Today I would like to inform you about that FrequencyBerlin will start shortly as a magazine with a new look. In addition, we will reactivate our podcast from the depths of our archives and sign up on iTunes.
For the third edition of Real Scenes, RA and Bench go to one of the most special places for electronic music in the world: Berlin. When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, techno became the underground soundtrack to the reunion between East and West. In recent years, it’s become an international destination for ravers—a cheap place to party with clubs that are renowned throughout the world.
Techno has become a business in the meantime. Yet Berlin still maintains a credibility that other cities lack. To understand why, RA and Bench went to the German capital eager to find out about its unique history and the reasons behind its continued relevance.
Tweetscapes is a new and awesome concept by a team of peoples working on behalf of the Deutschlandradio Kultur in Berlin.
The concept is based on works by sound artist Anselm Venezian Nehls, sonic researcher Dr Thomas Hermann and real time visualist Tarik Barri.
Since many german residents use twitter everyday, they took this habit as a starting point to develop a new way to interact with sound and images in real time.
A predefined system of their own creation process tweets into the Tweetscapes computer reading the #hashtags, the geographic locations and the number of followers of the person who tweet and also the difference between a reply or a retweet.
All of this is converted into a stream of informations that their computer/system can translate to sounds and pictures.
Other entities involved into tweetscapes are Haevylistening, CITEC Ambient Intelligence Group of Bielefeld University and the master program in sound studies of Berlin university of arts.
The pilot broadcast for the series was broadcasted on Deutschlandradio Kultur on 7 October 2011 and can be listened / downloaded here :
You can participate in this project !
Send a tweet in german and add the #haschtag
Example : Wie klingt eigentlich Twitter #tweetscapes
You can experience tweetscapes !
From 23 to 26 February 2012 at the 100° festival in Berlin
From 16 March to 5 August 2012 as part of the exhibition “Sound Art. Sound als Medium deer Kunst” at ZKM Karlsruhe.
Today we would like to announce some great news: FrequencyBerlin is back.
FrequencyBerlin was founded about 8 years ago as a pure Flash-Website. On this page, which dealt exclusively with electronic music, we gave artists such as Dimitri Pike, Claude Young and Pacou, a small platform to expose their DJ mixs and other activities.
The old FrequencyBerlin Website
Today we restart the Project and renewed it with many ideas acquired during these 8 years of experience in the music, art and multimedia industries, we definitely want to offer you even more. FrequencyBerlin will continue to drives you towards the future with electronic music tutorials for soft- and hardware, urban art, photography, fashion and architecture in Berlin.
Our goal is to provides you our best findings in and around the techno capital and make FrequencyBerlin your number one source of high quality information.