Carl Michael von Hausswolff talks about the Swedish artist and academic, Friedrich Jürgenson, who in 1959 became the first experimenter to produce »radio contact with the dead« using a tape recorder. Friedrich Jürgenson [1903–1987] and Carl Michael von Hausswolff have one thing in common: they don't fit into any of the customary pigeon-holes. Hausswolff – an installation artist, composer, producer, publisher and curator – will introduce the phenomenon known as Raudive voices, in which Jürgenson invested several decades of painstaking research. The conversations with the dead, which have already been issued on CD, have been used in experimental music productions and Hausswolff's installations, which can also be heard at the Phonorama exhibition in the ZKM.
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