::vtol:: destructor, Interspecifics: Recurrent Morphing Radio

Fri, Nov 13–Sun, Nov 15, 2020
Fri, Nov 13, 2020
Cancelled, digital version early December
Sat, Nov 14, 2020
Cancelled, digital version early December
Sun, Nov 15, 2020
Cancelled, digital version early December


Sound installation by ::vtol::, digital version under preparation

For years, Dmitry Morozov has been working intensely under the alias ::vtol:: to one day be replaced by robots. That’s why he builds them himself, most recently a device that bursts bubble wrap, as well as an organ operated by breathing called Last Breath, with which he could literally make music until his last breath. At HKW, he presents the sound installation destructor, in which music and radio noises are recorded on a looped tape while being exposed to electromagnetic radiation that disrupts or destroys the sound. The destructive process becomes a creative one – and the material becomes absolute music that is constantly evolving.

Recurrent Morphing Radio

Sound installation by Interspecifics, digital version under preparation

Why, although personalization is increasing, does music sound increasingly streamlined? The Interspecifics collective, founded in Mexico City, consists of Leslie Garcia, Paloma López, Emmanuel Anguiano and Felipe Rebolledo. Their work deliberately takes up their local environment where precarity enables new forms of creativity and ancient technologies meet cutting edge forms of production. They aim for social inclusion, cross-disciplinary practices and open knowledge transfer. The Recurrent Morphing Radio is a system that is trained daily with music. After it has extracted and restructured the music’s features, it generates new sounds from it. In an installation at HKW for The Disappearance of Music, Interspecifics use the result to make audible how economic processes homogenize the reception and production of music.