Sound of extinct and / or endangered Species of technology, 2011
Elia Conference, Exhibition in the Kunsthalle, Ziegelfoyer
Piece of music in telephone set
Humans have been using tools and technology since the dawn of our species. There are tools that for many years were loyal technological companions for humans. Now, some of them are extinct, some still in use but for a very exclusive purpose, some of them a part of collections or museums. Their sounds occupy another space – the audible space that surrounds us. Desk telephones, key sounds of multi-frequency telephones, or telephone bells, fax machines, the telegraph’s Morse code, musical machines of former centuries, typewriters, steam engines, and even historical TV broadcasts are now almost lost.?This is a compilation in which these loyal witnesses of human evolution are now together, playing a song – “Cheek to Cheek”, made famous by the unforgettable Fred Astaire.
- Iulian Titus Moise (Exhibits)