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2014 25 Jun

Storytelling for burning radios

von: Michael Engelbrecht Filed under: Blog | TB | Comments off

I made a proposal for my Punkt friends, but, maybe it takes a year for them to realize the potential of thrill, discovery and entertainment therein. I would need 45 minutes in the „morning lectures“ time zones to present my HOW TO MAKE RADIO MAGIC. A room with dimmed lights, a collection of eight rather short tracks with a perfect „sequencing“, crossing genres and so-called degrees of seriousness with a smile. It would be a mix of a live radio show simulation, and, in between, an essay about the possibilities of creating suspense, change language modulations, how to draw people into a space of „strange things happening“. I would even be delighted to have the more classical trained students of Kristiansand in my audience – would be fun to tell them my Gustav Mahler-story. And afterwards some of them would buy their first Bill Callahan albums. And the Young Marble Giants. Real fun! And, yes, I would like to have one of the two „Sheriffs of Nothingness“ commenting my parlando with outbursts of short improvisations and some more ambient textures …

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