ROBERT PIOTROWICZ / LUKÁŠ JIRICKA
Bôlt R07 / POL / 2015
Helmut Kajzar recorded Samoobrona between 1974 and 1975, three times: once in the radio and twice at home, performing an amateur mix of its fragments with conversations and other private noise. The method of preparing this composition makes it impossible to perceive it as fit in the frames of the capacious but somehow limited notion of radio theatre. First, Jiřička and Piotrowicz radically reduced the source text. Then, the recorded voices were not only directed, but already at the moment of the recording they were treated as musical material by means ofdefining articulation modelled with a perspective for constructing further sound objects. This made the voice become a material which – in terms of its processing – was equal to other structures, but it was a leading one in terms of the narrative thread. Samoobrona goes back to the archeology of electroacoustic methods in order to discover completely new meanings hidden in the reduced listening.