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Chronopolis

Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream. It is not dying. Lay down all thoughts, surrender to the void. It is shining.

Image: Chronopolis

The era of online radio, its archived shows and “on-demand” playback, has shattered what used to be one of radio’s most defining traits: the unrepeatable, unrecoverable moment of a listener’s encounter with a sound, a thought, a note, a discussion.

Increasingly, radio’s time has become imperishable. The “live” and in situ has been frozen in the stream.

Chronopolis is a specialty show on Cashmere Radio that seeks to explore the duration and fragile time unique to the radio listening experience. Every month Chronopolis presents a piece of generative and algorithmic music and sound in its widest sense. Artists develop a work that is broadcast live and in real time, running continuously until the next show.

The piece can only be experienced at that unique moment in which the act of listening and live generation of sound crystallize. As soon as the transmission stops the piece will disappear in the dark voids of time and memory. Only fragments may be left in our archives. Because the broadcast can run for up to a month we very much welcome compositions taking advantage of this rather augmented time span: a four weeks snapshot of infinite, durating time.

The sound piece can take the form of an installation which can also be shown in the Cashmere Radio station; a patch on your modular synthesizer running from any place with a reliable 24 hour internet connection; or, it can be a computer program / patch you send us as a Max/MSP, PureData, SuperCollider project or similar.

Once started, the piece has to be able to run independently. The piece may incorporate or be based on external inputs or influences, and can be shaped by any subject matter of your choice.

Hosted/curated by Jacob Eriksen, Lukas Grundmann, Daniel Gottlieb and Gregor Pfeffer.

Contributions are welcome, download our ongoing Call for Works (right click to open/save).

Chronopolis archive

Sonic Walker

by Jasmine Guffond, 22 September 2017 - 29 September 2017

Image: Vibrating Body

Vibrating Body

by Emanuele Porcinai and Deniz Le Vent, 30 May 2017 - 14 June 2017

Image: YSNC

YSNC

by DEKJ, 14 December 2016 - 15 January 2017

Image: Mikroskopie 3

Mikroskopie 3

by Lukas Nowok, 12 October 2016 - 31 October 2016