Aching to walk through the club door? Wiretapper App is creating the next best thing: music events to soothe our lonely souls.
Wiretapper, the app and public audio project bringing unique sound-based performance events to hidden public spaces, is back. This August, they’re rolling out “Discount Disco” – a new event series destined to ease our clubbing withdrawal symptoms.
The best, cheapest and only disco in town, it’s an invitation for Londoners to get together in a public park or communal space for a unique audio experience (dancing optional). A safe and necessary flashback to our pre-pandemic social lives, the Wiretapper Team will be inviting artists, record collectors and broadcasters to soundtrack Discount Disco, including Martin Green and Lenny Beige from Soho Radio and Jonny Truck from Resonance FM.
The Nitty Gritty:
Having already hosted successful editions on 8 and 9 August, Discount Disco will be back at 4 pm in Hackney and Kensal Rise (soon to expand to other areas), every Saturday and Sunday of the month. Extra shows are to be added and tickets, bought in-app, costs a mere £3.99.
In order to take part in the fun, please delete any previous version of The Wiretapper App and reinstall it from App Store or Google Play.
From the Wiretapper Team:
Darkfield Radio’s first broadcast DOUBLE is confirmed for the Venice International Film Festival, the first-ever audio-only experience in the programme. DOUBLE is part of Venice’s ‘Best of XR’ category and represents an innovative shift for the immersive theatre company, from physical installations to home entertainment as a reaction to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic.
Alongside this announcement, Darkfield are excited to announce Darkfield Radio and DOUBLE performances will open up to the US with evening performances added for Eastern and Pacific time zones.
Darkfield Radio, a groundbreaking new project, brings Darkfield’s innovative audio experiences to audiences at home. DOUBLE, the first-ever audio-only experience to be part of the official selection for the Venice International Film Festival, will be shown as part of the ‘Best of XR’ category. Usually held in a site-specific island in the Italian town, it will instead be hosted on well-known XR gaming platform ‘VR Chat’ opening up the festival XR programme to audiences worldwide.
DOUBLE, a strange and curious world built from 360 degree binaural sound, is a troubling exercise in familiarity for two people sitting opposite each other on either side of their kitchen table. It asks ‘‘everyone to be who they say they are”. DOUBLE explores the Capgras delusion, a condition in which the sufferer is convinced that a loved one has been replaced by an exact replica with malign intentions. This follows the theme of Darkfield’s previous shows, exploring ideas around drug placebos, the multiverse and the unknown beyond the veil.
The experience is communal – not only are audiences experiencing the show in pairs, but the show is replicated in hundreds of rooms across the world with set performance times, much like going to the cinema for a screening, or a theatre for a play. The Darkfield Radio app, available on IOS and Android is designed to deliver the show at a set time and date.
Part of The magic of the show is the ability for Darkfield to deliver a powerfully immersive experience with just a pair of regular headphones, a mobile phone, and a kitchen table.
Tickets are available via the Darkfield website and will be signposted within the ‘Best of XR’ at the Venice Film Festival on ‘VR Chat’.
Shows run every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 20:00 and 21:30 and are experienced through the Darkfield Radio app for Android and iPhone.
11 August 2020