Wolfgang Temmel

These 10 artists all live and work at locations that are "At the Back of Beyond". These locations are not Berlin, Los Angeles, London, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Amsterdam, etc. - but:

on April 15, 1995
between 10 p.m. - 10:42 p.m. UTC
these 10 artists each made a recording
(42 minutes long)

The 10 separate (simultaneously recorded) sound spaces have been condensed into one acoustic art space. This audio sculpture has been broadcasted for the first time in May 1995. As a consequence, this radio piece has also been able to be received "At the Back of Beyond"
[Audio 42:00 min, Stereo for ORF-Kunstradio]

▷ KUNSTRADIO 29.06.1995

A decentralized birthday party as a sound piece for radio with 10 artists - 10 tape recorders / stereo microphones

Gottfried Bechtold, Hörbranz (A)
Inge Lise Christiansson, Århus (DK)
Jim Denley, Wytham (GB)
Eberhard Eckerle, Henschenberg (D)
Werner Hofmeister, Klein St.Paul (A)
Robert Kozinuk, Burnaby (CDN)
Ernest Rust, Glenhaven (AUS)
Erwin Talker, Pirkhof (A)
Wolfgang Temmel, Schwanberg (A)
Jack Thompson, Chalfont (USA)

Recording terms/ instructions:
Complete liberty in designing it, silence, accidental or intentional acoustic incidents, talking, singing, whistling, whispering, indoors or out, etc. Everything is acceptable. Nonetheless, it is essential that each person takes the following into consideration:
These 10 tapes have been mixed together by Wolfgang Temmel at the ORF-Radio studio RP4 in Vienna (Austrian National Broadcasting Station) for the program "Kunstradio - Radiokunst" ("Art Radio - Radio Art") into one joint 42-minute radio piece. Sound engineer: Gerhard Wiesner

[1] Wolfgang Temmel was born on April 15, 1953
[2] Time of birth: 9:00 p.m. CET
[3] Temmel completes the 42nd year of his life 42 years - 42 minutes

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