Building Transmissions

Building Transmissions perform as part of the Metapod Festival


Building Transmissions is a multi-media project that is very much focusing on the abstraction of things, both musically and in the images they project during their performances. Focusing on abstraction stimulates the audiences’ interaction concerning their possibilities of interpretation. Conflict and instability in their compositions, deconstruction of sound, experimentation and research for sound and non-sound are important aspects of Building Transmissions art.

Building Transmissions use a wide range of instrumentation, both acoustic/conventional instruments (saxes, guitars, piano, voice.) as well as electronics (MD, turntable, effect & filter banks, synths.) to create a personal and introvert dialogue with the accompanying video-projections. Hereby shaping an ambient-like soundscape with shifting ambiences and fragments from free jazz, noise, drones, high pitched frequencies, field recordings etc. The body and its movement are very strongly present in Building Transmissions video works and architectural installations. Stills and moving images interfere with one another whereby it gets difficult to capture the image, creating a new intersection between time and movement.

Building Transmissions released its first CD + roadmap-sized publication in July 2001, recorded a track for the highly anticipated Hydra Head Noise Industries (Boston, US) label sampler, and is currently working on a re-mix album of their first release (collaborating with several artists world wide) as well as on a re-mix of Clémentine Deliss’ (London, UK) Metronome n°7 ‘The Bastard’ book + CD.

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This project features as part of Metapod.expo, a brand new festival which celebrates innovation in the UK’s Creative Industries, Metapod.expo takes place 31st oct – 4th nov 2001, for further details of events visit