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Mauro Lanza: The 1987 Max Headroom Broadcast Incident, by the Diotima Quartet

12 min
Mauro Lanza: The 1987 Max Headroom Broadcast Incident, by the Diotima Quartet

We have hijacked this concert to bring you…

During an episode of Doctor Who on the evening of November 22nd 1987, the TV picture in thousands of homes in Chicago Illinois went fuzzy, before a man dressed as Max Headroom came on screen, screaming, laughing and uttering random phrases. This television signal hacking came to be known as the Max Headroom broadcast incident. To musically replicate this eerie event, the string quartet is enhanced with transducers and preparations which imitates the static sounds heard during the broadcast hijacking.

Full concert
The Diotima Quartet Live From The Georges Pompidou Centre, Manifeste Festival 2017
Georges Pompidou Center, Paris