Wave Debris was performed live together with Julia Dyck during sunset for rocks radio radar long wave radiation, an event organised by curator Cristina Ramos at The Watch Berlin, a former GDR watchtower in Schlesischer Busch on June 15, 2019.
Inspired by the work of scientist Elisabeth Alexander in the field of radio astronomy, certain sounds were released during and after the setting of the Sun.
Wave Debris takes as a starting point Alexander’s research into the certain frequencies emitted by the sun during sunset, and blends this modulated frequency with field recordings, feedback, and several readings of Ron Siliman’s text Sunset Debris. Half the transmission was streamed from Brussels (performed by Julia Dyck), while the other half was performed on location, one floor below the audience. This distance between the two parts of the whole further expanded the conceptual base of the evening through long distance transmission and mediation.
A tape release of the work is upcoming with Crash Symbols, a tape label based in Morgantown, West Virginia.