DMU will contribute to the telematics arts initiative focusing on hacking, as a particularly appropriate means of telematic performance as many sounds from hacked instruments do not operate in the same manner as traditional instruments with a rapid sonic attack. Therefore, the latency in networked performance will not be seen as a detriment, but instead as part of the instrumentalists’ making music together.
DMU will work with hackers, cyber security experts and artists facilitating international collaborative works and coordinate a number of telematics performances which can be seen as a live stream or later on a Youtube channel. The basic concept here is to legally hack internet routers so that they are able to sonify the movement of data across the Internet. International partners in New Zealand, China and throughout Europe will work on this project alongside the other Interfaces partners such as OCC in Greece.
The impact of this initiative may not be primarily in the large number of users within a finite amount of time, but instead, a new, technology-driven form of community-based music making crossing age groups, levels of ability and cultural background and most importantly bringing together people from all around Europe.
Performance and Workshop Streams:
Click here to view Telematic Hacking broadcasts, live via Dirty Electronics!
Both the concert and workshop were also live-streamed on YouTube. To find out more, click here.