Rundfunk Aeterna
by Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag


A Radio Opera for Violin, Contrabass Clarinet, Tuba, sonD-Double Bass, Percussion, Tape Recorder, Noise Generator, SM SW Transistor Radio, Radio Studio, Audion-Feedback-Radio-System, Human and Digital Voices

ELF, sferics, airwaves and beams, electric sparks, pipes, transistor circuit, studio and associated apparatus, government institution, SETI and Bluetooth—all this once was and is, for now, radio. What visions did people have for radio art when the electronic mass medium was still young? Artists use all these elements, including the carrier wave, as sculpture in space. What happens, when white noise becomes a signal?

In a radio studio with an ensemble of experts for expanded instrumental techniques, apparatuses, and technologies, people and digital moderators in the form of a radio opera, Sonntag is surfing through the airwaves, our models of hearing and the electromagnetic spectrum, renamed and described after the Anthropocene, will vibrate.


Voice: Sam Ashley; Trumpet: Axel Dörner; sonD-Double Bass: Lars Gühlcke; Tuba: Robin Hayward; Contrabass Clarinet: Theo Nabicht; Drums: Oliver H.J. Sonntag; Transistor Radio/Voice/Analogue and Digital Studio Technique, Audion Feedback Radio System: Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag; Tape Recorder: Tim Tetzner; Percussion & Self-designed String Instruments: Michael Vorfeld; Violin: Biliana Voutchkova

Libretto, Composition, and Postproduction: Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag; Dialogue Director: Ulrike Klein; Recording Engineer: Alexander Brennecke; Radio Circuit Design: Jens Bakenhus; Production Coordination: Lars Gühlcke; Production Assistant: Anton von Heiseler

Posted in Public Radio on 04.08.2017