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The ZVO.ČI.TI so.und.ing DUO series presents “National Grid” by Disinformation – electromagnetic noise from live mains electricity – performed in collaboration with the artist and musician Borut Savski, plus “Stargate” – radio noise from the sun, at Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, 21 March 2018….

Kino Šiška, Centre for Urban Culture
Trg Prekomorskih Brigad 3
1000 Ljubljana
21 March 2018, 8pm

“Pulsing sub-bass audio suggests associations with the most primal anthropomorphic element in music - the rhythms of the human heart, with foetal and infant hypnagogic sense memories, with seismic activity, the rumble of thunder (Jimi Hendrix claimed that his earliest childhood memory was of a thunderstorm) and even with war. Disinformation's National Grid is a sub-bass installation sourced either from the ambient VLF field radiated by electricity pylons and mains circuits, or directly from the output cables of mains transformers. National Grid offers live physical evidence of environmental electromagnetic pollution, a demonstration of the intrinsic musical properties of alternating current, beat-frequency effects, the architectural acoustics of its own exhibition space, a formula for the realisation and suppression of Futurist sound art, a cathartic response to the pressures of urban life, a monolithic soundtrack for the genius of electrification and for the bitter conflicts between government and organised labour for control over the nation's electrical infrastructure.” Disinformation “National Grid” © 1996