"Walk That Sound" by Lukatoyboy 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".
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.