The aether is full of radiomagnetic waves. Wifi, mobile telephony, radio
stations, yet also the electromagnetic waves of distant comets float
through the air around us. BEACON is an installation performance in
which the aether is scanned for all kinds of signals. The found signals
are channeled into an ongoing cosmic composition.
beacon consists of three compartments with speakers, raspberries,
software defined radios and antennae. Software is developed in
telecommunication environment GNURadio
and audio programming language
SuperCollider. A controller has been made from melted plastic to
control parameters like the tuning frequency, the band width and the
demodulation type. In the top of the beacon there is an AM
transmitter, which enables the beacon to receive radio waves,
manipulate them and then send the distorted waves back into the
is a project by Sjoerd Leijten and Olle Kruyt, who collaborated
earlier on the audiovisual bicycle project Volle
Band and scooter radio play Dus
Performances / Exhibitions 06_02_2016 [at] Old Church_Amsterdam. Removing the Entrance, sound performance for two sound bicycles, a FM transmitter and eight radios, preliminary research.
01_12 - 10_12_2017 [at] MakePlay, A'dam/R'dam/Deventer. BEACON exhibition & performance.12_04_2017 [at] West Wednesdays, Tetterode, Amsterdam. BEACON performance.
04 & 05_10_2016 [at] Belgium Performance Festival_Brussels. BEACON exhibition / tenori-on performance.
01_07 - 01_09_2016 [at] De Ruimte_Amsterdam. BEACON exhibition / premiere.