Field Frequency Flux

Field Frequency Flux is site and time specific radio art composition, transmitted on local FM radio frequency with live in-situ FM interventions. Performance experience is based on walking and in the same time in-situ and in-time listening to FM radio broadcast and surroundings sounds.

performance time: twilight zone; time between civil and astronomical twilight
duration: approx 35-40min, duration is determined by soundwalk location and specific twilight duration, meaning it is different every time.

Field Frequency Flux explores and initiates sound, spatial and experiential situations in the face of a diverse urban natural ambience. The venue of the performance, created based on sound-walks, Field Frequency Flux presents a park as a space where to withdraw from the city’s hustle and bustle, overfilled with information, communication and other stimuli that pull us away from listening.

Field Frequency Flux stresses in-time and in-situ positioning and understanding continuos Earth activity. Important perfromance component is relationship of precise start – end time and duration determined by exact time frame starting at civil and ending at astronomical twilight (it is a difference of 18 degrees of Earth rotation) set by GPS perfromance position on the ground.

In the park, one enters the silence and emptiness of a upcoming night. He is equipped with a radio receiver that translates and catches remote electromagnetic sound contents. During the walk, the intercepted messages merge with the sounds of the sleeping nature outside the urban area, which brings an individual toward an organic, earthly sound that contains a syntax very different from everyday language. In this intersection space, full of distant electromagnetic contents and atmospheric sounds of nature, a space for fantasy and for working with memories emerges, which brings about an original and intense experience. Field Frequency Flux is based on everyday activity of walking and everyday sounds, based on electromagnetic radiation, which we often ignore because of an increased noise pollution. Through these unpretentious actions, a spectator is transformed into a ‘composer’ and ‘visual artist’ who reads and composes sound and space images. Field Frequency Flux is an intervention in the “physiology” of a local and makro in-situ and in-time scale. Park as a specific, almost utopian space in the urban landscape and twilight zone as deep undersanding of contiuosly space movements and activities.

concept of performance: Brane Zorman and Irena Pivka
sound composition: Brane Zorman
space: Irena Pivka
production: CONA institute for contemporary arts processing, Slovenia (2014)