run on five tape recorders. The loops contain not only serial but also dramatic segments of predominantly cheerful south German folk music – such as is heard at beer and wine festivals, music that invites you to dance, sing, link arms and celebrate. Tape loop playback is abruptly interrupted and re-started by the interval switches which are pre-programmed to the individual tape recorders. Unsynchronised playing times, random simultaneous occurrences and pauses result in a continuous repetition of the same thing, an atmospheric, ever-changing sound stage, at the same time both interrupting and being interrupted.