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MESSAGE TO 759 – the aesthetics of secrecy 16 Feb – 3 mars 2013

Posted in Events,out in the Public Domain,Sound Art by admin on the January 12th, 2013

MESSAGE TO 759 – the aesthetics of secrecy

16 Feb – 3 mars

Konstnärsföreningen Galleri K, Västerås


Vernissage 16/2 12-16 Konstnärsföreningen Galleri K, Slottsgatan 17, Västerås

Öppettider: Vardagar (utom måndagar): 12 – 17, Lördag/Söndag: 12 – 16



ladda ner flyer/vernissagekort(pdf)

mer läsning: ladda ner gallerilapp Message for 759 (pdf)


“Legoland” at Dokumenta(13) (Kassel, Germany) 26 July 2012

Posted in Events,out in the Public Domain,Sound Art by admin on the June 27th, 2012

“Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.”

― André Malraux

“Once exposed, a secret loses all its power.”

― Ann AguirreGrimspace

I will perform a part of the art work “Legoland” at Dokumenta(13) (Kassel, Germany)

The performances are a part of the project: ”Winning Hearts and Minds” >>> initiated by Critical Art Ensemble

26 July 12.00   (10.00 UTC) (see map below)


Concrete privacy in the public space

The work Legoland uses radio as its medium. Also the work focuses on various aspects of numbers and communication methods within clandestine operations such as number stations or secret intelligence services.

The audio material for the performance has been collected from various radio receivers around Europe, North America, and Asia.

Broadcasting secret messages into air is a peculiar activity, since it’s indeed shared in a public space. Hence everyone could in practice tune in the actual frequency and listen to it. However, there is only one kind of listener that could decrypt the message (for i.e. special number stations) due to a simple but efficient and unbreakable method using only a paper and a pen. The benefits of still using radio today has the advantage of the impossibility to trace the listener in contrast to the use of computers where everything has traces of IP numbers, logs and hard-drives. Radio waves are difficult to stop and in every moment of time waves are passing borders and through people.

The history of these broadcasts are to be traced back to the beginning of the radio medium itself making them the first public broadcast ever transmitted. The transmissions are unregistered and hence illegal to the FCC. Even though these type of transmissions had its peak in the cold war, they can still be heard. Some has changed its behaviour to digital mode (which still is made up of numbers).

Power and secrecy

For the work Legoland there are aesthetic issues in the documentary material, an utterly concrete world of privacy. High strangeness and very few answers, though the material has a powerful character. Questions unfold. Power and secrecy. Why do power need secrets?

The work Legoland is a continous research process of asking new questions knowing that any clear answers will ruin the process of its own research.

Legoland is the nickname of MI6 building in London.

audio teaser:


see also previous performance at Fylkingen feb 2012

Latest audio projects

Posted in Discussions by admin on the May 23rd, 2012

Latest audio projects I have been working with (as sound engineer) are

5.0 channel audio (voice recording and editing):

Hinrich Sachs – Kami, Khokha, Bert och Ernie (världsarv) 10.5-30.9 2012 Tensta konsthall

Type: Installation


Various audio tech., recording (symphony orchestra), editing:

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster och Ari Benjamin Meyers – T451 27/5 2012 Stockholm City Library, Stockholm Subway Green line, Tensta

Type: Concert/Performance/Mobile installation

LEGOLAND alpha test: Fylkingen 17 February 2012

Posted in Events,Sound Art by admin on the January 25th, 2012

production name: LEGOLAND

Media: Shortwave, audio and performance, misc

Branches: Hidden, Education, Expo, Distribution

alpha stage test: Fylkingen 17 February 2012 (web info) free entrance

Performance some time between 17.30-22.30 (16.30-21.30 UTC)


Welcome to listen to a preview version of the sounds from of a project based on different approaches upon material obtained from unknown intelligence communications, intelligence, and number broadcast, and more.

I will serve my own, unique and fresh recordings (from 2012) from a few spy-broadcasting services in Europe and elsewhere. Welcome to a strange world of concrete privacy! Even MI6 may attend, if you’re wondering what that unknown person is taking notes of!

If we are lucky, I will also allow the listening of some unknown radio transmitters which broadcast live during the concert!

LEGOLAND in “alpha stage” test

Fylkingen Friday, February 17, at. 20.30 (approx.)
Note: to allow the listening of simultaneous spy-stations, the concert will begin promptly at. 20:30 or 21:00

sneak preveiw on http://www.tomasnygren.com/

Beer is served at the bar (during pause)

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- Presented at the same time:
19:30 to 22:00

A small photographic exhibition in the foyer of photos from Pripyat, Slite, Luleå and Malmberget.

On stage:
Tomas Nygren, Joakim Gullander, Tippi The Wind and William Tottie.
And a small Soviet propaganda film.

free admission

info sheet (pdf)

1 MW E-Cat Solid State Nucleus Energy (Ni/Fe) Device Test Successful

Posted in Discussions by admin on the November 5th, 2011

On October 28, 2011, Andrea Rossi demonstrated his 1 megawatt E-Cat system to his first customer, who had engineers/scientists on hand to test/validate its performance. Due to a glitch, it provided 479 kW of continuous power for 5.5 hours during the self-sustained mode.

read more at peswiki >>>

The total energy released between 12:30 and 18:00 was calculated from the amount of water heated and evaporated. The water flow was measured with two water meters, and according to the controller’s report the energy amounted to a total of 2635 kWh.

Subtracting the energy for pumps and fans, amounting to 66 kWh, this equals a net energy of 2569 kWh, which corresponds to an average power of 467 kW.

Subtracting the energy supplied during startup, about 320 kWh at an average power of 160 kW, the net energy would still be 2249 kWh. In this case the energy output during startup should also be estimated and added.

According to measurements of radiation made by David Bianchini from the University of Bologna no radiation above background level was registered.

Article in Ny Teknik >>> (ENG/SWE)

Andrea Rossi, Photo: Mats Lewan

Scanned document specs from Andrea Rossi >>> report ecat oct 28 pdf by Rossi

update 16 Jan, interview with Andrea Rossi

20120114 Live interview with Andrea Rossi

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