Soundbridge Report, listen to recording

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An ambitious "sound bridge" provided for a connection between the festivals in remote Zimbabwe and in Linz / Austria. Recordings made by Karl Ritter at Festival on Saturday were taken by Gary Brooking on Sunday morning to Bulawayo and uploaded there to Austria via Internet. In Linz, accordionist Otto Lechner, another Windhund musician, responded to these sound files and loops with his own reflections on Sunday evening at the „sound park“ along the river Danube in Linz. This performance was again livestreamed to the world via Internet radio station in Austria.

From 3 until 14 September the station at HMH Gallery Kunstereignisse in Linz has proved to be a hub for the promotion of the Tonga.Online project during and after the Ars Electronica Festival 2004. The succesful completion of the festival and the finissage of station was celebrated there on 14 September with a performance of the two Windhund messengers in cyberspace Otto Lechner and Karl Ritter reunited – and streamed again on Internet radio .

hanks to Gerald Hanisch of HMH for being a very commited and engaged host, thanks to Windhund and all other artists involved and to all funders and sponsors who made these events possible !