End Transmission

Hyde, J (2009) End Transmission.

Item Type: Composition
Creators: Hyde, J
Abstract: End Transmission combines two long-term obsessions: extremely degraded material on the boundaries of recognisability, and complex audio-visual relationships. It follows a series of experiments where audio and video signals were made to interfere with one another (in a very lo-tech ‘hardware hacking’ scenario). In this instance, I’ve taken the idea of interference more literally. Several pairs of video senders/receivers, of the domestic variety used to transmit satellite tv around the home, were used to send audio and video signals and cause them to ‘jam’ each other to produce the glitchy images and sounds you see and hear (I also used various ham radios etc. in the same way for the audio). This process was quite performative, and many little fragments and gestures were produced, to be edited meticulously, often at the frame-level, into a fixed-media composition. I wanted to combine the spontaneity I’ve evolved through my live audiovisual performances with the rigor of studio-based composition. My aim was to evoke a complex but extremely degraded transmission or message which has the patterns, shapes and structure of a meaningful communication, but with largely enigmatic and barely-recognisable material.
Official URL: http://vimeo.com/3241660
Date: 2009
Divisions: Bath School of Music and Performing Arts
Date Deposited: 08 May 2013 13:34
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:34
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