A100 The Sound of the Berlin Autobahn

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Composed and performed by tamtam

June 01 to July 01 2018
CLB Berlin
Aufbau Haus am Moritzplatz · 10969 Berlin


The A100 is not just an infrastructural system occupying expanses of urban space,
it is also a city-building force with massive physical, media and political presence.
It generates a pulse of city life. It exerts influence over Berlin identity as a symbol of progress,
of self-promotion and representation, while also being a reviled object, a disruptive element,
and an art space.

After many hours hearing the A100

It makes the city pulse
Coloured in greys
An object with:
characteristics + dynamics
seasons + routines
rushes + accidents
It divides, builds boundaries, occupies territory.
It is two-faced and multi-directional.
It dreams, arranges, progresses.
It enables and connects.
It is massive. It is experience.
It screams. It erases.
Composed of unwalkable expanses.
Hear it roar and roar and roar…

Sam Auinger: Electronics
Hannes Strobl: Electric Bass Guitar, Electric Uprightbass
David Moss: Voice in Part 2: “Standby”

excerpt Flow

excerpt Standby

excerpt Spektral

excerpt Puls