#123. A programme with independent sound art, radiophonic projects and other audio non-visual misunderstandings and findings. Special: ‘The Hills are Alive With the Sound Of Muzak’.
1. K Markt muzak 1991. 2. Muzadeth – Lukas Simonis. 3. Muzak 13 min – Dj Cooldog Rik Möhlmann. 4. Part from reading by Craig Schuftan. 5. Enter into a space – Mamoru. 6. Mister Sweatpants Jingle – Ingrid Verweijen. 7. Interview Klaas Koetje about his work Pandora’s Box. 8. As Time Goes By – Klaus Wunderlich. Producer & mix by Natasha Taylor. Jingles Dr. Klangendum. More info: You can hear it everywhere around you. Muzak. That vague background music in for instance lifts, lounge areas, restaurants and waiting rooms. That affects us more or less. Subconsciously indicate the direction of thought and act. Nieuwe Vide, an art centre and breeding place in Haarlem, is curious to how artists from the Netherlands and abroad respond to this phenomenon. The result was the exposition ‘The hills are alive with the sound of muzak’. On Saturday 24 October Craig Shuftan gave a lecture at the Nieuwe Vide. This Australian actor/teacher and radio producer who lives in Berlin and who is casually connected to the Academie voor Popcultuur in Leeuwarden, gives his outlook on muzak. The subject of his lecture was ‘background music’. “Apart from the genre’s fascinating history, I think the whole idea of ‘music to ignore’ raises some very interesting questions about how and why we listen to music, the role it plays in our lives, and especially, the difference between the way musicians would like their music to be heard, and the way we actually use it in everyday life…” www.craigshuftan.com De dag met lezingen werd live uitgezonden via internetradio.’