Friedrich Tietjen

The evening‘s “narrator” Friedrich Tietjen presents the stunning (hi)story of radio, and how the use of radio has changed over the past 100 years, served as short, but compact bites of the storyline. In a way, his text-based story is a kind of counterpart, or adds to the sonic narration that Volkmar Klien composes with the acoustic presents and incoming streams from birthday parties taking place around the globe.

Here a brief summary:

# radio at home (making receivers oneself. listening collectively. radio as an ironing aid. car radios)
# radio as space (invisible radiation radia. disruptions by metal and concrete)
# radio without radios (proto radios: church bells and clocks. time zones)
# radio as weapon (commando sol. gleiwitz. radio wars 1939-45. concentration camp buchenwald. also the remote programming of mobiles)
# pirate radio (uss ohio. radio caroline. boomerang radio. kogawa)
# radio and the voice (the alienation of the voice; its emancipation from the body)
# what radio has to say (radio formats and contents. recipes, music, news, adverts, music, adverts, comments)
# radio beyond radio (free radios. radio performances)
# radio hardware (radio – a relatively cheap medium)
# radio art, sound art (“radio is not a CD!” the differences of sonic media)
# radio and control (marconi and lloyds. monitoring of amateurs in the 1920s. monitoring of enemy transmitters)
# radio and other media (radio and CB radio [interception]. radio magazines. television as illustrated radio. mobiles. dxing. webcasting)