Through “Interlocked Cycles for Sine Waves”, Maria W Horn (XKatedral, STHLM Drone Society) initiates a dialogue with the modern mythical figure of Satoshi Nakamoto. In “Bitcoin open source implementation of P2P currency”, published in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, Nakamoto urges us to replace the trust-based model in corporate and state finance with cryptographic chains of transactions through a decentralised virtual currency. Analogous to an accelerating freeze frame of the innumerable algorithmic trades taking place every second on the global stock exchange; the glacial mounting of both tempo and tension in Horn’s composition slowly reveal the complex tapestry which its seemingly simple and repetitive patterns weave.
“Interlocked Cycles for Sine Waves” (2019); composed, performed and recorded by Maria W Horn.
“Bitcoin open source implementation of P2P currency” (2009) by Satoshi Nakamoto. Sound collage by Hans Richter, reading by Karen.