Hello, how are you?
No doubt, Covid19 has a global impact and many people are facing a difficult situation, but it seems not too much has changed for those working in the realms outside of everyday society.
I feel the privilege of being able to maintain my timeframe in a different sphere.
Where are you right now?
Which sounds surround you?
High frequencies. Apart from these ‘self induced’ sounds, I am enjoying the wind around my ears when riding my bike.
Have you been productive so far? What are you working on?
Well, measurement of productiveness seems to be of a new special interest without the general noise around now.
I started experimenting with a coupled acoustic dsp-feedbacksystem for high frequencies in the beginning of this year with a friend. So I continue the research for this approach.
What inspires you right now?
The disruptive element of the lockdown on the ‘time continuum’.
Reading material you can recommend?
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky: Roadside Picnic
Fahim Amir: Schwein und Zeit
Thomas Bernhard: Frost
For example stuff that is usually happening there:
What’s your opinion on live-streams? You see any alternative ways to support the music community?
Hm, I think it’s difficult to just reproduce the impact of a live induced virtuality of sound with a tool for private and business communication. But it gives a space for people who like to present their stuff and to keep channels open.
What are you missing most?
Loud sonic experiences and hanging out with people also addicted to those things.
What are you afraid of?
That ‘borders’ will be closed for quite some time.
What will change you think?
Nothing, I suspect.
Generally, probably more people got aware of who really runs the infrastructure: medical care workers, supermarket employees, delivery staff, etc. all underpaid work labor mostly done by women.
If the conclusion of a general lockdown will be a more neoliberal consent about things and structural analysis will go even more into the direction of representation just with the theme of solidarity, it won’t have any impact on how societies are structured and those who benefit from that. I fear people will prefer closed borders for ‘safety’ now even more, instead of looking at the causes of unequal payment and the refugee situation.
But maybe, as this is a global incident, it will leave some traces on how people see government and how power is distributed?