a drone classic
For over 20 years now PARK4DTV used the available electronic media to create ‘Pure Image and Sound’. In the early days as an illegal pirate-station, later on making use of local cable Networks in Amsterdam (where over 12 1/2 years we distributed a daily ‘1 hour, 1 thing’ via Salto Television), Berlin, New York and Rotterdam.
Now their Raudio division is hosting Leif Inge's 24 hr version of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. The first movement alone is nearly six hours, the fifth is almost seven. Feels akin to Charlemagne Palestine's organ drones, Rafael Toral's Wave Field, and from there, moments of My Bloody Valentine's fluttering sustain of Loveless.
The skinny: This Raudio Special brings you, as a continuous 24/7 audio webstream, 9 Beet Stretch by idea-based artist Leif Inge. '9 Beet Stretch' is a recording of Ludwig van Beethoven's ninth symphony stretched to 24 hours, without pitch distortion. We started the stream on saturday may 7th, 2005, at 20h15 (the moment of sunset (local time) in Vienna, Austria, where Beethoven's ninth symphony was first performed, on may 7th, 1824).
Beethoven/Inge - 9 Beet Stretch (mp3 stream)