Laptop Connections


The OISTAT Sound Working Group is pleased to announce the Laptop Connections Installation, to take place at the Masarykovo Railway Station during PQ07. The installation/performance will include eight to ten pairs of sound designers, one member of each team onsite and the other member in a remote location, performing a live soundscore in the Railway Station. Each onsite designers will be strategically positioned around the station with their laptops, connected to a WiFi network, amplified through a pair of powered computer speakers and perform their contribution into the unique environment that is the Masarykovo Station.
The time for the event is 1700-1900 hours on Monday June 18th
The performance content is to be developed by each team, using the idea of “Bridging Cultures” as a jumping off point. The content could be streamed from the remote location to the Masarykovo Station to the partner onsite, where it is broadcast. Or it could be first manipulated or augmented by the onsite designer. Or it could be manipulated and folded back to the first designer for broadcast in their location. Or none of those things. Or all of those things. The possibilities are open and will only be limited by technology.
Team 1 - Cliff Caruthers (USA) and Kristin Miltner (USA) / Prague and San Francisco / Transmission of sounds from Pier 39, San Francisco, including the sea lion colony, the bay and the tourists in the Fisherman’s Wharf area.

Team 2 - Vincent Olivieri (USA) and Daniel Baker (USA) / Prague and NYC / Performance that is interactive on both ends resulting in a co-created, real-time broadcast in the two locations.

Team 3 - Shahrokh Yadegari (USA) and Michael Dessen (USA)  / Prague and San Diego / Interactive environment for the audience via custom software enabling the audience to
reshape the broadcast as it occurs.

Team 4 - Karen Hay (UK) and Kris Popat (UK) Patrick Lauke / Prague and Leeds / Investigation of language, place and space involving verbal information passed between groups of live participants in both locations.

Team 6 - Richard Thomas (USA) and Dave Swenson, Ian Hunter, Ron Shoemaker, Jason Ducat, Rob James, Matt Brisbin (USA), Andrea Cohen, Wiska Radkiewicz (France), Fabian Winkler, Harald F. Mueller, (Germany) / La Muse En Circuit (France) Paris, Prague, San Francisco, Paris, West Lafayette and Lake Constance / Four teams -- 2 in the USA, one in France and one in Germany -- will in turn send live sound from their location to the other teams, who will record / process / rebroadcast for the duration of the event.


Contact Joe Pino at with questions.