Johannes Kreidler Composer

Compression Sound Art (2009) in German

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Time is relative!

  • Complete Beethoven symphonies, played in one second.
  • All Beatles songs ever released, played in one tenth of a second..
  • Marcel Proust: In Search of Lost Time audiobook, played in one second. (Hommage à Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Episode 31).
  • 130 000 songs, played in four seconds.
  • Entire audio track of Rambo 3, played in one third of a second.
  • Entire audio track from a pron video, played in one third of a second.
  • Britney Spears: Baby one more time, played ten times in one second.
  • Britney Spears: Gimme more, played 400 times in one second.
  • A high pitch, played through the Adam's apple of an illegal immigrant.
  • The mp3 coded, read as a waveform.
  • Stock reports from thousands of banks, transformed into video game melodies.
  • The pope, played using a condom as a speaker membrane.
  • The Bible (as an audiobook), played in one third of a second.
  • The Qur'an (as an audiobook), played in one third of a second.
  • The Torah (as an audiobook), played in one third of a second.
  • The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche (as an audiobook), played in one third of a second.
  • All four at the same time.
  • Immanuel Kant: Critique of Pure Reason, played 22,000 times in one second (audible only to bats).
  • An explosion, played at a speed determined by the death toll in the Iraw War as of 1 April 2009, one microsecond for every death.
  • Hitler pronouncing the word Reich, twelve times slower than original speed.
  • Ther code for illegally ripping DVDs, read as a waveform.
  • An oven pipe imported in 1972 from Alaska to New Zealand, vibrated at 574 cycles per second using a gasoline motor. Then, in 2003, this recording was manipulated and filtered on an old atari computer using hacked software.
  • A sound whose origin will never be revealed to anyone.
  • A completely neutral tone devod of all meaning.
  • Compression Sound Art, played 3000 times per second.

  • Thanks to Martin Schüttler.


    "Compression Sound Art" was at "Giving Talks" 2011 and "Zeitgenuss Karlsruhe" 2019 performed scenically (Photo / Photo).

    "Compression Sound Art" was scenically staged in Audioguide and Infinissage.