Intimate Space

Andrea Sodomka (A)

Dauer: 38:00

© Andrea Sodomka

© Andrea Sodomka

Die Poesie der Übertragung

Definition: Intimate Space is the area around a human body, about an arm’s length, in which one is comfortable with loved ones and close friends. A story about distance, communication and intimacy.

Radio art today appears in numerous, hybrid forms: sound installations, mobile phone-performances, Mini-FM-transmitter-installations, satellite-concerts, internetradio-pieces, podcasts…. Radio pieces are projected into so many different environments: your home, garden, car, trains,… Many of them into mobile situations. When I´m listening to podcasts on my iPod, transmitted by a minimal distance transmitter in my car, it doesn’t matter where I am, or when I’m listening. Radio creates a mapping between time and space, transforming an acoustical geometry into a spatial geometry.

In this extended transmission-space I use radio like an instrument: A transmitter might be triggered by a guitar, or a telephone call, or a robot- voice from my netbook. Intimate spaces and public realms are connected via mobile sound communication devices. My home is where my communication tools are. (Andrea Sodomka, 2009)

ORF Kunstradio – Radiokunst
Composition, concept, electronics: Andrea Sodomka
Soundengineer: Anton Reininger, Anna Kuncio
Voice: August Black
Accordion: Heidelinde Gratzl
E-guitar: Helmut Jasbar
Sound contribution: Daniel Lercher
Commissioned by Ars Sonora, Radio Clàsica, RNE – Radio Nacional de Espana, coproduction with ORF, Ö1 Kunstradio
“Intimate Space” is the radio version of an installation at CDCM Festival in Alicante, Spanien. A coproduction of Ö1 Kunstradio with Ars Sonora, Radio Nacional de Espana und Centre for the Diffusion of Contemporary Music (CDCM), Alicante.

First broadcast on Ö1 Kunstradio: Sunday, 20. September 2009, 23:05. – 23:45, Ö1
First broadcast on RNE: 24. October 2009