18*, #18 in 22 hours.

What am I listening to when I listen to the passing of time?

The word “time” has several meanings linked to each other but distinct from one another.

1. “Time” is the general phenomenon of the succession of events (“The inaudible and noiseless foot of time”);

2. “Time” indicates an interval in this succession (“To morrow, and to morrow, and to morrow, /Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, /To the last syllable of recorded time”); or

3. its duration (“O gentlemen, the time of life is short”);

4. “Time” can also indicate a particular moment (“Time will come and take my love away”; often the current one; “The time is out of joint”);

5. “Time” indicates the variable that measures duration (“Acceleration is the derivative of speed with respect to time”).

Source: Carlo Rovelli. The Order of Time

18* is the internal magazine of Werkplaats Typografie, first published in 2006. Each issue revolves around a single theme selected by an ever-changing editorial team.

“One after another,” he says “the characteristic features of time have proved to be approximations, mistakes determined by our perspective, just like the flatness of the Earth or the revolving of the sun. –– Carlo Rovelli (The Order of Time)

This year twenty-two participants are invited to make a contribution, relevant to the current state of their research to include in this eighteenth issue of 18*. The issue will come along through a weekly one-hour broadcast using this Phantom Radio stream, completed after 22 hours.

An essential aspect to time: its passage, its flow, the eternal current of the first of Rilke’s Duino Elegies: “The eternal current. Draws all the ages along with it. Through both realms, Overwhelming them in both.” –– Rainer Maria Rilke (Duineser Elegien)

The inspiration of this theme is the sound of passing time. Asking participants to answer the question of defining their passing time at the WT within the parameters of sound. Having a duration between 00:10:00–01:00:00 and the defining moment is now.

The awareness of the passing of time is based on our experience of music. When we listen to a hymn, the meaning of a sound is given by the ones that come before and after it. Music can occur only in time, but if we are always in the present moment, how is it possible to hear it? A sound, a song, is in some way present in our minds in a unified form, held together by something—by that which we take time to be. And hence this is what time is: it is entirely in the present, in our minds, as memory and as anticipation. –– Carlo Rovelli (The Order of Time)


18*, #18―twenty-second hour

21 hours plus 3600 seconds in 60 minutes. The eternal current.

4.7.2019, 7pm
(Ending Special)


18*, #18―twenty-first hour

Lights out, aka the shadow people, aka no Wifi, aka dearth grin

19.6.2019, 10pm
by Frédérique Gagnon


18*, #18―twentieth hour

I went to the worst make-up artist

14.6.2019, 8pm
by Simona Koutná


18*, #18―nineteenth hour

KRAB JENGA KLUB (Tournament)

29.5.2019, 8pm
by Darío Dezfuli


18*, #18―eighteenth hour

“I’ve never seen eyebrows make sound”

16.5.2019, 5:30pm
by Sarah Cleeremans


18*, #18―seventeenth hour


8.5.2019, 8pm
by Miron Galić


18*, #18―sixteenth hour

Cheery blossom season (here it is always in flower)

5.5.2019, 11am
by Michelle Lin


18*, #18―fifteenth hour

NSOL live streaming

3.4.2019, 8:30pm
by Nicha Keeratiphanthawong


18*, #18―fourteenth hour

„Let me get my ba-da-da’s down in your head“

29.3.2019, 5pm
by Rebecca Metzger


18*, #18―thirteenth hour

Time After Time after Time After Time

25.3.2019, 12pm
by Mariana Lobão


18*, #18―twelfth hour

Daniel & Rudi – A telephone book

12.3.2019, 2, 4, 6, 8pm
by Moriz Oberberger


18*, #18―eleventh hour

Radio Guarachita

6.3.2019, 3pm
by Gerardo Madera


18*, #18―tenth hour

Susurrous Timesteps (full of whispering sounds)

21.2.2019, 3pm
by Tabea Nixdorff


18*, #18―ninth hour

Tabula Rasa–Ludus(Game)–Silentium(Silence)

14.2.2019, 6pm
by Mirjam Reili


18*, #18―eighth hour

Desperation is the raw material of drastic change

5.2.2019, 9pm
by Jannete Mark


18*, #18―seventh hour

I bought my pretty little face with 10 euro

31.1.2019, 5pm
by Sangah Shin


18*, #18―sixth hour

The moon must have moved me past my window

23.1.2019, 7am, 11am, 8pm, 12am
by Maria Smit


18*, #18―fifth hour

Receding Back Across The Ocean

17.1.2019, 11pm
by Andrea Salerno


18*, #18―fourth hour

I saw me in my repetition

9.1.2019, 12pm, 4pm, 10pm, 12am
by Hannah Sakai


18*, #18―third hour

Sorry, I'm gonna go over time

19.12.2018, 8pm
by Susan van Veen


18*, #18―second hour

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14.12.2018, 18:18
by Michiel Terpelle


18*, #18―first hour

my pastime to untime

14.11.2018, 4:30pm
by Loes Claessens