Zeppelin'09. Sounds of Power / Listening of Fear. Call for electronic sound works

Zeppelin 2009 reflects on privacy and the scope of private life, which we have the right to protect from any outside interference. Even though more than ten years have passed since Scott McNealy from Sun Microsystems predicted the death of privacy. For the first time in history, almost everybody can spread information to any point on the planet. You don't have to be famous to be interviewed by the media. With the Internet, anybody can gain a global audience.

This scenario of the transformation of privacy, piggybacked on the Internet, is intensified by citizens' supposed need to detect terrorists or the carriers of certain diseases. It's clear that terrorism and computer connectivity give privacy a strong emotional and political charge, but there are other reasons to try and glimpse how it will evolve in the future.

Sound is a signal that carries messages, many (if not all) of which are susceptible to being spied on. Some sounds belong completely to the private realm. Others only occur in public. This is probably the most direct relationship between sound art and privacy and its context, but theory, intellectual positions and reflections on privacy can also be transmitted, understood, introduced and carried by purpose-made sound pieces.


Orquestra del Caos
With the collaboration of
Centre de Cultura ContemporÓnia de Barcelona