I speak this text
Christoph Korn, 2008
Production: Hessischer Rundfunk
Editor: Manfred Hess
voice : Christoph Korn
the recording has been made with the internal microphone of a mac computer
MAX/MSP Programming: M. Marcoll and H. Seidl
The radioplay „I speak this text“ and "Kontemplationen"
are part of the intermedia work „Waldstueck“
What can be heard is a 1 minute spoken text, which is put into a loop.
The text describes exactly what will happen to itself, to its semantic
structure, as well as to its sound. During a 15 minutes deletion process,
the semantic structure of the text and its sound, are successivly overlapping.
"I speak this text. It is recorded on a storage medium
using a microphone. Thereafter the recorded text is placed for 15 minutes
in a repetitive loop, and within this time it is erased successively
bit by bit. For this purpose, a software-based machine has been programmed,
which chooses and deletes certain parts of the audio recording using
an aleatory procedure.This automatic process is used to avoid any sort
of compositional interest, and to direct one’s attention completely
toward the process itself.
The sound of my voice. Der Klang meiner Stimme."