Loud Luggage / Booming Baggage

2012, 20:55 min.
GX Jupitter-Larssen

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Kunstradio program on ORF in Austria, GX Jupitter-Larsen performed Loud Luggage / Booming Baggage, in which he used a modified transistor radio to interfere with the signals from his two amplified suitcases. The artist has performed variations of this set-up in a number of configurations, both as radio and live performance, solo and in collaboration with other musicians and artists. Jupitter-Larsen has referred to the performance as a “sonic reference to the xylowave,” a concept of his own invention that he defines as the “distance between nothing and something.”

This performance is characteristic of Jupitter-Larsen’s antic approach to radio, which has historically included destroying live microphones on air, broadcasting the monotonous sounds of amplified hole-punching, and playing a single tape loop for an entire radio block. The timbre and volume of his Loud Luggage / Booming Baggage performance hardly change throughout the piece’s duration, but subtle variations in feedback patterning emerge through sustained listening. - Described by Wave Farm Radio Art Fellow 2022-2023, Tyler Maxin

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