The book Frequency-Modulated Scenario is published in the framework of the project fm scenario – The Listener’s Voice, a production of a production e. V., Berlin, and Bayerischer Rundfunk, Dept. of Radio Plays and Media Arts, in cooperation with Etablissement d’en face, Brussels; Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Les Complices, Zurich; Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt and the ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe.
At a radio station called The Listener’s Voice, freedom of speech is supposed to be guaranteed by a computerized moderator taking listeners’ calls. Yet, the moderator was not only programmed for an unplanned architecture of discourse that sprawls into environments of potential violence, ambiguous sexuality, and rowdy beauty, but also to make identifying data anonymous. Double-sided, invisible, and acoustic masks are at work. Cyber-radio comes into conflict with human memory.