ANTHEM

online installation with live generated synthesizer melody, audio-/videoloop, text

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The key element of the piece ANTHEM is a live-generated synthesizer melody. Its tones are triggered by new followers of donald trump on twitter: With each new follower – meaning: with every increasement of the number of his follower relative to the previous value – a tone of the american national anthem is played. If the number decreases and increases again, tones are repeated. If the number increases very fast, tones are skipped. As a result, the melody becomes fragmentary.

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__with every tone you hear, donald trump has a new follower on twitter. and every time donald trump has a new follower on twitter, you hear a tone.

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The online version does no longer work, because twitter enhanced data security. Please view the video version instead!