Drop of temperature

kid606 (USA) /// 
Dway­ne Sodah­berk (SWE) /// 
DJ/rupture (USA) ///

Tue, Sep­tem­ber 30 2003, 20:00 /// 
Port area Linz ///

Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice.” (Robert Frost, Ame­ri­can poet, 1874 – 1963)

On Sep­tem­ber 30th 2003 in the port area of Linz, are cra­shing the floa­ting sound par­ti­cles of the Tiger­bea­t6-tour with their prot­ago­nists kid606 (USA), Dway­ne Sodah­berk (SWE) and DJ/rupture (USA) against a shi­vering, free­zing and tremb­ling audi­to­ri­um in con­text of the „q_musik“-series.

Three ref­ri­gera­ted trucks are tur­ned into public space and the­re­fo­re the inte­rior of the­se trucks is coo­led down to fros­ty tem­pe­ra­tures like minus 10 degrees. In a long-term dai­ly average of around 15 degrees in Upper Aus­tria this time of year (Source: Cen­tral Insti­tu­te for Meteo­ro­lo­gy and Geo-dyna­mics), this rep­res­ents a drop in tem­pe­ra­tu­re of minus 25 degrees in a few moments. The admis­si­on is only per­mit­ted with win­ter clo­thes. To avo­id pos­si­ble frost­bi­te and colds, hot mul­led wine and baked pea soup are ser­ved.

To say qujOchÖ-expe­ri­ments are just sadistic machi­nes is too easy. Rather let’s say: fol­lo­wing the plea­su­re of action and reac­tion, the cold­ness of the con­text is oppo­sed by sub­stan­ti­al heat in the form of visu­al pro­jec­tions (des­sert, sun, fire, sea) and the colon-mas­sa­ging beats and clicks of the Tigerbeat6 pos­se. So, in the same time, when the audi­to­ri­um is free­zing its balls off, it will break out in a sweat by power­ful and opp­res­si­ve sound col­la­ges.

Win­ter clo­thes are essen­ti­al! No kid­ding!


(Pho­tos: qujOchÖ)