Co-Commission: Walk that Sound

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ECAS Co-Commission

»Walk that Sound«
by Lukatoyboy (Luka Ivanović)
ECAS Radio Call I

»Walk that Sound« uses the commonplace yet often forgotten walkie-talkie to create a moving urban sound portrait based around Kottbusser Tor in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

The project plays with the array of available and free frequencies, and the almost unlimited amount of users that can interact over these different channels, to capture crackling dialogues ranging from the banal to extremely urgent, as well as the multitude of sounds captured by chance while participants rove around the city as "mobile scouts".

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Luka Ivanovic proposes a unique way of coupling radio transmission and live performance by initiating an audio circuit with handheld walkie talkies. This basic radio technology incites an unusual artistic communication through and about sound.” - Marcus Gammel (Deutschlandradio Kultur)

CTM '1427.01. - 01.02.2014
Date 27.01. - 01.02.2014
Action collaborative recording sessions
Sponsoring Partners DISK / ORF / musikprotokoll
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Press Coverage TAZ Berlin (in German)
Date 02.02.2014
Action presentation at location West Germany
Sponsoring Partners DISK / ORF / musikprotokoll
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Date 14.02.2014
Action broadcast at DLR Kultur FM radio station
Sponsoring Partners DISK / ORF / musikprotokoll
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musikprotokoll '1412.10.2014
Date 12.10.2014
Action radio broadcast
location ORF Ö1 Kunstradio
Participants Luka Toyboy, visitors of CTM Festival 2014
Sponsoring Partners ORF / musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst, DISK / CTM Festival, Deutschlandradio Kultur, Ö1 Kunstradio, Goethe Institute
Print musikprotokoll magazine 2014
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How to Participate?

From 27.1.–1.2.2014 between 18-19h, anyone and everyone is invited to become a mobile scout by temporarily exchange their ID for a walkie-talkie at the project base at West Germany in Kreuzberg. Suggested guidelines for use, and daily topics to explore will be provided. Speakers of all languages are welcome. Please note that due to availability, the project is limited to eight scouts at a time.

Meanwhile, others may listen in on the scouts’ transmissions in West Germany, as Lukatoyboy mixes a selection of the scouted sonic treasures live.

CTM Radio Lab

"Walk that Sound" by Lukatoyboy is part of the CTM Radio Lab, and has been co-commissioned by Deutschlandradio Kultur/Klangkunst, Goethe-Institut, ICAS, ECAS, musikprotokoll, and CTM Festival.

Lukatoyboy will present the culmination of a week’s worth of walkie-talkie play with a closing performance, along with fellow Radio Lab commission winners ∏-node, at West Germany on Sunday 2.2.

"Walk that Sound" will subsequently be broadcast on Deutschlandradio Kultur / Klangkunst on 14.2.2014, at 0h05.

The project will also be presented as an ORF Ö1 broadcast, as well as at the ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst festival in Graz, in autumn 2014.

Biography Luka Ivanović

Lukatoyboy aka Luka Ivanović is a musician, sound designer, and educator from Belgrade, Serbia.

His main activities in music and sound include performing electroacoustic improvisation (based on realtime sampling of various objects, toys, voices, and field recordings) using feedback, analogue synthesizers, electromagnetic coils, radio transmitters, etc.

His current practice is based on participatory performances dealing with networks, sound and narrative, using walkie talkies and site specific topics.

He has performed at and taught workshops during various Serbian music festivals and events, as well as internationall: CTM, Unsound, TodaysArt, Communikey, Semibreve, Wasted, Moers, UH, Phonart, Netaudio… in countries Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, USA, Austria, Turkey, Hungary, Croatia, Macedonia, Poland, Czech Republic, Belgium, Slovenia, Romania, Sweden, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Portugal.

Lukatoyboy also produces nanotechno and free IDM on a Game Boy, and gives workshops on various approaches to sound and electronic music to children.

His collaborations name Peter Evans, Sainkho Namtchylak, Svetlana Spajic, Mia Zabelka, Milana Zaric, Eric Thielemans, Jonas Kocher, Laurent Bruttin, JeanYves Evrard, Martin Brandlmayr, Johannes Frisch, Georg Wissel, Erhard Hirt, Rinus van Alebeek, Wo0, Branko Dzinovic, Blank Disc, Balazs Pandi, and Irena Tomazin, among others.

Since 2010, edits Blind Tapes, a participatory and chance dedicated tape label. and was recognized with an award for sound design for the theatre play Bartleby (2011, Mini Teater, Slovenia).

Co-runs an artist-in-residence/festival retreat MultiMadeira since 2013.

Lukatoyboy is a recipient of the “Ubiquitous Art and Sound” Open Call for works, awarded by Deutschlandradio Kultur/Klangkunst, Goethe-Institut, ICAS – International Cities for Advanced Sound, ECAS – European Cities for Advanced Sound, and CTM Festival, which sought unusual ideas for pairing the specific artistic possibilities of radio with the potentials of live performance or installation in 2013.

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