domingo, 30 de maio de 2010

Soundscapes of war (1)

South Korea will be reinstalling powerful speakers in 14 different locations along the demilitarized zone that separates it from North Korea.  
The loudspeakers which are being re-installed now were deactivated by the South Korean authorities six years ago. North Korea, which used radio as a propaganda tool in the past to glorify Kim Jong-Il, the “sun of the 21st century”, now threatens to blast the speakers. South Korea claims that the goal of this gigantic operation is to spread propaganda on freedom and democracy. “One group of loudspeakers on the Seoul side can be heard more than 20 kilometers” into North Korea in the quiet of the night, AFP says.

The blast of the sun of the 21st century’s combat with democracy and the freedom to speak louder, here is the theme of this gigantic 21st century electroacoustic extravaganza. 

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