Dial Tone Drone

2014

Satz, Aura
Aura Satz is interested in modes of heightened perception and sensory disorientation, as well as psychoacoustics and auditory illusion. In her sound sculptures, films and installations she probes obsolete technologies, teasing them apart and approaching them from new perspectives. Her sound piece Dial Tone Drone (2014) looks back to the early days of telephony, when calls were dialled by switchboard operators. This human intervention was later replaced by the automatic dial tone. Here, the dial tone is composed into experimental drone music, evoking the underlying hum of the city and tuning in and out of human speech.
  • Artwork Details: running time: 14 minutes
  • Edition: 1 of 5 + 1 AP
  • Material description: Wav file, telephone mouthpiece for MP3 player
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Sound recording
  • Accession number: ACC46/2017

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