11. December 2009 / ausland Berlin
An acousmatic composition by Thomas Ankersmit and Valerio Tricoli, based on location recordings inside the main radar-dome of the abandoned Teufelsberg espionage facility.
The Teufelsberg is an artificial hill built from the rubble of war-damaged Berlin after the Second World War. It is the highest point in the city. The NSA, the US National Security Agency, built one of its largest listening stations on top of the hill, rumored to be part of the global ECHELON intelligence gathering network, and capable of intercepting radio transmissions deep into the Soviet Union. The base has been abandoned since the early 1990’s. (Recorded by Paul Paulun.)