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C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Fiebig, Gerald: Far-end Crosstalk 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Far-end Crosstalk
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    9
  • Year of composition: 
    2017
  • First performance (year): 
    0
  • Conductor: 
    No
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    In information technology, far-end crosstalk occurs when a signal at one end of a communication cable is disturbed by a signal from the other end. Here, the soundscape of the Chinese city of Jinan (recorded by Nicolai Volland in 1995) is disturbed by traffic noise from Jinan’s German twin town Augsburg (recorded in 2015). Soundscape theorist Murray R. Schafer has warned that with increasing car traffic, cities around the world will end up having the same “lo-fi soundscape.” Perhaps the Jinan soundscape today sounds (almost) the same as Augsburg? While proposing the reduction of car traffic in Germany and China as the real-world answer to lo-fi soundscapes and air pollution, this piece tries to make some aesthetic sense of noise: the Jinan sounds are modulated with filter based on frequencies of the note C (for China), the Augsburg sounds are filtered around the note G (for Germany).

  • Technical specs: 

    The piece can be played back in a 4-channel or a stereo version.

    Required equipment for 4-channel version:
    4-channel playback system for mono WAV files
    Fiebig_Far-end Crosstalk_channel_1 – set PANorama of playback system to 100 % left
    Fiebig_Far-end Crosstalk_channel_2 – set PANorama of playback system to 50 % left
    Fiebig_Far-end Crosstalk_channel_3 – set PANorama of playback system to 50 % right
    Fiebig_Far-end Crosstalk_channel_4 – set PANorama of playback system to 100 % right

    Required equipment for stereo version:
    stereo playback system for stereo WAV file
    Fiebig_Far-end Crosstalk_stereo

 

 

 

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