Signal Tide is a sound and extraterrestrial radio installation. It combines real-time signals from an abandoned satellite currently orbiting the earth (the LES-1, launched in 1965) with specially-commissioned music and sound, created by David Bryant (Godspeed You! Black Emperor), Drew Barnet, and James Hamilton, in collaboration with Kovács/O’Doherty.
The research process for Signal Tide was supported by the Art + Technology Lab at LACMA, as one of the recipient projects of the Art + Technology Awards 2016. From this research, a work-in-progress version of the piece was presented at LACMA in September 2017.