Duplex projekt was a grant project funded by the Australia Council and was an innovative sound art and broadcasting project exploring the dynamic of sound and artists working together from remote isolation. It combined live to air radio performance with inter-continental communications. By linking 2 radio studios via ISDN, 2SER in Sydney and Antenne Münster in Germany, Given and Ray Diode were able to broadcast live to air, while simultaneously mixing each others broadcast feed.
Utilizing 5 Cd players, 2 mini disc players, an Akai MPC 2000xl sampler and one laptop, Duplex project was broadcast live to air on the 14th of July 2003 in Germany, which translated to 2am 15th of July in Sydney.
The recording of which was then edited and then distributed in Australian electronic music publication Cyclic Defrost.
There are many repetitive passages, but, like half-hearted, broken memories, the effect is isolating and terrifying. This is music of the soul, drenched in thick, black cylindrical reverberations that cast themselves larger than life-size. (4.5/5)
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.