FOR THE LAST WALTZ?
Communications presents the loudest, biggest and densest phonetic
operation in Austria ever! 7500 sirens all over Austria. Where
ever you are, go on street, get out of your car, open your
windows and rock!
12-13pm / nationwide across austria
siren sounds reject all forms of musicality and get directly
on your nerves. Nervous stimuli burrow new routes through
your eardrum. All functions are impeded, so that you want
out of your ear. The human ear is an organ of belonging together
- it is equipped to remain open to the sonic world of one's
own group. There, each being receives a specific tuning, a
relatively sharp and selective bandwidth of the sonosphere
of its respective group. The severing of this acoustic umbilical
cord, through which each and every being is connected to its
immediate environment, would be experienced by the same as
an existential catastrophe, an acoustic end of the world.
The sound displaces you to a state of restlessness, renders
you simultaneously an attacker and target, and puts you under
its spell. A kind of acoustic communism - Everyone hears the
same from the first day onwards. Global popular music has
reached a point where one would like to believe in a first
music for the last (wo)man. It produces, potentially on every
point of the planet, the same rhythmic and harmonic unification
formulas between listeners. It establishes from every loudspeaker
on the planet the same musical dictates, effects, phrases
and tonal formulas. Seen in terms of missionary history, one
could here speak of Christian evangelism being superceded
by musical eutonism.
ear, which on its own is the organ of credulous devotion to
the mother tongue, the fatherland, the household muses, can
be fooled by songs which sound more attractive than the own
but which are, it seems, the music of a hostile principle.
Through the "sirens" a vortex begins to sound which
disarms seasoned soldiers and experienced travelers at the
sirens, i.e. moving sounds to be absolutely affirmed, become
audible, the emergency for the subject's self-esteem begins.
Hearing sirens means hearing "one's" self; to be
called by them means to move towards them of one's "most
own" accord. To betray the most open hearing to terror.
THE SIRENS OF STEREOTHRILL