EUROPA - ON THE FLY

From Rhizome Artbase
Wolf Kahlen
2002
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Wolf Kahlen
Europa On the Fly
www.wolf-kahlen.net/europa
THE PIECE IS ARTE POVERA FOR THE NET. SORRY FOR THE BAROQUE MAJORITY.

Needed Flash Player 5 and up

New Europe has a New Anthem. Of course. Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" in parts. The building of Europe is a work in progress. So is her anthem, Wolf Kahlen makes us aware in his recent Net.Sound.Piece EUROPA-ON THE FLY.
By your click, you are interfering with the process, actively constructing the fragile multilingual unity of Europe, and deconstructing it at the same time. You hear the result of your click at the very moment you perform the action, as the anthem looses and gains pieces of the melody, on the fly. As countries join in in harmony or articulate new influences, others may drop out or raise their voice in disharmony, the score of the anthem is coming and going by your activity. Going, falling into pieces in Part One, when the melody opens up holes, silencies, rather Cagean like, coming, when she assembles the lost notes of Part One to shape a new sound in Part Two, rather Schoenberg like. You shall see nothing, as politics may change behind your back, but listen and be aware, it is your music you hear. And just by chance, which does not exist, as Kahlen believes. Any user hears two unique anthem variations, nobody ever will hear the same again for the next 350 years. Join the grand European work this way, on the fly.

On the artist, to him and more of him:
www.snafu.de/~ruine-kuenste.berlin/future.htm
Email wolf.kahlen@tu-berlin.de
More Net.art:
www.wolf-kahlen.de
www.tu-berlin.de/~arch_net_art
www.kahlen-berlin.de/enlightenment1.htm
www.kahlen-berlin.de/enlight2

Wolf Kahlen
6 August 2002
Legacy descriptive tags
Ruine der Kuenste Berlin, European Union, European anthem
Attribution: Wolf Kahlen
Participatory, Generative, Conceptual, interact, netart, disappearance, Flash, audio
Attribution: Rhizome staff
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outside link
2002
open submission
6 August 2002
Wolf Kahlen
static files
6 August 2002
cloning
Rhizome staff